SUPPORT THE STRAZ CENTER

Sponsors & Designated Funders
As of May 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
 
Marquee
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
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Hampton Inn & Suites Ybor- Tampa Downtown
Le Meridien Tampa
 
Restaurant Partners
717 South
Anise Global Gastrobar
Ava Restaurant
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
 
Art of Science Performances
The Joy McCann Foundation
 
Broadway at the Straz
Bank of America
 
Broadway Opening Night Cast Parties
CDW
 
Club Jaeb Series
Rock Brothers Brewing
 
Family Fun Series
GTE Financial
 
Military & First Responders 2017-2018 Operations Tickets Program
DeBartolo Family Foundation
Calhoun International
 
Music with a Twist Series
Publix Super Markets Charities
 
National Geographic LIVE! Series
The Great Courses
Funded in part by The Joy McCann Foundation
 
Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker
Chick-fil-A
 
Pershings Own United States Army Field Band
Calhoun International
DeBartolo Family Foundation
United Way Suncoast
 
Sound System Renovation
State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
 
Sound of Music
Chick-fil-A
 
Straz Live! In the Park
Publix Super Markets Charities
Purepoint Financial
 
Straz LIVE! on the River – Secret Walls
Tampa Downtown Partnership
 
Education Programs
 
Arts Education Programs
Anonymous
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 Saunders Foundation
The Spurlino Foundation
 
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
Tampa Bay Times Fund
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 National Bank
Triad Foundation
 
School Field Trip Series
LV Thompson Family Foundation
Power Design, Inc.
 
End of Year Celebration
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
 
Beyond Beautiful Broadway Education Project
Broadway League
 
Metropolitan Ministries End of Year Showcase
Calhoun International
 
St. Peter Claver School Partnership
JS Turner Family Foundation
 
Operation Tickets
New York Yankees Foundation
The DeBartolo Family Foundation
 
Scholarships
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
 
Opera Tampa
 
2017-2018 Opera Tampa Season
Helen Torres Foundation
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
Mercedes-Benz of Tampa
Raymond James
 
Charles A. & Faith S. Simmons
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Neiman Marcus
 
The Barber of Seville
Dr. Yi-Hwa Outerbridge, M.D. and Mr. Felix Cannella, Jr.
 
The Marriage of Figaro
Charlene and Mardy Gordon
Judith McLeod
 
Macbeth
Dr. Zena Lansky and Mr. Warren Rodgers
 
Gilbert & Sullivan Trial by Jury
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
 
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
Anonymous
Opera Tampa Gala Luminaries
 
Official Magazine of Opera Tampa
Tampa Bay Magazine
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
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 2017
The MacKinnon Family Foundation
The Bank of Tampa
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Carlton Fields
Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Jan and Don DeFosset
Florida Blue
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d'Angelo
Michele and P. Douglas Freedle
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
JPMorgan Chase
Lightning Foundation and Vinik Family Foundation
Patsy and Gene McNichols and McNichols Co.
Karen and Steven Mezer
Nederlander Producing Company of America
Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel
Proforma
Raymond James
Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Family
Ambassador and Mrs. David A. Straz, Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
TECO
TomCat
USAmeriBank
Rita and Todd Wickner
 
 
Opera Gala  2018
The Law Firm of McCue, Reams & Associates
Raymond James
Anonymous
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 2018
Adcock Financial Group
 
30th Anniversary Launch – 2017 Sculpture Exhibit
DEX Imaging, Inc.
 
Corporate Partners Luncheon
CenterState Bank
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