Michael Bloomberg to speak in Sarasota

 

Michael Bloomberg to speak in Sarasota

 

Date: January 29, 2014
by: David Conway | News Editor

 
 

 

The Ringling College Library Association and Gulf Coast Community Foundation have teamed up to bring Michael Bloomberg to Sarasota this March.

Bloomberg, who concluded his third term as mayor of New York earlier this month, will give a evening lecture at an event on March 28 at the Sarasota Opera House. Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Chairman Jay Logan said proceeds from the event would go towards funding construction of a new library at the Ringling College of Art and Design.

The event is not a part of the Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall series, but Logan helped book the event. The Ringling College Library Association has been working to bring Bloomberg to Sarasota for over a year, Logan said, but were only recently able to secure his presence as he was leaving office.

“Given where we are in the campaign for the library, we thought this would be a good opportunity to help that project along in terms of the construction fund,” Logan said. “We hope the community will rally around that.”

Logan said tickets for the event should be available some time in late February.

Contact David Conway at dconway@yourobserver.com.

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