The 2017 TBBCA Impact Awards will draw hundreds of business leaders on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
The fundraiser, held annually since 1989, supports TBBCA programs, including the Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships, providing financial assistance for students pursuing higher education in the arts.
This year’s awardees, honored for their impact on arts and culture in the Tampa Bay area, are Michael Francis, music director of The Florida Orchestra; Peter Zinober, lawyer and TBBCA board director; Ruby C. Williams, folk artist; and Neil and Gianna Gobioff, Gobioff Foundation. Sponsorships available; visit www.tbbca.org/ImpactAwards2017.
– Susana Weymouth, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts