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Education Improvement Tax Credit Program

Attention Business Owners: You may now be eligible to earn valuable tax credits when you support Metropolitan Ballet Company!

If you work at a local business, please share this news with your employer.

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) has been approved by the Pennsylvania EITC program as an Educational Improvement Organization. The EITC program provides tax credits on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible businesses that contribute to a qualified educational improvement program, including the Kinetic Literacy Program© that Metropolitan Ballet has successfully provided to the School District of Philadelphia since 2008.

Metropolitan Ballet’s innovative Kinetic Literacy Program© is an integrated academic program that provides free, on-site movement workshops and read-aloud sessions that enhance and support the District’s Core Curricula and Standards. While in the classroom, children also learn behaviors to attend and appreciate a live theatrical performance. Classroom study culminates with the opportunity for students to attend a special matinee performance of MBC’s annual Family Concert Series free of charge. This unique dance performance series fosters literacy—and allows children to extend their classroom experiences in the theatre—by featuring dance adaptations of award-winning children’s books. Designed to introduce dance to the whole family and community, the Family Concert Series is often the first—and sometimes only—time Philadelphia schoolchildren are exposed to live performance.

For 2015, MBC is expanding its outreach to Philadelphia’s public schools to include M3 = Math x Music x Movement ©. This academically integrated enrichment program for children ages 7-9 focuses on creative problem solving tasks, grounded in the new PA Core State Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice.

More Information
To learn more about the EITC program and its eligibility requirements, please visit the EITC website (http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc), or contact your tax advisor.

To learn more about giving opportunities to support MBC programs, please contact Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Founder and Artistic Director, at 215-663-1665 or collinsvidnovic@verizon.net. You can also visit MBC online at www.metropolitanballetcompany.org.

Acknowledgements
Metropolitan Ballet Company wishes to thank the following foundation, government, business and individual donors for their generous support of our 2014-2015 season and programs:

Presenting Corporate Sponsors

  • The Loeb Performing Arts Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Corporate Sponsors

  • Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts

Metropolitan Ballet Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

  • Prudential Foundation
  • The Seybert Foundation

Corporate Directors

  • Union Benevolent Association
  • The York Children’s Foundation

Corporate Benefactors

  • The Monheit Foundation
  • Volvo of Fort Washington
  • Verizon

Corporate Patrons

  • Deborah Boardman Photography
  • Drake Tavern
  • Drive Thru Graphics
  • Russian American Foundation
  • Schnoll Painting

Corporate Sponsors

  • Whole Foods
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill Abington

Matching Gifts
The following organizations support the work of Metropolitan Ballet Company through Matching Gifts.

  • ACE Charitable Foundation
  • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
  • Merck Partnership for Giving
  • Pfizer Matching Gifts Program
  • Radian Group, Inc.
  • Verizon Matching Gifts Program

In-Kind Gifts

  • Ms. Christine Armitage
  • Ace Charitable Foundation
  • Baseman Design Associates
  • Drive Thru Graphics
  • Rebecca Kelly
  • Maria Ricchey McCormick
  • Ms. Eve Persicketti
  • Cherie Lucier & Jason Pickering
  • Ms. Robin Preiss Glasser
  • Tanya & Brian Regli
  • Ms. Ellen C. Weiman & Mr. Dubi Silverstein

List complete as through 01/01/15. We sincerely regret any omissions or errors.

Metropolitan Ballet Company Board of Directors 2014-2015

  • President – Janet Blenheim
  • Vice President – Julie Price
  • Secretary – Kora Vidnovic
  • Treasurer – David Ballard
  • Artistic Director – Lisa Collins Vidnovic
  • Arleen Armstrong
  • Barbara Mattleman
  • Kimberly Mehler
  • Betsy McKinstry
  • Amber Permsap

Advisory Board:

  • Judith E. Bishop
  • Nina Edelman
  • June Hines
  • Maureen Leporace
  • Marcy Maimon Monheit
  • Marcia Steinberg
  • Kimberly Wyszkowski

Website Design and Production:

Photography:

  • Principal Photography: E.A. Kennedy III
  • Additional Photography: Eduardo do Patino, ccwolfe, Andy Snow, Visual Arts Masters

There are many ways that you can support Metropolitan Ballet!

Contribute a cash or stock gift * bring a friend to the performance * Complete and send in your employer’s matching gift * become a volunteer * become a business or corporate sponsor of programming
To learn more about how you can support Metropolitan Ballet Company please contact the MBC office at 215-663-1665.