The Venice Symphony Receive Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation





Venice, FL – November 14, 2018 – Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded The Venice Symphony a $30,000 Arts Appreciation Grant to provide core support and season sponsorship for its 2018-18 season. This grant will help fund the full Symphonic and Pops concert season at the Venice Performing Arts Center. It also supports The Symphony’s March 17, 2019 Jazz with Pizzazz fundraiser for Symphony in the Schools and the Summer Music Camp.


“This grant and the continued support of Gulf Coast Community Foundation is so important, as The Venice Symphony strives to bring high quality performances and outstanding musicians to our South Sarasota community,” said Executive Director Christine Kasten. “The grant will also provide funding for The Symphony to bring music education to students from North Port to South Sarasota, many of whom would not experience symphonic music if it wasn’t for these programs and the support of Gulf Coast.”





About The Venice Symphony:   Founded in 1974, The Venice Symphony is a 501 (c)(3) professional orchestra deeply rooted in its community, offering a variety of concerts from November through May, special events and long-standing music education programs for all ages throughout the year.



About Gulf Coast Community Foundation: Together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community
Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a
public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then,
we have become the philanthropic home of more than 700 families who have established
charitable funds there and has invested  $300 million in grants in the areas of
health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture,
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