Opening Nights 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

Opening Nights provides artistic experiences, performances and workshops to college and K-12 students in the Big Bend area with special attention to underserved populations. Help us continue to enhance our educational programs to inspire the next generation of arts enthusiasts.
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2021-22 Donors:

  • Ms. Lise A. Ryder
  • Sherrill Ragans

The Kelly and Laurie Dozier Endowment Fund

The Kelly and Laurie Dozier Endowment Fund facilitates Opening Nights’ partnership with the 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 engaging and entertaining speakers and presenters who represent the visual arts industry.

For more information on how to give to this endowment, please contact: Lori Elliott, Director of Development, Opening Nights at Florida State University, at or 850-645-0542.