Inaugural Fusion Gala for STEM Education
Innov8+ is a coalition of educational organizations from Northwest Florida who share the common goal of inspiring our future generations to aggressively pursue solutions to tomorrow’s problems. A black-tie fundraiser is coming to the Emerald Coast Convention Center for Valentine’s Day Weekend! The inaugural event will raise money to prepare the next generation for careers in high-demand fields that will strengthen the region and our nation’s future. The Fusion Gala, slated for Saturday, February 15, 2020, features U.S. Department of Transportation Under Secretary Joel Szabat as keynote speaker. From 5:30 until 9:00 P.M., the fanciful evening will flow through a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, plated dinner, and musical performance by students from the Sifonia Gulf Coast Youth Orchestra. Innov8+ steering committee includes the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Doolittle Institute, Emerald Coast Robotics Alliance, Emerald Coast Science Center, HSU Educational Foundation, and Okaloosa County School District Career and Technical Education. The HSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, is the fiduciary for Innov8+.