Building Curiosity Gala

Building Curiosity 2019 - A Gala for Orlando Science Center

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | Full Sail Live, Winter Park


Let your imagination run wild as you embark on a journey that will inspire, build and display the power of curiosity.


Join us for an evening that will bring curious minds together to inspire and build a brighter tomorrow for all during Orlando Science Center’s annual Gala benefiting its mission to inspire science learning for life.

Your support will help to continue to build a strong STEM Foundation within our community.

6:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. | Dinner | Keynote Speaker | Live Auction | Entertainment

Funds raised support Orlando Science Center to continue to inspire the next generation to explore careers in the STEM field and prepare them for the future.

Attire: Black Tie

Bob Finfrock – Honoree

Robert Finfrock is Chairman of FINFROCK, a vertically integrated design-build company that delivers multistory buildings as a product rather than a series of services. Bob’s curiosity and innovation have led him to become a pioneer in his industry.


As a former Orlando Science Center Chairperson, he has played an integral role in building a strategic framework that has steered the Science Center to where it is today. Join us for an evening honoring his leadership, innovation, and dedication to STEM education in Central Florida.

Liz Murray – Keynote Speaker

Traveling from New York, Liz Murray will share her story of hardship and inspiring journey of determination, perseverance, hope, and hard-won success.


By age 15 she was homeless and living on the streets of New York City. Amidst this pain, Murray always imagined a better life. Through mentors and the power of education, Liz transformed her life from growing up homeless to graduating from Harvard.


Groundbreaker- $15,000

Inventor- $10,000

Designer- $7,500

Creator- $5,000 – Sold Out


For further information or to purchase a table, please contact Orlando Science Center at or call 407.514.2183.


There are a limited number of tables available per level. 


Building Curiosity Table Sponsorship

For Detailed Table Benefits, click below to download our Building Curiosity Gala Sponsor Packet.

Building Curiosity Sponsors


Dr. Sarah Layton and Mr. Allen Layton


Finfrock SDC logo
Krista & Jonathan Ledden Logo


Ginsberg Family Foundation Logo
Gray Robinson Logo
Orlando Plastic Surgery Institute Logo
Pearson, Doyle, Mohre & Pastis, LLP Logo
PNC Bank Logo
Stowell Logo
Well Fargo Logo

Host Committee

Allen Finfrock


William Finfrock


Virginia Finfrock


Gail Kroll


Dr. Sarah Layton

Rusty McCranie

Dr. Wes Naylor

Nirav Pandya

Rina Patel

Barbara Walters-Phillips

Decoration with line drawing of the Science Center building.