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!


  1. If you have reached the age of 701/2, read more about Gift Planning Idea #1: Saving tax by donating from your IRA directly to the Opera
  2. New Orleans Opera Association welcomes your gift of publicly-traded stocks or other securities. Read more at: Gift-Planning Idea #2: 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

Funding to support the Legacy Society generously provided by

The Hansen Technical Assistance Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation