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
    • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
    • The Argosy Foundation
    • Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
    • Alvin & Mervin Birnshein Foundation
    • The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
    • Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation
    • Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation
    • Dominion Foundation
    • Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
    • Foster Family Foundation
    • Gebhardt Foundation, Inc.
    • Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
    • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
      • Donald and Barbara Albert Fund (JM)
      • William A. and Mary M. Bonfield, Jr. Fund
      • Samuel K. & Doris Hersh Chortek Fund
      • Norman and Lucy Cohn Family Fund
      • Cottrell Balding Fund
      • Del Chambers Fund
      • Irene Edelstein Memorial Fund
      • Gertrude Elser and John Edward Schroeder Fund
      • Henry C., Eva M., Robert H. and Jack J. Gillo Charitable Fund
      • Roxy and Bud Heyse Fund
      • Jay Kay Foundation Fund
      • John and Shirley Jeffrey Fund
      • Judith A. Keyes Family Fund
      • The Anonymous M Fund
      • Mainman Family Fund
      • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Fund
      • Helen and Jeanette Oberndorfer Fund
      • David C. Scott Foundation Fund
      • Margaret Heminway Wells Fund
    • Herzfeld Foundation
    • Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust
    • James and Karen Hyde Foundation
    • Richard G. Jacobus Family Foundation
    • Krause Family Foundation, Inc
    • Arthur and Nancy Laskin Charitable Lead Trust
    • Camille A. Lonstorf Trust
    • George L.N. Meyer Family Foundation, Inc.
    • Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation
    • Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust
    • R.D. & Linda Peters Foundation
    • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
    • Anthony Petullo Foundation Inc
    • Melitta S. Pick Charitable Trust
    • Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc.
    • Schoenleber Foundation, Inc.
    • Schwartz Foundation
    • Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust
    • Stackner Family Foundation
    • Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
    • Townsend Foundation
    • Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust


    To get started, please contact Dawn Baity, Development Communications Manager, at 414.226.7802.


    The MSO OnStage radio broadcasts can be heard in the Greater Milwaukee area on WHAD-HD. These broadcasts, enjoyed by patrons throughout the state of Wisconsin and all over the United States, are made possible by:

    2016.17 Annual Report

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