Support Kentucky Opera

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.

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Upcoming Donor Events

70th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, February 4, 2023 6:30pm
The Olmsted
Tickets & More Information

Opera Café

Open to Donors at All Levels
February 18, 2023
The Opera Center
Tickets & More Information

Salon Series with Barbara

Open to Patron’s Circle+ Donors
Save the Date – March 14, 2023
The Opera Center

Corporate Partnership

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.  

Contact Jocelyn Hankins, Associate Director of Development, to discuss your sponsorship opportunities. Call 502.561.7939 or email

Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

Send your check or money order made payable to Kentucky Opera through the mail to: 

Kentucky Opera 
Development Department 
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 
DTC#: 0062

For our records, we ask that your financial management organization share a confirmation of the donation with Associate Director of Development Jocelyn Hankins at

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.