New Orleans Opera gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support.
These lists represents donations that were made from February 1, 2020.
To add your name to the roster of supporters, call Director of Development Joanna Sternberg at (504) 267-9526, visit neworleansopera.org, or send your check to the New Orleans Opera Association:
P.O. Box 52108; New Orleans, LA 70152; Attn: Development Office.
Many companies will match employee and retiree gifts – ask your employer for a matching form to submit with your check. Contributions to New Orleans Opera Association are tax deductible as allowable by law (Tax ID number 72-0272897).
We are grateful for each contribution and we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of these listings as of the posting deadline. To make a correction to your listing or if you believe you were omitted from the donor list, please call (504) 267-9526.
Help build the future of opera in New Orleans through your planned gift.
When you include the New Orleans Opera Association in your estate plans, you play a significant role in the continued success of top quality opera and opera education for generations to come. We are happy to assist you in identifying gift options that suit your financial and philanthropic goals – from a simple bequest in your will to a charitable trust or endowed fund.
Planned giving makes great art possible and helps sustain the activities of the Opera Association now and into the future. We thank the current Legacy Society members and invite you to join their ranks by notifying the Development Office that you have provided for the Opera Association in your estate plans. You can also request more information about the many kinds of gift options and underwriting opportunities you may choose to support.
Planned giving instruments can include:
Outright charitable gifts
Gifts of appreciated property
Charitable remainder trusts
Please consider joining the Legacy Society to help ensure the continued tradition of producing grand opera in America’s first city of opera.
Legacy Society Members as of January 2021
Drs. Stephen J. & Miriam R. Bensman
Mr. & Mrs. J. Scott Chotin Jr.
Dr. Patricia Cook
Dr. Maria J. Falco
Mr. Emmet Geary Jr.
Ms. Jacqueline Mae Goldberg
Mr. Dwayne O. Littauer
Robert and Lauren Lyall
Louise and Ted Martin
Drs. Emel Songu and Ranney Mize
Dr. Andrew Orestano
Meredith Hathorn Penick
Xenia Krinitzky Roff
Alma A. Slatten
Philip & Eleanor Straub
Mrs. Norton L. Wisdom (Susan)
Ms. Debby Hirsch Wood
MAJOR PLANNED GIFTS 2008-2021
Bequests & Endowed Funds
Garic K. Barranger
The Estate of Abby Ray Catledge, in memory of her father Bryne Lucas Ray
Rose Annette Chisesi
Norma Jean Gross
Lois and H. Lloyd Hawkins Jr.
Albert and Rea Hendler
The Estate of Guillermo Náñez-Falcón
Mary Nell Porter Nolan
The Theresa Bittenbring Marque & John Henry Marque Fund
William H. Sholes
Lynette Askin Stillwell
James G. Viavant
Jerry Walker Zachary
For more information, or to add your name to this list, contact Director of Development Joanna Sternberg at (504) 267-9526. All inquiries are confidential.
New Orleans Opera Association thanks our business, foundation and government partners for their recent support!
New Orleans Opera works with each business and community partner to create a sponsorship package that suits your company’s particular needs. Whether you seek opportunities to entertain your clients, corporate visibility at performances, marketing partnerships, or all of the above, New Orleans Opera can assist you. Your sponsorship supports the Opera while providing exclusive benefits and visibility for your company.
Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Foundation Louisiana Economic Development New Orleans Opera Endowment Fund
The Theresa Bittenbring Marque & John Henry Marque Fund Edward F. and Louise B. Martin Family Fund Erik F. Johnsen Family Foundation
Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Grand Opera Foundation Freeport McMoRan Foundation Arts Fund The Selley Foundation Fund
Bloomberg Philanthropies City of New Orleans/ACNO Entergy Charitable Foundation Greater New Orleans Foundation V. Price LeBlanc Jr. Fund Lexus of New Orleans Louisiana State Arts Council/Louisiana Division of the Arts McCall Fund Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation Wisdom-Benjamin Foundation
An Anonymous Foundation in support of Opera on Tap-New Orleans Ruth U. Fertel Foundation Peoples Health WWOZ
Community Works of Louisiana Goldring Family Foundation Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana
Landis Construction Co., LLC New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation Renaissance Publishing Sarracenia Foundation Van der Linden Family Foundation Woldenberg Foundation WWNO
We gratefully acknowledge matching and in-kind gifts from the following institutions:
Booth Bricker Fund
Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Foundation
Martin Wine Cellar MRDG Inc.* New Orleans Museum of Art* Shell Oil Company Foundation Solomon Group* Stephanie Varns, CPA The Reily Companies* Windsor Court Hotel*
We wish to thank the following individuals who have contributed to a special Four Operas Campaign organized by Mr. Edward F. Martin. It is because of his leadership and the contributions of these donors that we are able to present our 2020-21 season.