Ensure Our Future

Philanthropy plays a vital role in the success of the Straz Center, for both today and tomorrow.   The Endowment Fund ensures the future of this cultural arts center and the presentation of the world-class performing arts, vital education and community programs, and the maintenance of the facility in accordance with the highest professional standards. Outright gifts and planned gifts such as bequests, gift annuities and retirement plan assets live in perpetuity to build our endowment and help our programs thrive. 

Ensure Our Future


Endowments are donations that are set aside by the Foundation for the benefit of the Straz Center. The Foundation invests the principal and grants a portion of the interest to the Center for ongoing programs and operations.  [more]

Planned Giving

You can add your own legacy at the Straz Center by committing a planned gift, estate gifts, bequests, gifts of insurance and many other types of deferred contributions to the Center.  [more]

Name A Seat

Name a seat at the Straz Center and you will live in history while also making a valuable contribution to our future. Your generous donation will support arts education programs and scholarships, as well as general programming at the Straz Center.  [more]

Donor Stories

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Ovation Society

The Straz Center Ovation Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to support the endowment by including the Center in their wills or other planned gifts that will benefit us later.  [more]

The Rachel Lisi Ticket Subsidy Fund

The Rachel Lisi Ticket Subsidy Fund is an endowed fund that assists poor and underserved individuals and families by providing tickets to Straz Center performances.


Professional Advisory Council on Planned Giving


Naming Opportunities

Your gift may used to establish a permanent endowment fund for a specific purpose at the Straz Center. Named endowment gifts offer special opportunities to honor the donor’s family, a loved one, or one’s self.  [more]