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Ken Griffin Opens Wallet for Science

The funding will position the center to absorb construction and capital pricing increases and new programming and endowment benchmarks.

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach announced another increase in its campaign total goal—from $85 million set in 2022 to $115 million. Thanks to continued confidence from donors, the newly set figure will position the Center to absorb construction and capital pricing increases and new programming and endowment benchmarks. The Center took on a new name in the fall of 2021 when leadership announced a transformative $20 million gift from Palm Beach residents, Wendy and Howard Cox. Major gifts from Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin, Leonard Lauder, Charles and Helen Schwab, and the David H. Koch Foundation were announced in early 2023. To date, the campaign funds raised have exceeded $80 million.

“These generous donations have allowed us to not only address the increasing construction costs of this project, but also the opportunity to explore more STEM programming to serve more than 1 million anticipated annual visitors,” says CSCA President and CEO, Kate Arrizza. “We can’t wait to continue our mission of opening every mind to science in the buildings included in this new expansion.”

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.