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Make a Difference by Giving to Northrop

For nearly 100 years, Northrop has been one of Minnesota’s premier performing arts, education, and entertainment centers. Northrop plays a critical role in the intellectual and cultural life of the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting legendary artists, speakers, and changemakers. Home to the signature Dance and Music Series, we are the region’s renowned presenter of national and international ballet and contemporary dance companies, and legendary classical and jazz music artists. We are grateful to you for your support of Northrop, helping to keep the arts alive as we provide you with access to the artists and performances you love, in new and innovative ways. This Season you will be inspired by incredible performances, programs, and unique opportunities to engage with artists. Students and educators across the state will have vital access to the arts through education programs for students of all ages.

We appreciate your support to keep the arts alive, on stage and in our communities.

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With many community partners, sponsors, and donors, Northrop annually is able to:

  • Expand accessibility to powerful programming through live-stream and online performances and free online and in-person engagement events
  • Amplify underrepresented voices and elevate new voices by commissioning and supporting artists and partners
  • Offer new ways to connect a variety of communities through essential arts programming
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with artists, institutions, and patrons
  • Present opportunities for new works and continued artist connections through the Centennial Commissions program.
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  • Provide low-cost, live-stream options for K-12 students and schools to engage with matinee performances
  • Remove geographic barriers and schedule constraints for K-12 students to experience the arts with expanded live-stream options
  • Supply low-cost tickets and subsidized bussing for K-12 students to attend special student matinee performances in person when it is safe to do so
  • Create additional learning resources to complement K-12 matinee performances that align with MN ELA standards
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  • Offer unique ways to connect with the artists and performers through masterclasses, workshops, engagement events, and other high-impact events
  • Introduce all first-year U of M studentsfaculty and staff to world-class arts experiences through the First-Year Free ticket program
  • Present beautiful large-scale ballet
  • Present the most exciting international contemporary dance companies in the world
  • Provide live music and large orchestras to accompany dance performances
  • Offer fascinating artist engagement opportunities such as free pre-show talks, films, and other events that provide a deeper look into our programming
Impact Report

Your gift helps to keep the arts alive, onstage, online, and in our communities.

See the magnitude of impact of your donations at Northrop and in our community.

How to Give

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Make Your Gift by Mail

Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Suite 90
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Make Your Gift By Phone

Call us at 612-626-7554

Ways to Give

Explore the many benefits of becoming a Friend of Northrop

Up to $99

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

$100+

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

$250

  • Presale opportunity to performances and events

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

$500+

  • Invitation to exclusive preview event for Northrop’s Season announcement prior to the general public announcement*

  • Invitations to open rehearsals and artist receptions*

  • Presale opportunity to performances and events

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

*subject to availability

$1,000 +

  • One “behind the scenes” opportunity to observe a company class or closed rehearsal*

  • Access to the Directors Lounge pre-performance reception for one performance of your choice

  • Complimentary parking for one performance of your choice

  • Invitation to exclusive preview event for Northrop’s Season announcement prior to the general public announcement*

  • Invitations to open rehearsals and artist receptions*

  • Presale opportunity to performances and events

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

*subject to availability

For questions about becoming a donor, or other ways to financially support Northrop, please contact Director of Development Cynthia Betz at 612-626-7554 or betzx011@umn.edu.

$2,500 + Director’s Circle

  • Invitations to exclusive artist dinners and welcoming events*

  • Two complimentary tickets for hosting guests to exclusive artist events*

  • Two complimentary tickets for hosting guests to Directors Lounge pre-performance receptions

  • Access to the Directors Lounge pre-performance receptions

  • One “behind the scenes” opportunity to observe a company class or closed rehearsal*

  • Complimentary parking for your season subscription performances

  • Invitation to exclusive preview event for Northrop’s Season announcement prior to the general public announcement*

  • Invitations to open rehearsals and artist receptions*

  • Presale opportunity to performances and events

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

*subject to availability

$5,000 + Director’s Circle

  • Discounted rental rates on any Northrop space (one reservation per season)*

  • Invitations to exclusive artist dinners and welcoming events*

  • Two complimentary tickets to exclusive artist events to share with your guests*

  • Two complimentary tickets to Directors Lounge pre-performance receptions to share with your guests

