Individual Giving

Many thanks to the many donors who helped us meet our $50,000 Spring Challenge! Like all opera companies, we rely on the generosity of supporters to bring these works to the stage.

Our new fiscal year starts this month and we welcome all gifts of any size. Thank you for your support!


Eugene Opera is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations are tax deductible as provided by the IRS Code. Our federal tax ID is 93-0679959.

Why We Ask

Like other performing arts, every production takes a lot of skill, talent, hard work, materials, rehearsal and performance venues — all of which cost money.

And opera needs it all — solo singers, a chorus, a full orchestra, sets, costumes, lighting, sometimes non-singing actors and dancers too.

Unlike Broadway shows and movies, which recover their production costs through hundreds to thousands of showings or screenings, we have only two or three performances per production — never enough to recover all costs through ticket sales.

That’s why opera always needs both donors and audience members.

Nothing compares to experiencing the arts live. Help make it happen — donate now!


Four Ways You Can Help

Make a One-Time Gift

Your contribution will make a difference! Donate online, over the phone, or send us a check.

Become a Eugene Opera STAR — Pledge!

Everyone appreciates having a steady income stream. When you choose a convenient monthly pledge of $25, $50, $200 or whatever you can afford, you also provide stability that we can count on. Monthly donors of $10 or more are identified as STARS in the program book distributed at opera performances.

Make a Gift in Honor or in Memory

A gift to Eugene Opera is always a thoughtful way to honor a friend, relative, or associate who cares about the opera — for any occasion! Or consider a memorial gift — an especially meaningful way to honor the memory of someone who cared about the arts. Tribute gifts also receive special recognition in the program book distributed at opera performances.

Purchase Community Tix

Opera lovers know how the human heart can be uplifted by this amazing art form, but there are many who cannot afford the price of a ticket. You can share the joy of opera with a deserving neighbor through the Community Tix program. Your tax-deductible contribution of $30 enables an approved social service organization to purchase an opera ticket for one of its clients for only $5.

Participating organizations have included St. Vincent de Paul, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County, Womenspace, Sponsors Inc., and Catholic Community Services of Lane County. (Other social services organizations are welcome to apply to participate.)


Giving Options

Different options suit different donors. We are grateful for all of your support.

  • Pledges
  • Matching Gifts through your employer
  • Securities
  • Gifts-In-Kind
  • Funds, Trusts and Family Foundations
  • Planned Gifts
  • Endowment

Donor Recognition

Eugene Opera hosts periodic donor appreciation events to which high-level donors are invited.

All donors of $25 or more are acknowledged in the program book distributed at opera performances, at the appropriate recognition level as follows:

Golden Circle ($20,000 and up)
Benefactor ($10,000 to $19,999)
Sustainer ($5,000 to $9,999)
Conductor’s Circle ($2,000 to $4,999)
Director’s Circle ($1,000 to $1,999)
Patron ($500 to $999)
Contributor ($350 to $499)
Member ($200 to $349)
Donor ($100 to $199)
Friend ($25 to $99)