Corporate, Foundation, & Public Support

Thank you to these businesses, foundations, and public partners for their support of Sarasota Opera and the 2023-24 Season. This list is refreshed in August and throughout the season to reflect our most current partnerships.

To learn more about how your business, foundation, or club can support Sarasota Opera,
please click here or contact Director of Development, Melissa Voigt at (941) 366 8450, ext. 581 or [email protected].

$150,000 +

Virginia Toulmin Foundation

General Operating Support

The Steinwachs Family Foundation

Pavilion Project

$75,000 - $149,999

Southface GoodUse

Pavilion Project

Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax

2024 Winter Opera Festival

$50,000 - $74,999

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Zoe Anderson Charitable Fund

Empowering Arts Grant
General Operating Support

William E. Schmidt Foundation

Youth Opera and Education

The Patterson Foundation

Sarasota Opera Costume Studio


Co-Producer; Sarasota Opera Costume Studio

$25,000 - $49,999

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Youth Opera & Education 
Event Partner: The Aficionado Dinner

SCENE Magazine

Media Sponsor: Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, 
The Curtain Raiser, and Sarasota Opera Gala

$10,000 - $24,999

Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation

Teri A Hansen, President/CEO

Bookstore 1

Youth Opera & Education: 
General Operating Support

The Exchange

Proudly granting $493,000 to Sarasota Opera since 1974
Sarasota Youth Opera Production

The Observer

2023-24 Season Media Support

PNC Bank

Premier Sponsor: The Winter Festival Overture Dinner on Stage:
The Aficionado Dinner

Sarasota Magazine

Event Partner: Sarasota Opera 
Food & Wine Festival; 
Sarasota Youth Opera Production
Media Sponsor: The Little Sweep


2023-24 Season Media Partner

Williams Parker

Event Partner: Kretzmer Legacy Society Appreciation Luncheon
Event Sponsor: Winter Festival Overture Dinner on Stage

$5,000 - $9,999

99 Bottles

Event Supporter: Sarasota Opera 
Food & Wine Festival, Da Capo Society Receptions


Corporate Co-Producer: 
Lucia di Lammermoor; 
Company Parties

Design Works

Sarasota Opera Gala and Sponsor Reception

Flowers by Fudgie

Special Event Support
Huisking Foundation Endowment
Manatee Community Foundation
Youth Opera & Education
Morton's Gourmet Market & Catering Corporate Co-Producer: Carmen; Event Partner: Da Capo Society Kickoff Party, Youth Opera & Education Donor Reception, Season Announcement Event, and Chamber Trustee & Corporate Appreciation Reception
PNC Foundation Youth Opera & Education
Publix Super Markets Charities Youth Opera & Education
SNN 2023-24 Season
Media Partner
SRQ 2023-24 Season 
Media Partner
WEDU PBS 2023-24 Season
Media Partner

$2,500 - $4,999

1st Source

Event Sponsor: Youth Opera & Education Reception
Bessemer Trust Board of Trustees Dinner
Dex Imaging General Operating Support
Florida Power and Light Event Sponsor: Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival
Loyd Robbins & Co. Summer 2024 Movies at the Opera House
Mariner Wealth Advisors Event Supporter: Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival, Sarasota Opera Gala
SICE Apprentice Welcome Concert

$1,000 - $2,499

Café L'Europe

End-of-Season Board of Trustee Dinner
Clasico Italian Chophouse Da Capo Society Reception
Fergeson Skipper General Operating Support
Stella Artois Logo Event Sponsor: Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival

gulf coast italian cultural society

Sarasota Youth Opera
Metta Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Logo Apprentice Welcome Concert
Youth Opera & Education
RISE Event Sponsor:
Sarasota Opera Family Day
Waterside Place Sarasota Youth Opera
WENG 2023-24 Opera Season 
Media Partner 



Youth Opera & Education

Thank you to these restaurants and specialty food and beverage shops for participating in the
2023 Food & Wine Festival!

99 Bottles Taproom and Bar | Bahi Hut | Bridges Restaurant / Embassy Suites | East West Catering
EVOQ Sarasota / Westin Hotel | Five-O Donut Co. | Food & Beer | Fork & Hen | Happy Soul
Jack Dusty Restaurant | Loaded Cannon Distillery | Mattison's | Michael's On East | Molly's Pub
Nancy's BBQ | Nautical Gin | Nothing Bundt Cakes | Pier 22 | Rise Up Cafe
Selva Grill | Shore | Stori Coffee | Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi | Tzeva / Art Ovation Hotel