Color My World 16th Annual Gala

Benefits Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Barry and Judi Nelson

Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 pm
The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club
501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach

Color the world for The Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities! Join us for a great night of colorful excitement, while supporting a good cause at the same time. The 16th Annual Gala will benefit The Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides evidence-based education and services to children and families with autism and related disabilities in a secure and stimulating learning environment in South Florida.

Honorees for our 16th annual gala will be Barry and Judi Nelson, the founders of The Victory Center. Through the encouragement of friends and their own desperation to provide their son the best evidence-based educational services available, the Nelsons founded the Victory Center in June of 2000.

The Victory Center began with 4 students and 2 classrooms. Today the Victory Center provides services to 28 students in day time programs with 6 classrooms and is breaking ground on an 8,500 square foot facility. Through the vision and ambition of Barry and Judi Nelson to help other families within the South Florida Community, over hundreds of families have been provided hope, education and opportunity for their loved ones affected by autism and related disabilities.

Stacey Barnett and Chariman David Barnett

Live Entertainment will be provided by world renowned artist, Michael Israel. With his electrifying performance and amazing talent Michael creates art from the heart for a great cause. Audiences all over the world have been wowed by his creations as he brings canvas to life right before their eyes. Whether he is performing for Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, City of Hope, or countless other charitable organizations, one thing is certain, Michael Israel knows how to reach his audience, and he touches boldly, deeply, and succinctly. His generosity and compassion are evident and make for a rewarding experience for all.

Sponsorships opportunities and tickets are available.

Individual tickets are $225.00 each and can be obtained by contacting Jaime Aybar, Director of Administration for The Victory Center at 305-466-1142 extension 212 or

Hundreds of guests are expected to attend.

Supporters include prominent members of the banking, real estate, building and legal communities. The event draws from the diverse South Florida community, from South Dade to West Palm Beach.

Sponsorship packages are available.

Michael Israel

To learn more, visit or call Jaime Aybar at 305-466-1142, ext. 212.

The Victory Center Teachers

About The Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

The mission of The Victory Center, a Florida non-sectarian, non–for-profit Corporation, is to provide children with autism and related disabilities comprehensive individualized education and services. The students of The Victory Center receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services within a classroom setting within a 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 teacher/student ratio. The money raised at the “Victory Color My World Gala” will help fund The Victory Center’s educational programs and services such as:

  • The Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) Program
  • The Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program (IBI)
  • The Victory Pre-Academy Program
  • The Victory Academy Program
  • The Victory Vocational Program
  • Aftercare Program
  • Saturday Programs
  • Parent Trainings
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