We need you to get involved if we’re going to make the rebirth of the Sorg Opera House a reality. You can make a donation following the steps below, but you can also check out the 'Join Us' page if you’re able to donate some time. You can also attend a fun event to support our cause. And don’t forget to spread the word on Social Media!
The Sorg Opera Revitalization Group is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, and as such donations are tax deductible. Click here to see SORG’s IRS 990 form. There are two ways you can make a direct donation:
BY CHECK – Please mail your check to:
The SORG Fund
c/o Middletown Community Foundation
300 N. Main St. #300
Middletown, OH 45042
ONLINE – Please follow these steps to make a donation through the MCF via JustGive.org:
1. Click here to go to the Middletown Community Foundation’s page on JustGive.org.
2. After choosing your amount and other options, look under the Program heading. Pull down the menu that reads General Fund and choose Other. In the space that appears, enter The Sorg Fund:donationhelp
3. Continue following the instructions on the website to complete your donation.
Take a Seat Campaign
For over a century, Sorg’s Opera House has hosted some of the country’s finest dramatic and musical acts in the region. Now you can celebrate generations of great entertainment at the Sorg and support its restoration with a tax deductible gift in our Take a Seat campaign. Celebrate your memories, give one as a retirement gift, create a memorial tribute or celebrate some other special occasion. Your donation will be recognized with an engraved armrest plaque on a seat of your choice.
Ground Level Center Stage: $500
Ground Level Spotlight: $300
Balcony Level: $200
Click here to download the Take-a-Seat application form. For more information or to select your seat, please contact Denise Brodsky at email@example.com
Planned or Estate Giving
There may be no greater gift than one to support civic cultural and economic development. By making a planned gift to the Sorg Opera Revitalization Group (SORG), you can help enhance the quality of life in our communities for generations to come. As we look to advance the Sorg Opera House and its mission, we know that the generosity of those who assist us will make all the difference.
Planned giving is not a one-way street. We also want to make sure that you benefit from a gift to SORG. You will have the satisfaction that comes from knowing you helped sustain a cultural institution important to our region enhancing the quality of life for your friends and neighbors. Gifts from the community fund diverse needs such as continual restoration work, HVAC and other mechanical upgrades, educational programs, and the development of an operational endowment.
Anyone who makes a planned gift to SORG becomes a member of SORG’s Futures Society and is entitled to:
-Reserved section seating for our Futures Society members.
-Invitations to select SORG events.
Pre-sale notices on concerts and events.
-Opportunities to lunch or dinner with SORG staff and board members.
-A personal tour of the Sorg complex for you and your family
-Other Planned giving opportunities include but are not limited to:Named theater; balconies, ballroom, suites, halls, stages and your good idea.
We recommend you obtain the counsel of an expert who specializes in gift and estate planning. They can develop gift plans which can improve the donor’s financial and tax situation. There are many ways charitable giving can blend with your financial needs and tax planning. Click here to download the SORG Futures Society Guide , which will allow exploration of the possibilities and opportunities for creative gift planning. The choice is simply which giving option best allows you to address your family concerns while leaving a legacy to the Sorg Opera House and our community. We can work with your advisors to help you plan for tomorrow and receive maximum benefits today.
We welcome you as a partner and philanthropic investor. Please consider joining the SORG Futures Society today.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President of Development
T. Duane Gordon / Executive Director
Middletown Community Foundation