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Photo by Cory Weaver, Rigoletto, 2018

Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City can meet your life goals and financial needs, plus provide you or your estate with significant tax benefits – all while granting the Lyric Opera of Kansas City a generous ultimate gift. Any planned gift to the Opera entitles you to join The Encore Society, a special group of friends who have included the Lyric Opera of Kansas City in their estate plans.

Some popular planned gift options

  • Beneficiary Designations – Naming the Opera as beneficiary of your IRA, Savings Account, Life Insurance Policy or Donor-Advised Fund
  • Bequests by Will – For general support, or a favorite aspect of the Opera’s mission
  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Remainder Trusts – Gifts from which you (or a designee) can receive lifetime income

The Encore Society

The Encore Society salutes the foresight and generosity of those who have included the Lyric Opera in their wills or estate plans. Members are invited to special events and enjoy other recognition. If you’ve already included the Lyric Opera in your plans, we’d love to hear from you so we may thank you through The Encore Society.

To learn more about planning your gift to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City or for more information on The Encore Society, contact Jonathan Thomas, Senior Manager of Individual Giving, at (816) 802-6061 or by email at jthomas@kcopera.org.

Be a Part of Lyric

We are grateful for the passion and dedication that our patrons show through participation in groups supporting the Company.  Learn More