Corporate Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities

 

On behalf of the Opera Grand Rapids’ Board of Trustees, staff, and our enthusiastic audiences, we want to thank you for considering one of our many Sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsorship Opportunities Overview

PRODUCTION SPONSORSHIPS

Provide support for the core of the Opera season by becoming a Production Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities include both Grand-opera productions and Opera Unlimited productions for the 2020-21 Season.


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Presenting Sponsor $25,000

Production Sponsor $15,000

Supporting Sponsor $2,500+

 


  • Recognition on all printed and online materials associated with the sponsored performances
  • Recognition in all 2019-20 Opera Grand Rapids Playbills under Sponsors and on the Program Page of the Performance Playbill
  • Recognition displayed visually & from stage prior to sponsored performances
  • Recognition on operagr.org with a link to your company website
  • Complimentary tickets for performances and/or the sponsored event
  • Playbill Advertisement Space: Ad size varies based on Sponsorship Level

SEASON SPONSORSHIPS

If you are searching for a commitment that will impact both Opera Grand Rapids and the community on a large scale or for a longer period of time, consider a Season Sponsorship.


Provide support for every production, program, and event in the 2019-20 Season. Your Season Sponsorship will be utilized for artist fees, administration fees, operation expenses, production costs, travel and lodging, costume and prop materials, marketing and printing, and all other expenses incurred by a professional opera company.

Provide support to hire Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra musicians for each of Opera Grand Rapids Grand-Opera performances at DeVos Performance Hall and many other minor productions and programs throughout the season. Your support as an Orchestra Sponsor counts DOUBLE in the community, supporting both Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Provide support for Community initiatives and events for the duration of the entire 2019-20 Season. Outreach experiences include Diversity programming opportunities, pop-up performances (such as Flash-Mobs), community celebrations/gatherings, minor concerts, complimentary ticket partnerships with local community involvement organizations, educational showcases, and other unique ways for families and individuals to experience opera here in West Michigan.

Provide support for Opera Grand Rapids general operations for the next three years. As the economy and arts scene changes, pledged on-going support is crucial to Opera Grand Rapids for planning and growth purposes. By pledging support for the next three years, your company can make a powerful impact on the Opera’s financial health and the future of the art form.

  • Recognition on all printed and online materials associated with the full season
  • Recognition in all 2019-20 Opera Grand Rapids Playbills
  • Recognition displayed visually & from stage prior to all performances
  • Recognition on operagr.org with a link to your company website
  • Complimentary tickets for performances and/or the sponsored event
  • Other benefits tailored to each program and your personal preferences
  • Playbill Advertisement Space: Ad size varies based on Sponsorship Level

COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Opera Grand Rapids provides a wide array of Community and Education programs to reach people of all ages to impact their lives through opera performance.


Provide support to cover the cost of discounted tickets for students of any age. Children and adults with a valid Student ID have the option to purchase tickets to any of our Season performances for the low cost of $5.00. This discount allows students the opportunity to purchase a ticket for a professional, live performance that may normally be priced outside their financial capacity and exposes them to an art that was unavailable to them previously. Learn more

The Community Tickets Program is an initiative in partnership with several local organizations to provide up to 900 FREE tickets to low-income and underserved community members who have never experienced an opera before. Learn more

ACT I is Opera Grand Rapids’ young professionals group that offers its members ticket discounts to Opera performances and unique ways to connect through culture, not work. Memberships can be sponsored. Contact Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze for more information. Learn more

Provide support for the only Vocal Competition offered in the state where collegiate level vocal students perform for the opportunity to receive professional feedback from a panel of college music professors and compete for cash prizes. Learn more

Provide support to give underserved students in the community the opportunity to physically participate in the art making process, a benefit not afforded them in regular school situations due to minimal accessibility. Each Season, Opera Grand Rapids works with the Grand Rapids Public Schools to determine a school in need of musical education support. Learn more

This program introduces “Tots” to the beautiful world of Opera. Opera Tots is a fun, family-oriented workshop where children and adults are introduced to opera through singing, dancing, and storytelling all set to
the music of the great Opera composers. Children will experience live music as they experiment with movement and the feelings expressed through the text and melody of some of the greatest Opera ballads of history.

  • Recognition on all materials associated with the sponsored program
  • Recognition in all 2019-20 Opera Grand Rapids Playbills under Sponsors
  • Recognition on operagr.org with a link to your company website
  • Complimentary tickets for performances and/or the sponsored event
  • Playbill Advertisement Space: Ad size varies based on Sponsorship Level

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors.


SEASON SPONSOR AND BETTY VAN ANDEL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation

SEASON SYMPHONY SPONSOR

Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

THIRD TIER SPONSORS

Irwin Seating Company

Meijer

Haworth

DTE Energy Foundation

SEASON SUPERTITLE SPONSOR

Friends of the Opera

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts

 

MOZART SOCIETY SPONSOR

Greenleaf Trust

PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Irwin Seating Company

Varnum Law

Warner Norcorss & Judd Attorneys at Law

Sweet Express

Prince Conference Center

 

NIGHT WITH THE OPERA SPONSORS

David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation

Irwin Seating Company

Steelcase

RDV Corporation

BDO

Lacks Enterprises

Custer

Priority HR

Bissell

Grand Valley State University

McGraw Construction Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Miller Johnson

Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

Schuler Books and Music

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Legacy Trust

Spectrum Health

Amway Grand Plaza

The Chop House

Six One Six

Slows Bar-B-Q

Kitchen 67

Love's Ice Cream

Nonna's - The Trattoria

Rowster Coffee

 

EDUCATION SPONSORS

Amway

Wege Foundation

The Brookby Foundation

 

COLLEGIATE VOCAL COMPETITION SPONSORS

Friends of the Opera

 

COLLEGIATE CONSORTIUM

Aquinas College

Calvin College

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Valley State University

Hope College

Western Michigan University

MEDIA SPONSORS

Blue Lake Public Radio

On The Town

Revue

MLive