Palm Beach State College To Host STEAM Luncheon April 16 At Kravis

Gary Vaynerchuk

One of the leading global minds on innovation and technology, Gary Vaynerchuk or Gary Vee as he is known, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s Yvonne S. Boice STEAM Luncheon, presented by Bank of America, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion.

The annual luncheon will honor the philanthropic legacy of the college’s late friend, STEAM chair and respected pillar in the community Yvonne S. Boice, who passed away last year. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the signature event aims to increase scholarships, business partnerships and internship opportunities to support students pursuing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields.

Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the cair of VaynerX, the CEO of VaynerMedia, and the creator and CEO of VeeFriends. Through VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency, he helps brands leverage consumer attention.

VaynerMedia is part of the VaynerX holding company, including Eva Nosidam Productions, Vayner3, Gallery Media Group, the Sasha Group, VaynerSpeakers and VaynerCommerce. Vee is also the co-founder of VaynerSports, Resy and Empathy Wines. Vee was recently named to the Fortune list of the top 50 influential people in the NFT industry.

“Gary is a globally respected and admired leader and one of the most forward thinkers in business,” PBSC President Ava L. Parker said. “His participation in our STEAM Luncheon will help amplify our initiatives to educate our students in critical STEAM fields and support the STEAM employers in our area.”

Vee also documents his life daily as a CEO through his social media channels, which have more than 44 million followers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Vaynerchuk as his expertise with today’s cutting-edge technologies and passion for entrepreneurship complements Palm Beach State’s advancements in these areas,” said David Rutherford, vice president of Institutional Advancement and CEO of the Foundation for PBSC. “As the college has become a leader in innovation and educational technology, it is very fitting to have a pioneer of his magnitude to reignite Palm Beach State’s signature event.”

Individual tickets are $300. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit