How to Support BOF

Ticket sales cover less than a quarter of the actual costs of producing our fully-staged operas. Therefore, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to raise the curtain on our annual summer festival.  Your personal donation of any size will help us to keep this incredible art form alive for everyone in our Berkshire community and beyond.

 

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Berkshire Opera Festival. In recognition of your generosity, we have benefits available at every giving level. 

Don Pasquale (2019). Photo Credit: Ken Howard

Thank you for your support!

Ways to Give

DONATE ONLINE

The quickest and easiest way to support BOF! Make a one-time donation online today by clicking on the button below. Donate on behalf of yourself, or in honor of a loved one. 

DONATE BY MAIL 

Make a one-time donation by mailing a check made out to “Berkshire Opera Festival” and send to our offices: 

352 Main Street, Suite 211

Great Barrington, MA 01230

BECOME A SUSTAINING DONOR

As a sustaining donor,  you have the option to divide your gift into smaller installments to be charged to your credit card monthly or quarterly. By doing so, you’ll help BOF maintain a healthy cash flow year-round. To become a sustaining donor, click on the button below: 

EMPLOYER MATCH

Many employers offer matching gift programs in which the company will match charitable contributions made to non-profits by their employees. Some companies even offer to match gifts made by retirees. This is a simple way of doubling or even tripling your support of BOF! 

MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK OR SECURITIES

Transfer the stocks now and we will wait to liquidate unless the value of the stock is equal to, or higher than, its value on the day of your initial stock transfer. Contact Development and Company Manager Meghan Van Alstyne for details by email or at (413) 213-6574. 

MAKE A TAX-FREE GIFT FROM YOUR IRA 

If you are 72 years old or older, you can take advantage of this simple way to support BOF and receive tax benefits in return. You can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity - such as BOF - without having to pay income taxes on the money.

MAKE A PLEDGE 

Let us know what you are committed to donating to BOF before the end of our current fiscal year on September 30 so we can incorporate this valuable information into our financial projections. Making a pledge allows you to demonstrate your support of BOF now, but with the flexibility to pay later. Click on the button below to complete a pledge form: 

Shop and more...

When you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to BOF.  Simply bookmark the link at the left, then shop as usual. BOF benefits from every purchase!

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Just click the button and choose the percentage of your sale that you would like donated to Berkshire Opera Festival.  Then start selling on eBay and support BOF!