On Saturday evening , April 1, 2017 the GRACE Foundation Annual Gala was a fantastic time filled with tremendous spirit and good will. Many thanks to Chairpersons Michael and Joie Lanza... and a particularly special Thank You to our well-deserved Honoree Joie Lanza who has done such tremendous work for so many years on behalf of the gala and her love for the Autism Community and her family! Special thanks to Diane Rodriguez and Joe Quattrocchi for organizing the night's beautiful journal! The night was made especially memorable featuring seven our our many "GRACE Shining Stars", who attend our programs and enjoy all of their time spent at GRACE with their friends. Of course the singing sensation... France Joli brought the croud to their feet in festive fashion, filling the venue with fun and excitement. Most importantly, as Interim Executive Director, Dawn Beacham shared with the attendees, we must always persevere and celebrate the extraordinary individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) GRACE proudly serves! Thank you to all who attended and continue to support the mission of the GRACE Foundation!