Individual Giving

Find the Right Gift for You

Your gift has an enormous impact on the Opera’s annual programs, performances and activities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn more about how you can make your gifts go farther to help Virginia Opera fulfill our mission.

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Ways to Give

Discover the many ways you can give below or contact us for more information.

Hampton Roads:
757.627.9545, ext. 3318
brooke.cranor@vaopera.org

Central and Northern Virginia:
804.644.8168, ext. 3397
jamie.wilson@vaopera.org

Virginia Opera is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to Virginia Opera are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law.

One-Time Gift

Join our family of donors and play a key role in the success of Virginia Opera. Every gift helps to support the variety of platforms in which we bring opera into our local communities.

Monthly Gift

Join a loyal group of monthly donors committed to supporting Virginia Opera all year-long. A recurring gift spreads payments across a monthly schedule. Call our office to get set-up today.

Memorial and Dedications

Honor the life of a loved one or celebrate an upcoming special occasion (a birthday, wedding, anniversary) with a tribute gift. Memorial and tribute gifts support the Virginia Opera Foundation, creating permanent and lasting support that helps ensure the growth and vitality of Virginia Opera. Your donation in honor of a friend or family member will appear in Virginia Opera season program books for one calendar year.

If you would like the individual or family to receive notice of your gift, please provide the contact name and address in the comments box.

Workplace

Make the most of your work day!

Payroll deduction: donations can be deducted directly from your paycheck.

Company Matching: double or triple your impact through the help of your employer.

We can help you work with your employer to get started. Call your local Virginia Opera office today.

Planned and Legacy Giving

Virginia Opera’s planned giving program, The Encore Society, is designed for patrons who wish to include Virginia Opera in their estate plans – whether by will, trust, or life income arrangement. The Encore Society supports the Virginia Opera Foundation, creating permanent and last support that helps ensure the growth and vitality of Virginia Opera – the Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the state’s greatest cultural assets. Please consider creating a legacy – your Encore – through a planned gift.

Additional planned giving options:

Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
Gift of Stock
IRA Gifts
Donor Advised Funds

Contact us today to discuss:

Hampton Roads

Lisa Domingo Sands, Director of Development
757.627.9545, ext. 3319
lisa.sands@vaopera.org

Central and Northern Virginia

John-Paul Schaefer, Director of Development
804.664.8168, ext. 3398
john-paul.schaefer@vaopera.org

 

 

Contact Your Local Virginia Opera Office

Hampton Roads:
757.627.9545, ext. 3318
brooke.cranor@vaopera.org

Central and Northern Virginia:
804.644.8168, ext. 3397
jamie.wilson@vaopera.org

Virginia Opera is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to Virginia Opera are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law.

Artist Patron Society

Virginia Opera is proud to introduce the Artist Patron Society, a creative way for patrons to directly support the artists that make the magic.

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Donor Benefits

Discover all of the benefits of giving to Virginia Opera, from our e-newsletter exclusive encounters with our artistic leaders.

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Planned Giving

The Encore Society is Virginia Opera’s planned giving program for patrons who wish to include Virginia Opera in their estate plans.

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