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Gift of Cash

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support the Metropolitan Opera is with a gift of cash. Cash can be given to us in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card, or money order today, you enable the Met to meet our most urgent needs and support our programs and productions on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary, or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, explore the links below.

Ways to Use Cash

Next Steps

  1. Contact Pamela Bennett at 212-870-7388 or encoresociety@metopera.org for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Met in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
Address: 30 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023
Federal tax ID number: 13-1624087

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