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 donors' 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 children and families. We couldn't do it without YOU.

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It is our goal to provide you with the best donor experience. For general questions regarding your donor benefits, please contact us at

  • Community Circle
  • Luminary Circle
  • Become a Producer
  • Stock Gifts
  • Matching Gifts

Community Circle donors are those who make contributions of $100 to $1,999. Donors receive insider access and invitations to behind-the-scenes experiences.

For more information about Community Circle benefits, please contact Manager of Individual Giving, Sarah Marrs.

Community Circle Donor Benefits:

Friend: $100-$249
  • Opportunity to purchase advanced single tickets for upcoming season before the general public
  • Subscription to quarterly donor newsletter
Advocate: $250 - $499
Al benefits listed above, plus:
  • 15% discount on single tickets, Theatre Arts Training classes and Costume Rentals
  • Invitation to an exclusive donor technical rehearsal
Super Subscriber: Full Season Subscriber, $250+
All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Invitation to our season announcement reception
  • Exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes experiences, including our popular Show-N-Tell events
  • Invitations to opening Sunday family matinee lunches
Leader: $500 - $999
All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Recognition in CTC playbills
  • Unlimited “no-fee” ticket exchanges
  • Invitation to our season announcement reception
  • Exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes experiences, including our popular Show-N-Tell events
  • Invitation to opening Sunday family matinee lunches
Headliner: $1,000 - $1,999
All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Early invitation to purchase tickets to CTC’s annual Curtain Call Ball
  • Recognition on CTC’s Donor Wall
  • Opportunity to attend CTC’s Opening Night Receptions
  • Invitation to donor lunch with Acting Company
Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation, and are subject to change. Contributions to Children’s Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

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

For questions about Luminary Circle benefits, please contact Donor Engagement Officer, Cory Johnson.

Luminary Circle Donor Benefits

Artist: $2,000 - $4,999
  • Private, personalized backstage tour
  • VIP donor ticket line
  • Complimentary dinner for two at one Opening Night Reception
  • Invitations to exclusive donor events and gatherings including: meet-the-artist events, insider lunches, rehearsal sneak peeks, technical rehearsals, special workshops, and new play readings
  • Two complimentary tickets to a CTC performance*
Patron: $5,000 - $9,999
All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Opportunity to be recognized as the sponsor of one performance during the season
  • Opportunity to reserve donor suite for private parties*
  • Invitation to annual donor backstage tour for you and five guests
Director: $10,000 - $24,999
All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Exclusive opportunity to watch a performance from the sound booth, backstage, or orchestra pit
  • Discount on rental of CTC public space or meeting room
  • Early invitation to exclusive travel opportunities
Leadership Giving Circle: $25,000+
All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Invitation to join visiting artists, CTC actors, Artistic and/or Managing Director for dinner
  • Opportunity to reserve the Cargill Mezzanine for personal use after a performance
  • Other exclusive experiences tailored to donors' interest
* Not redeemable for holiday show. Subject to availability. Not available for VIP seating sections. Donor suite is subject to rental fees.

Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation, and are subject to change. Contributions to Children’s Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

Producers are donors who contribute $10,000 or more in support of specific CTC productions. Each season, CTC offers this opportunity for select productions.

Contact Donor Engagement Officer, Cory Johnson to learn more about upcoming Producer opportunities and benefits.

Through a series of engaging behind-the-scenes events tailored to specific productions, Producers build relationships with the artistic staff here at CTC and get special access to visiting artists who bring fresh voices, talents, and perspectives to our theatre. Join an exclusive community of individuals whose investments help us share world-class productions on our stages.

Producer Benefits:

  • Admittance to view a private rehearsal for you and a guest
  • Two complimentary tickets to the opening night performance
  • Private backstage tour for you and up to four guests
  • Recognition in the production playbill
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Additional benefits crafted specifically for each production
Children under 18 can become Junior Producers with a gift of just $500. With unparalleled behind-the-scenes events and opportunities to meet the artists who create the plays, the Junior Producer program is perfect for the young theatre-enthusiast in your life. In addition to receiving exclusive event invitations, Junior Producers are recognized in production playbills. Other benefits for the Junior Producer program are specifically tailored for each production.

Contact Manager of Individual Giving, Sarah Marrs, to learn more about upcoming Junior Producer opportunities and benefits.

Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation, and are subject to change. Contributions to Children’s Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

CTC is pleased to accept donations of stock. For assistance with a transaction, please contact Annie Nelson at 612-872-5106 or

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 Manager of Individual Giving, Sarah Marrs.

Matching Gift partners:
Company Name
Abbott Labratories
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Alliant Energy
Alliant Techsystems
Allianz Life Insurance Company
AllState Insurance
American Express
American International Group
Ameriprise Financial
Arch Insurance Group
Archer Daniels Midland
Assurant Inc.
AT & T
BAE Systems
Bank of America
Best Buy
Boston Scientific
Bromelkamp Company
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Caterpillar, Inc.
Charles Schwab
Clariant Corporation
Coca-Cola Company
Coldwell Banker Burnet
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Dain Rauscher
Delta Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Deluxe Corporation
Diversified Pharmaceutical
Dorsey & Whitney
Eaton Corporation
Eli Lilly & Company
Endo American Medical
Equitable Foundation
Exxon Corporation
Fair Isaac
Farmers Insurance
FMC Technologies Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Frederic W. Cook & Co.
General Electric
General Mills
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Glaxco, Inc.
H.B. Fuller
Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson
Hartford Group
Home Depot
Honeywell, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin
HSBC Financial
IBM Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Kmart Corporation
Kohl's Department Stores
Kraft Foods
Land O'Lakes
McKesson Foundation
McKnight Foundation
Mead Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Merrill Lynch
Mid-Continent Enginerring Inc.
Minnesota Mutual
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
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
Tennant Foundation
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Time Warner
Tyco Electronics
U.S. Bancorp
UBS Financial Services
UnitedHealth Group
Wal Mart
Weyerhauser Company
Xcel Energy
Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Egtte LLP

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