Seventh Annual “White Coats-4-Care” Reception To Benefit FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College Of Medicine Set For Next Month

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Help the newest class of Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine during the seventh annual “White Coats-4-Care” donor appreciation and fundraising reception.

Co-chaired by Kaye Communications principals Bonnie and Jon Kaye, the event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Delray Acura Club in the FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The goal is to “dress and equip” the college’s incoming class each year for success. The “thank you” reception is hosted for those who underwrite white coats for the 2017 class and donate scholarship funds to equip students with the tools they need to begin their medical education and launch their careers.

Reception admission is invitation-only for those who pledge or donate a minimum per-person gift of $200 to dedicate a white coat for a new medical student or a choice of other contribution opportunities, including:

$200 White Coat

$500 Medical Student Scholarship Award In Memory of Founding Dean Michael L. Friedland, M.D.

$1,000 Named Seat in The June and Ira J. Gelb, M.D., Auditorium

$2,500 Dean’s Fund For Excellence

$5,000 “Named” Medical Student Scholarship Fund

The event has raised more than $250,000 since its inception.

“For more than a century, the  white coat has served as the pre-emixnent symbol of physicians, and our White Coats-4-Care event is a wonderful way to memorialize this tradition while welcoming our newest medical students to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and to this community,” said Phillip Boiselle, M.D., dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.”

This year the reception will be held the night before FAU’s College of Medicine’s coveted White Coat Ceremony so guests will meet second and third year students as well as incoming students who have received scholarships and their parents.

Attendees will also experience the latest high tech, high touch demonstrations with FAU medical students and faculty focusing on health and wellness, research and community outreach programs.

For more information about “White Coats-4-Care”, pledge a gift to attend the event, or make a contribution, contact Yael Matan at the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, at ymatan@health.fau.edu or 561-297-4452. Online registration is also available at https://fauf.fau.edu/WhiteCoats.