Individual Donors

The expression on a child's face as they watch the curtain rise on a Children's Theatre Company production is simply magical. Because of our supporters generosity, we are able to give that gift over and over again to thousands of families each season.

Thank you for being our partner in making theater experiences accessible to all. We couldn't do it without YOU.

DONATE ONLINE Click here to make a secure, tax-deducible donation now

DONATE BY MAIL Click here to access a printable form to mail in a donation

It is our goal to provide you with the best donor experience. Our Donor Engagement Officer, Rachel Koep, is here to help you take advantage of your donor benefits, answer questions on CTC programming, and provide you with insider access to CTC's latest news and special events. Rachel can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612-872-5314.

  • Community Circle
  • Luminary Circle
  • Stock Gifts
  • Matching Gifts

Community Circle members are donors making contributions of $1 to $1,999. Donors receive many behind-the-scenes experiences and insider access.

Community Circle Donor Benefits:

Friend: $1 - $99
  • Advanced announcement of our upcoming season
  • Opportunity to purchase advanced single tickets for upcoming season before the general public
  • Subscription to monthly CTC E-Newsletter (if provide email address)
Associate: $100 - $249
All the Friend privileges, plus:
  • Email alerts on ticket discounts (if provide email address)
  • Invitation to exclusive donor Technical Rehearsal
Advocate: $250 - $499
All of the Associate privileges, plus:
  • Invitations to CTC's Opening Night Receptions
  • 15% discount on single tickets, Theatre Arts Training classes, and Costume Rentals (call 612.872.5314 for assistance)
Leader: $500 - $999
All the Advocate privileges, plus:
  • Name in CTC playbills
  • Priority subscription upgrades
  • Invitation to CTC's annual Curtain Call Ball
  • Exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes events and rehearsal sneak peeks
Headliner $1,000 - $1,999
All of the Leader privileges, plus:
  • Private, personalized back-stage tour (call 612.872.5314 to schedule)
Luminary Circle $2,000+
All of the Headliner privileges, plus:
  • Several benefits and exclusive experiences tailored to donors' interest
Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation

For more information please contact, Rachel Koep at 612.872.5314 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Luminary Circle members are donors making gifts of $2,000 and above. Donors receive a wide variety of benefits tailored to their interests.

Luminary Circle Donor Benefits

Artist: $2,000 - $4,999*
  • Advanced announcement of our upcoming season
  • Opportunity to purchase advanced single tickets for upcoming season before the general public
  • Subscription to monthly CTC E-Newsletter (if provide email address)
  • Email alerts on ticket discounts (if provide email address)
  • Priority subscription upgrades
  • Recognition in CTC's playbill
  • Invitation to CTC's annual Curtain Call Ball
  • Private, personalized backstage tour
  • VIP ticketing service to order or exchange tickets
  • Two complimentary tickets to a CTC production
  • 15% discount on single tickets, Theatre Arts Training classes and CostumeRentals
  • Invitations to exclusive donor events and gatherings including opening night receptions, meet-the-artist events, insider lunches, rehearsal sneak peeks, technical rehearsals, and special CTC workshops and new play readings
Please contact Rachel Koep at 612.872.5314 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your complimentary tickets, ticketing assistance, backstage tour, and other exclusive benefits.

Patron: $5,000 - $9,999**
All of the Artist benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to be recognized as the sponsor of one performance in the run of a production
  • Four complimentary tickets to a CTC production
  • Personalized seat plaque for any available seat in the UnitedHealth Group stage
Director: $10,000 - $24,999**
All of the Patron benefits, plus:
  • Discount on rental of CTC public space or meeting room (subject to CTC guidelines and availability)
  • Opportunity to host a backstage tour for up to 25 guests
  • Exclusive chance to watch a performance from backstage, soundbooth or orchestra pit
Leadership Giving Circle: $25,000+**
All of the Director benefits, plus:
  • Invitation to join visiting artists, CTC actors, Artistic Director and/or Managing Director for dinner followed by a performance
  • Opportunity to reserve the Cargill Mezzanine for personal use after a performance (subject to availability)
  • Other exclusive experiences tailored to donors' interest
Commissioning Circle**
Commissioning Circle donors support the commissioning of world premiere work through generous gifts of $5,000 or more. Commissioning Circle donors receive the following benefits:
  • Insider access to the new play development process including invitations to script readings, workshops and rehearsals
  • Opportunity to host pre- or post-show reception for a performance of the show you helped commission
  • Four complimentary tickets to one performance of the show you helped commission
  • Copy of the playbill signed by the cast of the show you helped commission
  • Recognition as a Commissioning Circle member in playbill
* Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation
**Please contact Annie Nelson at 612.872.5106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your complimentary tickets, sponsorship opportunities, ticketing assistance, backstage tour, room rentals, and other exclusive benefits.

