Proceeds from the night will benefit the athletic scholarship fund.
Jan. 18, 2007
BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University's fourth Annual Owl Club Auction will take place on Saturday, March 10 in the FAU Arena. Commerce Bank has stepped forward for the second-consecutive year as the event's sponsor.
"We can't express enough appreciation to Commerce Bank for their continued support, especially for our fourth annual auction for athletic scholarships. Their commitment to invest in higher education and our athletics program will help us advance our goals," said Terry Mohajir, FAU associate AD for external relations."
"Commerce is committed to providing the communities we serve with the resources to help them flourish," said John Tolomer, Florida market president, Commerce Bank." We are a big proponent of education and are pleased to support the auction, which raises funds for scholarships."
Commerce Bank provides financial and other support to educational, community, human service, arts and health-related programs, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families. A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is another vital element of the Commerce philosophy. Overall, Commerce Bank's Corporate Giving Program has contributed more than $56 million - 4,900 contributions and $8.7 million in 2006 alone - to nonprofit organizations, helping improve the quality of life of the people living in the communities served by the bank. In 2006, Commerce donated 2% of its pre-tax income to beneficiaries - well above corporate America's average of 1%, according to the Giving USA Foundation's 2006 annual report on philanthropy.
More than $70,000 in items has been secured for the auction. Tickets are on sale at $75 for individual tickets and $525 for a table of eight. Key auction items include vacation packages, spa packages, artwork, tickets and sports memorabilia. For ticket information and a list of auction items, visit www.fausports.com or call 561-297-3710.