Give to Glimmerglass

Benefits of Giving


Leadership Circle ($200,000 and above)
• Opportunity to sponsor a production
• Season sponsorship opportunities
• Plus all benefits listed below

Chair’s Circle ($100,000-$199,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor the orchestra
• Opportunity to sponsor the annual youth opera
• Enhanced customized benefits; plus…

President’s Circle ($50,000–$99,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor an Artist-in-Residence
• Opportunity to sponsor a performance
• Personally customized benefits; plus…

Trustees’ Circle ($25,000–$49,999)
• Special Guest Artist sponsorship opportunities
• Assistance obtaining tickets to performances at other opera companies; plus…

Artists’ Circle ($15,000–$24,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor a Young Artist; plus…

Apprentices’ Circle ($10,000–$14,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor an Apprentice
• Access to behind-the-scenes tours; plus…


Platinum ($7,500–$9,999)
• Reserved parking next to the opera house
• Expanded sponsorship opportunities; plus…

Gold ($5,000–$7,499)
• Invitation to Opening Weekend Cast Party; plus…

Silver ($2,500 – $4,999)
• Customized sponsorship choices associated with this level; plus…

Bronze ($1,000–$2,499)
• Priority parking in the front of the west lot
• Invitations to designated mainstage dress rehearsals
• Glimmerglass Intermission Club privileges
• Invitations to National Council gatherings off-season
• Fanfare, our patron newsletter
• Personal assistance with ticketing and lodging; plus…


Guarantor ($500–$999)
• Admission for two to one designated dress rehearsal; plus…

Contributor ($100–$499)
• 10% discount at the Glimmerglass Festival Shop
• Listing in the Annual Report and performance programs; plus…

Friend (up to $99)
• Advance notice of Glimmerglass Festival events
• Our gratitude

Please call for more details.

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Glimmerglass Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

A rewarding way to support The Glimmerglass Festival is through an Annual Fund sponsorship, which can help underwrite an aspect of our work that personally interests you. Young Artist and Summer Apprentice sponsors have the opportunity to meet and get to know their apprentice; in other cases, the development staff create individualized experiences that connect sponsors with their gifted designation.

• $1,000 Orchestral score, standard repertoire
• $2,000 Annual replenishment of campus picnic tables
• $2,000 Diction coach
• $2,500 Iconic prop (opportunity available for select productions)
• $2,500 A musical revue (single second stage concert)
• $3,500 A celebrity ShowTalk
• $4,500 Special edition orchestral score, rare opera
• $5,000 A second stage one-act Pavilion opera (example: Bernstein’s Trouble  in Tahiti in 2018)
• $7,500 Annual Costume Department sponsor: preservation, maintenance, storage
• $7,500 Piano tuning and moving
• $10,000 A summer Apprentice
• $10,000 Annual campus beautification (flowers, landscaping)
• $10,000 A costume, set or lighting designer
• $10,000 Intermission Club
• $10,000 “Experience Glimmerglass” project for low-income youth
• $10,000 A mainstage concert by a principal guest artist (on appropriate years)
• $12,500 The season’s parking attendants (jobs for local youth from the immediate rural area)
• $12,500 Young Glimmerglass sponsor (offsets costs and provides subsidized tickets for YG, the Festival’s young patrons’ group)
• $15,000 A Young Artist
• $15,000 A stage director
• $25,000 A principal starring guest artist
• $50,000 A performance of a production
• $75,000 The Festival Orchestra
• $75,000 Annual Youth Opera production
• $150,000 and above, Mainstage production
• $500,000 Season sponsor

New Work: Sponsorships are also periodically available for the sponsorship of mainstage and second stage commissioned operas.

For specific information and benefits associated with each sponsorship opportunity, please contact the Development Office at (607) 547-0700 ext. 238, 212 or 207.

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Gifts for the future of Glimmerglass

There are many ways you can help Glimmerglass, now and into the future. In addition to providing invaluable support for productions, special programs and artists through our annual fund, you can help continue our work and maintain and improve the beautiful Glimmerglass theater and facilities through a designated capital contribution, donation to our endowment or legacy gift.

Capital and planned gifts can be established in ways that benefit Glimmerglass as well as you, your family or another charity. Bequests of cash or securities, gifts of real estate, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and making Glimmerglass a beneficiary of your IRA in your will are among the most popular ways to create a legacy at Glimmerglass.

The Goodyear Society

The Goodyear Society honors individuals and families who have made a gift to Glimmerglass through their will or estate to perpetuate the Festival and its programs. If you have already included Glimmerglass in your plans, please let us know so that we may thank you and invite you to become a member of this special group of supporters.

The Society is named after Tom Goodyear, one of our founders, and his mother, Jeannette Bissell Goodyear, both passionate opera fans whose gift of farmland was transformed into the Festival theater and campus we enjoy today.

For more information on making a capital or planned gift, please contact the Glimmerglass Festival Development Office at (607) 547-0700 ext. 238, or email Caryn Reeves, Director of Development at

Please consult with a financial, tax or legal advisor about the method of contributing that is best for you.