FAU ANNOUNCES LARGEST GIFT IN SCHOOL’S HISTORY

Florida Atlantic University officially announced today that it has received its largest gift in school history – a $20 million gift from benefactors Kurt and Marilyn Wallach. This transformational gift will create the Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Institute for Holocaust and Jewish Studies housed in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

FAU’S ACI RECEIVES $1.5M GRANT FROM THE TAFT FOUNDATION

Florida Atlantic University’s Academy for Community Inclusion (ACI) within the Department of Exceptional Student Education in the College of Education recently received a $1.5 million grant from The Taft Foundation.  FAU’s ACI is a college program for high school graduates who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program allows students to participate in college activities, clubs, events and organizations that are available to all FAU students. The grant is a continuation of a generous multi-year commitment from The Taft Foundation designated to provide funding for the program’s…

MARINE SCIENCE LAB RECEIVES $1.125M FROM CORNELIA T. BAILEY FOUNDATION

Florida Atlantic University has officially announced a $1.125 million gift from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation. The gift will establish the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Marine SEA Scholars Program at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Marine Science Laboratory in the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex in Boca Raton.

CORONAVIRUS BILL INCLUDES BREAKS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING

To help encourage charitable giving during this difficult time, the U.S. Congress, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, expanded the favorable tax treatment provided to charitable contributions under the federal tax laws. The CARES Act includes two charitable giving incentives that are of note, especially as they relate to FAU Foundation funds.

ATHLETICS GRATEFUL FOR $2.5 MILLION COMMITMENT

The Florida Atlantic University athletic department has announced an anonymous $2.5 million gift commitment. The gift is earmarked for student-athlete scholarships.

GIFT FROM MARLEEN FORKAS TO NAME FAU’S STUDIO ONE THEATRE

Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced a $1.125 million gift from FAU benefactor Marleen Forkas to name the Marleen Forkas Studio One Theatre. The theater serves as a production and performance training venue for students, and public events that are held in the theater throughout the year.  This gift significantly expands Mrs. Forkas’ generosity in naming one of the College’s most visible and prominent theater venues that benefits students, faculty, alumni and community patrons now and for generations to come. It will allow for ongoing and significant renovations…

AVRON B. FOGELMAN SPORTS HISTORY MUSEUM OPENS AT FAU

The Avron B. Fogelman Sports History Museum, a permanent exhibit featuring artifacts from the former Kansas City Royals owner and longtime Boca Raton resident’s private collection, recently opened in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. Part of a donation valued at more than $10 million, the collection is widely considered one of the largest private libraries amassed and owned by an individual.