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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ vision is to bring the joy and insight that the arts can provide at the highest level of quality to the largest number of people we can reach. Our mission is to be a driver for the artistic vitality of our community by hosting, presenting, and creating performing arts and educational programs that engage artists and enrich diverse audiences.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 7/9/2013
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 6512823000
Fax: 6512245319
EIN 41-1428998
Principal Staff Patricia Mitchell,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 32
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 22.17
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
The Ordway served more than 389,000 people in our most recently completed fiscal year, including over 50,000 schoolchildren who take part in our Performing Arts Classrooms and artist residencies. These opportunities to not only experience the arts, but to take part in arts activities in the classroom brings the arts to life for students and starts to build a lifelong appreciation of the arts. A highlight of last season was Máscaras y Milagros: Mexican Arts in Minnesota, a series of events in October 2012 that celebrated the rich Mexican culture in Minnesota. More than 13,000 Minnesotans attended 33 events in 18 days. The Ordway connected with thousands of community members during this special celebration of Mexican arts in Minnesota, and for many, this was their first encounter with the Ordway and we hope it will lead to increased involvement in the future. In 2013, 56,006 children and their families came to the Flint Hills International Children's Festival, which included performances from Canada, Italy, Australia, and the People’s Republic of China.
Current Goals
The Ordway’s current organizational goals include • Strengthening our preK-12 educational programming • Expanding community engagement to broaden and diversify our artistic programming • Build our base of philanthropic support so that the organization can o Commission more new work and o Create more Ordway productions featuring local artists • Completing the new Concert Hall by 2015
Community or Constituency Served
General audiences of all ages
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities, Minnesota and beyond
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $13,121,633 84.6%
Management: $1,652,533 10.7%
Fundraising: $728,767 4.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $19,990,100 $22,582,200 $22,303,800
Beginning of Year $22,852,200 $22,303,800 $17,104,700
Difference ($2,862,100) $278,400 $5,199,100
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $19,990,100
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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