Give to the Max - November 19

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Mark Your Calendars

You are an integral part of our success in more ways than one. Minnesota’s largest charitable giving day, Give to the Max, is November 19th, when thousands of donors across the region rally around their favorite nonprofits. We hope you will consider the Commonweal during this end-of-year giving time.

Commonweal Theatre and COVID-19

During the current pandemic, we know that all of you are facing hardships. Here at the Commonweal, we are striving to assure you that we will be here when the crisis resolves. The artists whose skills and talents drive our work are a vital part of southeastern Minnesota and the tri-state area. When you invest in the Commonweal you are helping us to further our commitment to the communities we serve.

New charitable rules reward non-profit support during the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, contributors can enjoy new, added tax benefits for aligning their dollars with the organizations they support and love. READ MORE HERE.

Any amount you give today is especially important now and will go a long way towards ensuring that we are here to serve you in the years to come.

You can make your donation by clicking the “Give to the Max” links on this page, or you can send your gift by mail to:

P.O. Box 15
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Thank you for your continued support of the theater and the artists who make their home here. We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and well so that we can see you as soon as possible back here at the theatre.

Individual Contributions

The Commonweal mission is “To enrich the common good through actor-based storytelling that is both transcendent and relevant.” We can’t enrich the common good unless we keep ticket prices within the common reach, and that’s why we need your help. The cost of producing high-quality live theatre year-round far exceeds the revenue from ticket and concessions sales alone. We rely on both large arts grants and private donations like yours. Your contributions are our stepping-stones, and every gift, of any size, is deeply appreciated. Pledge your support by joining the heart of our donation programs—the MDC—or make a one-time, tax-deductible donation today. Contact Jeremy van Meter: or call (507) 467 2905 x211.

For a list of our recent individual donors — CLICK HERE

Underwriting & Sponsorships

Invited sponsors at a designer presentation in our Events HallUnderwriters play leading roles in funding our programs and productions—and enjoy great opportunities to get their brand or business name seen by a lot of people. As thanks for your participation as an underwriter, we will place your name or company logo in our season program (reaching more than 20,000 people annually). Our actors will thank your business during the curtain speeches, you will be recognized in all press releases, and you’ll receive several free tickets for your employees or clients.

The Commonweal is very grateful to the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of our 2020 programming:

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting a production, contact Elizabeth Dunn: or call (507) 467 2905 x224.

Have You Considered Including Us in Your Estate Plans?

Have you considered remembering the Commonweal in your will or estate? Contact Jeremy van Meter about our Legacy Society: or call (507) 467-2905 x211

In-Kind Donations

The Commonweal welcomes in-kind donations of sturdy furniture and home electronics and appliances (in good condition) for our theatre and our Artists Residence. In addition, we often accept donations of services from area businesses. Please let us know if you’d like to make an in-kind donation of any type.

For more information about making an in-kind donation, contact Elizabeth Dunn: or call (507) 467 2905 x224.