Ray of Hope Gala
Benefiting Friends of South Florida Autism
Dr. Tamara Moodie, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart,
and Susan Leon

Friends of South Florida Autism (FSFA) hosted its annual Ray of Hope Gala on Nov. 18, 2017. 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 the InterContinental Miami's Bayfront Ballroom.

During the dinner hour, guests enjoyed a heartfelt video presentation commemorating the progress made during the past nine 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.

The evening's Honoree, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, delivered a moving speech that recognized the accomplishments made in support of this underserved population.

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.

FSFA provides support to South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc. (SFACS), South Florida Autism Center, Inc. (SFA-CTR), and Villages of South Florida Autism, Inc. (VSFA).

Dr. Carrie Landess, Board Member, and Dr. David Landess

Laura and Steve Muzzillo

Vivian Mir and Joe Mir, Board Member

William "Max" Wyler, Board Member, and Lisa Levine

Fabio & Ayme Sarmiento, Dr. Yadira Martinez, Board Member, and Mario Fernandez

Alex Suarez and Dr. Elisa Suarez, Board Member

Sarah Hardware and Michael Marsh, Board Member

Ian and Ana Paguandas

Gordon and Francoise Pratt

Robert Pertierra, Robert Cambo, Michael Cambo, Patricia Cambo, Josie Pertierra, and Lourdes Miranda

Michael Marsh, Dr. Tamara Moodie, William "Max" Wyler, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Glenn Pierce, and Susan Leon

Michael Marsh, FSFA Chairman, William "Max" Wyler, VSFA Chairman, and Glenn Pierce SFACS Chairman, with Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Dr. Tamara Moodie, Executive Director, and Susan Leon, Development Director

Robert Cambo, Vice Chairman of FSFA, Michael Cambo, and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart