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Give to the Max Day 2018—Success!

Hats off to you all! Once again, your generosity has humbled and gratified us. With your help (and our match sponsors’!) we met our Give to the Max Day goal, assuring that next year’s production of On the Verge can be fully realized by our creative teams. Thank you, and thanks to Together we’re making Minnesota a better place to live and make art!

Give to the Max Day 2018
Your patronage and donations continue to help us change lives by sustaining the Commonweal’s mission of enriching the common good through impactful and compelling storytelling.

This year, our fundraising goal on November 15 was $20,000, which will fund the production elements—the sets, costumes, props, lighting and special effects—for next year’s production of On the Verge by Eric Overmyer. By making a Give to the Max Day gift, you joined with other Commonwealers to underwrite On the Verge.

Opening night celebration at the CommonwealIndividual Contributions

The Commonweal is a non-profit arts organization. In order to continue offering high quality theatre that is affordable and accessible to our region, we need your help! The cost of producing 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 at (507) 467 2905 x205.


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 thanks the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of our 2018 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 at (507) 467 2905 x224.