Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

5:00 Cocktails, Dinner, & Program | 8:00 Live Performance

A SPECIAL WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-CHAIRS

Join us for the 2023 Inspiration Gala on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5PM at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. This spectacular evening will begin with a cocktail celebration including curated artistic experiences and exceptional dining catered by Michaels on East. Following an inspirational dinner, guests will groove to the sounds of Grammy Award winning artist Kenny Loggins in the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. 

For over 35 years, the Van Wezel Foundation, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall have had a thriving cultural partnership. Together, we have delivered performances and educational programming that engages people of all ages in Sarasota, including students, families, and educators. This very special evening will celebrate the 35 year relationship between the Van Wezel Foundation and the Van Wezel Hall. Proceeds for the evening will support our education and community engagement programs and planning for the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center.

Co-Chair Signatures

Kathy Martella and Susan Travers 

EVENT PROGRAM

5:00 pm Cocktails By The Bay
5:45 pm Inspiration Dinner
8:00 pm Kenny Loggins Concert
9:30 pm   Let’s Celebrate! After Party

Creative Cocktail Attire

SUPPORT

Information for those who have already committed to support the gala can be found in our digital gala info packet.

If you’ve missed your chance to sponsor our gala or purchase tickets, or if you are simply unable to attend, please consider supporting the Foundation by joining our Friends Society or visiting our Other Ways to Give page.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Join us for cocktails by the bay, an elegant dinner, and premium performance seating all while raising funds to support the Van Wezel Foundation’s mission.

Performance seating is based on sponsor level and date of pledge. For more information on the what is included with each sponsorship level or individual ticket purchase, check out our digital gala info packet.

Sponsor recognition is guaranteed on printed materials if logo and recognition name is received by January 16, 2023. Confirmation may be in the form of a gift or pledge to the Van Wezel Foundation. Pledges are due by March 10, 2023.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE VAN WEZEL FOUNDATION!

LEAD SPONSORS

Paul Seed, StarTech.com
Jim and Susan Travers

PRESENTING SPONSORS

Amicus Foundation
Julie A. Harris

HOST COMMITTEE

Gerald and Sondra Biller
Dr. Jenne K. Britell
Jaclyn Brunckhorst
Michele Hooper and Lemuel Seabrook
Joan K. Lieberman
The Martella Family Foundation
John and Eilene Maupin
William and Elaine McClure
Karl and Ricky Newkirk
Walt and Donna Pearson
Drayton and Kara Saunders
The W. Dale Brougher Foundation

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MARQUEE SPONSORS

Diane Taylor Foxman
Sean and Melanie Natarajan
Nanci and Christopher Weaver

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SPOTLIGHT SPONSORS

Tina Gelmisi and Robert Vandergrift and Friends
Williams Parker Attorneys at Law
Susan and Charles Wilson
Tom and Pamela Reilly Foundation
William and Robin Fetsch

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MEDIA SPONSORS

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