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Brown Girls Do Ballet® is a division of Brown Girls Do™, Inc, a registered 501(c)3 committed to promoting diversity in the arts by providing annual scholarships, a mentor network, and community programs to empower young girls. Our mission is supported by merchandise sales and fundraisers.  It's with your interest and commitment that we have achieved recognition from The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and the Washington Post, to name a few.  Until recently, Brown Girls Do Ballet was primarily internally funded, with a small amount of operating income coming from artwork, merchandise sales, and event donations.  We are excited about our success and what the future holds, but we need your help.

We are operated by a team of volunteers, no one draws a salary from Brown Girls Do™, so we depend on your donated dollars to continue providing support, resources, and training for girls and young women in ballet programs. To help us cover the costs of running and expanding this organization, we are launching a donation campaign for the months of June & July. Our fundraising goal of $30,000 will fund our College Scholarship program, our annual calendar series, operating costs, (such as our website, printing, and shipping), Brown Girls Do Ballet program support (such as our mentors and ambassador programs), merchandise, The Recital, our annual fundraising event and a brand-new book project: Promenade. We are no longer just a small photography project, but a growing organization, seeking to continue supporting underrepresented minority populations in ballet programs.

If you would like to see Brown Girls Do Ballet continue to highlight and celebrate diversity in ballet and provide access and opportunity to underserved ballerinas, please donate today.  We asked you last year to help us reach 10K in donations, and you delivered.  Those donations allowed us to continue operations for another year.  We hope you can find it in your hearts to donate to us again so we can reach more Brown Girls in need, help diversify ballet programs and of course, bring you the same quality images you have come to enjoy on our social media pages and in our annual calendar.  If only 6% of our Instagram followers gave $5, we’d exceed our goal in one day.  Our organization relies on your generous tax-deductible donations to bring you the programming, artwork, and merchandise you have come to love.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

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Thanks to Our Amazing 2018 Supporters!


Ludencia Allen (In honor of: Sydney Allen)

Monisha Andrews

Rachel Annunziata

Jackie Anthony

Rono Baize (in honor of: Brooklyn)

Katrina Barnes

Sonia Brown

Keesha Coates

Ayo Dahunsi

Damion Bell (in honor of: Olivia Bell)

Christopher Davis

Christopher Djordje

Danele Dupree

Danielle Finney

Erica Flowers

Yolanda Garner

Mary Beth Garrick

Shannon Gee

Juri Gilbert

Natalie Gray

Chao Guan

Keila Hill

Patrick Jenkins

Shenethia Jones

Willeke van der Kallen

Sara Kosciolek

Pilisa Mackey

Desiree McHan

Karyn Nesby

Michelle Parker

Anna Peet

Kimberly Phillips

Evan Pollock

Vanessa Reinhart (in honor of: Alehssia “Coco” Reinhart)

Samuel Richardson

Gaberial Smith

Grace Smith (in honor of: Joslyn Smith)

Joanne Stone

Olivier Theard

Melissa Thomas

Danele Thompson

Sarah Walsh

Dana Wallace

Latriece Watkins

Joshua Williams

Sherry Williams

Kachelle Zachery