A corporate contribution is an essential investment in the cultural life of the residents and visitors of Santa Fe and Aspen. Companies wishing to enhance their community support while increasing their own visibility among cultural audiences will find such an opportunity in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s corporate sponsorship program.

The business community is a valued partner in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s artistic, touring, and educational activities. Contributions of all sizes and in-kind gifts enable Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to perform at the highest standard of artistry.

Sponsorship agreements may be tailored to suit your organization’s interest and objectives. To learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

2014 Sponsor Profiles

Presenting Sponsors

Alpine Bank

Aspen Season Presenting Sponsor

Alpine Bank, proud presenting sponsor of the 2015-2016 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, has been locally owned and operated since 1973. With 38 convenient locations, we serve more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. While we are forever committed to remaining the true community bank we’ve always been, we are proud to be on the Front Range with locations in Cherry Creek and Union Station.

We understand the important role we should play in our communities. Alpine Bank’s financial commitment to the communities we serve is substantial, and our employees give generously of their time and talent.

For more information on all the Alpine Bank offers, go to www.alpinebank.com

Corporate Sponsors

The Aspen Club & Spa

Official Health Club and Spa of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

An escape for everyone: The Aspen Club & Spa. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to skiing or just want to get away from it all, The Aspen Club & Spa is the perfect place to relax and revitalize the body, mind and spirit. The Aspen Club & Spa is approximately 75,000 square feet and is roughly three-quarters of a mile to Aspen Mountain gondola plaza and is less than a five-minute car ride from any point in Aspen. The Aspen Club is a private membership health and performance center offering highly advanced fitness experts, programming and equipment. The Aspen Club’s world-renowned SpaAspen™ is open to the public, where they offer a wide assortment of luxury spa services, signature body treatments and spa packages. The Aspen Club is also the home of the internationally recognized Sports Medicine Institute, a healing center that combines time-honored knowledge with contemporary medicine.

For more information call 970-925-8900 or visit www.aspenclub.com

La Boca

Chef James Campbell Caruso is leading a Tapas Revolution in New Mexico. He is the chef owner of two of Santa Fe’s top restaurants, La Boca and Taberna. Last year he partnered with the historic Hotel Andaluz to open a new Spanish Restaurant, MÁS, in downtown Albuquerque. Caruso is an eight-time James Beard Award Nominee, and one of only four chefs twice-nominated to compete in the Sherry Council of America’s “Copa Jerez International Food and Sherry Pairing Competition”. Opened in 2006 by Chef James, La Boca is an intimate Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Influenced by his travels in Spain, Chef James cultivates synergies of authentic Spanish ingredients to create dishes both traditional and modern. Chef James’ latest cookbook Espana: Exploring the Flavors of Spain contains recipes that generously share his unique cooking style.




Foundation Sponsors

Melville Hankins Family Foundation

The Melville Hankins Foundation upholds its mission to promote arts, music, education, animal services and welfare as well as religious causes related to the Episcopal of the Anglican Church.

For more information, go to http://mhankinsff.org/

Morgridge Family Foundation

The Morgridge Family Foundation is a private family foundation that invests in the transformation of education for both students and educators. A leader in educational philanthropy throughout the nation, the Morgridge Family Foundation supports educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), environmental stewardship, broadband access, educational inclusion for hospitalized children, innovative instructional practices and educator development. The Foundation leads the nation in teacher training specific to technology integration in the classroom.

Les Dames d'Aspen

In 1983, at the request of Lita Warner Heller, President of the Board of Ballet/Aspen, board member Christine Aubale Gerschel organized, founded and was elected president of a group of dynamic and energetic women that became a fundraising auxiliary for Ballet/Aspen, called Les Dames de Ballet. In 1985, Gerschel and Joan Bracken Bain restructured the group into an autonomous organization with its own 501 (c)(3), renamed Les Dames d’Aspen, Ltd. In 2002, Gerschel once again became president of Les Dames d’Aspen and broadened its reach. Now in its 32nd year, this prestigious organization has contributed more than $3.6 million to local arts organizations and scholarships for local students pursuing university art degrees.

