Individual and Planned Giving

Help the Guild keep arts in education. Support our community’s future creative thinkers, innovators and stewards.

The Guild succeeds on gifts of all levels:

   • The gift of your time
   • Planned giving that costs you nothing now
   • Underwriting of education programs
   • Education Fund contributions
   • Event sponsorships

Today, music and art programs in schools are scarcer than ever. Yet musical arts — especially Opera — are powerful educational tools. Opera education broadens conceptualization skills, nurtures creative thinking and ignites innovation … and educates the whole child. See our programs in action.

Our community depends on the Guild’s award-winning opera arts in-school programs. And we depend on gifts from you. Together, we can inspire students to make positive choices and grow to be a conscientious, intelligent, sensitive and culturally aware adults.  Download our gift opportunities brochure and learn  how you can ignite a spark and make a difference.

Give to the Guild... and give voice to potential. Here’s how you can play a vital role:

The Guild’s Education Fund: A Gift for all Seasons

Established in 1995, this fund presents a great opportunity for individuals to support our comprehensive opera arts in-school and community education programs. Every cent of every dollar contributed to the Education Fund is placed in a professionally managed account. Interest and income generated provides ongoing financial support for our education and for generations to come. 

Thanks to our generous patrons, the education fund is valued at over $3 million and helps support our education programs in the wider Bay Area.  Support the Guild Education Fund today!

The Opera Guild Circle

Individual patrons have always given generously to support San Francisco Opera Guild’s music and outreach programs that serve the Bay Area community. They know how important the introduction of music can be into the lives of young children, older students and adults. Click here to give today.

Opera Ball Table Sponsorships

Opera Ball opens our season with glamour. Purchase a table and spend an unforgettable evening with 10 of your guests -- treasured friends or important business associates.


The San Francisco Opera Guild Legacy Society

Give a lasting gift that costs nothing today -- but will help generations of children in years to come. We regularly recognize Opera Guild Legacy Society members in opera programs and as part of our events. Your thoughtful Legacy gift can come in so many different forms of estate planning:
• A bequest in a will or trust
• A beneficiary designation from an retirement or life insurance account
• Gifts of stock or appreciated assets
• Real estate or personal property gifts

Many planned giving options help you give to the Guild without incurring capital gains taxes and can provide other tax benefits. Please remember the Guild in your planned giving and help ensure the ongoing vitality of the Guild’s education programs.


Give to the Guild

and Give Voice to Potential

Gift Opportunities Brochure (PDF)

Contact Susan Malott
at (415) 565-3291 or

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