If you love the performing arts and want our community to continue to enjoy the Alberta Bair Theater for years to come, consider making a contribution.
Because the Theater is a non-profit organization, every donation helps to fulfill our mission of Bringing the excitement of performing arts to the Big Sky Country!
Individuals who make gifts to the Alberta Bair Theater also enjoy various benefits such as listing on the “Bravo” page within our season playbill, tax deductions, and the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you contributed to making your community a better place. All contributions are welcome. Also, the amount given by an individual is cumulative, representing a one-year time period.
Encore Gift Club
This fall, the theater raises the curtain on its new Encore Gift Club! Alberta Bair Theater is excited to launch an inclusive club with the common goal of celebrating and supporting the performing arts! The camaraderie shared will be rewarding and the “behind the scenes” events will be exhilarating – you won’t want to miss these fantastic benefits!
BENEFITS: Members will be entitled to:
- Exclusive Invitations issued: “Plan the Season;” “Season Preview;” pre-show receptions & annual board of directors meeting
- Advance email alerts/ticket purchasing
- Preferred seating
- Listing on “Encore Gift Club” recognition display
- Season-long recognition in playbill
- Private theater tour for members and four guests
- Discount on special event fundraising event tickets
A donor who makes a commitment of $1,000 per year, for three consecutive years, becomes an inaugural member of ABT’s Encore Gift Club. Currently, many of you make annual gifts in support of ABT’s operational expenses, whether through your series subscription mailing in June, your fall Annual Fund Drive contribution, or your year-end gift. This will not change – you may still make your gift at the time you find most convenient, as long as the gift is received by December 31, .
Please call 406-294-5203 for more information.
To encourage planned giving in Montana, the legislature provides for a Montana State Income Tax credit for certain contributions to permanent endowment funds of Montana charities.
A summary of these rules are:
- Individuals must make planned gifts. Those gifts qualify for a 40% tax credit up to $10,000.
- Planned gifts must have a life of over five years.
- Corporate or other business entity gifts qualify for a 20% credit up to $10,000 and these entities may make outright gifts.
The current Montana Qualified Endowment Credit law became effective July 1, 2003 and will continue through December 31, 2013.
For more information regarding planned gifts or how the Montana Endowment Tax Credit can benefit you as well as the Alberta Bair Theater's Endowment Fund, please call 406-294-5203 for further information (with no obligations).
Memorials and Honorarium Gifts
Individuals who make contributions also have the opportunity to memorialize someone special, or honor a person, event or accomplishment by making a donation in their name. Just send your gift to the Alberta Bair Theater with a note indicating who is being remembered or who/what event is being honored and the Alberta Bair Theater will send acknowledgment of the gift to the person you designate.
Sponsor the Theater for a Day
For gifts of $500 or more, individuals can have their name in lights on our outside marquee as our sponsor for the day. Day sponsors may choose to have a short, appropriate birth day, anniversary, or memorial message displayed rather than their name. This option is a great way to support the theater.
It is a convenient and secure option that also helps reduce gift processing costs, so your gifts have a greater impact. Please be assured of the security and validity or your credit cards transaction. Our forms are encrypted by our secure server to guarantee that the information can be read only by the ABT.
Gifts by check may be mailed to:
Alberta Bair Theater
PO Box 1556
Billings, MT 59102
Alberta Bair Theater is a non-profit, 501©3 organization so contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law.