Connecting the Pieces Gala

16th Annual Connecting the Pieces Gala

September 12, 2019
Studer Community Institute
5:30 PM – Registration Begins
6 to 7:30 PM – Strolling Cocktail Dinner

The ‘Connecting the Pieces’ Gala, the major fundraiser for Autism Pensacola, Inc., was created in 2004 by grandparents Sharon & Logan Fink to support Judy Burns’ recently created Kids for Camp.  Over the years, due to the generosity of the Pensacola community and its leaders at this dinner and auction event, Autism Pensacola was empowered to transform from an all-volunteer group of families into a professionally run not-for-profit that holds itself to highest standards of quality.  Today, ‘The Gala’ funds an organization that serves hundreds of individuals with autism (and their families and teachers) through Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab, provides support and information across the Gulf Coast area, offers important safety programs & trainings while partnering with agencies across the area to continue to increase awareness and understanding of the needs of all those with autism.

2019 Sponsors

  • Air Design Systems, Inc.
  • App River
  • Appleyard Family Foundation
  • Ascend
  • Baptist Health Care
  • Bear General Contractors
  • Beggs & Lane
  • Bob Tyler Toyota
  • Rich & Judy Burns
  • Mike & Susan Byram
  • Cantavespre Family
  • Cat Country
  • Clark Partington
  • Commissioner Jeff Bergosh

Covenant Care

  • Cox
  • David Morgan, Sheriff
  • Emmanual, Sheppard & Condon
  • Everwell Specialty Pharmacy
  • FSi Group
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Gulf Power
  • Hancock Whitney
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Jim & Nora Johnson
  • Bob Kerrigan
  • Jay & Kat Lea
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Eric & Peg Nickelsen
  • Matt & Jacqui O’Connell
  • John Peacock
  • Pensacola Aviators Rugby Team
  • Pete Moore
  • Sandy Sansing
  • Sergio & Sarah Penaloza
  • Regions Bank
  • Robert Sackheim, MD
  • Studer Foundation
  • Studer Group
  • WEAR
  • Woodlands Medical Specialists
  • Zarzaur Law, PA


Studer Community Institute (Previously known as the Suntrust Tower) located at 220 W. Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502. If driving West on Garden Street, turn right at the intersection of Spring and Garden Streets. Driving East on Garden Street, turn left at the intersection of Spring and Garden Streets. Parking is on the right hand side directly across the street from the Studer Community Institute at the corner of Spring and Garden.

Dress Attire: Summer Evening Garden attire and flat shoes are suggested. The gala will be an outdoor event positioned in the garden area of the Studer Community Institute under a large tent.

For more information, please contact Shanan Chason at 850-434-7171 or

Live Auction

Sophie was born on 6-19-19, On track to be about 4 lbs full grown and Sophie is a non-barker with a VERY sweet disposition. She LOVES to sit on your lap!
  • AKC, Champion Bloodline
  • Three (3) sets of shots
  • Deworming done every 2 weeks
  • Fecal check for any intestinal infections
  • One Year Health Warranty
  • Certified FL health Certificate
  • Full Vet Exam
  • Copies of Pedigrees
  • Potty Pad Trained