The success of Sarasota Rising depends upon the support of our community. Without our friends and supporters, we would be unable to build the vibrant, dynamic, inclusive arts festival our region deserves. If you’re interested in being a part of the Sarasota Rising dream, please reach out to us at info@SarasotaRising.org.
It’s the steady accumulation of small acts that will truly make Sarasota Rising a success. In that spirit, we have lots of different ways for our community to fuel our mission:
Sponsor a newsletter
Sponsor an event
Create a legacy gift for your family, organization, or business
Donate for the future of our organization and festival
BECOME A DONOR TODAY
Friends of the Festival donors are the fuel of our creative engine. Their annual support of $1000+ empowers us to use our ingenuity as we design a sustainable organization and festival. The first 25 Founding Member donations also at $1000+ to Sarasota Rising will be matched up to $25k! Donate and be a part of the legacy of this revolutionary event! ALL donations are welcome! But for a donation of $1000.00 you will create a rippling impact at this stage in our growth!
Thank you to our ANGEL DONORS - The Downtown Improvement District, Jonathan & Michelle Mitchell
Thank you to our Soaring Donors - Jaime & Julie Didomenico
Thank you to our Flourishing Donors - Dr. Mark & Irene Kauffman
Thank you to our Escalating Donors - Falk Weinberger Trust/Amy & Steve Weinberg
Thank you to our Ascending Donors - Walton & Deborah Beacham, Allen & Katie Smith
Thank you to our Scaling Donors - Ed & Mary Kramer
Thank you to our Founding Members - Veronica Brady & Keith Monda, Sandi & Joe Wall, Ariane Dart, Irene Kaufmann, Jaime & Julie Didomenico, Amy & Steve Weinberger, Jeff Hamblin & Mark-Alan, Bob & Peggy Marcus, Dick & Deborah Miller, The Remax Team, The Media Roundtable, Walton & Deborah Beacham, Jeffery Kin & Marcos Oliveira, Jonathan & Michelle Mitchell, Bruce Ensinger & Clark Denham, Allen & Katie Smith
Thank you to our Friends of the Festival- Dr. Jeff Hamblin & Mark Alan, Amy & Steve Weinberger, David Band, Walton & Deborah Beacham, Knock Out Productions!
Thank you to our Emerging Donors - Anna Lee Ernst, Ken Bailey, Kathryn & Jerome Chesley, Sharon Ricketts, Julie McHugh, Peg Marcus, Mary Lou Winnik, Val Hoover, Nellie O'Brien, Stephen Kin, The Literacy Council of Sarasota, Ellen Kramer, Carrie McQueen, Sarah Wertheimer, Donna Defant, Shelia Weiss, Michelle Bianchi, Samantha Grimm, Dottie Garner, Pam & Lyn Wiley
Thank you to our Pre-Emerging Donors - Laura Courter, Shyrlene Baum, Helen Slemmons, Ty Maxey, Carrie Greenberg, Christine Carey, Jeffry Offenberger, Cintia Elenstar, Alison Cheney
We appreciate the combined gift given in memory of:
MARGARET ANN & ROBERT KIN
And many thanks to these matching gifts from 2021's Giving Challenge:
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY
PAM & LYNFORD WILEY
DEBORAH & WALTON BEACHAM
IF YOU'D LIKE TO BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL WITH AN ANNUAL GIFT,
HERE ARE THE GIVING LEVELS:
EMERGING: $100-249, name listed on SRQ Rising Website.
LIFTING: $250-499, all of the above plus name listed in Special Events Programs.
SCALING: $500-999, all of the above plus special invitation and priority seating to annual Kick-off and Closing Event.
⭐️FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL: $1000-2499, all of the above plus ANNUAL giving circle custom pin, “early bird” notification for ALL Festival and Special Events ticket purchases, live shout out at SRQ RISING produced Special Events.
ASCENDING: $2500-4999, all of the above plus business card-sized advertisement and/or encouragement note for Special Events Program.
ESCALATING: $5000-9,999, all of the above plus annual special ‘behind the scenes’ event invitation.
FLOURISHING: $10,000-24,999, all of the above plus priority table naming at both Kick-off and Closing events, annual Festival Magazine sponsorship highlight.
SOARING: $25,000-49,999, all of the above plus priority parking for SRQ RISING’s Kick-off, Closing and other Special Events.
ANGEL STATUS: $100,000, all of the above plus permanent acknowledgement as an angel to Sarasota Rising and The Living Arts Festival Hall of Angels.
Part of our mission is to stimulate the economy alongside the arts. That’s why we’re proud to have the following sponsors, whose support affirms our commitment to making our region a year-round destination.
And a special thanks to:
and its board members for funding Sarasota Rising's earliest efforts. Those board members include Eileen Hampshire, Ron Soto, Chris Voelker, Wayne Ruben, and Mark Kauffman.