Philanthropists Patty and Jay Baker offer
$10 Million matching gift challenge.
Feasibility Study is conducted and completed.
Board members pledge support.
Active fundraising to meet Baker Match commences
Three acres of land purchased on corner of 1st Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road.
Series of donor cultivation events held.
H3/Arquitectonica selected as architects. First concept renderings presented. Schematic Design Phase.
Baker Match completed = $20 Million.
Major Bank of America support announced.
Design & Development Phase
Capital Campaign Committee launched.
Naples Community Redevelopment Agency votes unanimously to advance negotiations for parking garage project
Active top-tier fundraising continues. Donor cultivation events held.
Construction documents finalized.
Public Phase fundraising.
Hurricane Ian delays construction and causes two inside walls to collapse
Beaming with Pride event celebrating the highest steel beam’s placement on the building
Duct work and rough-ins installed
GRAND OPENING! First season in new facility.
Since 2016, our education programs have tripled, serving over 12,000 students in 2019. Annual budgets show steady growth with operating revenues and expenses increasing 102% from FY16 to FY19. During that time, Gulfshore Playhouse staff grew from 22 to 42. Our Board of Directors expanded from 13 to 20 members. Net ticket sales increased by 40% from FY16 to FY19.
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