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Corporate Support & In-Kind Donors

Corporate Support

2016-2017 Season Corporate Support Listing

2015-2016 In-Kind Donors Listing

Corporate Support

Reaching millions of people annually through live performances, radio broadcasts, television programs and the largest Education & Outreach Program in the country, Virginia Opera is dedicated to serving the interests of an ever-broadening audience of opera enthusiasts. The Opera has continuously provided the entire Commonwealth with a rich artistic treasure that includes main stage productions of the highest quality, entertaining and informative Education & Outreach Programs, and a long-standing tradition of identifying and presenting the finest artists. The generosity of our corporate community has been essential to our continued success, and has provided the financial support to make Virginia Opera one of the largest performing arts organizations in the state.

Sponsorship of Virginia Opera is an ideal way for area businesses to entertain clients, employees and friends. Furthermore, through tailored recognition benefits, your company will receive acknowledgement for your sponsorship in printed publications, media advertisements, special invitations and promotional materials. All sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent the law provides. All packages may be customized to best fit your entertainment and recognition needs. Virginia Opera's unique status as the "Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia" provides a multitude of available sponsorship at the statewide, as well as regional, levels.

Sponsorship of Virginia Opera is an ideal way for businesses to entertain clients, employees, and friends while fueling the local economy and keeping the arts alive in schools and on stages throughout the state of Virginia. Through a benefits package customized specifically for your needs, your company will receive recognition for your sponsorship in printed publications, media advertisements, special invitations and promotional materials. Virginia Opera's status as the Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia provides plenty of unique sponsorship opportunities at both statewide and regional levels.

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Hampton Roads & Northern Virginia Lisa Domingo Sands 757.627.9545 ext. 3319 lisa.sands@vaopera.org

Central Virginia Howard Bender 804.644.8168, ext. 3398 howard.bender@vaopera.org

2016-2017 Season Corporate Support

Director Circle
Underwriter Circle
Artist Patron Society
Bravo Society
Benefactor Society
Opera Partner
Opera Sustainer
Opera Family

Director Circle

Business Consortioum for Arts Support


Producer's Circle

M & T Bank


Artist Patron Society



Bravo Society

Alpha Omega Investment Advisors
Birdsong Corporation 


Benefactor Society

Virginia Opera Guild


Opera Partner



Opera Sustainer

 Omni Medical Group, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Eyecare/Optical:Drs. Gross, Snyder, Falsetta and Carlson  



Opera Family

Scherzo Music Club


In-Kind Donors

Ms. Elizabeth Britt-Kelly
Custom Printing
The Dancing Tomato
Lynn Peyer
Massimo Zanetti
Mrs. William T. Reed III
Richmond Times Dispatch
Shirley's Catering
Virginia Living
WHRO Public Media


Corporations Making Contributions Through Matching Gift Programs:

Bank of America
The Boeing Company
Brink’s Foundation
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
CIGNA Foundation
Dominion Resources
Dominion Virginia Power/N.C. Power
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Freddie Mac Foundation
IBM Matching Grants Program
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Mass Mutual Financial Group
Merrill Lynch
Norfolk Southern Foundation
SunTrust Bank
Teagle Foundation
Thomson Tax & Accounting
Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
UBS Foundation