GRSF Belongs To You!

TOGETHER

At  Great River Shakespeare Festival the lights go down, the actors speak, and together we begin a conversation about love, war, jealousy, truth, honor, grace.

Because of your participation, together means all of us.

View our 2016 Annual Report here.

 

CONTRIBUTE

Your contribution will help create:

Theater that moves the heart and touches the soul.

Educational opportunities that bring the compelling experience of theater to learners of all ages.

1.6 million dollars of revenue generated annually into the region.

Special events, free concerts, symposiums, and collaborations with art scholars and artists in all mediums.

All contributions are tax deductible and will be listed in the Playbill at the appropriate level.

The following are benefits for individual donors. Individual donors make up the majority of the Festival’s contributors and the Festival is incredibly grateful for the generosity of those donors.

$50 – $199

Mention in the playbill;

$200 – $499

Above benefits plus early single ticket purchase opportunity;

$500 – $999

Above benefits plus an invitation to a backstage tour;

$1,000 – $3,499

Above benefits plus an invitation to a read-through;

$1,500

As an extra benefit in honor of our 15th Anniversary Season, our donors at this level will be our guests at a special “Founders Celebration” with the acting company and key Festival leaders;

$3,500 – $9,999

Above benefits plus an invitation to observe an onstage rehearsal. Starting at this level there are opportunities to sponsor selected events and programs such as Narrated Set Changeovers, the Front Porch Series, Chill with Will and more;

$10,000+

Above benefits plus an invitation to join the Leadership Circle which entitles you to be a part of a select group of major donors who make a special champagne toast from the stage on Opening Night, and are the first to hear the plays chosen for the next season at a pre-season breakfast. Members are also recognized on a sign and video in the lobby, and are offered other sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, please contact development@grsf.org or call 507.474.9381.

The Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle was created with a very clear goal:

To secure major sustaining sponsors, each with a proven commitment to the enrichment of our community and/or a long history of supporting Great River Shakespeare Festival.

The Circle forms the cornerstone of private funding for the Festival’s foreseeable future. Having added their collective names to this initiative, each member of The Leadership Circle is sending a clear message to

  • Foundations
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Public Funding Sources
  • Individual Community Members

that the Great River Shakespeare Festival is integral to the fabric of Winona. The Leadership Circle is committed to providing guidance, solid business input and insight, and resources that will foster the stability the Festival needs to further sustain its programming and impact the arts in our region.

The following proud members of the GRSF Leadership Circle invite you to join them in their support of GRSF:

Dave & Muriel Arnold and Family
John and Margaret Cross Memorial Fund
Dahl Toyota
Great River Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors
Hiawatha Broadband Communications
Laurie Lucas
Merchants Bank
Dan & Pat Rukavina
Slaggie Family Foundation
Thern, Inc.
Winona National Bank

For more information, please contact development@grsf.org or call 507.474.9381.

Business Partners

Become a Business Partner of the Great River Shakespeare Festival!

GRSF Business Partners are encouraged to join with GRSF to accomplish several goals:

  1. Cross promotion
  2. Increased revenues by driving business to partners
  3. Collaborating on special events and offers that enhance visibility and community engagement
  4. Ongoing support of the Festival to create even more opportunity for growth to the region

A gift to become a Business Partner includes the following benefits (each level includes benefits listed in levels above it):

$50 to $499

  • Listing in the playbill
  • Listing in the information packet handed to the entire GRSF company on their arrival to Winona (over 100 company members!)
  • Your promotional materials visibly placed in the GRSF Box Offices (over 10,000 attendees come through each season)
  • Business Partner window cling

$500 to $999

  • All above benefits plus:
  • Feature on the GRSF website with a link to your business page
  • Mention in GRSF development newsletter

$1000 to $3,499

  • All above benefits plus:
  • Vouchers for up to six tickets (to be used any way you wish–donate, share with employees, family or friends)

$3,500 and above

Sponsorship of events such as Narrated Set Changeovers, Chill with Will Performances, Pre-Show Conversations, shows and more begins at $3,500.

For more information, please contact development@grsf.org or call 507.474.9381.

Foundation and Government funding is integral to the non-profit arts world, and we are very appreciative of the guidance and assistance from the following Foundations and Granting Organizations who continue to recognize GRSF’s value and accomplishments by awarding us with support:

 

GRANTS

MNState Arts Board

National Endowment For The Arts

SEMAC

Winona Community Foundation

 

FOUNDATIONS

Elizabeth Callender King Foundation

IBM Corporation

LaCrosse Community Foundation’s Bob and Jean Marck Family Fund

Margaret H and James E Kelley Foundation

Red Wing Shoe Foundation

Target Foundation

 

For additional information please contact Aaron Young, Managing Director at aarony@grsf.org.

Please make a donation to the Great River Shakespeare Festival.

From Chill With Will, to student and group discounts, and Prelude Pricing, GRSF is doing even more than ever before to ensure everyone in the community has access.

So join us and “Get Carried Away.” Your donation makes it all possible.

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