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Endowed Gifts

An endowment gift to the Metropolitan Opera today provides a brighter picture for the future of the opera. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at the Met. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support. Please note: the Met has a minimum of $100,000 on endowed gifts.

How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime Metropolitan Opera supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure the Met continues to receive support after they’re gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $100,000 donation to the Met, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support the opera in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Pamela Bennett at 212-870-7388 or encoresociety@metopera.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  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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