2020 Annual Gala

Dear loyal followers and supporters, 

The Board of Directors of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium made the difficult decision to postpone our annual gala, The Science of Espionage, to November 5th, 2020. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 threat and current recommendations from the CDC. We recognize that the health and wellness of our guests, speakers, partners, families, and sponsors are the top priority.

Thank you to all of our supporters, table purchasers, advertisers, and ticket buyers for The Science of Espionage. Your financial support has enabled this organization to become an indispensable science education resource for Palm Beach and surrounding counties. 

For those who have already purchased tickets, they will be honored on the new date. If you are unable to attend on the future date, we hope you would consider your purchase a tax-deductible donation to support the work of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marcy Hoffman, mhoffman@sfsciencecenter.org

In the meantime, we once again ask everyone to wash hands thoroughly and often and maintain social distancing and other practices recommended by health authorities.

Thank you and be well,

Kate Arrizza, CEO

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium



Mary Freitas, Elizabeth Gordon, Caroline Cummings Rafferty


Honorary Chairmen: 

Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Helene and Matthew Lorentzen, Heidi and John Niblack, Christine and Robert Stiller


Host Committee:

Shani Core and Carolyn Sasso, Chairman

Ann-Britt and Christian Angle, Nicole and David Atkinson, Molly and Larry Austin, Seena and Brendon Carrington, Page Lee Hufty, Allison Ridder Johnstone, William Meyer, Danielle Moore, Alison and Charles Sieving


Covert Operators: 

Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Helene and Matthew Lorentzen, Heidi and John Niblack, Christine and Robert Stiller



Mary and Mark Freitas, Elizabeth and Ben Gordon, Caroline and Nick Rafferty



Howard Cox, Kathleen and Lew Crampton, John and Dianne Sculley Charitable Foundation


Undercover Agents: 

Caroline and Ed Sasso | EDS Air Conditioning and Plumbing


Double Agents:

Michelle and Howard Kessler


Operative Sponsors: 

The David and Sondra Mack Foundation, Allison and Stuart Haft, Ellen Liman, Lee & Harvey L. Poppel, Provotauer, Nancy and William Rollnick


Official Media Sponsor:


Corporate Sponsor:


6:30pm Cocktail Reception | 7:30pm Dinner & Presentation

$600 Individual Ticket | $6,000 Table of Ten

Thank you for helping us achieve our mission to "Open Every Mind to Science"