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Friends of Artis—Naples Gala

Scenes from the
2019-20 Gala

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An Iconic Evening
with Jarrod Spector

Jarrod Spector was nominated for both a Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance as Barry Mann in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. He made his Broadway debut as Gavroche in the original production of Les Misérables and went on to play a record-breaking 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. In 2019 he finished his most recent Broadway run starring as Sonny Bono in The Cher Show. He has appeared in national tours of Les Misérables and Jersey Boys and starred as Hamlet in an off-Broadway production of Hamlet. He has toured the country with his critically acclaimed solo concerts and duet performances with his wife Kelli Barrett and has released two solo albums. Jarrod grew up in Philadelphia, attended Princeton, and trained at the Atlantic Theater Company in NYC.

Due to a sudden illness, Stephanie J. Block, who won a Tony Award for her role as Cher in The Cher Show on Broadway, is unable to join us tonight. So, instead of Cher, we have Sonny performing for us!


Icons Sponsorship

Historic Sponsor

$30,000 Sponsorship

  • Nancy and Lanny Baird
  • Alan Einhorn and Vicki Cooper
  • Judy and Verne Istock
  • Ned C. and Cynthia R. Lautenbach
  • Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson
  • Nancy W. and George R. Woltz

Model Sponsor

$20,000 Sponsorship

  • Carmen and Jim Campbell
  • Robert T. and Terry Edwards
  • Kathleen and Daniel Mezzalingua
  • Joseph G. and Toshiko Tompkins

Epochal Sponsor

$15,000 Sponsorship

  • Ken and Karen Heithoff
  • Gerald and Jody Lippes

Premier Sponsor

$10,000 Sponsorship

  • Barbara and Ron Balser
  • James and Shirley Curvey
  • Bobbi and David Drobis
  • Entech
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Andy and Lisa Lipman
  • Sharon and Timothy Ubben
  • Enid and Jerry Weygandt

Media Sponsor


In-Kind Sponsors

Artistic Science LLC
Patty and Jay Baker
Botanicals On The Gulf
Crown Jewelers of Naples
Naples Luxury Travel/SeaDream
Norman Love Confections
Tastebuds Custom Catering, Inc.


2018-19 Friends of Artis—Naples Gala
  Fashioning Influence


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