The Overture Society - Gift Planning

The Overture Society Planned Giving at Lyric Opera

About the Overture Society

As a patron of Lyric Opera of Chicago, you are already passionate about opera in general and about Lyric in particular. Eagerly anticipating each season, you treasure your time in the Ardis Krainik Theatre, fully immersed in spectacle and lost in song and story. 

All of Lyric's elements — our artists, chorus, orchestra, technicians, and administrators — are interdependent, contributing to Lyric’s worldwide reputation of excellence. The most crucial part of Lyric, however, is you!  A vital component of Lyric's future is its group of donors who have included Lyric in their estate plans, known as the Overture Society. 

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

See below for more information on the Overture Society and all of the wonderful benefits you will receive for your generosity! Leaving a gift to Lyric is truly leaving a beautiful legacy that will be enjoyed by thousands for years to come.

Upcoming Events

Verdi's Il trovatore - Overture Society Luncheon
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Richard Strauss' Elektra - Overture Society Luncheon
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bernstein & Sondheim's West Side Story - Overture Society Luncheon
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ways to Give

Ways to Give
There are many ways to leave a planned gift to Lyric, free of any estate tax. Planned gifts can be made through bequests in your will or trust, naming Lyric as a beneficiary of your life insurance, IRA, or retirement plans, purchasing a charitable gift annuity, and many other gift planning vehicles. Learn about the many kinds of planned gifts here.

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Overture Society / Benefits

Overture Society / Benefits
All planned givers become members of Lyric’s Overture Society, with many exciting benefits. Appreciation luncheons, dress rehearsals, and VIP ticket service are just a few. Learn about the benefits of giving here.
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Calculate Your Planned Gift

Calculate Your Planned Gift
Click the button below to calculate your own personalized planned gift and the tax savings. Insert your specific information to determine the tax and other savings and to determine the desired planned gift for your individualized situation.
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Advisory Council

Advisory Council
Our Planned Giving Advisory Council is comprised of estate planning professionals in and around Chicago who give the gift planning program an added resource in its work to acquire new and higher level gift planning commitments for Lyric. The Advisory Council also advises the gift planning officers within Lyric’s Development Department of legal issues surrounding gift planning vehicles, and how to best communicate this information to Lyric patrons. Click the button below to meet the Council.
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Lyric’s gift planning office is available to meet personally with you or your financial advisor, or by phone or email, to help you select the planned gift which is right for your financial situation and goals.

Coming soon: Overture Society Newsletter

Contact us

Gift Planning Office

Jonathan Siner
Senior Director of Planned Giving

Mike Biver
Director of Planned Giving