Meristem Proudly Supports the Guthrie Theater 2020 Benefit
August 5, 2020 – Meristem Family Wealth is a proud supporter of the Guthrie Theater. This past Saturday, the theater held its annual fundraising event virtually. Meristem’s own Anne Paape served as co-chair. Attendees witnessed a showcase of the performing arts with cameos from famous Guthrie alum Rainn Wilson, Courtney B. Vance, Mark Rylance, Don Cheadle, Santino Fontana, and more.
The benefit was all the more impactful this year as it served to enable stages to reopen after closures due to COVID-19. “We had to shift gears a few times in the course of planning a live event, to then a couple of versions of a virtual event,” said Paape. “In the end, we truly ended up with an exceptional experience supporting the theater and all it brings to the community and the artists who work there.” In addition, some of more than the $850,000 in funds raised will assist local artists who are currently out of work. Click on the image below to watch a replay of the benefit.