FAU Celebrates 2018 President’s Gala

By brittany sylvestri | 4/10/2018

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated its eighth annual gala in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

The gala transported guests to an evening under the lights of Broadway and showcased works of art. Spread over three levels of the stadium, the gala featured gourmet dining, a full open bar, fireworks, live entertainment, auctions, photo-ops and more.

“The 2018 gala was a tremendous success and the money raised will provide scholarships and support for the talented students in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters,” said FAU President John Kelly. “Carolyn and I would like to offer our most sincere thanks to our amazing supporters.”

The gala highlighted the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and celebrated the visual and performing arts.

Million dollar scholarship sponsors included Aubrey and Sally Strul.

Presidential-level sponsors ($100,000-plus) included Barry and Pauline Beck; Rubin and Cynthia Gruber; James M. and Deanna C. Rosemurgy; and Boca West Children’s Foundation.

Diamond-level sponsors ($50,000-plus) included Dr. Kathleen E. Brush ’80; FAU Alumni Association Board of Directors; and Jay and Marilyn Weinberg.

Platinum-level sponsors ($25,000-plus) included Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.; Dr. Michael and Phyllis Dennis; GA Telesis; Gotta Luv Them Inc.; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Moabery Family Foundation; Palm Beach Illustrated; Premier Eye Care; Ronald and; Joyce Wanek Foundation; Schmidt Family Foundation; and The Valerie J. Bristor Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Gold-level sponsors ($15,000-plus) included an anonymous donor; Brent ’81 and Tammy Burns; Chartwells; and Follett Bookstores.

Silver-level sponsors ($10,000-plus) included Marta & James Batmasian; BrightView; FAU Business Services; Charles D. Federico; FPL; Geo Group Foundation, Inc.; Naren and Judith Gursahaney; Stewart '89 and Wendy Martin; Rey and Joyce Moré; Michael and Tobey Morton; Office Depot; Oracle Elevator; South Florida Lighting; Arthur Adlar; Howard Boilen; Andrew Queen; Jeffrey Queen; Michael Lissauer; and Glen Stein.

Bronze-level sponsors ($5,000-plus) were Bruce '71 and Carolyn '92 Allen; Balfour; Beatty Construction LLC; Boca Raton Geriatrics, Inc.; Dell Technologies; Designs by Sean; Michael '82 and Mindy Feldman; Dale and Ann Gregory; IBM Southeast Employees' Federal Credit Union; Islamorada Beer Company; JM Lexus; Timothy and Gina Johnson; Journey Aviation; Bradley Levine and Dr. Melissa Friedman-Levine; Edwin and Carolyne Levy; Todd and Elycia Morris; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU; Dr. Joseph and Lynn Ouslander; Panache Party Rentals; Pechter Family Foundation, Inc.; Saks Fifth Avenue; Templeton & Company; and The Gabor Agency, Inc.

Crystal-level sponsors ($2,500-plus) were ABM Education Services; Anthony ’78 and Vicki Barbar; Breakthru Beverage; Budd Solutions LLC; Robert and Barbara Campbell; Daniel and Debra Cane; Contemporary Services Company; Shaun and Tanya Davis; Malcolm J. Dorman, M.D.; Fastenal Company; Dr. Mark Goldman and Marny Glasser; Grimes Events & Party Tents; Bonnie F. Halperin ’74; Van Hipp and Jane Grote Hipp JWR Construction Services, Inc.; Priti Kothari, M.D. and Kahil Shillingford, M.D.; Novitex; Dimitrios A. Pados; Paladin Global Partners; Maurice and Marjorie Plough; Brian and Ingrid Poulin; R.A. Ritter Foundation; RGD Consulting Engineers; Show Pro, Inc.; Susan H. Skemp ‘8; and Dr. Richard and Lila Yules.

For more information on the gala, visit https://gala.fau.edu/.