Become a donor and play a leading role in bringing the best in live performance to the Ordway stages. Your gift helps ensure that the Ordway is able to maintain artistic excellence, nurture future generations through educational programming, and engage with local communities.
Thanks to the CARES Act (the federal COVID-19 relief bill), if you choose the standard deduction on your taxes you can deduct up to $300 in cash donations in 2020 to qualifying 501(c)3 nonprofits like the Ordway. And if you do itemize your taxes, the Adjusted Gross Income limit for cash contributions to charities is raised from 60% to 100% for 2020.
For more information about the CARES Act and how it can inform your charitable contribution decisions in 2020, we recommend that you speak with your trusted legal, financial, and tax advisors.
Benefits begin with a donation of $60 or more
Ordway Friends support a captivating mix of musical theater, dance, concerts, comedy, and educational programs. Your benefits begin as soon as you make your gift, and include discounts at area restaurants, invitations to parties with cast members, and passes to Ordway production rehearsals.
|$60 +||$120 +||$250 +||$500 +|
|Personalized Friends Membership Card||X||X||X||X|
|Ordway donor newsletter||X||X||X||X|
|Advance ticket purchases throughout the season||X||X||X||X|
|Discount card for area restaurants and hotels||X||X||X||X|
|Invitation to an annual Friends event||X||X||X||X|
|Ticket discounts to select Ordway Broadway productions||X||X||X|
|Recognition in the Ordway’s Report to the Community||X||X||X|
|Invitation to the Spring Fête||X||X||X|
|Two complimentary beverages||X||X|
|Guest pass to a select Ordway performance||X||X|
|Two passes to one Ordway Broadway production rehearsal||X||X|
|Recognition in Ordway program books||X|
|Two additional complimentary beverages||X|
|A pass for one-time admission to the Mairs & Power Contributors’ Lounge||X|
|Two passes to a rehearsal for each Ordway Broadway production||X|
|Invitation to attend a School Day Matinee performance||X|
For more information about Ordway Friends, please contact Hayden Howland, Individual Giving Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.282.3031.
Become an Ordway Friend today
Enjoy exclusive benefits and insider access
The Ordway’s Leadership Circle is made up of individuals who contribute $1,500 or more annually. The generosity of this group fosters innovation and artistic excellence right here in the Twin Cities. Exclusive benefits, including special events, unlimited access to the Mairs & Power Contributors’ Lounge, and personal concierge services are available to all Leadership Circle members.
|Benefits||Artist's Circle||Director's Circle||Benefactor's Circle||Guarantor's Circle||Producer's Circle||Sally's Circle|
|$1,500 +||$2,500 +||$5,000 +||$10,000 +||$25,000 +||$50,000 +|
|Opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Access to Donor Concierge||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Invitation to the Spring Fête||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Recognition in program books, Report to the Community, and Mairs & Power Contributors’ Lounge signage||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Invitation to attend Ordway Original rehearsals||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Unlimited Access to the Mairs & Power Contributors’ Lounge||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Admission for 2 to all Insider Receptions||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Access to premium house seats||X||X||X||X||X|
|Two complimentary passes to a Music & Movement performance||X||X||X||X||X|
|Admission for an additional 2 guests (total 4) to Insider Receptions, plus the opportunity to purchase additional passes||X||X||X||X||X|
|Two additional passes to a Music & Movement performance (total 4)||X||X||X||X|
|Opportunity to participate in Ordway-sponsored theater trips||X||X||X||X|
|Invitation to attend Ordway Original auditions||X||X||X|
|Invitations to attend exclusive meet-and-greet receptions with artists||X||X||X|
|Performance dedication with champagne||X||X||X|
|Lunch with the President and CEO or Producing Artistic Director||X||X||X|
|Two complimentary passes to select concerts and musicals||X||X||X|
|Complimentary pre-reserved parking at nearby ramps||X||X||X|
|Invitation to Annual Board dinner||X||X|
|Access to Ordway VIP parking||X||X|
|Unique experiences tailored to your interests||X|
For further information about Leadership Circle, please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual and Planned Giving, at email@example.com or 651.282.3002.