  • Access to the Directors Lounge pre-performance receptions

  • One “behind the scenes” opportunity to observe a company class or closed rehearsal*

  • Complimentary parking for your season subscription performances

  • Invitation to exclusive preview event for Northrop’s Season announcement prior to the general public announcement*

  • Invitations to open rehearsals and artist receptions*

  • Presale opportunity to performances and events

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

*subject to availability

$10,000 + Director’s Circle

  • Special donor acknowledgment for one Northrop Presents performance

  • Discounted rental rates on any Northrop space (one reservation per season)*

  • Invitations to exclusive artist dinners and welcoming events*

  • Four complimentary tickets to exclusive artist events to share with your guests*

  • Four complimentary tickets to Directors Lounge pre-performance receptions to share with your guests

  • Access to the Directors Lounge pre-performance receptions

  • One “behind the scenes” opportunity to observe a company class or closed rehearsal*

  • Complimentary parking for your season subscription performances

  • Invitation to exclusive preview event for Northrop’s Season announcement prior to the general public announcement*

  • Invitations to open rehearsals and artist receptions*

  • Presale opportunity to performances and events

  • Priority access to artist workshops and classes

  • Recognition in performance program notes on Northrop’s website

*subject to availability

For questions about becoming a donor, or other ways to financially support Northrop, please contact Director of Development Cynthia Betz at 612-626-7554 or betzx011@umn.edu.

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You're In Good Comany

We are deeply grateful to our partners of all sizes for their involvement with Northrop, the University, and surrounding communities. Their support helps keep the arts alive in this vital time. Contact us if you would like to explore a partnership today.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

We are grateful to these supporters and donors who continue to support programming, education, and community engagement.

Northrop Donors

$10,000+

  • Curtis L Carlson Family Foundation
  • Robert Lunieski
  • Jennifer Marrone and David Short

$5,000+

  • Jerry Artz
  • Kurt and Susan Bjorklund, Dedicated to Silas and Victoria Ford
  • Ellie Crosby, The Longview and Crosswols Foundations
  • Richard Gregory
  • Gail and Stuart Hanson
  • Randy Hartten and Ron Lotz
  • Marbrook Foundation
  • Gary A. Reetz

$2,500+

  • Drs. Robert Bruininks and Susan Hagstrum
  • Susan DeNuccio
  • Nancy Gossell
  • Shawn Monaghan and Greg Plotnikoff
  • Thomas and Conchy Morgan, In Memory of Sylvia and Henry Frisch 
  • Sandra Morris
  • RBC Foundation-USA
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Scarborough Fair Boutique
  • Donald Williams and Pamela Neuenfeldt

$1,000+

  • Anonymous
  • Frederick L. Betz
  • Mary Benson
  • Jeff Bieganek
  • Deb Cran and Bob Craven
  • Bruce and Judith Hadler
  • Karen Hanson and Dennis Senchuk
  • Minhchau and Lawrence Harms
  • Sally and Richard Leider
  • Glenn Lindsey
  • Bob and Susanna McMaster
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Tim and Gayle Ober
  • Kathryn Sedo and Scott Beers

$500+

  • Margaret Albrecht
  • Jeanne Andre
  • Kathryn Cahill, In Honor of Ferne Rowland
  • R. and J. Cameron
  • Rob Carlson and Gregg Larson
  • John and Nancy Conlin
  • Will and Ginny Craig
  • Fran Davis
  • Stephen Davis and L Murray Thomas
  • Meghan DeBruycker Legacy Fund-Willmar Area Community Foundation
  • Bob and Nancy Erickson
  • Jo-Ida Hansen
  • Jennifer and Mark Johnson
  • Brian Lammers and Emily Knox
  • Barbara and Jeffrey Land
  • David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
  • Mark and Cecilia Morrow
  • Gwen and Mason Myers
  • Rebekah Nagler
  • Lance Olson
  • Derrill Pankow
  • Dale Schatzlein and Emily Maltz Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Richard Taylor
  • TCF Foundation
  • John Wald and Marianne Remedios
  • Mark and Carol Weitz

