Adopt-A-Stop

Be a part of
the Mighty Klais.

Adopt-A-Stop

The Overture Concert Organ, lovingly nicknamed the Mighty Klais, is owned by the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The Organ Endowment Fund, a component of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Endowment, provides a reliable source of support for Organ programming and maintenance. Gifts of any amount will help ensure that the Mighty Klais will be enjoyed by future generations.

Adopt-A-Stop Naming Program

With your gift of $1,000 or more to the Organ Endowment Fund, you can adopt a part of the organ in your own name or in the name of a loved one. We’ll acknowledge you in our Adopt-A-Stop donor lists, and you’ll even receive an Adoption Certificate!

Adopt-a-Stop gift levels

  • $250,000 Organ Console: The cabinet containing the keyboards, pedals, and stops.
  • $25,000 Division: A grouping of stops.
  • $10,000 Stop: A grouping of pipes.
  • $5,000 Façade Pipes: Pipes that are visible.
  • $2,500 Major Pipes: Pipes located in the organ chamber that are not visible.
  • $1,000 Minor Pipes: Pipes located in the organ chamber that are not visible.
  • Up to $999: General donation to the Organ Endowment Fund (not eligible for naming opportunities).
Adopt-a-Stop now!

To donate by check
Mail a check payable to Madison Symphony Orchestra Foundation, with Organ Endowment in the memo line. If your gift qualifies for the Adopt-A-Stop Program, please enclose a note describing any specific naming requests and the exact way you wish to be acknowledged. Include your phone number so we can contact you with any questions.

Mailing address
Madison Symphony Orchestra
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 460
Madison, WI  53703

Contact
Casey Oelkers, Director of Development, (608) 257-3734, coelkers@madisonsymphony.org

Thank You

These generous donors have made gifts of $1,000 or more through the Adopt-A-Stop program. Specific adoptions are specified where applicable.

Tutti

Nicholas and Elaine Mischler

Division

Friends of the Overture Concert Organ
in honor of Samuel C. Hutchison
Great Division

Gamber F. Tegtmeyer, Jr.,
in memory of Audrey Tegtmeyer
Swell Division

Stop

John and Christine Gauder
Pedal Contra Bombarde 32′

Reynold V. Peterson
Swell Basson 16′

Lise Skofronick
Solo Harmonic Flute 8′

An Anonymous Friend

Façade Pipe

Dr. Frederick W. Blancke
Façade Pipe – Great Principal 16′ – F²

Daniel and Stacey Bormann
in memory of Larry Shrode
Façade Pipe – Great Principal 16′ – D¹

Thomas A. Farrell
in honor of Ann Farrell
Great Principal 16′ – A³

Jane Hamblen and Robert F. Lemanske
Great Principal 16′ – B¹

Sandra L. Osborn
Great Principal 16′ – C³

Major Pipe

Anne Bolz
in honor of Greg Upward
Solo Harmonic Flute 8′ – G³

In memory of Lila Smith Lightfoot
Solo Tuba 16′ – C¹

Vicki and Marv Nonn
Pedal Double Open 32′ – C¹

Minor Pipe

Fernando and Carla Alvarado
Solo Principal 8′- C³

Fernando and Carla Alvarado,
in honor of Nicholas and Elaine Mischler
Swell Quintflöte 2 2/3′ – F¹

Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith
Choir Clarinet 8′ – B²

Nancy Becknell
Solo French Horn 8′ – C¹

Ed and Lisa Binkley
Pedal – Vox Balinae 64′ – C¹

Capitol Lakes
Swell Fugara 4′ – D³

Friends of the Overture Concert Organ
2015-2016 Board of Directors
in honor of Elaine Mischler
Choir Clarinet 8’ – B-Flat¹

Paul Fritsch and Jim Hartman
Solo French Horn 8’ – A³

Dr. Robert and Linda Graebner
Great Principal 8′ – C¹

Kris S. Jarantoski
Swell Bordun 8′ – C³

Darko and Judy Kalan
in honor of Samuel C. Hutchison
Swell Basson–Hautbois 8′ – C¹

Carolyn Kau and Chris Hinrichs
Choir Suavial 8′ – C³

Gary Lewis
Swell Basson-Hautbois 8′ – C³

Connie Maxwell
Swell Basson-Hautbois 8′ – A³

Gale Meyer
Solo French Horn 8′ – G¹

Susanne M. Michler
Swell Trompette Harmonique 8′ – C³

Stephen D. Morton
Swell Bourdon 16′ – C¹

Larry and Jan Phelps
Pedal – Subbass 16′ – C¹

Hans and Mary Lang Sollinger
Swell Traversflöte 4′ – A²

Harriet Thiele Statz
Choir Gemshorn 8′ – A³

Anders Yocom and Ann Yocom Engelman
Solo Principal 8′ – A²