Chuck Hanus is not only going to help his career, he is going to help the children who belong to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

Hanus attended the Celebrate The Children 2012 Dinner & Auction and placed the winning bid for a seat in the UCF Executive MBA Program. His bid of $27,000 reserves a space for him, based upon his acceptance into the program. The entire amount of the auction item goes directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

He chuckles that it was the most “expensive dinner ever with my wife,” but understands the long-term benefits he will receive by earning his degree.

“I reached out to my father who has always encouraged me to do everything I can to further my education, and with his help, was able to place the winning bid. It was one of those opportunities that just could not be passed up. My thought was not only would I get to help a great cause like Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, but I would end up helping myself by achieving my MBA,” he said.

“It is an amazing feeling to think that I will be able to save money completing my education, while youth in Central Florida will have an opportunity to enhance their futures with Boys & Girls Clubs Programs,” he added.

Once admitted to the EMBA program, Hanus will spend 20 months taking classes and networking with other professionals in the cohort. The program prepares executives and managers for the challenges they face as they advance in their careers. Courses are taught by distinguished business faculty members and the curriculum includes a global focus and an international residency. Read more about the EMBA program on their website.