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Van Wezel Foundation Kicks off 2020 Giving Season

The Van Wezel Foundation is thrilled to announce that it will launch its 2020 season with a matching campaign, thanks to the generosity of the James and Maryann Armour Family Foundation. The Armours will match each new donation dollar for dollar up to $25,000 in support of the Van Wezel

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Van Wezel Foundation Grants $600,000 to Support Arts Education

Involvement in the arts is a long-running thread throughout the Sarasota area community, and support for arts education programs is crucial to keeping that involvement healthy. One of the biggest supporters: the Van Wezel Foundation, which just announced that it provided grant support of more than $600,000 to underwrite arts

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The Van Wezel Foundation Sets Sights on Future

The Van Wezel Foundation announced expansion of its board of directors and the election of chair Jim Travers. This new leadership sets the stage for the Foundation as it enters a new chapter and extends its mission: to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts

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Van Wezel Foundation Announces Expanded Board, Travers as Chair

The Van Wezel Foundation has announced expansion of its board of directors and the election of chair Jim Travers. This new leadership sets the stage for the Foundation as it enters a new chapter and extends its mission: to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports

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The Van Wezel Has a New Leader

The Van Wezel Foundation has expanded its board of directors and elected Jim Travers as chair. This new leadership sets the stage for the foundation as it enters a new chapter and extends its mission: to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education and

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Foundation Names New Board Chair, Adds Members for Next Growth Phase

Jim Travers is a senior technology executive who built high-growth technology companies in the public and private sectors during his 35-year career. by: Business Observer Staff The Van Wezel Foundation has expanded its board of directors and elected Jim Travers as its new chairman. Travers is a senior technology executive

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The Van Wezel Sets Sights on Future

The Van Wezel Foundation announced expansion of its board of directors and the election of chair Jim Travers. This new leadership sets the stage for the Foundation as it enters a new chapter and extends its mission: to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts

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Van Wezel Foundation Selects New CEO

The Van Wezel Foundation recently hired Cheryl Mendelson as its new chief executive officer. Mendelson will take on the new role next month. She has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, business development and strategic planning. She most recently worked as the vice president of institutional advancement and

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