SBPLI, Farmingdale State College Host Breakfast to Benefit Fred Breithut Memorial Scholarship Fund

This Year's Theme: “Investment in Our Future”

On December 6, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Farmingdale State College will host the third annual holiday breakfast to benefit the Fred Breithut Memorial Scholarship Fund. The program, which includes a continental breakfast, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Farmingdale State College’s University Club in Knapp Hall. This year’s theme is “Investment in Our Future.”

The Fred Breithut Scholarship was established in November 2009 in partnership with Farmingdale State College. It is for graduating high school seniors who have met the academic requirements, have participated in the Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program and will be entering the freshman class to pursue a degree in science or engineering technology at Farmingdale State College.

Those in attendance will have a chance to meet fellow colleagues, enjoy the holiday spirit and learn about the importance of SBPLI’s robotics programs and the late chairman/founder of the organization for whom the scholarship is named.

With Mr. Breithut’s passing, SBPLI wishes to keep his legacy alive by continuing to award the scholarship to eligible high school students. The scholarship breakfast will help in maintaining sufficient funds to provide scholarships to new incoming freshman students each year, as well as for the students as they proceed through their four years of college.

The scholarship is for four years for students enrolling in Farmingdale State College, with an amount of $1,000 per semester. In order for a student to be eligible for the scholarship, he or she must meet the following requirements.

Tickets are $30, with all proceeds going directly toward the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund. Anyone who cannot attend but wishes to contribute may make a donation to the fund.

To RSVP and to donate, send your tax-deductible contribution to SBPLI, Attn.: Joani Madarash, PO Box 101, Kings Park, NY 11754. Please make checks payable to Farmingdale State College Foundation, with “The Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund” written on the memo line. Checks must be received by December 1.

For more information, call Joani Madarash at (631) 360-2753 or email