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Cars & Cigars for Charity

The event is the premier fundraising event for the Dan Marino Foundation, which strives to empower individuals with autism.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino set the stage for an unforgettable evening: Havana Nights Cars & Cigars Experience. Guests were immersed in the allure of Cuban cuisine, surrounded by exotic, luxury vehicles, the sweet scent of premium cigars and the rhythmic beats that filled the air. Beyond the glitz and glamour, the true heart of the evening lay in its philanthropic mission. The event served as a powerful platform to raise awareness and funds for the Dan Marino Foundation’s initiatives, supporting individuals with autism. Through the generosity of attendees and sponsors over the years, this event has raised $5.5 million, creating a lasting impact.

The Dan Marino Foundation has a long and distinguished history of life-changing programs and services, which Dan and Claire Marino founded after their son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism in 1992. The Foundation ensures that support is given to those who need it by allocating ninety-four cents of every dollar donated toward programs and other initiatives. These programs have included the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, Marino Campus accredited post-secondary schools, Hub2Connect and local and nationwide autism organizations. The Foundation has received awards for technological innovation from partners, including Google, the NFL Foundation, and Magic Leap, an app available to individuals to practice job interviews and improve social skills, leading to independence and a brighter future.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.