Individual Donations/Annual Fund Drive
Move and Be Moved
Sonia Plumb Dance Company (SPDC) was founded on the mission: to enrich and educate the community through innovative modern. SPDC fulfils this mission by providing performances, classes, workshops, community outreach, arts integration residencies, webinars, library talks and more to diverse audiences. SPDC collaborates with artists, educators and the community at large including musicians and composers, visual artists and actors, puppeteers, poets, professors, K-12 teachers regionally, nationally and internationally. SPDC is known for reaching beyond the arts community with a diverse repertoire that often reflects upon larger societal issues. Our vision is to create a transformative perspective the world.
We are moved by YOUR support!
Your philanthropic contribution:
- Supports new projects
- Expands our community programming for world wide engagement
- Increases our educational outreach residencies
- Builds upon our mission of inclusivity for audiences and dance artists alike
Gifts, in ANY amount, support rehearsals, costuming, set construction, and opportunities for collaboration with local, national, and international choreographers, dancers, visual artists, composers, and musicians.
SPDC is committed to building a vibrant and innovative modern dance community, and we are always grateful for your support.
Please join our exceptional community of supporters by making a tax-deductible* donation today!
Ways to make a Tax-Deductible Gift
One-Time Donation: mail donation check (made payable to Sonia Plumb Dance Company) to: 1465 Boulevard ,West Hartford, CT 06119
Recurring Donations: Support SPDC year-round with a monthly recurring gift, can be set-up for autopay with your financial institution.
Pledge Your Support: Making a pledge is a great way to support SPDC, and you determine your payment schedule.
Matching Gifts: If your gift qualifies for a company match, we will be happy to walk you through the process.
Gifts of Stocks/Securities: Please contact us at (860-681-5779 for instructions.
Planned Gifts: Planned gifts are arranged through estate plans, trusts, and other deferred-giving methods.
In-Kind Donations: If you find yourself wanting to support SPDC, but do not have the financial resources to contribute at the level you would like to, consider in-kind contributions.
These important gifts have taken various forms over the years and supply vital support for dancers and staff.
In-kind gift options include, but are not limited to:
- Frequent flier mileage awards
- Surplus fabric for costuming
- Surplus building materials for props and scenery
- Skills or services such as sewing or construction
- Hosting a fund-raising event, yourself!
New items and services
New items and services can be donated as auction items to assist in raising funds for the studio. Items include but are not limited to:
- Vintage wines
- Personal care services
- Restaurant certificates
- Hotel stays
- Event tickets (i.e., concerts, theater, sports)
- Museum Passes
- Unique experiences (i.e., helicopter flights, personal chef, vacation home rental)
Or perhaps you have a great idea about another way you can support SPDC through a means besides cash. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Annual Fund Drive
In refocusing our vision to create a transformative perspective of the world, this year’s Annual Fund Drive is currently focusing on building community through innovative, globally recognized programming. During multiple lockdowns and restrictions over the nearly three years of pandemic. Sonia Plumb Dance Company engaged with more international audiences and artists than ever before. The creative mind and body cannot be stopped, so it was proved, by a pandemic. Sonia and the dancers were pushed to create and connect in new ways, digitally and physically – often from the confines of their own living rooms and basements.
But any dancer will impart to you the importance of sharing physical space in technique classes, improvisation exercises, rehearsals and ultimately the performance. Surely you, a supporter of dance, similarly miss the excitement of attending a performance, feeling the breath and heartbeat of the dancers before you. SPDC – Sonia, our dancers – need YOU in order to make that leap from a dance company grappling with a pandemic to a dance company soaring to new heights in a post-pandemic world.
Help us open our doors to you, inviting you and our neighbors IN to experience performances together again.
Direction of Movement and Choreography – Sonia Plumb
Sound Design and Composition – Jeph Vanger