Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches

Signature Summer Event

"The Annual Student Send-Off"

Join us for a spirited Crimson send-off for Palm Beach County students who will be entering/returning to Harvard this fall.

The Harvard Family is expanding!

The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches has
exclusive access 
to the Cox Science Center for this private event.

Keynote Speaker: the Hon. Dave Aronberg ’93 JD ’96, State Attorney; weekly featured guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”; former Florida State Senator; former Florida Assistant Attorney General; former White House Fellow.

Begin your evening in the Cox Science Center's Aquarium area where recent and not-so-recent grads mix and mingle during the cocktail hour!  This is your opportunity to celebrate in-person our region’s newly-admitted students' achievements and to share memories of your own days in Cambridge (well, some of the memories…).  Then, a live vocal performance by Dreyfoos School of the Arts graduate & newly-admitted Harvard College student.  Followed by a keynote address by the Hon. Dave Aronberg, acclaimed public servant & media personality (and our Club’s “Favorite Son”).  Cap off the evening with your choice of (1) a private Planetarium show, (2) exploration of the Science Center & Aquarium on your own, or (3) more banter with your Cantab.


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Cox Science Center and Aquarium
(formerly named the South Florida Science Center)
4801 Dreher Trail North | West Palm Beach | 33405



6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Cocktail reception in the Aquariums of the Atlantic
Heavy Hors d' oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your registration. A cash bar will be available.
Cox Science Center and Aquarium will provide a supervised tour for kids during the cocktail hour.

7:30 PM - 7:50 PM: Introduction to newly-admitted students

7:50 PM:
Live vocal performance by home-grown talent, Amelia Williams '27
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Keynote Speaker: the Hon. Dave Aronberg, AB '93, JD '96
8:30 PM: Planetarium Show or free time to wander the Science Center & Aquarium at your leisure or more chit-chat

Black Holes: Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy and witness the violent death of a star and the subsequent birth of a black hole. Can you feel the pull? Narrated by Liam Neeson.


This is an event for the entire regional Harvard Family and for your family as well! Whether you graduated in the last Century or just last year, we need you to attend!

Includes exclusive access to the Cox Science Center, Planetarium show, Heavy Hors d' oeuvres, & Refreshments. All sales are final. No refunds.

Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches Members$35.00 per person (plus 1 allowed @ member rate)
Regional Clubs & SIGs of South Florida$35.00 per person (plus 1 allowed @ member rate)
Children (under 12): $10.00 per child

New Admits and Current Students: FREE
New and Recent Graduate Members: $10.00 per person
Non-Members and Guests: $45.00 per person




head-shotDave Aronberg was elected State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit in November 2012 and re-elected without opposition in 2016 and 2020. He is a former Assistant Attorney General, White House Fellow and Florida Senator.

As State Attorney, Aronberg leads a team of 120 prosecutors and 220 professional staff in five offices throughout Palm Beach County. Aronberg’s leadership has led to a significant increase in conviction rates for both felonies and misdemeanors, a decrease in the number of juveniles direct filed into adult court, and a greatly improved working relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

In July 2016, he created a Sober Homes Task Force that has made more than 115 arrests for patient brokering and insurance fraud in the rehab industry and has led to new Florida laws and regulations that have become the model for other states. Aronberg's efforts also convinced Google to restrict advertisements and improve screening for addiction treatment. The crackdown on rogue sober homes and corrupted drug treatment led to a 40% decrease in opioid overdose deaths in Palm Beach County in 2018, compared to 2017.

Dave Aronberg was born in Miami. He attended public schools before going on to graduate with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After graduation, he worked in the litigation department of a large South Florida law firm while also working closely with Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson to investigate European insurance companies that refused to honor World War II-era policies sold to victims of the Holocaust. In 2000, Aronberg was selected to be one of 15 White House Fellows from across the country. In this nonpartisan position, he served in two presidential administrations as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury Department for international money laundering, including the laundering of terrorist assets.

Dave Aronberg was elected to the State Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and served until 2010. Focusing on criminal justice and consumer protection issues, Aronberg passed major

identity theft and port security legislation and served as the Chairman of the Military Affairs and Domestic Security Committee. He also served as Chair of the Everglades Restoration Committee, where he advocated for accelerating water storage projects and additional State and Federal support for Florida’s “River of Grass.”

In 2010, Aronberg returned to the Florida Attorney General’s Office as a Special Prosecutor for Prescription Drug Trafficking. In his role as the Attorney General’s “Drug Czar,” Aronberg led an anti-pill mill initiative that helped clean up the pain clinic industry and reduced the record number of people dying each day from oxycodone abuse. His work to save lives from drug overdoses continues as a top priority to this day.





Please contact Club Administrator: Tricia Wansor at harvardclub.pb@gmail.com or 954-914-3148