Corporate Support

Community
Partnership

Corporate Support

As a nationally-recognized orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra is an important partner in keeping our community a unique and vibrant cultural, intellectual and creative hub.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on charitable contributions to fund approximately one-third of its annual operating budget. Contributions from businesses and professional leaders play a critical role in presenting the MSO’s concert series and highly acclaimed education programs. Through commitment to the MSO and association with other businesses and professional leaders, your company will raise its profile among Symphony patrons and throughout the community. Partnering with the Symphony is one of the most powerful investments your business can make. We work with companies of all sizes and would be happy to discuss the best sponsorship package for your company’s unique needs.

Partner with the Symphony

  • INVEST in high-quality classical music concerts and community engagement programs
  • CONNECT with fellow Symphony supporters
  • ENTERTAIN clients and employees

We greatly appreciate the MSO’s continued role in Madison’s vibrant performing arts community through magnificent performances and educational programs that inspire us all.” – George Gialamas, The Gialamas Company

Reach an Attractive Audience

A Symphony partnership presents a valuable opportunity for your company to raise its profile among an attractive demographic of Symphony subscribers:

  • 90% of subscribers have a four-year college degree or higher
  • 61% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more
  • 69% are married or have a life partner
  • 53% are women

Corporate Giving Opportunities and Benefits

Symphony Concert Sponsorship
Your company can play a central role in in presenting our concert season and allowing us to bring some of the world’s finest artists to Madison. Concert sponsorship is a great way to make a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of a distinctive audience. We offer robust recognition and entertainment benefits to our Concert Sponsors. Contact us to discuss your potential sponsorship of a concert weekend.

Contact
To discuss your potential support, please contact MSO Director of Development Casey Oelkers at (608) 257-3734 or coelkers@madisonsymphony.org.

$5,000: Co-Sponsor

Benefits Available to Co-Sponsors
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to your sponsored concert*
  • Text recognition on sponsor page in program book, in newsletter, on website, and on signage in Overture Hall lobby for sponsored concert
  • 25% discount on color advertisement in MSO program book for sponsored concert*
Plus Benefits Available to all Concert Sponsors
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Text recognition in newspaper ads for sponsored concert
  • Sector exclusivity for your sponsored concerts
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception
  • Special access to private pre-concert reception arrangements**
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to an additional concert of your choice*
  • 25% discount for additional tickets to sponsored concert

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.
**Upon request and subject to availability

$10,000: Major Sponsor

Benefits Available to Major Sponsors
  • 10 Complimentary tickets to your sponsored concert*
  • Logo recognition on sponsor page in program book, in newsletter, on website, and on signage in Overture Hall lobby for sponsored concert
  • Complimentary half page color advertisement in MSO program book for sponsored concert*
  • Logo on MSO television commercial on NBC15, logo with hyperlink on MSO website, and sponsor recognition in season brochure (when sponsorship is confirmed by brochure deadline)
Plus Benefits Available to all Concert Sponsors
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Text recognition in newspaper ads for sponsored concert
  • Sector exclusivity for your sponsored concerts
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception
  • Special access to private pre-concert reception arrangements**
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to an additional concert of your choice*
  • 25% discount for additional tickets to sponsored concert

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.
**Upon request and subject to availability

$15,000: Major Sponsor – Premium

Premium Benefits Available to Major Sponsors
  • 20 Complimentary tickets to your sponsored concert*
  • Logo recognition on sponsor page in program book, in newsletter, on website, and on signage in Overture Hall lobby for sponsored concert
  • Complimentary full page color advertisement in MSO program book for sponsored concert*
  • Logo on MSO television commercial on NBC15, logo with hyperlink on MSO website, and sponsor recognition in season brochure (when sponsorship is confirmed by brochure deadline)
Plus Benefits Available to all Concert Sponsors
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Text recognition in newspaper ads for sponsored concert
  • Sector exclusivity for your sponsored concerts
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception
  • Special access to private pre-concert reception arrangements**
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to an additional concert of your choice*
  • 25% discount for additional tickets to sponsored concert

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.
**Upon request and subject to availability

$25,000: Presenting Sponsor

Only one sponsor will be recognized at this level during each concert weekend.

Benefits Available to Presenting Sponsors
  • 30 Complimentary tickets to your sponsored concert*
  • Logo recognition on sponsor page in program book, in newsletter, on website, and on signage in Overture Hall lobby for sponsored concert
  • Complimentary full page color advertisement in MSO program book for sponsored concert*
  • Logo on MSO television commercial on NBC15, logo with hyperlink on MSO website, and sponsor recognition in season brochure (when sponsorship is confirmed by brochure deadline)
Plus Benefits Available to all Concert Sponsors
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Text recognition in newspaper ads for sponsored concert
  • Sector exclusivity for your sponsored concerts
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception
  • Special access to private pre-concert reception arrangements**
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to an additional concert of your choice*
  • 25% discount for additional tickets to sponsored concert

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.
**Upon request and subject to availability

$50,000: Exclusive Sponsor

Exclusive sponsor for the entire concert weekend. No other sponsorships will be accepted for your chosen performances.

