Become a Polaris Supporter!

When you make a gift to Polaris Dance Theatre, you are investing in the future of dance in Portland and joining a wide, diverse community of dedicated arts patrons who believe in our mission to awaken the heart and enhance our humanity through dance.  Joining the Polaris donor family brings you in close to the action with special benefits, behind-the-scenes opportunities, and the gratitude of our artists, students, teaching artists and staff for your generous contribution to keep us dancing!

There are many ways to become a Polaris supporter.  Please feel free to contact Sara Anderson sara@polarisdance.org with any questions or comments!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Ways to Make a Gift

Click here to make your contribution quickly and conveniently by using our secure online system **.
Click here if you prefer to donate via Paypal.

By Phone
Please call Sara Anderson at 503-380-5472 any weekday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make a donation by phone with a credit card.

By Mail
Make your check payable to:

Polaris Dance Theatre
1501 SW Taylor
Portland, OR 97205

Join the Illumination Circle

The Illumination Circle is a group of VIP supporters who pledge to support education and outreach at Polaris with a gift of $500 (just $42 a month!).  For more information, or to join, click here!

Volunteering at Polaris

Like all nonprofits, Polaris relies on the dedicated support of our volunteers to keep our organization running.  If you are interested in supporting us as a volunteer, please contact Director of Programs Sara Anderson for more information.  Volunteer tasks include:
Ushering/front-of-house/concessions at Polaris productions

  • Ushering/front-of-house/concessions at Polaris productions
  • Set-up/strike at Polaris productions and events
  • Table staffing at public events like Galaxy Festival or performances
  • Set/costume building, coordinating and repair
  • Numerous tasks for annual gala/other fundraising events
  • Serving on gala, school parent, or board committees
  • Joining the Polaris Board of Directors
  • And much more!

Our volunteers are a crucial part of the Polaris team. Your generous contribution of your skills and time helps keep us going!

Contact Us!

Co-Founder, Director of Programs


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