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


Finfrock Logo
Dr. Sarah Layton and Mr. Allen Layton
City of Orlando Logo


Krista & Jonathan Ledden Logo


ConTech Logo
Optum Serve Logo
Universal Orlando Foundation


American Glass & Mirror Logo
Ginsberg Family Foundation Logo
McConnie Fence Logo
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
Orlando Plastic Surgery Institute Logo
Orlando Utilities Commissio
Pearson, Doyle, Mohre & Pastis, LLP Logo
PNC Bank Logo
Rollins Logo
Stowell Logo
University of Central Florida
Well Fargo Logo
WFTV9 Logo

In-Kind Partners

A Chair Affair Logo
Abita Logo
Airstar Logo
Bacardi Limited Logo
Bags Logo
Full Sail University Logo
Hyatt Regency Logo
Lee James Designs Logo
Legoland Logo
New Sense Productions Logo
ODD-O-TS' Logo
Over The Top Logo
Photo Mingle Logo
Swag Decor Logo
Southern Glazers Logo
Sundance Marketing Solutions Logo
Wizard Connection Logo
Zenith Lighting 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.