All tickets purchased after 1pm - Friday, April 3rd,
can be picked up at the will call window the day of the event.

To purchase tickets for this event, please click here

For more information about this event, please click here

If you have questions about this event or inquiries about sponsorships,
please email Mary Lou Bale at

Save the date, February 20, 2016.
To see photos of this year’s event, please click here.

Neel Performing Arts Center
• December 14, 2014 - The Diamonds
• January 11, 2015 - Let's Hang On
• February 8, 2015 - Tony Pace
• February 15, 2015 - The New Christy Minstrels
• March 1, 2015 - Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
• March 22, 2015 - Colcannon

Single tickets for all performances $30.
Six-show subscription $120.
Call the Neel ticket office for information at 941-752-5252.


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• Ensure access to success for those who desire to obtain higher education;
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Pathways to Success - In celebration of our military veterans for their service to our nation, the State College of Florida and the Foundation are committed to supporting our veterans’ transition back to non-military life by helping them earn a college degree. The Foundation is raising funds to help provide these veterans with scholarships and emergency assistance in the form of loans to bridge the gap in VA benefit payment. Click here for more information.

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On July 1, 2009 the name of The Foundation for Manatee Community College, Inc. changed to State College of Florida Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with the change of the name of the College to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

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