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 Senior Development Officer Melissa Voigt at (941) 366 8450, ext. 581 or [email protected].

$150,000 +

Virginia Toulmin Foundation

General Operating Support



Pavillion Project

$75,000 - $149,999

Florida Arts and Culture Logo
Sarasota Opera's 2023-24 is sponsored, in part, by the State of Florida, through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Southface Gooduse

Pavillion Project


Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax

2024 Winter Opera Festival



$50,000 - $74,999


Gulf Coast Community Foundation


2024 Winter Opera Festival Sponsor; 
Premier Sponsor: The Curtain Raiser; 
Event Partner: Sarasota Opera Gala



William E. Schmidt Foundation

Youth Opera & Education



The Patterson Foundation


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




Co-Producer; Sarasota Opera Costume Studio

$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




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





2023-24 Season
Media Partner



2023-24 Season 
Media Partner




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


Apprentice Welcome Concert



$1,000 - $2,499

Cafe L'EuropeEnd-of-Season Board of Trustee Dinner

Clasico Italian Chophouse

Da Capo Society Reception

Fergeson Skipper

General Operating Support


Stella Artois Logo

Event Supporter:
Sarasota Opera
Food & Wine Festival


gulf coast italian cultural society

Sarasota Youth Opera


Metta Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Logo

Apprentice Welcome Concert
Youth Opera & Education

Event Sponsor:
Sarasota Opera Family Day


Waterside Place

Sarasota Youth Opera




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