Guests at the Celebrate the Children 2009 dinner and auction on May 13 have an opportunity to further their education and improve their career, while improving 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 $44,000, and minimum bidding begins at $18,500. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and the 13,000 youth 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 EMBA program can be found on the UCF Executive Development Web site.

The auction is part of the Celebrate the Children 2009 event, which includes the dinner and a golf tournament on May 15. This is the signature fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The dinner begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando. More details on the event can be found on the Boys & Girls Club website or by calling Pamela Sible at 407.841.6855.