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The Freidann and Lillian Legacy Society

Established in 1961 by Denver Natives Freidann Parker and Lillian Covillo, Colorado Ballet (originally called the Colorado Concert Ballet) is now one of the state’s oldest and most successful arts institutions and the only one of its size and stature to present world-class ballet and innovative dance. For the past 56 years, Colorado Ballet has been a seminal institution in the Rocky Mountain region and an essential part of the Denver community.  Under the leadership of Gil Boggs since 2006, it is a nationally and internationally recognized regional dance company lauded for its superb artistry and expansive repertoire.

Colorado Ballet’s impact can be felt through our annual holiday tradition The Nutcracker, to training thousands of eager dance students in our world-class Academy, to educational programs that serve tens of thousands of disadvantaged students, to presenting technically-challenging classical ballet and innovative, contemporary dance to over 80,000 Denverites and visitors each year.

We hope you will consider joining the Freidann and Lillian Legacy Society to help ensure this vital company continues to thrive for years to come. By including Colorado Ballet in your estate plans, you will ensure that Denver’s premiere dance company is here and better-than-ever, for future generations to enjoy.

Here are ways you can help:

  1. Remember Colorado Ballet in your will
  2. Establish a Life-income Gift or other planned gift with Colorado Ballet
  3. Name Colorado Ballet as a beneficiary of your retirement plan
  4. Name Colorado Ballet owner and/or beneficiary of your life insurance policy

As a thank you for your generosity, you will be recognized in Colorado Ballet’s publications and website and be invited to Legacy Society events throughout the year.

Designate your support to:

  • Artistic Reserve Fund: Established to insure that Colorado Ballet continues to present the finest classical ballet and new-innovative dance, the Artistic Reserve Fund encourages the artists of the ballet to undertake unique artistic projects or productions, a guest artist, or an investment in future productions or commissions.
  • Building Reserve Fund: In 2014, Colorado Ballet built and moved into its impressive new home in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe at the Armstrong Center for Dance. The Building Reserve Fund was established to cover expenses to meet future maintenance and repair costs associated with our permanent home.
  • The Endowment Funds: Colorado Ballet’s endowment funds, invested with the Rose Community Foundation, secures Colorado Ballet’s future by providing income from investments for our Education Programs, Scholarships and new productions. Named endowments begin at $25,000.

Please contact (303) 339-1618 or development@coloradoballet.org.



Photo: Colorado Ballet Academy students by Francisco Estevez Photography

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