OUR DONORS ARE THE REAL STARS AT THE STRAZ.

When you make a gift to The Straz, you transform thousands of lives. Every gift to The Straz makes a difference. We have proof. See the amazing people and programs your gift supports, and read stories about other donors like you here.

Summer Camps Are Back

On July 6, the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center opened a very limited number of on-campus camps, complete with social distancing, temperature checks and masks. The camps have been an amazing way for kids to continue their creative pursuits. Students who were unable to attend on campus were still able to take advantage of […]

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All Roads Lead to The Straz

Construction crews are taking advantage of this intermission to move forward with modifications to the roadways around The Straz. The city is changing the configuration of Tyler and Cass Streets to allow for the construction or the AER Tower and creating a new entry to the Arrival Plaza. The following photos, which were taken in […]

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Past, Present & Future: The D’Angelo Family’s Long Love of Opera Supports Emerging Artists.

The 2019 D’Angelo Young Artist Vocal Competition honors Opera Tampa’s dedication to nurturing new artists. One a more personal note, the competition represents Opera Tampa League Board Chair Gina d’Angelo’s commitment to continuing her parents’ love of music through philanthropic support. When Straz Center donor and Opera Tampa League chairperson Gina d’Angelo was in college, […]

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Passing It On and Paying It Forward – A Story of Third Generation Straz Donors

Rebecca Jacobson’s family owned the cast recordings of Hair, Pippin and Man of La Mancha. As they did for many Broadway-loving families, these musicals wove themselves into the Jacobson identity. The songs bookmarked memories, linking themselves to cherished people, intertwining grandparents, parents, grandchildren through music and story. Today, the opening notes from “The Impossible Dream” […]

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