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Support the FAC through the Enterprise Tax Zone

Why Use the Enterprise Zone?


Colorado State’s Enterprise Zone legislation permits a 25% tax credit, with an annual credit limit of $100,000, for Colorado taxpayers who make unrestricted cash contributions of $500 or more to the FAC. In-kind and stock contributions receive a 12.5% tax credit.

Click here to see how a contribution of $1,000 may impact your federal and state tax liabilities and lessen the out-of pocket cost of your donation. Table is for illustration purposes only—individual situations may be different.

To make an eligible donation:

  • Make your check payable to El Paso County Enterprise Zone
  • On the memo line write FAC
  • Drop off or mail your check to the
    Fine Arts Center
    Development Department
    30 W Dale St
    Colorado Springs, CO  80903

We will fill out the necessary forms, submit the paperwork, and ensure that you receive your tax credit certificate from the Enterprise Zone. Please call 719.477.4319 with questions.

About the Enterprise Zone
The Enterprise Zone Program is a tax incentive to encourage job growth and contributions in our area. In December 2004, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade approved the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to be an Enterprise Zone Project.

Please contact your tax advisor to determine if this program is right for you.

Thank you to our 2015 Season Opening gala Grand Honoree Sponsor

Kirkpatrick Bank





Support the Fine Arts Center!

Why should I make a donation to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center?
During uneasy economic times, people are often less likely to support the arts. But the Fine Arts Center needs your annual fund donation more than ever. We remain committed to providing arts education to children and adults through the Bemis School of Art, offering a full season of outstanding theatre and presenting world-class art exhibitions. This will only be possible through the support of individuals like you!

I’m a member – isn’t that enough?
Being a member is a great start, but membership dues make up just 6% of the FAC’s revenue budget. We need your donation to enable us to continue bringing quality programming to Colorado Springs.

Annual Fund

Help the FAC reach even greater heights by making a generous gift to the Annual Fund.  It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s 100% tax-deductible!  Make your gift today by giving extra with your annual membership payment, giving in response to an appeal, establishing monthly or quarterly fund transfers or credit card charges, making a gift in stock, or donating online.

Donate now by calling 719.477.4319 or donate online.

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Angel Society

Join the sustaining force behind artistic discovery at the Fine Arts Center. After an expansion, many museums experience a transition period of three years that stretches the capacity of the organization. The Angel Society was created to ease that transition for the FAC by providing a stable and continual source of operating funds, enabling growth in programming and community outreach. Angel Society donors pledge anywhere from $1,000 to $100,000 annually for three years, which includes a Donor Circle membership.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match $1 for $1, or even $2 for $1, for the gifts that employees make to nonprofit organizations. Some even give financial donations to match volunteer time by employees. Ask your human resource department for the matching gift policy of your place of employment, then submit their required paperwork along with your donation to make your gift go even further.

In-Kind Needs

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center relies on donated goods and services to enhance and promote our services to the community. Receiving items through donations continues to keep the FAC operating budget as low as possible and all in-kind donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for continuing to support the FAC through your generous giving!

Microsoft Computers:
• Windows 7 or newer
• 8GB operating Ram
• Core i5 processor or larger

Apple Products:
• All desktops and laptops 2009 or newer
• Generation 2 or newer iPads

Other Goods and Equipment:
• Conference tables (large and small)
• Conference table chairs
• Good quality desk chairs
• Art Deco style furniture
• Baby grand piano for events and performances
• Wheel chairs
• Flat screen TV/monitor for presentations
• Projector
• Screen
• Portable sound system
• Heavy duty extension cords
• Paint
• Easels
• Carts
• Office supplies

Volunteer Professional Services:
• Painters
• Electricians
• Plasterers
• Handy man services
• Vinyl cutters

To learn more about any of these giving opportunities, contact the development office at 719.477.4319

Sponsorship Opportunities

Fine Arts Center exhibitions, theatre productions, Family Adventure Days at Bemis School of Art, and other programs would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors. The FAC offers high-value benefit packages with maximum marketing and exposure to ever-expanding audiences. New opportunities always exist for individuals, foundations and corporations.

