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Support Us

Your support is essential to Midnight Circus in the Parks’ mission of building community one circus at a time.

Tax-deductible, charitable contributions in all amounts make it possible for the Midnight Circus to bring world-class circus artists to neighborhoods and communities throughout Chicago, while at the same time raising funds that go directly to those parks.

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Individual Giving

Ticket sales only account for 42% of Midnight Circus in the Parks’ operating expenses. We depend on the generosity of individuals like you to ensure our stability and longevity and increase our ability to support neighborhood parks. Thank you for your generous donation, no matter what the amount!

However, if you DO 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.

 

Corporate Giving

Midnight Circus in the Parks celebrates the significant impact of its corporate supporters, and gladly customizes benefits as needed to ensure that business objectives are achieved and giving philosophies are fulfilled. If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor of Midnight Circus in the parks, please email Julie Dickinson, Director of Development, or fill out the form below to show your interest.

 

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2017 Season sponsors

 
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