FAU to Host 2016 Gala on April 2

Florida Atlantic University will host its annual gala on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.


By amy-haycock | 3/10/2016

Florida Atlantic University will host its annual gala on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Proceeds will provide scholarships and support for FAU students. FAU has secured a number of sponsors for the gala, including corporations, local businesses and friends of FAU.

“Since our first gala in 2011, FAU alumni and friends have come together to raise more than $2 million,” said FAU President John Kelly. “As a scholarship recipient myself, I can relate to the more than 60 percent of FAU students who require financial assistance in order to complete their studies. Funds raised from the 2016 gala will help us continue to provide current and future Owls the opportunity to fulfill their academic dreams.”

Hosted in the spectacular FAU Stadium, the 2016 FAU Gala will be spread over three levels and will dazzle the senses with gourmet dining, a full open bar, live music, a “halftime” extravaganza with fireworks, live and silent auctions and more. Featured live auction items include an intimate dinner party at the Eleanor R. Baldwin House with President Kelly and First Lady Carolyn Kelly, designer handbag and eyeglasses from Saks Fifth Avenue, and an adorable puppy from Tri-County Animal Rescue. The auction also will include jewelry and crystal, sports memorabilia, resort stays, dining certificates, spa and golf packages, concert and theater tickets, a personal portrait oil painting by renowned artist Yaacov Heller, FAU Stadium suites for the 2016 football season, a special tour at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and other unique experiences.

Silver-level sponsors ($10,000+) are ADT; Barnes & Noble College; BB&T; Chartwells; FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Boca Raton; Florida Power & Light Company; JM Family Enterprises; Randy ’73 and Rosemary Justice; Schmidt Family Foundation; and SFL Productions. Bronze-level sponsors ($5,000+) are BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Dr. Michael and Phyllis Dennis; Patricia and Gary McKay; Abdol and Cathy Moabery; Modernizing Medicine; Premier Beverage; ShowPro, Inc.; and Turner. Crystal-level sponsors ($2,500+) are Bruce ’71 and Carolyn ’92 Allen; Anthony ’78 and Vicki Barbar; The Beacon Group, Inc.; Boca Raton Airport; Stephen ’82 and Tamra Constantine; Alberto Dosal; Dr. Jeffrey and Barbara Feingold; Michael ’82 and Mindy Feldman; Dale and Ann Gregory; IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union; Marilyn C. Link; Christine E. Lynn, E.M. Lynn Foundation; John and Mary Beth ’74 McDonald; Novitex Enterprise Solutions; Timothy ’76 and Linda ’77 O’Connor; Paladin Global Partners; Pechter Family Foundation, Inc.; Rand Eye Institute; James Riordan, Ph.D. ’09, FAU MBA in Sport Management Program; Gary and Robin ’07, ’09 Rubin; The University Club of the FAU Foundation, Inc.; Thomas ’71 and Maureen Workman; and Dr. Richard and Lila Yules. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor.

Tickets are available for $250 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 561-297-6144, email faugala@fau.edu or visit http://faugala.info.

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