For Immediate Release
August 28, 2013
Contact Information

For Florida Memorial University:
Bernadette Morris
Sonshine Communications
(305) 948-8063

For Dwyane Wade:
Amy Jacobs
Rubenstein Communications
(212) 843-8077


- With Honorary Guest Miami HEAT Champion Dwyane Wade -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – Florida Memorial University (FMU) is hosting their 12th Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, September 27, 2013 with honorary guest Miami HEAT Champion Dwyane Wade. A true leader on and off the court, Wade and his foundation, Wade’s World, have collaborated with FMU to raise scholarship funds for deserving FMU students.

The FMU Scholarship Gala will be held at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa located at 250 Racquet Club Road in Weston, Florida. A special VIP Reception (for sponsors and noted guests) will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and program will begin at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Moving Forward … The Legacy Continues and the evening will include performances by FMU’s very own Student Jazz Ensemble and Chorale. The Gala’s Lead Sponsor is D. Stephenson Construction, Inc.

“Education is very important to me and I am happy to lend my support in raising funds for scholarships to allow students to pursue their dreams by focusing on their education and not their financial concerns,” said Dwyane Wade.

“We are absolutely delighted to have the support and involvement of Dwyane and his Wade’s World Foundation at this year’s Scholarship Gala,” said Dr. Roslyn Artis, Interim President of Florida Memorial University. “His presence will undoubtedly help to enhance the level of commitment and dedication for our students, and highlight the services we provide in a broad and very visible way."

“In addition to raising dollars to support our students, we will also honor and recognize community leaders that have helped to advance the mission of FMU,” said Dr. Adriene Wright, FMU’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Tickets to attend the Florida Memorial University scholarship gala are $150 per person. Sponsorship packages, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000, are also available. For tickets or more information on the Annual Scholarship Gala, call Ameena Shaheed at (305) 626-3611 or visit RSVP required by September 15, 2013.

About Florida Memorial University:

Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of young people and opening doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.”

About Wade’s World Foundation:

The mission of Wade’s World Foundation is to help inspire and provide support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for kids in at-risk situations so they have the necessary tools they need to leave a positive footprint within their community and succeed in their life experiences. Since the foundation launched in 2003, Wade and his family have been committed to giving back in Chicago, South Florida and throughout the country. More information on Wade’s World Foundation can be found at