Youth Opera & Education Fund

Starting at $50

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Contributors to the Youth Opera & Education Fund support the most comprehensive youth opera program in the country, providing a unique music education experience to youth aged 8 to 18, from the greater Sarasota area and beyond. They also support our education programming that brings public, private, and home-schooled students to the Opera House and takes the opera to them through in-school performances.

Youth Opera & Education Fund contributors also make it possible to bring educators to the Opera House to learn more about how they can integrate opera into their curriculum and deepen their understanding of the artform. Supporters receive special access to see these programs in action and the impact their philanthropy has on the youth who benefit.

Leadership support of our Youth Opera & Education programming (annual gift of $6,000+) helps to create a life-long love of opera in the youth of our community. Support at this level also underwrites the cost of producing a fully-staged opera written specifically for young voices to perform, an effort unique to Sarasota Opera. In addition, this level of investment makes it possible to expand our reach into the community to raise awareness about the excellent work we do.

In addition to Patron Giving benefits, Youth Opera & Education donors also receive:

Youth Opera & Education Fund Sustainer ($250+)
VIP seating at the Youth Opera Spring Chorus Concert

Youth Opera & Education Fund Associate ($600+)
Above, plus...
Invitation to a reception with the Youth Opera & Education staff

Youth Opera & Education Regent ($1,250+)
Above, plus...
Invitation to an education activity, such as a student matinee or in-school performance (venue permitting)

Youth Opera & Education Leader ($6,000+)
Above, plus...
Leadership Giving benefits

Youth Opera & Education Champion ($12,000+)
Above, plus...
Invitation to a second education activity
Invitation to the Final Dress Rehearsal of the Youth Opera production
Opportunity for two premium tickets to a performance of the Youth Opera production to share with your friends