to make a secure donation to join the Angels Circle.

The Angels Circle is a way to support Dancers Responding to AIDS year-round. Angels receive an exciting array of benefits as a show of our appreciation for their generous contribution of $1,000 or more, not related to the purchase of event tickets.

Donations to the Angels Circle are vital as they provide a dependable foundation of support for hundreds of HIV/AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and the myriad of social service programs of The Actors Fund, including The Dancers’ Resource and the HIV/AIDS Initiative.

There are many ways to become a member of the Angels Circle. You can join as an individual, a couple, a family or even as part of a group of friends, co-workers, fan club or sports league. You can charge your membership on a monthly or quarterly basis. In addition, if your employer matches charitable contributions, a gift of $500 or more can qualify for membership at the $1,000 level.

Giving Levels & Benefits

Front Mezzanine
$1,000 to $2,499

  • Two complimentary tickets to both Gypsy of the Year and Easter Bonnet Competition, two of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ major annual events
  • Two complimentary tickets to DRA's Inside Dance Series
    Invitations to exclusive donor receptions and special events throughout the year
  • A subscription to Behind the Scenes, Broadway Cares' major donor magazine
  • Recognition in BC/EFA’s annual report, major donor magazine and in select event programs and other brochures

Box Seat
$2,500 to $4,999
All of the above, plus:

Orchestra Seat
$5,000 to $9,999
All of the above, plus:

  • The option to designate your gift to support one of BC/EFA's grant categories

House Seat
$10,000 to $24,999
All of the above, plus:

  • Two additional tickets (four in total) to both Gypsy of the Year and Easter Bonnet Competition
    A special gift from the Broadway Cares Collection

$25,000 to $49,999
All of the above, plus:

  • An additional two tickets (six in total) to both Gypsy of the Year and Easter Bonnet Competition
    The opportunity to have a private briefing with BC/EFA's executive director about the state of the agency and HIV/AIDS services nationwide (upon request)

$50,000 to $99,999
All of the above, plus:

  • The opportunity to attend a dinner with BC/EFA's executive director (upon request)
    Complimentary full-page ad in the event programs for Gypsy of the Year and the Easter Bonnet Competition
    A Tony Awards Playbill signed by the host(s)

Executive Producer
Gifts of $100,000 or more
All of the above, plus:

  • A tailored benefits package

All donations to the Angels Circle are 100 percent tax-deductible. For more information about the benefits of the Angels Circle, please contact Sarah Cardillo, development officer, at or 212.840.0770, ext. 267.

Dancers Responding to AIDS acknowledges and thanks the generous members of the DRA Angels Circle for their invaluable and sustaining support. Names in bold indicate DRA Archangels, donors who increased their gift by 25 percent or more over the previous year.


Producer ($50,000 and above)
Bonnie Pfeiffer Evans & The Charles Evans Foundation

Orchestra Seat ($5,000 to $9,999)
Alan Hassell - in loving memory of H. Thomas Axt

Box Seat ($2,500 to $4,999)

James J. Andrews
Peter Farrell
Kevin & Helen Flanagan
Alan Klein & Jeffrey Erb
Judith A. Nelson in memory of Wayne McCarthy

Front Mezzanine ($1,000 to $2,499)
Gerry & Hank Alpert
Gerald M. Appelstein
David Benaym & Danny Tidwell Benaym
Mark Bernhardt
Michael-Demby Cain
Melinda DeChiazza Cloobeck
Frank Conway
Thomas Cott in memory of Philip Carlson
William C. Cubberley
Duke Dang & Charles Rosen
     in loving memory of David Panzer
Thomas Garner
David G. Hanna
Steve Hatfield & Patrick Riordan
Randy James
Laurence Kaplan
Kenneth Koen
Hilda Kraker
LaFountaine Family Foundation
Winston Bernard Layne
Christopher Leary
Bebe Neuwirth & Chris Calkins
Dr. Sharon Novak
Erik Piecuch & Alex Wright
Teresa Reyes & Martin Monas
Ryan Walls & Arrash Jalali
Todd Whitley
Zufall Family Foundation

As of November 2015

to make a secure donation to join the Angels Circle.

165 West 46th Street, Suite 1300
New York, NY 10036

Fax: 212.840.0551

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