Our Building Campaign Moves Forward
Florida Craftsmen gratefully thanks all of our generous donors who have dedicated gifts to Florida Craftsmen’s Building Campaign. Over $488,000 in cash donations and pledges has been raised to date from individuals, families, other organizations, businesses and corporations -- making the dream of a permanent home for Florida Craftsmen a realistic goal.
Florida Craftsmen has an extended opportunity to campaign in addition to applying for a Cultural Facilities Grant with the State of Florida this year. Using the capital we have already raised and will continue to raise, the State can match those funds 2-for-1, giving us the ability of closing with an additional $250,000 or more.
The ownership of a landmark building in a growing cultural district is a sign that Florida Craftsmen has established a sound foundation and embraces the future for elevating increased artistic activity both locally and across the state. A tremendous thank you is extended to everyone that has already contributed -- for being such an important part of our success and for your shared vision of Florida Craftsmen’s permanent home.
Contributions on behalf of the Building Campaign are still being accepted, and we welcome your participation in this historic undertaking. Gifts can be in the form of cash or appreciated securities. If you are a corporation operating in the state of Florida, you may also pledge a gift as a tax incentive through the Community Contribution Tax Credit as our building is located within a designated “Enterprise Zone”. Please phone FC Director Michele Tuegel at (727) 821-7391 if you would like further information regarding this program, or mail your fully tax-deductiblecontribution to: Renaissance Building Campaign, Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
Florida Craftsmen extends our immense gratitude to the following for their leadership gifts:
Jill & Gary Meltzer
Eileen & Richard Salem
USA Networks, Inc. Foundation
Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation
Bricks & Mortar
Ruth Light Stanley