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:

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• 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.

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