Benefits Available to Exclusive Sponsors
  • 30 Complimentary tickets to your sponsored concert*
  • Logo recognition on sponsor page in program book, in newsletter, on website, and on signage in Overture Hall lobby for sponsored concert
  • Complimentary full page color advertisement in MSO program book for sponsored concert*
  • Logo on MSO television commercial on NBC15, logo with hyperlink on MSO website, and sponsor recognition in season brochure (when sponsorship is confirmed by brochure deadline)
  • 45-minute private MSO string quartet concert (upon request)
Plus Benefits Available to all Concert Sponsors
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Text recognition in newspaper ads for sponsored concert
  • Sector exclusivity for your sponsored concerts
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception
  • Special access to private pre-concert reception arrangements**
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to an additional concert of your choice*
  • 25% discount for additional tickets to sponsored concert

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.
**Upon request and subject to availability

Business Leadership Circle
Show your company’s support of professional, classical music, raise your profile among our patrons, and enjoy entertainment and hospitality benefits. Contact Mae Saul, Manager of Institutional Giving, at msaul@madisonsymphony.org or (608) 257-3734 to learn more.
Benefits Available to Business Leadership Circle Supporters – $1,000
  • 4 Complimentary tickets to concert of your choice*
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.

Benefits Available to Business Leadership Circle Supporters – $2,500
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to concert of your choice*
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Pre-concert and intermission networking in exclusive donor lounge, with invitation to and verbal recognition at post-concert reception

*Benefits have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift.

Education & Community Engagement Program Funding
Madison-area businesses are important funding partners in helping the Madison Symphony introduce children to classical music, both inside and outside the concert hall, and bring musicians into healthcare settings. As an Education & Community Engagement funder, you will have a direct impact on this critically important aspect of our mission. We will be pleased to acknowledge your funding in program-specific materials, and you will have the opportunity to observe you support in action. Contact Mae Saul, Manager of Institutional Giving, at msaul@madisonsymphony.org or (608) 257-3734 to learn more.
View a list of our recent corporate and institutional donors
2018-2019 Season Business, Foundation, and Government Donors

$100,000 or more
Madison Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Madison Symphony Orchestra League
Mirror 34 Productions
NBC15

$50,000–$99,999
Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation

$25,000–$49,999
American Printing
The Gialamas Company, Inc.
Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation, Inc.
Kelly Family Foundation
The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
Madison Magazine
Nedrebo’s Formalwear
Steinhauer Charitable Trust
Wisconsin State Journal and Madison.com

$15,000–$24,999
BMO Harris Bank
The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times
Fiore Companies, Inc.
John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts

$10,000–$14,999
American Girl’s Fund for Children
A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust
Boardman & Clark LLP
Capitol Lakes
Forte
Hooper Foundation/General Heating & Air Conditioning
Johnson Financial Group
John J. Frautschi Family Foundation
Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, Inc.
Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc.
Maurice and Arlene Reese Family Foundation
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
Skofronick Family Charitable Trust
University Research Park
Walter A. & Dorothy Jones Frautschi Charitable Trust
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Wisconsin Public Television
WPS Health Insurance
Wisconsin Arts Board
with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts
An Anonymous Friend

$5,000–$9,999
Capitol Bank
CEBO Industries, Inc.
Colony Brands, Inc.
DeWitt LLP
Fields Automotive
Flad Architects
FoxArneson
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
I-K-I Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Isthmus Publishing Co.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
John A. Johnson Foundation, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
SupraNet Communications, Inc.
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Wisconsin Public Radio
An Anonymous Friend

$2,500–$4,999
American Family Insurance
The Brittingham Fund, Inc.
Dane Arts, with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue
Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., Inc.
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.
Sub-Zero Wolf, Inc.
U.S. Bank
UW Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter & Quartz
Woodman’s Food Markets

$1,000–$2,499
BRAVA Magazine
BDO USA, LLP
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Edgewood College
Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
Heid Music and Heid Family Foundation
Images Plus
Madison Arts Commission
Neider & Boucher, S.C.
Old National Bank
Our Lives Magazine
Potter Lawson, Inc.
Veridian Foundation
An Anonymous Friend

Up to $999
Alliant Energy Matching Gifts Program
Association of Church Musicians
Baker Tilly
The Capital Times Kids Fund
Cottingham & Butler
ExxonMobil Foundation Matching Gift Program
Farley’s House of Pianos
Future Foam
The Jazzman, Inc.
Lycon, Inc.
Oak Bank
Princeton Group Sports Marketing
The Schubert Club
The Suby Group
U.S. Bank Foundation Matching Gift Program
The Zimdars Company, Inc.

Program Book Advertising

We offer advertising opportunities in our Symphony and Organ Series program books. Click here to learn more or contact Peter Rodgers, Director of Marketing, at (608) 257-3734 or prodgers@madisonsymphony.org.