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Our STANDING O program is a financial means of support. Giving is designated in tiered levels which all give YOU a standing ovation of thanks!
We are also excited to announce a new, simple way to give to CYT throughout the year. We have partnered with DonateYourChange to create RoundUp Giving accounts. When you sign up at their secure site, every debit or credit card purchase or bank transaction you make will automatically round up to the nearest dollar and the difference will go to supporting our mission and vision. It’s just like tossing your change into a jar, but with virtual currency! You control what accounts are used, and what your maximum daily donation is. Give it a try!
Ticket sales cover only a portion of CYT's operating expenses. We are committed to remaining accessible for families through keeping our prices reasonable. Please join us to "develop character one stage at a time" by becoming a donor. CYT Wichita is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization under the IRS Federal Tax Code and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the law. Your gift will have a tremendous impact in the lives of hundreds of kids. Would you consider giving today?
We’ve licensed with Donate Your Change, LLC to help our givers give more easily. DYC powers a custom, high-integrity, web-based app that allows you to give through roundups on everyday purchases. You choose which of your checking and credit card accounts to give from, and how much you want to round up every day every time you spend. It’s easy, signup is free, and you have complete control!
If you already have an account on our website, please log in so we can properly attribute your donation.
An annual budget of more than $150,000 pays for costumes, sets, props, sound, lights, rental of theaters and classroom space, teacher stipends, artistic team stipends, curriculum writing and design, royalties and many other training and production costs. Only about 70% of the total comes from ticket sales and tuition and fees. CYT Wichita must raise more than $42,000 each year to ensure that all the productions and student programs are adequately funded.
We have seen God’s confirmation of the need for CYT in Wichita, and many evidences of His provision throughout our startup. After budget tweaking and a variety of sponsorship donations, GOD has miraculously kept our budget and sponsorship goals on track. During our inaugural year, our need appeared to be impossible and daunting. Today, the CYT Wichita Board stands in awe of God's provision.
Philanthropic support is critical to CYT Wichita to continue to make the program affordable. CYT Wichita has made a conscious effort to keep both tuition and ticket prices low in order to make the program accessible for families throughout Wichita. Without charitable support, the CYT Wichita program could not be sustained at a reasonable cost to the students. Because the CYT Wichita program involves a new group of students every year – in addition to those who continue in the program – it is critically important for CYT Wichita to generate consistent sources of revenue. Would you consider sending in a $100-$1,000 gift and help CYT meet budget?
CYT Wichita is looking to the leaders of today, who truly believe that funds invested in youth are an investment in our future, which goes to the heart of the CYT Wichita mission. Charitable support allows CYT Wichita to grow and enhance the quality of the training and productions. A gift to CYT Wichita is an investment with an established, family-oriented organization that helps provide children a safe, wholesome environment and provides them with skills to make better life choices and become positive contributing members of their community.
Would you prayerfully consider supporting CYT Wichita with your tax-deductible financial donation? While your contribution of any amount will be greatly appreciated, gifts over $100 are eligible for inclusion in Standing "O", our donor benefits program. For more information about the Standing "O" program you may CLICK HERE or download our SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE. To make an online contribution, DONATE NOW by filling out the form above. If you would like to send in a Standing "O" donation, you can mail a check to CYT P. O. Box 26 Wichita, KS 67201.
Most importantly, we ask that you cover our sponsorship need with your prayers. Thank you for your interest and your support of CYT Wichita!
CYT is committed to training young people in theatrical elements of drama, voice and dance while "Developing Character...one stage at a time." This process requires mentoring at all age levels with a commitment to fostering relationships. Stardom is not primary, rather, mutual support and encouragement. Christian...Youth...Theater does not mean the product should suffer. Rather, by utilizing, nurturing and fostering the God-given talents within our youth and community, professional upscale entertainment can knock our socks off!
Pray for God's excellence in both character and product.
Pray the people of CYT will impact the Wichita community in excellence of character, performance, entertainment, and delight those who are watching.
Pray for the teachers and directors to encourage and challenge our students on and off the stage.
Pray for our facilities and the people who work in them.
Pray for our Board and Staff to make decisions that reflect the Mission and Beliefs of CYT.
May God be glorified in all we do!