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Support Student Scholarships at Eastern Florida Foundation Event

April 7, 2015 - Providing scholarships to help students pay for their education will be the focus of a major fundraising event on May 19, held by the Eastern Florida State College Foundation.

“Build Your Future – A Celebration of Scholarship” will feature an evening of food, wine and spirits along with an auction hosted by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 6-9 p.m. at the college’s new Public Safety Institute on the Melbourne Campus, and it will be the Foundation’s signature fundraising event of the year.

Attendees can tour the state-of-the-art facility, which includes crime scene labs, a mock courtroom and jail cell, a tactical training room and classrooms.

All proceeds from the event will be used to help students who are pursuing the more than 100 programs the college offers, including bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees and certificate programs.

“The event is a great opportunity to support Eastern Florida students and our entire community because of the significant contributions that our graduates make to the success of area businesses and industry,” said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.

“More students are enrolling in our new programs where job growth is strong, making scholarships a key investment in their futures and the future of Brevard,” said Richey.

Among the event sponsors are the Glover-Charles Group and AJAX Building Corporation.

Sponsorship levels are:
•    Champagne Table Sponsor: $20,000
•    First Press Table Sponsor: $10,000
•    Vintner Table Sponsor: $5,000
•    Cabernet Sponsor: $3,500
•    Riesling Sponsor: $1,500

Tickets can also be purchased online at $125 for individuals and $200 for couples by visiting

For more information, contact the Eastern Florida State College Foundation at (321) 433-7055 or visit

The Eastern Florida State College Foundation, Inc., is a Direct Support Organization of Eastern Florida State College and a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization.