Discover the Benefits of Giving Strategically
to San Francisco Opera

You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
About Barbara | Her gift

Up to 70% of your retirement plan can be consumed in taxes.
About Don and Wray | Their gifts

The charitable remainder trust was the perfect solution.
About Bernice | Her gift

Legacy gifts provide the financial resources that create extraordinary opportunities to ensure and enhance the future of San Francisco Opera as the most vital, exciting opera company in America.

The stimulating, artistically elegant programs of San Francisco Opera depend upon your continuing generosity and goodwill. We aim to maintain state-of-the-art education, community engagement, and young artist training programs, and to take full advantage of electronic media and other emerging technologies. As an integral part of this vision, and with your help, we plan to increase our permanent endowment to four times our annual operating budget. To that end, there are a myriad of easy legacy giving options from which you can choose - from naming us as a beneficiary in your will or retirement plan to more complex trust arrangements.

We've created this easy-to-understand website to help you find the legacy gifts that's right for you. Here you can learn how to plan a gift to San Francisco Opera that helps us and meets your needs. We'll tell you about creative giving strategies that can enhance the well being of you and your loved ones and also support the future of San Francisco Opera.

This website is interactive and engaging; we hope you'll find it helpful:

  • If you're already considering certain giving options, simply click on Compare Gift Options and select the gifts you want to learn more about.
  • If you're not sure how our gift plans can meet your financial goals, enter the Legacy Planner™, and follow the trail to the gifts that will work best for you. Each option you select leads to more choices, letting you design your own gift plan.

  • You may also request a personalized gift illustration from us that details your plan, read our most recent Tip of the Day, and refer to the Frequent Questions and Glossary sections.

Welcome! We hope you enjoy the site, and we appreciate any comments you may have about it. Thank you for your consideration and support of San Francisco Opera.

Legacy Giving

Mark S. Jones
Director of Endowment and Legacy Giving
Phone: (415) 565-3206

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