The Memorial Opera House Foundation is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that raises funds to preserve the historic Memorial Opera House landmark and enhance their ability to be a gathering place for the community to experience cultural programming, including theatre and music.
What Is The Difference Between The Memorial Opera House Foundation And The Memorial Opera House?
The Foundation and the Opera House are two separate and distinct legal entities with different but coordinated purposes. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation governed by an independent Board Of Directors whose primary mission is to raise funds to support the Opera House. The Opera House is owned and operated by Porter County government and their staff is responsible for programming and day to day maintenance of the building.
Why Does The Foundation Raise Money For The Opera House?
The Memorial Opera House, while a government entity, is a self supporting venue. That means they can't spend any more money than they take in. The maintenance and preservation of the landmark building, along with expanding cultural programming, is very expensive and quite often exceeds the Opera House's annual revenues.
How Does The Foundation Raise Money?
The Foundation raises money through fundraising events, corporate solicitations, grants and individual donations.
Learn More About The Foundation And Consider Supporting Us Today!
We understand that it can be a challenge to decide which charity you should trust to receive your hard-earned dollars. We encourage you to take a few minutes and learn more about the Memorial Opera House Foundation by reviewing our mission, how we help the Opera House, our Board of Directors and the different ways that you could support us.
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All monetary donations made on this website will benefit the Memorial Opera House Foundation, an independent non-profit 501(c)3 corporation separate from the Memorial Opera House which is owned and operated by Porter County government.