$250+

  • Anonymous
  • Elissa Adams and Michael Margulies
  • Janice Apple
  • Kate and Lynn Christianson
  • George Ehrenberg
  • Pat Gaarder
  • Denise and Corey Holtz
  • Barry and Karen Johnson
  • Jan and Lance Johnson
  • Candy Lord
  • Holly MacDonald
  • David Musolf
  • Elizabeth Parker
  • Ann Piotrowski
  • Patricia and Joseph Pulice
  • Judith Rohde
  • Gordon Rouse and Sylvia Beach
  • Catharine Ruther and David Vanney
  • Phyllis Saltzman
  • Kathleen Schou
  • Dr. Darlene Sholtis and Dr. Heino Beckmann
  • John and Kelly Wheaton
  • Mark Wright and Elizabeth Walton

$100+

  • Anonymous
  • Paul Aslanian
  • Thomas and Jill Barland
  • Sharon Bigot
  • Jeanne Blaskowski
  • David Braslau
  • Kristen Brogdon
  • Mark and Karena Casey
  • JaNan Cavanaugh
  • Kate Christianson
  • Russell Cowles
  • Virginia Dale
  • Sandra Dale
  • Timothy and Judith Dove
  • William Durfee and Devorah Goldstein
  • Marcia and Berkan Endres
  • Kathy Gremillion
  • Richard Gwynne
  • David and Julie Hartung
  • Joyce and Eugene Haselmann
  • Annemarie Herrlich
  • Patricia Herrmann
  • Christina Herzog
  • Gayle Hjellming
  • Richard Hruby and Kimberly Broderick
  • Kimberly Hutchens
  • Janet Johnson
  • Tovio Kallas and Beatrice Holton
  • Micki and Neil Kay
  • Warren and Patricia Kelly
  • Randy Kish
  • Leslie Koepke
  • Christina Kraft and Nelson Capes
  • Alan and Peggy Lathrop
  • James and Sharon Lewis
  • Barbara Lind and Craig Poeschl
  • Kimberley MacLennan
  • Holly Manning
  • Candice and Gerald Matykowski
  • Kenneth and Judith Matysik
  • George and Orla McClure
  • Margaret Moutvic-Wasz
  • Michael and Lisa Nekich
  • Jenine Nordquist
  • Jennifer and William Neujahr
  • Donald Ofstedal
  • Field and Cynthia Olson
  • David Pace
  • David and Mary Parker
  • Jacob Rabinowitz
  • Holly Radis-McCluskey and Glen McCluskey
  • John Reay and Karen Hanson
  • Bridget and David Reddan
  • Debra Reischl
  • Julia Sand
  • Kari Schloner
  • Dan Sheehan
  • John Shreves
  • Jan and Alan Sickbert
  • Wendy Steele
  • Jon Thomas
  • Cindy Tong and Robert Denison
  • Ertugrul and Karen Owens Tuzcu
  • John Van Bogar
  • Cheryl Wall
  • Michael Weinbeck
  • Cathy Westrum and Annelynn Westrum
  • Monica Winker-Bergstrom
  • Millie Woodbury
  • Roger Worm

