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Development Contacts

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

Associate Director of Development:
Claire Ryan
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Corporate and Special Events Officer:
Michael Ayres
941-366-8450, ext. 402

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

Development Assistant:
Elizabeth Valkanas
941-366-8450, ext. 231

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

Co-Producer Levels ($6,000 +) 

Become a Co-Producer and receive special access and benefits. A gift at one of the Co-Producer levels will mean that your name will be recognized with a specific opera production, ensures that you will be the first to learn about upcoming events and news, gives you personalized ticket service, and gives you exclusive access to the McCorkle Lounge on the third floor of the historic Sarasota Opera House.

STAR Contributor Levels ($75 to $5,999)

Annual contributions enable us to bring artistic excellence from the main stage and into the community.  STAR contributors receive special benefits including a subscription to Libretto, our quarterly newsletter.  At higher levels you will receive a STAR lapel pin, subscription discounts, and admissions to dress rehearsals.

Sarasota Youth Opera Contributions 

Youth Opera Programs run year-round and touch thousands of young people in Sarasota and Manatee County. Your support helps introduce the next generation of opera lovers to the art form.

Please remember to ask your company if they have a matching gift program.

The Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, acknowledges all contributions as tax-deductible less the value of any good or services received. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or visiting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Registration number CH429.