WUSF 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash
 

Tickets Now Available!

On Friday, January 31, 2014, WUSF Public Media presents its 50th Birthday Bash - Live and in Person. Our celebration will be a high-spirited evening of entertainment and camaraderie, with music, food and drink highlighted by "Live and in Person" appearances from our WUSF Stars!

When: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Where: Fête Ballroom at the Polo Grill, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and $150 per couple.

Attire: Casual Chic

The event has reached capacity. Please click below to add your name to our waiting list.

Waiting List

 

A Sponsorship Opportunity

The Birthday Bash is a fundraising event organized by an extraordinary volunteer committee. Becoming a sponsor is a unique opportunity to join with fellow public media enthusiasts in support of WUSF programming that you know and love.

Sponsorships range from $250 - $5,000. Click the button below to become an event sponsor

Review sponsor levels and benefits, in the next section.

 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

5,000 Watt Golden Sponsor - ($5,000)

• On-air Golden Sponsor recognition on 89.7, 89.1, 103.9 and WUSF TV
• Logo or name recognition on commemorative gift that will be presented to each attendee
• Speaking opportunity during Birthday Bash event
• Up to 20 tickets to Birthday Bash event
• Access for you and all of your guests to private VIP reception
• Corporate brand recognition or name listing on following materials:
- Printed and electronic invitation, sent to all founding members of WUSF’s Classical service, WSMR, as well as all station members in Sarasota and Manatee counties
- WUSF website, which receives 60,000 – 80,000 unique visitors each month
• Golden Sponsor signage recognition the night of the event
• A portion of Sponsorship is tax-deductible ($4,100)


2,500 Watt Premier Sponsor ($2,500)

• Up to Ten tickets to Birthday Bash event
• Access for you and all of your guests to private VIP reception
• Corporate brand recognition or name listing on following materials:
- Printed and electronic invitation, sent to all founding members of WUSF’s Classical service, WSMR, as well as all station members in Sarasota and Manatee counties
- WUSF website, which receives 60,000 – 80,000 unique visitors each month
• Premier Sponsor recognition the night of the event
• A portion of Sponsorship is tax-deductible ($2,050)


1,000 Watt Sponsor ($1,000)

• Six tickets to Birthday Bash event
• Access for six to private VIP reception
• Corporate brand recognition or name listing on following materials:
- WUSF website, which receives 60,000 – 80,000 unique visitors each month
• Sponsor recognition the night of the event
• A portion of Sponsorship is tax-deductible ($730)


500 Watt Sponsor ($500)

• Four tickets to Birthday Bash event
• Access for four to private VIP reception
• Optional sponsor name recognition the night of the event
• Corporate brand recognition or name listing on WUSF website, which receives 60,000 – 80,000 unique visitors each month
• A portion of Sponsorship is tax-deductible ($320)


250 Watt Sponsor ($250)

• Two tickets to Birthday Bash event
• Access for two to private VIP reception
• Optional sponsor name recognition the night of the event
• A portion of Sponsorship is tax-deductible ($160)
 

Volunteer Committee

Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Event Chair

Angel Algeri
Frank Buffone
Jan Chester
Audrey Coleman
Alan Dee
Chip Gaylor
Dennis Hassell
Anne Howard
Christine Jennings
Phil King
Carole Kleinberg
Sophia LaRusso
June LeBell
Barbara Fischer Long
Tom Luzier
G. Lowe Morrison
Nancy Roucher
Daisy Saunders
George Schofield
Mark Sena
Colleen Shulman
Eva T. Slane
Elsie R. Souza
Stewart Stearns
Dennis Stover
Sandy Van
Deborah Van Brunt
Brian Wiggins
Jarred Wilson
Janice Zarro

 

Birthday Bash Sponsors

5,000 Watt Golden
   
  Community Foundation
   
2,500 Watt Premier
   
  Armel Jewelers
   
  Wells Fargo - The Private Bank
   
  Christopher Jon Souza Memorial Fund by Tony and Elsie Rodrigues Souza
   
1,000 Watt
 
  Boyer Jackson Bowman
   
  First America Bank
   
  Carolyn Fitzpatrick
  Christin Laramee
  Barbara Fischer Long &
James Long
  Sharon Rosier
  Mark Steinwachs &
Jarred Wilson
  Ky Thompson
   
500 Watt
  Caldwell Trust
   
  Maudlin & Jenkins
   
  Gallagher Hagopian logo
  Sabal Trust Company
   
  USF Manatee County Campus
   
  Trevor Cramer
  Sylvia Fletcher
  Edwin Folts
  Dr. Arthur M. & Lynn C. Guilford
  Charlie Huisking
  George W. & Joan Lange
  June LeBell & Edward Alley
  Katalina Millan
  Mark Sena & Linda Saul-Sena
  George Schofield, Ph.D. &
Linda M. De Mello
  Dennis Stover and Philip King
  Deborah Van Brunt
   
   
 
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