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Allegiant Supports The Sarasota Ballet with $7,500 Challenge Grant

Photo Courtesy of The Sarasota Ballet

Often referred to as the "season of giving," the holiday season has special significance and importance in 2020 as many Americans face new challenges and uncertainty due to the pandemic. The Allegiant Private Advisors team remains committed to supporting meaningful programs in the Sarasota area which are focused on serving the vital needs of local families.

In addition to life-sustaining essentials provided by organizations devoted to health and human services, Allegiant also recognizes the challenges not-for-profit performing arts organizations are navigating today.

"The economic impacts of the pandemic run deep through almost every business sector, but the arts and entertainment industries—including performing arts which enrich our lives and cultural experiences so deeply—have suffered greatly," explained Paul Cantor, CFA, CFP®, AIF®, a Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Allegiant. Paul has been a patron of the Ballet since relocating to Sarasota, a move which considered the opportunity to attend performances of such a world-class ballet company. Today he volunteers as a Trustee on The Sarasota Ballet's Board of Directors, serving on the Finance and Investment Committees. "I know all too well the implications the pandemic could have on the organization's continued success and budgetary needs. I'm tremendously proud of the Ballet's ability to adapt to a digital season of performances during its 30
th anniversary year, but also feel compelled to contribute, now more than ever."

Allegiant Private Advisors is stepping up its support of The Sarasota Ballet this holiday season with a $7,500 challenge grant.

"We hope others will join Allegiant in supporting our Company this season," added Iain Webb, Director of The Sarasota Ballet. "Because of Allegiant Private Advisor's generosity, each gift will be magnified with a dollar-for-dollar match, this is an opportunity for everyone's gift to go even further." While the need for unrestricted operating dollars is key, donors can also support the free
Dance – The Next Generation program serving at-risk youth or donate funds allocated for additional safety measures allowing for social distancing and new protocols during COVID-19.

"There are many opportunities to help keep The Sarasota Ballet dancing, now and forever. That is the Allegiant team's hope for our local cultural arts organizations and community overall as we work together to move forward," Paul stated.

As a boutique firm offering fiduciary-level financial planning and investment advisory services, Allegiant Private Advisors is a firm built to be your advocate. As part of our customized wealth management approach, we regularly guide clients' charitable giving strategies. Our team of wealth advisors can help you give with the greatest positive impact for causes most important to you and your family.

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