  • Atashi Acharya
  • Kent Akervik
  • Gerald and Georgianna Allan
  • Arthur and Charlet Allen
  • Jean Anderson
  • Marcia Anderson
  • Michael and Jessica Austin
  • Kevin and Shirley Arms
  • Peter Bartholome
  • Todd Barton
  • Austin Beatty
  • Michael Blomberg
  • Tierra Boose
  • Jason Borah
  • Mary Boyer
  • Patti Brase
  • Kathryn Bredemus
  • Philip Briggs
  • Clifford Brody
  • Nancy Brown
  • Justin Burke
  • Thomas Cabaniss
  • Patricia Cagle
  • Mary Campbell
  • Philippe Catalan
  • Fay Chang
  • Karen Charles
  • Mary Ann and Stephen Chicoine
  • David and Nancy Claussen
  • Deborah Clendenning
  • Beverly Connolly
  • Jeanne and David Cornish
  • Scott Cragle
  • Charlotte Curry
  • Neal Cuthbert and Louise Robinson
  • Cynthia Daggett
  • Emily Dail
  • Andre Delattre
  • Diana Demos
  • Soleil Des Lauriers
  • Cindy Devoy
  • Vicki Donatell
  • Byron Douglass
  • Robert Dufault and Ann Wilcox
  • Nancy Duffy
  • Lee Dunn
  • Jill and Ralph Dupslaff
  • Jean Durades
  • Frances Durkin
  • Alisa Eland
  • Kristin Elizondo
  • Susan Elsner
  • Barbara and Gerald Erickson
  • Tamara Eristavi
  • Valerie Fazedin
  • Elizabeth Fleck
  • Debra and Phillip Ford
  • Judith Franklin
  • Kirk Froggart
  • Candance Gossen
  • Michael Green and Jane Powers
  • Jane Greenberg
  • Amanda Grimm and Steven Pope
  • Birgit Grund
  • Julie Hagemann
  • Nils and Heather Halker
  • Urbae Hall
  • Amy Handelsman
  • Jim Hartmann and Michelle Miles
  • Jean Haskell
  • Richard Haskin
  • Cari Hatcher
  • Deborah Hennrikus
  • Patrick and Kimberley Higgins
  • John Hofstede
  • Sheri Horton
  • Janet Horvath
  • Ramona Jacobs and Charles Christianson
  • Karin Jacobson and Adam Chapweske
  • Ann Jaede
  • Jay Jaffee and Wendy Friede
  • Bill Jones
  • Michael Kanner
  • Joan Kenny
  • Anna Kerben
  • Cassandra Kiehn
  • Milo Kim
  • Nancy Klausner
  • Amy Kosari
  • Connie Kuhn
  • Arnold Kvam
  • Mike and Sharon Lane
  • Roberta Lamps
  • Carol Larson
  • Linda Leamer
  • Kathryn LeFevere
  • Jane Leonard and Lori Lippert
  • Elizabeth Ler
  • Debra Lex
  • Michelle and Kevin Lian-Anderson
  • Kathryn Lien
  • Kristine Loh
  • Ann Loushine-Thomsen
  • Marcelienne and Roger Lundquist
  • Dianne and Don MacLennan
  • Kyle Maltz
  • Kathryn Manger
  • Judy Marcouiller
  • Nancy Marcy
  • Cynthia Marsh and C.W. Vandersluis
  • Susan McNamara
  • Margaret Michaelson
  • Sanjay Mishra
  • Jill Mitchell
  • M Valeriana Moeller
  • Eric Molho
  • Karen Moon
  • Daniel Moore
  • James Moore
  • Ayaka Moriyama
  • Summer Morrison
  • Ann Mosey
  • Chuck Munro
  • Bridget Murphy
  • Amy Nelson Sander
  • Lloyd Nestrud
  • Shelley and James Nichols
  • Libby Nickel
  • Linda and Larry Nielsen
  • Nina Norum
  • James and Sarah Novotny
  • Kristine Olson
  • Sandra Olson
  • Lynn O’Neal
  • Barbara Owens
  • Nicolas Paredes Sepulveda
  • Ann and Bill Parker
  • Judith Parr
  • Helen Paul
  • Mike Payer
  • Matthew Peak
  • Marjorie Pearson
  • Christina Peterson
  • Edward Peterson
  • Greg and Rebecca Phelan
  • Charisse Pickron
  • Holly Pike and Joseph Klein
  • Cathy Poff
  • Claudia Poser and Ronald Ofstead
  • James Potter
  • Nancy Price
  • Rebecca Quaid
  • Mark Rekow and Lynn Mader
  • Melanie Richards
  • Piper Ritter
  • Mary Roberts and Edward Kraft
  • Susan Roberts
  • Robyne Robinson
  • Yvonne Rode
  • Susan Rohde
  • Susan Rose
  • Irina Rukina
  • Makie Sanchez
  • Edward Sarnoski
  • Rebecca Scherpelz
  • Robin Schow
  • Thomas Scott
  • Cynthia Sharon
  • Elizabeth Sharpe 
  • Michele and Chris Shepherd
  • Rebecca and John Shockley
  • Kevin Silverstein and Karen Tang
  • Carol Skinner
  • Emily Soltis
  • Patricia Stankovich
  • Kathleen Stanley
  • Nanette Stearns
  • Kate Stolpman
  • Vicki Strahan
  • George Swan
  • Toni Taylor
  • Marie-Luise and Anita Teigen
  • Ivette Tejeda
  • Connor Theisen
  • Kay Troan
  • Nancy Tykwinski
  • Brandon Ure
  • Alla Valdberg
  • Tatiana Valdberg
  • Ann Van de Winckel
  • Frank Van Tongeren
  • Bill Venne and Douglas Kline
  • Carolyn Wahl
  • Brian and Katherine Weitz
  • Andrew Welken
  • Helen and Paul Wells
  • Curtis West
  • Susan Wiste
  • Allie Wolf
  • Rachel Wolff
  • Winifred Wu and Robert Lund
  • Yuhsuan Yeh
  • Mary Zilge
  • Margaret Zoerhoff
  • Roberta Zohara

