The Winona Symphony Orchestra relies on the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individuals like you to continue its century-old creative legacy of inspiring and enriching our community through excellent symphonic music, music education, and cultural leadership. In supporting your community orchestra, you give not just to a single organization, but your gift enriches an entire community through the arts and reaches thousands of individuals seeking the beauty of music. We are grateful that your generosity allows us, in turn, to offer our gift to our audiences.

Through its creative programming, diverse outreach, and excellent performances, the WSO reaches a broad and dedicated audience of educated professionals, skilled laborers, and influential leaders in our community. By becoming a sponsor of WSO, area businesses will not only reach thousands of listeners, but will be recognized as a distinguished patron of the arts.

Ways to Support WSO

There are many ways to support WSO. Learn more about the exclusive benefits and some of our sponsorship opportunities below.

Each season, the Winona Symphony Orchestra offers 2 public symphonic concerts, and in our 2021-2022 season, we are introducing our new Chamber Music Series in partnership with the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, featuring 4 exclusive chamber music concerts over the year. By underwriting the cost of a concert, our partner can help fund the artistic and operational expenses necessary to produce great performances.

Sponsor a Concert

Naturally, our single largest organizational expense is the yearly amount paid to our professional musicians. Patrons choosing to sponsor a “chair” of the orchestra not only help offset this cost but directly support the work and talent of a local artist and establish a personal relationship with orchestral performers.

Sponsor a Musician

The Winona Symphony Orchestra is proud to feature many nationally acclaimed soloists in its concerts. A Guest Artist sponsorship will ensure that we can continue to bring outstanding talent to this community and enjoy world-class music in our own home-town.

Sponsor a Guest Artist

An integral element of our mission, our educational outreach shares equal importance with our artistic programming and continues to grow yearly. With many creative initiatives on the horizon, a gift to our Education Fund promises access to and appreciation of classical music to thousands of children.

Make a Donation

While we make every effort to limit our operating expenses, WSO greatly appreciates businesses that are able to offer goods and services in kind to eliminate those expenses. These contributions are recognized equally to similar monetary gifts.

Make a Donation

Every gift makes a difference. Proceeds to the General Operating Fund directly support the day-to-day operations of our non-profit arts organization and help close the gap between ticket sales and expenses. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated. Choose the level that’s right for you.

Make a Donation

Sponsorship Levels




$500 – $999


$250 – $499