Donate today and share your voice.

Since 1978, Pittsburgh Festival Opera has enthralled audiences in the greater Pittsburgh region.
Your tax-deductible contribution allows us to stage opera of the highest quality, to provide education and outreach programs to the community at large, and provide Pittsburgh with a summer festival of breathtaking live performances.
Your gift goes directly toward the artistic and education programs that make the Pittsburgh Festival Opera one of the premiere musical experiences in Western Pennsylvania.

Ways to Give

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Your one-time gift will support the wide range of activities conducted by Pittsburgh Festival Opera, including education programs, production support, and community outreach efforts.

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A recurring monthly gift to Pittsburgh Festival Opera is a convenient and affordable way to express your passion for innovative opera. By making a regular monthly gift, you play a vital role in helping us to bring the highest quality opera to the stage and engaging opera-based education initiatives to the classrooms. The amount may be adjusted at any time. Your first payment will be processed at checkout.

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Make your check payable to Pittsburgh Festival Opera and mail to:
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
ATTN: Mark Burnett
159 Perry Highway – Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15229

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Gifts of stock can be arranged to support Pittsburgh Festival Opera. Please contact Mark Burnett, Director of Development at or 412-726-8689.

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Consider including Pittsburgh Festival Opera in your estate planning. You should discuss planned giving options with your financial advisor or your estate attorney.

Sample language for your will: I give to Pittsburgh Festival Opera (Tax ID #25-1342994), a nonprofit organization currently located at 159 Perry Highway – Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15229, the sum of $_____ (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose.”

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make a gift to Pittsburgh Festival Opera through your IRA and take advantage of the tax benefits. You can give up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to a qualified charity like Pittsburgh Festival Opera without having to pay taxes on the money.

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If your company is authorized to do business in Pennsylvania and pays any of the following taxes, it is eligible to receive the tax credits:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage
  • Retaliatory Fees under Section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

How to Apply – Companies apply for the tax credits through the state’s online process.

Click here to apply:

Click here for additional information and guidelines:

Pittsburgh Festival Opera would like to thank our current donors.

Your generosity and support is appreciated!

For more information or to donate by phone, please contact Mark Burnett, Director of Development at 412-726-8689 or