Development Events

Current Development Events

Giving Challenge 2016

The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 450 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.  Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $15 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions. Last year’s event set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $7 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit 449 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner.

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Florida Studio Theatre hosts several special events throughout the year to raise funds to support our programming.
Funds raised through special events help FST to:

  • Produce the best in contemporary theatre in the Mainstage, Cabaret, and Bowne's Lab Theatre.
  • Touch the lives of more than 55,000 children throughout the state of Florida each year, inspiring them to write plays with our model WRITE A PLAY program.
  • Provide scholarships which enable financially needy children to attend FST's classes and workshops.
  • Produce three exciting New Play Festivals featuring works by National, Florida and Young playwrights.

All events require a reservation. For more information please contact: Steve Turrisi, Development Associate at 941.366.9017 ext. 316 or via email at [email protected].

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