Supporters Like You

Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Lyric Opera of Chicago. Here are their stories.

George Paterson and Allen Frantzen

George Paterson & Allen Frantzen

"With 100 years of Lyric attendance between us, we have indelible memories of brilliant voices, moving dramas, and stagecraft of the highest order. Because it has so enriched our lives, the future of opera matters to us. That's why we've named Lyric in our wills."

William A. & Rhoda Ann Miller

"Experiencing great opera has been a rewarding part of our lives. We believe it's the duty of our generation to make opera available for future audiences, that's why we've included Lyric in our estate plans."

Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown

"Lyric has been a special part of my life for over fifty years. Not being a person of great means, I always gave modestly with my subscription renewal. I wanted to do more—that's why I decided to make a planned gift to Lyric."

Gerald & Linda Budzik

Gerald & Linda Budzik

"Opera is the most complete art form and has filled our lives with wonder for over 30 years. We want to ensure these masterpieces are available for future generations. That's why we are leaving a portion of our estate to Lyric."

Ron and Peggy Beata

Ron & Peggy Beata

Lyric performances are our nirvana. What emerges from the singing, orchestra, sets, lights, dancing, and acting is important to thrive and be shared. That’s why we are leaving a legacy gift to Lyric—so that future generations may experience the ecstasy of grand opera.