Just Duet 2017 Matching Challenge


Your support matters NOW more than ever!

For the seventh year, the Argosy Foundation generously renewed a $250,000 matching grant challenge – Just duet 2017. Last year we raised a record amount thanks to you, and we hope to do that again this year!

Now through August 31, your new or increased gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to our goal of $250,000 thanks to the generosity of the Argosy Foundation. This is an amazing chance to double the value—and the impact—of your Annual Fund support!

The MSO is a cornerstone of Wisconsin’s cultural identity. Together, we can continue to make musical connections in Milwaukee and across the state, reaching a diverse audience of 200,000+ people each year.

The impact of your Annual Fund support extends beyond Uihlein Hall, directly into our community. With your help, we can share the transformative experience of live orchestral music with people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all walks of life.

Music truly matters in our community. Join us and demonstrate your support in the most impactful way during Just duet 2017!

What does your Annual Fund gift pay for?

  • $100 pays for one tuning of the Steinway Grand piano.
  • $200 pays for three students’ participation in Arts in Community Education (ACE).
  • $500 pays for the cost of 15 music stands.
  • $800 charters 1 of 3 buses needed to transport musicians to a 1-day community performance outside metro Milwaukee.
  • $1,000 for one complete replacement set of orchestral parts, including conductor’s score for the MSO’s music library.
  • $1,500 sponsors one classroom visit to an ACE school.
  • $2,000 cost of ushers for one weekend’s performance in Uihlein Hall.

These are just a few of the essentials needed to produce dynamic live concerts, lead award-winning music education programs, and make important musical connections throughout the community.

With ticket sales covering only 25% of our annual operating budget, your support during this exciting matching challenge is essential to help us balance our budget for the fourth year in a row and continue to be an instrumental leader in Milwaukee’s vibrant community!

Double your impact - contribute today!  You can also triple your gift through your employer’s matching gift program.

There simply is no better way to show your support, and no better time to give.


Please contact William Loder by email or by phone at 414.226.7851

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