Ballet Austin Foundation

Our Vision

To build the financial base and secure the future of Ballet Austin. The Ballet Austin Foundation is a separate 501c (3) established in 1998 existing solely to benefit Ballet Austin. Through compounded growth of assets and dividends, endowed or planned gifts secure the future of our organization. 

Gifts to the Ballet Austin Foundation can be made through an endowment. Additionally, gifts may be made through a planned giving instrument and are recognized with membership in The Legacy Circle.

Endowment Opportunities

A production, program, or scholarship endowment gift to the Ballet Austin Foundation supports the works Artistic Director Stephen Mills brings to the stage as well as the creation of new works, our scholarship program, and educational opportunities. The investment you make in the Ballet Austin Foundation ensures the future of these programs for Ballet Austin. 

We offer personalized benefits based on the production, program, or scholarship endowed. For more information about benefits and opportunities with an Endowment Gift, please contact the Development Office at 512.476.9151, ext. 114.

Ballet Austin Thanks Our Endowment Donors

Butler Fellowship Program: Dr. & Mrs. Ernst C. Butler

Artistic Director: Ernest & Sarah Butler Family Fund

Ballet Austin Academy: Dr. & Mrs. Ernest C. Butler

Ballet Austin II: Dr. & Mrs. Ernest C. Butler

Founding Gift: Anonymous

Night of Community: Dr. & Mrs. Ernest C. Butler

Female Principal Role: Mr. & Mrs. Joe R. Long

On Their Toes to Stardom: The Board of Directors

Original Artistic Works: Ballet Austin Guild

School Shows: Edie Rogat & Cotter Cunningham



Director’s Choice: Dr. & Mrs. Craig C. Kuglen

Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project: Jennene & K. Ray Mashburn

Hamlet: Mayor Steve Adler & Diane T. Land

The Taming of the Shrew: Jo & Jon Ivester

Romeo & Juliet: In Memory of Marilyn H. Ferguson

The Nutcracker: The Kuglen Foundation / Dr. & Mrs. Craig Kuglen

Not Afraid of the Dark... The Show that Glows!©: Emily Moreland / Moreland Properties                                                                                                                                             

Ballet Austin Foundation Trustees & Advisory Council Members