Patrons of Lyric

A welcoming community of passionate donors united through our shared love of opera

Your Patrons of Lyric investment will nourish our community and lead to a sustainable future for Lyric Opera. When you contribute $5,000 or more as a Patron of Lyric, you are joining a community of intelligent and caring individuals who share your passion for opera. Through your generosity, you will gain an enriched perspective into the majestic world of music and help Lyric broaden the scope of opera.

Invest in the artistic experience that will unite us all through opera.

Recognition levels for Patrons of Lyric

  • Patron - $5,000-9,999
  • Distinguished Patron - $10,000-14,999
  • Premier Patron - $15,000-24,999

Learn more about:

To learn more about becoming a Patron of Lyric please contact Meggie Keiser at 312.827.5690 or [email protected], or if you are ready to commit today, please donate below.

Make your gift today

We hope you'll enjoy your next Lyric performance even more knowing that your generosity makes it all possible. Thank you!



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Matching gift

Does your employer match your charitable contributions?

Planned gift

Lyric's Gift Planning Department is ready to help you leave a planned gift to Lyric, and to become a treasured member of the Ardis Krainik Society.

Thank you for your support!

Recurring monthly gifts

A smart way to ensure Lyric’s return to the stage is by making a recurring gift to provide Lyric with continuous, reliable support in scheduled monthly or quarterly installments that are comfortable and convenient for you. By distributing your generosity throughout the year, your sustaining gift will provide reliable funding toward Lyric’s recovery

Donate monthly

The Patrons of Lyric Committee

The Patrons of Lyric Committee is a small collective of donors just like you who are passionate about opera, philanthropy, and Lyric. As ambassadors for the donor community, our mission is to create a welcoming environment and help deepen relationships between our beloved institution and the people who support it - so every time you walk into the Opera House it feels like home and you are surrounded by friends, old and new.

We are honored and eager to help you engage even further with opera, Lyric, and your fellow aficionados. When you see us around the Opera House, be sure to say hello!

-The Patrons of Lyric Committee

Nancy S. Santi, Chair
Peggy Beata
Dr. John M. Clum
Erika Erich
Mary Houston
David Marshall
Bill Melamed
James Staples

Lyric's donor privacy and gift acceptance policy

We do not rent or exchange lists we maintain that may include your personal information. We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations. 


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