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 MSO Director of Development Casey Oelkers at (608) 257-3734 or coelkers@madisonsymphony.org to discuss your potential sponsorship of a concert weekend.

$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

Education & Community Engagement Program Sponsorship
Support from area business partners helps the Madison Symphony share the joy of music with people of all ages and abilities through an array of youth concerts, residency programs, and an arts-in-healthcare service program. As an Education & Community Engagement sponsor, you will have a direct impact on this critically important aspect of our mission. Contact Aleeh Schwoerer, Manager of Grants and Corporate Giving, at aschwoerer@madisonsymphony.org or (608) 257-3734 to learn more.

Benefits Available to Education & Community Engagement Program Sponsors- $1,000
  • 4 Complimentary tickets to concert of your choice*
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Recognition in printed Education & Community Engagement promotional materials
  • 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 Education & Community Engagement Program Sponsors – $2,500
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to concert of your choice*
  • Textual recognition on business donor page in concert program book
  • Recognition in printed Education and Community Engagement promotional materials
  • 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.

General Business Support
Show your company’s support of professional classical music and raise your company’s profile among our patrons. Contact Aleeh Schwoerer, Manager of Grants and Corporate Giving, at aschwoerer@madisonsymphony.org or (608) 257-3734 to learn more about supporting the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

View a list of our recent corporate and institutional donors
2021-2022 Season Business, Foundation, and Government Donors*

$100,000 or more
Madison Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Madison Symphony Orchestra League
NBC 15
US Small Business Administration

$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
Walter and Dorothy Jones Frautschi Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation
Wisconsin State Journal and Madison.com

$15,000–$24,999
BMO Harris Bank
Capitol Lakes
Fiore Companies, Inc.
John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts

$10,000–$14,999
The Burish Group at UBS
The Gialamas Company, Inc.
John J. Frautschi Family Foundation
John W. Thompson and Jane A. Bartell Charitable Foundation
Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, Inc.
Madison Community Foundation
Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc.
Marriott Daughters Foundation
PBS Wisconsin
University Research Park
Wisconsin Arts Board
with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts

$5,000–$9,999
Boardman & Clark LLP
Capitol Bank
Dane County 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 LLP
Exact Sciences
Flad Architects
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Hooper Foundation
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
SubZero/Wolf Appliance Co.
SupraNet Communications, Inc.
TDS Telecom
U.S. Bank
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Wisconsin Public Radio
An Anonymous Friend

$2,500–$4,999
American Family Insurance
The Capital Times Kids Fund
Colony Brands, Inc.
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Steinhilber Swanson LLP
UW Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter & Quartz
WPS Health Solutions

$1,000–$2,499
Farley’s House of Pianos
Iltis Family Fund
Madison Arts Commission
Neider & Boucher, S.C.
An Anonymous Friend

Up to $999
Alliant Energy Matching Gifts Program
AmazonSmile Foundation
FoxArneson
Heid Music & Heid Family Foundation
Michael F. Simon Builders, Inc.
State Farm Insurance Companies
Unlimited Decorating of Wisconsin Inc.
Wisconsin Solar Design, Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.

*Organizations that have contributed to the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra League,
and/or Friends of the Overture Concert Organ are listed according to the total amount of their donations supporting
the 2021-2022 Season as of January 26, 2022.

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.