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Contents 2016/ 2017 10 12 15

FROM THE PUBLISHER

FROM THE EDITOR

SEASON SNAPSHOTS A photographic look at last

season’s events

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STRATEGIES FOR SEASON Handling season with grace | By Elizabeth Kellar

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SPORTS WITH A PURPOSE

Enjoying a favorite activity can help make a difference | By Kat Smith, Anna Welch, and Jessica Torricelli

PLANNED GIVING MADE EASY

How to maximize your charitable gifts | By Judy Martel

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CLOSING THE LOOP Lauren Bush Lauren’s quest is to ease world hunger through her social business, FEED | By Kat Smith

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GIVE ME COLOR

Technicolor gems brighten looks for the social scene | By Mary Murray

GIVING BACK

Profiles of local philanthropists | By Brian Patrick Eha

ART OF PHILANTHROPY

Naples artists who give creatively | By Elizabeth Kellar

52 PHILANTHROPY’S NEXT GEN

A youthful wave of Naples givers | By Elizabeth Kellar

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CHARITY LISTINGS

The ultimate guide to the area’s social happenings

101CALENDAR OF EVENTS

A listing of major fundraisers by month

112 FINAL SCENES

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On the cover For the third year we called on local artists to submit works to compete for a spot on the cover of this year’s Naples Charity Register. The winning entry, Resilience, which received the most reader votes online, is an encore by artist Adorable Monique Olsen. Another of her paintings was the voters’ choice for last year’s cover. Olsen’s paintings reflect her upbringing surrounded by a variety of cultures in Central America. She says the vibrant hues are often inspired by the fluorescent shades of clothing and buildings she saw while volunteering in Honduras. The peaceful mood of her art highlights her personal nature. Olsen painted Resilience as a celebration of nature, with the hummingbird and tiny flowers symbolizing the beauty of overcoming difficult situations, while the brilliant colors represent her philosophy of always looking on the bright side of life.


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s I look through the proofs of this issue as it is prepared for printing, I continue to be amazed at the number of charities in this relatively small community. What these listings really bring to my mind are the people who work to bring these wonderful organizations to light. While the people who run these nonprofits may hold different titles, be it executive officer, president, or something else, they all have the same goals—to raise money and awareness for their organizations’ missions. Let’s face it—it’s not easy asking for money, especially when you are asking the same people that so many other charities are courting. To come up with new and creative ways to get the nonprofit organization’s message out, entice, and entertain while still figuring out a way to get in the “ask” is a gift, and I have to give a big “BRAVO!” to all who possess it. The bright side of raising needed funds is that there are plenty of generous souls in our community who continue to reach deep and support charities’ missions in so many ways. I have said numerous times before (and I will continue to say it in case my children are reading this): There are copious ways to be charitable. Your gifts of time, services, mentoring, and, of course, financial donations are what keep these foundations going. Take a cue from the movers and shakers behind the many charities in Southwest Florida, and extend a helping hand in whatever ways work for you. We all could do a little more to make a difference in the life of someone who may be less fortunate. So step up! Helping others is like chicken soup, warming you to the core.


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outhwest Floridians are fortunate to be surrounded by so many riches—nature’s treasures, the vibrant cultural landscape, and the perpetual sunshine. What’s more, many inhabitants of the Greater Naples area have been blessed by an abundance of good fortune. With so much to appreciate, people who live along this beautiful stretch of the Gulf coast naturally feel warm and generous, and every year devote more and more time, ideas, effort, and resources to helping others throughout the community. The pages of this year’s Naples Charity Register glow with warmth and energy of their own, from Adorable Monique Olsen’s brilliant cover art to the fun-filled happy scenes from season (page 15), the prismatic rush in “Give Me Color” (page 38), and the exuberant design of the charity listings pages (page 55). Beyond lovely images, the Naples Charity Register brings compelling stories about what folks are doing to make the world a better place. Read about Lauren Bush Lauren, who will visit Naples in February, and FEED, the social business she founded to fight hunger everywhere there is a need (page 34). In “Art of Philanthropy” (page 48), the spotlight shines on some local artists who provide a double dose of good by creating beautiful works for all to enjoy while also supporting diverse causes, like preserving the Everglades, working with area school kids, and providing emergency shelter to victims of humanitarian crises around the globe. As the local population trends younger, organizations by and for emerging philanthropists are growing, as you will find in “Philanthropy’s Next Gen” on page 52. The listings are the perennial raison d’être of this publication, detailing 129 fundraising events of the area’s many worthy nonprofits. All season long, you will want to keep this magazine within reach to stay focused on the missions of these charities while planning your social calendar. As for managing a packed schedule, we asked three prominent and busy Neapolitans for their own “Strategies for Season.” See their tips on page 22. British philosopher and Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell said, “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” We hope your life will be inspired and guided by what you’ll find in this year’s Naples Charity Register.

