Make A Gift

There are several ways that you can make a gift to support DANCE IQUAIL:

Donate Online

The easiest way to make a contribution to DIQ is by using our secure online form. You will receive an email confirmation immediately and a tax acknowledgement letter within one week of your donation date.
Click below to make a tax-deductible donation to DIQ!

Gifts by Check
Gifts made by check should be payable to Dance Iquail Inc. Your gift, along with a note confirming your name and address, should be mailed to:

Dance Iquail
Attn: Development
PO BOX 559
NEW YORK, NY 10030

You will receive membership information and an acknowledgment letter for your tax records shortly after your gift is received. For further information, please contact Iquail Shaheed, at or (646)457-7484.


Gifts of Stock

Stock gifts provide the same membership benefits as gifts of cash and can be a cost effective way to donate. A gift of stock that has been held for more than one year allows you to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the donated stock, even if the stock’s original cost to you was less than its current value. In addition, there is no capital gains tax due on the stock’s appreciation. Please contact Iquail Shaheed at or (646) 457-7484 for detailed instructions on transferring your gift.


Gifts of IRA Assets

Tax laws passed at the end of 2010 include an important provision regarding gifts of retirement fund assets made in 2010 and 2011 – an extension of a provision initially introduced in 2006. If you are 70 ½ years or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 each year from your traditional or Roth IRA to support Dance Iquail and other qualified charities without having to pay federal income tax on the amount withdrawn from your account. A transfer to charity counts towards your minimum distribution requirement, which makes this an ideal option if you are required to take distributions that you do not need. It is also an excellent option if you do not itemize your charitable deductions.


Matching Gifts

The matching gifts program is a perfect opportunity to increase both your contribution and your membership benefits without added cost to you. Over 1,000 companies and foundations across the United States will match their employees’ cash or volunteer gifts to non-profit organizations like DIQ. Contact your human resources department for details about your company’s matching gift program. For more information on matching gifts, please contact Iquail Shaheed at or (646) 457-7484.


Estate Gifts

Share your love of dance with future generations by including DIQ in your will or other estate plans. Your legacy gift will support DIQ and serve as a tribute to your generosity.



Volunteers at Dance Iquail are men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. They have in common a unique devotion to Dance Iquail, the desire to have fun, and the sense of satisfaction that comes from volunteering their time and talents.

An integral part of Dance Iquail’s success, volunteers assist with special events, outreach programs, and lecture series, usher at the theater and work box office and concession at performances. Volunteers also participate in many of the daily tasks that keep the Dance Iquail dancing. These responsibilities include office and wardrobe support, as well as helping with dance training programs for school children. Dance Iquail offers many opportunities to get involved. Volunteers to Dance Iquail are a valuable and deeply appreciated part of the organization.

For more information on how you can become involved, please email



Corporate and foundation partnerships bring world-class dance experiences to Philadelphia and New York City’s diverse audiences and the rest of the world. The generosity of neighboring business and philanthropic communities—from major corporations and foundations to small businesses and family foundations—ensures that Dance Iquail is part of Philadelphia and New York City’s world-class cultural landscape. Corporations and foundations join us to sponsor performances—locally and across the world, create new works, give emerging choreographers an opportunity to create, bring arts education programs to teachers and students in the public schools, share movement with others in the community, inspire audience development initiatives and bring special events to life.For more information on corporate or foundation giving, please contact Iquail Shaheed, via 646-457-7484 or

Benefits Sponsorships offer significant opportunities for visibility and recognition through our Philadelphia and New York City engagements, domestic and international touring, special events, creation of world-renowned choreography, and education and community programs. We also offer unique client and employee entertainment options for corporations. In consideration of gift of $1000 or more, partners may receive one or more of the following benefits.

  • Personalized Vip Ticketing services
  • BackStage Touring and Photo Opportunity with dancers and choreographers following a DIQ Performance
  • Visibility in a salute ad in our Programs and Playbill booklets
  • Corporate discount on performance tickets for employees and clients during DIQ home season concerts
  • Invitation to exclusive Works-In-Progress previews in rehearsals
  • Complementary premium seating throughout the home season
  • Contributor listing in our programs and playbills
  • Contributor listing in our annual reports




In appreciation of your starring role in the DIQ community,
we are pleased to offer a number of benefits designed to enrich your Dance Iquail experience.

Click below to make a tax-deductible donation to DIQ!

Levels of Donation:

Friends ($1-$75)

Annual Newsletter from DANCE IQUAIL! Special Ticket Offers Learn about future productions, new artists and upcoming events through periodic email notices.

Sponsors ($75-$199)

All of the above, plus: periodic free guest passes for two (2) to open our special events (i.e. open rehearsals, season previews and other pre-production activities) Invitation to pre-show cocktail parties Listing in the season program and or marketing materials.

Contributors ($200-$599)

All of the above plus: Two (2) discounted tickets to DANCE IQUAIL’s annual gala Priority seating for the season performances Post-show dinners with the dancers and artistic director Personalized ticket priority booking service through the DANCE IQUAIL! Office.

Collaborators ($600-$1,000)

All of the above plus: Invitation for two (2) to an opening night performance and gala Invitation to behind-the-scenes artistic and outreach events Invitation to selected presentations of exciting new works in progress Your name and/or Company’s Logo posted on our website.


All of the above plus: Dedicated members aim to build a broad base of support for the activities of DANCE IQUAIL and to engage in intimate dialogues with the artistic leadership on all phases of the creative process. If you wish to be a Dance Iquail Champion, please contact him directly to discuss your contribution.