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DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Joan Lieberman

Meet Joan Lieberman! Joan is originally from Milwaukee, WI and currently resides on Longboat Key. Joan is a huge football fan (Go Packers!), has a passion for the performing arts and loves a good Broadway musical or comedic performance. In fact, The Jersey Boys is one of her favorites. She

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CARES Act Allows for Greater Tax Deductions

CARES Act Provides Donor Incentives The Van Wezel Foundation is grateful for your generous support of our work over the years. As we adapt to our new reality, we would like to bring to your attention new tax incentives for charitable giving that were included in the recently enacted Coronavirus

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Sarasota, FL (April 1) – The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Van Wezel Foundation have partnered together to launch a new arts education service called Artworks Anywhere, a free online service for parents, educators, caregivers and children to meet the growing needs and changing roles of families due to

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The Van Wezel Foundation’s 2020 Inspiration Gala Raises $1,000,000

Sarasota, Florida – March 2, 2020 – The Van Wezel Foundation held its annual Inspiration Gala on February 21, raising more than $1,000,000 to become the largest, most successful fundraising event in the organization’s history. Contributions will help fund the Foundation’s mission to build a world-class performing arts center that

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