Giving Programs 

You can be a part of the magic.

Help us provide remarkable experiences. Whether in the audience, on the stage or behind the curtain, our donors play a vital role in our ability to continue to provide remarkable experiences for young aspiring performers.

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Individual Giving

Supportive people just like you donate amounts ranging from $1 to $10,000. This support is critical to PYT’s ability to continue with exceptional live theatre.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support from foundations, government agencies, corporations and small businesses play an important role in our ability to sustain the quality of our programming.

What Happens When You Donate?

Not only will your dollars make it possible for Phoenix Youth Theatre to bring back our robust programming, but cast members who fundraise can receive a whole bunch of goodies, too!

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Classes Restart

Style-specific dance classes for pre-k and up can be restarted preparing our students for the big stage.

Triple Threat Training

Our flagship triple threat class, which combines dancing, acting and singing, can begin enrolling.

More Shows

We can return to our pre-Covid programming including additional shows throughout the season.

Early Ticket Access

Cast members can earn a spot on the Phoenix Rising list to gain access at the box office to purchase tickets before general ticketing.

VIP Invitation

Top donors will receive an invitation to a Mad Hatter Tea Party with our WOW director and Alice in Wonderland Jr. lead characters.

Branding Outreach

Businesses who donate to PYT receive a variety of benefits like playbill ad space and social media acknowledgments.

Inspire the future—give today!

Annual Target

55%

Like many nonprofits, we are recovering from the devastation of Covid-19 and the financial impact of canceled and postponed shows and classes. PYT relies on the generosity of our families, friends, and local businesses to support our programming. It is through your support that we are able to raise the curtain and expand the breadth and depth of our programming.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Why does PYT fundraise?

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, donors play a vital role in Phoenix Youth Theatre’s ability to expand the breadth and depth of its programming and build a sustainable future.

Between grants and donations, youth theatres across the valley fundraise between $100,000 to $950,000 annually. PYT has steady growth in mind and a balanced approach to our long term goals. We are currently seeking multiple grants, building relationships with local businesses and establishing community fundraising.

Although Phoenix Youth Theatre isn’t new, becoming a 501(c)3 has opened up many new doors—and theatre curtains! Thank you for being part of our nonprofit beginning.

Do you have a Matching Program?

We believe in finding partners who want to create force-multiplying opportunities for a greater good and fully support Phoenix Youth Theatre. By working directly with our partners who provide matching sponsorship dollars, we are able to encourage donors to double their impact while promoting your brand.

What is the Mad Hatter Tea Party?

Join the party! The Mad Hatter Tea Party, that is. Top donors will receive a VIP invitation to celebrate our nonprofit status with our WOW director, Jacqueline Dunford, while our lead characters from Phoenix Youth Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. provide what is certain to be unforgettable entertainment. Coming February 2021.

Tax Answers

Is my donation tax deductible?

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Thank you for considering making a gift to PYT. We simply couldn’t do it without you. It’s true! Without the generous support from our friends, PYT could not produce the top-quality performing arts programming you have come to know, expect and love.

Phoenix Youth Theatre
16621 N 91st St, STE 103,
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
Tax ID #: 86-3978427

How does the Cares Act affect my donation?

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Check the questions below and visit the IRS information page to learn more.

Can my C Corporation donate?

The law now permits C corporations to apply an increased corporate limit of 25% of taxable income for charitable contributions of cash they make during calendar-year 2021. Normally, the maximum allowable deduction is limited to 10% of a corporation’s taxable income.

Itemizing

I DON'T itemize my tax return. Can I still donate?

The CARES act permits taxpayers to claim a limited deduction on their 2021 federal income tax returns for cash contributions.
These taxpayers, including married individuals filing separate returns, can claim a deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions during 2021. The maximum deduction is $600 for married individuals filing joint returns.

I DO itemize my tax return. Can I still donate?

Taxpayers who itemize can generally claim a deduction for charitable contributions. The deduction is typically limited to 20% to 60% of their adjusted gross income and varies depending on the type of contribution and the type of charity.
The law now allows taxpayers to apply up to 100% of their AGI, for calendar-year 2021.

Meet our Volunteer Committee

Rebecca Guglielmo

Director of Major Gifts

Deborah Bernard

Grant Writer

Bettina Reiter

Special Events Coordinator

Kathy Crouse

Special Events Coordinator

Have questions?

Our team is waiting to help you with any questions you may have regarding donations, sponsorship, or volunteering.

Address

Phoenix Youth Theatre

16621 N 91st St

Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260

About

Phoenix Youth Theatre is a proud 501(c)(3) – EIN 86-3978427 – charitable nonprofit offering musical theatre training (dance, acting, and singing classes) and top-class shows for children of all ages, in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, and online all over the world.

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