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2018 was our most ambitious adventure to date!

We brought the little Big Top and our incredible troupe of acrobats to more parks, in more communities and reached more people than ever before.

From opening day in Garfield Park to the final show in Welles Park, and all points in between, our unique blend of world class circus, deep civic engagement and selfless volunteerism reached nearly 20,000 people all across Chicago.

On Giving Tuesday we hope you will consider a donation to the circus, so we can continue our mission, of Creating Community...One circus at a time!

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A donation of any amount makes a difference in bringing circus to the people. But if you decide to donate $100 or more, there are some excellent benefits that you can read about below.

 

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Center Ring Sponsor

  • Six tickets to the show of your choice

  • VIP experience including poster signed by cast and backstage tour

  • Sponsor four tickets for neighborhood children in underserved communities

  • Your name listed in printed program

  • Your name listed on the website

Donate $2,500 & Become a Center Ring Sponsor

A special thank you to Liam Ellis, Mike & Amy Manelli and Shauna Peet. Their generous donation of $2,500 could help cover the cost of building permits and fees for two parks in the 2018 season.


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Tightrope Walker

  • Four tickets to the show of your choice

  • Sponsor four tickets for neighborhood children in underserved communities

  • Your name listed in printed program

  • Your name listed on the website

Donate $1,000 & Become a Tightrope Walker

A special thank you to the Ivanhoe Theater Foundation and Lauren MacDonald. Your generous donation of $1,000 could help cover the cost of housing a world-class artist for one month of their four-month stay during the 2018 season.


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Juggler

  • Two tickets to the show of your choice

  • Sponsor two tickets for neighborhood children in an underserved community

  • Your name listed in printed program

  • Your name listed on the website

Donate $500 and become a juggler

A special thank you to Sanjeev Misra. His generous donation of $500 covered the travel stipend for one guest performer from around the globe.


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Contortionist

  • Sponsor two tickets for neighborhood children in an underserved community

  • Your name listed in printed program

  • Your name listed on the website

Donate $250 and become a contortionist

A special thank you to Catherine Chinnock, Jaclyn Jensen, Logan and Cade Missner, Penny Shaw and Jason Tugman. Their generous donations of $250 helped to feed the cast and crew between shows in the 2017 season.


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Clowns

  • Your name listed on the website

Donate $100 and become a clown

Thank you to all the “Clowns" who supported us in the 2018 season. Clowns’ generous donations of $100 covered many of our day-to day expenses. For example, $100 pays for one month of feed and care for performing rescued pitbulls Junebug and Rosie, the only performing animals in Midnight Circus in the Parks.

Three donors who wish to remain anonymous; Anjali Bidani; Charles Bates; Evelyn Toreja Boutin;  Dominic Cruz; Kim Dale; Sean R. Emery; Judith J. Fitchett; Julie Gall; Amos Khim; Jennifer Morrison; Karen Mulfort & Marcus Stephens; Christopher Peterson; Dave, Darby, Joanne Oyer, Avery & Henry Putman; Robert Riesman; Steven Safran; Sally Schneider; Gypsy Snider; Emily Stoner; Amy Walsh; Alan Weinstein; Ben Winship; Jill Wittekind

 
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Double your Impact!

Inquire with your company’s human resources department to see if your gift to Midnight Circus in the Parks qualifies for a matching gift.