Philanthropic Partners

In addition to support from individuals, we are grateful for the generous support of institutions who award grants and sponsor our concerts and events.


Corporate sponsors help bring the uplifting power of orchestral music to audiences across the Twin Cities metro, boosting community vitality while providing exciting performance opportunities for students. There are many concert and event sponsorship opportunities throughout the season. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Megen Balda at

We gratefully acknowledge our 2017-18 Sponsors:


Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit

Event Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:







Jeff Benjamin and Ann Hobbie

Maurice and Denise Holloman

Stephanie McDaniel and Ben Richards

Jason and Shelly Nordling

The Pittelko Family

Ernest van Panhuys and Rebecca Pan



Support from corporate, foundation, and government leaders is integral to GTCYS’ success. We gratefully acknowledge the following institutional donors who supported GTCYS’ programs and need-based scholarships between March 10, 2017 and March 10, 2018.

$50,000 +

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.




St.-Paul Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation

Bigelow Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999
Mardag Foundation




$5,000 – $9,999
Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation
Hardenbergh Foundation
Joseph C. and Lillian A. Duke Foundation
Rahr Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999
Boss Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Wenger Foundation

$500 – $2,499
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
Ameriprise Financial
The Charles and Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport – Mall of America
House of Note
Kopp Family Foundation
McGough Construction
Schmitt Music
Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation
Sewell Family Foundation
Sexton Printing
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
United Health Foundation

Up to $499
All Strings Attached
Best Buy Foundation
Boker’s, Inc.
Cadenza Music
CDF Foundation
Dell Giving
Eckroth Music Company
John R. Waddle Violins, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
Thomson Reuters
Voya Financial






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