Newswise — JUPITER, FL, January 28, 2014 – More than 350 business, political, community and scientific leaders from across Palm Beach County will gather at the Kravis Center on Thursday, February 6 to celebrate Scripps Florida’s 10th anniversary.

Since its founding in 2004, Scripps Florida has established deep roots in the Palm Beach community, while fulfilling its mission to advance biomedical research, improve human health and train the next generation of scientists. “We are tremendously proud to celebrate Scripps Florida’s 10th anniversary,” said Michael A. Marletta, PhD, president and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). “Thanks to the support of the people of Florida and Palm Beach County, Scripps Florida has grown into a world-class research center and beacon of scientific education. I look forward to our next decade of discovery, education and community partnerships.”

In addition to Marletta, speaking at the luncheon will be Richard Gephardt, chairman of the TSRI Board of Trustees, president and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs and former Majority and Minority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Alexander Dreyfoos, an institute trustee and dedicated supporter of Scripps Florida. Master of ceremonies for the event will be Beth Kigel, president and CEO of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Co-chairing the event are Palm Beach community members Nancy Hart, Leanna Landsmann, Karen Marcus, Ronnie Pertnoy and EllenTansey.

Before the luncheon begins, guests will be entertained by musicians from the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Individual tickets are $75. Table sponsorships are available from $2,500 to $25,000. To purchase tickets, sponsor tables or request more information, please call (561) 228-2084.

Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact Eric Sauter, (267) 337-3859 or [email protected]

About The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. TSRI is internationally recognized for its contributions to science and health, including its role in laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. An institution that evolved from the Scripps Metabolic Clinic founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, the institute now employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists—including three Nobel laureates—work toward their next discoveries. The institute's graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, see