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The Mendel Center Box Office is currently open via phone, email, or in-person from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

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The core of what The Mendel Center does is on hold for the moment. Over 100 events have been cancelled since March. Despite a 50% reduction of the annual operating budget, there is still an expected gap of more than $150,000 this fiscal year. The executive orders limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer, and shuttering the Mainstage and Hanson Theatres completely leave little room for revenue generation.

However, we are re-inventing The Mendel Center for a socially distanced world and beyond. During the pandemic, we are connecting with our communities through the Remotely Interested livestream series, Drive-In Live! Concert Series, the Mendel Center Connections interview series which highlights arts and community leaders, micro-weddings, and more. We have also embarked on a project called 100 Conversations – we are ensuring we are relevant, inclusive, and welcoming to a broader range of people by talking with members of the communities we serve.

The Mendel Center will emerge stronger than ever with your help. Your support ensures the lasting presence of The Mendel Center to serve as:

Thanks to a $50,000 matching challenge grant from the Upton Foundation, your contribution has double the impact. Please consider a gift today.

For more information or to discuss contribution options, please contact Mike Nadolski at or 269-927-8109.



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