Florida Studio Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, founded by an artist and led by artists, with actors, designers and writers in key leadership positions. We operate under the belief that focusing on the artist creates a bond that extends beyond the fourth wall, out into the audience, and into the community beyond. FST produces theatre of intimacy on a grand scale: serving the largest subscriber base of any theatre its size in the nation, and reaching over 200,000 attendees - one person at a time. Like all nonprofit institutions, we rely on generous contributions from our community to bridge the gap between ticket revenues and actual operating costs. Donors are a critical part of FST's artistic team, ensuring that we can continue to make Sarasota a great place to raise children, and an even better place to raise adults.
FST provides many options for supporting programming through charitable gifts. Additionally, each giving level provides the donor with certain benefits. Click here for a complete listing of donor benefits at each giving level. Here are just a few of the ways you can support Florida Studio Theatre through your contributions:
Become a Friend or higher level member with a tax-deductible gift of $35 or more to support FST's artistic and education programs. Request More Information.
Co-Produce one of FST's many productions each year through a gift of $5000. Connect directly to the work and receive recognition at each show as well as special behind-the-scenes privileges. Request More Information.
Join FST's Legacy Society and support the future of FST by making a planned gift. Enjoy the benefits and our gratitude today for your future gift. Request More Information.
Ensure that FST is able to produce the best in Contemporary Theatre for years to come by supporting FST's Endowment which helps to cover day-to-day costs. Request More Information.
Sponsor the run of an entire production! Cabaret and Mainstage sponsorships are a highly cost-effective way to build your corporate image. Request More Information.
We host a number of special events throughout the year including celebrations, fireside chats, play discussions, and luncheons. Request More Information.
Reach FST's dynamic and growing audience through a number of advertising opportunities. Request More Information.
We have a number of opportunities for volunteers, including reception, ushering, production, marketing and more! Request More Information.
Learn how you can contribute to sponsoring a child to attend FST's Education program today. Request More Information.
Your current or past employer may match your gift (perhaps doubling or tripling your impact!). Check with your employer to see if such a program exists. Request More Information.
For more information on giving opportunities and how you can support FST today, please contact Melody Mora-Shihadeh, at (941) 366-9017 x326 or by email at [email protected].
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