For more information visit www.lesdamesdaspen.com

Aspen Community Foundation

n a place famous for so much else, the Aspen community is a philanthropic example to the world.  It seems that for every cause, there is an organization full of dedicated people making a difference in the way we live, and in the future we are creating.  For 35 years, Aspen Community Foundation has worked continuously to support nonprofit organizations by connecting donors to community needs, building permanent charitable funds, and bringing people and organizations together to solve community problems.  During that time, more than $70 million has been granted to nonprofit organizations serving the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

ACF isn’t doing good to feel good.  The need is real, and the challenges are growing.  Colorado’s state education spending is in the bottom 10% nationally.  Service workers commute hours each day to find good paying jobs, leaving their families in outlying areas where support services are lacking.  Our greater community is challenged with poverty, language barriers, educational inequity and feelings of hopelessness.  ACF believes in the strategy of collective impact – that by working together, we can build a better future for our entire community. 


Preferred Hotel Sponsors

Hotel Jerome

For 125 years, Hotel Jerome has defined the true character of Aspen, drawing visitors from around the world with its exquisite accommodations, acclaimed dining and genuine hospitality. With the help of partnerships like the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet the hotel has once again regained its foothold as Aspen’s social hub. Join us at Prospect, an upscale American Bistro, the new Living Room and Lobby Bar or The J-Bar which continues to wow locals and visitors alike with its casual menu featuring The J-Burger and Jerome’s signature drink, the Aspen Crud.


Diamond Resorts International

Diamond Resorts International, is one of the largest vacation ownership companies in the world, with more than 110 branded and affiliated resorts and nearly 23,000 guest beds in 14 countries, with destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Offering simplicity, choice and comfort to more than 370,000 owners and members through the branded service of more than 5,500 team members worldwide, Diamond Resorts International® is dedicated to providing its guests with effortless and relaxing vacation experiences every time, for a lifetime.

Hotel Teatro

Book your luxurious stay at Denver’s Hotel Teatro and visit the city’s one and only premier boutique hotel, as well as The Nickel – a new Denver restaurant located in our iconic property. Hotel Teatro is a 4-diamond hotel featuring exquisite Downtown Denver accommodations and amenities, certain to create a most memorable stay. The Nickel chefs leverage their relationships with farmers, ranchers and craft producers across Colorado to bring it all back home to The Nickel kitchen.

For more information on Hotel Teatro or to book your reservation, please visit hotelteatro.com

Government Sponsors

The City of Aspen

The City of Aspen supports arts and community nonprofit organizations through annual grants and in-kind contributions totaling close to $1 million. Our community benefits from non-profit agencies that add vibrancy and texture to the quality of life in Aspen. The City of Aspen recognizes the on-going partnerships that we have had with non-profits through the years. Additionally, The City of Aspen provides and operates over 30 public parks, the Wheeler Opera House, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, ball fields, an ice-skating facility, and KidsFirst (childcare resources) along with traditional government services.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. Through its Art Works grants, the NEA support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs. It creates programs and recommends policies to develop and promote artistic excellence in the community. The Arts Commission is a proud supporter of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe and many other members of Santa Fe’s arts and cultural community.

New Mexico Arts

New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The 15-member governor-appointed New Mexico Arts Commission serves as the advisory body. The primary function of New Mexico Arts is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% Lodgers Tax for public art programs in the state of New Mexico.

Colorado Creative Industries

In July 2010, Colorado’s new Creative Industries Division merged the former Council on the Arts and Art in Public Places program to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to drive economic growth in Colorado. A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy.” We strive to create a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and create significant and sustained investment in the creative sector where creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish. It’s our goal for Colorado to “grow its own” creative workforce.

