Friends of Education

A classroom’s excitement as they debut their own opera. The laughter of adults trying out stage combat techniques. The smiles from ear to ear as students leave the War Memorial Opera House after seeing their first performance.

Support Friends of Education and you can give these and other arts education experiences to people of all ages.

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School Programs

We proudly serve over 20,000 San Francisco Bay Area students.

Adult Programs

Over 43,000 adults participate in our educational programs each year.

Family Programs

More than 3,500 family members attend our family programs annually.

Enrich Lives

We deliver outstanding, enriching learning opportunities in the arts to Bay Area educational institutions and the broader community. As a Friend of Education, you’ll help bring the magic of opera to educators, community members and people of all ages.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

Union Bank®

Robert and Laura Cory

Kristina Flanagan

Gap Inc.

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Mitzi Johnson

Kimball Foundation

Pamela & Richard Rigg

Zellerbach Family Foundation

Bank of America

Denise Cutler

Elizabeth Pang Fullerton Foundation

Anita Gillespie

Margaret Ho

Candace Zander Kahn

Sylvia Lindsey

Stuart & Daphne Wells

anonymous donor

David Bertoni

Elizabeth M. Dirsa

Richard B. Fullerton Foundation

Jane and David Hartley

Kimberly M. Hughes

Kaiser Permanente

Randall E. Reynoso & Martin Camsey

Wells Fargo

Questions? Please contact Joo Eun Lee at (415) 551-6244 or