How can we express our infinite gratitude for a night of celebration, thanks, and fundraising that surpassed all expectations?! Illuminate The Night Gala on Saturday shined for Spring Forward for Autism and The Parker Foundation in a historic partnership like no other!
The spirit of giving was felt in the magic of Rio’s Carnivale, and so many in our community came together virtually and in-person for a thoughtful and well-executed event designed to celebrate our donors in new and exciting ways! Thanks to our sponsors, guests, and donors, families of a child with autism can now receive the vital services of grant funding and adaptive programs. At Light Up Rio! we thanked our donors for their loyalty, stewardship, compassion, and willingness to go above and beyond to support our mission.
We are sincerely thankful to our amazing team and special guests who endured months of planning despite challenging circumstances and who lent their creative abilities and commitment to an event that defied all expectations! Thank you to our guests for an incredible evening! From the Live Auction with Sheriff Ivey to the Mask Competition, to the Photo Walls and all of the amazing entertainment provided by Rainbow Circus Miami and the Fitness on Fifth Samba Ensemble ~ the event was nonstop thrills!
We could not be more thankful for our Live Stream Tech Crew led by Lear Bunda of Neon Asteroid Studios for a successful stream for all of our virtual viewers to watch from the comfort of home, near or far! Our Live Stream is available now on YouTube for viewing and offers continued exposure for our donors and sponsors.
Thank you for being a special part of Illuminate The Night Gala: Light Up Rio everyone!
All photos: @Tim Shortt Photography