Sponsor Fundraising Event(s)

Work, play and give back all at the same time. Become a sponsor of the Straz Center’s annual special events and you’ll never enjoy giving back to our community the same again.
 
You and your guests will enjoy a memorable celebration with a cause through your sponsorship of our special events. Each fundraiser provides critical support for the Straz Center’s efforts to bring world-class performance and arts educational programs to our communities’ doorsteps. 

Opera Tampa Gala

A signature fundraiser for Opera Tampa, this event delights opera lovers each year with a festive evening filled with beautiful music, exquisite food and a shared passion for the beauty of opera. Sponsorship levels begin at $5,000.

Best of Tampa Bay
The perfect combination of the performing and culinary arts, this spring fundraising event features food from more than 40 of the best area restaurants, live entertainment and dancing under the stars along the Riverwalk. Sponsorship levels begin at $3,000.

Spotlight Awards
Join us for the Patel Conservatory’s exciting end of the year show that recognizes outstanding students and features the best performances from the Conservatory's 2013-2014 season. After the show, enjoy dinner and dancing for the entire family, with music provided by Ultimate Entertainment. Dinner includes selections from PDQ, Tijuana Flats and more! The evening will include a silent auction, and a drawing to win a three-night stay at the exclusive Hilton Club in New York City. Proceeds from the evening support the Conservatory’s classes, outreach and scholarship programs.

 
Broadway Ball
The cultural event of the year, this annual black-tie fundraiser celebrates the best of our Broadway season each fall with an evening of world class entertainment, delicious food, and exciting auctions. Sponsorship levels begin at $7,500.

President’s Luncheon
An invitation-only annual event for high-level donors, Straz Center Trustees and public officials, the President’s Luncheon offers an exclusive look at the upcoming season presented by President Judith Lisi.

For more information on how your business would benefit from supporting the Straz Center, please contact the Development Department at 813.222.1032.