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MinnPost 10th Anniversary Celebration

October 13, 2017

Buy individual tickets

Program-only tickets are $60 and can be purchased online or at the Cowles Center box office.

Become a sponsor

Sponsors get multiple tickets to the program and the sponsor-only pre-program reception.

About the Program

Less than a year after leaving the White House, former Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will sit down with MinnPost Editor Andrew Putz and an audience of MinnPost readers to discuss the unique challenges of the role, his observations on President Donald Trump’s White House, and life as a Minnesotan in Washington, D.C.

McDonough was President Barack Obama’s last and longest-serving chief of staff, holding the position from January 2013 until Obama left office in 2017. Prior to that, McDonough served the Obama administration in a number of high-level national security positions.

A 2016 Politico profile described McDonough as “Obama’s Obama,” crediting his ability to impose “military-like rigor on a sloppy, uncoordinated bureaucracy” as one of the reasons McDonough held the position so much longer than the four who preceded him in Obama’s first term.

A Stillwater native, McDonough is now a senior principal of the Markle Foundation and a frequent voice in news stories on everything from the chief-of-staff position to the Obama administration’s response to Russian hacking, the conflict in Syria, and President Trump’s claims of Obama-ordered wiretapping.

Schedule

The event includes a reception for sponsors and their guests at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by the program at the Cowles Center at 7:30 and a post-show reception in the Cowles Center atrium.

Location

The location of the event is the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis (map).

The Cowles Center provides parking information on their site. Sponsors will receive parking vouchers for a parking ramp near the Loews Hotel and the Cowles Center.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship LevelsWhat you getCostTax-deductible
Presenting Sponsor
Edward R. Murrow

12+ tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking. Prominent recognition at pre-show reception, lobby, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available.

$5,000+*
Tier I
Ida Tarbell

8 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 4 cars. Recognition at pre-show reception, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150.

$2,400$2,000
Tier II
Carl Rowan

6 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 3 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150.

$1,200$900
Tier III
A.J. Leibling

4 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 2 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150.

$600$400
Tier IV
I.F. Stone

2 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for 1 car. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra sponsor tickets available for $150.

$300$200

Individual Program-Only Tickets

Program-only tickets are $60 and are available now. MinnPost Gold and Platinum members — who donate $10 a month or more — receive a 20% discount on program-only tickets. Become a member today and contact us at members@minnpost.com or 612-455-6950 to receive your discount code.

You can also stop by the Cowles Center box office to purchase tickets.

Event Sponsors

Become a sponsor today to ensure you're recognized here (and at the event).

Presenting Sponsor

John and Linda Satorius