Individual giving

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. 

Support musical theater, dance, comedy, concerts, and joy


Ordway Friends

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.

For more information about Ordway Friends, please contact Hayden Howland, Individual Giving Manager, at hhowland@ordway.org or 651.282.3031.

Become an Ordway Friend today

Leadership Circle

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.

For further information about Leadership Circle, please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual and Planned Giving, at ldixon@ordway.org or 651.282.3002.

Join the Ordway's Leadership Circle


Even more ways to support the Ordway

Monthly giving

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.

Participate in monthly giving

Matching gifts

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.

Tribute gifts

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.

Give with a tribute gift

Planned giving

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.

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.

Call 651.282.3002 Email ldixon@ordway.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.

If you have questions, please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual Giving.

Call 651.282.3002 Email ldixon@ordway.org

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.

Stock gifts

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 (if you could italicize "Your name" on the webpage, that would be great) The Ordway’s brokerage contact is Gavin Burns. You can reach him at 612.782.1526 or Gavin.Burns@raymondjames.com. If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Leah Dixon, Director of Individual Giving, at 651.282.3002 or ldixon@ordway.org.