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, proud 2016-2017 Aspen season presenting sponsor, has been locally owned and operated since 1973. With 38 convenient locations, we serve more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. We opened our first Front Range locations in Denver’s Union Station and Cherry Creek neighborhoods. While we are proud to be a part of these historic districts and look forward to the new opportunities and friends these ventures will bring, we’re also forever committed to remaining the true community bank we’ve always been.

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

The Aspen Club Campus - Moving riverfront setting. Groundbreaking health facilities and programming. Experiential destination where mind, body, and spirit live.

The Aspen Club Residences - Three and Four Bedroom Townhomes and Four Bedroom Club Residences. Offering a desirable twist on second home shared ownership. Own exactly what you want, when you want it. Enlightened lifestyle per square foot. The Private Residence Club, curated.


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.

Morgridge Family Foundation

The Morgridge Family Foundation is a private family foundation that invests in the transformation of education for both students and educators. 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.

The Schubert 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 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 34th year, this prestigious organization has contributed more than $3.9 million to local arts organizations and scholarships for local students pursuing university art degrees.

For more information visit www.lesdamesdaspen.com

Aspen Community Foundation

In 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 more than 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 $80 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. Colorado’s state education spending is in the bottom 10% nationally. Service workers commute to Aspen hours each day leaving their families in outlying areas where support services are lacking. And, our greater community is challenged with poverty, language barriers, educational inequity and feelings of hopelessness.


New England Foundation for the Arts

NEFA builds connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world. NEFA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that operates in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England state arts agencies, with additional funding from foundations, corporations, individuals and other government agencies.

NEFA’s work is accomplished through grantmaking, services, and initiatives that strengthen and advance the national arts infrastructure.

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 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

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Set on 57 unspoiled acres tucked gently into the Sangre de Cristo foothills, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is just 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The Resort offers 65 casita guest rooms and suites, each with its own fireplace and private terrace. Terra, our AAA Four-Diamond fine dining restaurant, is also a Wine Spectator Best of Excellence Award winner. The Resort’s 10,000-square-foot luxury spa features a variety of healing arts, from Native American rituals to ayurveda and Chinese medicine.


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 and many other members of Santa Fe’s arts and cultural community.

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

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 2016, 2011, 2010, 2008, and 2000 and a finalist for the past ten years in row, Aspen Sojourner is Aspen’s only award-winning 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

As Aspen’s oldest newspaper, The Aspen Times covers the town — and its vibrant arts scene — better than anyone. The late Stewart Oksenhorn made it his life’s work to share the passion and professionalism of artists, dancers, writers, musicians and others with readers. Today, that tradition is carried on by Arts Editor Andrew Travers because the arts — including Aspen Santa Fe Ballet — remain a cornerstone of the Aspen community and a backbone of The Aspen Times.

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 50,000 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


Santa Fean

Culture. History. Art. The Lifestyle of Santa Fe. For over 40 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. An abundance of world class cuisine is also featured in every issue, as is the local 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 Holiday celebrations. Santa Fean is part of a multi-media company that includes Su Casa Magazine, 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

The Santa Fe Reporter continues the proud tradition as the city’s source of alternative news and culture since 1974, reporting on community issues as well as celebration and criticism of local music, visual arts, film and performing arts. We believe in the independence of the fourth estate, in critical examination of the government, and in the value of helping active citizens understand each other. We take seriously our role to shine a light in dark places and to push for greater transparency. And we also have fun! Our weekly print events calendar and its perpetual online companion are indispensable. Our newspaper and website are free and we’re committed to keeping them that way thanks to support from our advertisers and readers.