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Even more ways to support the Ordway
Set up an automated monthly donation
Monthly giving offers you the opportunity to support the Ordway year-round on a schedule that works for you. Your automatic, monthly contributions of $10 or more will help create dynamic programming for audiences of all ages.
Making a monthly gift is as simple as selecting the monthly recurring option when you complete the online giving form. If you would prefer to set up your monthly contributions over the phone, please reach out to Hayden Howland, Individual Giving Manager, at 651.282.3031.Make a Monthly Gift
Your employer may double or triple your gift!
Many companies match charitable donations made by employees, and some even match contributions from spouses and retirees. A match from your employer can effectively double or triple the impact of your gift!
The easiest way to find out if your employer will match your donation is to ask your human resources representative and request a matching gift form.
Once you’ve completed and signed the form, send it to the Ordway at:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Attn: Advancement Department 345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN 55102
Questions? Please call the Ordway Advancement Department at 651.282.3036.
Make a donation in honor of your friends or family
Making a donation in honor of friends and family is a wonderful way to mark a milestone or remember someone who loved the performing arts.
When you make a contribution to acknowledge a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or in someone’s memory, you will receive a receipt for your donation. The Ordway will also inform your honorees of your thoughtful gift (the amount will be kept confidential). For memorial contributions, the Ordway will inform the honoree’s family or whomever you designate.Make a Tribute Gift
Join the Luminaria Society by including the Ordway in your estate plans
You can help ensure that future generations experience the joy of the performing arts by remembering the Ordway in your will, naming the Ordway as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, or establishing a life-income or other planned gift. In honor of your commitment we are pleased to recognize you as a distinguished member of the Ordway’s Luminaria Society.
Subscription to Ordway Insider donor newsletter
Invitations to special events throughout the season
Invitation to Luminaria Society Annual Event
Recognition in Ordway publications (playbills and annual Report to the Community)
Two tickets to an Ordway summer production, with one-time access to the Mairs & Power Contributors’ Lounge—including complimentary beverages and snacks .
I give and devise to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, located in Saint Paul, MN (the sum of $__________, or _____ % of my residuary estate, or describe the specific asset to be gifted), to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).
The Ordway’s Federal Tax ID number is 41-1428998
For more information about the Luminaria Society or to let us know if you have already included the Ordway in your will or estate plans, please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual and Planned Giving, at 651.282.3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRA charitable rollover
If you are 72 or older, the IRA rollover is a great way for you give directly to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts through your IRA without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. Your contribution will go right to work helping us produce and present the best Broadway musicals, dance, music, and comedy, as well as allowing us to continue developing and expanding youth and family programming.
The IRA rollover is now permanent.
The IRA rollover allows donors 72 or older (70 ½ if you turned 70 ½ before January 1, 2020) to transfer up to $100,000 per year directly from their IRA to charitable organizations.
An IRA rollover gift is a tax-exempt distribution from a traditional IRA. Qualifying individuals can make charitable gifts using pre-tax IRA assets rather than taking a distribution, paying income taxes, and using after tax assets to make a charitable gift.
An IRA rollover gift can be used to meet all or part of an IRA’s annual required minimum distribution.
Donors must ask their plan administrator to make a direct transfer of funds to a qualified public charity. It is important not to withdraw funds before making a gift.
Contact your IRA plan administrator and request a direct qualified charitable distribution from your IRA to the Ordway, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Ordway’s Tax ID number is 41-1428998.
Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to the Ordway.
Inform the Ordway of your gift and if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.
If you have questions, please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual Giving, at 651.282.3002 or email@example.com.
Information contained on this webpage is not intended as legal or tax advice. For information on how any gift may affect your tax situation, please consult with your own professional advisor.
To transfer a gift of stock, please ask your broker to initiate a DTC transfer to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ account at Raymond James. DTC #: 0725 Credit: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Account #: 537WU881 Reference: Your name The Ordway’s brokerage contact is Gavin Burns. You can reach him at 612.782.1526 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual Giving, at 651.282.3002 or email@example.com.