ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The Florida Orchestra recently named three new members to its Board of Directors. The business and community leaders bring a range of expertise and support that will help non-profit TFO build on its success now and in the future.
As the backbone of the orchestra’s fundraising efforts, board directors are committed to fulfilling TFO’s mission to strengthen, inspire and unite the Tampa Bay community through the power of music. They play an important fiduciary and governance role that is essential for TFO to maintain a high level of excellence in its artistic, education and community programs.
The new board members are:
Barry M. Alpert is the Founder and Chairman of the Alpert Financial Group, Inc. (a family office) and has extensive experience in the banking and insurance industries. He is involved in many philanthropic organizations including The Florida Council on Economic Education, The Tampa Bay Partnership, WEDU/PBS and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Patricia B. Hancock is dedicated to community service and music. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor of music in violin performance and received her J.D. from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. Her other community involvement includes the board of Metropolitan Ministries, where she was previously Board Chair, LampLighters and The Junior League of Tampa.
Angela Phiri is Manager, System Office Finance & Capital Planning at Baycare Health System. She is a finance professional with a 20-plus year career that includes deep finance and accounting experience in the health care industry and insurance services, as well as a former electrical engineer. She has a bachelor’s degree and MBA in accounting and finance and a diploma in electrical engineering. With a love of classical music, she feels TFO is an opportunity to get involved and give back to the community.
About The Florida Orchestra
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. This is its 54th season. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, TFO performs series of classical, popular, and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. The orchestra is dedicated to connecting to the community both in-person and virtually, with family and youth concerts and other educational programs. For tickets and information: FloridaOrchestra.org. The Florida Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)3 EIN: 59-1223691 CH#1830. To learn more how you can support the power of music in building community, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org To donate now: FloridaOrchestra.org/donate