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Your gift provides opportunities to bring opera performances and events to our communities throughout the state of Maryland and supports our educational and senior citizen outreach programs.


If you have been moved, entertained, or inspired by live opera events, or are just passionate about the importance of art and music in our communities, consider making a gift today. Your support allows us to continue to present the highest quality and most impactful opera experiences for you, and for students and senior citizens all across Maryland. 


Donations to Maryland Opera are essential to producing innovative and high quality artistic work, expanding our community partnerships, and maintaining our educational and senior citizen outreach programming and events. With your contribution, you play a vital role in ensuring Maryland Opera flourishes as a premier arts organization, now and in the future.


We welcome program sponsorships by foundations, corporations and individuals, as well as estate gifts. If you are interested, please contact us and one of our staff will call you to discuss. 


Financial support for our general operating expenses is crucial. Gifts of all sizes from our audiences and community members are welcome.  


Maryland Opera is accepting pledges for monthly and annual recurring gifts. Consider a small recurring donation to help strengthen our fiscal health and support our mission of bringing the beauty and excitement of live opera to audiences of all ages and backgrounds throughout Maryland. Click here to make a pledge.

Maryland Opera, Inc. is a non-stock corporation, exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under law.  In an effort to increase the sustainability of opera, in late 2017, the Modell-Lyric decided to spin-off all matters concerning opera to a separate entity, fully independent from the Lyric. That entity became Maryland Opera, Inc., with all of its resources and energies devoted to the production of opera and opera-related education and outreach programs.

Donations of stock

Maryland Opera welcomes gifts of stock.  Paying with stock or other marketable securities which have appreciated in value may provide certain tax advantages to the donor.  Please consult with your own tax advisor for guidance and advice.  When paying or making a donation with stock, please have your broker contact Brewer Gayhardt Wisniewski Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors 100 Light Street 27th Floor Baltimore, MD  21202 | 410-230-6570 for instructions regarding how to complete the transaction. CAR-0820-02611

Thank you to our

generous donors

We gratefully acknowledge these donors since December 1, 2020 for supporting our mission to bring the beauty and excitement of live opera to the state of Maryland.


The Estate of Margaret Hennessey Broffman
Peter Williams


George Long


Ursula H. Moran, in honor of Mary McDaniel Chapman

Pat Ozborn


Livio & Diane Broccolino

Charlotte Floyd

Dr. Allan & Claire Jensen

Louise Kirby, in memory of her parents,

                            Robert & Gladys McQuillan

Susan MacFarlane

Virginia T. Pond

Dr. Mahin Shamszad & Dr. Homayoon Farzadegan


Doris Anderson

Cheryl Councill

Edward Gutman

Rob Hair & Steven Ralston

Barbara Hecht

Steve & Monty Howard

David Malloy

Lee & Claire Miller

Donald Milsten

John Shields, in memory of Anthony & Sally Amato

Michael & Roberta Wentworth

Jim Williams, in memory of Michael Harrison


Robert & Martha Armenti

Mary Anne Barcellona Collins

Jason Buckwalter

Kimberly Christie

Curtis Decker

Neile Eisner, in honor of the wedding of

                         Lily Friedman & Alex Boger

Lois Flowers

Pamela Gilmour, in memory of Michael Harrison

Judith Kahl

Leslie A.H. Schell

Martin & Barbara Wasserman

Sharon Wasserman

Barbara C. White


Judith Armold

Sandi Atkinson

Wayne & Betty Bethards

Chuck & Beth Bullamore

Dr. Henry Chen, in honor of James Harp

Carole Conors

Tyler & Holly Cymet

Barry Daly

Robert Daly

Nancy Denebeim

Elliott Driscoll

Tom Edmondson

Naomi Freeman

Margaret Galambos

Dr. Carol W. Garvey

Julia Gitis

Kathy & Tim Grayson

Theodore Hendricks

Robert Hitz

Patrician & Norman Hogeland

Roslyn & Nelson Hyman

Cheryl Martin Kauffman

Thomas Kowalski

John Eaton Kyle

Linda F. & Julian L. Lapides

Annelise Leedy

Dr. Bernard & Dr. Steffie Liberman

Diane Lichtenberger

Sandy & Rick Losemann

Henry Lowe

Johanna McDill

Patricia Fox Murphy

Nelson Coleman Jewelers

Deletta Scopel

Edward Steinhouse

Edith Stern

foundational support

Baltimore Community Foundation

Loretta Lee Ver Valen Endowment Fund

       for Leading Operatic Artists

Maryland State Arts Council

PNC Grow Up Great

S.J. Campbell Fund

The Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust

Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence