Inspiring Audiences of Tomorrow
Similar to opera companies throughout the nation, more than 50 percent of Wichita Grand Opera income must come from sources other than ticket sales. Therefore, it is truly the support from individuals, corporations and foundations that allow us to sustain the programs we provide for our audiences and the community.
Choose to donate just once or on a regular basis.
Call (316) 262-8054 and ask to speak to our Development staff.
Designate How Your Donation is Utilized
- The Endowment Fund
The Wichita Grand Opera Endowment Fund, managed by the Wichita Community Foundation, is intended to provide perpetual, predictable financial support for our operations. Your gift to the Endowment Fund will help ensure a firm financial foundation for Wichita Grand Opera.
If you would like to designate that your donation be utilized by the Endowment Fund, please specify in the notes when you make your online donation.
- The Opera Academy of the Midwest
The Wichita Grand Opera’s Opera Academy of the Midwest (OAM) gives aspiring singers the opportunity to study, collaborate, and perform with world-class artists, directors and designers. Programs such as OAM serve as bridges between a singer’s graduate studies and their professional careers, much like a residency in the medical field. But providing world-class training is a significant undertaking. We incur close to $5,000 of expenses for each Academy Fellow, including housing, transportation, stipend, training, and more.
If you would like to designate that your donation be utilized by the OAM, please specify in the notes when you make your online donation.
Other Ways to Give
- Planned Giving
Planned giving offers a wide variety of tools to help you give a lasting legacy to your favorite charitable organizations. It can offer you greater control and flexibility with your assets while maximizing your gift’s deductibility, minimizing your exposure to estate taxes, and preventing future legal headaches.
Please contact our Development staff about connecting you to qualified legal and financial advisors who can help you make the decisions that are right for you and your circumstances.
- Gifts to Our Annual Fund
Gifts to our Annual Fund can take many forms other than cash:
Including stocks, securities, real estate, and even services such as housing or transportation for guest artists
- Matching Gifts
Many employers will match contributions made by their employees. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your employer offers this type of program.
Please contact our Development staff to discuss gifts to our Annual Fund.
- While Grocery Shopping
The Dillons Community Rewards Program is committed to helping nonprofit organizations grow and prosper by making fundraising easy. By enrolling in the Community Rewards Program, at no cost, you can assist in fundraising for Wichita Grand Opera through simply shopping at Dillons and swiping your Plus Shopper’s Card.
Find out about special benefits for individuals and organizations that donate $500 and more.Donor Benefits