Completing the $15M Rising Tides Capital Campaign & Contributing to the Revitalization of the Channel District
October 21, 2015 – Tampa, Florida – The Florida Aquarium announced today the official start of construction on the new 7,500 square foot Mosaic Center. This new event center will fill a much needed capability for the Aquarium whose weddings and event business has skyrocketed in recent years – get a QuickQuote for your wedding now. As the revitalization of the Channel District takes shape, the Aquarium’s Mosaic Center will be a critical resource and draw for in the influx of groups looking for event space in downtown Tampa. The revenue earned from the Mosaic Center will help fund the non-profit Aquarium’s mission based initiatives including the rescue and rehabilitation of animals and coral propagation work.
“The Mosaic Center will not only transform the structural look of the Aquarium but will be an instrumental piece in the transformation of the Channel District providing an additional resource for the growing community,” said Thom Stork, president and CEO of The Florida Aquarium. “We thank our friends and partners at Mosaic for their generous donation. None of this would have been possible without their help and longtime support.”
Completion of the Mosaic Center will signify the successful end to The Florida Aquarium’s $15M Rising Tides Capital Campaign which kicked off in 2012. Mosaic’s record $2.5 Million donation kicked off the campaign so it is only fitting that the Mosaic Center will be the final project in the campaign.
“We are excited to get this project underway and to be part of the ongoing growth in the downtown Tampa area,” said Gary (Bo) Davis, Sr. Vice President of Phosphate Operations. “The new Mosaic Center is a great example of our longstanding partnership with our friends at the Aquarium and our mutual commitment to the community,” he added.
About The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environment. The Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals representing species from Florida and around the world.
About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is the world’s largest combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two essential crop nutrients. Driven by its mission to help the world grow the food it needs, Mosaic is committed to strengthening global food security and protecting critical water resources. The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation make investments in and partner with best-of-class leaders in the focus areas of food, water and local community investments. More information about Mosaic is available at www.mosaicco.com.