Become a Grande Sponsor
In the 2020-2021 season, the Grande Sponsorship will enable our friends to streamline their support by combining sponsorships for our major programs into one!
A Grande Sponsorship is a minimum of $5,000 and does not include tickets to any programs or concerts or any other goods or services, making the sponsorship fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can easily use your donor advised fund or family foundation without the hassle of separating ticket prices from sponsorships. You won’t have all those tax receipts to keep track of – you will receive just one letter.
The Grande Sponsorship may be applied to programs within the American Conflicts, American Presidents & Politics, History & Heritage, Great Adventures, Global Issues, and Explore Florida series.* Programs may be added as we continue planning the 2020-2021 season.
*Does not include All That Jazz, Coconut Cabaret, or Film Festival
As a Grande Sponsor you will:
Receive a charitable gift receipt for the full amount of your Grande Sponsorship and acknowledgement in programs and printed reports
Get a first look at upcoming programs and the opportunity to buy 2 tickets at the regular price to any of the included programs before they go on sale (additional tickets can be purchased if available)
Enjoy full access to Friends@Home digital content to be presented this season for only $50
We know many of our friends and community have been spending more time at home. Friends@Home is a digital content membership that includes remote access to livestreams, recorded programs and more. Grande Sponsors will get full access to Friends@Home at the discounted price of $50.
Most important to Friends, however, is that by becoming a Grande Sponsor you are helping to reach our goal of providing outstanding cultural and educational programs for Boca Grande. We couldn’t do it without your continued support.
Please consider becoming a Grande Sponsor today.
Call the Friends office at 941-964-0827.
2020-2021 Grande Sponsors
Pat Agger, Ellen & Lindsey Allen, Claire Carlson, Shelly & Bob Corl, Chris & Jim Cowperthwait, Betsy & Ron Drake,
Jennifer & Bud Gruenberg, Susan & George Haggarty, Joan & Jack Hall, Roby Harrington,
Sharon Hawkins, Judy & Stan Ikenberry, Joan & Miles Kulukundis, Marge & Steve Laughlin, Sarah & John Lindahl,
Erica Ress Martin & Gary Martin, Pat & Shep McKenney, Ginny & Pete Nicholas,
JoAnn and James Nordlie, Cappy & Peter Powell, Pat & John Rice, Barbara & Jim Runde, Mikell & Bill Schenck,
Marianne & Steve Schlecht, Elsa & Peter Soderberg, Diane & Peter Strong, Nancy & Tom Tussing, Kay & David Wagner,
Anne Wallace, Cindy & David Wilds, Vicky Winterer
Founding Grande Sponsors
Ellen & Lindsey Allen, Claire & John Bissell, Betsy Blau, Lynn & Kenny Brown,
Claire Carlson, Pat Chapman, Shelly & Robert Corl, Alice & David Court,
Robert I. Gale Family, Jennifer & Bud Gruenberg, Joan & Jack Hall, Susan Haggarty, Sharon Hawkins, Vicki Weil & Sam Holt, Annie & Stan Hooker, Bryn & Joe Junkin, Joan & Miles Kulukundis, Sheila Labrecque,
Sarah & John Lindahl, Diane & Richard Mayer, Pat & Shep McKenney,
Shelley & Bob McKinney, Ginny & Pete Nicholas, JoAnn & Jim Nordlie,
Helen & Grant Parr, Cappy & Peter Powell, Pat & John Rice,
Lynne & Mark Rickabaugh, Barbara & Jim Runde, Mikell & Bill Schenck,
Marianne & Steve Schlecht, Elsa & Peter Soderberg, Diane & Peter Strong,
Carol & George Tilley, Nancy & Tom Tussing, Kay & David Wagner, Anne Wallace, Corinna & Cornelius Waud, Vicky Winterer, Linda & Brooks Zug