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Event co-chairs Mark Malek and Leasha Flammio-Watson

Event co-chairs Mark Malek and Leasha Flammio-Watson

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Scott Center Evening of Hope Event Raises $225,000 for Autism Treatment

05/02/2013

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s The Scott Center for Autism Treatment recently hosted its annual fund-raiser, Evening of Hope V at Revolution Technologies in Revolution Technologies’ new facility in Melbourne. Over 300 people attended the event which raised over $225,000 for The Scott Center.

"The Scott Center is lucky to have an outstanding group of committed community members who work for a good portion of the year gathering support for the center and helping to plan the event," said Colleen Middlebrooks, Scott Center director of community relations.

Two important community members who helped to lead the center to its most successful Evening of Hope to-date were co-chairs Mark Malek and Leasha Flammio-Watson.

One special part of the night was WISH sponsorships. A WISH is a $100 pledge to sponsor one day of services for a child at The Scott Center. Over 470 WISHes, or $47,000, were made the night of the event. Another highlight was the Rolex Raffle donated by Kempf's Jewelers in Indialantic, which raised over $25,000.

"The energy was great, the crowd was diverse, and the funds raised are going to help a lot of families access early intervention services," said Middlebrooks.

Catered by Creative Catering, the event featured a Florida Beer Room, sponsored by the Florida Beer Company, and entertainment by Derek and the Slammers.

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