Thank you to the generous donors who continue to support programming, education, and community engagement for Northrop’s beloved Aeolian-Skinner Organ. It is because of you that this magnificent instrument’s voice will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

  • Anonymous
  • Reade Adams
  • Katherine Anderson
  • Terry and Vicki Anderson
  • Pat Andrle
  • J. Michael Barone
  • Karen and Alan Beck
  • Mark Bergaas and Mark Ceilley
  • Carol Bessler
  • Fred and Cynthia Betz, In Honor of Esther Stocke
  • Dean Billmeyer
  • Joyce Brown
  • Drs. Robert Bruininks and Susan Hagstrum
  • Francis Carter
  • James Commander
  • Scott Cragle
  • William and Virginia Craig
  • Dee Ann and Kent Crossley
  • Thomas Dillon
  • Sheena Dufresne
  • Laura and Tim Edman
  • David Fiebiger
  • Peter Fiore
  • Catherine Fischer
  • Deborah Ford
  • Susan Foster
  • Salvatore Franco
  • Judith Franklin
  • Reid Froiland
  • Maiken Givot
  • Karen Grasmon
  • Marilyn Haight
  • Nils and Heather Halker
  • Thomas Hanna
  • Jeffrey Helgerson
  • Helen Hillstrom
  • Janet Hively
  • Anna Iltis
  • Charlie Johnson
  • Susan Keljik
  • Mark Kieffer
  • Joseph Kuznik
  • Arnold Kvam
  • Carol Leach
  • Kristin Lefferts
  • James Lehmann
  • Kathryn Lien
  • Ronald Low
  • Peter Lund
  • Stephanie McDonald
  • Alfred and Ann Moore
  • Daniel Moore
  • Darcia Narvaez
  • Paul Nasvik
  • Pamela Neuenfeldt and Don Williams
  • Don Notvik
  • Steve Oakley
  • Paul Olsen
  • Steve Panizza
  • Robert Paschke
  • Daniel Peterson
  • David and Margaret Peterson
  • Chia-Hsing Pi
  • Holly Radis-McCluskey and Glen McCluskey
  • Jane Rosemarin and Val Lardwehr
  • Bruce Schelske
  • Connie Schuelka
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • John Sebolt
  • Nancy Shallcross
  • Rebecca and John Shockley
  • Foster Solem
  • Chris Solheid
  • Laurine Speltz and Denis Ryono
  • Richard Steege
  • Paul Stever
  • William Tajibnapis
  • Nicole Thomas
  • Curtis Trout
  • John Vilandre
  • Michael Volna
  • Nancy Wellington
  • David and Rachelle Willey

The Heritage Society honors and celebrates donors who have made estate and other planned gifts for Northrop at the University of Minnesota. 

  • Nancy M Allen*
  • Jerry L Artz
  • John W Follows*
  • Stephen Gordon and Pat Gavan-Gordon
  • Peter S Lund
  • Darlene M Sholtis

 

*deceased

This season’s listing is current as of 5/23/22
Please contact Trisha Taylor at taylort@umn.edu  if you have any corrections or questions.

State Ballet of Georgia

Keep the arts alive by sponsoring Northrop programs

At Northrop, we believe in sharing extraordinary arts experiences to ever-expanding audiences. We strive to make these power performances accessible to everyone through outreach to diverse communities, rich and varied programming, and subsidized student tickets. Your organization can help elevate these experiences. Today it is more crucial than ever to help support that mission. Northrop’s sponsorship opportunities generate consumer awareness while supporting creativity, education, and a culturally rich community.

