Joe Loehnis, CEO
“The supporters of the WCO have sustained this wonderful organization for 60 years. I am honored to be part of a group that has done, and will continue to do, so much to enrich the lives of everyone in our community.”
Deb joined the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in January as our new Development Director.
Prior to coming to the WCO, she spent 20 years with the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association and retired in summer 2020 as Vice President for Development. As a first-generation college student, she understands the power of an education and viewed it as a privilege to work on behalf of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She excelled at building authentic relationships with alumni, faculty, donors, and friends and understands the power of philanthropy.
Before her work with WFAA, she was on staff with the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau and relished her role in bringing tourism to Madison and the surrounding communities.
Deb grew up in Waunakee, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and her husband, David, have two sons, a daughter in law, two grandchildren, and an almost-13-year-old goldendoodle, Sophie. She and her husband enjoy exploring local and state parks, reading, and travel.
Halfway to Musician Relief Fund goal
The WCO’s Musician Relief Fund is raising money to offset the lost income of WCO musicians who have seen their opportunities to perform nearly disappear since March. Together, we will raise $30,000 in direct support of the musicians and their families.
WCO Principal Flautist, Brandon LePage, shares what the Musician Relief Fund means to him: “The longer and longer we go without being able to give truly in-person concerts, the more something like this really, really does matter.”
With the amazing support of WCO donors Kenneth & Virginia Yuska and Fran & Brad Taylor, every donation to the musician relief will be doubled up to a total of $15,000.
Winter Chamber Series Bundle Promo
Join the WCO for the remaining three concerts of our online Winter Chamber Series, and get the best deal for your tickets, too. A bundle with a 17% ticket price discount is now available.
The remaining concerts will continue to offer the best of chamber music for ensembles of nine or smaller. You’ll enjoy composers as well known as Beethoven and ones that are likely new to you as well, all in a professionally-produced package.