Circus Smirkus's artistic, educational, and
social programs rely on the enthusiastic support of
the Smirkus extended family of fans.
Circus Smirkus is a non profit, award-winning, international
youth circus founded in Greensboro Vermont in 1987.
Our Mission is to promote the skills,
culture and traditions of the traveling
circus and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing
adventures in the circus arts.
BUT WHY CIRCUS?
At Smirkus, we believe the universal allure of the
performing arts, and circus in particular, helps children
to form friendships and bonds that transcend the barriers
of economic situation, class, culture, geography,
age and ability. Circus is a non-competitive
art form in which anyone can participate, and behind
which the driving force is the desire to better oneself.
Fueled by the desire to perform, kids develop
physical skills, the qualities of self-discipline,
cooperation, dedication, and a host of other attributes
that prepare them for the demands of adulthood.
KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE
Our programs depend on the generosity of fans like
you. To donate to Smirkus click on the button below
and join the fun as we launch our bandwagon
of high adventure and low comedy. On behalf
of the 8,000 kids who participate
in our programs, and our audiences of over
50,000 that thrill to our show, a great
big Smirkus THANKS for your kindness.
To inquire about sponsorships, planned
giving, or other ways you can help, please
contact Ed LeClair, Executive Director, tel 800-532-7443,
When you contribute to our general program, you provide
vital support for all our programs, from the Big
Top Tour to Smirkling
Camp. Or you may choose to support our scholarship
fund, which makes it possible for many Smirkos to
attend our programs. In either case, you will become
a valued member of the extended Smirkus family, and
as such you will receive our semi-annual newsletter
and announcements of our tour schedule and special
We receive critical support from businesses (big
and small), corporations, and corporate foundations.
When your business chooses to sponsor Smirkus, you
can choose whether to support our general program
or a specific interest such as Tour
or Camp. Whatever
you choose, your support will help maintain our programs
and ensure their existence for the Smirkos of the
future. We will work with you toward a unique marketing
plan so your organization is recognized as a Smirkus
sponsor. And, as a member of the Smirkus family, you
will receive our newsletter as well as tour and special
We also benefit from matching gift policies. Many
companies nationwide have such policies in place,
making it possible for individual donors to make their
own gifts work harder with the help of matching gifts
from their employers. Check with your employer to
see if this is an option for you.
How You Can Help
Individual cash donations of any amount are deeply
appreciated by everyone here at Circus Smirkus.
To donate by credit card, please call our office:
To donate by check,
please send it to:
1 Circus Road
Greensboro VT 05841
See you at the circus!