Your sponsorship makes an Impact in our community
Discover the differences our sponsors and partners are making.

Why become a sponsor?

Northrop’s sponsorship opportunities generate consumer awareness while supporting creativity, education, and a culturally rich community.

Each sponsorship package meets your objectives

  • Connect with new audiences

  • Show you value essential arts programming

  • Offer innovative ways to provide arts and artists online and in person

  • Promote your brand

  • Reach specific audiences you target

  • Build new partnerships

  • Cultivate clients

  • Thank loyal customers

  • Reward customers and employees

  • Make a highly visible connection to art, culture, and education

Explore the many benefits of becoming a sponsor

  • Brand association with excellence, innovation, international recognition, and distinction

  • High value-per-sponsorship dollar and ROI

  • Tremendous visibility with internationally recognized performances

  • Connection and access to the world’s greatest artists

  • Opportunities for global reach within Northrop’s technology-rich facility

  • Association with a new national model for interdisciplinary innovation, collaboration and creativity

  • Access to the University’s intellectual capital and student population of over 50,000

Sponsorship benefits

  • Event sponsor logo and placement opportunities in season program notes
  • Season sponsor logo featured prior to performance
  • Season program notes executive profile, photo, and quote
  • Logo or name recognition in press releases, Northrop emails, social media, and blog posts for sponsored event
  • Logo in direct mail for sponsored event
  • Complimentary Northrop event space rental for one private company event
  • Identified as a sponsor in Season subscription materials
  • Logo on all sponsored event materials (invitations, posters, program, thank you and RSVP)
  • Pre-concert announcements and signage
  • Exclusive artists meet-and-greet events (pending artists’ availability)
  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  •  Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

  • Event sponsor logo and placement opportunities in season program notes
  • Season program notes executive profile, photo, and quote
  • Logo or name recognition in press releases, Northrop emails, social media, and blog posts for sponsored event
  • Logo in direct mail for sponsored event
  • Complimentary Northrop event space rental for one private company event
  • Identified as a sponsor in Season subscription materials
  • Logo on all sponsored event materials (invitations, posters, program, thank you and RSVP)
  • Pre-concert announcements and signage
  • Exclusive artists meet-and-greet events (pending artists’ availability)
  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  • Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

  • Event sponsor logo and placement opportunities in season program notes 
  • Logo or name recognition in press releases, Northrop emails, social media, and blog posts for sponsored event
  • Logo in direct mail for sponsored event
  • Complimentary Northrop event space rental for one private company event
  • Identified as a sponsor in Season subscription materials
  • Logo on all sponsored event materials (invitations, posters, program, thank you and RSVP)
  • Pre-concert announcements and signage
  • Exclusive artists meet-and-greet events (pending artists’ availability)
  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  • Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

  • Event sponsor logo and placement opportunities in season program notes
  • Identified as a sponsor in Season subscription materials
  • Logo on all sponsored event materials (invitations, posters, program, thank you and RSVP)
  • Pre-concert announcements and signage
  • Exclusive artists meet-and-greet events (pending artists’ availability)
  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  • Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

  • Event sponsor logo and placement opportunities in season program notes
  • Identified as a sponsor in Season subscription materials
  • Logo on all sponsored event materials (invitations, posters, program, thank you and RSVP)
  • Pre-concert announcements and signage
  • Exclusive artists meet-and-greet events (pending artists’ availability)
  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  • Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

  • Event sponsor logo and placement opportunities in season program notes
  • Exclusive artists meet-and-greet events (pending artists’ availability)
  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  • Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

  • VIP access to Directors Lounge and intermission receptions (pending availability)
  • Company logo on Northrop website event page with link to sponsor website
  • Season ticket discounts for employees and clients
  • Complimentary tickets to one Season event of choice
  • Acknowledgement as A Friend of Northrop

All sponsorships are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Northrop gratefully acknowledges support from

Anna M Heilmaier Foundation logo
Arts Midwest Touring Fund logo
Carlson Family Foundation logo
Innovative Office Solutions logo
Marbrook Foundation logo
National Endowment for the Arts
New England Foundation for the Arts logo

We extend a special thank you to our event sponsors

PNC Bank logo
Graduate Minneapolis logo

Through mission-driven programming, Northrop is committed to cultivating intersections between performing arts and education and to use the boundless powers of arts and education to ignite transformation and inspire positive change. Support and collaboration from individuals, corporations, foundations, and community organizations help make extraordinary arts experiences accessible to everyone through outreach to diverse communities, rich and varied programming, and subsidized student tickets.

