Tag Archives: Suncoast Charities for Children

Spotted! SRQ Magazine’s La Strada Video on ABC7 – Sarasota

What are you doing Saturday?  SRQ Magazine hopes to see you out on Dolphin Street, Downtown Sarasota from 6:00pm to 11:00pm to celebrate SRQ Magazine’s 20th Anniversary at La Strada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival.

This video can also be spotted on ABC7 Sarasota – WWSB, our new partner!

Bring the family out for a magical #LOVE LOCAL evening celebrating 20 years in our hometown!

LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00PM to 11:00PM
Dolphin Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
(located between S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., South of Ringling blvd.) 


Advance Admission | $10/person online
At the Door Admission | $15/person
Kids 12 and under, free

VIP Ticket | $45/person, includes access to the SRQ Studio VIP space, featuring exclusive live performances, catered bar and bites

Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street-side for the evening

SRQ MEDIA would like to thank 20th Anniversary Season Sponsor Ringling College of Art and Design for its support of this monumental milestone. We would also like to thank LaStrada event sponsors, Sarasota FordSabal Palm BankMarina JackAloft SarasotaAl Purmort InsuranceGold Coast Eagle DistributingChillounge Night and Sir Speedy Printing.

The beer and sangria proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children.

For event questions please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Rebecca Brey at rebecca.brey@srqme.com or 941-365-7702 x221.


Bal Masque Beneficiaries Dedicated to Serving Children

Leaders the four Bal Masqué Gala beneficiaries gathered at the Sarasota Opera House for a photo shoot celebrating the mission behind the magic of this Saturday’s event. Dressed in elegant finery and donning ornate masks, executives from the Child Protection Center, Circus Arts Conservatory, Suncoast Charities for Children and Suncoast Science Center shared their thoughts about how each organization works in its own way to support the mission of supporting and improving the lives of children in our community.



Doug Staley, Executive Director of Child Protection Center said, “We are committed to breaking the cycle of child abuse through prevention, intervention and education. Through CPC’s five core programs, it serves over 30,000 children per year.  Children are our future and we provide resources to protect and serve children so they can survive and thrive. “

Ping Faulhaber, Executive Director of the Suncoast Science Center said, “We provide a brighter future for our children through science, technology, engineering and math. We open doors to opportunity by providing our children with practical skills, strategic thinking and is a gateway for them to develop their potential, creativity, and provide them with invaluable tools that will lead to success on their career path and in life. “

Lucy Nicandri, Executive Director of Suncoast Charities for Children, said “Through partnerships with 5 various nonprofits, we serve and support approximately 8,000 special needs children and provides them with the services they need to thrive in our community.”

Jennifer Mitchell, Managing Director of the Circus Arts Conservatory said, “In fostering and stewarding the nation’s longest running youth circus with over 10,000 local graduates, we inspire, nurture and develop children’s skills and abilities through circus arts. Through the classroom education and training in the big top, Circus Arts Conservatory melds performance and athletics teaches leadership, team building and self-confidence.”

Buy Tickets: Every ticket purchased online will provide our guests with the opportunity to support one of these great organizations. Join us this Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Sarasota Opera House for SRQ’s Bal Masqué Gala.

Announcing SRQ Magazine’s Premier Signature Gala: Bal Masqué


SRQ will host their new annual signature soiree on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 8pm-midnight at the historic Sarasota Opera House in Downtown Sarasota. Professorial performance partners, the Circus Arts Conservatory, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet, and Fuzión Dance Artists will dazzle guests at this Venetian inspired evening. Amidst the harlequin entertainment, guests will enjoy tantalizing fare from the culinary connoisseurs of Fête.

Event beneficiaries include the Circus Arts Conservatory, the Child Protection Center, Suncoast Charities for Children, and the Suncoast Science Center.  Doug Staley, Executive Director of Child Protection Center said, “We are elated that the Child Protection Center has been selected by SRQ Media Group as a benefitting charity for their inaugural Bal Masqué Gala. We consider it an honor to have this opportunity to build awareness about our mission in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse.”

Tickets to this gala are $125 with a portion of the proceeds going to a beneficiary of choice, to be selected upon purchasing admission online at SRQBALMASQUE.COM.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Director of Business Development, Partnerships Ashley Grant at 941-365-7702 x204.