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Edie and Roman Brenner

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Roman and Edie Brenner’s story is one we hear often from our patrons. And it’s one that makes us smile every time. The couple started out coming to Naples to escape the cold for a few weeks a year. And then, well, their time spent here started to grow.

“We’ve been coming to Naples for many years,” Roman says. “Six years ago, we decided to buy in Pelican Bay and are spending more time than we originally thought.”

The couple has long supported classical arts in their hometown of Toronto, especially the Toronto Symphony. So they started looking for opportunities to enjoy the same cultural activities in Southwest Florida. That led them to Artis—Naples and to become donors.

“Now that we are spending most of the season in Naples, we are enjoying what Artis—Naples offers, attending concerts, shows, lectures and Baker Museum exhibits,” Roman says. “Two years ago, we decided to be supporters of Artis—Naples.”

The couple doesn’t spend all their time in Naples, nor all their Naples time in the concert hall. But they have begun working their schedules around a still-active work life and the things they love to do in Florida.

“I am still involved in running a business, so I try to make visits to Naples fit with the various functions that we’ve committed to,” Roman says. “Being an enthusiastic tennis player, this also plays into my scheduling plans.”

In the end, their commitment to Artis—Naples reflects their growing attachment to their home away from home.

“We are delighted to be able to support the community where we spend the winters and enjoy all that Artis—Naples has to offer,” Roman says.



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