We appreciate it when families spend their own money and then decide to not request reimbursement. We understand that you are trying to help CYT, but there is a better way.
When we choose shows, especially when we have produced them previously, we look at what the cost to produce it was, the last time. If we had people who purchased with their own money and didn't request reimbursement, it will make it appear that the show cost less to produce than it really did.
If you are feeling led to help CYT in a monetary way, please submit the reimbursement as requested. Let us reimburse you so that it shows up as a cost to the show. And then, if you wish, you can donate that money back to CYT once you receive your reimbursement. Then you get it as a tax write-off, it shows as a donation to the organization and we have a truer picture of what a show costs to produce.