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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.


Annual Target


Individual Giving

Supportive people just like you donate amounts ranging from $25 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!

Have more questions? View Our FAQs

Classes Programming

We can add more class offerings to train our student's in every aspect of performing and prepare them for the big stage.

More Shows

We can compliment our flagship productions by adding level-specific additional shows throughout the season.

Early Ticket Access

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

Branding Outreach

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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.


Is my donation tax deductable?

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

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.

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.


Phoenix Youth Theatre

16033 N 77th St, Suite C

Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260


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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