Planned Giving

Thank you for considering Opera Theater in your estate planning. With a planned gift to Opera Theater, you can realize your goal of providing a legacy to the audiences and artists of the Opera Theater community while also guaranteeing significant tax benefits to your estate. In addition, any planned gift entitles you to membership in our Mildred Miller Posvar Legacy circle, joining those who have made a similar commitment to ensuring Opera Theater continues to build on the ideals of its founder, Mildred Miller Posvar.

There are many different ways to give lasting support to Opera Theater including:

This is the simple and creative way to remember Opera Theater by designating it as a specific beneficiary.

Charitable Annuities and Trusts
These vehicles allow you or your beneficiary to receive a lifetime income in exchange for a gift (cash, securities, or real estate) to Opera Theater.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
     —William James

Charitable Lead Trust
A lead trust can be set up to provide defined income to Opera Theater during your lifetime with the balance passing to your beneficiaries.

Retirement Plans
Another simple method is to designate Opera Theater as a beneficiary or your IRA, Savings Account, Life Insurance Policy, or Donor-advised Fund.

When considering a planned gift, we recommend that you first consult with your financial adviser.* Our staff is ready to assist you with any information that will ensure your planned gift brings you, your family, and Opera Theater the legacy that only your generosity could provide. For help with any questions regarding Planned or Legacy Giving, please contact Scott Timm, General Manager, at 412-621-1499.


* Frequent changes in the tax codes may prompt individuals to review their charitable giving on a regular basis, and any information provided by Opera Theater is not intended as tax, legal, or financial advice. Any gift should be discussed in detail with you financial adviser.