Donor Stories

Donor Stories


Inspired to Give

The National Ballet of Canada's donors and volunteers play a vital role in inspiring excellence. Each has a story of connection to the company or art form, and a personal motivation to support talent and creativity.

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Kevin and Roger Garland

"We support The National Ballet of Canada because of its unwavering commitment to the highest artistic standards, its willingness to take risks with young creators and innovative new work, and the great pleasure we derive watching the steady growth and evolution of its artistry and its dancers."


Anna McCowan-Johnson and Donald K. Johnson, O.C.

"Over the years, we’ve been thrilled to see The National Ballet of Canada flourish into a company of international renown and significance. Our joy in supporting The National Ballet of Canada is seeing how lives are touched by the art form, whether it is introducing children and students to ballet through educational programming, or inspiring audiences with the best dancers in the most exciting and exceptional productions."


Emmanuelle Gattuso

"The more I learn about dance and see how a ballet comes together, the more inspired I am. It means a lot to me to encourage the extraordinary creativity and vision that exist in The National Ballet of Canada right now, when we have such a remarkable opportunity to impact artistic growth. This is a company with the leadership, talent and reputation required to take creative risks. And if you don’t risk, you never get anywhere."


Joan and Jerry Lozinski

"The National Ballet of Canada and its artists have given us so much pleasure over the years that we have a great desire to give back. It is so rewarding to get involved with the company, to learn more about all the dancers and to feel that we can contribute to the company’s success. We believe deeply in the mission of the National Ballet and its leadership under Karen Kain. We know that our gifts are supporting the company’s priorities and the creativity that is extremely inspiring to us."


Vanessa Morgan

President, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation

“At The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, we believe that arts are vital to a vibrant culture and quality of life. It gives us great satisfaction to see the new productions we’ve supported come together so beautifully on stage, and how enthusiastically they are embraced by audiences. We are extremely proud to partner with such an extraordinary organization that inspires Canadians and helps put Canada on the world stage.”


Tim and Frances Price

"Combined with their artistry, the dancers’ physicality is breathtaking. We recognize that an essential element of the National Ballet’s success is to ensure that the dancers are supported throughout their careers. With our gift, we are particularly excited to help the National Ballet achieve excellence in the critical area of Dancer Health and Wellness, supporting cutting edge dance medicine and holistic care to ensure these artists are performing at their best."