MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida Tech Plans Announcement of Major Gift

Significant donation will be revealed Monday, March 31, 4 p.m.

WHAT: Florida Institute of Technology will announce the first major gift since the $100 million Create the Future campaign publicly launched in January.

WHEN: Monday, March 31, 2014, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Hartley Room, Florida Tech campus, Melbourne

WHO: Dr. Anthony J. Catanese, President and CEO, Florida Tech

MORE: The $100 million “Create the Future” campaign is the university’s largest-ever fundraising drive. Campaign priorities begin with enriching Florida Tech’s endowment, which now stands at $60 million. The endowment funds priorities like scholarships for the top students who need financial help and endowed chairs for the top professors in the world. Other goals are to secure a new facility for the Bisk College of Business, better equip the Vero Beach Marine Laboratory and recreate the Anchorage in Melbourne a world-class rowing facility and major resource for ongoing environmental research. Visit the campaign Web site at:

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. Please RSVP your attendance to Wes Sumner at or (321) 674-6218.



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