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As the country's leading jazz-based contemporary dance company, River North Dance Chicago’s existence relies on the generosity and support of people like you.  Your donation is an investment in our future—our art, our work with students, our work in the communities we serve.  Gifts of any size are gratefully appreciated.


New work and choreographic underwriting is essential to River North, and one of the most visible ways to support the Company.

Individuals are able to help us bring existing choreographers’ work to a broader audience and nurture emerging choreographers giving them an opportunity to create on a world-class company and have their work performed across the globe.

Our Producers Society is a group of caring individuals who generously contribute $1,000 or more annually to support River North’s artistic initiatives, including the development of new works and maintenance of the Company’s rich and diverse repertoire.  As a member, you enjoy invitations to special events, studio viewings, access to the choreographic process, dancers, artistic staff and more.

For those who prefer to fund a specific work, new or existing, you have the opportunity to join a consortium with a minimum gift of $5,000 to underwrite a piece of your choosing.  In addition to receiving all Producers Society benefits, you will receive recognition in perpetuity worldwide in program listings whenever the work is performed.

For more information about making a donation or to become a sponsor, please contact Development Manager Paula Petrini Lynch at 312-944-2888.


Our corporate and foundation partners believe, as we do, in the ability of dance to entertain, inspire and enrich communities.

Our corporate and foundation partners believe, as we do, in the ability of dance to entertain, inspire and enrich communities, both in Chicago and across the globe.

Sponsorship opportunities may include:
•   Season performances
•   New choreography
•   Family Matinee
•   Community programs
•   Special events

River North Dance Chicago offers a range of visibility and recognition opportunities to our sponsors. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Development Manager Paula Petrini Lynch at 312-944-2888.


Have a few questions? We're here to help.

Are gifts to River North Dance Chicago tax deductible?
Yes! River North is a 501(c)3 organization with Tax ID#36-3789808.  All contributions are deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Can I make a gift of stock?
A gift of stock saves two ways. You avoid capital-gains on the increased value, and you receive a deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time you make the gift.  Please contact Paula Petrini Lynch, Development Manager, at 312-944-2888 prior to making a gift of appreciated securities to receive our transfer instructions.

Can I direct my company’s matching gift to River North?
Yes! Hundreds of companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some match contributions dollar for dollar, while some even double or triple the amount of your gift!  It’s simple to do – ask your HR department for your company’s matching gift form, send the completed form to us and we’ll take it from there.

Do in-kind donations help?
In-kind donations are a vital part of our fundraising. From housing for visiting choreographers to donating an exciting item for our annual auction, we rely on your generosity to make our year a success.

Can I make a recurring gift?
Yes! Recurring gifts are convenient, customizable and allow for a steady source of funding throughout the season. You can easily set up a recurring gift anytime here — just select your donation amount and frequency and your credit card will automatically be deducted based on your specifications. To adjust or stop your gift at any time, please call 312.944.2888.

May a gift be made in honor or memory of someone?
What better way to celebrate a special occasion or remember a friend or loved one than by making a donation in lieu of a more traditional gift. You may complete the “Dedication or Gift” section when making a gift online (please remember to include the name and address of who we should notify of the honor or memorial) or contact Paula Petrini Lynch, Development Manager, at 312-944-2888.

Does River North need volunteers?
Absolutely!  River North’s volunteers help with administrative duties in the office, assistance at Chicago performances, distribute flyers, serve on event committees, assist at events and more!  If you would like to volunteer, please email us with the subject line “I would like to volunteer” in the subject line. Let us know who you are, what sort of volunteer work you are interested in and your availability.


Launch the next generation. Invest in another’s dream. Transform a life. By making a gift to River North’s Needs-Based Scholarship Fund, you help us provide professional-level training to young dancers from rural and urban backgrounds who either live in areas where in-depth, focused training is not available, or if access exists, the cost is prohibitive. These programs provide not only world-class dance technique, but also teach confidence, collaboration, and adaptive skills — traits to last a lifetime.

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