Support Stapleton School

The Stapleton School of Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, takes great pride in offering high quality, affordable performing arts programs in an inclusive, supportive environment. Tuition and workshop fees only cover a portion of our operating expenses. Your support will help us to continue our excellent training programs; create and enhance high quality ballet and theatrical productions, provide valuable performing opportunities to youth and adults; offer financial aid to those in need; and share the arts with those who would not otherwise have the opportunity through our outreach program, DanceReach. There are a variety of ways that individuals and businesses may support Stapleton:

"A New Home" Capital Campaign

Letter from Virginia Stapleton (download pdf) and "A New Home" brochure (download pdf)

Make A Donation

Dine for Dollars

Join Stapleton faculty, staff, board members and dancers at family-friendly local restaurants on designated dates. A percentage of proceeds is donated back to the school. Mark your calendars, because Tuesdays this Spring you can support Stapleton while enjoying delicious meals with your friends!

Tuesday April 25th, (12 noon to 11 pm): BJ's at the Northgate Mall in San Rafael will donate 20% of food sales to Stapleton! If you haven't been there before, you must check it out! BJs is a family-friendly brewpub and their huge menu features a wide variety of tasty items. You must present this flyer to your server (it has to be printed out—not on your phone!). Grab some delicious food with your Stapleton family and help us raise money to build a new home.

Tuesday May 2nd, (5:30 to 9 pm): L'Appart Resto in San Anselmo. RSVP for a sophisticated date night with delicious, fresh, gourmet cuisine and fine wine with your Stapleton family! Some of our older dancers are offering free babysitting from 6 PM – 9 PM at our 2nd Street Annex Studio so you can unwind and enjoy a night out at the finest French restaurant in Marin County. This will only happen if at least 20 people RSVP by April 29, and the more that attend the more L'Appart will donate to us! Please RSVP today and make sure to mark your calendar!

Tuesday May 9th, Pizzalina at the Red Hill Shopping Center in San Anselmo will donate 10% of its sales from the entire day to Stapleton. The more people who attend, the more funds come to us. Pizzalina features a rustic, Italian-inspired menu with authentic Neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood-oven; local seasonal ingredients; and a wine and beer bar. It's a great place to unwind, relax, laugh, eat and celebrate with your family and your ballet friends. If you can't stay, you can order their delicious artisanal pizza to go.

Tuesday May 16th, Swirl Frozen Yogurt in San Anselmo at Red Hill Dental, 916 Sir Francis Drake Blvd will donate between 15% and 20% of their sales from the day to us, depending on how many people attend! Go anytime between 11 AM and 9 PM and be sure to mention Stapleton School.

Tuesday, May 23rd, Finish off a month of Dining for Dollars with a Fairfax favorite, M&Gs! Our own Lacey Escabar's family owns and runs this classic burger joint, and on May 23rd a percentage of sales from people who mention Stapleton will be donated to us to help build our new home. Enjoy some fries, burgers, and delicious milkshakes while raising funds for your Stapleton home.

Annual Raffle Donation

A donation to our heavily-promoted raffle is a great way to support Stapleton and attract new customers. Drawing held at final Nutcracker performance. If you are interested in donating to our 2017 Raffle, please contact Diane Pickell Gore at

Planned Giving

Please consider including the Stapleton School in your will or trust, leaving a legacy of support for the performing arts for our future generations. If you wish to discuss this option, please contact Virginia Stapleton at 415.454.5759.