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Individual Giving Annual Benefits

Your Annual Fund contribution allows us to stage musically extraordinary, theatrically compelling opera. In appreciation of your gift, Seattle Opera provides benefits designed to enhance your enjoyment of our 2013/14 season.
Giving Levels effective July 2013.

Download the 2013/14 Donor Benefits Handbook (PDF)

GENERAL DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE ($100,000 AND MORE)

To customize your benefit package, please contact Director of Development Lisa Bury at lisa.bury@seattleopera.org or 206.676.5530.



PLATINUM CIRCLE ($12,500 -$99,999)

Gold ($50,000 - $99,999)
Total of gifts less $680 is tax deductible.

  • Customized benefits to meet your interests
  • Director’s Choice Luncheon: special lunch with the General Director and artists from The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Silver ($25,000 - $49,999)
Total of gifts less $600 is tax deductible.

  • Entre Nous: a champagne reception with the General Director and Director of Education
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Bronze ($15,000 - $24,999)
Total of gifts less $560 is tax deductible.

  • Director’s Salon: a reception with artists from The Consul
  • Plus all benefits listed below


CROWN DONOR SOCIETY ($5,000 TO $14,999)

Diamond ($10,000 - $14,999)
Total of gifts less $520 is tax deductible.

  • Complimentary valet parking at McCaw Hall*
  • Norcliffe Room: exclusive donor lounge access for private pre-performance dinners and intermission receptions*
  • Chorus Staging Rehearsal for The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Name recognition on signage at the Allen Room and Norcliffe Room donor lounges
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Sapphire ($7,500 - $9,999)
Total of gifts less $440 is tax deductible.

  • Opera in the Making: experience the first rehearsal with both orchestra and artists from Rigoletto with a reception
  • Costume Shop Tour: enjoy a tour and luncheon with costume shop staff during preparation for The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Emerald ($5,000 - $7,499)
Total of gifts less $360 is tax deductible.

  • Allen Room: exclusive donor lounge access to private receptions for every mainstage subscription performance
  • Opening Night Celebration: a reception for opening night of The Daughter of the Regiment
  • Dress Rehearsal: eight tickets total to dress rehearsals during the 2013/14 season
  • Crown Donor Dinners: a reception and dinner featuring an exclusive preview talk to each Thursday dress rehearsal*
  • One pass per season to enjoy the Norcliffe Room donor lounge
  • Name recognition on signage at the Allen Room donor lounge
  • Plus all benefits listed below


FRIENDS OF SEATTLE OPERA ($75- $4,999)

Ruby ($3,000 - $4,999)
Total of gifts less $220 is tax deductible.

  • One pass per season to enjoy the Allen Room donor lounge
  • NEW! Meet the Artist: invitation to two cocktail receptions hosted by the General Director and featuring mainstage casts from The Consul and The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Artists Insight Luncheon: a special luncheon and conversation about the current production with General Director and The Daughter of the Regiment cast
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Jade ($1,500 - $2,999)
Total of gifts less $110 is tax deductible.

  • NEW! Dress Rehearsal: four tickets total to dress rehearsals during the 2013/14 season
  • Meet the Artists: a cocktail reception with the cast of The Consul
  • Scenic Elements: a trip to our Scenic Studios on a motor couch
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Garnet ($1,000 - $1,499)
Total of gifts less $50 is tax deductible.

  • Backstage Tour: an hour-long guided tour of McCaw Hall
  • NEW! Youth Chorus Performance: a reception and performance by our talented Youth Chorus
  • Name recognition in all season program books
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Amethyst ($600 - $999)
Total of gifts less $50 is tax deductible.

  • Piano Technical Rehearsal: experience artists making the transition from studio to stage
  • Production Elements: an interactive tour of Seattle Opera’s rehearsal and production facility
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Topaz ($400 - $599)
Total of gifts less $10 is tax deductible.

  • Dress Rehearsal: two tickets of your choice during the 2013/14 season
  • Name recognition in one program book
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Opal ($200 - $399)
Total of gifts less $10 is tax deductible.

  • NEW! Verdi’s 200th Birthday Party: a celebration of one of opera’s most prominent composers
  • NEW! Belonging(s) Sneak Peek: a preview of our new, community-inspired work
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Pearl ($75 - $199)
100% tax deductible.

  • 10% discount at Amusements, the McCaw Hall gift shop
  • Annual Meeting: celebrate the season’s success with staff and broad members
  • Voting privileges for Artists of the Year
  • Advance single ticket purchase*
  • Special Seattle Opera gift


*Please read the Donor Handbook for more details.

Tax deductibility is reflective of your total Annual Fund contributions for the season less the estimated fair market value of any benefits associated with your donor level. Please consult your tax advisor as to the deductibility of your gifts.

Tax ID Number: 91-0760426

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Tax ID Number: 91-0760426
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DTC: 8153
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