Sponsors & Designated Funders
As of Nov. 18, 2016
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
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
Piquant Epicure & Cuisine
Si-am Thaimerican Restaurant
Timpano Italian Chophouse
WaterWorks Bar & Grill
Seasonal Sponsor
Reeves Audi Tampa
Best of Broadway Tampa Bay Series
Bank of America
Broadway Opening Night Parties
Family Fun Series
GTE Financial
Kids’ Night on Broadway
Music With a Twist Series
Publix Super Markets Charities
Aaron Tveit
BiRDMAN LiVE with Antonio Sanchez
National Endowment for the Arts
Capitol Steps
An Evening with Carl Hiaasen
Tampa Bay Times
The Cube Project
Tampa Downtown Partnership
Finding Neverland
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
South Arts
it gets better
National Performance Network
Joshua Bell
Tampa Bay Times
Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker
One Woman Sex and the City
Pablo Sainz Villegas
“The President’s Own”
U.S. Marine Band

Tampa Bay Times
United Way - Suncoast
Ronald & Joyce Wanek Foundation
Shanghai Nights: Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China
GTE Financial
Sound System Renovation
State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Straz LIVE! in the Park
Publix Super Markets Charities
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
Bloomin’ Brands
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay South Shore Council
Couch Family Foundation
MetLife Foundation
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Cy and Joanne Spurlino
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
Patel Conservatory Youth Theater Program
Kinder Morgan Foundation
School Field Trip Series
L.V. Thompson Family Foundation
Academy Prep Partnership
Triad Foundation
End of Year Celebration
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
The Exploring Neverland Outreach 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
Workshops, Outreaches and  Master Classes
South Arts
Operation Tickets
New York Yankees Foundation
The Noble Society of Celts, Inc.
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
Franci Golman Rudolph Scholarship Fund
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Charitable Lead Unitrust
James H. & Amy G. Shimberg Foundation Scholarship Fund
School Field Trip Series
LVThompson Family Foundation
OPERA TAMPA                         
2016-2017 Opera Tampa Season
Helen Torres Foundation
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Ms. Gina d’Angelo
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Neiman Marcus
Romeo and Juliet
Mary Ann & Brad Morse
Regenerative Orthopedic Institute/Dr. Erick Grana & Ms. Katherine Grana Knoll
La Cenerentola
Charlene & Mardy Gordon
Judith McLeod
Dr. Zena Lansky & Mr. Warren Rodgers
Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young
Dr. Yi-Hwa Outerbridge, M.D. & Mr. Felix Cannella, Jr.
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
SPECIAL EVENTS                      
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
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Jan and Don DeFosset
Florida Blue
Florida Health Care News/Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo
Michele & Douglas Freedle
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
JPMorgan Chase
The Lightning Foundation
Patsy & Gene McNichols and The McNichols Co.
Karen & Steven Mezer
Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel
Raymond James
Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Family
Sharon & Bernie Stein
Ambassador & Mrs. David A. Straz, Jr.
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
Wells Fargo
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
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