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How Shopping with AmazonSmile Supports Van Wezel Foundation

Did you know that shopping with AmazonSmile that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to the Van Wezel Foundation?  Yep that’s right.  By doing your normal Amazon online shopping, you can donate to the Van Wezel Foundation at no additional costs to you.  Let’s dive into

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Meet Merrill Bonder – Donor & Arts Education Champion

Van Wezel Foundation Donor Spotlight Merrill Bonder “If a child lacks confidence or struggles to learn, it’s amazing what can happen when you share your passion and desire to see them improve.” For years, Merrill Bonder has been a champion of the arts. She and her late husband, Seth, were

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Girls Inc. Summer Camp Arts Program Helps Girls be Smarter

“Teachers trust the Van Wezel to deliver high-quality content that meets their expectations.” — Kelli Maldonado, Education Director, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall This summer, Girls, Inc. members throughout Sarasota County are having fun while learning valuable lessons online. With Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Teaching Artists, these girls are

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The Hermitage Artist Retreat and Van Wezel Foundation Partner on Innovative New Arts Experience: UNSCRIPTED: Arts from the Inside Out SARASOTA, June 30, 2020 – The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation will debut an innovative new art experience this summer called UNSCRIPTED: Arts from the Inside Out.

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Donor Spotlight: Meet Edwin Schloss

“The performing arts have the ability to teach the viewer empathy by exploring the many facets of the human condition.” What do Kiss Me Kate, Sweet Charity, Grey Gardens and La Cage aux Folles have in common? They are a sample of the musicals co-produced by Edwin Schloss, a Tony

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Sending Some Musical Love to our Friends

The performing arts play an invaluable part in our lives. They add light, inspiration, and make us feel joy. So much has changed. But we have each other, and together, we will get through this. So what do we do during these uncertain times? We read books. We watch TV.

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