We are indebted to the Late Ralph North, Founder of Greater Milwaukee El Sistema, his family and life partner, Donna Bonhag for their support, allowing GMES to continue Ralph’s legacy and dream of making music education possible for all children.

We are grateful to the following organizations for their generous financial support:

The Edith Olsen Foundation

Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Anthony and Andrea Bryant Family Fund

The Waukesha Service Club

Waukesha Sunrise Rotary

The Woman’s Club of Pewaukee

Waukesha County Community Foundation


We are grateful to our Community Partners

First United Methodist Church of Waukesha

St, Luke’s Lutheran Church

Support for our summer programming was provided by:
A Creative Communities Grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board funded in part from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

WIsconsin Arts Board


The Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Foundation


Thank you to the White House of Music for providing instruments and instrument repair, as well as financial support from the White House of Music Foundation. We appreciate their dedication to music and music education in our community.