Corporate Giving

What is the Minnesota Orchestra Corporate Ensemble?

The Minnesota Orchestra Corporate Ensemble is a partnership program comprised of forward- thinking businesses that know the role of the arts in creating a vibrant community. Corporate Ensemble partners understand the importance of bringing dynamic and transformational musical experiences to the people of Minnesota and the region. Corporate support furthers the Orchestra’s mission to enrich, inspire, and serve our community as a symphony orchestra internationally recognized for artistic excellence.

Download our Corporate Ensemble brochure (pdf)

Why invest in a partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra?

World-class music

The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in Minnesota and around the world.

A robust cultural community

A vibrant cultural scene brings life to our community and enhances the lives of those who live and work here while attracting new residents, visitors, and businesses.

Education/community programs

Inspiring, educating and serving our community means reaching audiences of all ages and removing potential barriers to participation in the Orchestra’s programs. In a typical year, nearly 50,000 youth attend Young People’s Concerts at Orchestra Hall.

Community engagement

Programs like Common Chords partnerships connect the Orchestra with communities throughout the state of Minnesota, recently indcluding Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Willmar.

Reward clients and employees

In recognition of their generosity, Corporate Ensemble members receive exclusive benefits including ticket discounts, space rental discounts, hospitality opportunities, hall tours, special invitations, and more.

Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships with the Minnesota Orchestra offer high-profile recognition, exclusive benefits and an opportunity to enhance corporate visibility with a highly desirable demographic. We invite you to work with the Orchestra’s creative and innovative sponsorship team to customize a sponsorship package that will meet your strategic business goals.


We are eager to partner with you!

To find out more about how your company can play a part, contact John Dunkel, Manager of Corporate Relations, at 612-371-5659 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships with the Minnesota Orchestra offer high-profile recognition, exclusive benefits and an opportunity to enhance corporate visibility with a highly desirable demographic. We invite you to work with the Orchestra’s creative and innovative sponsorship team to customize a sponsorship package that will meet your strategic business goals.

Opportunities for sponsorship include:

  • Concerts - from a weekend to a multi-week festival
  • Series - season-long recognition and alignment with the Orchestra's popular concert offerings
  • Events - season-opening weekend, Symphony Ball, Crash the Ball, Sommerfest finale, and so much more
  • Connection - take part in "behind the music" artist connections with your clients and employees, including classes, small scale private performances and chats with musicians.

Sponsors enjoy alliance with our region’s most well-known performing arts ensemble, recognition, hospitality and exclusive access—all tailored to increase the return your company receives from its investment in the Minnesota Orchestra.

Corporate, Foundation & Public Giving

Philanthropic support sustains and builds upon the Minnesota Orchestra's rich tradition of excellence, while allowing the Orchestra to explore new ways of deepening service to our community. The Minnesota Orchestra is grateful to the many corporations and foundations whose support enables our organization to inspire generations of music lovers.

The Minnesota Orchestra also receives significant funding from the State of Minnesota, 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.

For more information, contact us.

Annual donors

Updated 2/23/2016

$250,000 and above

$100,000 – $249,999

$50,000 – $99,999

$20,000 – $49,999

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Best Buy Co., Inc.

Capsule Design

Cargill and The Cargill Foundation

Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation

The Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation

Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

Marie H. Ankeny Legacy Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota

 

$10,000 - $19,999

Andrews-Hunt Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
The Amphion Foundation, Inc.
DoubleTree Guest Suites Minneapolis
Ecolab
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and Faegre Baker Daniels Foundation
Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt
Hoeft Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Norwest Equity Partners
OneNeck IT Solutions
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Rahr Foundation
RBC Wealth Management and RBC Foundation – USA
Robins Kaplan LLP
RTP Company
Securian
Wenger Foundation
William H. Phipps Foundation

 

$5,000 - $9,999

Anna M. Heilmaier Charitable Foundation
B.C. Gamble & P.W. Skogmo Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Beaverdale Foundation
Boss Foundation
Charlson Foundation
Clinton Morrison Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Edwin W. & Catherine M. Davis Foundation
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation on behalf of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Frey Foundation
Harry L. and Janet M. Kitselman Foundation
The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation
KPMG LLP
Lakewood Cemetery Association
Lindquist & Vennum PLLP
Marbrook Foundation
Margaret Rivers Fund
Mayo Clinic
NRG Energy Center, Minneapolis
Patterson Companies, Inc.
Piper Jaffray
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner PA
Sir Speedy
Tennant Foundation
Walter G. Anderson, Inc.

 

$2,000 - $4,999

Allianz Life
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Foundation
Dellwood Foundation
Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation
Emerson Process Management – Rosemount Inc.
FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra
Margaret H. & James E. Kelley Foundation, Inc.
Onan Family Foundation
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

 


Contact Us:

John H. Dunkel
Manager of Corporate Relations
612.371.5659