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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Development Officer:
Stephen Fancher
941-366-8450, ext. 231

Executive and Development Assistant:
Jane Levy
941-366-8450 ext. 538

Senior Manager, Special Events & Sponsorship:
Jennifer Simms
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Campaign and Database Officer:
Claire Ryan
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Individual Giving Administrator:
Brenda Tamm
941-366-8450, ext. 250

Sarasota Opera
Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Bradenton Opera Guild Events 2016-17

October 29, 2016 11:30 a.m.
Saints Day Luncheon
Tara Golf and Country Club
Reservations to Eileen Witzgall, 632 Estuary Dr., Bradenton, FL 34209
$40.00 (Checks made out to “BOG”)

We honor one of our own members who has made significant contributions to our Guild. This year’s honoree is President Richard DeGennaro.


December 14, 2016 Noon
Deane Allyn Award Luncheon
IMG Academies Golf and Country Club
Reservations to Sandy Romley
12115 Aster Avenue
Bradenton, FL 34212
$35.00 (Checks made out to “BOG”)

Join us as we honor a Manatee County member of the Sarasota Youth Opera with a special award.


January 15, 2017 5 p.m.
Winter Soirée: — Honoring Maestro Roger Bingaman, Director of the Apprentice Program and Chorus Master.
Palm Aire Country Club
Reservations to Kristi Greenslade
5307 97th
 St Cir E
Bradenton, FL 34211
$150.00 (Checks made out to “BOG”)

We’ll enjoy an evening of fine dining, music and fun at Palm Aire Country Club.


January 29, 2017 2 p.m.
The Stars of Tomorrow Concert:
 This concert features the Apprentice Artists of Sarasota Opera, at Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton.


March 8, 2017 Noon
Fashion Show:
 Enjoy lunch and a fashion show featuring models from the Guild in the beautiful fashions from Irene’s Resort Wear, Holmes Beach. The venue for this chic event is the equally chic Lakewood Ranch Country Club.


March 15, 2017 11:30 AM
Studio Artist Award Luncheon:
 We’re proud to present our Helen Jepson Dellera Award to one of Sarasota Opera’s fabulous young Studio Artists at this special luncheon.