Ways To Give

Every opera is unique & so are the ways you can support us!

Listed here are many ways to support Opera San José and keep opera alive and thriving in Silicon Valley. Your engagement and support are deeply appreciated.  No matter how you support us, you directly impact our ability to make art. By looking at more ways to give, you will find the best way to offer your support to our opera company.


When you donate stock, you can maximize your philanthropic impact. Stock donations are also tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donating stock maximizes your gift — and your impact.

  • When you donate stock, your dollar goes further than if you were to sell the stock and donate cash. This is because the money you would have paid in capital gains taxes can instead go fully to OSJ, maximizing your philanthropic impact. Stock donations are also tax-deductible.

It’s an easy way to give.

  • Provide your broker with Opera San Jose’s account information and request a transfer of stocks, and notify our development department of the incoming transfer.


Anyone age 70½ or older can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) of up to $100,000 from their IRA to support Opera San José. This form of donation supports our mission while also helping achieve your personal financial goals.

Unlike regular withdrawals from your IRA, the amount of the QCD is excluded from your taxable income.

It can satisfy all or part of a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

QCDs do not require you to itemize, which due to the recent tax law changes, means you may decide to take advantage of the higher standard deduction, but still use a QCD for charitable giving.

Contact your IRA administrator to initiate a direct transfer to Opera San José. For your convenience, download a sample letter for your IRA provider. For any questions, please contact development@operasj.org.

Legacy Support

Members of the Irene Dalis Legacy Society help ensure the future of Opera San José and a culturally vibrant Bay Area community by remembering the company in their wills, retirement plans, trusts, or other estate plans.

You can learn how these different vehicles of giving can benefit you, your loved ones, and the opera by contacting development@operasj.org for more information regarding charitable estate gifts.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an impactful philanthropic impact tool. If you have a DAF, you can unlock the power of your dollars so they can help Opera San Jose produce the important art we all love and share! Simply request a gift for OSJ through your DAF administrator at any time.  You can use our tax EIN number 77-0009773 to help find OSJ on your DAF administrator’s website.

Questions about DAF giving?  Please reach out to our development team at  development@operasj.org

Opera San Jose is a 501c3 and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information or to speak to our development department, please reach out to:
development@operasj.org or call (408) 437-4450
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