Endowment Giving

Keep the Future of Opera Alive

Merola is beyond thankful for the amazing generosity of our donors. In addition to receiving vital support from members each year, we are fortunate to have a strong endowment that funds approximately 50% of Merola's annual budget, providing a stability that is particularly valuable in challenging times. Many gifts to the endowment come through bequests, but a number of donors also make gifts during their lifetime.

Merola Opera Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 94-6084831


How your giving can make an impact for generations to come:

Merola Scholarship Fund levels: From $100,000 (partial scholarship) to $500,000 (full scholarship)

Master Teacher, Director, and Conductor Endowment levels: From $250,000 to $500,000 (variable by role and production)

Career Grant Endowment levels: Starting at $50,000

More named endowment opportunities are available. For further information about endowment gifts, contact Director of Advancement Nancy Petrisko at npetrisko@merola.org.

Endowment Giving Donors

Barbara Bruser and Richard Clark
Annette Campbell-White, in honor of Zheng Cao
Peggy and Reid Dennis
John L. Garfinkle
David S. Hugle and Haggai Niv
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Milton Mosk and Thomas Foutch
The Bernard Osher Foundation, in honor of Mary A. Powell
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Bruce Walker and the Chisholm Foundation, in honor of Leontyne Price

For more information about Endowment Giving, contact:

Nancy Petrisko

Director of Advancement

(415) 936-2312