Ray of Hope Gala

Benefiting Friends of South Florida Autism

Friends of South Florida Autism (FSFA) hosted its annual Ray of Hope Gala on November 16, 2019. FSFA is a non-profit that supports programs and services for individuals most severely impacted by Autism. This exclusive event brought together the organization’s board members, families, and most loyal supporters.

Michael Marsh, Dana Vignale, Angie Torres, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Glenn Pierce, Dr. Tamara Moodie, , Dr. Marta Perez

Honored guests included Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alberto Carvalho and School Board Members Marta Perez and Dr. Lawrence Feldman.

Guests enjoyed lively entertainment provided by Brazilian Dancers during the cocktail hour with the backdrop of the Miami skyline at Jungle Island’s Bloom Ballroom. The evening’s entertainment was highlighted by a vocal performance by two of our SFACS students.

Joe Mir and Gala Chair Vivian Mir

During the dinner hour, guests enjoyed a Heartfelt video presentation and Speech given by School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho commemorating the progress made during the past years that has led to the organization fulfilling its goal of building a state-of-the-art facility for autism education and community outreach services.

Proceeds from the event will go towards FSFA’s Capital Campaign, “One Center, One Hope, One Community,” in support of construction of a new facility for South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc. and South Florida Autism Center.

Administrative Staff, Jazmin Awan, Evelyn Ross, Bindhu Hirian, Odalys Campbell, Dr. Tamara Moodie & Susan Leon
Michael Marsh, Sarah Hardware, Allison Hall, Andre Hall
Student Performance by Christina de Leon & Michael Orta
Ena Castellanos, Dr. Yadira Martinez Fernandez, Alina Maresma, Lupe Dip, Felipe Santos, Maria Dip
Dr. Carrie Landess & Dr. David Landess
Leah Solomon, John & Verena Luna
SFACS Staff & Administration
Ian & Ana Paguandas
Ruth Ocampo & Sarah Kelavia
Lauren Figueredo, Sebastian Figueredo, Sandra Figueredo, Edel Figueredo, Teresa Hernandez, Argemis Berenguer
Mr. & Mrs. John & Claudia Rogger
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Turin
Mariela, Cristina & Maria Teresa de Leon
Robert & Yamile Blanco
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