School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Farmingdale State College Foundation to Host Fred Breithut Scholarship Breakfast

(Kings Park, NY)—School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) along with Farmingdale State College Foundation will present its annual Fred Breithut Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser. The event will be held February 14 at the new Campus Center at Farmingdale State College, starting at 8:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “We Love Robotics!”


All proceeds will go to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship. The scholarship, which was created in 2009, is awarded to an incoming Farmingdale State College student who will receive $1,000 for each semester he/she attends the college. It is a tradition for SBPLI to keep this scholarship intact due to Mr. Breithut’s love and admiration for students when he was alive. The scholarship truly represents what Mr. Breithut supported: to further the education of the youth on Long Island.


Admission is a suggested donation of $30. Those who cannot attend may send their donation by check to SBPLI, Attn: Joani Madarash, PO Box 101, Kings Park, NY 11754. Please make checks payable to Farmingdale State College Foundation and write in the memo “The Fred Breithut Scholarship Fund.” Since the breakfast will be held on Valentine’s Day, any attendee bringing an additional guest will receive a beautiful rose.


“The Fred Breithut Scholarship is very important to us at SBPLI,” says Joani Madarash, Executive Director, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. “We love helping a student who has worked so hard and has participated in our FIRST robotics programs throughout the years because the scholarship coincides with our mission of promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and keeping our future workforce here on Long Island.”


Please RSVP to the event on or before February 7 by emailing Joani Madarash at or calling (631) 360-2753.


For more information about SBPLI or the Fred Breithut Scholarship, please visit




About School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses that would provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce. Over 100 partnerships have been formed. In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to Long Island, in which eight high school teams participated. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, in which approximately 1,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year. For more information, visit





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