Give to the Max Day is nigh, dear friends, and we at Savage Umbrella couldn’t be more happy about it. Not only is it a chance to give to the hundreds of deserving non-profits and schools in Minnesota, for us it’s the anniversary of winning the Super Golden Ticket. Whoa.
We decided the best thing to do with our extra $20,000 was to rent a space, though it was tempting to blow it all on ice cream. Thank goodness we didn’t do that, because it turns out that a lot of artists have benefited from using SPACE.
The mission of SPACE is to foster the creation of new work, to support the work of performing artists, and to facilitate community conversations. We wanted a chance to share our good fortune with the community, and so far, so good. Groups like Arab American Theatre Works, Place Base Productions, The Moving Company, Minnesota SnowJob, Theater Coup d’Etat and more have taken us up on renting SPACE, and it’s been wonderful hosting them.
So our wish for GTMD this year is to celebrate SPACE. It’s not just SU’s place. It’s for the artistic community.
If you can send some of your donation energy to Savage Umbrella, we would love that and be unbelievably appreciative. If you can send some more of your donation energy to the groups that have rented and are renting SPACE, hey, $21 buys them a 3-hour rehearsal at SPACE. You can plan your giving now - head on over to our GiveMN page. Find it here: https://givemn.org/fundraiser/Savageumbrella
We won’t be the first to tell you, nor the last, but your contribution makes a HUGE difference in the lives of organizations. SO THANK YOU!
The SU crew
P.S. Our fiscal sponsors, Springboard for the Arts, are adding $10 per donor for everyone who gives to us, up to the first 25 donors - that’s an extra $250 on the table for us, no matter how much you give!