South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Organization Celebrates 60 Years!

Midlands Gives 2021

Columbia City Ballet Would Like to Give a Big “Bravo!” to All of Our Wonderful Patrons That Donated  to Our Midlands Gives Campaign! With Your Generous Donations, We Raised Over $6K!

If you were unable to give last Tuesday during the campaign, you can still make a donation today by clicking the “Donate Here!” button below!

What is Midlands Gives?
Midlands Gives brings the brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local non-profits in eleven Midlands counties. In addition to being a year-round resource for donors across the Midlands, the initiative amplifies donations during an eighteen-hour online giving challenge the first Tuesday of May. Since its inception in 2014, the event has raised $12.6 million for local non-profits. The 8th annual Midlands Gives Day event will take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Who is Central Carolina Community Foundation?
Your proud hosts of Midlands Gives! Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy, is a non-profit organization that links charitable people and businesses with areas of need in our community. Our mission is to promote, facilitate, and increase philanthropy to create a sustainable impact within our community through responsible giving. The Community Foundation serves donors and organizations in the following eleven counties of the Midlands of SC:  Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter. To learn about Central Carolina Community Community Foundation, please visit their website at

What Will CCB Do with Money Raised on Midlands Gives Day?
The funds raised this year will support our Educational Outreach Program and Matching Pointe Shoe Campaign. Donations will allow students from various households to take part and benefit from our Educational Outreach performances that would otherwise not be able to do so. The funds raised will also support the Matching Pointe Shoe Campaign. As dancers spend nearly $2,000 each every year on pointe shoes, this campaign helps provide dancers with pointe shoes to reduce the potential financial burden and keep them safe and at peak performance.

About the Educational Outreach Program
We invite you to bring your classroom to the theatre! Treat your students to a unique learning opportunity that transforms our ballet stage into your vibrant classroom! CCB has received national attention and awards for its creative commitment and vision of its Educational Outreach Program bucking the national industry standard of simply offering students the company’s scheduled dress rehearsals. CCB Executive and Artistic Director William Starrett had the vision to develop curriculum-driven educational dance performance experiences that would be accompanied by a teacher’s guide, choosing stories and topics that help our young people with today’s concerns and developmental needs while also gaining national attention for the company’s diversity.

About the Pointe Shoe Campaign
When pointe shoes are worn out, they put dancers at a higher risk for stress fracture injuries which requires them to be replaced often. Dancers spend nearly $2,000 each every year on pointe shoes so this campaign helps provide dancers with pointe shoes to help reduce the potential financial burden. Overall, the mission of the Pointe Shoe Campaign is to keep dancers safe and at peak performance.

Is My Gift Tax-Deductible?
Yes, donations through Midlands Gives are 100% tax deductible. When you make a gift to on Midlands, your donation is collected by Central Carolina Community Foundation and forwarded on to your charity of choice. The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are deductible to the full extent provided by law.

What Are the Minimum and Maximum Donation Amounts?
The minimum donation amount is $10. There is no maximum donation. All gifts made on are non-refundable.

Are There Fees Associated with Donations Given Through Midlands Gives?
As with any credit card transaction, there are typical transaction fees assessed by the credit card companies as well as technology and processing costs to execute the event. The fee is 5.0%* per donation (2.2% credit card fee + 2.8% technology fee). Donations made by electronic check will be assessed the 2.8% technology fee plus a $0.30 fee per donation paid by the nonprofit. Donors will receive a tax deduction on the full donation amount. Want your nonprofit to receive the full donation amount? Cover the transaction fee! Donors have the option to help cover the fees when they checkout, allowing more of their donation amount to go to the nonprofit.

Does Central Carolina Community Foundation Receive Any Portion of the Donations?
No. As a matter of fact, Central Carolina Community Foundation, along with our sponsors and partners, will cover all costs associated with the logistics of Midlands Gives including the website, software, support staff, advertising and media promotion, training and all prizes. It’s our way of giving back.

Is My Gift Safe and Secure?
Yes, NeonPay (our merchant processor) provides a secure service. All payments are tokenized and no card or bank account information is stored in a Neon One (technology provider) application. Neon Pay’s toolset is PC1-DDS Level 1 compliant (same as what banks use) and contains fraud monitoring at the transactional level to maintain the highest standard of security.

How Will the Donations Be Reported on My Credit Card Statement?
Your credit card statement will read “Midlands Gives.”

Can I Get a Refund on My Donation?
Each gift is tax-deductible and irrevocable.

Will I Receive a Receipt for My Online Contribution?
Yes, a formal email tax acknowledgement from Central Carolina Community Foundation will be sent automatically as soon as the donation is made. The donor will see “Midlands Gives” on their credit card statement. In addition, donors who create an account on the Midlands Gives website will be able to login at any time and retrieve their receipt at any time.


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