Ways to Give

Investing in the future of opera by supporting extraordinary artists!

Thank you for your interest and support for the continued success of our programs. AVA has multiple opportunities for contributing to the education of our Resident Artists.

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Your support is integral to our 4-year nationally accredited Vocal Arts Training Program, exclusively devoted to the training and preparation of exceptional young opera singers around the world. The generosity of our supporters is tremendously appreciated.

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Gifts of Stocks & Securities

The Academy of Vocal Arts is pleased to accept gifts of publicly traded stocks & bonds. Contributing securities can offer you some significant income tax benefits, particularly if the securities donated are highly appreciated over the cost basis. Making a gift of long-term appreciated stock enables you to deduct the full market value of the stock without incurring capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of its value.

To transfer stocks, bonds, or annuities, please download the Electronic Transfer Form and follow the instructions. For more information, please contact Helen Kim, Director of Institutional Advancement, at hkim@avaopera.org or by phone at at 215.735.1685 ext. 28, for detailed wiring instructions.

Planned & Estate Giving

Joining the Helen Corning Warden Society is as easy as adding a simple addendum to your will or naming AVA as a beneficiary of your IRA or 401(k). As a Member, you’ll receive invitations to special events that will allow you to see firsthand the impact of your contribution on AVA’s continued artistic growth, be recognized in name on a bronze plaque at AVA headquarters, and within all performance programs.

For more information on the Helen Corning Warden Society or to discuss planned giving options, please contact Helen Kim, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 215-735-1685 ext. 28 or at hkim@avaopera.org.

United Way Contribution

The AVA Opera Outreach Program is eligible to receive individual contributions made through the United Way Specific Care Program. AVA supporters who give to the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania through their employers can also direct their United Way contributions to the the Academy of Vocal Arts. All you need to do is complete the top portion of your United Way form, then find the line for SPECIFIC CARE and enter our code #3164, the amount of your gift, and our eligible Agency name: the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Outreach.

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