Organizations that support the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra demonstrate a desire to enhance the communities in which they operate.
We sincerely thank these businesses and foundations for their support and commitment to a thriving symphony orchestra during the 2020-2021 season.
Corporate, Foundation, Underwriters &
Extraordinary Extended Gifts
Elizabeth Tolerton Estate
Encore Circle Sponsors
Cheyenne Symphony Foundation
City of Cheyenne/Cheyenne Civic Center
Little America Hotel & Resort
Ms. Myra Monfort & Dr. William Runyan
Spradley Barr Toyota
Wyoming Arts Council/National Endowment of the Arts
Wyoming Hereford Ranch
Conductor’s Circle Sponsors
Cheyenne Skin Clinic
First Interstate Bank
McDonald’s Restaurants of Cheyenne
Wyoming Community Foundation
Wyoming Humanities Council/National Endowment of the Humanities
Composer’s Circle Sponsors
Black Hills Energy
Delta Kappa Gamma, Upsilon Chapter
Pete & Chloe Illoway
Lamar Advertising Company
Laramie County Public Library
Laramie County School District #1
Larry & Jennifer Wolfe
Niemann & Sons Music
RBC Wealth Management
Shortgo/Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
Union Pacific Railroad Foundation
Wyoming Business Report
Orchestra Circle Business Partners
Long Reimer Winegar, LLP
Schreiner, Weskamp & Schmerge, LLC
Wyoming Humanities Council
Blue Federal Credit Union
En Avant Dance Studio
First American Title Insurance Company
Platte Valley Bank
Life Care Center of Cheyenne/Pointe Frontier Senior Living
EXTRAORDINARY EXTENDED GIFT
Elizabeth Tolerton Estate
The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra would like to extend its deepest gratitude for the generous support of the Elizabeth Tolerton Estate.
Elizabeth Tolerton (1922-2013) was a highly respected dance teacher in Cheyenne for almost 55 years, beginning her dance career as a child in Germany.
During the U.S. occupation of Germany following World War II, Elizabeth met and married her husband Jess Tolerton. The couple later moved to Laramie, WY, where Elizabeth began teaching dance lessons and Jess attended law school at the University of Wyoming.
In 1952, the Tolertons moved to Cheyenne, with Elizabeth opening the Tolerton School of Ballet and Jess soon becoming a Municipal Judge.
Over the course of more than five decades, the Tolertons supported all facets of performing arts in Cheyenne. They believed in giving back to their community by donating freely of their time, talent, and treasure.
In addition to running her dance school, Elizabeth choreographed numerous local productions for the Cheyenne Little Theater Players (including the Old-Fashioned Melodrama), Laramie County Community College, and state beauty pageants. For many years, she was also the chaperone for the Miss Wyoming pageant, accompanying Miss Wyoming around the country and to Atlantic City. Outside of Cheyenne, Elizabeth taught cotillion classes in cities from Billings, Montana, to Colorado Springs.
The Tolertons never took any of their success for granted, and they worked continuously to ensure that those living in Cheyenne would have exposure to the greater world of the arts. As members of the Cheyenne Patrons of the Dance, the Tolertons worked to bring the finest professional dance performances to Cheyenne and arranged master classes for local students. They were generous in their support of the Cheyenne Little Theater Players and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra long before the Symphony attained professional status.