Mission Statement: National Opera House will restore and maintain the site of the National Negro Opera Company in order to teach culture through arts and music to the youth of the community.


Fund Raising

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Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all fundraising activities in support of all programs of the National Opera House.

The Board Fundraising Director will serve as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee. This committee will :

  • Report to the Opera House Committee.
  • Develop fundraising goals, plans and strategies.
  • Identify and maintain a list of potential sponsors and donors.
  • Solicit sponsors and donors for specific events and activities.
  • Seek to enlist at least 45% of the community as financial donors for National Opera House.
  • Attend community meetings for organization to promote fundraising opportunities.
  • Utilize as many means as possible to gain support for the Opera House including letters, emails and phone calls.
  • Oversee all interaction with donors. Obtain funds and deposit monies with the Treasurer. Draft and send thank-you letters. Acknowledge all donors and sponsors in all appropriate venues.
  • Verify appropriateness of all fundraising related activities of the National Opera House.
  • Provide opportunities at all appropriate Opera House functions and other appropriate community functions for contributions to be accepted on behalf of the organization.
  • Provide a list of positive aspects/incentives for contributing time and finances to the Opera House. Utilize this information during fundraising efforts.
  • Develop opportunities for all members of National Opera House Board, staff, students, committees and volunteers to contribute to fundraising efforts and to make personal contributions. Work with these individuals to identify fundraising activities for which they are best suited.
  • Review fundraising progress against goals at regular intervals. Review overall plan at least once a year.
  • Other duties as delegated by the Opera House Committee, Board of Directors and Executive Director.