Guests at the Celebrate The Children 2011 dinner and auction on April 15 have an opportunity to further their education, improve their career and improve the lives of children at the same time.

As part of the silent auction, guests can bid on a seat in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Central Florida and begin taking classes this fall. The total value of this auction item is $47,000, and minimum bidding begins at $22,000. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and the 12,000 children served each year.

The UCF EMBA Program is designed with middle-and-senior-level executives in mind. The 20-month program allows participants to continue their full-time careers while earning a fully accredited MBA degree and prepares executives and managers for the challenges they will face as they work and advance in their careers. Courses are taught by world class faculty and the curriculum includes a global focus and an international residency. Detailed information on the program can be obtained from the EMBA website or by calling (407) UCF-EMBA.

The auction is part of Celebrate The Children 2011 which will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This is the signature fundraising event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. More details on the event can be found at Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida website.