Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Honorary Gifts

Are you puzzled about what to give friends or family members who “have everything?” Do they love opera and the Met? Then consider making donations to the Metropolitan Opera in their honor to acknowledge their special days: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, whatever they are celebrating.

You will receive a receipt for your donation and your friends will receive personal letters from the Met telling them that you have made these thoughtful gifts in their names. (The amounts of your contributions will be kept confidential.)

Make an Honorary Gift 

Memorial Gifts

If you would like to remember someone who loved opera and the Met during his or her lifetime, you can make a gift in that person’s memory. What a loving tribute it is!

You will receive a receipt for your donation. We will also write to family members or friends, as you request, telling them that you have made a thoughtful gift to the Met in memory of their loved one. (The amount of your contribution will be kept confidential.)

Make a Memorial Gift 

How to Make a Gift

  • Online Click on the secure link to Make an Honorary Gift Now or Make a Memorial Gift Now
  • Telephone Please call 212-870-7388 and have your credit card handy.
  • Fax Please complete the appropriate form at either Make an Honorary Gift Now or Make a Memorial Gift Now. Print it out (do not submit it on the website!) and fax it, along with your credit card information to 212-870-4508.
  • Mail Please complete the appropriate form at either Make an Honorary Gift Now or Make a Memorial Gift Now. Print it out (do not submit it on the website!) and send it, along with your credit card information or your check or money order made payable to “The Metropolitan Opera” (or, if appropriate, “Support the Met Broadcasts”), to:

    Office of Planned Giving
    The Metropolitan Opera
    30 Lincoln Center
    New York, New York  10023
    Attention: Honorary Gifts and Memorial Gifts

You can make your gift go further if your company participates in a matching gift program. If so, please complete your company’s matching gift application and send to the Metropolitan Opera.

For further assistance, please contact us directly:

Office of Planned Giving
The Metropolitan Opera
30 Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023
212-870-7388
E-mail: EncoreSociety@metopera.org