Donation Requests


Olympia Entertainment Ticket Donations

Olympia Entertainment takes great pride in community involvement and makes every effort to accommodate as many ticket donation requests as possible for local non-profit organizations. Please review the information below regarding guidelines and procedures for requesting ticket donations.

Program Details

Tickets and seating locations are subject to availability and determined by Olympia Entertainment and individual event promoters. To be eligible for a donation of tickets, an organization must meet the following requirements:

Requirements:

  • Non-profit organization that has 501(c)(3) IRS designation unless the fundraiser is a benefit for an individual
  • Organization located in the state of Michigan
  • Item must be used to raise money in an auction or raffle
  • Request must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the organization’s event

Non-eligible candidates:

  • Organizations located outside the state of Michigan
  • Political organizations, campaigns or candidates seeking public office
  • Requests for items to be used as a giveaway item, prize, or volunteer recognition gift
  • Organizations that have already received a donated item within the current calendar year
  • For-profit organizations, employee outings or benefit programs, all-night post-graduation or post-prom parties, or family reunions

How to Request a Ticket Donation

If your organization meets the requirements listed above, please click the following link to complete our Donation Request Form.

In order to submit a valid request, you will be required to attach the following paperwork:

  • Letter of request on organizational letterhead describing the following:
    • Mission and goals of organization
    • Number of tickets requested (up to 4 tickets) and if you require wheelchair seating
    • Proposed use for the tickets including the charity event date (ex. silent auction for school)
    • Contact person (name, phone and email address)
  • Copy of the organization’s 501C(3) form and tax exempt identification number

Please note: due to the number of requests Olympia Entertainment receives, organizations may only submit one request per year. All donated tickets must also be used for the requested charity event and may not be resold. Olympia Entertainment is unable to reprint lost or misplaced tickets. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] with inquiries.

The Olympia Entertainment marketing department will make every effort to process your request in a timely manner. We will respond to every request we receive whether or not a donation is approved. All decisions made by the department and show promoter are final.

If you receive a ticket donation, we ask that you fill out the enclosed donation response form and send it back to us by mail or email. If you have misplaced your copy, you can download the Ticket Donation Response Form here.

Please read the Donations FAQ section below before contacting the marketing department with inquiries at [email protected].

FAQs

We are looking for a sponsor for our upcoming fundraiser. Can Olympia Entertainment sponsor a hole at our golf outing or a table at our auction dinner?
Olympia Entertainment is unable to make monetary donations, purchase program ads, buy tables at banquets, sponsor a hole at a golf outing, etc. Although we cannot provide you with a monetary donation, please keep Olympia Entertainment in mind should your organization ever need an auction or raffle item for a future fundraising event.

My organization is not located in Michigan. Can I still apply?
Due to the amount of requests we receive and a limited inventory, Olympia Entertainment must limit requests to in-state organizations.

I submitted a request last week but haven’t heard anything from Olympia Entertainment. What is the status of my request?
 If you submitted a donation request form found on OlympiaEntertainment.com, the marketing department has received your request and will keep it on file. Tickets for donation need to be approved by each individual show promoter, so it may take some time for them to process and consider the request. The Olympia Entertainment marketing department will respond via email if your request has been approved or denied prior to your event. Please be patient!

We would like to auction off a signed item at our fundraiser. Can we drop off an item during a concert for it to be signed by an artist?
Olympia Entertainment does not accept outside items to be autographed. Any unsolicited items will be returned to the sender unsigned. We do not accept responsibility for any items mailed to us.

My company is holding an employee appreciation event. Can you donate an item?
Olympia Entertainment is unable to donate tickets to for-profit company programs and initiatives, including employee appreciation events, employee incentives, holiday parties, etc.

My organization decided at the last minute to hold an auction in two weeks. Can you make an exception?
Unfortunately, due to the number of requests we receive, any requests submitted without the necessary four weeks’ notice will be denied. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will consider involving Olympia Entertainment in your future fundraising activities.

My organization hosts several fundraisers annually. Can we request a donation for each event?
In order to fulfill as many requests as possible, the marketing department must limit one donation per organization per calendar year. You are welcome to submit a donation request for an event at the start of the next calendar year.

I would like to bring a group of people from my organization to see a show but it is difficult for us to purchase tickets at full price. Can Olympia Entertainment donate tickets so a large group of us can attend a performance?
If the organization meets the requirements listed, Olympia Entertainment is happy to pass the donation request on to the show’s publicist or promoter for consideration. Tickets are subject to availability and determined by individual event promoters. Also, Olympia Entertainment Group Sales Department often offers discounts on tickets for large groups, please call the Groups Sales Department at 313-471-3099 for details.

All Ilitch owned companies strive to support the local community through deserving non-profit organizations.
Please contact each company to learn more about their individual donation guidelines.

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