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Development Contacts

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

Major Gifts Officer:
Howard Wheeldon 
941-366-8450, ext. 538

Individual Giving Officer:
Amanda Chandler 
941-366-8450, ext. 250

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

Development Associate:
Claire Wallace
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Grants Officer:
Betsy Dane
941-366-8450, ext. 253

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

Sarasota Opera Guild Events 2014-15


30th Annual Poinsettia Luncheon & Fashion Show

“Poinsettas and Pearls”
December 10, 2014, 11:00 AM
Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota, FL 34239

Apprenice Welcome Dinner

January 4, 2014, 7:00 AM
Felding Hall, Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota

Opera Prologues

7:15 pm
Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231

January 5, 2015 Tosca with Phyllis Lowitt
Ms. Lowitt is a musician, a former college faculty member, and an Aspen Music Festival lecturer

January 12, 2015 The Marriage of Figaro with Dr. Richard Benedum

January 19, 2015 The Golden Cockerel with Dr. Patrick Thomas
Dr. Thomas is an opera expert and lecturer who has served on many opera boards and as Education Opera Coordinator for Opera Volunteers International.

January 26, 2015 Don Carlos with Dan Garde

Social and Singing

9:45 AM
David Cohen Hall, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34236 (except where noted)

January 20, 2015

February 17, 2014

March 24, 2014 (Jewish Congregation of Venice, 600 North Auburn Road, Venice, FL 34292)