Tropical Nights

Benefits UM - NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Charity & Social Events
Date Saturday, April 28, 2018 Organization UM-NSU CARD Categories Charity & Social Events
Place Aboard the SeaFair Miami Bayfront Park South Dock (Adjacent to InterContinental Miami) Address Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami Phone 305-284-9126 Website

Tropical Nights, benefiting the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, will be held on Saturday April 28, 2018, on the SeaFair Miami Mega Yacht docked at the Bayfront Park South Dock, and will celebrate UM-NSU CARD’s 25th anniversary.

More than 500 guests are expected to join event Co-Chairs Chirine Mneimneh and Mona Nasser, to celebrate UM-NSU CARD’s excellence in serving the South Florida autism community. Proceeds directly benefit the lifelong services and programs of CARD which now serves over 11,000 South Florida families affected by autism.

Tropical Nights is your way to help those affected by autism living in South Florida. It is a fundraiser benefiting the programs, services and research initiatives of the UM-NSU CARD.
The evening is a festive celebration designed to raise autism awareness while entertaining our guests with fine food, drinks, music, dancing, and acknowledging the tireless efforts of important community partners with Miami’s movers and shakers.

Tropical Nights has been locally sponsored by Greenberg Traurig; CBS4; Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; Whitehurst Advisory Group of Raymond James; Bilzin, Sumberg, Hogan Lovells; Tamim Jewelry; Bacardi USA; Publix Super Markets Charities and many more.

For more information about this event, visit, or contact Michelle Costa at 305-284-9126. For more information on CARD, please call 1-800-9-AUTISM, Ext. 1, or visit

About CARD at the University of Miami

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.

CARD is a state-funded resource and support program dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and related disabilities including deaf-blindness and pervasive developmental disorders. CARD is based at 7 universities throughout Florida including the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University, which together form UM-NSU CARD in South Florida.

Autism is a neurological disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand language, play and socially interact with others.

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