SCF Studio for Performing Arts is a $7 million capital project to finance the construction of a nearly 15,000 square-foot facility offering students and community greater access to intimate performances and acoustic perfection. The concert-recital hall will seat 150 visitors and will be used by both SCF music academic programs and community groups. This capital project will also contain 1,620 square-feet of practice studios, a 540 square-foot music library for the College’s instrumental studies program. An instrument storage space will allow SCF to provide instruments to students who might not otherwise afford them. Therefore, offering SCF’s music program a recruiting advantage to attract and retain talented students.
The current building where music students’ practice is over 50 years old and presents poor functionality and acoustics. In 2010 the Department of Education completed a facilities study and determined the building was not suitable for college music program needs. The Studio for Performing Arts is being developed to support the growth of music, arts and theatrical programs.
Further, SCF’s music program has strong ties to the community and the studio will build on the relationship by providing student performances by the College’s many choirs, ensembles and bands. SCF’s own Bradenton Symphony Orchestra includes students and locally renowned musicians, who offer a more in- depth experience to the students and share their talents with the community. The new space will allow SCF to expand community outreach to populations with limited access to these programs by sharing their talents with the community.
Gifts to the Studio for Performing Arts of $10,000 or more will be matched 1:1 (until funds are depleted) by SCFF Directors and Trustees.
Naming opportunities are available please contact SCF Foundation Executive Director, Cassandra Holmes to learn more about this capital project. 941-752-5456 or HolmesC@SCF.edu
SCF Collegiate School Venice Campus is a tuition free public charter school created through a charter with Sarasota County School District. It opened its doors in the fall of 2019 to over 50 high school juniors. The School provides local students with the opportunity to excel academically and experience life on campus while being provided the guidance to succeed. In its second year, the school will enroll both juniors and seniors. By 2022, SCFCS Venice will accommodate about 400 high school students.
The full- time dual enrollment program presents an opportunity for motivated students to graduate high school with an associate degree, tuition-free—with some on the fast track to a bachelor’s degree. The rigorous academic curriculum offered in the first two years of high school is developed by teachers in collaboration with college professors. Students will be dually enrolled in SCF their junior year, completing 60 credits for an AA degree, which also replaces credits needed for a high school diploma.
These high school students will be able to develop time management skills, improve their writing skills and advance their critical thinking. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to participate in clubs and organizations at SCF Venice.
A generous partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University offers SCFCS graduates a $5,000 per year scholarship over three years for tuition and fees to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Currently, there is a $5 million capital building effort to fundraise the construction of classrooms and collaborative learning spaces for the SCFCS-Venice.
SCF Parrish is the future home of a 74 acres campus which will serve the growing population of the area east of I-75 and north of the Manatee River. This strategic initiative will ensure that SCF programs are available to students in all geographic regions of SCF’s service regions while ensuring open access to all students. The Campus will provide a concierge-style student experience as well as curriculum and programs responsive to workforce needs.
SCF Parrish is located at 11680 Erie Road, Parrish, FL 34219. A $5 million capital funding endeavor is underway to finance the campus construction project and there are naming opportunities available.
SCF Baseball-Softball Training Facility is a capital funding effort to finance $750,000 in support of building a 6,300 square-foot training facility on the Bradenton Campus and will serve SCF’s Men’s Baseball and Women’s Softball. The training facility will be utilized by community athletic programs as well.
The facility will be constructed of pre-engineered metal and house 4 netted batting lanes and 2 pitching lanes for athlete practice. A 525 square-foot office will provide space for coach and player use. This facility will keep SCF in pace with other college baseball and softball programs.
SCF Men’s Baseball has a rich 61- year history including 32 conference championships; 240 players have gone on to play professional baseball and 30 players have gone on to play Major League Baseball.
SCF Women’s Softball has a 24- year history of fast-pitch softball; including 8 conference championships; and 2 NJCAA National appearances.
SCF Health & Human Performance Center is a $9.5 million capital funding effort to finance the replacement of the 50 year old Hal Chasey Gymnasium with a state-of-the-art athletic facility that will enhance the student experience.