Become a Grande Sponsor
In the 2022-23 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 all our lectures. Programs may be added as we continue planning the 2022-2023 season.
*Does not include All That Jazz, Boca Grande Live, Rhythm & Boots, 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
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.
2021-2022 Grande Sponsors
Pat Agger, Ann Aikens, Bobbie & Fred Allardyce, Ellen & Lindsey Allen, Kaye & James Barker, Kathleen Blatz & Greg Page, Jane Garnett & David Booth, Cynthia & Tom Burcham, Mary & Brian Campbell, Kate & Bruce Carbonari, Pat Chapman, Alice & David Court, Chris & Jim Cowperthwait, Becky Deupree, Betsy & Ron Drake, Connie & Tom Duckworth, Barbara & Jerry Edgerton, Stephanie Firman, Cathy & Bob Gale, Lynda & Jim Grant, Jennifer & Bud Gruenberg, Susan & George Haggarty, Joan & Jack Hall, Joanne & Howard Hall, Roby Harrington, Susan Hatch, Sharon Hawkins, MaryLee & Jack Hollis, Vicki Weil & Sam Holt, Annie & Stan Hooker, Kim & Brit Hume, Stan & Judy Ikenberry, Bryn & Joe Junkin, Linda & Bruce Kenan, Miles & Joan Kulukundis, Marge & Steve Laughlin, Debbie & Ted Lilly, Sarah & John Lindahl, Shema & Jeff McCart, Pat & Shep McKenney, Shelly & Robert McKinney, Madonna & John Merritt, Hebe & John Murphy, Ginny & Pete Nicholas, Jim & JoAnn Nordlie, Helen & Grant Parr, Cappy & Peter Powell, Pat & John Rice, Lynn & Mark Rickabaugh, David Riddiford, Eileen & Carlos Rodriguez, Barbara & Jim Runde, Steve & Marianne Schlecht, Betty & David Schneider, Penny & Bill Sims, Honey & Sam Skinner, Elsa & Peter Soderberg, Stephanie Speakman, Jeanie & Bayne Stevenson, Diane & Peter Strong, Jennie Swindal, Nancy & Tom Tussing, Liz & Geoff Verney, Stephanie & Ed Vick, Kay & David Wagner, Anne & Monte Wallace, Cindy & David Wilds
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