Ticket sales account for less than 50 percent of our annual budget each season.
Like all non-profit arts organizations, Columbia City Ballet is dependent upon additional support from individual donors each year. These contributions ensure that our productions remain affordable while reaching the widest spectrum of audiences. Contributions also allow us to maintain our high artistic standards of excellence in ballet. Our mission and commitment to entertainment and education are our top priorities, and thanks to gifts from supporters like you, Columbia City Ballet can continue to bring our world-class ballets to life on the stage each season.
Now celebrating 57 years of innovative, critically acclaimed dance performances, in addition to a very successful educational outreach program, Columbia City Ballet is South Carolina’s largest performing arts organization. Columbia City Ballet improves the quality of life of our community and is an important part of the economic engine. More than 60,000 people attend our world-class performances each year, resulting in a $2.3 million economic impact. Our Educational Outreach Series, provides arts education to more than 30,000 children each year, having now provided arts education to more than half a million students since its inception. An investment in the Columbia City Ballet keeps the “art” in smart!
There is no better way to ensure the growth and vitality of our community than by supporting the arts! The arts inspire, soothe, and entertain us, providing the “special sauce” for our quality of life. Now, more than ever, non-profit arts organizations need your support as corporate and government funding of the arts continues to decline. As you plan your charitable giving for the remainder of this year, please consider making Columbia City Ballet your charity of choice.
There are many ways for you to support us, and your donation is tax deductible. We would greatly appreciate your gift to our Annual Campaign. Donating is easy; simply make out a check to Columbia City Ballet and Include Annual Campaign in your check memo, or phone our office staff at (803)-799-7605 to process your donation. Upon receipt of your donation, we will issue a letter acknowledging your 100% tax-deductible gift.
Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to Columbia City Ballet’s Annual Campaign. Your generosity will have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people and continue to enhance the quality of life in the Midlands.