The Scott Dixon Memorial Fund

In 2018 we lost a dear friend and colleague, our Director of Development, Scott Dixon. Scott was a playwright, author, director, actor, devoted friend, husband and father. He was a dedicated and passionate co-worker who worked tirelessly advocating for new plays, education, and Wealhouse, our second stage series. To carry forward his spirit as an artist and theatre practitioner, we created the Scott Dixon Memorial Fund. All funds received go towards these endeavors Scott was passionate about and more.

To learn more about the fund, CLICK HERE.

Scott R. Dixon
photo: Peterson Creative Photography & Design
Individual Contributions

The Commonweal mission is “To enrich the common good through actor-based storytelling that is both transcendent and relevant.” We can’t enrich the common good unless we keep ticket prices within the common reach, and that’s why we need your help. The cost of producing high-quality live theatre year-round far exceeds the revenue from ticket and concessions sales alone. We rely on both large arts grants and private donations like yours. Your contributions are our stepping-stones, and every gift, of any size, is deeply appreciated. Pledge your support by joining the heart of our donation programs—the MDC—or make a one-time, tax-deductible donation today. Contact Jeremy van Meter: or call (507) 467 2905 x211.

For a list of our recent individual donors — CLICK HERE

Underwriting & Sponsorships

Underwriters play leading roles in funding our programs and productions—and enjoy great opportunities to get their brand or business name seen by a lot of people. As thanks for your participation as an underwriter, we will place your name or company logo in our season program (reaching more than 17,000 people annually). Our actors will thank your business during the curtain speeches, you will be recognized in all press releases, and you’ll receive several free tickets for your employees or clients.

Invited sponsors at a designer presentation in our Events Hall

The Commonweal is very grateful to the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of past programming:

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting a production, contact Jeremy van Meter by emailing or calling (507) 467-2905 x211.

Have You Considered Including Us in Your Estate Plans?

Have you considered remembering the Commonweal in your will or estate? Contact Jeremy van Meter to find out more about our planned giving options: or call (507) 467-2905 x211

In-Kind Donations

The Commonweal welcomes in-kind donations of sturdy furniture and home electronics and appliances (in good condition) for our theatre and the Dixon House Artist Residence. In addition, we often accept donations of services from area businesses. Please let us know if you’d like to make an in-kind donation of any type.

For more information about making an in-kind donation, contact Jeremy van Meter by emailing or calling (507) 467-2905 x211.