Planned Giving


Create Your Legacy with a Planned Gift

Colorado Ballet’s impact can be felt throughout our community from the annual tradition of The Nutcracker, to the thousands of talented students in the Academy, to the education programs that serve tens of thousands of students, to the classical ballets and innovative new works presented each year.

You can create your legacy and ensure this vital company continues to be a part of our community for years to come by making a planned gift to Colorado Ballet.


Colorado Ballet was established in 1961 by Denver natives Freidann Parker and Lillian Covillo. As one of the state’s oldest and most successful arts institutions, Colorado Ballet is the only dance company of its size and stature to present world-class ballet and innovative dance in the Rocky Mountain region.

The Freidann & Lillian Legacy Society recognizes and honors the valuable contributions of friends that care deeply about ensuring a strong and stable future for Colorado Ballet and have expressed their commitment by including Colorado Ballet in their will or long-term plans.

To become a member simply notify Colorado Ballet when it is named in your will, trust, as a beneficiary of your insurance policy or retirement plan, or when you establish a life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity. If you have already included Colorado Ballet in your estate plans, we would love to hear from you.

The Friedann and Lillian Legacy Society members are listed in our season programs, or may choose to remain anonymous.