Why support opera Lafayette?

It is our passion to bring you extraordinary masterpieces rooted in the 18th-century French opera tradition. Opera Lafayette's continued growth and success rely in great part on the patronage and generous support of individual, foundation, and corporate donors, to whom we are deeply grateful. We hope you will consider joining or rejoining our family of donors. Your support nourishes Opera Lafayette's artistic growth and ensures that we will be able to bring great programming for years to come.

Opera Lafayette is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Opera Lafayette Donor Benefits

Production and Recording Underwriter -- $50,000 and above

  • Private dinner with Artistic Director Ryan Brown

  • Plus privileges listed below

Producer’s Circle -- $20,000-$49,999

  • Backstage access following a performance

  • Credit on title page of program

  • Plus privileges listed below

Artist’s Circle -- $10,000-$19,999

  • Invitation to all post-performance receptions

  • Plus privileges listed below

Trustees’ Circle -- $5,000-$9,999

  • Two passes to an open working rehearsal

  • Plus privileges listed below

Sustainer’s Circle -- $2,500-$4,999

  • Invitation to one post-performance reception per season

  • Plus privileges listed below

Patron’s Circle -- $1,000-$2,499

  • Complimentary Opera Lafayette recording per year

  • Plus privileges listed below

Donor’s Circle -- $500-$999

  • 25% discount on recordings purchased through Opera Lafayette

  • Plus privileges listed below

Member’s Circle -- $250-$499

  • Listing in Opera Lafayette’s program book

  • Plus privileges listed below

Supporter -- $249 or less

  • Subscription to Opera Lafayette’s e-communications, including advance access to program notes

Types of Gifts

In addition to cash gifts, Opera Lafayette welcomes giving by:

Donations of Stock
Opera Lafayette accepts stock donations through a Fidelity brokerage account. Please notify Opera Lafayette staff when donating stock.

Employee/retiree matching gift programs
If your employer offers matching gifts, your dollars can go twice as far in supporting Opera Lafayette.

One sentence in your will can help ensure Opera Lafayette’s future for years to come.

In Memoriam
Honor a departed loved one with a contribution to Opera Lafayette in his or her name.

In-kind gifts
Does your business make goods or provide services that could be helpful to Opera Lafayette? Areas of need include, but are not limited to, lodging and transportation for artists, particularly around performance dates, as well as food and beverage donations for events.


For additional questions or inquiries, please contact Opera Lafayette at (202) 546-9332 or operalafayette@operalafayette.org.