Opening Day Giving Campaign

What a great success! Between your generous individual donations and our matching funds, our Opening Day Giving Campaign 2019 raised over $28,130! Over the past thirty years, we’ve accomplished some pretty amazing things: we’ve launched 25 world premieres, hosted the works of Henrik Ibsen for two decades, engaged more than 430,000 audience members, and so much more! All this was made possible because of YOU! Thank You Very Much!

Opening night celebration at the Commonweal

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 David Hennessey: or call (507) 467 2905 x205.

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Invited sponsors at a designer presentation in our Events Hall
Underwriters 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 2019 programming:

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 a tax-deductible donation, underwriting a production or making an in-kind donation, 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 David Hennessey about our Legacy Society: or call (507) 467-2905 x205.