HOW YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT

John Pepe Match

Today your gift can go even further in helping Opera Naples succeed. To inspire your generosity for our Fall Fundrive our Vice-Chair, John Pepe has generously offered to match up to $25,000 of YOUR donations. Donate today through December 12, 2019 to double your gift and help us reach this goal.

John Pepe has vowed to match any gift between now and the closing night of La bohème on December 12.
No gift is too small or too big.

Cash Gifts

Your tax-deductible unrestricted do­nations, large and small, make it possible for Opera Naples to continue its mission, its many artistic and educational programs and ongoing improve­ments to the Wang Opera Center. We couldn’t do it without you!

Recurring Gifts

Opera Naples now offers recurring gifts. Giving  has never been easier! Make your gifts to Opera Naples quarterly, monthly, or as often as you’d like. Your donation will be auto­matically deducted from a bank account or charged to your credit card. Simply select how often you would like to make your gift and let our system do the rest.

Pledges

Receive donor benefits right away based on the pledge of a gift. Call our office at (239) 963-9050 to make your pledge today!

Outright Gift of Publicly-Traded Securities

When you donate shares of stock that you have held for more than 12 months (or inherited), you get a deduction for the value of the gift. You do not pay income tax on the increase in value between the time you bought the stock and the time of the gift. Thus, it’s better to give away stock (that has increased in value) than to sell the stock and give away the proceeds. For stock transfer instructions please contact Timothy Todd Simmons, Executive Director, at (239) 963-9050 or tsimmons@operanaples.org.

Honor a Loved One

Nothing says that you appreciate the difference an individual has made to you or the community like honoring them through a donation. Make a donation in their name or memory and still receive 100% of the tax benefits accompanying that donation!

Matching Gifts

Did you know that you may be able to double your donation to the Opera? Many companies and foundations match employee and retiree donations to non-profit organizations such as Opera Naples! Check with your company or foundation to see if it’s possible that your gift can go twice as far!

Underwriting Opportunities

Cover the cost of an artist ($10,000-$25,000), a costume ($5,000), an entire opera production ($50,000-$225,000), an elementary school performance ($3,000- $5,000), a youth student apprenticeship ($1,000), the Summer Youth Program production ($10,000), a Resident Artist ($15,000-$20,000)… your gift makes the opera come alive!

Opera Naples Academy Scholarship Fund

Academy participants come from all over the world and many use scholarships to help defray the cost of travel, housing, and program fees. A donation of $2,500 provides a full scholarship.

VetTix

Opera Naples gives tickets to military fam­ilies and veterans through VetTix.com. Donate to help us continue making memories for those who serve our country. (Average $65 per ticket)

To make a donation by credit card please click on the button below or call (239) 963-9050.

To make a donation by check please mail your check to:
Opera Naples, Inc.
2408 Linwood Ave
Naples, FL 34112

Millennium Club: In addition to attending performances, many opera lovers take a special interest in the evolution and long-term survival of opera itself. To keep this important art form alive in our community, Opera Naples’ Millennium Club members make a yearly commitment of support. The club is vitally important to us, essential to our ongoing operation and to fulfilling our mission. The Millennium Club is designed to reward members’ dedication with unique behind-the-scenes experiences and insider benefits not open to the public. As a member, you’ll have opportunities to learn what it takes to bring the magic to life and to meet internationally acclaimed artists in small group settings as well as enjoying the company of fellow VIPs.


An annual donation of $1,000 or more ($1,500 or more per couple) enrolls you as a Millennium Club member and affords you all the benefits listed below. If you’re not already a member, please consider coming on board this season. Now is a great time to join!


MEMBER BENEFITS
• Listing in playbills, programs, and on website.
• Concierge ticketing
• Complimentary Valet Parking at the Wang Opera Center
• Priority invitation to Friends of Opera Naples events
• Invitation to complimentary Meet the Artist events and post-performance VIP receptions at the Wang Opera Center
• Invitation to Behind the Baton receptions, mingle with star performers and listen to closed rehearsals
• Priority ticketing and season subscription “best seat” opportunities

To join the Millennium Club please click on the button below or call (239) 963-9050.

Your generosity today supports the opera stars of tomorrow! The Opera Naples Academy offers exceptional singers an intensive 10-day program of vocal coaching and masterclasses with internationally recognized artists, including acclaimed tenor Bruce Ford, legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes, “Accidental Diva” soprano Veronica Villarroel, and world-renowned conductor Ramón Tebar. The session concludes with a public concert.

Your donation helps defray the cost of housing, travel and program fee.

$2,500 provides a full scholarship.

To make a donation by credit card please click on the button below or call (239) 963-9050.

To make a donation by check please mail your check to:
Opera Naples, Inc.
2408 Linwood Ave
Naples, FL 34112

An opera company is the sum of many parts. Casts need to be identified, assembled and rehearsed. Contracts need to be negotiated and signed. Sets, costumes and props need to be made, built, purchased or rented. Productions need to be advertised. Venues need to be scouted and booked. Playbills must be created, written and printed.
All this takes people, literally hundreds of people, gifted leadership and talented staff; singers, musicians and conductors; technical crews; set designers, costume designers and graphic designers; lawyers and accountants; photographers, advertising and PR professionals; and countless others somewhere behind the scenes. We are deeply grateful to all our sponsors, private, corporate and civic, who continue to give so generously and help us keep our operations running. They are proudly displayed on our home page. But we especially wish to acknowledge our thanks to the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and our elected state officials, the representatives of Collier County, particularly Commissioners Penny Taylor and Donna Fiala, and the ongoing support and encouragement of Naples Mayor and Council. Opera Naples is the city’s opera company.

There are many ways you can help, large and small.

