Private Gifts

Private gifts are a vital part of the day-to-day operation of the company. These contributions are part of our annual operating budget, and we depend on these monetary gifts to keep the company operating. In no small way do these gifts play an important role in every aspect of the artistic values of each season: talented vocalists and instrumentalists, beautiful costumes, elegant stage scenery, up-to-date lighting, and original performance versions of operetta and lyric theater created exclusively for The Ohio Light Opera. Some of these expenses are “one-time” needs that concern maintenance or the refurbishing of old equipment. Many expenses are ongoing costs that continue to rise due to demand and availability.


Lord Chancellor – $10,000 and above
Mikado – $5,000 to $9,999
Sorcerer – $2,500 to $4,999
Pirate King – $1,250 to $2,499
Englishman – $600 to $1,249
Peer or Peri – $350 to $599
Yeoman – $250 to $349
Flower of Progress – $125 to $249

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Along with the automatic gift confirmation sent to your email you will receive a letter in the mail from the OLO office. Please contact us if you do not receive this gift confirmation in the mail within 10 business days.

Gifts can also be made via USPS to The Ohio Light Opera, The College of Wooster, Wooster OH 44691. If you would prefer, please contact us by phone. Gifts made before May 19 are guaranteed to be listed in the program. Please contact us at 330-263-2345.  Or Executive Director Laura Neill:  [email protected] 330.263.2090