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Admiral Farragut Academy Hosting Gala and Fundraiser Featuring Famous "Speed Painter" Michael Israel; Community Invited

Admiral Farragut Academy invites you, your guests, and/or business to the entertainment event of the year. Admiral Farragut Academy’s fundraising gala and auction “Reach for the Stars” is on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

St. Petersburg, FL, February 14, 2019 --( Admiral Farragut Academy would like to announce that the entire community is invited to the entertainment event of the year. Admiral Farragut Academy’s fundraising gala and auction “Reach for the Stars” is on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

This event will be the first time Farragut will open its doors to its new performing arts facility, DeSeta Hall. Attendees can expect to be surprised and delighted when they see this amazing state-of-the-art event space and witness art-in-concert by world-renowned American entertainer and artist Michael Israel famous for his “Speed Painting” performances.

Why support Farragut? With two graduates who have walked on the moon and course offerings from scuba to aviation, Farragut is proud to offer students the opportunity to quite literally “Reach for the Stars.” As a diverse community with students coming from 30 countries, 17 U.S. states, and various cultural backgrounds, Farragut provides financial assistance for deserving and qualified families. Admiral Farragut Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

Here are some ways attendees or businesses may be involved or benefit.

Purchase a ticket and attend. Each ticket includes heavy hors-d’oeuvres, dessert, open bar, a dynamic performance by Michael Israel, and the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items.

Purchase a sponsorship which includes up to 12 event tickets and advertising that promotes businesses to the Farragut community for an entire year. On average the website receives over 120,000 visits a year and Farragut's social media channels have over 9,000 total followers. With certain sponsorships, it also gets sponsors a business directory in two of Farragut’s biannual magazines called Reveille which is mailed out to the entire Farragut community averaging 6,000 households.

Be a corporate sponsor and begin a partnership with Farragut to gain exposure to their community of parents and alumni.

Donate goods such as services, gift cards, giveaway items, hotel rooms, special experiences, and more to be included in the silent or live auctions.

Donate advertising space if they are connected with a media company.

The new space, DeSeta Hall, will be available for rent for weddings, large meetings, performances, and more. Information about this coming soon.

Learn more about the event, artist, and register on the website: Questions? Contact Jessica Van Curen, Director of Marketing and Communication at Admiral Farragut Academy, by email or call 727-384-5500 ext 266.

About Admiral Farragut Academy​ - Admiral Farragut Academy, established in 1933, is a private, college prep school serving students in grades PreK-­12 with an international boarding program for students in grades 8­-12. Farragut is world-renowned for its signature academic programs including Aviation (including Dual Enrollment with Embry-­Riddle Aeronautical University), Engineering, Naval Science, Leadership, Scuba Diving, and Marine Science. The campus for the 501(c)3 tax-exempt school is located on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg. For more information about the school, call (727) 384-­5500, or visit: w​​
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Admiral Farragut Academy
Jessica Van Curen
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