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FAU Announces ‘Making Waves Gala’ Host Committee

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 26, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University will host the “Making Waves Gala” on Saturday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Proceeds from the gala will provide scholarships and support for veterans and first generation students. FAU Foundation Board members Jay and Marilyn Weinberg have been named the gala host committee chairs, and Mark and Marcie Butters and Marianne Lerner are co-chairs.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to our ‘Making Waves Gala’ host committee members for their support of this event,” said FAU Interim President Dennis Crudele. “Our 2011 and 2012 galas were very successful, with more than 700 guests in attendance at each event and with more than $900,000 combined raised. We truly appreciate the time, energy and resources the gala host committee members are donating to help support FAU and our students.”

Host committee members include Bruce and Carolyn Allen; John Antonini; Anthony and Vicki Barbar; Robin Bresky; R. Michael and Alene Brewer; Carole Cameron; Daniel and Debra Cane; Anita Caston; Nancy Colman; Stephen and Tamra Constantine; Craig and Judi Donoff; Dr. Jeffrey and Barbara Feingold; Marleen Forkas; Don and Vicky Gabay; Ivan and Linda Gefen; Dr. Ira and June Gelb; Kathleen Grace; Lee and Peg Greenspon; Chantal Gaudreau; J. Randy and Rosemary Justice; Jon and Bonnie Kaye; Barry and Elyssa Kupferberg; Jeff and Marci Langley; Gary and Jennifer Lesser; Lewis and Sydne Long; Stewart and Wendy Martin; Gary and Pat McKay; Bill and Elaine Morris; Neale Poller; Kristin Ross; Bob and Michelle Rubin; Howard and Beverlee Schnellenberger; Craig and Penny Silverman; Phil and Susan Smith; Rhys and Lorna Williams; and Michael and Flora Zadoff.

Gala sponsorships are available from $2,500 to $100,000. Tickets are available for $150.

For more information about the “Making Waves Gala,” call 561-297-6144 or visit


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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