become a Friend of the Orchestra

How to Help Support the Orchestra

The Beaver Dam Area Orchestra relies on the generosity of donors to help with the expenses associated with operating an orchestra. Every donation made to BDAO helps to ensure that high-quality orchestral concerts will continue to be presented in the Beaver Dam area. Donations go toward purchasing and renting music, paying for guest soloists and special acts, purchasing equipments and supplies, and more!

Levels of Giving

Whatever level of giving you choose, know that your donation is appreciated and will help to ensure that classical music will remain a part of the Beaver Dam area for years to come.

Sponsor: Sponsors are $1000 per concert. As a sponsor, your name will appear in our programs, posters, and print and radio advertisements.

1st Chair: $300 & Above

Maestro: $200 – $299

Soloist: $150 – $199

Concert Master: $100 – $149

Section Leader: $50 – $99

Memorial/Honorarium: Amount Determined by Donor

2021/2022 Friends of BDAO

  • Tom and Judy Heffron Family Fund, part of the Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation
  • The Donald & Eunice Noltner Memorial Fund
  • The Jack & Arlene Schumann Foundation
  • A.M. Kiwanis of Beaver Dam
  • Larry & Lori Bartruff
  • Bernard Breuer & Family
  • Christopher Brooks, DDS
  • Shirley E. Buxton
  • Jennifer Buxton & Dennis Appleton (In Honor of Shirley Buxton and in Memory of Ed Buxton)
  • Scott & Kari Eberle
  • Kenneth & Patricia Graupner
  • Thomas & Judy Heffron
  • Susan & Robert Kath
  • Kevin D. & Amanda L. Luebke
  • Steven Schulz & Mitzi Soldner Schulz
  • Eric Schumann (In Honor of Jack & Arlene Schumann)
  • Marilyn Thomas (Sax, Violin & Flute Chair Sponsorship)
  • Kathi & Bill Wiedenhoeft (1st Chair Viola – in honor of Holly, Paul & Olivia Wiedenhoeft)
  • Dr. Jay & Torrey Wilkins (Bass Chair)
  • Robert & Toni Wyman
  • Greg & Katherine Armstrong
  • Zak Bloom & Courtney Arnoldy
  • Brian & Marta Jindra
  • Laurie Leiser
  • Gayla Ninmann
  • Richard Rexrode, Jr. & Sarah Tyner
  • John & Dorothy Ralston
  • Ronald & Marianna Rohde
  • Dr. Jack & Kay Stellpflug
  • Floyd & Gail Hope-Henschel
  • Stan & Darby Hintz
  • Ruth Mack
  • Bruce Rohde
  • Steve & Christa Slinger
  • Debbie Smith – Northwestern Mutual
  • James & Virginia White
  • Joe Wilson
  • John & Jenny Addison
  • Holly & Jack Bartholmai
  • Mary & Jerry Baskfield
  • Margaret Bennett
  • Fred & Rosemary Berger
  • David & Donna Birschbach
  • David & Yvonne Braaksma
  • Donald & Janet Deutsch
  • Betty & Robert Eilbes
  • Robert & Geralyn Heffron
  • Georgia & Don Heinemeier
  • David & Donna Hoffmaster
  • Thomas & Mary Irwin
  • Marge & Warren Jorgensen
  • Dr. Thomas & Sharon Kalinosky
  • Jan Laabs
  • David & Kathy Laatsch
  • David & Mary Luebke
  • Dr. James & Ruth Metz
  • Daniel & Colleen Nelson
  • Karl & Susan Nienhuis
  • Wayne & Nancy Osterhaus
  • Ann & Lowell Peck
  • Anne Pellerin
  • Richards Insurance
  • Bob & Jane Reinke
  • Hugh & Jane Roberts
  • Jack & Sandra Saunders
  • Linda, Matt & Stephanie Werbelow
  • Robert & Jacquie Zeman
  • Harold & Patricia Bakken
  • Allen & Sheri Born
  • Mark & Joanne Cupery
  • Roseanne Eparvier
  • Clarice Gensch & David Broome
  • Arely & Dale Gonnering
  • Carmen Hanson
  • Judy & Greg Hein
  • Louis & Nancy Jung
  • Helen Keil
  • John & Mary Kotek
  • Jeffrey & Marisa Krosschell
  • Charlie & Judy McDonald
  • Douglas J. & Dorothy Roedl
  • Bob & Sandy Roell
  • Anne & Dusty Schweitzer
  • Theresa Sollazo
  • Robert Toomey
  • Dr. Ki J. & Mrs. Kae Whang
  • Mike & Becky Wissell
  • Sharon & Curtis Zimmermann

How to Donate

We appreciate your financial support of the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra! In addition to being acknowledged on our website and in the current year’s concert program, all gifts are also tax-deductible.

  • To make a mail-in donation to the orchestra, please send your donation to:

Beaver Dam Area Orchestra
P.O. Box 431
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

  • Consider supporting BDAO through online banking! Donations to BDAO can be set up as auto-pay, just like any other bill. 
    • Set BDAO up as an automatic bill, it is identical to paying any bill.
      PO Box 431 Beaver Dam, WI 53916
    • Write your name as you would like it to appear in the program and website.

Other Ways to Donate

  • You can donate to the orchestra year-round by sending to the Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 721, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 with your check designated for BDAO. Visit beaverdamacf.com for more information.
  • Please check with your employers to see if you have matches for charitable giving. (ex. Alliant Energy, Fidelity, Hiscox USA and IBM).
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has added the BDAO to their list of charities for the “Choice Dollars” Program.
  • For friends over 70, please remember the orchestra when you are required to make distributions from your IRA. Your help would be greatly appreciated!