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Seattle Opera.

Ways to Give

How You Can Make An Impact

Bring opera to life for arts lovers across Washington and beyond! There are so many ways your gift can make a difference. 

Support the Mainstage

Did you know that ticket sales cover less than half of what it takes to bring you Seattle Opera's extraordinary productions? We rely on donations from patrons like you to meet the full cost of presenting opera. When you contribute to the Annual Fund or make a Planned Gift, your donation allows us to stage opera of the highest quality that you and our audience have come to expect.

Donate to the Mainstage

Promote Learning & Engagement

The heart of Seattle Opera lies in our community, and we are dedicated to bringing opera to all through creative, experiential programming. Thanks to your generosity, Seattle Opera's learning and engagement programs continue to expand, reaching over 65,000 lives outside of McCaw Hall. Seattle Opera's world premiere commission, An American Dream, is a wonderful example of community-driven experiences created to culturally enrich the Pacific Northwest region. Your gifts help provide access to arts for all, including neighborhood and school programs in high poverty areas for arts lovers of all ages. 

Donate to Learning & Engagement

Become an Opera Star: Monthly Giving

Seattle Opera’s Opera Stars monthly giving program is a convenient and affordable way to express your passion for operas like Rigoletto and Charlie Parker's Yardbird. By making a regular monthly gift, you play a constant role in the magic onstage. The flexibility of this program makes it easy to make an impact according to what works best for you.

Donate a Monthly Gift

Support our New Civic Home

Seattle Opera at the Center is our project to build a new facility adjacent to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, on the site of Mercer Arena. It will do so much more than replace our current operational home in South Lake Union—it will revitalize Seattle Center’s Theatre District and provide dedicated space for Education and Community Engagement to connect with you in more ways than ever before! Join us in this momentous project to ensure a bright future for Seattle Opera.

Donate to Seattle Opera at the Center

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Other Ways to Give

Stock Gifts

Stock Transfer Information
Tax ID Number: 91-0760426

To make a gift of stock, please contact Union Banc with your name and the account number below.

DTC: 0226
Brokerage Account #: 0BP-790250
Memo: [Please indicate your full name in the Memo field of your stock transfer form in order for Seattle Opera to properly acknowledge your gift.]

If you're sending a stock, please let us know! Contact Erica McIntyre at 206.676.5517 or with your broker's name and phone number, the name and number of shares you are donating, and the fund to which you are contributing.

The tax advantage of a stock gift is that, under current tax laws, the full fair market value of stock and bonds may be deducted. The value of your gift is the value upon transfer to Union Banc.

If you have further questions, contact Boo Song at Union Banc Investment Services at 206.587.4769 or by fax at 206.629.7679.

We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about how to manage your stock gifts.

Mutual Funds

Mutual Fund Transfer Information
Tax ID Number: 91-0760426

DTC: 0164 Code 40
Account: Charles Schwab 5151-6280 (in the name of Seattle Opera)

To make a gift of mutual funds, please contact Erica McIntyre at 206.676.5517 or

We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about how to manage your mutual fund gifts.

Tributary Gifts

Pay tribute to your loved ones with an honorary or memorial gift. Seattle Opera accepts gifts in honor or memory at any time through our convenient online donation form. Simply select the amount you would like to donate and continue to the "Tributary Gifts" section to tell us who you would like to celebrate through your gift. By providing an address, we will be happy to notify the honoree or their family of your gift. 

Tributary gifts of $400 and more are recognized once per year in the Encore Program Book. Additionally, tributary gifts to the Annual Fund count towards your personal giving total and increase your eligibility to receive donor benefits. 

To make a tributary gift by phone, please contact Donor Services at 206.389.7669. 


If you have a good-quality piano that is collecting dust or propping doors, you can donate it and support Seattle Opera. To find out how you can participate in Seattle Opera's Piano Fund program, please contact Donor Services by email at or phone at 206.389.7669.

Donor Advised Funds

Make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), an increasingly popular charitable vehicle that provides flexibility in supporting your favorite causes with favorable tax benefits. Use the DAF Direct widget below to get started.


Individuals may begin taking distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) as early as age 59½, but are required to begin taking them at age 72 (70 ½ if you reach 70 ½ before January 1, 2020), though the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) has been waived for 2020. Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 to Seattle Opera and other charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. In order to qualify, contributions must go directly to a public charity and be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.

Click here to learn more about how giving through your IRA can benefit you and your heirs. We recommend that you contact your tax advisor, as we cannot provide individual tax recommendations. 

Library & Archives

Thank you for your interest in donating a collection to Seattle Opera’s Library and Archives! Please read the following guidelines and click on the button below if you have materials you would like to give to Seattle Opera’s library or archives.

Please note that the library cannot accept:

  • Items which are in such poor condition as to be unusable or items which have evidence of mold, mildew, or pests.
  • Unauthorized recordings of radio or television broadcasts of live opera productions made by a home listener, or photocopies of original materials.
  • Materials that require unique storage or care due to their size or format.
  • Materials with unreasonable stipulations for access or use placed on them by the donor.

What the library collects: