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:

Sponsor Profiles

Presenting Sponsors

Alpine Bank

Aspen Season Presenting Sponsor

Alpine Bank is proud to call Colorado home. Since 1973, we've been giving back to the Colorado communities where we live, work and play. More than 46 years later, hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals have benefited from Alpine Bank and Bob Young's generosity.

Community events, the arts, animal shelters, sports and recreation, and particularly children and education have been the focus of Alpine Bank’s philanthropy. Bob Young was recognized as the Colorado Philanthropist of the Year. In every Alpine Bank community, the bank is a major donor and supporter of local nonprofits.

Chairman Bob Young said he originally adopted his policies of giving back to the community because he thought it would be good for the bottom line. He has since realized, "It isn’t good for the bottom line, it is the bottom line."

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

Corporate Sponsors

Lugano Diamonds

Lugano Diamonds is best known for its worldwide connections to procure the rarest, most unique and largest stones. Moti Ferder founded the international jewelry company with the vision of creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind wearable works of art. Controlling all facets of production, Lugano’s master craftsmen create each piece of jewelry to the highest standards with meticulous attention to detail. Lugano Diamonds’ stunning collection is available in their Aspen Salon, adjacent to the gondola in the shops at The Residences at The Little Nell.

For more information, please call 866.584.2666, or visit >www.luganodiamonds.com

Hotel Jerome

Renowned as the social hub of Aspen. Hotel Jerome offers a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic heritage, deluxe Aspen Resort accommodations, genuine hospitality and dedicated service for an elevated experience in the Rocky Mountains. We invite you to join us after the performance and begin your own great story in Aspen.


Foundation Sponsors

Embrey Family Foundation

At the Embrey Family Foundation we feel art can and should lead the way to opening hearts and minds. Our work is infused with the arts, from dance, to theatre, to spoken word, to filmmaking, music, and mural making. We are driven by our passion for advocacy, racial equity, human rights awareness, gender equity, and social justice: all of these can be explored and transformed through art. Our mission is to expand awareness, explore possibilities, and elevate consciousness. We are proud to partner with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

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 or Anglican Churches.

The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States. In service of this mission, the Foundation provides general operating support to not-for-profit, professional resident theatre and dance companies across the country, and to some arts-related organizations that help support their development.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors believes that the most effective way to encourage the artistic process is by providing the general operating support that reinforces the structure that nurtures creative development. Grant recipients must have track records of artistic achievement, administrative strength and fiscal responsibility.

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 became President for three years of a group of dynamic and energetic women to be a fund raising auxiliary for Ballet/Aspen called Les Dames de Ballet.

During the fall of 1985, Christine Aubale Gerschel and Joan Bracken Bain were responsible for restructuring the group into an autonomous organization with its own 501(c) (3) renamed Les Dames d'Aspen, Ltd. In February 2002, Christine Aubale Gerschel once again became President of Les Dames d'Aspen and restructured and revived the group into a new identity.

Les Dames d’Aspen marks its 36th Anniversary in 2019. Over the years, this prestigious organization has contributed more than $4.1 million to local arts organizations and scholarships.

For more information visit www.lesdamesdaspen.com

Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation builds philanthropy and supports nonprofit organizations by connecting donors to community needs, building permanent charitable funds, and bringing people together to solve community problems.

ACF has been working since 1980 to improve the quality of life in our region. Based in Basalt, Colorado, our efforts have an impact in communities throughout the greater Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, including Aspen, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Redstone, Marble, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Battlement Mesa and Parachute.


Government Sponsors

The City of Aspen

The City of Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House grant program supports the nonprofit arts community through annual funding and in-kind support of more than $400,000 each year. The thriving arts and cultural organizations of the Roaring Fork Valley add vibrancy and texture to the quality of life in Aspen. Through on-going support of these organizations, the Wheeler Opera House (City of Aspen) is proud to support the immense cultural landscape of our community.

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 supports 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 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 its advisory body. The Agency’s primary function is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for 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

Aspen Sojourner celebrates Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley through compelling stories that explore the region’s abundance of cultural events and outdoor activities, its colorful local characters, and its rich history. As the definitive source on art, dining, style, recreation, and local affairs, every issue is a must-read for residents and visitors alike. Proud to be part of Aspen’s only award-winning magazine, we deliver the real Aspen in print quarterly and on the web daily. Don’t miss an issue!


Aspen Magazine

In Aspen, luxury, glamour and influence meet adventure, culture, fashion, food & wine, real estate and wellbeing. Aspen Magazine is at the center of this convergence, where local happenings can have international impact, where a chance encounter can turn into front-page news. We’ve had our pulse on Aspen for more than four decades, being the first to report on trends, providing a true insider’s perspective on one of the most exclusive enclaves in the world. A town like no other, Aspen is more than a destination, it’s a state of mind. And no one knows Aspen like we do.


Aspen Daily News

The Aspen Daily News his honored to once again support the magic created within the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet family. As the only locally owned and operated multimedia company in the Roaring Fork Valley we’d like to acknowledge everyone from the dancers to the staff with sincere gratitude for being such an important part of the cultural fabric in Aspen and Snowmass.

The Aspen Times

The Aspen Times has been telling Aspen’s story since 1881. Aspen’s longest-running local business, the newspaper has evolved since the mining era into a multi-platform local media hub that includes Aspen’s daily newspaper of record, aspentimes.com, the Aspen Times Weekly news magazine and seasonal publications including Winter in Aspen, Winter in Snowmass, Art in Aspen, The Collection and EAT. The Times has been robustly covering Aspen Santa Fe Ballet since its founding in 1996 and continues today with in-depth, behind-the-scenes stories by award-winning arts writer Andrew Travers.

Santa Fe Reporter

Since 1974, the independent Santa Fe Reporter has provided community news and culture coverage. SFR investigates beneath the surface, presenting in-depth stories in each weekly print edition and daily website reports at SFReporter.com. Our visual arts, film, food, theater and music sections place an emphasis on exciting and critical writing. The distinctive voices in the Reporter have earned it numerous state and national awards; more importantly, quality journalism has earned SFR a fiercely loyal readership and penetration of the local market. We depend on local advertisers like Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to continue our mission, and we offer our deep appreciation. Donations to our nonprofit partner, the New Mexico Fund for Public Interest Journalism, are tax deductible and help us dig.