As one of the premier nonprofit university performing arts presenters, Opening Nights at Florida State University provides world-class cultural arts programs for the community and for students both on and off campus. Your contribution raises the profile of FSU and Tallahassee to that of our nation’s most-renowned universities and cities in the caliber of performers it attracts.

Discover the ways to support ON that are most meaningful to you.


Community support is the foundation for Opening Nights. Members enjoy priority ticket ordering and discounts, parking passes and invitations to exclusive events. Join other ON Members enriching our community through the performing arts.
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Connect your business with Opening Nights audiences and engage your clients, customers and associates in inspiring and creative ways. Give back to the community and in return receive high-profile recognition, tickets to performances and exclusive benefits. Align your brand with world-class artistry while enriching Northwest Florida communities.
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Distinguished Artists Fund

Play your part in helping Florida State continue as a leading performing arts destination for the world’s most distinguished artists. Donor gifts also enable Opening Nights to subsidize tickets for university and K-12 students.
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Opening Nights in Class Fund

Help us inspire the next generation of arts enthusiasts by supporting performances and workshops for college and K-12 students in the Big Bend area with special attention to underserved populations.
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The Kelly and Laurie Dozier Endowment Fund

This endowment facilitates Opening Nights’ partnership with Chain of Parks Art Festival to provide interactive, educational opportunities for art students and expand the perceptions of the power of the visual arts through speakers who represent the visual arts industry.

Beth and Lawton Langford Endowment for the Arts

This endowment supports Opening Nights’ arts programming and performances, including family programming, master classes and operations.

Annual Gifts

Each gift makes a difference. When you contribute, your generosity directly supports the performances you see each year and helps set the stage for world-class cultural and educational experiences.
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Honorary or Memorial Gifts

Celebrate a milestone or honor a friend or loved one with a gift to Opening Nights. Donations may be made in any amount and are fully tax-deductible. Carry on your legacy while enhancing the cultural landscape of Northwest Florida.
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Employer Matching

Your company may be one of thousands that match employee contributions to Florida State University. If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, the impact of your contribution to Florida State could be significantly increased by your employer’s match.
Employer Matching

Real Estate

There are numerous tax benefits to making a real estate gift to Florida State University. Additionally, you know that your philanthropic gift is making an investment that will ensure that Florida State remains as one of the premier university performing arts presenters in the country. Real estate can be given through outright gifts and by making deferred gifts. FSU has a Real Estate Foundation to help make the process easy and convenient for you.

Planned Gifts & Endowments

Make a lasting impact on the cultural arts for future generations. There are many giving options to choose from to help best meet your philanthropic goals while enjoying tax benefits such as a gift annuity, life insurance or bequest. Contact us to discuss personalized ways to leave your legacy.