The Arts Partnership Timeline

Major Events

Task Force Assembled

Approx. 2005 - Approx. 2007

The Arts Partnership began with a committee simply called “The Task Force.” 

Master Agreement Signed and the Arts Partnership was Established

10/07/2007

A not-for-profit corporation established in 2007 that governs the use of The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and its Resident Arts Organizations, Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Schubert Club and the Ordway itself

Arts Partnership Bonding Event

May 6, 2010

Renee Fleming Event

September 24, 2010

Official Unveiling of the New Concert Hall

December 8, 2011

The Campaign Committee Gets Reorganized

Approx. 2012 - Approx. 2013

Lucy Jones, Campaign Chair
Nina Archibal, John Blanchard, George Buckley, Mayor Chris Coleman, Judy Dayton, John Huss, Jim Johnson, Dr. Arthur Kaemmer, Erwin Kelen, David Lilly, Jr., Lowell Noteboom, John Ordway, III, Robert Senkler, Joe Spencer

Task Force Event

April 12, 2012

Paul Scarborough Event

June 20, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra Lockout

October 2012 - January 2014

SPCO Lockout

October 2012 - April 2013

$79 MM Goal Established

February 2013

The $75 MM Goal was raised to $79 MM (the Judy Dayton Number)

Art Partnership Spring Family Event

May 15, 2013

Groundbreaking Ceremony

June 19, 2013

Arts Partnership Young Professional Event

August 26, 2013

100 % Campaign

Approx. October 2013 - Approx. February 2014

Production Wing Sneak Peak Event

November 13, 2013

The Knight Foundation Announces $1,000,000 Access Endowment Gift

January 29, 2014

The Senate Capital Investment Committee Tour

February 19, 2014

The Arts Partnership Receives $4MM in Bonding Funds

May 20, 2014

Topping Out Ceremony and Concert Hall Annnouncement

June 11, 2014

Arts Partnership Opening Festivities

February 28, 2015 - March 22, 2015

Arts Partnership Gala and Opening of the Concert Hall

February 28, 2015

Campaign Total

First Leadership Gifts were made: $6,700,000

December 13, 2006

John and Ruth Huss
The St. Paul Foundation
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
Securian Foundation
Mardag Foundation
Robert Senkler
Gus Blanchard

$7,700,000

January 24, 2007

Travelers Foundation makes their first $1MM gift

$10,200,000

July 2008

3M makes a $2,500,000 gift

$11,700,000

January 5, 2009

Fred C and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation make a $1,500,000 gift

$14,700,000

May 13, 2009

City of St. Paul gives the Partnership $3,000,000

$15,700,000

September 2009

Judy Dayton makes a $1MM gift

$33,000,000

October 2010

The Arts Partnership receives $16,000,000 in State Bonding
Securian gives another $1,000,000
Ecolab gives $250,000
The Scrooby Foundation gives $50,000

$31,000,000

November 2010

MAHADH Fund from HRK gives $100,000

$37,450,000

January 2011

3M gives another $2,500,000
John Ordway, Jr. gives $1,000,000
R.C. Lilly Foundation gives $500,000
Hardenberg Foundation gives $250,000
Philip Ordway gives $100,000

$39,950,000

March 2011

The Ordway Family pledges $2,500,000

$40,450,000

May 2011

R.C. Lilly Foundation gives an additional $500,000

$44,100,000

June 2011

Anonymous $1,850,000
Ordway Family $650,000
Alexandra Bjorklund $500,000
Thomas McCarthy $50,000
Ged and Kathryn Parsons $50,000
Edwin and Susan McCarthy $50,000

$45,200,000

07/06/2011

Best Buy $1,000,000
Ordway Family $100,000

$46,000,000

07/30/2011

Cargill Foundation: $1,000,000

$46,575,000

October 2011

General Mills $250,000
Wells Fargo $250,000
Ken Powell and Wendy Bennett $75,000

$51,575,000

November 2011

Anonymous gift of $5,000,000

$53,575,000

December 2011

Margaret and Angus Wurtele $2,000,000

$53,685,000

January 2012

Ordway Family $50,000
Deluxe $50,000
Henneman $10,000

$54,485,000

February 2012

$500,000 Ordway Family gift increase
$300,000 US Bank

$56,560,000

April 2012

$1,800,000 New Market Tax Credits
$200,000 Katherine B. Andersen Fund of the St. Paul Foundation
$75,000 Gayle and Tim Ober

$57,010,000

June 2012

$250,000 United Health
$200,000 Jeannine Rivet and Warren Herreid

$59,485,000

September 2012

$500,000 Lucy Jones and Jim Johnson
Travelers increased their gift by $500,000
$300,000 Elizabeth Redleaf
Ecolab increased their gift by $250,000
$200,000 Erwin and Miriam Kelen
$200,000 F.T. Weyerhaeuser Foundation
$100,000 Bruce Atwater
$100,000 Ellie and Tom Crosby
$100,000 Mary Vaughan
$75,000 Dobby and Jane West
$50,000 Mairs and Power
$50,000 Lowell and Sonja Noteboom
$25,000 Eugene and Mary Frey
$25,000 Elizabeth Myers

