For more than 20 years, CAAM CDT has been passionate about spreading love for Chinese culture through the universal language of dance. We offer subsidized tuition for all students, and free tuition for those receiving free or reduced-fee school lunches (or equivalent). We also stage several free or low-cost events throughout Minnesota each year, including events targeted to school-aged children of low income. We reach audiences of approximately 10,000 individuals each year. All dancers volunteer their time to perform, and when revenues are collected, they are used to support CAAM CDT’s mission. Between 95%-99% of CAAM CDT’s revenue goes toward its programming. Learn more about our revenue, expenses, and funding initiatives.
Our per-student cost for supporting a dancer throughout the year is approximately $800-$1000 more than tuition. Your support vitalizes our mission and extends our community reach. CAAM CDT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.
In addition to our scholarship and school show programs, CAAM CDT is experiencing acute shortfalls in our outreach capabilities, operations, and costuming budgets. With your support we can reach more audiences, touch more lives, build more bridges, and help more young people reach their fullest potential through our award-winning performances and programs.
Donations are tax-deductible. To direct your gift to a specific program, such as operations, please type “Operations donation” in the line where it says, “This donation is made in honor of:” as well as anyone you wish to honor. Donors at the $100 level and above will receive a free ticket to the Weekday Matinee.
Additional options for supporting CAAM CDT include:
1. Monthly or quarterly plans. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will help you tailor an individual or family program.
2. Support a Dancer program. Ask your friends and family to support a CAAM CDT dancer for the year in any amount.
3. Employer matching. Many companies offer matching programs. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department. Please note that many companies will also match in-kind donations. For example, they will match the dollar cost of your labor if you volunteer at CAAM CDT.
4. United Way program. Many companies participate in the United Way Campaign each year. For instructions to designate CAAM CDT for your pledge, please click here. For additional questions on how you can support CAAM CDT, please contact us at [email protected].