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GRSF Development
We are so excited to announce that this
year was an outstanding year for individual contributions! Because 2016 was the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we conducted a challenge to get 400 gifts and 40 “more” gifts (which would have been 85) of $400 or more. We reached 564 gifts and 96 contributions of $400 or more! We are so touched by the many donors who partici- pated in this campaign. Because of you we  nished Season 13 well and are approaching Season 14 with con dence and strength.
Leadership Circle Members 2016
The Leadership Circle is a group of individ- uals and businesses that are invested in GRSF as sustainers at the level of $10,000 and above. These individuals and corporate leaders are called upon for input and advice, and enjoy a close relationship with theater leaders. Leadership Circle members attend rehearsals and tours as they wish, and are invited to participate in a pre-season break- fast and a toast to the season from the stage on opening night.
The Great River League
The GRL consists of businesses and services that donate more than $50 to the Festival. Fifty- ve businesses and service providers were members of the league this year.
Government & Foundation Support
As noted throughout this report, speci c programs received grant support from the following:
• National Endowment for the Arts~Arts Engagement in American Communities
• Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council
• Elizabeth Callender King Foundation
• Target Corporation
• Winona Community Foundation
Additionally, general operating support was provided by:
• Minnesota State Arts Board
• The Kelley Foundation
• Marck Family Foundation
For information on all things Development please contact Kelley Olson at, or (507) 474-9381.
To make a gift please go online to or send a check payable to GRSF to 79 E. Third St. Winona, MN 55987
Dave & Muriel Arnold and Family
John and Margaret Cross Memorial Fund
Dahl Toyota
Great River Shakespeare
Festival Board of
Directors Hiawatha Broadband
J.R. Watkins Naturals Laurie Lucas Merchants Bank Miller Scrap
Dan & Pat Rukavina Slaggie Family
Foundation Thern, Inc.
Winona National Bank Winona State University

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