Kentucky Opera is tremendously grateful for the support of our generous donors. When you join Kentucky Opera as a donor you become a partner in creating opera experiences that can only be found in Kentucky.
Upcoming Donor Events
Salon Series with Barbara
Open to Patron’s Circle+ Donors
Tuesday, September 13 | 5:30pm
RSVP to Jocelyn Hankins
Open to Donors at All Levels
Saturday, September 17 | 10:30am
Saturday, November 5 | 10:30am
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70th Anniversary Gala
Save the Date – Saturday, February 4, 2023
With an exciting season of performances and events, there are many good reasons to consider sponsorship of Kentucky Opera. Customizable partnerships offer business the opportunity to sponsor a production, event, or artist.
70th Anniversary Gala
Sponsor our largest annual fundraiser and highlight your brand to a wide-ranging group of Kentucky Opera donors and patrons.
Artist & Production Sponsorships
With over 11,000 attendees at our performances alone, production and artist sponsorships showcase your commitment and investment in our community.
Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash
Send your check or money order made payable to Kentucky Opera through the mail to:
708 Magazine Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Gifts of Securities
Donate your stocks, bonds or other securities and earn tax benefits at the same time. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale.
Shares can be transferred electronically by your broker. Advise your broker that you wish to make a gift of securities to Kentucky Opera. Advise Kentucky Opera to expect the transfer, including name of stock(s) and number of shares, as your name may not remain attached to the securities transfer. Advising Kentucky Opera of an impending securities transfer will avoid delays in receipt, sales, and recording of your gift. Security transfer instructions may change, so it is important to verify Kentucky Opera’s current information prior to each gift.
Stock Gifting Instructions
Financial Institution: Vanguard
Organization name: Kentucky Opera Association
Account #: 13986533
For our records, we ask that your financial management organization share a confirmation of the donation with Associate Director of Development Jocelyn Hankins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRA Rollover Gifts
If you are 70½ or older, you can make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 directly from your Individual Retirement Account. These gifts can be used to meet all or part of an IRA required minimum distribution.
If you have questions about how to give to Kentucky Opera, please contact the Development Department at 502.561.7939.