  • Underwrite an Opera or a soloist, director, conductor, costumes, set, or orchestra – ($5,000-50,000).
  • Underwrite a Master Class or Recital – ON charges nominal admission, but participants are not charged for instruction and many free tickets are distributed – ($3000-20,000).
  • Sponsor the Operetta Summer Camp – ON charges tuition and sells modestly priced admission tickets, but most students receive scholarship assistance and free tickets for family – (A student, $1,000 or underwrite the production $5,000-10,000).
  • Sponsor the Children’s Chorus – Opera Naples does not charge for this program – (A student for a year $1,000 to annual program cost: $50,000).
  • Sponsor the Opera Naples Chorale (Sponsor a professional participant: $1,000 and up or sponsor the chorale for a WOC opera performance: $5,000).
  • Attend Our Annual Gala

  • Sponsor the Opera Naples Orchestra (Conductor: $3,000-10,000 per performance; a lead instrument: $1,000 and up per performance; sponsor an instrument: $500-$1,000 per production).
  • Sponsor the Young Artists Program – Artists are given a three-month stipend, expenses, transport, free instruction, participate in ONcore productions, outreach and opera productions – ($15,000-20,000 per student; $50,000 annual cost of program)
  • Sponsor an ONcore performance – at a school or in an assisted living center – ($3,000-$5,000)
  • Sponsor an Academy Student – Your donation helps defray the cost of housing, travel and program fee. – ($2,500 provides a full scholarship)

 

 

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible. Donation $100 and above will be noted in our published literature and on this website. See benefits below.

Our annual financial statements are available on request to the Opera Naples office.

With Matching Gifts, You Can Double Or Triple Your Contribution

Many companies and foundations in the United States will match gifts their employees make to non-profit organizations such as Opera Naples. Ask your personnel office if your company offers a matching gift program, and secure the appropriate form to making your contribution. Please note that retired employees often are eligible for matching gifts, too.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts for charitable organizations are an important part of estate planning. Many of these could provide you or your estate with significant tax benefits and help meet other financial planning while providing a very generous ultimate gift to Opera Naples.

Consult your financial planning professional to determine which of these options is best for you. Please contact us at (239) 963-9050 if you have additional questions.

Among the most popular planned gifts:

Will bequests
Life income gifts from which you (or another) can receive lifetime income
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and other retirement savings plan gifts
Charitable lead trusts
Gifts of appreciated property
Real estate gifts
Life insurance gifts

Endowed Gifts

Make Opera Naples your legacy. To keep the price of opera tickets affordable for everyone, other funding sources such as charitable gifts and endowment income are critical in covering our operating expenses. An endowment that yields predictable revenue is a vital stabilizing force that allows for financially responsible artistic planning.

Please consider making a gift to the endowment in addition to your annual support. There are endowment donor recognition and naming opportunities that we would be glad to discuss with you.

Endowment income will also permit Opera Naples to:

Strengthen the artistry of the Company and compete successfully for the best singers, conductors, designers and directors
Keep ticket prices competitive with other entertainment options to encourage growth in the Opera Naples audiences
Have the stability of a reliable source of income so that the Company can continue to flourish in all economic climates.

For more information on Matching Gifts or Planned and Endowment Gifts, please contact Executive Director, Timothy Todd Simmons: (239) 963-9050

 

Corporate Sponsorships: Align your brand with excellence in the arts. Benefits include media expo­sure, VIP tickets, and invitation to special events.

For more information please contact Timothy Todd Simmons, Executive Director, at (239) 963-9050 or tsimmons@operanaples.org. (239) 963-9050.

Let us save your seat for you! With a one-time donation of $1,000, you’ll be assured your favorite seat in the house. Your name will be engraved on a plaque that will be permanently installed on the seat you choose. You’ll be the first to see our new season offerings and have the first pre-season opportunity to purchase tickets, reserving your own seat. Once that pre-season window has passed, then all seats will be made available to regular ticket buyers. Join opera enthusiasts around the world who have chosen to commemorate a loved one, give a gift, or mark a favorite spot by naming a seat in our theater.

Naming a seat is an important and lasting way to maintain the vitality of Opera Naples’ facility. Proceeds will be dedicated to long-term maintenance and repairs, lighting and sound equipment, and our new and improved lobby, second floor and front entrance. This is an opportunity to create your own legacy at Opera Naples!

To see our seat map and Save Your Seat with a credit card please click on the button below or call (239) 963-9050.

To make a donation by check please let us know what seats you would like and mail your check to:
Opera Naples, Inc.
2408 Linwood Ave
Naples, FL 34112

Donor Benefits

 Contributor
($100 – $499)

  •  Listing in playbills, programs, and on website.
  • Concierge ticketing.
  • Complimentary Valet Parking at the Wang Opera Center.

Supporter
($500 – $1,000)

All the benefits of a Contributor, plus:

  • Priority invitation to Friends events.

Millennium Club Member
($1,000/individual – $1,500/couple)

All the benefits of a Supporter, plus:

  • Invitation to complimentary Meet the Artist events and post-performance VIP receptions at the Wang Opera Center.
  • Invitation to Behind the Baton receptions, mingle with star performers and listen to closed rehearsals.
  • Priority ticketing and season subscription “best seat” opportunities

Donor
($2,000 – $4,999)

All the benefits of a Millennium Club Member, plus:

  • Two (2) free tickets to each of the Toast to Opera events.
  • Two (2) free tickets to a Beaux Arts performance of your choice

Benefactor
($5,000 – $9,999)

All the benefits of a Donor, plus:

  • Two (2) free tickets to one of the Academy Concerts.
  • Free access to all post-performance VIP receptions

Grand Patron
($10,000 – $24,999)

All the benefits of a Benefactor, plus:

  • Underwriting opportunities for artists or a production