Media Sponsors

Aspen Sojourner

If you were to describe to a friend everything that you love about Aspen, here’s what you might say: It has world-class cultural offerings, stunning natural beauty, a big-city array of dining choices, a rich history, and, of course, an amazing tapestry of locals that make up its community. Aspen is all of those things, and so is each issue of Aspen Sojourner. A winner of the Western Publishing Association’s Maggie award for editorial excellence in 2011, 2010, 2008, and 2000 and a finalist for the past nine years in row, Aspen Sojourner is Aspen’s most respected magazine, the publication that best reflects the full range of amazing experiences here. It’s about the Aspen you’d be proud to show your friends.


Aspen Daily News

The Aspen Daily News is the Roaring Fork Valley’s only locally owned and operated daily newspaper. Published daily and on-line at www.aspendailynews.com, the Aspen Daily News provides locals and visitors hard hitting and forward thinking news through the daily print publication, an online version of the paper as it appears in print, the Aspen Daily News Online, and through targeted market publications, including Time Out (a weekly entertainment and event publication).

The Aspen Times

Founded in 1881, The Aspen Times is the oldest business in town and publishes seven days a week. The Aspen Times covers local and national events, with a wide-ranging focus (business, arts, sports, politics, etc.). In addition, The Aspen Times Weekly is published on Thursdays, offering readers a look at Aspen’s unique culture and characters. Plus, aspentimes.com features all of The Aspen Times content, as well as photos, comics, and classifieds. The Aspen Times recently moved from its historic location on Main Street to new offices in the MotherLode building, 314 E Hyman Ave #101. The newspaper employs more than 20 full-time staff.

Santa Fe New Mexican

Roots run deep at The Santa Fe New Mexican — the West’s oldest newspaper. Founded in 1849, an enduring commitment to the Santa Fe community’s “right to know” has now kept ink on paper (and policymakers in check) for more than 165 years. Today, The New Mexican serves one of the largest media audiences in New Mexico, with 60,000 daily readers in print and a monthly average of more than 300,000 readers online. In addition to publishing Pasatiempo, Santa Fe’s weekly magazine of arts, entertainment, and culture, The New Mexican also produces several seasonal activity and event guides, including: Bienvenidos Summer Guide, International Folk Art Market Magazine, Spanish Market Magazine, and SWAIA Indian Market Guide

www.SantaFeNewMexican.com, or to subscribe: 1-800-873-3372

Santa Fean

Culture. History. Sophistication. The Lifestyle of Santa Fe. For over 35 years, Santa Fean magazine has reflected the area’s sophisticated lifestyle and is proud to be a media partner with the esteemed Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Santa Fean captures the internationally acclaimed arts community, breathtaking landscapes and architecture, and rich cultural history extraordinarily unique to northern New Mexico. The abundance of world class cuisine is also featured in every issue, as is Santa Fe’s design scene—whether wearable art or ancient pottery piques your interest! Published 6 times per year, Santa Fean offers a thematic editorial calendar that includes History, Indian Market, Home & Design, The Arts, People, and Holidays. Santa Fean is part of a multi-media company that includes Su Casa, The Official Santa Fe Guide, Haciendas, and NOW Magazine, Santa Fe’s Weekly Arts and Entertainment Calendar Publication.

Please visit www.santafean.com or contact us at 505-983-1444.

Santa Fe Reporter

When it was founded in 1974, the Santa Fe Reporter’s mission was to create lively competition for a stodgy and timid daily press. That tradition continues today. SFR investigates beneath the surface, presenting in–depth stories often overlooked or uninvestigated by the daily press. As a result, the Reporter has distinguished itself with strong coverage of local politics and award-winning writing about the city. SFR also provides in-depth cultural coverage in a city with a vigorous arts scene. Each week, the Reporter’s visual arts, film, movie, and performing arts section places an emphasis on exciting and critical writing. The distinctive voices in the Reporter have earned it numerous state and national awards. More importantly, it has earned SFR a fiercely loyal readership and penetration of the local market ahead of its daily rival.