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Development Contacts

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

Senior Development Officer:
Claire Ryan
941-366-8450, ext. 416

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

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

Saints Luncheon                                 November 4, 11:30 a.m.

Celebrating two of our own members

Honorees: Joe and Sheila Varady

Location: Tara Golf and Country Club

Chair: Catherine Knobel

Guest: $40.00                     Patron: $50


4 Hand Grand Concert                  December 4, 6:30 p.m.

BOG presents Stacy & Rich Ridenour in

A versatile and fun 4 hand piano concert

Cocktail Party: 6:30 p.m. Concert: 7:30 p.m.

Audience sits on the stage of Sarasota Opera

Chair:  Richard DeGennaro

Admission $40, Patron Admission $60


Stars of Tomorrow            February 4, 1:30 p.m.

An Apprentice Artist Concert of Opera Arias

Neel Auditorium

Chairs:  Sandy Romley

Ticket Price: $15.00

Fashion Show                                       March 7, 11:30 a.m.

Our own BOG Models featuring Fashions from

Irene’s at Anna Maria Island

Lakewood Ranch Country Club

Co-Chairs: Syble Di Girolamo, Jeanne Yeagle &

                       Eileen Witzgall

Guest: $45.00                    Patron:  $60

BOG Awards Luncheon                    March 21, 11:30 a.m.

This year we are combining our two award events.  The Deane Allyn Award will be given to an outstanding YO member, and the Helen Jepsen Dellera award  will be given to an outstanding Studio Atist.

IMG Academy Country Club

Chair:  Kristine Zornig (looking for a co-chair)

Guest $35.00,                      Patron $50