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FAU University Club Hosts Sunday Brunch Fundraiser

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 7, 2013) – The University Club of Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated Florida’s 500th anniversary with the “Fountain of Youth” Sunday Brunch to benefit FAU Libraries and the student scholarship fund. The brunch took place at The Addison, one of the oldest buildings in Boca Raton.

The event featured music from FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, including singing conquistadors and a jazz quartet, as well as special Fountains of Youth and a silent auction. Bob and Regina Vetto served as honorary chairs of the event, and author and historian Sandy Simon was the honorary guest.

“I’d like to thank everyone who attended our ‘Fountain of Youth’ fundraiser,” said Alene Brewer, University Club president. “The music students put on a wonderful show, and we enjoyed hosting this event to raise funds for student scholarships and FAU Libraries.”

The University Club, founded in 1976, develops and implements fundraising projects and encourages its members to give of their time, talent and energy to help achieve the goals of FAU. The organization has contributed more than $400,000 to student scholarships and more than $500,000 to FAU Libraries.

For more information about the University Club, call 561-297-6144 or email


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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