Spring Fundraiser  |   April 1 – May 1, 2020

PAA spring fundraiser

We need your help to build a bigger stage

We are transforming our community and our world through a generation of students who are confident in their self-worth, understand the importance of creating and serving their community, and recognize the value in our individual differences.

When our stage grows, so do the number of students who’s lives can be impacted by the Performing Arts Academy program. We want every student to have the opportunity to participate! Won’t you help us build a bigger stage?

Join our Virtual Events!

Kick-Off Party!

We’re gathering online in the PAA Zoom Room on

Wednesday, April 1
at 5:00 PM
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We’ll hear from Dr. Jim, Ms Melanie, and others and watch live performances by several PAA students.


We’re gathering online in the PAA Zoom Room on

Friday, April 17
at 4:30 PM
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We’ll learn new dance choreography from PAA’s dance instructors and then get moving together!

Silent Auction

Help us support our Colorado Community!

Thursday, April 23 –
Saturday, April 25

Bidding opens at 5:00 PM on Thursday and closes Saturday at 8:00 PM. You’ll be supporting local theatre artists AND PAA through this hard time!


We’re gathering online in the PAA Zoom Room on

Friday, May 1
at 5:00 PM
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We’ll celebrate the end of our spring fundraiser, hold our prize drawings, and sing together to some of our favorite songs

Paying it Forward


Each donation that is received during our Build the Stage campaign running April 1 – May 1 (cut off time is 4:00 PM) will be entered to win a prize! The prizes are based on the donation amount, and the more times you donate that amount, the more chances you have to win! The prizes will be awarded by random drawing on March 5th.


  • PAA swag package including a pullover, mug, and hat!
  • One ticket to a summer show of your choice
  • One ticket to the Colorado Rockies game on July 7th
  • One ticket to ALL 7 PAA summer shows
  • One ticket to PAA’s Stars in Arts Gala on October 24th

Make sure you’re signed up for our mailing list to follow along with our campaign.

How do the prize awards work?
For every donation made, one prize entry will be earned for the highest dollar amount prize, and only that prize. So if you make a $100 donation you will have one entry into the drawing for PAA swag, not two entries into the drawing for a summer show ticket.

Questions and Answers


You charge tuition, so why do you need donations?
Student tuition covers 60% of the cost of one PAA production. Because the price of putting on a show is so high we can’t possibly ask our students and families to shoulder the entire cost.

We are extremely grateful for the portion of financial support our students and families provide through their tuition, which is why we work diligently to make up the gap through fundraisers like our Spring, Build The Stage campaign, and our Fall, Stars in Arts Gala.


Where does my donation go?
To so many places! Internally we call it our “general operating fund” and this fund has the challenging job of covering the costs for our main PAA programing. You can expect your generous dollars to fund things like

  • Set design, props, and costumes for our shows
  • Licensing fees we pay to use the well known shows that students love
  • Classroom and stage rental fees
  • Staff to maintain our 10:1 student teacher ratio
  • Equipment purchases, rentals, and maintenance so that our students get experience with common theater industry equipment


What happens if PAA doesn’t meet its fundraising goal?
We hope that doesn’t happen! Our fundraising goals are carefully calculated so that our projected operating costs are covered for the current calendar year. If we fall short, then we’ll have to get creative with our programming. We may not be able to hire that dance teacher for the fall semester, or we may need to combine age groups for the fall shows to reduce overall production cost. Again, we really hope that doesn’t happen!


Do you offer work-match donations?
This is a wonderful program offered by more than 300 companies nation wide. You can visit this page to see if your company participates.


I’m interested in making a larger donation.
That’s wonderful! We have a lot of sponsorship opportunities for donors and companies who would like to support PAA. Please email Dr. James Ramsey or call 303-900-7041 x1.

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