Help us start 2016 on strong footing!

Dear Friends and patrons,

Between now and December 31st, the Englert needs to raise $60,000 to ensure that Iowa City’s oldest theatre begins 2016 on strong footing. As the incoming Englert Board President and a Friend of the Englert I wanted to share the top 3 reasons I support the Englert, in hopes that you’ll join me in making a year end gift:

1. The Englert is a nonprofit performing arts center. Ticket sales only cover a portion of the expenses.

2. The Englert is a cultural icon that anchors the downtown area to Iowa City’s history – and funding the maintenance of historic landmarks like the Englert is a great investment in the city and in the arts.

3. The Englert Theatre brings shows to our region that might otherwise only play a bigger city several hours away. Iowa City “punches above its weight” when it comes to the quality of entertainment the city draws from out-of-town, and that’s part of Iowa City’s identity. Spend less on out-of-town hotels, and more on great shows here. Let’s keep it that way.

If only 600 people contribute $100 each between now and December 31st, we’ll meet our goal and break all records of past support. Plus, donating comes with perks! Please visit for all the details and to make your secure donation online.

I hope you will join me in making a gift to the Englert before year end.

Tim McDougall
Incoming Englert Board President

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