Final Met Ballet

MBT25 was Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy’s first and only Capital Fundraising Campaign, established to suppoprt relocation to and capital investment in a new, expanded facility in Spring 2014.

Campaign End Date:  December 31, 2014

Total Campaign Gifts:  $191,169

MBT has a great history of fundraising support to meet operational needs.  For the first time, we launched a major fundraising campaign to raise build-out funds for this necessary relocation project.  Our Board of Directors launched the campaign with 100% participation of their own gifts in December 2012, demonstrating their commitment.  The campaign ended December 31, 2014.

While this particular campaign has ended, some naming opportunities are available for many spaces in the new studio. Our students, Board of Directors, faculty, staff, volunteers and patrons thank you for considering MBT in your philanthropic plans.

For giving information, or to establish a giving plan, please contact Paula Ross at or 301-762-1757.

Thank you to these generous individuals and corporate donors for their gifts and pledges to the  program!

Director’s Circle

Montgomery County, MD

Sustainer Circle

$10,000 – $24,999
City of Gaithersburg, MD
Drs. Erica and David Hwang


$2,500 – $4,999
Cheryl and Michael Heller
Heidi and Jack Hsia
Goli and Kamyar Kaviani
Kally and Andrew Panagos
Leslie and Joe Wallace


($1,000 – $2,499)
Anita & Eric Anderson
Sally and David Catlett
Heather and Jeff Katz
Brenda and Mark Lipowsky
Lucy Anne and Grant Lock
Sanja and Tom Modric
Pillar One Consulting
Teresa Wu


Pascale Brady and Family
Virginia Colten-Bradley and
Michael Bradley, in honor of Ana Bradley
Elizabeth and Ryan Catlett
Joanne and Jerry Cohen
Michelle and Ted George
Ursula and John Heberlein
Caroline and Chiang Mei

Lori and John O’Keefe
Tonie and Christopher Rommel

Paula and Andrew Ross
Katie and Drew Smith, in honor of Mack Smith
Texas Instruments
Sharon and Michael Tharkur


($50 – $499)
Cindy and Jeff Anapolsky
Molly Anapolsky
Antezana & Antezana, LLC
Monica Barrion and Appolon Fanzares
Colleen Bergeron
Ebru Bozacioglu and Gregg Willhauck, and Sara Willhauck
Madonna Calendar
Clark Construction

Heidi-Rose and Adam Creuziger, in honor of Kara and Rowan
Ellen and Alan Cunningham
Gretchen and Dan Fitzpatrick
Katherine and Carl Furr
Fay and Preston Gnagey
Margie Geotz
Lora Green
Pat Gross
Mary Lou and Charles Haggard
Mary and Paul Hlavinka
Amie Hsia
Kathy and Vernon Johnson, in honor of Cathy and Lydie Johnson
Paula Landau
Tony and Katie Lam, in honor of Sydney Lam
Sandra Li and Chinlin Chai
Valerie and Troy Luster
Jennifer and David Macht
Christine Mei
Metro Metro & Associates
Denise and Thomas Murphy

Judith and Robert Murphy, in honor of Kayla and Fiona Murphy
Not Your Average Joes
Julie Novick and Michael Feshbach
Susan and Yves Pelletier
Jody Rosenblum
Vanessa Rowan
Robert S. Salomon, III
Nancy Samit
Ann and William Schlossenberg
Swati Sil and Partha Chowdhury and Shreeya Chowdhury
Denise and Michael Sinay
Peggy and David Stroncek
The Strucker Family


($50 – $499)

Elsa Tung
Laura Wilson
Linda Youngentob
Laurie Zavadil

Significant In-Kind Support

Curt Allen
Chad Older

Contributor or Student Campaign Sponsor

($1 – $49)
Austin Katz
Frannie and Dick Kessler, in honor of Anna Kessler
Brenda Lipowsky, in honor of Gaby Vinick’s Bat Mitzvah
Brenda Lipowsky, in honor of Molly Anapolsky’s Bat Mitzvah
Brenda Lipowsky, in honor of MBT 2013 Graduating Seniors
Brenda Lipowsky, in honor of Rachel Berman’s Bat Mitzvah

Brenda Lipowksy, in honor of MBT’s Award at the 2014 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities
Dana Lipowsky
Diana Ludet
Columbus Mack
The Manikoth Family
Dale A. Rubenstein
Lynn Stahl
Alice and Charles Wachter