Foundation Support

We are grateful to all of our supporters and are proud to acknowledge their commitment in our Encore program books.

Corporate, foundation, and government organizations are an essential part of the orchestra’s support network. The MSO is grateful for their contributions over the years and strives to honor their commitment every season through great performances and an array of community commitments.



National Endowment for the Arts

Wisconsin Arts Board


Milwaukee Arts Board



We gratefully acknowledge the following foundations for their gifts of $1,000 or more:

  • Anon Charitable Trust
  • Argosy Foundation
  • Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
  • Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation
  • Bell Foundation
  • The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Joan and Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Brookby Foundation
  • The Margaret and Lauren Charous Charitable Fund
  • Chase Family Foundation
  • Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation
  • Aaron Copland Fund for Music
  • Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation, Inc.
  • Foster Family Foundation
  • William and Janice Godfrey Family Foundation
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
    • Robert C. Archer Designated Fund
    • Cottrell Balding Fund
    • William A. and Mary M. Bonfield, Jr. Fund
    • Del Chambers Fund
    • Norman and Lucy Cohn Family Fund
    • Gerda A. Debelak Fund
    • Irene Edelstein Memorial Fund
    • ELM II Fund
    • Gertrude Elser and John Edward Schroeder Fund
    • Henry C., Eva M., Robert H. and Jack J. Gillo Charitable Fund
    • Nancy E. Hack Fund
    • Jay Kay Foundation Fund
    • Journal Foundation/Roxy and Bud Heyse Fund
    • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Fund
    • Helen and Jeanette Oberndorfer Fund
    • David C. Scott Foundation Fund
    • Drs. George and Christine Sosnovsky Fund
    • Ivan P. Steingart Fund   
    • Carrie Taylor & Nettie Taylor Robinson Memorial Fund
    • Margaret Heminway Wells Fund                                              
    • Eleanor N. Wilson Fund
  • Herzfeld Foundation
  • Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust
  • Richard G. Jacobus Family Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation
    • Susie Gigi Stein and Children Donor Advised Fund
  • Krause Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Arthur and Nancy Laskin Charitable Lead Trust
  • Camille A. Lonstorf Trust
  • George L.N. Meyer Family Foundation
  • Milwaukee Arts Board
  • Milwaukee County Arts Fund (CAMPAC)
  • Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation
  • Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust
  • R.D. & Linda Peters Foundation
  • Anthony Petullo Foundation, Inc.
  • Melitta S. Pick Charitable Trust
  • Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc.
  • Schoenleber Foundation, Inc.
  • Stackner Family Foundation
  • Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
  • United Performing Arts Fund
  • Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation
  • Wisconsin Arts Board


To get started, please contact Elliott King, Grants & Research Manager, at 414.226.7802.


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2018.19 Annual Report

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