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Circle of Friends Night of Dueling Pianos Annual Gala and Fundraiser

Circle of Friends Annual Gala Photo 2

The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center recently hosted its Annual Gala and Fundraiser.

The evening began with over 60 attendees enjoying cocktails and appetizers, followed by a buffet dinner. Guests were treated to a performance of Dueling Pianos with Fun Pianos! By 176 Keys. A variety of hits were played; the oldies, the classics, and all the favorite requests, for two hours of toe-tapping, foot stomping, hard-rockin’ sing and dance along fun. Proceeds raised from the evening help fund resources for the Alvin Sherman Library.

Underwriting was generously provided by Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits Charitable Fund, Gold Coast Marine Distributor, Dr. Robert and Janet Speth, Peter and Fran Woolf, Samuel F. Morrison, C. Davis Electric, Mike and Laura Simmons & Port Consolidated, Crawford-Tracey Corporation, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla & ACAI Associates, Inc., Levenson, Katzin and Ballotta, P.A., Dr. Robert and Ronnie Oller, Kevin and Joanne Barrett, and Dr. Robert and Kitty Preziosi, Luis and Elizabeth Muriel, Suzete Ellis, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Silvagni, Tom Zimmerman and finally Hoffman’s Chocolates, provided a sweet ending to a fun evening; delicious chocolate covered Oreo favors.

The Circle of Friends is a diverse group of individuals who share the common goal of furthering the intellectual resources of the Alvin Sherman Library. As a result of an innovative agreement between NSU and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, the Alvin Sherman Library is a unique joint-use facility. This means that anyone who lives or works in Broward County is eligible to have a library card and to access the five-story Library, Research, and Information Technology Center.

Together, the Circle of Friends is dedicated to:
• Promoting the development and achievements of the Alvin Sherman Library
• Encouraging greater visibility and interaction between the Library and the University, its host community, alumni, and friends
• Enriching the cultural life of the University and its larger community through funding of special exhibits, programs, and collections
• Supporting the goals of the Library through volunteer activities and programs
• Assisting in developing resources to benefit the Library and its departments and programs
• Serving as a liaison with the private sector and building strong relationships between the Library, corporations, and foundations

For more information, or to join the Circle of Friends, please call 954-262-4627, email or visit To sign up for a library card, please visit