Maureen Freedland won the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Wannabe competition.
The La Crosse County supervisor raised $16,762. Her selected nonprofit organization, La Crosse Jail Ministry, will receive $8,381.
Brad Quarberg, director of news and marketing at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, was runner-up, raising $10,074. The La Crosse school board member chose the La Crosse Education Foundation Music Program, which will receive $5,037.
The two will each serve as guest conductors during Saturday’s symphony concert.
The contestants this year raised a total of $54,177 — half for the symphony, the other half for the designated nonprofits.
Other Conductor Wannabe contestants and their nonprofits organizations are:
• Andy and Peter Hughes raised $9,508 on behalf of the Mental Wellness Initiative at the Boys & Girls Club.
• Kathy Frise raised $6,608 for the Family & Children’s Center.
• Joel Dettwiler raised $4,671 for the Veteran’s Memorial Pool Campaign.
• Jeremiah Galvan raised $4,144 with Gundersen Health System’s Global Partner’s program.
• Miranda TerBeest raised $2,406 with Big Brothers Big Sisters.