Timeline

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PHILANTHROPY

BUILDING PROGRESS

ANNUAL GROWTH

2016

Philanthropists Patty and Jay Baker offer
$10 Million matching gift challenge.

Feasibility Study is conducted and completed.

Board members pledge support.

2017

Active fundraising to meet Baker Match commences

Three acres of land purchased on corner of 1st Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road.

2018

Series of donor cultivation events held.

H3/Arquitectonica selected as architects. First concept renderings presented. Schematic Design Phase.

2019

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

2020

Active top-tier fundraising continues. Donor cultivation events held.

Construction documents finalized.

2021

Ground-breaking.

2022

Public Phase fundraising.

2023

GRAND OPENING! First season in new facility.

2016-2019
GROWTH

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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