CPRD is a recognized leader in contemporary dance and believes in leveraging the universal language of dance to honor African American heritage, explore the human condition, and offer a transformative experience through physical movement to everyone. Your support of time and money makes a difference in the lives of so many dancers, artists, and young people. You can donate below to support our Artist-in-Residence, New Works, Facilities, or Scholarship programs.
Prefer to donate by check? Mail to CPRD at 119 Park Ave West, Denver CO 80205
We are going to keep saying it—we are 50! And, we are celebrating A 50th Anniversary Unlike Any Other.
Our Dancers are back rehearsing—although we still have no plans to perform in a full, live, concert setting —we are taking this time to do some of the much needed behind the scenes work. In July we raised money to buy three cameras and live streaming technology. That investment has already allowed us to create The Dancer Diaries (tickets here), our first-ever virtual Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum, (29th Season tickets on sale October 15!), and support some of our partner companies.
For our next investment, we need your help once again—we need to rebuild our CPRD Theatre Stage! It has seen so many dancers over its 30 years in the historic Shorter AME Church, and instead of just reinforcing it, we are gathering enough support from individuals like you to give the care it needs by rebuilding and replacing it.
Thanks to Maude Lofton for taking the lead on this work, we are off and running. Can you help match her initial gift? The total cost to rebuild our stage, replace our Marley (the specialized dance floor), and our traveler curtain is $14,000. We are looking to raise $7,000 between today and October 31 with a goal to rebuild the stage this December.
Join us and help us set the stage, or in this case, build the stage, for our triumphant return! Thank you and keep dancing!
Cleo, Malik, and the CPRD Team
The Denver Enterprise Zone – In August 2017, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance qualified as a business within the Enterprise Zone, and as such, qualifies for the EZ tax credit. The Enterprise Program enables donors to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to receive a 25% state income tax credit on monetary contributions of $250 or more.
What is an Enterprise Zone? In 1986, the Colorado Legislature created Enterprise Zones to assist businesses and non-profit organizations located in economically depressed areas throughout Colorado.
Donations support the CPRD facility.
Child Care Tax Credits – In October 2018, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance qualified for the Child Care Contribution tax, supporting our scholarship programming. The Child Care Contribution Tax enable CPRD donors to receive a 50% state income tax credit on monetary contributions of $500 or more.
Donations support the CPRD Scholarship program.
Note: For Tax Credits please complete your donation online or via check and then email email@example.com to activate the appropriate paperwork.
IRA qualified charitable distributions –Contact your IRA custodian to obtain the appropriate form to make an IRA charitable rollover. The form may refer to the rollover by its technical name, “qualified charitable distribution,” or QCD.
On the form, specify the amount to be transferred to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, identify CPRD by its full legal name New Dance Theatre d.b.a Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, and include CPRD’s Tax ID No. 84-0632111.
The IRA plan custodian should make the check payable to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, OR if you have check writing ability on your IRA account, you can make the check out to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Please instruct the IRA plan custodian to reference your name and address on the check; otherwise, it may be difficult to identify that you are the donor when the check arrives. If the IRA plan custodian makes the check payable to CPRD but mails the check to you, please mail the check with a note saying these funds came from your IRA and send to CPRD at the address above.
For more information, rules, guidelines and restrictions please email Hillary Harding: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.295.1759 ext 12.
Mail donation to:
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Attn: Hillary Harding, Director of Development
119 Park Ave West
Denver, CO 80205
IRA Donations can support any CPRD program, facility, or general operating donation.
We are thankful for our sponsors who enable us to continue our mission of improving lives around us through the universal language of dance.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is deeply grateful to following companies for their in-kind support of our programs, dancers, and organization!
Action Spine and Sports Medicine
Agency Off Record (AOR)
The Barre Method
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Jagged Mountain Brewery