SBPLI Hosts Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception at Farmingdale State College

Proceeds Go To Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island will be hosting the Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception on June 17 at Farmingdale State College’s Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens, starting at 5 p.m.

Robots & Roses is a fundraising event with proceeds going to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund, which is named in honor of SBPLI’s Founder and President who passed away on April 26.

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 LI FIRST Robotics Program and will be entering the freshman class to pursue a degree in science, engineering or technology at Farmingdale State College.

With Mr. Breithut’s passing, SBPLI wishes to keep his legacy alive by continuing to award the scholarship to eligible high school students. The Robots & Roses Scholarship Reception 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.

“Fred lived a life that is a model for all of us,” said Janet Anderson, Acting Director, SBPLI. “He always had the vision, persistence and tireless devotion to moving our organization forward.”

Those who attend are asked to contribute $50 or more, with all proceeds going directly towards 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 Janet Anderson, 155 Hidden Pond Circle, Smithtown, NY 11787 on or before June 11. Please make checks payable to Farmingdale State College Foundation with “The Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund” written in the memo.

For more information, call (631) 366-0749, email For more information on SBPLI, visit