How You Can Give

Gifts to St. Petersburg Opera Co. can be made by check, credit card, securities, cash, or via donor-advised funds. Please make checks payable to St. Petersburg Opera Co. and mail to PO Box 238, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. All major credit cards are accepted. To donate via credit card, CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE or call Susan Hellman Spatafora at 727-823-2040, ext. 2. For more information, click on the link below to download a pdf copy of our Season 13 Donor Information Handbook.

Donor Information Season 13

Monthly Giving
A regular monthly gift is an affordable and convenient way to sustain your favorite opera company! Please call Susan Hellman Spatafora at 727-823-2040, ext. 2 to set up your recurring gift today .

Matching Gifts
Ask your employer about doubling your giving impact with a matching gift. Current matching gift contributors include Exxon Mobil, AT&T Foundation, Prudential, Johnson & Johnson, Nordson Corporation and UBS Wealth Management. Check with your employer, or former employer to see if a matching gift program is available.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Pay tribute to a loved one with the gift of lasting music. Memorial gifts and honorees will be recognized in the program for one year.

Donor-Advised Fund Gifts
St. Petersburg Opera welcomes gifts from donor-advised funds. Your gift is subject to tax rules preventing SPO from providing you with associated benefits that carry a fair market value. For further information, please consult your personal tax advisor.

Gifts of Securities and Mutual Funds
Your gift of appreciated securities or mutual funds is a great way to give to charity. Gifts of securities include not only publicly traded stocks, but also gifts of mutual funds, treasury bills and notes, corporate and municipal bonds, and stock in non-publicly held companies. Donors who want to donate long-term stock that has appreciated in value may receive very favorable tax treatment. Please consult your personal tax advisor about the benefits of donating securities.

Transferring Stock to SPO:
Receiving Firm Name:   UBS Financial Services Inc.
Receiving Account #: SP E5211 72
DTC#: 0221
Title of Receiving Acct: St. Petersburg Opera Co. Inc.
Name and phone number of person to contact at receiving firm: Jim Tarantino, 727-822-1979

Please also notify Susan Hellman Spatafora 727-823-2040 or shellman@stpeteopera.org. Please include donor’s name, mutual fund/stock name and number of shares, and the name of the broker making the transfer.

Planned Gifts and Legacy Society
Make a lasting contribution to the arts and the community in your estate plans. Exclusive benefits include name recognition in our mainstage opera programs and a beautiful bassoon brooch. Please contact Mark Sforzini at 727.823.2040, ext. 5 or sforzini@stpeteopera.org.

Donate a Vehicle to SPO
Whether selling an older car or donating a functional newer vehicle for SPO artists to use, your fully tax- deductible contribution of a used vehicle benefits your favorite local opera company. Please click here to donate your vehicle today!