Endowment - Lyric Opera of Chicago


The Endowment works toward securing the future of Lyric Opera of Chicago.
To endow a production or designate a planned gift to Lyric's Endowment, please call the Development Office at (312) 827-5677 or email planned_giving@lyricopera.org


The Women's Board General Director Endowed Chair in loving memory of Ardis Krainik

John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols Music Director Endowed Chair

Howard A. Stotler Chorus Master Endowed Chair

Chapters' Endowed Chair for Education in memory of Alfred Glasser

The Ryan Opera Center Board Opera Center Director Endowed Chair

Robert and Ellen Marks American Opera Endowed Chair

Baroque Opera Endowed Chair - A Gift from an Anonymous Donor

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Redfield Bel Canto Opera Endowed Chair

W. James and Maxine P. Farrell French Opera Endowed Chair

Irma Parker German Opera Endowed Chair

The NIB Foundation Italian Opera Endowed Chair

Regenstein Foundation Mozart Endowed Chair in honor of Ruth Regenstein

William E. and Mary Gannon Hay Puccini Endowed Chair

The Guild Board of Directors Verdi Endowed Chair

Wagner Endowed Chair - A Gift from an Anonymous Donor

Mrs. R. Robert Funderburg Concertmaster Endowed Chair

Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Costume Director Endowed Chair

Mary-Louise and James S. Aagaard Lighting Designer Endowed Chair in honor of Duane Schuler

Robert and Ellen Marks Ryan Opera Center Vocal Studies Program Endowed Chair in honor of Gianna Rolandi

Allan and Elaine Muchin Production and Technical Director Endowed Chair

Marlys Beider Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Endowed Chair in memory of Harold Beider

Gifts of $500,000 and above are gratefully acknowledged.

There are 3 ways to help Lyric endow its future:

Lyric's Endowment Fund uses the income from your gift to support productions and overall operations.

Lyric's Production Endowment Fund uses principal, as well as income, to support productions.

Endowed Chairs support the elements of opera productions and are tributes to artistic leadership, master composers of the art form, and the varying styles of opera which now thrive.

To make a gift to Lyric's Endowment, please email jsiner@lyricopera.org or call 312-827-5677.