Ensure We Thrive!

COVID-19 Pandemic Relief

We started this year with great optimism for CYT Tucson due to the exponential growth at the height of our 15th season. The months of June through December 2019 we welcomed nearly 40 new families into our expanding organization.  There were many new donors that invested in our program to ensure we could hire quality teachers while meeting overhead demands for warehouse rent, leasing classroom facilities, producing family entertainment, and extracurricular educational opportunities. The board of directors was enthusiastically interviewing candidates for our managing director's position.  When COVID shutdowns hit our state we were 3 weeks into our spring session which means our students were JUST getting settled into new classes. The rigorous process of casting a full-scale Broadway musical was complete and announced. Costumes and sets were 6 weeks into production. Rehearsals were JUST getting underway. We were on the cusp of announcing our exciting and adventurous 16th season. 

Then everything came to a screeching halt...

The season of "No's" began. No classes. No show. No one gathering. All our families hovered in place praying and hoping for the best outcome. Meanwhile, CYT Tucson's budgetary overhead needs demanded attention while our revenue was dormant. We had to make refunds to families for tuition, school days deposits, and prepurchased tickets. Many families and teachers donated their tuition and salary back to CYT Tucson. We are forever grateful for your generosity.  The Hillman and Lohse Foundations were generous in their recent donations to ease the recent revenue changes.  The board of directors ensured bills were paid but now we must REACH OUT TO YOU as the pandemic's impact will endure for many more months. 

Although this season of distancing continues, so does our resolve to bring Tucson's youth the best in performing arts education and performance opportunities. We are thinking outside the box to bring virtual learning opportunities throughout the remainder of 2020 that are fresh and fun so your children can continue to sing, act, and dance while staying safe within your homes. There are upcoming fundraisers scheduled to reverse the reduced revenue, such as John Shryock's Virtual Magic Show Register here. Virtual Game Nights. Register Here:

Please consider giving to this campaign today and share our campaign with your social media network, friends, and family. As we join together we can ensure that CYT Tucson will be there for Tucson youth aged 5 years to 18 years old this coming 16th season.  

CYT Tucson is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3)(EIN510537315) and all gifts are tax-deductible. 

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4 Donors

$270.00 Raised


Goal: $20,000.00

Recent Activity:

Date / Time Amount Name(s) Message
7/23/20 @ 10:33pm $50.00 CYT Grandma
8/7/20 @ 6:24pm $5.00 Anonymous
2/26/21 @ 5:37pm $200.00 Michael Rhodes
Let's keep CYT-Tucson going. I miss you all and want to see everyone back in the Fall!
2/27/21 @ 6:46pm $15.00 Anonymous