Donations made to CYT are tax deductible. And thanks to the generous support of our contributors, CYT can continue to bring joy and excitement to our Fredericksburg youth through training in the arts. CYT offers a professional, wholesome, family environment in which children are encouraged to "Develop Character One Stage at a Time." For more information about giving to CYT and joining the Standing "O" Club, please contact Marilyn Scott at (540) 656-8856.
Our annual budget pays for costumes, sets, props, sound, lights, rental of theaters and classroom space, teacher stipends, artistic team stipends, curriculum writing and design, royalties and many other training and production costs. Only about 80% of the total comes from ticket sales and tuition and fees. CYT must raise support each year to ensure that all the productions and student programs are adequately funded. Philanthropic support is also critical to CYT to continue to make the program affordable. CYT has made a conscious effort to keep both tuition and ticket prices low, often providing scholarships, in order to make the program accessible for families throughout the Fredericksburg area. Without charitable support, the CYT program could not be sustained at a reasonable cost to the students. Because the CYT program involves a new group of students every year – in addition to those who continue in the program – it is critically important for CYT to generate consistent sources of revenue. CYT is looking to the leaders of today, who truly believe that funds invested in youth is an investment in our future, which goes to the heart of the CYT mission. Charitable support allows CYT to grow and enhance the quality of the training and productions. A gift to CYT is an investment with an established, family-oriented organization that helps provide children a safe, wholesome environment and provides them with skills to make better life choices and become positive contributing members of their community.