FAU Celebrates Dazzling 2022 President’s Gala
Anthony K.G. Barbar '78 and FAU President John Kelly
Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated the 2022 President’s Gala in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.
The 2022 gala celebrated FAU’s Diamond Anniversary and more than $2 million was raised in support of student scholarships.
The gala was a spectacular evening, spread over three levels of the stadium, and featured gourmet dining, a full open bar, fireworks, live entertainment, red carpet photo-ops and more.
“Sixty years ago, Florida Atlantic University was founded on the principle that higher education should be accessible to everyone,” said FAU President John Kelly. “The scholarships provided by the President’s Gala have a direct impact on our students’ ability to graduate and succeed in life. Thank you to our gala sponsors, attendees and volunteers, for helping to make the dreams of hundreds of students a reality.”
Ruby-level sponsors ($100,000-plus) included Aubrey and Sally Strul; Dr. Michael and Phyllis Dennis; Jay and Marilyn Weinberg; Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation; James and Marta Batmasian Family Foundation; Let’s Have a Smile Fund; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGee.
Sapphire-level sponsors ($50,000-plus) included Dr. Alan Aker and Dr. Ann Kasten-Aker; Brent '81 and Tammy Burns; JM Family Enterprises; Palm Beach Illustrated; and PNC Bank.
Platinum-level sponsors ($25,000-plus) included ADT; BrightView; DPR Construction; Follett Bookstores; and GA Telesis.
Gold-level sponsors ($15,000-plus) included Coca-Cola Company; David D. Selznick; Diamonds Direct; FPL/NextEra Energy; iTHINK Financial; Moss Construction; and Rey ’75 and Joyce More.
Silver-level sponsors ($10,000-plus) included Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East and Baptist Health South Florida; Bonnie Halperin '74; Chartwells; Greystar Development and the FAU Housing Project Team; Modernizing Medicine; Oracle Elevator; SFL Productions; Stewart '89 and Wendy Martin; and The Schmidt Family Foundation.
Bronze-level sponsors ($5,000-plus) were Ezra and Barbara Shashoua; First Horizon Bank; Michael and Mindy Feldman; Pamela Higer-Polani and Mark Polani; Presidio; Robert and Pamela Weinroth; Robert M. Colton; The Gabor Agency, Inc.; The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Boca and Jupiter; Shaun and Tanya Davis; and Weitz Construction.
Crystal-level sponsors ($2,500-plus) were Accent Events, Inc.; Advanced Roofing, Inc.; Barbara Feingold and (in blessed memory) Dr. Jeffrey Feingold; CMTI; Dr. Malcom J. Dorman; Dr. Patricia Anastasio and Tom Mersch, Esq.; Exela Technologies, Inc.; Gallo Herbert Architects; Grimes Events and Party Tents; HeartCare Imaging, Inc. – Bob Stilley and MaryLynn Mager; Infinity Roofing; J.C. White Architectural Interiors; J&M Family Foundation; Jon '01 and Melissa Cipyak; JWR Construction; Marilyn G. Wallach; PGAL; RGD Consulting Engineers; ShowPro of South Florida, Inc.; Steve and Debbie Schmidt; The Research Park at FAU; Tom '71 and Maureen Workman; Anthony K.G. Barbar '78 and Vicki J. Barbar; Brad and Melissa Levine; Elycia Morris and J. Todd Morris; Linda Stoch and Dr. Russell Stoch; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Wahoo Bay.
For more information on the gala, visit gala.fau.edu/.