In honor of Opera Las Vegas’ landmark Twenty-fifth Anniversary Season, Sustaining Trustees Chris and Anita Murray have generously pledged a $25,000 matching donation, a dynamic springboard for the company to launch its “Twenty-five for Twenty-five” campaign.
They will match all donations received by 31 December 2023, up to $25,000. So, in order to sustain our company and to keep producing the top-quality performances and educational programming you love, we are reaching out to all our supportive friends, old and new, to help us double the Murray’s donation into a $50,000 gift.
It is no small feat that a non-profit arts organization notches up a quarter of a century of service, given that ticket sales only generate a modest portion of operating expenses. We must rely on additional funding from grants, corporate sponsors, and individual donors to make up the difference.
Therefore, OLV is urgently appealing to opera fans and lovers of the arts to help us build a solid foundation for creating “the next twenty-five” seasons of professional opera in Las Vegas.
General Manager Jim Sohre notes, “The company is very grateful that Chris and Anita have made another unprecedented donation to ensure that Opera Las Vegas endures well into its next quarter century.“
Funds donated help to bring educational programming like O is for Opera to area schools, perform free concerts and family-friendly fairy tale operas in diverse demographic venues, and of course, produce world-class productions of new and classic operas.
To join the cause and help secure a bright future for OLV, you can make your matching donation here today!
Supporters of Opera Las Vegas play the most important role of all! Ticket sales cover only 25% of the company’s annual operating expenses, making your tax-deductible donations vital in sustaining Nevada’s largest professional opera company!
Year after year, donors support OLV’s ability to provide accessible and meaningful opera programs to audiences of all ages throughout the community. By contributing with a monthly or annual gift, you’ll help support the quality and impact of our opera “informances” in the schools, libraries and community venues. You’ll also help support the company’s Young Artist Ensemble and quality Mainstage productions at the Judy Bayley Theatre and Second Stage performances at the Jazz Cabaret at the Smith Center – both central locations in the Las Vegas Valley. Give Opera Las Vegas a hand to help the music soar even higher!
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