Established in 2005 as a separate corporation from Opera Carolina, the Opera Carolina Endowment is governed and managed by an independent five-member Board of Directors. The sole and expressed purpose of the corporation is to support the ongoing educational and cultural activities of Opera Carolina.
Throughout the history of western civilization, the arts have flourished thanks to the patronage of individuals who have shared their passion for the arts with others. The great works of Mozart, Verdi and Wagner were created with the support of the European nobility. In America, it falls to citizens to ensure that the arts will flourish from generation to generation.
Whether your company chooses to sponsor a mainstage production, an outreach performance or production, or one of our award-winning educational programs, Opera Carolina offers effective ways to build your profile in the Carolinas.
- Provide a secure foundation for growth and stability;
- Ensure future generations can experience the beauty of live opera;
- Fund excellence on the main stage and in our schools;
- Bring distinction to Opera Carolina and the region.
Opera Carolina is recognized for its prudent management of our financial resources; for our commitment to excellence on the main stage, in our schools and throughout the community; and for our devoted and loyal patrons. A growing Opera Carolina Endowment will build on our past success, and ensure a secure and exciting future.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Challenge Grant
In April 2008, the Hearst Foundation approved a $500,000 challenge grant to Opera Carolina to support the Endowment. This challenge requires the Opera to raise $1million in matching funds by April 2011.
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