The Florida Derby Ball was a culminating event of the Florida Derby Festival Week at Gulfstream Park Race Track in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
James Donn, Sr., began the Florida Derby Ball tradition in the mid-1950s. In 1966, Nova Southeastern University became the beneficiary from the Ball.
Included here are photographs held in the NSU Archives from the annual Florida Derby Balls. Dates and persons in the photos are identified as completely and accurately as possible, however if you have any additional information to share, please contact the NSU Archives at 954-262-4642 or