Ardis Krainik Council

You are more than a donor—you are family!

Named in memory of Lyric’s beloved General Director, the Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric’s closest and most generous donors. Members participate in a broad range of customized giving options and engage directly with Lyric leadership.

In addition, they receive special recognition and have access to unique stewardship activities including membership in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room, VIP ticketing services, premium seating at Lyric functions, and the ability to attend exclusive, private, opera-related experiences.

Membership requires an annual minimum contribution of $25,000 or more. If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact 312.827.5679.

If you are considering using a donor-advised fund, IRA distribution, or private family foundation to make your gift to Lyric, please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

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Thank you for your joining the Ardis Krainik Council!

You are more than a donor—you are family!

Named in memory of Lyric’s beloved General Director, the Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric’s closest and most generous donors. Members participate in a broad range of customized giving options and engage directly with Lyric leadership.

In addition, they receive special recognition and have access to unique stewardship activities including membership in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room, VIP ticketing services, premium seating at Lyric functions, and the ability to attend exclusive, private, opera-related experiences.

Membership requires an annual minimum contribution of $25,000 or more. If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact 312.827.5679.

If you are considering using a donor-advised fund, IRA distribution, or private family foundation to make your gift to Lyric, please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

Membership Levels

Golden Grand Benefactor

$25,000-$34,999

Experience a custom designed stewardship program that will heighten your season including special performance-related activities, VIP ticketing services, premium seating at Lyric functions, and unique recognition opportunities. To learn more, email philanthropy@lyricopera.org or call 312.827.5679.

Titanium Grand Benefactor

$35,000-$49,999

Let the staff at Lyric create a special and unique stewardship program for you and your family that focuses on your passions. Take advantage of everything the performing arts has to offer including private backstage access upon request. Questions? Contact us at 312.827.5679 or philanthropy@lyricopera.org.

Platinum Grand Benefactor

$50,000-$74,999

Create memories that last a lifetime for your friends and family.  Work closely with Lyric staff to craft an unforgettable stewardship experience that offers an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse into the process of creating grand opera in Chicago. For more details, email philanthropy@lyricopera.org or call 312.827.5679.

Palladium Grand Benefactor

$75,000-$99,999

You’ll feel like a celebrity on all your opera related adventures when you use Lyric’s VIP concierge services to help you secure some of the best seats to the best performances in the best houses in the world. How do you sign up? Donate online, call 312.827.5679 or email philanthropy@lyricopera.org.

Aria Society

$100,000+

As one of Lyric’s most generous donors, you’ll be recognized prominently as a champion of the art form and have multiple opportunities throughout the year to engage directly with Lyric leadership and main stage artists. To learn more, email philanthropy@lyricopera.org or call 312.827.5679.