Spring 2017 Challenge
A generous anonymous donor has committed up to $5,000 to fund a Matching Donation Challenge in support of our company and school
Donate between May 4, 2017 and June 1, 2017 and your donation will be doubled, up to $5,000!
We hope that you enjoyed watching our 2017 spring production “Sleeping Beauty”. It was an AMAZING show and it was quite obvious that it took a whole team of talented staff and volunteers to make it happen. In addition, it required a significant financial investment to cover the cost of instruction, costumes and sets. We make every effort not to burden our dancers’ families with those expenses, but alas, they still exist.
Recently, a generous anonymous donor has committed up to $5,000 to fund a Matching Donation Challenge in support of our company and school. Between now and June 1st, any donation made in response to this challenge will be matched, up to a total of $5,000. This means that your gift will be doubled, whether it is unrestricted or targeted to a particular purpose, such as Costume Restoration, Production costs or scholarships.
Donations may be made by check (payable to Virginia Ballet Company) directly in person or by mail to our studio. Please note that your donation is in response to the Spring 2017 Match Challenge. Since Virginia Ballet Company and School is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization your kind gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
Please mark your calendars on June 23rd and 24th for our contemporary companies’ IMPACT and IMPACT2 production at the James Lee Community Theater in Falls Church. See below to purchase tickets.
With our warmest thanks,
President, Board of Directors
Virginia Company and School
IMPACT presents IGNITE, June 23rd at 7 pm and June 24th at 2 pm
IMPACT2 presents SPARK, June 24th at 12 pm
The question was raised this past spring on how Virginia Ballet might follow the example of other non-profit organizations, and benefit from the generosity of supporters who want to make a donation of stocks, bonds or some other financial asset. The advantage that makes appreciated securities such an excellent gift is that if they have been held long term, the donor can generally claim a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and avoid paying the capital gains tax due if the security were sold first and the proceeds donated.
Recently, the Board of Directors, with the assistance of USAA Financial Advisors, opened a special charitable organization brokerage account registered as Virginia Ballet Co & School Inc. The date of a gift is the date that it is received in the Virginia Ballet account and the amount is the mean market value on that day. The account has already been activated with an initial donation.
If you would like more information on how to make such a gift to Virginia Ballet, before the next bear market, while avoiding the IRS “cut,” leave a note for Rob Mirabello at the office (or an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please note: The appreciated securities must be given to Virginia Ballet; if you sell the securities and donate the proceeds, you will not realize the tax benefits.
President, Board of Directors