Joe Brett Endowment Fund


General Endowment


$44,544 (2021)

Year Established



Funds to be used at the discretion of the President. (GF000128)


This endowment was created to support Florida Tech, funds are to be used at the discretion of the President.


Joseph “Big Joe” Brett, Founder and Owner of Gator Chrysler Plymouth in Melbourne, Fl, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1970, he moved to Brevard County and served in different positions such as President of The Melbourne Rotary and a Paula Harris Fellow, President of the Melbourne Area Chamber of Commerce, Commodore of the EGYC (EAU Gallie Yacht Club), President of Honor America, President of South Brevard Automobile Dealers Association, President of Florida Chrysler, President of Plymouth Dealers Advertising Association, Secretary of Florida Chrysler, Chairman Easter Seal Board of Directors, Director-Brevard County Civilian Military Council, Director-Panther Athletic Association at Florida Institute of Technology and Board Member of Buena Vida.

Big Joe died in August 27th, 2012 in Melbourne, Florida and is remembered by his family, friends, and coworkers