$59,745,000

October 2012

$250,000 Bill Dircks
$10,000 Nina and John Archabal

$60,245,000

November 2012

Ordway Family Increases gift by $250,000

$61,155,000

December 2012

$250,000 increase from the Hardenbergh Foundation
$250,000 Mary Lee Dayton
$100,000 Fred and Anne Moore
$100,000 Fred and Gloria Sewell
$100,000 Chip and Vicki Emery
$50,000 Joan Duddingston
$25,000 Peter Myers
$25,000 Chris Levy
$10,000 Bob Struyk (McKnight Foundation)

$61,613,500

January 2013

$250,000 Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
$100,000 Mary Lynn and Warren Staley
$100,000 Lowell and Cay Hellervik
$10,000 Jim Richardson and Dorothy Horns
$2,500 Nelson, Tietz & Hoye, Inc.
$500 Thomas and Mona Dougherty
$500 James Callahan

$62,813,500

March 2013

$500,000 Ordway Family Incrase
$200,000 Katherine B. Andersen Fund of the St. Paul Foundation
$500,000 Andrew Redleaf

$63,173,500

April 2013

$200,000 increase from F.R. Bigelow Foundation
$100,000 from Mardag Foundation
$50,000 Thomas Handley
$10,000 increase from Elizabeth Myers

$67,883,250

June 2013

$3,000,000 Anonymous Gift
$1,000,000 Anonymous Gift
$200,000 increase from the Saint Paul Foundation
$250,000 Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
$250,000 William and Susan Sands
$10,000 Karen Larsen

$68,184,250

July 2013

$300,000 Constance and Daniel Kunin
$1,000 Jill and John Thompson

$70,935,250

August 2013

$2,000,000 Anonymous Gift
$1,000,000 Bush Foundation
$1,000 Mike Wright

$71,220,250

September 2013

$250,000 Steve and Kathi Mahle
$25,000 Bob Lee and Mary Schaffner
$10,000 Ordway Gift

$71,475,300

October 2013

$250,000 McGough Construction
$1,000 Kevin Smith
$1,000 Bonnie Grzeskowiak
$1,000 Jessica Etten
$1,000 Sara Donaldson
$500 Patrick Dewane
$500 Kevin Ramach
$50 Krystal Kohler

$71,613,750

November 2013

$100,000 Karin Schneider

$72,473,141

December 2013

$400,000 increase from HRK Foundation
$300,000 Driscoll Foundation
$150,000 Scrooby Foundation
$75,000 increase from Deluxe Corporation Foundation

$72,650,141

January 2014

$50,000 increase Miriam and Erwin Kelen
$50,000 Mahlon Schneider
$20,000 Walter R. McCarthy and Clara M. Ueland

$73,175,791

February 2014

$100,000 increase Katherine B. Andersen Fund
$100,000 George Reid
$100,000 F.T. F.T. Weyerhaeuser Trust
$50,000 Robert J. Sivertsen
$50,000 Sandra Roe
$50,000 Topsy Simonson
$25,000 Mark and Diane Gorder
$20,000 Jim Haymaker
$10,000 Ron Sit

$74,049,139

March 2014

$1,000,000 Securian Gift
$150,000 Pohlad Family Foundation

$74,699,164

April 2014

$500,000 additional from Lucy Jones and Jim Johnson

$79,443,164

May 2014

$250,000 Judy Dayton
$50,000 Fred and Anne Moore
$10,000 Bill and Hella Hueg

CEO Timeline

Bruce Carlson is Director of the Schubert Club

Approx. 2005 - Approx. July 2006

Bruce Coppock is President and CEO of the SPCO

Approx. 2005 - Approx. October 2008

David Galligan is President and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Approx. 2005 - Approx. June 2006

Kevin Smith is President and CEO of the Minnesota Opera

Approx. 2006 - Approx. 2011

Jeff Bakken is President and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Approx. June 2006 - Approx. August 2007

Patricia Mitchell is CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Approx. August 2007 - Approx. December 2015

Kathleen Van Bergen is Director of the Schubert Club

Approx. March 2008 - Approx. September 2011

Sarah Lutman is President and Managing Director of the SPCO

Approx. October 2008 - Approx. February 2012

Allan Naplan is President and CEO of the Minnesota Opera

Approx. 2011 - Approx. July 2012

Barry Kempton is Artistic and Executive Director of the Schubert Club

Approx. September 2011 - Approx. December 2015

Kevin Ramach is President and General Director of the Minnesota Opera

Approx. July 2012 - Approx. December 2015

Bruce Coppock is President and CEO of the SPCO

Approx. January 2013 - Approx. December 2015

Arts Partnership Staffing

Patrick Dewane is the Campaign Director

Approx. 2007 - Approx. December 2013

Kelly Kuczkowski is Campaign Associate

Approx. 2007 - Approx. June 2013

Rebecca Cline provides support to the Arts Partnership

Approx. 2008 - Approx. June 2013

Nina Graham provides support to the Arts Partnership

Approx. August 2011 - Approx. June 2013

Krystal Kohler is the Campaign Associate

Approx. June 20, 2013 - Approx. 06/30/2014

Donna Saul Millen is Festival Manager

Approx. November 2013 - Approx. April 2015

Kevin Smith is the Campaign Director

Approx. December 2013 - Approx. June 2014

Peter Myers is Campaign Director

Approx. July 2014 - Approx. April 2015

Krystal Kohler is Campaign Manager

Approx. 07/01/2014 - Approx. 06/30/2015