Sponsors & Designated Funders
As of November 2018
The Straz Center is deeply grateful to the generous contributors who have sponsored or underwritten, in whole or in part, our performances and programs. 

The Straz Center offers sponsors and underwriters benefits tailored to their needs.  For information on how you can participate, please call the development department at 813.222.1276.
Sponsors and Designated Funders
Institutional and Performance Sponsors
Official Media Sponsor
Tampa Bay Times

Beverage Sponsor
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Tampa Bay Times
Wi-Fi Portal
Tech Data
Official Hotel Sponsor
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Hotel Partners
Aloft Tampa Downtown
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk Bay
Harbor Hotel Tampa
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Le Meridien

Restaurant Partners
Anise Global Gastrobar
Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana and Pastaria
Boca Kitchen Bar & Market
BurgerFi – SoHo
Maestro’s Restaurant & Café
Si-am Thaimerican Restaurant
The Tampa Club
Timpano Italian Chophouse
Waterworks Bar & Grill

Institutional Automobile Sponsor
Reeves Maserati Tampa
Broadway at the Straz
Bank of America
Broadway Opening Night Cast Parties

Come From Away
Tampa International Airport

Club Jaeb Series
Rock Brothers Brewery

Family Fun Series
GTE Financial
Music with a Twist Series
Publix Super Markets Charities

Next Generation Ballet’s Live Streaming
Protect U Guard

Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker
Straz Live! In the Park
Publix Super Markets Charities
Purepoint Financial

Straz Salutes
DeBartolo Family Foundation
USAA Foundation

U.S. Navy Band Commodores
Calhoun International
Supported in-part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Veteran Art on the Riverwalk
DeBartolo Family Foundation
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Education Programs
Arts Education Programs
Bloomin’ Brands
Barbara and Franklin Carson Family Foundation
Florida Blue
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
The Hearst Foundations
Walter & Edith Loebenberg Family Foundation
The Mitchell & Rushing Family Foundation
The Saunders Foundation
The Spurlino Foundation
TECO an Emera Company

Arts Education Outreach Partnerships
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Couch Family Foundation
Hard Rock Heals Foundation
MetLife Foundation
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Cy and Joanne Spurlino
The Spurlino Foundation
Suncoast Credit Union Foundation
Triad Foundation

Next Generation Ballet
Joseph & Teresa Kadow

Patel Conservatory Music Program
Beverly Lauring Fund within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Raymond E. and Nancy C. Murray Fund for the Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Saunders Foundation

Patel Conservatory Youth Performances
Valley Bank

School Field Trip Series
LV Thompson Family Foundation
Power Design, Inc.

Come From Away Broadway Education Project
The Broadway League

St. Peter Claver School Partnership
JS Turner Family Foundation

2018-19 Pepin Academy Partnership – Broadway Buddies
American Dance Institute
Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
Broadway Ball Stars
Deaver Phoenix Foundation
Ellie Fishman and The Fishman Family Foundation
Patricia H. Linton Scholarship Fund
MacKinnon Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Mitchell and Rushing Family Foundation
Monsignor Joseph F.X. McCahon Scholarship Fund
Herbert G. McKay Emerging Artists Fund
Ed and Linda Oelschlaeger Scholarship Fund
Tim Redovian Memorial Fund
Franci Golman Rudolph Scholarship Fund
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Charitable Lead Unitrust
James H. & Amy G. Shimberg Foundation Scholarship Fund

2018-2019 Opera Tampa Season
Helen Torres Foundation
Charlene & Mardy Gordon
Dr. Zena Lansky, M.D. & Mr. Warren Rodgers
Dr. Yi-Hwa Sung Outerbridge, M.D. & Mr. Felix Cannella, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Ignacio A. Ferras, III
Aaron Fodiman & Margaret Word Burnside
Florida Health Care News / Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Mercedes-Benz of Tampa
Nadine & Robert Pressner
Raymond James
Charles A. & Faith S. Simmons
Ambassador & Mrs. David A. Straz, Jr.
Michael & Karen Urette
Brad & Mary Ann Morse Regenerative Orthopedic Institute / Dr. Erick Grana & Katherine Grana Knoll
Catherine G. Novack
Dennis & Christel Ryan
Walter Sanders
Rita & Todd Wickner

Anton Coppola Award
Charles A. and Faith S. Simmons
Opera Tampa Singers
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Charles A. and Faith S. Simmons
Opera Tampa Singers Outreach Program
Opera Tampa Gala Luminaries
Official Magazine of Opera Tampa
Tampa Bay Magazine
Best of Tampa Bay  2018
Raymond James
Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Bush Ross, P.A.
CenterState Bank
DEX Imaging
Melitta Coffee
Purepoint Financial
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa Bay Times
That’s the Spirit Dinner  2018
Northern Trust
Broadway Ball 2018
The MacKinnon Family Foundation
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Lightning Foundation & Vinik Family Foundation
Patsy & Gene McNichols & McNichols Co.
Rita & Todd Wickner
Karen & Steven Mezer
The Bank of Tampa
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Carlton Fields
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Jan & Don DeFosset
Florida Blue Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d'Angelo
Michele & P. Douglas Freedle
HUB International
The Kaul Foundation
PNC Bank
Raymond James
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Family
Ambassador & Mrs. David A. Straz, Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers T
ampa Bay Rays
TECO an Emera Company
Wells Fargo Bank
TD Bank

Opera Gala  2018
The Law Firm of McCue, Reams & Associates
Raymond James
Countryside Dermatology & Laser Center, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Ignacio A. Ferras, III
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Ms. Gina d’Angelo
Bonny Heet & Marty Martel
The Himes Family
Dr. Zena Lansky, M.D. & Mr. Warren Rogers
Mary Burkhardt Lysaught
Judith McLeod
Dr. Yi-Hwa Outerbridge, M.D. and Mr. Felix Cannella, Jr.
Regenerative Orthopedic Institute/ Dr. Erick Grana & Ms. Katherine Grana Knoll
Don & Rachael Worthington
President’s Luncheon 2019
Adcock Financial Group
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