The Venice Symphony Receives Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The Venice Symphony Receives $30,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Venice, FL – October 28, 2019 – Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded The Venice Symphony a $30,000 Arts Appreciation Grant to provide core support for its 2019-20 concert season. This grant will help fund the full concert season at the Venice Performing Arts Center and support The Symphony’s signature Jazz with Pizzazz fundraiser for youth music education.

“The continued support of Gulf Coast Community Foundation as a season sponsor has enabled The Venice Symphony to grow and thrive as an orchestra and as an arts presence in our community,” said Executive Director Christine Kasten. “This generous grant enables The Symphony to invite renowned guest artists and collaborate with other Sarasota County arts organizations during our concert season, and to reach more area students with our respected and successful music education programs.”

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. The orchestra is led by Music Director/Conductor Troy Quinn. Learn more at

For 25 years, together with its donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed 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, it has become the philanthropic home of nearly 1,000 families, individuals, organizations, and businesses that have established charitable funds there, and together they have invested more than $340 million in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at