Legacy Gifts

Make a difference that lasts forever!

The Ernie and Alisa Kretzmer Legacy Society members are opera 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 generous individuals for their philanthropy and love of Sarasota Opera.

All types of planned gifts are encouraged, including wills, life insurance or retirement fund beneficiary designations, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts. Legacy commitments may be combined with a smaller cash donation to name a seat in the Opera House. 

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].


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.

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to ensure a legacy of great opera for future generations. We hope you will consider joining in support for the future vision of the Sarasota Opera.

Click here to learn more.

Helpful information that may be required when updating your estate planning documents:

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