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Gala Celebration of Gratitude and Community Recognition – Save the Date: July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022
6PM – 9PM

For Tickets    For Sponsorships

In 2022, the CIL of Northwest Florida will celebrate our 42nd year  of providing people with resources which empower then toward reaching their desired potential.  In addition we will celebrate the  32 year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  There’s never been a more important time for you to be engage with such an essential cause.  Reserve your seats now and become a sponsor or email or call 850-595-5566.

We would be grateful if you would consider sponsoring our “Gala of Gratitude” through a financial sponsorship or by contributing to our auction and/or drawings.  Auction Item Donation Packet

Celebrity Guests

Josh Blue

Comedian Josh Blue was winner of the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” and was a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” He represented the United States in eight countries as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team. He regularly performs on network television and in venues across the world. (Image Credit: Josh Blue by Nick Larson Photography 2021)

Elizabeth Bonker

Affected at an early age by non-speaking autism, Elizabeth Bonker communicates solely by using a text-to-speech computer program. A recent graduate and valedictorian of Rollins College in Winter Park, she is noted for her “Be the Light” speech and has been featured on ABC and National Public Radio.

CIL 42nd GALA Event Postcard   ADA 32