Support America’s National Ballet Company® DONATE NOW

Individual Giving

Affiliate Groups

Affiliate Groups

Do you want to magnify your impact and be a philanthropic leader? Become a part of the ABT family by joining an Affiliate Group and experience exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to America’s National Ballet Company®.

ABT performing Giselle in Muscat, Oman. Photo: Khalid Al-Busaidi.
ABT performing Giselle in Muscat, Oman. Photo: Khalid Al-Busaidi.

Global Council

The ABT Global Council was launched in 2020, to celebrate ABT’s 80th Anniversary and propel the company’s bright future. This group of advisors and champions is comprised of influential leaders in business and philanthropy from around the world. Global Council members are dedicated to American Ballet Theatre’s vision of engaging and inspiring communities with the diversity, dynamism, and power of world-class dance.

Council members come from key regions where ABT tours, provides education and training programs, or plans to visit in the future. They connect foreign-born dancers, choreographers, and fans with expatriate communities in the New York area. They also identify opportunities to bring ABT to their region and serve as hosts and ambassadors when ABT travels there. Council members are invited to join ABT trustees and patrons when the company tours and to intimate gatherings, rehearsal observations, and artist conversations throughout the year.

For more information on the ABT Global Council, please contact Anna Hessa, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at

ABT Global Council

  • ABT Global Council
    as of January 6, 2022
  • Alexandra Airth (Newport Beach, CA, USA)
  • Mohammed Alardhi (Muscat, Oman)
  • Angela Chao (New York, NY, USA)
  • David Coulter (New York, NY, USA)
  • Iain Drayton (Hong Kong, CN)
  • Sofia Zobel Elizalde (Makati City, PH)
  • Grace Fuller (New York, NY, USA)
  • Maysoune Ghobash (Dubai, UAE)
  • Anne Hillary (Denver, CO, USA)
  • Yongsoo Huh (Seoul, KR)
  • Stefanie and Doug Kahn (Raleigh, NC, USA)
  • H.E. Huda Kanoo (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Keith Lieberthal (New York, NY, USA)
  • Harald Link (Bangkok, TH)
  • Philip Lumpkin (Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Rodolfo Villela Marino (São Paulo, BR)
  • James Marver (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Sarah Murdoch (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Robin Chemers Neustein (Jerusalem, IL)
  • Yana Peel (London, UK)
  • Kathryn Raphael (London, UK)
  • Alyssa Rapp (Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Larissa K. Roesch (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Yolanda Santos (Monterrey, MX)
  • Lionel Sauvage (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • John Svoboda (Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Sandy and Tony Tamer (Miami, FL, USA)
  • Mark and AnaPaula Watson (San Antonio, TX, USA)
Backstage during a performance of Swan Lake. Photo: Renata Pavam.
Backstage during a performance of Swan Lake. Photo: Renata Pavam.

Chairman's Council

Founded in 2005, the Chairman’s Council of American Ballet Theatre offers individuals and couples unique opportunities to deepen and broaden their involvement with ABT. Members support the Company by offering philanthropic support, attending performances, and introducing others to the magic of America’s National Ballet Company®.

Council members annual gifts support the Company’s commitment to bring classical ballet and dance education programs to all ages across the nation and around the world. Members are invited to gather several times per year to hear from ABT leaders, dancers, and other artists at intimate events. They receive concierge services including priority tickets and access at ABT performance venues, travel opportunities, and personal attention from ABT Trustees and dedicated staff.

Many Chairman’s Council members also choose to support through Dancer Sponsorships, Production and Endowment funding, and Legacy Gifts. They develop long-lasting relationships with other members as well as with the Company through in-depth looks into ABT programs, planning, and long-term goals.

For more information on the Chairman’s Council, please contact Jon Haddorff, Associate Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving, at

ABT Chairman's Council

  • ABT Chairman’s Council
    as of March 1, 2022
  • Linda Fell
  • John & Claudette Crow
    Vice Chairs
  • Joan T. Mischo
    Vice Chair
  • Carol & Jesse Schwartz
    Vice Chairs
  • Linda & Martin Fell
  • Gwendoyln & Austin Fragomen
  • Ian Friedland
  • Sherwin M. Goldman
  • Lola Goldring
  • Sherry & Michael Guthrie
  • Kenneth & Diane Hipkins
  • Temma & Alfred Kingsley
  • Lillian E. Kraemer
  • James Levin
  • Shelley & Stephen Limmer
  • Jeff & Susan Milsom
  • Kelli L. Moll
  • Dr. Nathan E. Saint-Amand
  • John Leland Sills &
    Elizabeth Papadopoulos-Sills
  • Janet Barbara Slavin
  • Susan Winokur & Paul Leach
  • Two anonymous donors

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us.

Contact Us