Individual Giving

Support Union Avenue Opera
Every dollar counts.

Individual support at Union Avenue Opera accounts for nearly 40 percent of our annual budget. UAO’s mission is to provide professional opportunities for gifted, emerging artists, directors, and technicians and to offer vibrant and affordable opera experiences in original languages to a broad audience. Without the support of loyal patrons like you, we could not pursue this work.

Union Avenue Opera now offers Monthly Recurring Payments through PayPal. Giving has never been easier. Simply select your monthly giving level and PayPal will guide you through the set-up process and charge your card monthly. Monthly giving will automatically cancel after twelve months.

Union Avenue Opera is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in Missouri under the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Individuals who give to UAO are eligible for inclusion in the Comprimario Society. For more information about the Comprimario Society click here.

It is easy to donate to UAO. Click below to donate online or checks can be made out to Union Avenue Opera and mailed to 733 N. Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.


Workplace and Matching Gifts
Your gift can go even farther.
Increase your contribution to Union Avenue Opera with your company’s matching gift program. To find out if your company participates and the amount they will match, please contact your company’s human resources department.Workplace giving and matching gifts can sometimes double or even triple your gift. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.How do I apply for a Matching Gift

  • Contact your human resource office to obtain a matching gift form.
  • Complete the “employee” portion of the form and mail it to Union Avenue Opera along with your donation.
  • UAO will complete the form and forward it to your employer’s matching gifts office for processing and the company will sent its matching gift directly to UAO.
Some companies disburse matching gifts on a quarterly or annual schedule; because of this, individuals who apply for matching funds will not be notified when matching contributions are received. For questions regarding your company’s match policy please contact your human resources department.