Black Grace master class at the U of M

With sponsors, community partners and donors, Northrop annually has:

  • Helped more than 400 families attend Dance Series performances through Project SUCCESS with free transportation, childcare, and tickets.
  • Welcomed more than 10,000 K-12 students with low-cost tickets to matinees. For many youth, these events are the students’ first exposure to professional dance.
  • Subsidized more than $20,000 in K-12 busing fees supporting more than 150 schools in providing a cultural experience for their students.
  • Offered more than 700 free admissions through smARTpass, the arts access program available through Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), which invites users to broaden their cultural experiences beyond the library’s walls.
  • Provided more than 225 free tickets through Hope Kids to children with life-threatening illnesses, their families and caregivers for a special night out.
  • Engaged more than 400 University dance students and aspiring artists from surrounding communities through master classes with visiting choreographers and companies who share their expertise.
Black Grace student matinee 2020

Impact of Arts in Our Community

Minnesotans value arts and culture in their lives. More than 23 million Minnesotans attended arts and culture events in 2016, supporting an economic impact of $594 million in the arts and culture sector.
Studies show that Americans believe the arts:

  • Give communities identity and unity
  • Improve personal wellbeing
  • Provide meaning to citizen's lives
  • Offer a positive experience in a troubled world
  • Add value to the community

Impact of arts in education

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Research shows that children who study the arts

demonstrate stronger overall academic performance, helping to produce creative thinkers that employers need in an increasingly complex workforce.

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K-12 students involved with the arts

show higher levels of success in math and reading skills, and additional skills are strengthened in communication and problem-solving abilities.

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Exposure to the arts help K-12 students

improve ACT/SAT test scores, perform higher on standardized tests, and achieve higher GPAs. These students are less likely to drop out of school and 3 times more likely to receive a bachelor's degree in higher education.

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Both state and federal laws require K-12 schools to provide arts education

for students to foster a more well-rounded education.

    Source:

    • 2019 Report provided by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts through study results of 2016 by Creative MN.

    Your donations and support make a world of difference. Here are just some of the comments we heard from our artists, patrons, and partners in 2020.

    Swing Out dancers

    Comments from the Artists "Swing Out" Exchange

    “With an opportunity to make something virtual that reflects what the show Swing Out is, the answer is not a virtual show. The answer is not a video commission, the answer is something that cultivates community. I think this did a really good job of cultivating community, and not just cultivating community but growing community. I'm so, so grateful to meet so many new people and learn about so many different dimensions of the music and dance world through this.” (Caleb Teicher, choreographer, Swing Out Artist Exchange)

    “Five sessions is just so short…We felt like we were opening a new book or a new can each session…even though this is the end it feels like the absolute beginning of so much.” (Evite Arce, dancer, Swing Out Artist Exchange)

    “We ended up talking a lot about the history of the dance, and he told me the history of his dance and how in common they are and how they are on the same lineage…As a brown man to talk to to a black man about a lot of the things that are going on our society right now and inside of our dance communities individually, and how and what we plan to bring forward, it was very encouraging and enlightening. In many ways, it opened pathways for me as a dancer and as a human. It was really heartwarming and I definitely needed it.” (Mikey Pedroza, dancer, Swing Out Artist Exchange)

    One of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had.” (Ron Wilkins, dancer, Swing Out Artist Exchange)

    The Northrop Advisory Board

    Jeff Bieganek

    I invite you to support Northrop’s programs, helping to shine bright lights on our stage. Please consider supporting the important work that Northrop is doing now and in the future to inspire positive change in our world. The Northrop Advisory Board is growing along with new opportunities to engage, if you are interested in learning more, please contact us at northrop@umn.edu

    I look forward to seeing you, soon, in the theater!

    Jeff Bieganek, Northrop Advisory Board Chair

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