JOIN US for an Evening of
Fine Dining, Music, Dancing,
Raffles, and Silent Auction!

 

October 7, 2017
Centre Club
123 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Formal/Business Attire

 

2017 GALA INFORMATION

Keynote Speaker:

We are honored to welcome back Keynote Speaker, Ron Klein, an ordinary man who accomplishes extraordinary things.

Ron is a PROBLEM SOLVER. Every solution has resulted in monumental change, either in a new invention or a simple solution. His innovative ideas have changed the world. He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip on the Credit Card, Credit Card Validity Checking System and the developer of computerized systems for Real Estate (MLS) Multiple Listing Services, Voice Response for the Banking Industry and BOND Quotation and Trade Information for the New York Stock Exchange.

Ron’s latest patent is for a device that enables a visually impaired person the ability to identify an item when in physical range of that item. It utilizes a smartphone and special coded adhesive labels.

We are so grateful to have this strategic advisor, consultant, problem solver, speaker and mentor with us once again.

Mistress of Ceremonies:

Once again, we welcome Jennifer Holloway as our Mistress of Ceremonies.

Jenn anchors News Channel 8 at 8 on Great 38 weeknights alongside Josh Benson and meteorologist Julie Phillips. You’ll also see her filling in on News Channel 8’s regular newscasts.

Jenn proudly sits on the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Suncoast Chapter, The Science Center of Pinellas and Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County. She’s also a member of the Tampa Bay Watch Advisory Council and The Women’s Service League.

Jenn is currently an active volunteer and fund-raiser for The PACE Center for Girls, All Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Home, P.A.R.C. as well as Autism Speaks.

In her spare time, Jenn is an avid angler and loves the science of inventing new products. She currently holds two patents from the U.S.T.P.O. in Washington, DC.

Additional Speakers & Performances:

Cosi Belloso – Violinist

Gary Viles – Sr. National Sales Manager, Domestic and International Markets Innovative Neurotronics, Inc.

 

Proceeds go to the Freedom to Walk Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We assist with the funding for the purchase of WalkAides® for children and adults diagnosed with Foot Drop due to Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral, Palsy, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, or Traumatic Brain Injury.