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Did you know that only 40% of Syracuse Opera's expenses are covered by ticket revenue?

The rest is made up by the generosity of federal, state and local governments, corporations, foundations, and most importantly, individuals like you. Syracuse Opera would not be financially viable without the strong support provided by the Central New York community.

Please consider supporting Syracuse Opera's annual giving program with your tax-deductible gift. Every contribution makes a difference in our ability to bring you high-quality productions and educational programs.

Donor benefits vary by giving level and may include:

  • A subscription to our e-newsletter, VOCE
  • Recognition in season program books
  • Admittance to a dress or staging rehearsal
  • Invitations to special events and galas
  • Production posters autographed by the mainstage cast

For information about making a donation to Syracuse Opera or to learn more about donor benefits, please call the Syracuse Opera administrative offices at (315) 475-5915 or e-mail info@syracuseopera.com.

To make a secure online donation today, click the "Donate Now" link on the left side of the page.

Thank you for demonstrating your commitment to artistic excellence in upstate New York by supporting Syracuse Opera.

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Support Us :: Sponsorship

Opera has become one of the fastest growing art forms today among younger audiences. Sponsoring Syracuse Opera's performances and educational programs enhances the quality of life in the Central New York community, and offers an ideal way to entertain clients, colleagues, family and friends.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Full-season for all three operas
  • Single opera
  • Season brochure
  • Resident Artists program
  • Educational programs
  • Special events

Sponsorship benefits may include:

  • Complimentary tickets for mainstage productions
  • Program advertisements
  • Invitations to receptions and other special events
  • Listing on opera advertisements and printed materials
  • Banner displayed in theater lobby
  • Tables at special events
  • Employee discounts

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please call the Syracuse Opera administrative offices at (315) 475-5915 or e-mail info@syracuseopera.com.

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Support Us :: Matching Gifts

Did you know that you can double and sometimes triple the amount of your charitable gift to Syracuse Opera?

Increase the value of your contribution. Many companies will match their employees' charitable contributions to Syracuse Opera and some also match gifts from spouses and retirees. Please check with your company for details about its matching gift program to ensure that your donations have the maximum impact.

For more information on matching gifts or information about starting a program at your company, please contact Syracuse Opera at (315) 475-5915 or e-mail us at info@syracuseopera.com.

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Support Us :: Planned Giving


Consider including Syracuse Opera in your estate plans. Estate gifts of all sizes and varieties help to secure the future of opera in upstate New York.

There are two basic types of planned giving arrangements. Life Income Gifts allow you to make a gift immediately and receive income from the donation during your lifetime. Testamentary gifts, or bequests, allow you to transfer assets to Syracuse Opera when you are no longer in our audience.

Life Income Gifts, such as a charitable remainder trust, allow charitable gifts while the donor is living and can provide income until, upon death, the trust assets are distributed to Syracuse Opera. Trusts are individually managed portfolios created to meet your financial goals.

Bequests are the most common form of planned gifts, where Syracuse Opera is named as a beneficiary in your will or living trust. You can give a percentage of your estate, a specific sum of money, or name Syracuse Opera as a contingent beneficiary. Your estate will gain the financial benefit of claiming a charitable deduction for the bequest. Each option offers particular advantages, and should be discussed with your estate attorney and/or financial advisor. If you are interested in learning more about planned giving opportunities, please contact Syracuse Opera at (315) 475-5915 or e-mail us at info@syracuseopera.com.

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