Rotary Club of Indialantic Provides Scholarships, Invests in Brevard’s Future

Eighth Annual Moon River Music & Magic Set for March 27

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology President Anthony J. Catanese, an active member of the Rotary Club of Indialantic, has announced that Florida Tech will match dollar-for-dollar funds raised for scholarships at the club’s Eighth Annual Moon River Music & Magic. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. on the Florida Tech campus.

This new scholarship program will focus on retaining Brevard’s best and brightest to pursue higher education at Florida Tech.

The event will feature food and beverages, a classic car show, live and silent auctions, live bands, including The Atlantic Blue Grass Band, acoustic guitar performances and “TWITCHY,” Florida Tech’s own faculty rock ‘n roll band. A fine arts display will be set up in the Evans Library and conducted tours will take guests to the university’s Botanical Garden and the new Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

Brevard high school graduating seniors, who have been identified as prospective scholarship candidates, will be interviewed and selected based on criteria that include academic standing, financial need, leadership qualities and community involvement. Since the mid-‘80s, the Rotary Club of Indialantic has provided college scholarships worth over $100,000 to more than 70 South Brevard high school graduates. In addition, more than $150,000 in cash contributions have been made to local social and welfare organizations. Individual member donations and club-sponsored fundraisers have provided these funds since the club’s founding in 1958.

For the past eight years, Moon River Music & Magic has been the club’s annual fundraiser. This year, club members have decided to allocate all funds from this event exclusively to local scholarships.

With financial support from Florida Tech and assistance from its enrollment management and admission staff, Rotary Club efforts will aim exclusively at identifying and assisting college-bound seniors throughout Brevard who have applied for admission to Florida Tech.

Organizations and individuals are invited to make donations to help finance the scholarship program. These may be made to the Indialantic Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered tax-exempt corporation. Donations can be mailed to: Rotary Club of Indialantic, P.O. Box 033134, Indialantic, Fla., 32903. For more information, call Ruth Sanderson at (321) 427-1765.

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