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
2017-2018 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
Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation, Inc.
The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
Madison Magazine
Nedrebo’s Formalwear
Wisconsin State Journal and Madison.com

$15,000–$24,999
BMO Wealth Management
The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times
Fiore Companies, Inc.
Forte Research Systems and Nimblify
John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts
Steinhauer Charitable Trust

$10,000–$14,999
Paul Jones Charitable Trust
Capitol Lake
Distillery Marketing & Design
The Gialamas Company, Inc.
Hooper Foundation/General Heating & Air Conditioning
Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, Inc.
Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc.
Maurice and Arlene Reese Family Foundation
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
University Research Park
Walter A. & Dorothy Jones Frautschi Charitable Trust
Wisconsin Arts Board
with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts
Wisconsin Public Television
WPS Health Solutions

$5,000–$9,999
Boardman & Clark LLP
CEBO Industries, Inc.
Colony Brands, 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
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
Healthy Dane Collaborative: Group Health Cooperative, SSM Health,
UnityPoint Health – Meriter, UW Health – UWHC
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
John J. Frautschi Family Foundation
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Skofronick Family Charitable Trust
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation
Wisconsin Public Radio

$2,500–$4,999
American Family Insurance
The Brittingham Fund, Inc.
CUNA Mutual Foundation
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., Inc.
Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
U.S. Bank
Woodman’s Food Markets

$1,000–$2,499
5NINES
BRAVA Magazine
BDO USA, LLP
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Capitol Bank
Flad Architects
Heid Music and Heid Family Foundation
Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
HUB International Midwest Limited
Images Plus
JP Cullen
M3 Insurance
Madison Arts Commission
Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection, Inc.
Our Lives Magazine
Potter Lawson, Inc.
U.S. Bank Foundation Matching Gift Program
Veridian Foundation

Up to $999
Alliant Energy Matching Gifts Program
Associated Bank
The Buckingham Inn Bed & Breakfast
Heritage Senior Living Middleton
Ward-Brodt Music

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.