Donor Benefits


Chicago Opera Theater relies on and deeply appreciates its remarkable family of friends and supporters. We thank you for your support by offering the following benefits:

Opera Benefactor ($1,000 – $4,999)
• VIP Donor Room Season Pass
• Invitation to Final Dress Rehearsals
• Invitation to attend COT’s Holiday Soiree and Season Announcement events

Producer’s Circle ($5,000-$24,999)

• VIP Donor Room Season Pass
• Season Parking Pass
• Invitation to Final Dress Rehearsals
• Invitation to attend COT’s Holiday Soiree and Season Announcement events
• VIP Seating and Dinner at 18/19 Season Announcement event
• Custom Sponsorship Benefits starting at $10,000

Leadership Circle ($25,000 and above)
• VIP Donor Room Season Pass
• Season Parking Pass
• Invitation to Final Dress Rehearsals
• Invitation to attend COT’s Holiday Soiree and Season Announcement events
• VIP Seating and Dinner at 18/19 Season Announcement event
• Access to singer Meet and Greets
• Dinner with Music Director and General Director
• Custom Sponsorship Benefits

 

President’s Council


You can opt in to the COT President’s Council with a donation of at least $1,500!

All donor benefits are commensurate with individual level of giving, plus the following:

• Collectively sponsor one show each season (17/18 production is Elizabeth Cree)
• A President’s Council exclusive event (one dinner and one production event per season)
• Exclusive behind the scenes updates and artist access throughout the season for sponsored production
• Season Parking and VIP Donor Room Pass
• Opportunity to serve on COT Board Committees

 

How to Give


Production Sponsor

Receive exclusive invitations to performances and sneak peeks into the creative concepts of each season, while financing inspiring opera that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $10,000. We are happy to customize a benefits package to meet your philanthropic and marketing goals.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Please ask your Human Resource department for a matching gift form and send the completed form to COT.

Gifts of Securities

Making a gift of appreciated securities to COT lends vital support to the company. Please contact us for stock transfer instructions.

Honor/Tribute Gifts

Remember and celebrate a friend or loved one with a COT gift instead of a more traditional gift. Contact us for opportunities to honor your dear ones.

Planned Giving, The Encore Society

A legacy gift ensures that COT will offer to future generations more inspiring opera that will always keep audiences on the edge of their seat; will produce affordable opera as Chicago has never imagined; will create opportunities for young opera artists; and will educate children to become opera lovers. If you have arranged a planned gift for COT, kindly let us know as we would be pleased to recognize your generosity. Learn more.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind gifts can be valuable to COT. We are pleased to accept certain in-kind gifts, and will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation.

To make any type of gift, for more information, or if you have any questions, please contact General Manager of Strategy and Development, Ashley Magnus, at Ashley@cot.org.