Great institutions are built on great endowments, and a growing endowment for the Straz Center allows it to stretch artistically, enhance its educational programs, seize opportunities and plan for the future.  

Endowment funds work alongside operating funds to address the current and long-term needs of Straz Center programs. While annual gifts help cover the annual costs of presenting world-class performances and education experiences, endowment gifts are invested to earn interest.  The Straz Center receives a fraction of the fund’s value annually, providing additional and steady income that helps sustain programs and support new initiatives.  Endowment growth ensures a larger income stream in future years.

You can help guarantee the Straz Center’s future by making an endowment gift.  In appreciation, the Straz Center provides recognition opportunities such as named endowed funds and endowed seats.

To learn more, Contact Julie Britton or call (813) 222-1035.  


Planned Giving

You can leave your legacy at the Straz Center by making a planned gift.  When you include the Straz Center in your estate plans, your deferred contribution helps ensure sure that great artistic and education programs will be available for generations to come. 

When you notify us of your intention, we will have an opportunity to thank you and, if you wish, recognize your generosity as a member of the Ovation Society.

For more information on Planned Giving, go here.

The information in this site will assist you in your charitable estate and gift planning. The Straz Center urges you to consult with your legal and financial advisors to design a plan that is advantageous to you and the Straz Center. 


Rachel Lisi Ticket Subsidy Fund

To honor the memory of Rachel Lisi, a beloved member of the Lisi family and Straz Center staff, a devoted group of Straz Center donors and employees pooled their resources to establish The Rachel Lisi Ticket Subsidy Fund, an endowed fund that assists underserved individuals and families by providing tickets to Straz Center performances.

For additional information please contact Julie Britton or call (813) 222-1035.

Professional Advisory Council

The Professional Advisory Council on Planned Giving comprises estate attorneys, financial planning professionals and accountants who are passionate about the arts and are willing to advise the Straz Center on matters of planned giving.  Advisors also share their enthusiasm and knowledge about the Center with colleagues and clients when appropriate.

For additional information please contact Julie Britton or call (813) 222-1035.

Ovation Society

The Straz Center Ovation Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to support the endowment by including the Center in their wills or other planned gifts that will benefit us later. For confidential gift planning information, contact Julie Britton or call (813) 222-1035.


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