Consider Michigan Opera Theatre for Your Year-End Giving!


Thank you for joining Michigan Opera Theatre for our exciting 2016-2017 Opera and Dance Season! This year, we will celebrate the legacy of our extraordinary founder, Dr. David DiChiera. In his last year as Artistic Director, Dr. DiChiera has chosen a beautiful array of work, including Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night. To finish the season, we will also be treated to Dr. DiChiera’s very own masterwork, Cyrano. Also near and dear to Dr. DiChiera’s heart is the MOT Studio program, where five artists have moved from across the country for a season-long residency of performance and continued training to support the next generation of opera singers. You will see and hear our Studio Artists in each of the company’s main stage productions, as well as in the lead roles in Mark Adamo’s Little Women.

As you consider your holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts, consider donating to Michigan Opera Theatre and supporting our efforts in bringing opera, music and culture to our area youth and ensuring an appreciation for the arts for the next generation. We appreciate all of the continuous support you give to MOT each and every year.


You may consider one of the following strategies to maximize your year-end giving:

  • Charitable IRA Rollover Distribution – People over the age of 70 ½ and above, who obtain a traditional IRA account, can make cash gifts straight from their IRA to the charity of their choosing. IRA rollover gifts are not included in your taxable income and can be used to meet any amount of your required minimum distribution.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust – Charitable life income gifts, such as a charitable remainder trust, can be beneficial for those who have low-yielding assets, while obtaining a higher income. Charitable remainder trusts can bring you increased financial security, bypassing of capital gains, and a current income tax deduction.
  • Charitable Lead Trust – When you’re trying to obtain certain gift, income, and inheritance goals, lead trusts are a great option. Lead trusts allow you to make gifts to your family, avoid taxes, and secure assets that you wish to pass on towards those you love. These trusts work by making fixed amount annual gifts to MOT, for a fixed period of time. Once the trust’s term ends, the trust assets are then given to your loved ones.

We personally want to thank you for being a part of the Michigan Opera Theatre community. As MOT celebrates over 40 years of exciting performances, world-class artists, and notable events, we are grateful to you and all of our faithful patrons.

Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Follow this link to make your gift. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 313.237.3402