Leaps & Bounds Campaign

Maglio Family STEM Center


Project Overview

In the fall of 2019, The Benjamin School opened the Maglio Family STEM Center in its North Palm Beach campus. The 13,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility houses the Lower and Middle School STEM program with two floors complete with laboratories, maker spaces, and an aqua lab.

An important part of our STEM curriculum across all three divisions, the STEM Center is inspiring a new generation of innovators not only in the sciences but across all disciplines. Our innovative curriculum demands that each subject have a STEM application including English, Social Studies, and Geography.

Philanthropy at Work

The new Maglio Family STEM Center is the result of a $5 Million philanthropic investment championed by our Board of Trustees.

$3,586,600 Raised

$5,000,000 Goal

Maglio Family STEM Center

The international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) movement is at the core of the 21st century skill set, encouraging students to understand that no body of knowledge exists in isolation. The Maglio Family STEM center promotes an integrated curriculum where these four important subject areas are presented in conjunction with each other. Already a focus for students in every grade level, STEM teaching strategies will have room to grow in an inquiry-based, collaborative, laboratory setting. The Berlin Family Foundation, led by grandparents Bill and Madeline Maglio, contributed the lead gift of $2.5 million to help make this one-of-a-kind facility a reality for students on our Lower/Middle School campus.


We still have more than $1 Million left to fundraise in order to reach our goal. You can take part by investing now in a room naming or donor wall opportunity, while leaving your family's legacy behind in this high-profile new facility that will serve Benjamin students for years to come.

                                     Naming Opportunities

  • Room Naming:  $200,000 or $250,000 if paid out over multiple years
                                        (only 4 AVAILABLE)
  • Second Floor Breezeway/Hallway:  $100,000 (NOT AVAILABLE)
  • Donor Wall Plaque (Large) in Ground Floor/Lobby: $50,000 (AVAILABLE)
  • Donor Wall Plaque (Small) in Ground Floor/Lobby: $25,000 (AVAILABLE)
To discuss a naming opportunity or another gift to the STEM Center,
please contact Chief Development Officer Juan Carlos Fanjul '93 at or 561.472.3480.

The following families and organizations pledged $25,000 or more to the STEM Center and helped make it a reality. We thank them for their major support of “Leaps and Bounds: The Campaign for The Benjamin School.”

In alphabetical order, the donors are:
The Aninowsky Family
The Atkins Family
The Bartoli Family
The Berger Family
Berlin Family Foundation
The Bessette Family
The Costa Family
Florida Power and Light Company                         
The Grande Family
The Graziotto Family
The Hutchen Family
The Jenkins Family
The Klein Parthemer Family
The Maglio Family
The Martin Family
The Sorenson Family and
       Carling Technologies, Inc.
The Vining Family


Lower School Students' First Tour


The Maglio Family STEM Center provides the space and tools necessary to meet the needs of our constantly expanding curriculum.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585