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Community Partners


The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance gratefully thanks the following corporations, foundations, government and individual sponsors for their support this season. Their generosity, vision and leadership help to ensure the prosperity of the Ballet, Opera and Philharmonic and their impact on the Miami Valley arts community this year, and for many years to come.

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Corporate support from local and national companies is essential to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's (Ballet, Opera and Philharmonic) ability to maintain its position as a cultural leader in the Miami Valley region. Over 60 businesses in our community understand the economic benefits of partnering with DPAA --- both for themselves and for our entire region.

Contact the Development Department
(937) 224-3521 

My business has nothing to do with the arts! Why should I care about having a ballet, opera or orchestra in Dayton?

DPAA performances keep cultural dollars in Dayton, as concert-goers eat in area restaurants, visit area shops, park in area parking facilities, stay in area hotels, and pay taxes on these services. Our children's classroom learning is enriched through DPAA education programs that take place in 260 area public and private schools. The presence of these three great art forms enhances the region's quality of life, helping chambers and businesses recruit other businesses and employees.

What can partnership with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance do for my business?

"Over one-half (56%) of those with an interest in the Arts say they would almost always or frequently buy a product sponsoring arts or cultural events over one that does not."

"Almost one-half (48%) of Americans with an interest in arts and cultural events expressed higher trust in companies that sponsor these events."
- Performance Research, Inc.

DPAA offers unique opportunities to reach subscribers, single ticket buyers, donors and the Miami Valley community through concert sponsorships and children's education program underwriting. As a DPAA corporate supporter, area businesses are able to

  • Develop and/or strengthen corporate branding and awareness efforts.
  • Generate high-impact results through tangible marketing and promotions programs.
  • Reach highly desirable, affluent and loyal audiences with a message about their company, brand, product and/or service.
  • Maximize their corporate advertising investment by using a cost-effective alternative to traditional advertising vehicles—the audience defines the relevance of your message and therefore guarantees likely acceptance and success.
  • Enhance their current marketing efforts through grass-roots, lifestyle-based marketing.
  • Establish a powerful association with the Miami Valley's oldest and most prestigious arts organizations.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Sponsors Make It Happen!

Enhance your company’s community visibility through a partnership with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.

  • Receive unique promotional and entertainment benefits.
  • Identify your business with a constituency that can support your economic interests.
  • Build on a unique branding opportunity, aligning your name with the very best of what’s going on creatively in Dayton.
  • Introduce your customers, business associates, and employees to the Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, or Dayton Philharmonic through the availability of discounted tickets and volunteer opportunities.


Series Sponsorship
Be a partner in presenting live classical performances of Opera, Ballet, and Philharmonic at the highest artistic level.

  • Name and logo recognition in more than 50,000 DPAA season brochures
  • Company name and link on DPAA email blasts (more than 250,000 impressions)
  • Company logo in all related advertising materials, on the website, and in lobby plasmas
  • Company name and logo in the performance Program Books


Performance Sponsorships
Performance sponsorships begin at $2,500. The following are opportunities for your company to be a sponsor at various levels at DPAA performances:

  • Premier Health Classical Series
  • Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series
  • Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Season Opening Spectacular—Ballet/Opera/Philharmonic
  • Dayton Opera season productions (3)
  • Dayton Ballet season productions, including The Nutcracker (4)
  • Demirjian Classical Connections Series with support from Graeter’s
  • Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation Family Concert Series
  • Dayton Philharmonic Rockin’ Orchestra Series
  • Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Series at the Dayton Art Institute


To become a Corporate Sponsor, call Amber Rose at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1115, or e-mail her.
If you have questions about your current sponsorship, please call Laurie Cothran at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1102, or e-mail her.

Education Program Underwriting
Partnerships with area businesses make it possible to continue to serve more than 60,000 K–12 students in thirteen (13) counties through our education programs each year. Underwriting support can begin at $1,000.

  • Dayton Opera On the Road Education Program
  • Dayton Ballet Young Audience Education Program
  • Dayton Philharmonic Q the Music Education Program
  • Dayton Philharmonic SPARK Education Program
  • Dayton Philharmonic Young People’s Concert
  • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Discoveries Education Program
  • Dayton Philharmonic Adventures in Sound Ensembles Program
  • Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
  • Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings Orchestra


By helping underwrite the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's children's education offerings, your business is making an investment in Miami Valley's future. All DPAA education programs make our region's schools stronger by enhancing children's ability to learn their classroom subjects through music education. According to The College Entrance Examination Board, children who receive music education at an early age score higher on standardized tests such as the SAT and reading proficiency exams because early sensory and motor development influences later cognitive, perception and language skills.

To become an Education Underwriter, call Connie McKamey, Foundation Gifts and Grants Manager, at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1111, or e-mail her.

In 2002, high school students whose school careers included music study or appreciation scored 64 points higher on the Verbal portion and 43 points higher on the Math portion of the SAT than their peers who had no arts coursework during their tenure.

For more information about these programs, call Gloria Pugh, Education Director at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1118, or e-mail her.

In addition to Series, Performance, and Education Sponsorships, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has an extensive giving program with benefits available for gifts of $500 and above.

To become a DPAA donor, call Laura Letton, Director of Individual Giving, at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1137, or e-mail her.

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