Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr.

Alexander W Dreyfoos, Jr. (born 1932) is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist living in West Palm Beach, Florida. After graduating from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1954 (where he remains a lifetime corporation trustee) and Harvard Business School in 1958, he founded Photo Electronics Corporation, a company specializing in photography and video production photography, in 1963. Over the decades working with the company, Dreyfoos was granted 10 US patents. Some equipment developed by Photo Electronics Corporation can be seen on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution. The Dreyfoos tower of the Stata Center at MIT bears his name.[2] Dreyfoos' most noteworthy philanthropic achievements include founding of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the cultural centerpiece of Palm Beach County, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which opened for business fully funded in 1992. Dreyfoos is also well known for making the largest donation in history to a Florida public school, a gift of $1,000,000 in 1997 to the Palm Beach School of the Arts, which was soon thereafter renamed the Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

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Date of birth
United States of America


1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colleges/University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

Institution info

Type University
2013. 11 bil. $
2012. 10.1 bil. $
Institution colors
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 02139 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 4,503
2010. 4,299
2009. 4,232
2012. 6,686
2010. 6,267
2009. 6,152
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.73 %
2013. 8.2 %
2012. 8.9 %
2011. 9.7 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 43.5 K $
2012. 42.1 K $
2010. 38.9 K $
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People attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology connected by profession and/or age

b. 1930., Physician
b. 1931., Mathematician
b. 1936., Politician
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b. 1936., Academic
b. 1935., Astronaut
b. 1931., Computer Scientist

2. Harvard Business School Colleges/University

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Type Private school
2012. 2.67 bil. $
2010. 2.3 bil. $
Soldiers Field, 02163 - Boston, Massachusetts
2011. 1,992
2010. 1,994
Acceptance rate
2011. 12.0 %
2010. 11.0 %
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People attended Harvard Business School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1935., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1933., Astronaut
b. 1933., Politician
b. 1933., Writer
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b. 1930., Politician
b. 1935., Writer
b. 1936., Politician


1.Dreyfoos School of the Arts

High school
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts is a public high school located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Formerly named the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, the school was renamed in recognition of a 1997 donation of $1 million by Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., a West Palm Beach philanthropist. DSOA is a magnet school, with students coming from across Palm Beach County. Students are accepted through a process of competitive auditions for one of the six art areas. Once accepted, students belong to one of the school's six art departments: Communication Arts, Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Students are then said to 'major' in their art area, taking at least two art area classes per year in addition to other academic and other classes. Dreyfoos has appeared on various nationwide 'Top High School' lists since 2005. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school's campus is located in downtown West Palm Beach at 501 South Sapodilla Avenue, adjacent to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the CityPlace district.
Geolocation Founded Headquarters Type Official website
501 S Sapodilla Avenue, 33401 - West Palm Beach, Florida
Magnet school, Secondary school, High school


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