Why Support?

Our greatest need is general programming support for the Foundation. The Foundation brings top performers, comedians, concerts of all varieties, performing arts shows, youth and family programming and more to our community. The programs are only sustainable with Foundation support, and together with the Theater, we provide unrivaled cultural arts experiences for the entire community.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports the majority of programming at the Duke Foundation supporters are afforded a variety of access, entertainment, hospitality and recognition benefits.

  • Become a Member or a Corporate Member
  • Become a Corporate Partner
  • Support Educational Programming
  • Support the Class Acts Performance Series for School Children
  • Sponsor a Show or a Series of Shows
  • Sponsor and Host a “Dinner and a Show”
  • Host a VIP Experience for Friends or Clients
  • Name an Area of the Theater (Naming Rights)
  • Sponsor and Host a “Lunch and Learn” Event
  • Host a Community Outreach Presentation at Your Business
  • Join our Speaker’s Bureau or our Advisory Council
  • Make a General Donation
  • Volunteer at the Theater or with the Foundation

The world-class Mahaffey Theater is St. Petersburg’s premier waterfront performing arts venue and we donate hundreds of tickets each year to qualifying nonprofit organizations.