Miami Science Museum celebrated its eighth annual Gala, A Science Affair, at The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne on Saturday, February 27th. Champion benefactors included Philanthropic Chairs Trish and Dan Bell. Four honorees were given prestigious awards representing the evening’s theme. Foley Arthur “Jack” Horkheimer received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as first and longtime Executive Director of the Space Transit Planetarium and creator of the weekly Star Gazer TV show; Museum Trustees Electra and Peter J. Spillis, A.I.A. received the Miami Science Museum Award for their many years of service and support, both to the programs of the existing Museum and in planning the new Museum; Former City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz received the Visionary Award for creating a vision for Museum Park as the cultural heart of a regenerated downtown Miami; and AT&T received the Vanguard Award for its leadership and support of the Museum’s Youth Programs in Academic Enrichment. Co-Chairs Brenda Nestor Castellano and Swanee DiMare worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event, which raised nearly $500,000.
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