The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all of us. Oklahoma City Ballet is doing everything possible to stay afloat during this uncertain time, but as a nonprofit which relies on 57% earned income, we are forecasting huge losses. Our March production was cancelled after one night, we had to postpone our April production, and our Yvonne Chouteau School has been closed since early March.
Now more than ever, we need your support. Please consider a donation to Oklahoma City Ballet to help us keep on dancing.
You can take advantage of a new Charitable Giving Incentive as part of the CARE stimulus package that includes an above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions you make in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%.
Ways you can support Oklahoma City Ballet
Become a season subscriber or renew your subscription. It’s a win-win! Your money will help us now with much-needed cash flow, and you will get to enjoy a full season of productions starting in October.
Become an Angel of the Ballet Ball. Join a generous group of event sponsors who supported the Ballet Ball despite its cancellation. Your name will be listed on our website, in our playbill, and you will be invited to a fun but no-frills celebration once it is safe to gather again.
General, unrestricted donations are always welcome and come with a variety of benefits that get you up close and personal with our dancers and programs. See the chart below to learn how you can enjoy the benefits that come with supporting Oklahoma City Ballet.
Making a gift online is quick, easy, and safe. Click here to access our secure online donation form.
Donate by Mail:
Please make checks payable to Oklahoma City Ballet (or OKC Ballet) and mail to:
Oklahoma City Ballet
Attention: Development Dept.
6800 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Donations by Phone:
Please contact our development team at (405) 843-9898, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gifts of Stock / Securities, Gifts Through a Donor Advised Fund or Other Instruments
We invite patrons to use instruments of giving that are the most valuable and practical for the donor. To receive the latest details for making a gift of stock, please contact Whitney Cross Moore at (405) 843-9898.
For our patrons and community members who are passionate about the value and preservation of arts for future generations, planned giving through the Five Moons Society is an excellent way to leave a lasting legacy and support the future of Oklahoma City Ballet while also meeting your personal financial needs. Let us know if you have added Oklahoma City Ballet to your trust or will. Or to start a conversation about your giving plans, please contact Whitney Cross Moore at (405) 843-9898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You could potentially double the value of your donation if your company matches charitable donations made by employees. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if they can help increase the value of your donation.
Memorial / Honorary Gifts
Honor or memorialize a loved one by making a donation in their name. Oklahoma City Ballet staff will send an acknowledgment to the recipient or their family to notify them or your thoughtful gift.
IRA Rollover Gifts
If you are 70.5 years or older, you can make a tax-free charitable gift of up to $100,000 directly from your IRA. This gift can be used to meet all or part of an IRA required minimum distribution. Contact your financial representative to take advantage of this benefit while generously supporting Oklahoma City Ballet. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call (405) 843-9898.