A situation like a Pandemic can be utterly fatal to a budding nonprofit organization. We are staying optimistic that we will survive. The postponement of our Inaugural Gala & Masterclass Series holds the serious potential to gravely set us back in producing our fall 2020 performance plans & our first full summer season scheduled for 2021. We need financial support NOW more than ever. If you have the ability to make a contribution (even $5), you are DIRECTLY influencing the future of South Dakota Ballet.
Please note that the amount of contributions that one can deduct from their taxes has been greatly expanded:
Charitable Giving Tax Deduction
An "above-the-line" or universal charitable giving incentive for contributions made in 2020 of up to $300. This provision will now allow all non-itemizer taxpayers (close to 90% of all taxpayers) to deduct charitable contributions from their tax return, an incentive previously unavailable to them. Additionally, the stimulus legislation lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for itemizers from 60 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI) to 100 percent of AGI for contributions made in 2020.
South Dakota Ballet is currently seeking event sponsors for our Inaugural Gala. This extraordinary event is in the process of being rescheduled from Friday, June 12, 2020.
Sponsors will receive a plethora of exclusive benefits based on the tier of sponsorship. Benefits may include: company/individual recognition on all print materials, acknowledgment in the playbill, verbal acknowledgment prior to the performance, private backstage tours, private meet and greet with artists, exclusive backstage party prior to the show, access to patrons lounge before the show and intermission, guaranteed access to the gala after party, invitations to view company class and rehearsals, and more.
For a copy of our corporate sponsorship tiers please email
South Dakota Ballet is actively seeking volunteers for upcoming events. If you would like to be added to our volunteer list please email