Sponsors & Designated Funders
As of December 2017
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.

Official Media Sponsor  
Tampa Bay Times

Beverage Sponsor
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

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
Bay Harbor Hotel Tampa
Hampton Inn and Suites at Ybor – Tampa Downtown
Le Méridien Tampa
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk

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
Tampa Club
Timpano Italian Chophouse
WaterWorks Bar & Grill

Institutional Automobile Sponsor
Reeves Maserati Tampa

Art of Science Performances
Funded in Part by The Joy McCann Foundation

Broadway at the Straz
Bank of America

Broadway Opening Night Cast Parties

Club Jaeb Series
Rock Brothers Brewing

Family Fun Series
GTE Financial

Music With a Twist Series
Publix Super Markets Charities

National Geographic LIVE! Series
The Greater Courses
Funded in part by The Joy McCann Foundation
Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker

Pershings Own United States Army Field Band
Calhoun International

Sound System Renovation
State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Sound of Music

Straz LIVE! in the Park
Publix Super Markets Charities
Purepoint Financial
Straz LIVE! On the River-Secret Walls
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Arts Education Programs
Bloomin' Brands
Barbara and Franklin Carson Family Foundation
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
The Saunders Foundation

Arts Education Outreach Partnerships
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Couch Family 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 and 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

Patel Conservatory Youth Performance Series
Triad Foundation

Patel Conservatory Summer Camps & Classes
The DeBartolo Family Foundation

School Field Trip Series
L.V. 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 Partnership
Tampa Bay Times Fund

Metropolitan Ministries End of Year Showcase
Calhoun International

St. Peter Claver School Partnership
JS Turner Family Foundation

Operation Tickets
New York Yankees Foundation

American Dance Institute
Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
Broadway Ball Stars
Deaver Phoenix Foundation
DeBartolo Family Foundation
Ellie Fishman and the Fishman Family Foundation
Patricia H. Linton Scholarship Fund
MacKinnon Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
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
2016-2017 Opera Tampa Season
Helen Torres Foundation
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Ms. Gina d’Angelo
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Raymond James
Charles A. & Faith S. Simmons
Neiman Marcus

The Barber of Seville 
Dr. Yi-Hwa Outerbridge, M.D. & Mr. Felix Canella, Jr. 

The Marriage of Figaro
Charlene & Mardy Gordon
Judith McLeod

Dr. Zena Lansky & Mr. Warren Rodgers

Anton Coppola Award
Charles A. & Faith S. Simmons

Opera Tampa Singers
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Charles A. & Faith S. Simmons

Opera Tampa Singers Outreach Program

Official Magazine of Opera Tampa
Tampa Bay Magazine
Best of Tampa Bay 2017
Raymond James
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Bush Ross, P.A.
First Service Residential
The Glenlivet
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
JPMorgan Chase
Melitta Coffee
Tampa Bay Times
That’s the Spirit Dinner 2017
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 & P. Douglas Freedle
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
JPMorgan Chase
Lightning Foundation and Vinik Family Foundation
Patsy & Gene McNichols and The McNichols Co.
Karen & Steven Mezer
Nederlander Producing Company of America
Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel
Raymond James
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Family
Ambassador & Mrs. David A. Straz, Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
Rita & Todd Wickner

Opera Gala 2017
Dr. Yi-Hwa Outerbridge, M.D. & Mr. Felix Cannella, Jr.
Bank of America
Capt. Guy R. Campbell, III & Mrs. Janet Marlow
Dr. & Mrs. Ignacio A. Ferras, III
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Ms. Gina d’Angelo
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
The Himes Family
Judith McLeod
Kenneth P. Pages, M.D. & Ryne Gallien
Raymond James
The Tampa Bay Trust Company/Carden and Associates, Inc.

President’s Luncheon 2017
Thomas Financial Group
30th Anniversary Launch-2017 Sculpture Exhibit
DEX Imaging, Inc.
Corporate Partners Luncheon 2017
CenterState Bank
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