Virginia Opera's planned giving program, The Encore Society, is designed for patrons who wish to include Virginia Opera in their estate plans – whether by will, trust, or life income arrangement. The Encore Society supports the Virginia Opera Foundation, creating permanent and lasting support that helps ensure the growth and vitality of Virginia Opera – the Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the state's greatest cultural assets. Please consider creating a legacy – your Encore – through a planned gift to the Virginia Opera Foundation. To discuss gift options, please contact Howard Bender (Central Virginia/Northern Virginia) at 804.644.8168, ext. 3398 or Lisa Sands (Hampton Roads) at 757.627.9545, ext. 3319.
Gifts of appreciated stock to Virginia Opera may create significant favorable tax benefits - please contact your tax advisor for more information, and call Howard Bender (Central Virginia/Northern Virginia) at 804.644.8168, ext. 3398 or Lisa Sands (Hampton Roads) at 757.627.9545, ext. 3319 for stock transfer details.