The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Carol Dinardo as the chair for the 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala. Vice-Chair is Katrina Lundmark-Kash. The 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020 in a tent on the grounds of the Conservancy Nature Center.

“This event is where the magic happens,” said Rob Moher Conservancy president and CEO. “Our teams of generous supporters, volunteers and staff come together for one special night. The result is phenomenal.”

Named one of the top charitable events in Naples, Magic Under the Mangroves supports the Conservancy’s mission to protect the water, land, wildlife and future in Southwest Florida, raising more than $12 million since its inception to support local environmental causes.

 “I truly believe in the people at the Conservancy who work tirelessly on our behalf,” said Dinardo, 2020 Magic Chair. “This gala is the perfect opportunity to empower the Conservancy’s teams to continue their incredible work.”

For eight years, the catering company Carol and her husband Chef Henry Dinardo founded in Washington, D.C., Windows Catering, has been the event’s caterer. Through the years, Windows has aimed to provide each guest with a unique culinary experience. Windows is a green-certified caterer, which fits with the elegant, eco-chic gala’s goal to  utilize renewable resources and sustainable practices, including limiting the use of paper promotional materials, employing “green” practices, committing to recycling and waste reduction, and sustainable cuisine.

The theme, “It’s on! Time to Make the Magic Happen,” will celebrate nature at night. Patron packages are available. For more call 239-403-4200 or visit www.conservancy.org/magic.

Magic Under the Mangroves is presented by Northern Trust. Supporting sponsor is William Raveis Real Estate. Media sponsors include Florida Weekly, Gulfshore Life, Naples Daily News and NBC-2. 

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 55-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.