Make a gift by phone
To make a gift over the phone using your credit card, please call the number below and an Arts Center representative will be happy to accept and process your gift.
719-295-7200 ext. 7213
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm MT
Make a gift by mail
To make a gift by mail, make sure to specify the program you would like your gift to go to. Then, make out your check(s) for the donation amount payable to The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Mail the check, along with the program you would like to support, along with the check(s) to:
The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center
201 N. Santa Fe Avenue Pueblo, Colorado 81003 ATTN: Development
Make a gift online
The easiest way to make a gift by credit card is to donate online at www.sdc-art.org. You may also make a gift over the phone using your credit card by calling 719-295-7200 ext. 7201 anytime Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm MT, and an Arts Center representative will be happy to accept and process your gift.
Designate a gift in honor or in memory of someone Any gift—whether a one-time, recurring, or pledge—can be designated as an honorary or memorial donation. To do so online, after selecting the amount and upon checkout, there will be a comment box that will mention 'Please list any comments, concerns, and/or indicate which category your donation should be directed.' Do comment how you would like the donation to be viewed, for example; “In memory of" or "in honor of”, and fill out the requested information with any special notes you have regarding the donation.
For assistance with making a gift online or any other gift-related questions, please email or call: firstname.lastname@example.org • 719.295.7200 ext. 7213
Making a gift at the end of the year is a great way to support the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and potentially take advantage of any tax benefits you may qualify for this year.
Contact the Arts Center Development office at email@example.com or call 719.295.7200 ext. 7213 with questions. Please consult your advisors for tax and legal advice.
Contact our Development Office for guidance on these individual circumstances.
WE APPRECIATE YOU!
Your support helps the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center produce dance recitals, plays, exhibits classes, art walks, and much, much more, that in turn, helps propel the Arts Center toward its mission of creating artistic, cultural, and educational experiences for everyone.
Research has shown that communities, which emphasize the arts subsequently show more civic and social engagement, as well as better child welfare and lower poverty rates. Additionally, arts organizations stimulate business and economic growth, drive tourism, inspire young people, and promote intergenerational relationships.
Simply put, you are part of the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, and your financial support helps fund the events, classes, and exhibits that you, your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors enjoy. To that end, what is listed below are some opportunities for donations or sponsorships that our programming experts and instructors have noted for your perusal. It is broken down by departments so please click the respective tabs to view all available options to support.
Contributions toward projects, classes, and other needs always are appreciated. If you would like to donate toward a specific event or another item, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-295-7200. If your idea is not among the following listings below, we at the Arts Center would like to discuss all potential funding opportunities with you. Opportunities exist for individuals, businesses, churches, organizations, foundations, and more. Please call the listed program leaders or Karen Vigil, 719-295- 7200, ext. 7213, for an appointment to customize your concept. Thank you for considering a gift to the Arts Center!
Live music in class
Having a pianist accompany ballet classes greatly enhances students’ ability to listen to and understand the music to which they dance. A pianist’s ability to vary tempos to suit different exercises and experiential levels is invaluable to the dance-teaching process.
Pianists are available to work at $15 per hour. If teachers were able to instruct 10 hours a week, the students’ learning experience would be improved. Please contact Nan Wainright, School of Dance artistic director, at email@example.com.
A donation of $3,000 for 20 weeks is sought and/or donations toward that amount also are appreciated.
2023 Collection Conservation Funding:
The Visual Arts Department works to maintain the permanent art collections through conservation care, and curatorial management. Each work requires maintenance, documentation, and preservation. Donations toward this ongoing cost, as well as for upgraded storage solutions are needed. Please contact Bree Pappan, director of collections, archives and exhibits, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A donation of $500 to $1,000 annually is sought.
2024 "Myriads of Gods" 52nd gala – June 7th
Japanese photographer's US debut/Contemporary Japanese artists: Please contact Bree Pappan, director of collections, archives and exhibits, at email@example.com.
Donations toward the Arts Center's major annual fundraiser are appreciated.
Colorado State Fair Parade and Pueblo Parade of Lights
Funding toward the creation of Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center floats for use in the Colorado State Fair Parade and the Pueblo Parade of Lights: We would like to raise our community profile with these rolling projects, and we would appreciate your monetary and in-kind contributions toward them. These tremendous events are great opportunities for community involvement and public visibility for the Arts Center. Please email Emily Eckland, communications and media manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A donation of $250 to $1,000 is sought per project.
2024 Masquerade “Behalf” Ball
Details are in the making: Please contact Bree Pappan, director of collections, archives and exhibits, at email@example.com.
Two New Tax Benefits
Universal Deduction for Donations Up to $300
For individuals and $600 for married-filing jointly couples. For the over 9 out of 10 people who no longer itemize their charitable giving, Congress has extended the CARES Act and will allow these individual taxpayers to deduct donations to the charity of up to $300 for individuals and $600 for married-filing jointly couples on their 2021 federal tax return, even though they take the standard deduction.
Raising the Charitable Giving Deduction Cap
For those donors who are still able to itemize their deductions, and therefore directly write off gifts to charity, the current deduction cap is 60% of adjusted gross income*. Corporations are able to deduct charitable donations up to 10% of taxable income.
Enterprise Zone Contributions
The EZ tax credit allows a dollar-for-dollar reduction in state taxes owed by an amount equal to 25% of cash donations $250 or more. To make a contribution to the Arts Center as an Enterprise Zone donation write “Enterprise Zone’ in the memo field on the check. Include your tax id number or the last four digits of your social security number. The purpose of the Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credit Program is to support businesses and non-profit organizations, such as the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, located in economically distressed areas throughout the State of Colorado. Please consult with your professional tax adviser to be sure the Enterprise Zone tax credit program will be of benefit to your specific tax situation.