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Capital campaign closer to goal

Submitted by on October 2, 2009 – 4:26 pmNo Comment

The capital campaign  for the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts has passed the $1.3 million mark of its $1.5 million goal.

“Considering the difficult economic times we’ve all faced this year, the generosity of our community has been amazing,” said Don Appelquist, dean, Resource Development, “but we still have considerable needs that are unmet and need participation to achieve our goal.”

One way donors can contribute to the campaign is through seat naming. For a gift of $750, donors can ensure that plaque bearing their name or the name of a loved one is added to a lower level orchestra seat. A gift of $500 entitles the donor to a plaque on any other seat in the theatre. Name plates will remain on the seats for as long as they are in the theatre.

Naming opportunities remain for four of the theatre’s 20 box seats.

“Any donation that is equal to half of the cost of an individual part of the building will give the donor the opportunity to have that part of the building named after them,” Appelquist said. Major donors will also be listed in the SFCC Artist Series playbills. “We will make every attempt to recognize all of our donors,” Appelquist said.

Donations of any amount – from a few dollars to substantial planned gifts – are appreciated. All donations are tax deductible and are eligible to be matched by the state of Florida. Donations should be made to the SFCC Foundation. SFCC employees may donate through payroll deductions over the course of one year. Substantial donations can be made over the course of three to five years.

“We would like to reach our $1.5 million goal by Feb. 26,” Appelquist said. “The theatre is so important to our community, and donating gives everybody a chance to be a part of this initiative.”

The SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts is scheduled to be completed in February.

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