Donors $2,000 - $4,999 please contact:
Rachel Koep
Donor Engagement Officer
612.872.5314
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Donors $5,000+ please contact:
Annie Nelson
Director of Development
612.872.5106
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CTC is pleased to accept donations of stock. For assistance with a transaction, please contact Annie Nelson at 612-872-5106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Did you know that when you make a donation to CTC you can possibly DOUBLE the dollar amount with NO cost to you? You may work for a company that sponsors a Matching Gift Program. Through this program, employers match any charitable contribution made by their employees and retirees. Matching gifts are an easy way for donors to double their contribution and significantly increase the impact for CTC. A list of current companies participating in Matching Gift Programs can be found below. If you don’t see your company on this list, please ask your employer about eligibility or contact Rachel Koep at 612-872-5314 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matching Gift partners:
Company Name
Abbott Labratories
Adobe Systems Incorporated
AgriBank
Alliant Energy
Alliant Techsystems
Allianz Life Insurance Company
AllState Insurance
Altria
American Express
American International Group
Ameriprise Financial
AON
Arch Insurance Group
Archer Daniels Midland
Assurant Inc.
AT & T
Avaya
Avon
AXA
BAE Systems
Bank of America
Best Buy
Boeing
Boston Scientific
Bromelkamp Company
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Butterball
Caterpillar, Inc.
Centre
CenturyLink
Charles Schwab
CIGNA
Citigroup
Clariant Corporation
CNA
Coca-Cola Company
Coldwell Banker Burnet
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Costco
Covidien
Dain Rauscher
Delta Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Deluxe Corporation
Diversified Pharmaceutical
Dorsey & Whitney
Eaton Corporation
Ecolab
Eli Lilly & Company
Endo American Medical
Equitable Foundation
Exxon Corporation
Fair Isaac
Farmers Insurance
Fingerhut
FMC Technologies Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Frederic W. Cook & Co.
Gannett
Genentech
General Electric
General Mills
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Glaxco, Inc.
GMAC RFC
Grainger
H.B. Fuller
Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson
Hartford Group
Home Depot
Honeywell, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin
HSBC Financial
IBM Corporation
ING
Johnson & Johnson
Jostens
Kmart Corporation
Kohl's Department Stores
Kraft Foods
Land O'Lakes
Macy's
Maritz
McKesson Foundation
McKnight Foundation
Mead Corporation
Medtronic
Meredith Corporation
Merrill Lynch
Microsoft
Mid-Continent Enginerring Inc.
Minnesota Mutual
MoneyGram
Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney
Motorola Inc.
New York Life Insurance
Nuveen Investments
Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Philip Morris Companies
Piper Jaffray & Company
Pitney Bowes
Prudential
Quaker Oats Company
RBC Dain Rauscher
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Ryan Companies
Saint Paul Foundation
Securian Financial Group
Sprint - Nextel
Starbucks Corporation
Stuart Management Corporation
Sun Microsystems Foundation
Tapemark
TCF
Tennant Foundation
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Time Warner
Toro
Travelers
Tyco Electronics
U.S. Bancorp
UBS Financial Services
Unilever-Bestfoods
UnitedHealth Group
Uponor
UPS
Verizon
Wal Mart
WCCO
Weyerhauser Company
Xcel Energy
Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Egtte LLP

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Children’s Theatre Company (“CTC”) is committed to providing a safe online experience. We collect no personally identifying information, unless you choose to provide us with that information. This statement of Privacy applies to the CTC website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CTC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

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CHANGES TO STATEMENT

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