Leadership Circle

"Thank you for sharing my passion for Music and for generously supporting the arts organizations in our community. Because of your commitment, you are keeping Music and culture alive for our children, present and future, in a world which often forgets the importance of the arts in their lives."--Nicola Luisotti, Music Director

Leadership Circle members are dedicated and generous patrons to San Francisco Opera who believe that opera is a transformative art form. Donors at this level have a significant impact on the Company, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the opera world today and for many years to come.

By supporting San Francisco Opera at $25,000 or above, you will join a circle of visionary donors who provide the financial resources necessary to keep world-class opera alive in the Bay Area while enjoying exclusive access to programs, artists and leaders.

Leadership Circle members receive all Medallion Society benefits as well as customized opportunities tailored to your specific interests, including invitations to intimate gatherings with the General Director and principal artists and exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsals, tours and demonstrations.

Below are just a few of the unique ways for Leadership Circle members to become more involved at San Francisco Opera. For more information on these and other programs, please contact Andrew Morgan, Director of Leadership Gifts, at (415) 565-3266 or


$250,000 and above

$25,000 and above

Production Sponsors and Affiliate Sponsors support San Francisco Opera’s most crucial function: presenting productions of the highest artistic caliber before as wide an audience as possible. As a Production or Affiliate Sponsor, you will have exclusive opportunities to witness the process of bringing an opera to the War Memorial Opera House stage, including visits to the Costume Shop and other behind-the-scenes interactions led by key production staff.

$30,000 and above

Invest in the stars of tomorrow by sponsoring an Adler Fellow. As an Adler Sponsor, you will receive exclusive benefits and behind-the-scenes opportunities designed to bring you closer to the artistic development process. By sponsoring an Adler, you will experience the joy of witnessing the growth of an exciting young artist during the most formative part of their career and know that you played a major part in their success.


Naming Opportunities available beginning at $250,000

Cited by General Director David Gockley as “our generation’s most important legacy to the Company,” The Wilsey Center for Opera will unify the current isolated operations of San Francisco Opera on the renovated fourth floor of the Veteran's Building on the War Memorial campus. The Wilsey Center for Opera, with a planned opening in mid-2015, is estimated to save over $1 million in operating costs annually, allowing the Company to better focus its resources on artistic work onstage and in the community.

Contact Us

Leadership Circle
(415) 551-6393 

Medallion Society Concierge
(415) 565-6447
San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102