Seattle Opera - Ways to Give

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Seattle Opera.

Ways to Give

How You Can Make An Impact

Bring opera to life for arts lovers across Washington and beyond! There are so many ways your gift can make a difference. 

Support the Mainstage

Did you know that ticket sales cover less than half of what it takes to bring you Seattle Opera's extraordinary productions? We rely on donations from patrons like you to meet the full cost of presenting opera. When you contribute to the Annual Fund or make a Planned Gift, your donation allows us to stage opera of the highest quality that you and our audience have come to expect.

Donate to the Mainstage

Promote Learning & Engagement

The heart of Seattle Opera lies in our community, and we are dedicated to bringing opera to all through creative, experiential programming. Thanks to your generosity, Seattle Opera's learning and engagement programs continue to expand, reaching over 65,000 lives outside of McCaw Hall. Seattle Opera's world premiere commission, An American Dream, is a wonderful example of community-driven experiences created to culturally enrich the Pacific Northwest region. Your gifts help provide access to arts for all, including neighborhood and school programs in high poverty areas for arts lovers of all ages. 

Donate to Learning & Engagement

Become an Opera Star: Monthly Giving

Seattle Opera’s Opera Stars monthly giving program is a convenient and affordable way to express your passion for operas like The Flying Dutchman and The Marriage of Figaro. By making a regular monthly gift, you play a constant role in the magic onstage. The flexibility of this program makes it easy to make an impact according to what works best for you.

Donate a Monthly Gift

Explore MORE opportunities

Leadership Circle

Sponsorship

Employer Match

Other Ways to Give

Stock Gifts

Stock Transfer Information
Tax ID Number: 91-0760426

To make a gift of stock, please contact Cossé International Securities with your name and the account number below.

DTC: 8153
Account: 011166771 (in the name of Seattle Opera)
Attention: Pam Warren
Phone: 206.624.6651
Fax: 206.682.0573

If you're sending a stock, please let us know! Contact Michael L. Moore at 206.676.5578 or michael.l.moore@seattleopera.org with your broker's name and phone number, the name and number of shares you are donating, and the fund to which you are contributing.

The tax advantage of a stock gift is that, under current tax laws, the full fair market value of stock and bonds may be deducted. The value of your gift is the value upon transfer to Cossé International Securities.

We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about how to manage your stock gifts.

Mutual Funds

Mutual Fund Transfer Information
Tax ID Number: 91-0760426

DTC: 0164 Code 40
Account: Charles Schwab 5151-6280 (in the name of Seattle Opera)

To make a gift of mutual funds, please contact Michael L. Moore at 206.676.5578 or michael.l.moore@seattleopera.org.

We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about how to manage your mutual fund gifts.

Tributary Gifts

Pay tribute to your loved ones with an honorary or memorial gift. Seattle Opera accepts gifts in honor or memory at any time through our convenient online donation form. Simply select the amount you would like to donate and continue to the "Tributary Gifts" section to tell us who you would like to celebrate through your gift. By providing an address, we will be happy to notify the honoree or their family of your gift. 

Tributary gifts of $400 and more are recognized once per year in the Encore Program Book. During the 2015/16 Season, this recognition will occur during The Marriage of Figaro. Additionally, tributary gifts to the Annual Fund count towards your personal giving total and increase your eligibility to receive donor benefits. 

To make a tributary gift by phone, please contact Donor Services at 206.389.7669. 

Piano Fund

If you have a good-quality piano that is collecting dust or propping doors, you can donate it and support Seattle Opera.

Sherman Clay Piano Company created the Seattle Opera Piano Fund which allows individuals to donate used pianos to Seattle Opera. Sherman Clay will asses the piano’s condition. If suitable, the piano will be refurbished for Seattle Opera's use or sold, designating the funds to help the Opera maintain the company’s rehearsal pianos or to purchase new instruments.

To find out how you can participate in Sherman Clay’s Seattle Opera Piano Fund program, please contact Ben Klinger of Sherman Clay at 206.622.7580.

Donor Advised Funds

Make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), an increasingly popular charitable vehicle that provides flexibility in supporting your favorite causes with favorable tax benefits. Use the DAF Direct widget below to get started.

IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) was signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, permanently extending the IRA charitable rollover.

Individuals may begin taking distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) as early as age 59½, but are required to begin taking them at age 70½. Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 to Seattle Opera and other charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. In order to qualify, contributions must go directly to a public charity and be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.

Click here to learn more about how giving through your IRA can benefit you and your heirs. 

Want Us to Call You?

Our Donor Services team can help you choose the contribution that’s right for you and explain the variety of donor benefits available. When is the best time to reach you?

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