Planned Giving

Planned Giving


Name Ballet Spartanburg in your will or living trust allows you to provide for the future of Ballet Spartanburg while maintaining control of your current assets. You can choose a dollar amount or percentage of your estate, or include Ballet Spartanburg as a contingent beneficiary.


The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.

The IRA current gifts rollover is very simple. The transfer is directly from the IRA to Ballet Spartanburg, a qualified not for profit charity. The IRA rollover is not taxable on the donor’s tax return and there is therefore no need for a tax deduction. It is a nice, simple and effective way of making a charitable gift. It also helps to satisfy your required minimum distribution.  


There are many ways to include Ballet Spartanburg in your estate planning. We can help with your personal philanthropic goals. To discuss Planned Giving, contact Teresa Berline, Executive Director, for Ballet Spartanburg at


If your firm or company offers a matching gift program, you are credited with the entire contribution. Many companies even match gifts made by board members or retirees.

For more information and to discuss planned giving please contact our Executive Director, Teresa Berline, at


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Carlos Agudelo, 2023 SC Governor's Award for an Individual

Ballet Spartanburg's Artistic Director, Carlos Agudelo, was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission on May 23, 2023, at the Chapman Cultural Center. The award was presented by Mr. David Platt, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission. "We recognize the unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, devotion and love for dance that Carlos has gifted to our community out of his passion for all to experience the arts for the past 32 years. We are overjoyed that Carlos has been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission, " Teresa S. Berline, Executive Director. "The South Carolina Arts Commission is an extraordinary organization in our state which promotes and advocates opportunities in the arts which values equality, access, diversity and inclusion. Ballet Spartanburg is honored by the support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the recognition of Carlos Agudelo."

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