Benefactors of Lyric

Your support makes the magic happen on our stage!

Our cherished family of Leadership Donors provides vital philanthropic support that helps elevate Lyric's productions and programming to the highest echelon of performing arts in America. 

Benefactors are offered all of the opportunities extended to Friends and Patrons of Lyric.

If you would prefer to donate by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

You can quickly and easily recommend a gift for Lyric from your donor-advised fund through DAF Direct

Are you making a gift of stock? Let us know. Are you considering donating an IRA distribution or from a private family foundation? Visit our Gift Planning page to learn more. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

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Your support makes the magic happen on our stage!

Our cherished family of Leadership Donors provides vital philanthropic support that helps elevate Lyric's productions and programming to the highest echelon of performing arts in America. 

Benefactors are offered all of the opportunities extended to Friends and Patrons of Lyric.

If you would prefer to donate by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

You can quickly and easily recommend a gift for Lyric from your donor-advised fund through DAF Direct

Are you making a gift of stock? Let us know. Are you considering donating an IRA distribution or from a private family foundation? Visit our Gift Planning page to learn more. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

Membership Levels

Artist Circle Benefactor

$25,000-$34,999

Your contribution as an Artistic Circle Benefactor helps provide emerging artists from around the world with comprehensive training and performance opportunities to prepare them for international success in opera.

Composer Circle Benefactor

$35,000-$49,999

Through programs funded by Composer Circle Benefactors, Lyric encourages students, educators, families, audiences, and Chicagoans from neighborhoods across the city to share their voices and embrace the power and relevance of opera as a catalyst for change and growth.

Maestro Circle Benefactor

$50,000-$74,999

Your commitment as a Maestro Circle Benefactor allows Lyric to engage both traditional and new audiences each season through a diverse offering of grand opera, chamber opera, recitals, and musical theater.

Virtuoso Circle Benefactor

$75,000-$99,999

Lyric is dedicated to casting the best possible performer in every role, and your support as a Virtuoso Circle Benefactor helps ensure that Lyric can bring the greatest artists from around the world to perform in Chicago.

Join the Aria Society

Be a leading contributor to Lyric.

The Aria Society is comprised of Lyric’s closest and most generous donors who give $100,000 or more each year. Members participate in a broad range of customized giving options and engage directly with Lyric leadership.