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, but there are many ways to support the Opera while maximizing your tax benefits or lifetime income. Contact the Development Office at (504) 529-2278, ext. 232 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 pledge form!



The federal IRA Charitable Rollover Law will expire on December 31, 2013. Individuals ages 70½ or older have until then to make gifts directly from their IRAs to New Orleans Opera Association without paying income taxes on the distribution.

You may contribute funds this way if:

  • You are age 70½ or older at the time of the gift.
  • You make a gift of any amount up to $100,000 on or before Dec. 31, 2013.
  • You transfer funds directly from an IRA.
  • You transfer the gifts outright to one or more qualified charities, but not to supporting organizations, or for gift annuities, charitable trusts, donor advised funds or any gift from which you receive a personal benefit.

If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution, your charitable IRA rollover gift to New Orleans Opera Association can satisfy all or part of that requirement – but this opportunity is set to expire on December 31, 2013. Contact your IRA custodian for more information or to complete the gift today!


Don’t forget! New Orleans Opera Association welcomes your gift of publicly-traded stocks or other securities. Ask your broker to contact the Development Office at (504) 267-9532 for transfer details.


New Orleans Opera Association
616 Girod St., Ste. 200
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tax ID: 72-0272897
501(c)(3) since 1952

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