Photo Credit: Gene Schiavone & Melissa Turtoro

Nutcracker Sponsors

Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Nutcracker is a unique partnership between artists, schools, foundations, businesses and social service agencies.  Gifts support annual free elementary school performances for 2,800 children, our Community Free Ticket Initiative, military discounts and production enhancements.  These vital partnerships allow us to touch many lives and enrich our community.

“Congratulations on this year’s Nutcracker, your 10th season. You are among the few who can bring high-quality ballet to the public. Thank you for keeping dance alive for all of us.” — ECB Donor

“Your commitment to excellence may give you some sleepless nights [before the performance], but the end result is a wonderful production of The Nutcracker that gives joy to many and is a source of pride to those who are a part of it.” — Isabelle Singer, Executive Director, Eastern Connecticut Symphony

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Link to Nutcracker Sponsor Brochure and Pledge Card


Cabin Boy

Recognition (listing) on the ECB website, The Nutcracker lobby poster & playbill and Spring playbill.


The above, plus priority seating for The Nutcracker performances.


The above, plus an invitation to the Evening Reception during The Nutcracker Intermission.

Harpooner Mate

The above, plus 2 Free tickets to The Nutcracker performance.


The above, plus recognition (listing) on 30,000+ Nutcracker mailed & distributed promo postcards.

Third Mate

The above, plus a Free ½-page, color Ad in 3,000 Nutcracker playbills.

Second Mate

The above, plus recognition (Business logo) on 500 Nutcracker posters.

First Mate

The above, plus a Free Full-page, color Ad in 3,000+ Nutcracker (color) & 1,000+ Spring (b&w) playbills.


The above, plus a Total of 6 Free tickets to The Nutcracker performance.

Whaling Agent, Lead Presenting Sponsor

The above, plus a Total of 8 Free Nutcracker tickets, Garde Marquis billing, a Free Full-page Ad on Playbill inside cover  & Sponsorship recognition on TV commercials.


Whaling Agent $10,000+

The Chester Kitchings Family Foundation
*Dept. of Economic & Community Development
The Day
Atlantic Broadband

Captain $5,000-$9,999

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund

First Mate $3,000-$4,999

Second Mate $2,500-$2,999

The Bulletin

Third Mate $1,500-$2,499

The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
Fluoropolymer Resources, Inc.
The Reardon Law Firm

Navigator $1,000-$1,499

100.9 ROXY FM
Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
Dime Bank Foundation
Essex Family Dentistry
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
Webster Bank

Harpooner Mate $500-$999

Bob’s Discount Furniture
Chelsea Groton Foundation
Essex Dermatology
Famiglietti Eye Associates LLC
People’s United Bank
The Reardon Agency, Inc.

Steward $250-$499

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern NE, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Cherry, Jr.
Flander’s Donut & Bake Shop
Gales Ferry Pediatrics
ECB Level 7+ Students
Scientific Alloys, Inc.
Trumpf, Inc.

Cooper $150-$249

A.S.P. Security Systems
Christy Stanat
George S. Ouellette, MD
Interstate Batteries of CT
Paul Burdick Oil Co.
MJ Sullivan Automotive Corner
One Look Sign Company
Pennywise Oil Company, Inc.
The Plant Group

Cabin Boy $1-$149

David & Kathy DeAntonis
Guy’s Oil Service
Michele Kirk
Remi Lavergne
Yankee Remodeler


A very heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsors who made ECB’s 25th Anniversary Celebration a monumental success.
The Day
DECD/CT Office of the Arts
The Reardon Law Firm
Mr. & Mrs. Len Wolman
Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Royce
Essex Family Dentistry
The Reardon Agency

In Kind Donation of Services

Blum, Shapiro & Company – Accounting Services
The Reardon Law Firm – Legal Services
Beers Septic Tank Service

*with support from the Dept. of Economic and Community Dev., CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.