The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 12th annual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser raised $1.2 million to benefit the organization. Presented by Northern Trust, Magic Under the Mangroves™ recognizes the continuing importance of protecting the natural environment and quality of life in Southwest Florida, and the event is a key source of revenue for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. All proceeds from the fundraiser support the Conservancy’s mission to protect our water, land, wildlife and future.
One of the highlights of the evening was an exceptional video experience (left). Calling attention to the majesty of the environment, the video emphasized that the natural beauty of our beaches, estuaries and the Everglades are not to be taken for granted. The video also portrayed the unique qualities of the Conservancy, noting how the organization’s initiatives impact the local environment and benefit its inhabitants.
The visionary of this immersive journey through Southwest Florida’s natural treasures was Conservancy supporter and board member, William Boyajian of Port Royal Jewelers, who served as chairman for the 2016 Magic Under the Mangroves™ event.
Photos: 2016 Magic Under the Mangroves™
“When you love something, it is your responsibility to protect it, and I am passionate about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Magic Under the Mangroves™ because I believe that it is up to us to care for the world we live in,” Boyajian said. “Magic Under the Mangroves™ is all about protecting what we love about Southwest Florida, and this video demonstrates all that is at stake, and why we should be investing in the future of our community.”
In addition to Northern Trust as the presenting sponsor, supporting sponsors of the Magic Under the Mangroves™ event include AVMedia, Gulfshore Life, Florida Weekly, NBC2 News and the Naples Daily News.
Save the date for the 2017 Magic Under the Mangroves, March 2.