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Cathryn Keith Society

Artists of Boston Ballet in Leonid Yakobson’s Pas de Quatre by Rachel Neville

What will your legacy be?

Planned giving allows you to maximize your philanthropy while providing income and tax benefits. Your giving plans secure Boston Ballet’s future.

Boston Ballet gratefully recognizes donors for their comprehensive generosity and offers THIS GUIDE for those who wish to consider and potentially designate planned gifts to the Company. Please contact Boston Ballet’s Development team at 617.456.6332 or BENEFACTORS@BOSTONBALLET.ORG to learn about supporting the Company through planned gifts and for more information on our policies and opportunities for recognition.

The Cathryn Keith Society recognizes donors who have arranged for legacy gifts to Boston Ballet. The Society was created and named upon receipt of Boston Ballet’s very first planned gift from the incredible Cathryn Keith. Cathryn was an extraordinary supporter of Boston Ballet who possessed grace, spirit, humor, and compassion, and showed great devotion to the art, artists, and students of Boston Ballet. Cathryn famously created the Ballet’s first retail operation, stitched costumes in the shop and backstage, and managed administrative tasks and projects at the Company’s offices. In memory of Cathryn, and in honor of her generosity, this society was created to steward and thank others like her who dedicate resources to sustain artmaking and education at Boston Ballet.
Gifts that provide membership in The Cathryn Keith Society include bequests and other types of planned giving vehicles. This important support is critical for world-class performances and touring, scholarships and education, technology improvements and innovation, and community outreach programs that improve access and exposure to the art form. Cathryn believed that ballet was for everyone, and legacy giving ensures that inclusivity. The following guide describes a variety of planned giving vehicles. We encourage supporters of Boston Ballet to work with Development staff, and with their financial and legal advisors, to appropriately structure their planned gifts.

For more information on this program including types of accepted gifts, our Boston Ballet Planned Gift Notification form, and sample bequest language, please download our:

Please contact Boston Ballet’s Development team at 617.456.6332 for assistance with additional policies, processes, and acknowledgment.


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