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 institutional donors whose crucial support helps us serve more students and audiences than ever this year.

The following institutions contributed to GTCYS between September 1, 2017 and October 15, 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.



$25,000 – $49,999

Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation

Bigelow Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999

Joseph C. and Lillian A. Duke Foundation


Mardag Foundation


St.-Paul Foundation







$5,000 – $9,999
Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation
Hardenbergh Foundation
Rahr Foundation
United Health Foundation
Wenger Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999
Boss Foundation

$500 – $2,499
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
The Charles and Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
General Mills Foundation
H.E. and Helen Warren Foundation
Kopp Family Foundation
McGough Construction
Schmitt Music
Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation
Sewell Family Foundation
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
U.S. Bank

Up to $499
Aon Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation
House of Note
Medtronic Foundation
Polaris Industries, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
Voya Financial






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