- With Honorary Guest Miami HEAT Champion Dwyane Wade -
(BLACK PR WIRE) – Florida Memorial University (FMU) is hosting their 12th Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, September 27, 2013 with honorary guest Miami HEAT Champion Dwyane Wade. A true leader on and off the court, Wade and his foundation, Wade’s World, have collaborated with FMU to raise scholarship funds for deserving FMU students.
The FMU Scholarship Gala will be held at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa located at 250 Racquet Club Road in Weston, Florida. A special VIP Reception (for sponsors and noted guests) will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and program will begin at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Moving Forward … The Legacy Continues and the evening will include performances by FMU’s very own Student Jazz Ensemble and Chorale. The Gala’s Lead Sponsor is D. Stephenson Construction, Inc.
“Education is very important to me and I am happy to lend my support in raising funds for scholarships to allow students to pursue their dreams by focusing on their education and not their financial concerns,” said Dwyane Wade.
“We are absolutely delighted to have the support and involvement of Dwyane and his Wade’s World Foundation at this year’s Scholarship Gala,” said Dr. Roslyn Artis, Interim President of Florida Memorial University. “His presence will undoubtedly help to enhance the level of commitment and dedication for our students, and highlight the services we provide in a broad and very visible way.”
“In addition to raising dollars to support our students, we will also honor and recognize community leaders that have helped to advance the mission of FMU,” said Dr. Adriene Wright, FMU’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Tickets to attend the Florida Memorial University scholarship gala are $150 per person. Sponsorship packages, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000, are also available. For tickets or more information on the Annual Scholarship Gala, call Ameena Shaheed at (305) 626-3611 or visit www.fmuniv.edu. RSVP required by September 15, 2013.