This season we welcome a new corporate concert sponsor, Lake Ridge Bank, to the Madison Symphony Orchestra family. As a $10,000 Major Sponsor, they are helping us launch the 2023-2024 season with our American Rhapsody concerts in September 2023. We thank Lake Ridge Bank for their support of this special season that celebrates John DeMain’s 30th anniversary.

Although new by name, their merged banks have served southern Wisconsin since 1908 as State Bank of Cross Plains and since 1991 as Monona Bank. The merger of these banks into Lake Ridge Bank improves the customer experience, making it easier and more convenient to bank with them as a result of increased locations and enhanced product offerings. After the merger, the combined assets of the new bank are nearly $3 billion, allowing them to offer additional benefits and products, while still maintaining a community bank experience. Being locally managed means all decisions are made in Wisconsin where 95% of their shareholders live. Lake Ridge Bank President, Paul Hoffmann, emphasized, “While we are now larger, the fact that we are still locally managed means our bankers understand our local markets, and since they live here too, they have a vested interest in making our communities great places to live and work.”

Giving back to the community is one of Lake Ridge Bank’s highest priorities. Employees are active volunteers at local non-profits and community events in addition to the bank contributing more than $750,000 over the past two years. Organizations supported by the bank, in addition to the Madison Symphony Orchestra, include United Way, Goodman Center, Dane Buy Local, Operation Fresh Start, Gilda’s Club, the Clean Lakes Alliance, Dane County Humane Society, Atwood Fest, UW Carbone Cancer Center, and many more organizations and community events. Additionally, Lake Ridge Bank supports the growth and prosperity in the sixteen communities they serve through job creation, growth of businesses, providing mortgages and housing opportunities, and much more.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Lake Ridge Bank as a new MSO concert sponsor! We look forward to the continued growth of our partnership and serving southern Wisconsin together. For information about how your company can become a concert sponsor or support other programs, visit madisonsymphony.org/corporate.

Written By: Aleeh Schwoerer