Donor Engagement

Lauren Nielsen
Position:
Director of Donor Engagement, Individual Giving

Miscellaneous Information

Joined the Orchestra in 2022

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Lauren helps to set strategies to engage individual donors and solicit gifts for Sarasota Orchestra's Annual Fund. She supports the Development and Marketing teams in the execution of appeal strategies, develops relationships with new donors, and stewards ongoing donor relationships to inspire increased contributions.

Education and Experience:

Lauren earned a BFA in Musical Theater and a master's in Professional Communication from the University of Tampa.

Favorite Classical Music Work:

Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly. "The music and story touch your soul," Lauren says. "It's both heartwrenching and beautiful. I have been lucky enough to sing excerpts from this show and win awards for my performances."

People are surprised when they learn this about you:

Lauren is a professional musical theater and opera singer who competed for nine years in the Miss America and Miss USA organizations. She currently serves as Miss Sarasota USA.

Give to the
Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Sarasota Orchestra can continue to share the gift of music with our community through concerts, education and outreach programs. Please join us by making a donation today. Together, we can keep the music playing, now and always.

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Special Events

Deepen your connection and make great memories with Sarasota Orchestra at these delightful happenings.


Special Concert and Gala featuring Yo‌-‌Yo Ma
March 2, 2023

Masterworks Dinner
March 28, 2023

Contact Us

 Address

709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Phone

Box Office: 941.953.3434
Administration: 941.953.4252

 Box Office Hours:

Our staff is here to help by phone, email, or in-person Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

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