Membership & Donations

We invite you to join OPERA PROPS in supporting the UW Opera program’s talented students and faculty.

Won’t you help us make a difference? –
Our purpose is to fund annual awards to UW opera students and to promote and enhance the enjoyment of opera. In that spirit, we invite you to become a member of Opera Props.

As you enjoy the outstanding University Opera productions this season, we hope you will consider the needs of UW’s talented opera students as well. Last year, we awarded $17,500 to 12 young artists. Now, more than ever, these deserving performers need our support. We hope we can count on your help.

Please join us!

Click here to download the UW Opera Props Membership Form 2021-22.
Please mail your check contribution (payable to UW Opera Props) to:
UW Opera Props, PO Box 5586, Madison, WI 53705.

Or click this button to donate online through Paypal!

As an all-volunteer organization, Opera Props devotes every dollar in excess of expenses to the funding of awards for our talented students and to other projects that serve to encourage interest in productions of the University Opera.

Thank you for your generous donation which will be awarded directly to UW Opera and voice students in 2022!

2021-2022 UW Opera Props Members updated through 3/17/2022
Thank you for your generous and heartfelt contributions!

Guarantor ($1000+)
Tom and Betty Akagi, Martha and Charles Casey, Mary Gordon, Kathleen Harker, Dean and Carol Schroeder, Miriam Simmons, Jon Sorenson, J. Ashley Taylor, Paul A. Wertsch, M.D., Anonymous

Benefactors ($500+)
Ann Campbell, Jennifer Chiaverini, Lau and Bea Christensen, Kathleen Mary Hornemann, Dr. Stanley and Shirley Inhorn, Gretchen Macht and Len Nosal, Karlos and Melinda Moser, Pamela Ploetz, Georgia Shambes, Dan and Gail Shea, Susan Zaeske

Sponsors ($250+)
Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula, Linda Clauder, Barbara Furstenberg, Dr. Robert and Linda Graebner, Michael Keller, Daniel and Mark Koehn, Charles Leadholm, Peter and Jill Lundberg, Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg, Marianne and Ken Paker, Dianne Sattinger and Randall Wilkins, Benjamin and Peter Schultz-Burkel, Peg and Ron Wallace, Robert and Anne Woodson

Sustainers ($150+)
Mark Bradley and Anne Hansen, Richard Brualdi and Mona Wasow, Susan Cook and Roger Pierson, John DeMain, Jean Druckenmiller, June Gengler, Susan Humphrey, Noel Marie and Steven Jay Klapper, Ginny Moore Kruse, Donna Peterson, Rodney Pflaum, Cam Williams

Supporters ($100+)
Lawrence Bechler, Jeffrey A. Bradisse, Gary and Malgorzata Dahl, Rosemary Dorney, Dr. Richard and Doris Dubielzig, Jeanne Flood, Deirdre Wilson Garton, Mike George, Heidi Gottman, Jane Henning, Bruce Hoffman, Rev. Margaret Irwin, Rebecca and Kyle Ketelsen, Helaine Kriegel, Charles Kulp and Marie Duquette, Christopher and Jana Lind, Cynthia May, Kathleen McElroy, Sharifa Merchant, Geri Naymick, Kato Perlman, Roger and Linda Pettersen, Jane and Evan Pizer, Margaret Rasch, Sherry Reames, Ruth Sanderson, Bela and Ruth Sandor, Helen Schmedeman, Mary V Schroeder, Randall and Patricia Schultz, David Staats, Martha Taylor and Gary Antoniewicz, Donald and Joanna Thompson, Eve Wilkie

Households ($50+)
Carole and Daniel Doeppers, James and Susan Doing, James and Antoinette Guarrine, Dennis and Vicki Hill, Charles Franklin and Liane Kosaki, Fern and Bill Lawrence, Dr. Donald J Mash, Sigurd Midelfort, Jay Ranney, John and Sarah Schaffer, Francis and Sally Schrag, Nick and March Schweitzer, Franklin and Jennie Stein, Joseph Varga

Individuals ($35+)
Kristine Bengtson, Cynthia Chin, Diane Garton Edie, Eunice Gibson, Susan E Jordan, Barbara Klein, Joan Lundin, Tess Mulrooney, Darlene, Olson, Karen Peterson, Joan Riggs, Sarellen Schuh, Tom Solheim, Cheri Teal, Liz Vowles, Ann Wallace

Tribute gifts given:
$100 given in memory of John Barker by Bela and Ruth Sandor
$100 given in memory of Daniel Caulfield by Roger and Linda Pettersen
$150 given in memory of Barbara Demain by John DeMain
$70 given in memory of Timothy N. Fast by Rosemary Dorney
$100 given in memory of William Flood by Jeanne Flood
$150 given in memory of James Furstenberg by Barbara Furstenberg
$200 given in memory of John Kruse by Ginny Moore Kruse
$500 given in memory of John Kruse by Dan and Gail Shea
$100 given in memory of Bill Owen by Kathleen McElroy
$150 given in memory of Howard Pflaum by Rodney Pflaum
$100 given in memory of Patricia Struck by Lawrence Bechler
$200 given in memory of Jackie Wood by Susan Humphrey
$250 given in memory of Charles Anderson and in honor of Mary Anderson by Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula
$150 given in honor of Mary Gordon by Jean Druckenmiller
$50 given in honor of Jamie Rose Guarrine by James and Antoinette Guarrine
$250 given in honor of Kathy Harker by Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg
$100 given in honor of Kathy Harker by Martha Taylor and Gary Antoniewicz
$500 given in honor of Professor David Ronis by Susan Zaeske
$1000 given in honor of Dr. Benjamin Schultz – Burkel by Jon Sorenson
$50 given in honor of Norma Hawkinson Winemiller by Rosemary Dorney

List updated 3/17/2022, including donations received during UW Opera Props 2021-2022 Fiscal Year which runs from June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022.