Actor John Lithgow will be the keynote speaker for Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM Initiative fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 30 at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts.
“Inside the Mind of John Lithgow,” presented by Bank of America, is expected to attract more than 600 guests, similar to last year’s launch of the five-year initiative, which featured computer icon Steve Wozniak.
The initiative was created to deal with the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Math) fields. The goal is to raise money to support STEAM scholarships, STEAM academic programs and to increase the number of student internships and partnerships with local businesses.
Lithgow is passionate about the role creativity and the arts can play in expanding the traditional approach to education, literacy and life. “He is the perfect fit to continue the STEAM dialogue,” Event Chair Yvonne Boice said. “The initiative includes the arts because we understand the integral role and basic contribution art makes to science, technology and engineering.”
Individual tickets are $125. A table of 10 is $1,000. Sponsorships are available at various levels. For more info., call (561) 868-3450.