Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to Lyric Opera of Chicago today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Lyric. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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An Example of How It Works

Civic Opera House Longtime Lyric Opera of Chicago supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure Lyric continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to Lyric, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Mike Biver, J.D. at 312.827.5655 or mbiver@lyricopera.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Lyric in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Lyric Opera of Chicago
Address: 20 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Federal tax ID number: 36-6008929

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