Scripps Florida to Host Gala Luncheon in Celebration of ‘Decade of Discovery’

JUPITER, FL, January 28, 2014 – More than 350 business, political, community and scientific leaders from across Palm Beach County will gather at the Kravis Center on Thursday, February 6 to celebrate Scripps Florida’s 10th anniversary.

Since its founding in 2004, Scripps Florida has established deep roots in the Palm Beach community, while fulfilling its mission to advance biomedical research, improve human health and train the next generation of scientists.

“We are tremendously proud to celebrate Scripps Florida’s 10th anniversary,” said Michael A. Marletta, PhD, president and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). “Thanks to the support of the people of Florida and Palm Beach County, Scripps Florida has grown into a world-class research center and beacon of scientific education. I look forward to our next decade of discovery, education and community partnerships.”

In addition to Marletta, speaking at the luncheon will be Richard Gephardt, chairman of the TSRI Board of Trustees, president and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs and former Majority and Minority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Alexander Dreyfoos, an institute trustee and dedicated supporter of Scripps Florida. Master of ceremonies for the event will be Beth Kigel, president and CEO of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Co-chairing the event are Palm Beach community members Nancy Hart, Leanna Landsmann, Karen Marcus, Ronnie Pertnoy and EllenTansey.

Before the luncheon begins, guests will be entertained by musicians from the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Individual tickets are $75. Table sponsorships are available from $2,500 to $25,000. To purchase tickets, sponsor tables or request more information, please call (561) 228-2084.

Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact Eric Sauter, (267) 337-3859 or

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