Support Through Donation

Opera Wilmington depends for its financial health and sustainability, in large part, on gifts from individuals and businesses. We receive some local grants as well.

Help keep the opera alive!

Why We Need Your Financial Support

Opera is a very expensive art form (think costumes, sets, singers, dancers and orchestra members, venue expenses, and other costs). Like most other companies, we earn only about one-third of our needed revenues from ticket sales.

You can be part of this terrific undertaking, bringing thrilling performances to hundreds and hundreds of people each year! Here are four primary ways of supporting us. If you have questions about donating, please email

Individual Gift

Make a one-time contribution by check or card, or become a sustaining friend of Opera Wilmington by authorizing a monthly amount paid directly from your bank account or credit card. DONATE NOW

Corporate Sponsorship

We offer several levels of support, each of which carries its own benefits and puts your business squarely in front of audiences with discretionary income. In return for your support, we’ll sing your praises! LEARN MORE

Estate Gift

Guarantee Opera Wilmington’s future with a gift from your estate! Consult your financial advisor or attorney to learn about options for such gifts.

In-Kind Gift

Do you own a small business, or are you a visual artist? Opera Wilmington welcomes the donation of items we can offer at our silent auctions or food we can serve at events. Contact us at

Opera Wilmington is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, so your gifts are tax deductible. If you take a Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) from your retirement account, you can reduce your taxable Income by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).