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President’s Gala 2022

The FAU President’s Gala is the premier event that celebrates the University’s success while raising scholarship funds for current and future students. Each year, nearly 800 of the most prominent members of the community come together for this unique and exciting celebration. We look forward to celebrating our Diamond Anniversary with FAU family and friends at the 2022 Gala on Saturday, April 2.


FAU is an integral part of the South Florida community, with an estimated economic impact of $6.3 billion annually. We appreciate the support we receive from the who’s who of South Florida, including some of the most prominent CEOs, doctors and attorneys. A few of the corporate sponsors that proudly support the President’s Gala include:

  • ADT
  • DPR Construction
  • GA Telesis
  • JM Family
  • Modernizing Medicine
  • Palm Beach Illustrated
  • PNC Bank


The gala is an extremely unique event, as it brings together individuals from throughout FAU’s 110-mile service region. Attendees represent all demographics, with the majority residing in some of South Florida’s most exclusive communities. A few of those communities include:

  • The Addison
  • Boca West Country Club
  • Highland Beach
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Mizner Golf and Country Club
  • Palm Beach Island
  • The Polo Club
  • Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club
  • Stone Creek Ranch
  • St. Andrews Country Club
  • Woodfield Country Club


Alumni and friends of FAU are tremendously supportive of the University and its students. Over the years, we have generated more than $10 million for student scholarships. A few of the families that have generously given to FAU include:

  • Brent and Tammy Burns
  • Michael and Phyllis Dennis
  • Rubin and Cindy Gruber
  • Michael and Lisa Kaufman
  • Christine Lynn
  • Stewart and Wendy Martin
  • The Schmidt Family Foundation
  • Aubrey and Sally Strul
  • Jay and Marilyn Weinberg


Our sponsors enjoy the media and digital recognition that comes with their support of the FAU President’s Gala. Some of the exposure opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Listing on the front page of the event website, gala.fau.edu, which receives more than 300,000 visitors;
  • Listing on the jumbotron in FAU Stadium, which is seen by all attendees throughout the event;
  • Name displayed on all digital signage during the event;
  • Palm Beach Illustrated media coverage following the event; and
  • Promotion via FAU’s social media channels, which have more than 300,000 followers.


To view photos from Florida Atlantic University’s 2022 President’s Gala, click here.