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Planned Giving Makes a Difference

Our Legacy Circle Members are donors and subscribers like you who have made a commitment to provide for FST’s future. FST relies on the support and thoughtful planning of donors to ensure the long-term financial stability and continued growth of all its programs you have enjoyed year after year. Pledging a future gift to FST in your will or estate plans makes a meaningful impact on the mission and future of
our theatre, while maximizing tax benefits of your donation for you and your family.

Gifts of any size will benefit the mission of FST. Here are a few ways you can easily provide for FST’s future through a planned gift:

  • Bequest in your will or living trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
  • Life income gift
  • Retirement plan beneficiary designation
  • Life insurance policy beneficiary designation
  • Life estate gift (remainder interest in real property)

For more information about the FST Legacy Circle contact

Melody Mora-Shihadeh, Director of Individual Giving,

at 941-366-9017 x 326 or melody@floridastudiotheatre.org

"When you leave a legacy, of any amount, you will be assured that your favorite theatre, FST, will be benefited."

--Gaele Barthold, Board Trustee and Legacy Circle Member

FST Legacy Circle Members

FST Legacy Circle members share a spirit of generosity and a strong commitment to the future of FST. Members have included FST in their financial planning, pledging a future gift. Please join us in thanking them for helping to support the art of the theatre now and into the future.

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Kate Alexander

Jane Baisley

Gaele Barthold

Carol Beeler

Dee & Mike Bennett

Donald & Barbara Bernstein

Francine J. Blum

Martin & Barbara Bowling

Les & Carol Brualdi

James T. Bruen & Jane R. Plitt

Harriette Buckman

Cole Caruso

Diane C. Chechik-Temple

C. Beth Cotner

Patricia & Roger Courtois

Joel Cuba

Mr. & Mrs. William Davis

Anita & Kelly DeVine

Jim Fellows

Carol Gilbert & Matty Matheson

Shirley Gossett

Hal & Peggy Hayden

Thomas R. Hayes

Doug & Carolyn Ann Holder

Richard & Rebecca Hopkins

Freida & Raymond Johnson

Paul R. Kaufman

Patricia Kordis

Joan & Dr. Bart Levenson

Barbara J. Lupoff

Tom & Kathy Macdonald

Daniel Mandelker & Marlene Harris

Steve & Nancy Mayer

Louise Mazius

Dennis & Graci McGillicuddy

Jan & Mike McHugh

Lela McLeod

Wilda Q. Meier

Jennifer Michell

Sue Lehmer Morey

Marcie Rose

Sheila Rose

Sonya & Jerome Rothstein

Marcia Sandground

Jack & Priscilla Schlegel

Susan Fromm Shimelman

Lucinda T. Spaney

Norma Wanegar

Carol B. Williams

Tom Wilson & Patrick Crimmings

Edith Winston

Kenneth Wolford

Fred & Ann Wurlitzer

FST Fondly Remembers

FST fondly remembers those who left a bequest or in whose honor a memorial fund was established. Their love of theatre and for the FST organization is an example to us all.

Tom Beeler

Carol Poteat Buchanan

Fred Buckman

Richard S. & Betty O. Burdick

Bill Burgunder

Doris M. Carter

Mr. & Mrs. E.T. Collinsworth

Deborah M. Cooley

Sandy Cuba

Dominick DeCecco

Danuta Dorozynski

Joanne Dowell

James Durante

Max K. Eisenbarth

Ronald Gossett

Eleanor Green

Lola G. Hannah

Richard J. and Betty D. Hegner

Jimmie & Emil Hess

Janet Hevey

Dr. Gertrude Hight

Mr. & Mrs. Harry B. Hopkins

Lela D. Jackson

Dr. Herb Karol

Dr. Morris E. Katz

Bill McGrath

Sam Mossler

Jim & Nikki Nilon

Gene & Helene Noble

Muriel O’Neil

Jules Rose

Sue Safford

Helen Schlueter

Arnold Simonsen

Eileen Steinman

James V. Sparrow

Walter M. Steppacher

Duchess Tomasello

Dr. Alan Turow

Ted Van Antwerp

Lucille C. Wallace

Herb Winston

Alger Zapf

FST Endowment

The FST Endowment ensures that we can serve our community for many seasons to come. Named funds listed below were established by these generous individuals for the lasting support of beloved FST programming beyond their lifetimes.

Richard S. Burdick New Play Endowment
EdExplore SRQ Fund for FST of Community Foundation of Sarasota
Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture Cultural Endowment Program Fund
Gluck Family Endowment for Co-Producing
Hegner Family Foundation Fund for WRITE A PLAY
Dana Helfrich Scholarship Fund for the FST School
Jimmie and Emil Hess Fund for WRITE A PLAY
Morris E. and Freda Hillson Katz Endowment
Sam Mossler Scholarship Fund for the FST School
James W. and Anne H.S. Nethercott Endowment for Underwriting
Muriel O’Neil Fund For The Performing Arts of Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Jane & Tom Rattigan Endowment for the FST School’s VIP Program
Betty Schoenbaum Fund for Florida Studio Theatre of Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Two J’s Scholarship Fund, in honor of John Jacobsen and John Sandefur
William James Foundation Endowment for the FST School

"FST has been a part of the fabric of my life and my family's since I was six years old. I feel it is important to give back as much as you receive, and I want to encourage others to be as generous!"

-- Cole Caruso, Legacy Circle Member