Why Donate to Uptown Players
Uptown Players depends on donations from our friends, family, and audiences to create our distinctive theater productions. Ticket sales alone can't pay for the work we do. Even with our secret recipe of thrift, ingenuity, and dependable volunteer labor, box office income only pays for half to three-quarters of what you see on stage.
Uptown Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and gratefully accepts individual, corporate, foundation and government contributions. We commit to keeping our ticket prices low. Tickets sales cover only a portion of our annual expenses. Contributions make up the difference. Your tax-deductible gift truly makes a difference!
Capital Campaign Announced for Administration and Production Support Building.
An Equitable Access Plan has been created by DTC in coordination with the Office of Arts and Culture that is intended to open up the venue to other groups when it is not used by DTC or Uptown Players. Uptown Players strongly supports the spirit of the Equitable Access Plan (EAP) and looks forward to having other minority and up and coming theater groups use both the main stage and the Bryant Hall spaces on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus.
The Equitable Access Plan more than doubles the rent to $7000 per week that all groups will pay DTC to perform in the space, and removes the ability to build sets in the basement or rehearse in the rehearsal rooms. Based on this information shared with us in late January, Uptown Players has secured a facility in the Design District to construct its sets and rehearse its productions. This facility will also contain our daytime box office, administrative offices and costume, set, and prop storage. We will move into this new space officially on September 1 and we are initiating a capital campaign to raise the $350,000 we need by September 1 to purchase the building and modify the interior to meet our needs. This is an ambitious goal but one that is necessary to ensure that Uptown Players continues to serve the LGBTQ+ community by telling our stories on the stage for many years to come.
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Annual Operations Fund
This fund drive help cover daily and production expenses. If you like the quality of customer service and/or the quality of our productions, your dollar here helps us achieve the excellence you deserve.
Click here to download the Fund Drive form.
PO Box 192264
Dallas, TX 75219
Or make a secure, tax-deductible donation now via our box office ticketing system.
Uptown Players sponsorships provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the Dallas arts community while receiving a variety of recognition opportunities and tangible marketing benefits. Please contact Craig Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Planned gifts are a great way to make a lasting impact for the future of the Uptown Players. You may leave legacy gifts in the form of bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance designations, IRA/ retirement plans and charitable gift annuities. With special tax advantages, planned gifts allow you to meet your personal financial objectives while making a significant impact on the artistic future of Uptown Players. Gifts from estates of all sizes are appreciated.
Other Giving Opportunities
Employer Match Programs
One call could double your donation! Take advantage of employer match programs and maximize your contribution. Contact your Human Resources department to determine if your company matches charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations.
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Donate your Time
Volunteers are crucial to the success and operation of all nonprofit's. Click here to learn more about The Uptown Players Guild opportunities and benefits!
To learn more about these giving opportunities, please contact Nancy@nancyrubin.org
Gifts in Kind
Donations of goods and services can help defray operating and production costs or generate revenue at our annual Broadway Our Way Raffle. Your donations are tax-deductible for the full fair-market value of the
item. Some examples of gifts in kind are listed below:
Airline Miles or Hotel Vouchers for guest artists or auction prizes
Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Office Depot Gift Cards
Donating Services to the Broadway Our Way Raffle
To learn more about these giving opportunities, please contact Nancy Rubin at Nancy@nancyrubin.org