Our Gift to You
As a private nonprofit organization, we are pleased to assist our colleagues in the nonprofit community by offering ticket vouchers as raffle or auction prizes for fundraising events. We receive more requests than we can accommodate, however, and following the guidelines below will increase the chance of our being able to help with your event!
We can’t offer tickets to specific shows. Rather, we offer a ticket voucher that is good for a pair of tickets to a preselected list of shows. The ticket voucher is good only for the shows listed on it. It has no cash value. The criteria we will use to decide whether we can issue a ticket certificate for your fundraiser are as follows:
1. Organizations must be registered as non-profit. Please include a copy of your organization’s non-profit tax ID number with your request if you have one.
2. Organizations must be within Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Green, Iowa, Sauk or Dane County.
3. All donations for tickets are limited to auctions and/or raffles. It is our policy not to donate tickets to be used as door prizes, volunteer recognition gifts or giveaways.
5. All requests must be received in writing via fax or mail, on your organization’s letterhead, by the deadline outlined below:
If your event happens during the months of September, October or November, we need your request by the previous June 1. Certificates will be mailed in August.
If your event happens during the months of December, January or February, we need your request by the previous September 1. Certificates will be mailed in November.
If your event happens during the months of March, April or May, we need your request by the previous December 1. Certificates will be mailed in February.
If your event happens during the months of June – August, we need your request by the previous March 1. Certificates will be mailed in May.
Please send us a short follow up report specifying the amount raised by our donation and the total amount raised through the fundraising event. Please send it to the address below within one month of completion of your fundraiser. This information must be received in order to be eligible for a donation the following calendar year.
Please take a moment to fill out our form to be considered for a donation.
What’s the value of the donation?
The retail pricing for the donation will depend on the show(s) offered. A good general estimate of the value is $65 retail for the pair.
I didn’t get my application in on time – can we still be considered?
We will try but we can’t guarantee it.
May we get tickets to one of the Broadway shows?
Overture Center partners with Broadway Across America and the producers of the shows and at this time, Overture Center cannot offer them.
May we get more than one pair of tickets?
Due to the high volume of requests that we receive for fundraising, we cannot offer more than one pair of tickets.
We have two separate fundraisers during the year. Can we get ticket certificates for both of them?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests we receive, we must limit each organization to one ticket donation per year.
May I send you a fax or an email request letter?
We will try our best to use the information you send us, but if it is incomplete, we will give priority to applications that answer all the questions on the enclosed form.