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Ruth Eckerd Hall Grand Unveiling

Guests arrive for their first look at the re-imagined Ruth Eckerd Hall.
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On November 1, 2019, over 400 attendees gathered at Ruth Eckerd Hall to witness the unveiling of the most recent phase of construction in the Expanding the Experience Capital Campaign. Guests were the first to enjoy the brand new Grand Lobby, the Kate Teidemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre, the Holt Family Stage, the Raymond James Central Ticket Office, the Bouchard Observation Window and the soaring Hoffman Family Dress Circle Lounge. The Gatsby-themed event celebrated the progress of the current campaign ($25 million raised to date toward the $34 million goal) and raised record-breaking funds for the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. After dinner, guests danced the night away with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Guests enjoy cocktail hour in the expanded 6,000-square-foot Grand Lobby.

REH Board Chair Frank Hibbard recognizes the donors who made this phase of construction possible.

Pinellas County Commissioner Kenneth T. Welch, Ruth Eckerd Hall President & CEO Susan Crockett and Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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