Donor Information & Services

BLO is a Charity Navigator Four-Star Charity and recipient of the Guidestar Exchange Seal. To learn more about BLO’s commitment to transparency, view the documents below:

Financial Statements – 6/30/18 (PDF 342KB)
Form 990 – 6/30/18 (PDF 911KB)
BLOVERVIEW: Annual Report 2017/18 Season (1MB)

Boston Lyric Opera Company respects the privacy of its donors and has put in place a privacy policy reflective of our respect.

Information BLO collects and maintains:

  • Contact information: name, address, telephone number, email address
  • Giving information
  • Information on performances and events attended, as well as special requests for program information
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

BLO uses this information to understand our donors’ interests in our mission and programs and to update them on our plans and activities. All information concerning donors may be shared only with staff, board members, and consultants, including legal counsel and accountants, on a need-to-know basis. It will be kept strictly confidential unless permission is granted by the donor or, in the case of an estate, the donor’s personal representative, except to the extent BLO is required to release such information by law.

Boston Lyric Opera does not sell, rent, or lease its donors’ information to other organizations.

BLO offers opportunities for donors to be recognized publicly in association with their gift level; however, all donors are given the opportunity to remain anonymous and to decline public and/or private recognition.

At any time you may request to be removed from email and/or postal mailing lists.

If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or if you wish to be removed from our donor recognition or mailing lists, please email or write to:

Boston Lyric Opera Company
Attention: Development Office
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111-1736

Make a gift today, and send a powerful message of artistic leadership, civic impact, and passion that only BLO—and you—can bring.

For more information on giving levels and benefits to support BLO’s vital programs, contact Donor Services at or 617.702.8966.

Annual Report 2017/18 Season


Sarah B. Blume
Director of Major Gifts
617.542.4912 x2280

Catherine Emmons
 Director of Institutional Gifts
617.542.4912 x2490

Ashley Daugherty
 Development Coordinator