With your generous support BTM can continue to bring the artistry, excitement, and innovation you've come to expect from Maryland's premier professional ballet company to communities throughout our state.
Thank you for your continued support, and may your day be filled with dancing!
Kaitlin Frankenfield as Clara in The Nutcracker. Photo: Donna L. Cole
How to Give:
or use the attached Donor Form.
Be sure to include your address, phone and e-mail address
as well as your affiliation with BTM (patron, parent, alumni, business, etc.)
Cash, Check or Credit Card
Cash gifts make an immediate impact on BTM performances, company, and school.
Gifts for unrestricted use are especially appreciated because they allow for flexibility when a need arises.
Please make your checks payable to Ballet Theatre of Maryland and send to:
Ballet Theatre of Maryland
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Credit Card by Mail
Be sure to use the attached Donor Form.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your Donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive an acknowledgement letter for your contribution.
Other Ways to Give:
Planned giving provides the opportunity for you to continue your support of Ballet Theatre of Maryland while allowing future generations to enjoy BTM as you have. There are a variety of planned giving options available including a bequest, charitable annuity and a gift of retirement fund asset. Each gift offers its own set of financial benefits for you and Ballet Theatre of Maryland and some gifts offer immediate tax deductions.
Gifts by Bequest
Bequests are a convenient and flexible way to support Ballet Theatre of Maryland. By naming BTM in your will or living trust, you can make a meaningful gift while maintaining control of your assets during life. Your gift to BTM may be either a specified amount of money or a percentage of you estate, or you may include BTM as a contingent beneficiary.
Gifts that Provide Income
A charitable remainder trust allows you to claim a charitable deduction for a portion of your gift when it is made plus you receive an annual income during your lifetime. If you prefer, you can have the income paid to a loved one. These gifts are ideal for Ballet Theatre of Maryland patrons who have highly appreciated stock and would like to receive additional income or provide support for a friend or family member.
Other Gift Options
There are many other planned giving options that might work with your financial plans. For instance, you can designate BTM as the beneficiary of your retirement plan assets or a life insurance policy. Please contact your financial advisor to discuss a legacy gift to BTM that will match your personal financial plans and philanthropic goals.
To learn more about how you may leave a legacy for future dance enthusiasts, please contact the BTM office at 410.224.5644.
Gift of Stock
By transferring stock that has appreciated in value as a gift to Ballet Theatre of Maryland, you may deduct the full market value of the stock without incurring a capital gains tax. If you won stock that is worth less now than when you acquired it, it may be worthwhile from a tax standpoint to sell the shares and donate the proceeds to BTM, then declare a capital loss on your income. Contributions at any level may be made in the form of stock and you will receive membership benefits based on the stock’s value at the time it is donated. Please contact your investment advisor regarding a gift of stock.
Many companies match their employees’ gifts to non-profit organizations. A matching gift could increase your annual donation to BTM by as much as 100%. In some cases, companies will match gifts from retired employees or spouses of members from their board of directors. Please contact your human resources department for information on matching gifts. Fill out the donor portion of your employer’s matching gift form and send it directly to BTM. You will immediately begin receiving benefits at the increased giving level and we will inform you when the matching gift is received.
BTM is always seeking in-kind donations for a variety of needs. Please contact the office at 410.224.5644 for ways in which you can donate in-kind support.