Ways to Give

You Play a Vital Role in What We Do

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is among the finest schools of classical ballet in the world. In 1955 Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary established Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with the dream of making exceptional ballet training accessible to all children. Her dream is now a reality that impacts thousands of children and adults each year.  As our way of saying thanks, you will enjoy exclusive access and special benefits. 

No matter how you choose to give, your support is vital to sustain our vision of changing lives through dance. 

Ways to Give


Donate Online

Donate Now online or contact the Development Department to set up recurring payments that can be charged monthly, bi-monthly, twice a year or annually. 


Gifts of Cash

Send your check or money order made payable to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet through the mail to: 

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Development Department
5 North Orange Street, Suite 3
Carlisle, PA 17013

Planned Giving 

Bequests help to guarantee the legacy of this renowned institution for generations. Central Pensylvania Youth Ballet offers many ways for you to provide through your estate planning. You and your advisors can decide which option best fits with your personal financial and philanthropic goals. A charitable bequest is fully deductible for state and federal estate tax purposes. Learn More about our Legacy Society

Matching Gifts

Find out if your employer will match your gift to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet or is willing to start a matching gift program. CPYB will add the matching gift amount to your donation when recognizing your contribution level. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax-free charitable gift from an IRA that is paid directly to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRA. RMDs are not required of Roth IRAs. 

Gifts of stock

Make an impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds directly to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. If you have held your securities for more than one year, your gift will allow you to create an income-tax deduction as well as help avoid the capital-gains tax. Please contact the Development Department at 717.254.8945 before making a gift so that we can appropriately recognize your donation. 

Donor Advised Funds

Make a charitable contribution through a donor advised fund or a family foundation and receive an immediate tax benefit.


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For more information, contact the CPYB Development Department at 717.254.8477 or giving@cpyb.org.

CPYB is a is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN/Tax ID # is 23-1971982. The official registration and financial information of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Additional annual program and financial information is available on GuideStar. Audited financial statements are available upon request