To learn more about any of these giving opportunities, contact the development office at 719.477.4319

Donor Circle Levels

$1,000 Fred Bartlett
Benefactor membership with additional upper-level benefits including Exclusive Invitations to all VIP Events and Bemis School of Art class discount coupon

$2,500 Julie Penrose
Benefactor membership with additional upper-level benefits including Exclusive Invitations to all VIP Events, Bemis School of Art class discount coupon and Complimentary Theater subscription ticket

$5,000 Dusty Loo
Benefactor membership with additional upper-level benefits including Exclusive Invitations to all VIP Events, Bemis School of Art class discount coupon and Complimentary Theater subscription tickets

$10,000 Alice Bemis Taylor
Benefactor membership with additional upper-level benefits including Exclusive Invitations to all VIP Events, Bemis School of Art class discount coupon, Complimentary Theater subscription tickets plus Two Complimentary Season-Opening Gala tickets in September

To join, contact the development office at 719.477.4319

Museum Society

The Museum Society is designed for our most impassioned and discerning members who appreciate an exclusive opportunity to deepen their involvement and understanding of the visual arts on levels otherwise difficult to obtain.
The Museum Society is driven by your interests, your passion. Your ideas and input will help shape this program as it continuously evolves.

We anticipate a minimum of five exclusive events for Museum Society members each year. Just a few of these events will include curator-led tours of private art collections; intimate behind-the-scenes looks at relevant artists’ studios; and day-trips to regional museums and galleries.

As a member, you’ll also have the opportunity to travel across the country on a major three- to four-day trip to enjoy other museums, private collection tours, and fine dining. We have the connections to set up an itinerary you’d be hard-pressed to find through any travel agency!

The Museum Society is an excellent opportunity to share your passion in visual arts with other fine art enthusiasts.
For more information or to join, please contact Blake Milteer at 719.477.4311 or Cari Karns at 719.477.4319.

Your FAC membership provides an opportunity for you to join the Museum Society for $500.

Curtain Call Society

When you join the Curtain Call Society, you help the Fine Arts Center hire professional actors, costume, scenic, lighting and sound designers, and other theatre professionals. The Curtain Call Society also supports our summer youth programs, allowing students ages 5-18 to experience professional theatrical training at an affordable price. Your gift is tax-deductible, subject to IRS rules, and will support the FAC Performing Arts Department.

Your FAC membership provides an opportunity for you to join Curtain Call.

Membership benefits include:

  • Preferred tickets to all five 2014-2015 mainstage opening night performances
  • Two additional complimentary tickets for an opening night performance of your choice
  • Complimentary cocktails prior to dinner
  • Option to purchase Wine and Dinner at Café 36
  • Recognition in Theatre Programs throughout the season
  • Complimentary invitation to Opening Night Cast Parties
  • Invitation to new season announcement cocktail party
  • Recognition in FAC Lobby
  • Special preferred travel opportunities
  • Complimentary tickets to all Second Stage and Youth Rep Productions
  • Pre-performance opening remarks by FAC Artistic Director
  • Private backstage tours by appointment

Package A
Membership only | $500

Package B        
Membership and Season Tickets | Single $673 | Couple $846

Package C         
Membership, Season Tickets and Dinners | Single $923 | Couple $1,346

Questions? Contact Cari Karns 719.477.4319

Pass on your love of the arts to future generations by including the Fine Arts Center in your will, trust, or estate plans.

We’ve created the Legacy Society to honor and recognize those who love the arts, who understand the cultural importance of the Fine Arts Center, and who want to help ensure the organization’s longevity for years to come.

If you’ve made the decision to name the Fine Arts Center as a beneficiary of your estate, please take a moment to let us know. We have a special gift we would like to send you as an expression of our appreciation. In addition, members of the Fine Arts Center’s Legacy Society will receive invitations to special events, tours, luncheons, and more.

If you haven’t named us in your estate plans but would like to know how simple it is to do so, please feel welcome to contact us by email at, by phone at 719.477.4361, or by writing to Cari Karns at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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