Legacy Gifts

Make a difference that lasts forever!

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to ensure the future of Sarasota Opera for generations to come! 

Kretzmer Legacy Society members are patrons that have committed a future planned gift to the Sarasota Opera. The Opera is grateful to have the opportunity to recognize and thank these members for their philanthropy and love of Sarasota Opera.  We invite you to join!  

Click here to see our Kretzmer Legacy Society member list. The list is current as of December 31, 2021, and is updated each Fall.      

All types of planned gifts are encouraged, including wills, life insurance or retirement fund beneficiary designations, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts. Click here to download a Legacy Gift pledge form or contact Stacy Ridenour, Donor Relations Officer at (941) 366-8450 ext. 246 or [email protected] for more information. 

Here is some helpful information that may be required when updating your estate planning documents:

Sarasota Opera's official name: Sarasota Opera Association, Inc.
Tax ID: 23-7089047


2017 Kretzmer Legacy Society Logo

Ernie and Alisa Kretzmer had the wisdom and interest to ensure that the Sarasota Opera, an organization that played an important role in their own lives, is supported now and for future generations. They encourage all of our opera patrons to reflect on what the Sarasota Opera means to you and to the Sarasota community and to consider making a gift in your estate plans.