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 Argosy Foundation
  • Helen Bader Foundation
  • Alvin & Mervin Birnshein Foundation
  • The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Brookbank Foundation
  • Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust
  • Dominion Foundation
  • Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation, Inc.
  • Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
  • Nancy and Thomas Florsheim Family Foundation
  • 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
    • Bucyrus Foundation
    • Samuel K. & Doris Hersh Chortek Fund
    • Norman and Lucy Cohn Family Fund
    • Cottrell Balding Fund
    • Del Chambers Fund
    • Dyar Foundation
    • Irene Edelstein Memorial Fund
    • Gertrude Elser and John Edward Schroeder Fund
    • Ralph N Gardner Family Fund
    • Henry C., Eva M., Robert H. and Jack J. Gillo Charitable Fund
    • Bernadine and Stephen Graff Fund
    • Leesley B. and Joan J. Hardy 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
    • Mary L. Nohl Fund
    • Helen and Jeanette Oberndorfer Fund
    • David C. Scott Foundation Fund
    • Bernard J. and Marie E. Weiss Fund
    • Margaret Heminway Wells Fund
  • Herzfeld Foundation
  • Jerome J. & Dorothy H. Holtz Family Foundation
  • Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust
  • 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.
  • Puelicher Foundation, Inc.
  • R & M Foundation Inc.
  • Schoenleber Foundation, Inc.
  • Schwartz Foundation
  • Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust
  • Stackner Family Foundation
  • Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
  • Barbara Ann Stein Charitable Trust
  • Townsend Foundation



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:

2015.16 Annual Report

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