Donors and Patrons

Tax-deductible donations may be sent to:

Willamette Apprentice Ballet

PO Box 2748

Corvallis, OR 97339-2748

Amazon Smile Foundation 

Amazon Smile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.  Willamette Apprentice Ballet is enrolled in this program: please consider making a donation to WAB the next time you shop at

Willamette Apprentice Ballet’s Amazon Smile Link:


Thank you to the Benton County Cultural Coalition for awarding Willamette Apprentice Ballet with an $1800 grant for the 2020 grant cycle! This grant award will be used to fund our October 2020 Free Children’s Concert for Benton County 2nd and 3rd grade students: a new production of  “Petra and the Wolf,” with a dual language narration (English and Spanish). E.P.I.C Opera Orchestra, directed by David Campbell, will once again collaborate with WAB to present an entertaining and educational concert of live Dance and music.


Running Princess
Madison Avenue, downtown Corvallis

Willamette Apprentice Ballet was the 2019 first quarter sponsored nonprofit for Running Princess! Please shop at Running Princess between Jan-March 2019: $1 from every pair of socks purchased during this time will be donated to Willamette Apprentice Ballet!

UPDATE: Running Princess made a $400 donation to Willamette Apprentice Ballet at the end of the First Quarter 2019. Thank you to everyone who shopped at Running Princess January-March 2019!

Thank You to the following Sponsors for our March 8th, 2019 performances of Carnival of the Animals:

*LaSells Stewart Center

*The Marlan and Angela Carlson Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation





Thank you to David Campbell, the Conductor of EPIC Opera Orchestra, for his generous donation, which made it possible for Willamette Apprentice Ballet to perform “Carnival of the Animals” on June 1st, 2019, with live musical accompaniment! (


Thank You to our 2018/2019 Donors!

Prima ($500-$999)

Mariann & Emmet Jones

Brown/Kayhani Family

Brian Watkins

Soloist ($100-$499)

Charlotte Headrick (#GivingTuesday)

Paul Komar

Howard & Susan Korn

Nancy Matthes

Steve Matthes

Jennifer McCloskey (#GivingTuesday)

Doug Moxley

Christie Roberts Nyquist (#GivingTuesday)

Marilyn Tarrant

Network for Good (Facebook Birthday Fundraiser: Amanda LaGuardia)

Network for Good (Facebook Birthday Fundraiser: Megan Skinner)

Running Princess (1st Quarter 2019 Sponsor)

Corps de ballet ($1-$99)

Allegra Carlson

Aidan Cloney (#GivingTuesday)

Leah Cloney-Matthes (#GivingTuesday)

Sharon Edwards

Alison Winn Hintzman (#GivingTuesday)

Adam Matthes (#GivingTuesday)

Ethan Matthes (#GivingTuesday)

Nancy Matthes (#GivingTuesday)

Steve Matthes (#GivingTuesday)

Dr. Rachelle McCabe

Jeanette Miller

Carissa Nicholson (#GivingTuesday)

Elisa Street (#GivingTuesday)

Caroline Tepley (#GivingTuesday)

Peg Urban (#GivingTuesday)

Marvel Vigil

Amanda Vrieze

Brian Wood

Shoe Fairy Fund, 2018:

Paula Weiss (for Kamron Kayhani)




Thank You to our 2016/2017 Donors!

Etoile ($1000 & above)

Marlan & Angela Carlson Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation

Prima  ($500- $999)

Patrick Garrison & Caitlin Chisholm

Soloist ($100- $499)

Andrew, Lisal, & Ella Barnard

Angela Carlson                                                              

John Carone                                                            

Charlotte Headrick                                                    

 David & Michael Kim  

Paul & Janet Komar

Howard & Susan Korn

Steve Matthes

Corps de Ballet  ($25- $99)

Dr. Rochelle McCabe

Peg Urban

Student or Senior ($10- $24)

Robert & Rebecca Kennedy

Peter & Kim Lepre

Kitty Sanchez


Shoe Fairy Fund Donors, 2017:

Heather Heisler, for John Paul Morton

MarLo Dance Studio Families, for Brooke Crawford & Lillian Wu

Scobel & Violet Wiggins, for Sana Tepley




Thank You to our 2015 Donors!

Laura Chisolm

Kim Family

Erin & Stephen Kooyman

Howard & Susan Korn

Steve Matthes

Mitko Mitev: A & A Media




Thank You to our 2014 Donors!
Craig & Amy Ayers-Hale
Angela Carlson
William Hale
Erin Kooyman
Howard & Susan Korn
Steve Matthes
Mitko Mitev (A&A Media)
John & Cathy Sams



In 2012 Willamette Apprentice Ballet received a $1500.00 grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition, distributing funds on behalf of the Oregon Cultural Trust. This grant went towards the cost of purchasing our own portable marley dance floor.


Thank You to our 2012/2013 Donors!
A&A Media (Mitko Mitev)
Terrence & Connie Averill
Frolov Family
Emmet & Mariann Jones
Howard & Susan Korn
Steve Matthes
Network for Good (Mitko Mitev: Hewlett-Packard Employee-Matching Donation Program)
John & Cathy Sams