Donate & Become a Member

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 contact (or request your broker to contact) Maryland Opera for instructions regarding how to complete the transaction.

Thank you to our

generous donors

We gratefully acknowledge these donors since November 1, 2021 for supporting our mission to bring the beauty and excitement of live opera to the state of Maryland.


Sandra & Malcolm Berman


Peter Williams


The Estate of Edith Cord

Dr. Allan & Mrs. Claire Jensen

Pat Ozborn


Charlotte Floyd

Louise Kirby, in memory of her parents,

                            Robert & Gladys McQuillan

Sharon & Andrew Nickol

Frederick Pearson

Susan & Edward Perl, in memory of HIlda Perl Goodwin

Dr. Mahin Shamszad & Dr. Homayoon Farzadegan


Doris Anderson

Robert & Martha Armenti

Jason Buckwalter & Kimberly Christie

Gwen Davidson

Gladys Fernandez

Pamela Gilmour, in memory of Michael Harrison

Edward Gutman

Steve & Monty Howard

Michael McNamee

Virginia T. Pond

Julie Shalack

John Shields

Edith Stern & Allan Spradling

Martin & Barbara Wasserman

Sharon Wasserman

Michael & Roberta Wentworth

Lisa B. Williams


Robert & Martha Armenti

Marion Carozza

Mary Anne Barcellona Collins

Dr. Henry Chen, in honor of James Harp

                         and Jason Buckwalter

Barry Daly

Richard & Rosalee Davison

Thomas J. DeKornfeld

Oresto Digiondomenico

Vicki & Bruce Finkelstein

David & Merle Fishman

Lois Flowers

Mary R. Giles

Judith Kahl

James Kaper

Rona Gail Kleiman

Paul L. Lee

Edward McGee

Mrs. Everett G. Partridge

Sarah Robinson

Dolores K. Shamer

Sharon Wasserman

Dan & Connie Wolf

foundational support

Baltimore Community Foundation

The Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust

Loretta Lee Ver Valen Endowment Fund

       for Leading Operatic Artists

Maryland State Arts Council

Peggy & Yale Gordon Charitable Trust

PNC Grow Up Great

S.J. Campbell Fund

Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence


Judith Armold

Sandi Atkinson

Michaele Battles

Bill & Kathleen Bennett

Celeste L. Blase

The Estate of Margaret Hennessey Broffman

Rosemary Brown

Chuck & Beth Bullamore

Debra Colmers

Carole Conors

Cheryl & Jim Councill

Ronald E. Dencker

Nancy Denebeim

Ruth Drucker

Mary Anne Durham

Michaeline Fedder

Neal Flieger & Jennifer Marshall

Marjorie Forster

Dr. Carol W. Garvey

Patty Gilison

Dale E. Gorsuch

Eleanor B. Gorsuch

Michael & Susan Guarnieri

Lucy Hagopian

Janet S. Hankin

Ilene Harris, in honor of Judy Waranch

Floyd Herman

Myra Hettleman

Felice Homann

Conchita Hong Furlong

Lelia Hopkins

Katelyn Jackman

Judith A. James

Virginia Kauffman

Timothy Kjer

Mary Ann Knab

Andrew Kochis

Bernard E. Koehr

John Eaton Kyle

Patricia M. Latteri

Rita A. Lehr

Clifford & Marion Leitao

Diane Lichtenberger

Sandy & Rick Losemann

Henry Lowe

Bill & Pat Murphy

Valerie Olson

James Padgett

Patricia Paquin

Martin, Perschler

Mary Powell Johnson

Anna F. Reed

Carol Rubinstein, in honor of Judith Waranch

Janet Ruckle

Brad Schlegel, in honor of Brendan Cooke

Dr. Bill Shelton

Dottie Schmidt

Eleanor Schwark

Juliet Schwartzman

Alex & Patricia Short

Julian Simmons

Georgia Simpson

Adri Stauffer Belkot

Elva E. Tillman, Esq.

Tina Trapane

H. Mebane Turner

Henry C. Ver Valen

David K. Voight

Mary Jo Wagandt

Dr. Paul K. Walker

Barbara & Sandy Weeks

Barbara C. White

Beverly Winter

Miryam Yardumian,

           in honor of Lois Schenck's 80th birthday

Graham G. Yearley