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The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (Perlman Suncoast) has received a $500,000 gift from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust. The money will be used to establish an endowment fund to ensure that Perlman Suncoast’s mission of educating and inspiring musicians and audiences is sustainable now and well into the future. The Daniel E. Offutt III Perlman Suncoast Sustaining Fund will be used to provide virtual classical music education programs for elementary, middle and high school music students in Sarasota and Manatee counties. This season, experiences include recorded performances and virtual live interactions between students and alumni of The Perlman Music Program (PMP). These programs are offered at no charge.

Once deemed safe, Perlman Suncoast will resume PMP Alumni: In Schools, with multiple alumni education outreach visits to area schools throughout the season; as well as PMP Alumni: Around Town, featuring live performances in venues throughout the community. The fund will also help sustain the annual PMP Winter Residency, which is expected to return to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in December 2021.

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