About Charitable Giving at the BCRAC
The regional community has supported the BCRAC’s programming and growth for over 30 years.
However, we need help maintaining Bradford County’s historic theatre venues for the future and keeping our programs of the highest quality while maintaining fiscal health and providing price ranges for that are extremely competitive at the state and national levels. Furthermore, continued capital investments in our century-old historic theatres is necessary to preserve these venues, which are expensive and challenging to maintain due to their age and architectural integrity. While movie tickets and concession make up a small portion of our revenue, the grants and voluntary financial support from friends, arts patrons, and Business Partners of the Arts is vital to the overall success of the Arts Council. Your charitable gifts directly support the BCRAC’s Mission of:
- advocating for the Arts;
- cultivating quality arts programming; and
- preserving Bradford County’s historic theatres (Keystone Theatre and Sayre Theatre) as venues for performances, community events, and movies.
Without such generous gifts from the community, Bradford County’s historic theatres would not survive. If you have any questions on the charitable giving opportunities listed below, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 570.268.2787.
Note: The Bradford County Regional Arts Council is a private, not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service designation 501(c)3. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Donations to BCRAC provide a vital source of unrestricted income that supports every aspect of the organization – from keeping our doors open and stages lit to serving the educational and cultural needs of a diverse community. Join our efforts and make a donation today!
Business Partner of the Arts
Businesses may make a general donation to support your local historic theatre by becoming a Business Partner of the Arts. A partnership will not only provide critical support to our arts programming including art workshops, live performance opportunities for the community, and high-quality cinematic content, but will also provide your business with an opportunity to advertise with us onscreen and in print!
Bequests, endowments and charitable gift planning help provide a consistent, reliable source of annual income to assist the BCRAC in ensuring that the tradition of excellence in arts programming in our region continues for future generations. Your tax-deductible contribution will have an impact this year, next year and into the future! Whether given as a memorial, to honor someone special or simply as a desire to secure BCRAC’s future in the region, these monies are invested, and the earnings provide BCRAC with a reliable source of annual operating income.
Bequests to charitable organizations often result in significant tax benefits and can be an important part of a sound estate plan. As you plan your will or trust, including BCRAC can have a significant impact on our future. In addition to bequests, donors may also choose a gift annuity. Donors who choose this method of support contribute appreciated properties, including stocks and bonds, in exchange for dividend or interest payments, or a guaranteed or fixed annuity payment for a defined term. Check with your financial advisor for the option that best suits your situation.
To discuss any of these options further, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.268.2787.
Sponsorships of specific arts programs are also a method for the community to help support the mission of BCRAC, while also presenting advertising opportunities for businesses and organizations. Popular arts programs such as Missoula Children’s Theatre, Nightlife Presents and events such as Girls’ Night Out and Bradford County’s Dancing with the Stars are just a few of the sponsorship opportunities that reach a large local market audience. For more information, contact email@example.com or 570.268.2787.
We are always appreciative of volunteer support at BCRAC, including clerical work in our office (computer work, copying, organization, assembling mailings, answering phones, running errands, etc); maintenance projects at our venues (painting, cleaning, organizing, repairs, etc); and with various art programs (assembling Art Again Kits, support for workshops, live events, etc). Additionally, there may be potential for internships in the BCRAC office. To find out about these opportunities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570.268.2787.