You help bring it all to the stage

Donor Benefits

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Because your gift enriches the future of the opera, HGO seeks to enrich your experience with exclusive special events, behind-the-scenes access, recognition in the community, and so much more.


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When you donate to Houston Grand Opera, you are bringing world-class art to Houston today that defines the culture of our city tomorrow. Your support inspires community initiatives, changes lives through education, and raises the curtain on the Wortham stage every season.

Legacy giving



Retirement Assets
Life Insurance
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust


Corporate giving



Corporate Partnerships
Corporate Council


Qualified Charitable Distributions


If you are age 70 ½ or older and own a Roth or traditional IRA, the Charitable IRA “Rollover” or “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD) offers advantages for your charitable giving. Tax law allows you to use your required minimum distribution (or up to $100,000 per IRA owner) to support Houston Grand Opera while bypassing your gross income. Better than a charitable deduction!


— Addresses the “lost” charitable deduction of the new tax law without the need to itemize;

— May keep you in a lower tax bracket;

— More of your hard-earned savings will avoid taxes while supporting your love of opera.

Special Events

Opera goes beyond our mainstage productions through special events that breathe new life into the arts along with philanthropic initiatives.


Why wouldn’t I support HGO as best I can? Every bit helps bring world-class opera to the stage in Houston. Even more, I meet HGO Patrons and Trustees, many of whom are now dear friends.


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