“I first saw the Joffrey when I was a dance student in 1972. It was pure magic. I was hooked for life. What I have learned about the arts, and dance, in particular, is that it has the power to connect us in an unspoken yet powerful language, which is not only invaluable but irreplaceable. My husband, Rich, and I have included the Joffrey in our estate plans to ensure that our experiences can be passed on to future dance artists and audiences alike. I simply cannot imagine a world devoid of classical ballet and dance.” — Andrea Winship 

The Star Society is a visionary group of ballet enthusiasts who have made special commitments in their estate plans to ensure the Joffrey’s remarkable work continues for generations to come. 

Leaving a legacy gift to the Joffrey can be done in a number of easy ways – from a gift in your will or trust, to naming the Joffrey as a beneficiary of a retirement account, donor-advised fund, life insurance policy, and more. Download our Star Society Brochure here.

Members of Joffrey’s Star Society receive exciting benefits each Season including:  

  • Recognition in Joffrey’s Season Programs  
  • Invitations to exclusive Star Society appreciation events 
  • Insider Updates from the Joffrey team 
  • Opportunities to connect with Joffrey Company Artists and the Artistic Team 

If you have already made a commitment to The Joffrey Ballet in your legacy plans, please let us know by completing our Star Society Registration Form so we may thank you and invite you to our appreciation events this season. Members may choose to be recognized publicly or remain anonymous.  

For more information on joining the Star Society and leaving your legacy at Joffrey, please contact Kristen Bigham, Director of Major & Planned Gifts, at 312-386-8962 or [email protected]. 

The Joffrey Ballet Star Society

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Michael Spencer Albert
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Allen
Patty Perkins Andringa
Melissa M. Babcock
Pamela J. Block
Joan and Jeff Blumenthal
Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson
Jacqueline Caputo
Charles Capwell and Isabel Wong
Nisha Carpenter and Naomi Carpenter
Anne Chapman and Joshua Green
Paul Chasnoff and Joe Hopper
The Cox Trust
Helen Elkiss
Deborah Engle
Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner
Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark
Christine B. Fisher
Bruce Gober MD and Donald Ratner
Michael Goldberger
Sue-Gray Goller
Larry and Michelle Goodman
Martin John Gorbien M.D.
Sandi and Barry Hartstein
Dale and Becky Heiking
Barbara Heningbaum Papp
Marci and Ronald Holzer
Kathy and Glenn Ihrig
Jessica Jagielnik
Dar Johnson
Marsha Kamen
Anne L. Kaplan
Myrna W. Kaplan
Arthur Stewart Kerr and Marcia Davis Kerr
Paul A. Kobasa
Tracey F. Konicek
John C and Carol Anderson Kunze
Dr. Lynda Lane
Henrietta Leary
Linda Levey
Marsha Lieberman
Philip Lumpkin
Sean and Heather Martin
John McAllister