Van Wezel Foundation raises $20 million for new Sarasota Performing Arts Center proposals

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Since she took over as chief executive officer of the Van Wezel Foundation three years ago, Cheryl Mendelson has been working to sell the community and donors on the need for a major new performing arts center that will be the centerpiece of the new Bay Park Conservancy.

Those efforts have been paying off with millions raised in leadership gifts. On Thursday, she announced that Foundation board members have kicked in $20 million to move forward this year on architectural selection for the proposed new Sarasota Performing Arts Center.

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