On February 25th, Elizabeth Lindsay, a long-time resident, distinguished community leader and USF alumna and supporter, shared her viewpoint of how Sarasota has grown from an emerging artist colony in the 1950s to becoming the cultural mecca it is today.
Lindsay has played a vital role in the growth of our community as a philanthropist and visionary leader, and the “Collecting Recollections” series at The Ringling honored her as a special individual with a deep connection to Sarasota’s artistic life. The series is designed to capture an oral history through a conversation onstage at the Historic Asolo Theater in front of an audience.
Lindsay’s shared memories will be archived for scholars and researchers who visit The Ringling for years to come.
Among her many outstanding accomplishments, Lindsay is the former campus board chair for USF Sarasota-Manatee, the co-founder of The Women’s Exchange, chaired the fundraising drive to purchase the Dunfermline opera house for the Asolo Repertory Theatre, served on the boards of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling College, New College Foundation, Florida West Coast Symphony Association, Mote Marine Laboratory, The Ringling Museum of Art, the Florida and National Trusts for Historic Preservation, and chaired the State Board of Regents, overseeing 10 of Florida’s public universities.