PAA spring fundraiser
We need your help to build PAA's future.
This year, PAA’s spring fundraiser will have two primary goals. The Build The Stage-Build The Community! campaign is not only focused on ensuring PAA’s future but also building our community back stronger than ever. We are creating new community building programs and events, expanding programs into more communities, creating volunteering and giving opportunities for students, and establishing additional safe places for students to come together and be part of this amazing community. We need your help to make this happen!
Supporting PAA through a financial contribution will make an impact, whether it's $5 or $5,000. Every donation makes a difference and we need your help today!
Donate to build a strong future!
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. This year we are focused on expanding programming in hopes of regaining the students that weren’t able to attend PAA in 2020 due to the gathering restrictions and/or safety concerns.
In 2021, new exciting opportunities include a revamped after-school outreach program for at-risk youth and launching two new programs: an Arts Leadership program for Middle and High School students and PAA’s Academy of Dance coming this Fall.
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.