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Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) Chairman’s Gala

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Jan 28, 2017
07:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location
Gallery of Amazing Things

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The second annual Marine Industry Cares Foundation Chairman’s Gala will take place Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Press release:

The black-tie ‘Masquerade Casino Night’ will be held at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach, FL. As a fundraiser that supports MICF and programs such as the Marine Industry Immersion Summer Camps and the MICF Youth Creative Arts Contest, the evening will be a night for South Florida’s marine industry and the broader community to come together in support of children and families in need.
Additionally, the MICF Chairman’s Gala will serve to honor the 2017 Class of MICF Chairman Honorees. These are outstanding individuals or organizations who are named for their contributions to the Foundation and/or the community.
“Our inaugural Gala earlier this year offered a great start to 2016,” said David Reed, Chairman, “and we look forward to next year’s Gala really serving as a strong fundraiser and kickoff to a year of continued growth and positive impact for children and families in our community. This year we have a dynamic committee of a lucky 13, and we are excited about what they will bring to this wonderful event.”
A beneficiary of the Gala, the MICF Marine Immersion Summer Camp was started in 2015 as a two week program introducing high school students to the marine industry through field trips to local businesses, camp visits by industry professionals, and hands-on STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] projects. The projects included a boat propeller design and race challenge and a ROV build challenge run under the guidance of both industry professionals and local engineering teachers. The summer camp began with just one school in 2015 and expanded to two schools in 2016.
The goal is to continue increasing local schools participation to help grow our Summer Marine Camp
Program.
About MICF
The Marine Industry Cares Foundation is a local maritime industry non-profit organization whose goal is
to unite people in the marine industry with others in the local community to harness all resources
available to help improve the lives and chances of children, families and people in need. For more
information, visit MarineIndustryCares.org.

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