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Gala and Hall of Fame Awards

The annual Da Vinci Science Center Gala is the Center’s flagship fundraising event. Proceeds support the Center’s exhibits and programs that bring science to life every day for children of all backgrounds and socioeconomic status and inspire them to explore careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The black-tie-optional gala features a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, live auction, special pledge appeal, and the annual presentation of the Da Vinci Science Center’s Hall of Fame Awards.

The Da Vinci Science Center has bestowed its Hall of Fame Awards annually since 1999 to students who show a unique passion for science, educators who inspire enthusiasm for science with innovative approaches, professionals and companies who bring science to life every day, and partners who support the Center’s mission.

2018 Gala Information

2018 Gala Sponsorships

  • Several event and award sponsorships are available

Download sponsorship package (.pdf)

2018 Honorees

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Frank Schweighardt, retired, Air Products
  • Spirit of Verrocchio Mentorship Award: Vince Sorgi, Sr. Vice President and CFO, PPL
  • Grand Maestro Corporate Award: WFMZ
  • Distinguished Female STEM Leadership Award: Cedar Crest College
  • Student Excellence Awards: To Be Announced
  • Educator Excellence Awards: To Be Announced
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Contact @DSC: Judy Belaires, CFRE, 484.664.1002, Ext. 102


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