Science Center’s Gala Kickoff Showcases Expansion, Titanic exhibit

Frances Fisher, Jeffrey Fisher, Elizabeth Gordon

Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, and Elizabeth Gordon

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Donors and organizers of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s upcoming gala were treated to a private showing of “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.”

The exhibition features actual pieces from the ship’s wreckage and a reconstruction of its interior, along with background on the passengers and crew. Silhouettes reminiscent of the early 20th century were also showcased during a fashion presentation by Saks Palm Beach, a gala sponsor.

Robert Crippen, Edgar Mitchell

Former NASA astronauts Robert Crippen and Edgar Mitchell

For many who attended the event on Dec. 5, 2013, it was the first visit to the Science Center since its $5 million renovation and expansion was completed last summer.

The theme of the gala is “The Tech Revolution: An Evening with Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak.” It will be held April 4, 2014, at The Breakers.

Wozniak is co-founder of Apple Inc. and currently serves as chief scientist for Fusion-io.

Elizabeth and Ben Gordon are the gala chairmen. Jeffrey and Frances Fisher, Matthew and Helene Lorentzen, and John and Heidi Niblack are honorary chairmen.

Howard Cox, Stuart and Alison Haft, Carter and Afsy Pottash, Heath and Karly Randolph, and Eric and Lucinda Stonestrom are host committee chairmen.

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The event’s stewardship council is chaired by Dale Hedrick and Harvey Oyer. Grand Benefactors include Kathleen and Lew Crampton, Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Helene and Matthew Lorentzen, and Heidi and John Niblack. Corporate sponsors are PNC Private Bank and Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach.

Tickets for the gala are $650 per person. For more information, contact Marcy Hoffman, or call (561) 370-7738.

Photos by Lucien Capehart Photography.

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