Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorship of Virginia Opera is an ideal way for businesses to entertain clients, employees, and friends while fueling the local economy and keeping the arts alive in schools and on stages throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through a benefits package customized specifically for your needs, your company will receive recognition in printed publications, digital and media advertisements, special invitations and promotional materials. Virginia Opera’s status as the Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia provides plentiful and unique sponsorship opportunities at both regional and statewide levels.

Corporate donations through Virginia Opera have provided the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Live opera performances and special media broadcasts
Outstanding Main stage productions and a tradition of identifying and presenting exceptional artists
Unique statewide Education & Outreach programs
All sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent the law provides.

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Hampton Roads

Lisa Domingo Sands
757.627.9545 ext. 3319

Central & Northern Virginia

John-Paul Schaefer
804.644.8168, ext. 3398

Virginia Opera is grateful to the following contributors for their support of either our 2016-17 Annual Fund Campaign or our 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign through July 31, 2017.

Director Circle

Business Consortium for Arts Support
Norfolk Southern

Producer's Circle

Dominion Energy
National Endowment for the Arts
Virginia Eye Consultants
Wilmington Trust/M&T Charitable Foundation

Artist Patron Society

Nancy Chandler Associates, Inc.

Bravo Society

AAA Tidewater
Alpha Omega Investment Advisors
Birdsong Corporation
Ruter Mills, LLP

Benefactor Society

Mahoney, Nashatka, Richmond PLLC
Virginia Opera Guild

Opera Sustainer

Merrill Lynch
Omni Medica Group, LLC

Opera Family

Scherzo Music Club

In-Kind Donors

Barboursville Vinyards
Ms. Elizabeth Britt-Kelly
Custom Printing
The Dancing Tomato
Lynn Peyer
Massimo Zanetti
Mrs. William T. Reed III
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Shirley’s Catering
Tom French Flowers
Virginia Living
WHRO Public Media

Corporations Making Contributions Through Matching Gift Programs

Bank of America
The Boeing Company
Brink’s Foundation
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
CIGNA Foundation
Dominion Resources
Dominion Virginia Power/N.C. Power
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Freddie Mac Foundation
IBM Matching Grants Program
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Mass Mutual Financial Group
Merrill Lynch
Norfolk Southern Foundation
SunTrust Bank
Teagle Foundation
Thomson Tax & Accounting
Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
UBS Foundation