Friends of South Florida Autism Ray of Hope Gala
 
Dr. Tamara Moodie, Executive Director, and Susan Leon, Director of Operations

Friends of South Florida Autism (FSFA) hosted the annual Ray of Hope Gala on November 17, 2018. 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.

Guests enjoyed lively entertainment provided by a steel drum band 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 and testimonial by one of the students at SFACS.

The evening was a celebration of the 10th anniversary of South Florida Autism Charter School. During the dinner hour, guests enjoyed a heartfelt video presentation commemorating the progress made during the past ten 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.

Photography by DY Rafaeli Photography



Friends of South Florida Autism Governing Board: Paul Leleck, Dr. Tamara Moodie, Patricia Gonzalez,
Robert Cambo, Inma Gutierrez, Glenn Pierce, Arnie Alonso, Michael Marsh


South Florida Autism Charter School Governing Board: Glenn Pierce, Max Wyler, Dr. Carrie Landess,
Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, Robert Cambo, Michael Marsh


Villages of South Florida Autism Governing Board: Dr. Tamara Moodie, Dr. Carrie Landess,
Max Wyler, Dr. Elisa Suarez


SFACS 10-year staff: Sandra Ossa, Maria Zambrano, Charmaine Rose, Natalie Lue, Kristen Falepaini,
Frank Rodriguez, Dr. Tamara Moodie, Alex Roys, Susan Leon, Alex Alvite, Jazmin Awan


Dr. Jose Berthe, and Katrina Berthe, Gala Chair

Joy & Howard Turin


Jose & Janet Arenal and Vivian & Joe Mir


Dr. James Nestor, Dr. Cicily Nestor, SFACS PTSO Chair, Dr. Alejandra Nestor and Dr. Marc Nestor


Cristina de Leon and
Elizabeth Vega

Dr. David Landess, Dr. Carrie Landess, Wales Tulier,
and Wilton Santana


Konrad Ehmke, Gabriella (Gigi) Santis, Ilana Shapiro, Julianne Weiss, Victoria Lemigova and Ben Pierce


Sarah Hardware and Michael Marsh

Susan Leon, Robert Cambo, Dr. Tamara Moodie, and Glenn Pierce, SFACS Founders.


Horacio Cano, Nora Estrado, Sandra & Edel Figueredo

Pablo & Yrania Figueroa


John Calderbank, Ruth Ocampo, Emily Spatz, Sarah Kelava, Nikola Kelava


Yehuda Solomon, Leah Solomon

Maya, Bindhu & Magesh Hirian


Michael Hoo, Kerri Ann Rudd, Kim Philp, Sheldon Philp, Karen Fong, Nigel Morrison


Tim and Evelyn Ross

Glenn & Anne Pierce, Althea Goundrey, Ben Pierce


Bhavi Patel, Kris Guleserian, Alisa Muñiz Crim, Lourdes Prieto, María Fernanda Gonzalez,
Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, Nao Sasaki, Liz Welch


Josie Pertierra, Ana Maria Escagedo, Mirta Negrini, Michael Cambo, Lily Arango,
Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Sylvia Vazquez