Dr. Desmond Blackburn Set To Strut His Stuff For the Needy At Dancing For the Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // April 28, 2016
AT CLEMENTE CENTER ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The second annual Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that benefits three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 4.
This year, Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds to be distributed to the Foosner Art Museum, Sally’s House and AMI Kids.
Among those participating this year is Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Desmond Blackburn, who is currently in his 20th year in public education.
He became superintendent of BPS in July 2015 and immediately immersed himself into Brevard County during his “listening” tour where he sought input from all stakeholders to use as the focus for his strategic planning.
Dr. Blackburn holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Education Leadership from Nova-Southeastern University and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University.
He has been recognized as an “Administrative Outlier” by The National Association of Black Student Educators, Broward Chapter; a “Father Who Makes a Difference” by the Upsilon Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; one of the 50 Most Powerful Black Business Leaders by Legacy Magazine and a Distinguished Alumni of the Broward County School System by their Education Foundation.
He and his wife Kelli have just celebrated their 18th anniversary and have two sons, Dean and Grant.
The 2016 Dancing For the Space Coast will also feature Space Coast community and business leaders Kent Smith, President and COO of Revolution Technologies; Christina Rose of Bansbach EasyLift; Courtney Chavert; Carol Ann Stumpf of Beyond and Back Travel; Brenda Sheets, president of the Harris Foundation and Director of Corporate Relations at Harris Corporation; John Lau, Titusville Police Chief; Lori Scott, Brevard County Supervisor of Elections; Jim Frazier, President of the Grimaldi Candy Company; Eric Austin,Cocoa police officer and AMI Kids board member; Michelle Pearse; Dr. Kantilal Bhalani of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, and Bino Campanini of the Florida Institute of Technology.
Several sponsorship levels are available, including: Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250. Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing For the Space Coast is presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by Harris Corporation, Revolution Technologies, Florida Institute of Technology and Space Coast Daily.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com