Encore Society

What is the Encore Society?

The Encore Society recognizes those special friends of Portland Opera who have made a significant gift to Portland Opera’s endowment, or have included the Opera in their will or estate plan.

Making a legacy gift is not just for the wealthy. In fact, anyone who loves Portland Opera, even those of modest means, can make a legacy gift, ensuring great operatic performances now and for generations to come. Please see “What is legacy giving” for a legacy giving option that is right for you.

When you inform Portland Opera of your intent to include us in your will or estate plan, you join the Encore Society family. If you want to be recognized for your gift, you will be listed as an Encore Society member in Portland Opera programs and receive special benefits throughout the year, including an invitation to our annual Encore Society dinner.

You can also remain anonymous and we will keep your gift in strictest confidence. Our knowing your intentions ensures that your eventual gift will be honored exactly according to your wishes. You also have the option for your gift to remain anonymous during your lifetime or forever—it’s entirely up to you.

Encore Society logoPlease contact legacy@portlandopera.org to request information on how you can become a member, ensuring a legacy of great operatic performances in Portland.


First Republic Bank is proud to sponsor Portland Opera's Encore Society and Legacy Giving program.