Legacy Society & Planned Giving

Planned gifts greatly enhance the long-term stability of New Orleans Opera Association and help to ensure that opera will continue in New Orleans for years to come. We can assist you in finding the appropriate way to include the Opera in your estate plans, and we can recognize you for commitment to the Opera’s future success and growth.


Your planned gift can be as simple as a bequest in your will, or a designation of New Orleans Opera as the beneficiary of an insurance policy or annuity, but there are many ways to support the New Orleans Opera while maximizing your tax benefits or lifetime income. Contact Bart Folse, Director of Development, at (504) 267-9532, to request more information about planned giving options or to let us know that you have included New Orleans Opera Association in your estate plans so we may recognize you as a member of the Legacy Society.


Download a planned giving brochure or a Legacy Society Pledge form 2016!


If you have reached the age of 701/2, read about Saving tax by donating from your IRA directly to the Opera

New Orleans Opera Association welcomes your gift of publicly-traded stocks or other securities. Read about Saving Tax by Donating Stock to the Opera

 Other gift ideas to come!

New Orleans Opera Association


935 Gravier St, Suite 1940
New Orleans, LA 70112


Tax ID: 72-0272897
501(c)(3) since 1952


New Orleans Opera Association does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your own advisor about the tax implications of your charitable gifts.

Legacy Society Members

Anonymous (2)


Drs. Stephen J. & Miriam R. Bensman


Dr. Patricia Cook


Dr. Maria J. Falco


Mr. Emmet Geary Jr.


Ms. Jacqueline Mae Goldberg
Mr. Dwayne O. Littauer


Robert & Lauren Lyall


Louise & Ted Martin


Drs. Emel & Ranney Mize


Dr. Andrew Orestano


Mrs. Meredith Hathorn Penick
Mrs. Xenia Krinitzky Roff


Mrs. Alma A. Slatten


Philip & Eleanor Straub


Mrs. Norton L. Wisdom (Susan)


Mrs. Debra Hirsch Wood