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SNAPSHOTS SAVORING FAVORITE SCENES FROM SEASON AS WE GEAR UP FOR STELLAR SOIREES TO COME SOUND AND COLOR

Cue the band, the DJ, and the acrobats. Neapolitans hit the scene for celebrations with themes spanning the rainbow. We loved the colorfully energetic performance by painter Michael Israel, the soaring notes of prodigy Jackie Evancho, and stepping out in our brightest looks. PHOTOGRAPHERS: VICKI BAKER, MILA BRIDGER, E. SUE HUFF, CHRIS KOVAZ, CHARLIE MCDONALD, HELEN WERNER, LANE WILKINSON


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Runway shows featured looks by A-list designers like Carolina Herrera, Akris, and Akris Punto. Biker chic ruled at the inaugural Rock the Runway, Fund the Charity at Naples Harley-Davidson. Off the runway, Neapolitans could be seen striking a stylish pose of their own. PHOTOGRAPHERS: MILA BRIDGER, E. SUE HUFF, CHARLIE MCDONALD, LANE WILKINSON


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SOCIAL NOTES

Season Strategies for

Notable Naples women talk surviving a packed social calendar with grace and energy to spare

KIRSTEN FERRARA

By Elizabeth Kellar

Ah, season. That short series of magical months, strung together like jewels on a beautiful bracelet—sparkling, fabulous, unforgettable. Okay, let’s get real, shall we? Honoring season’s countless social engagements can be stressful, even exhausting, so we asked three prominent Neapolitans for tips on how to avoid season burnout. Follow their advice and you’ll be feeling happy and healthy long past May, ready to toast to the success of another stellar season.

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Naples doesn’t lack for worthy causes. While it’s wonderful to have many ways to help those in need, it can cause conflicts when planning your social calendar. Fortunately, knowing when to accept—or decline—an invitation doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing, says philanthropist Kirsten Ferrara. “You get more out of events and find them more fulfilling to your heart when you say yes to an invitation that says yes to your heart,” she says. She adds that it’s easier and less stressful to commit time—and funds—to an event if you’re confident about the financial strength of the group benefiting from your attendance. For that reason, she suggests vetting a nonprofit through a watchdog organization such as Charity Navigator before agreeing to attend. If you’ve decided to say no, Ferrara says, do so truthfully, but gently. “The truth usually is we need a night off,” she says. Linda Richards Malone, who balances a career as a Realtor at Sotheby’s International Realty with an active social calendar and philanthropic projects, says the intensity of the Naples season is directly proportional to the health of Naples’ charitable organizations. “Funds raised at these events are critical to the charities’ budgets and go a long way toward enabling them to do their good work.”


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daytime into evening,” leaving home in the morning with a change of shoes, handbag, jewelry, and perhaps a jacket. “One tip I’ve found to be a real timesaver,” says Malone, “is to take a quick photo of my outfit fully accessorized.” This comes in handy if she wants to put the same look together again or purposely change it up. “It’s also a great reference when I’m packing to go out of town.” Of course, there are moments during season that simply call for fashionable fun. If an event has a theme, don’t hesitate to embrace it, Ferrara says. It might take a bit of extra effort, but the reward will be sizable. “Everyone has a much better time as a participator,” Ferrara says.

If season finds you hurrying from the boutique to your closet and back again, always in search of the most on-trend outfit, it may be time to reassess your style strategy. Rather than relentlessly follow fashion fads, philanthropist, photographer, and adventure traveler Wynnell Schrenk says it’s best to build a wardrobe of A schedule stuffed with cocktail LINDA RICHARDS MALONE classic clothing, items that feature timeless tailoring and parties, galas, and board meetings can gracious design. Such a collection minimizes the time take a mental and physical toll. “Don’t spent shopping each season and frees you up for other activities. overbook your day,” Ferrara says, especially when that day ends with “I never buy for a specific event, but add a few choice pieces each a big soiree. “Pretend in your head that the event starts two hours year that I know will go to multiple events,” says Schrenk. “For exearlier than it does, just so you can have time to decompress.” ample, for my son’s wedding last summer, I didn’t buy a ‘motherA trip to the spa or a meditation moment helps. Ferrara rejuveof-the-groom’ dress, but a dress that I could wear on that day that nates at the Naples Grande Beach Resort Spa and the Woodhouse would easily transition to other events.” Day Spa, while Schrenk starts each day with Transcendental MeditaLike Schrenk, Ferrara’s a fan of clean, classic lines, and suggests tion and yoga. “It jump-starts my day with focus and energy,” she changing up a simple, sophisticated look with fresh accessories. When says. The practice is excellent for relieving the travails of travel, too. Malone is rushing from her busy workday to an evening event that re“I can take it with me anywhere in the world,” Schrenk says. “All I quires bit more dazzle, she relies on accessories “to make my look span need is a comfortable place to sit and my travel yoga mat.”

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Sports

with a Purpose

The area’s myriad golf courses, tennis courts, world-class fishing, and miles of cycling terrain paired with scores of avid and generous participants results in plentiful sports-focused fundraisers. See how fun and games help improve lives.

Good Sport: The Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids Ride

Good Deed: Providing meals to thousands of children in need in South Florida and Haiti When Naples resident Ed Mullen learned that childhood hunger exists right here in Southwest Florida, he knew he had to do something to make others aware and help those kids in need. An avid recreational cyclist, Mullen organized the Pan-Florida Challenge, a nonprofit with an event modeled after the Pan-Mass Challenge, which raised millions of dollars for cancer research in Massachusetts. Along with PFC Executive Director Maura Plante and PFC board member and president of Help for Haiti Jim Willey, Mullen began the PFC. It started in 2014 as a two-day, four-rider relay from St. Augustine to Naples. For the last two years in March, PFC staged a two-day ride from Naples to West Palm Beach. In 2016, the ride included more than 110 cyclists completing the 180 miles. The riders, whose goal was to raise enough money for 1 million meals for hungry kids, passed through many of the communities they support, and were greeted en route and at the finish 24

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line by some of the children who benefit from the event. So far, PFC has raised nearly $800,000, and 100 percent of rider-raised donations are used to buy meals for kids in 22 schools in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Palm Beach counties in partnership with Collier County School District, United Way agencies, Meals of Hope, and Wal-Mart. PFC “Power Pack Kids” leave Friday afternoon with a weekend’s worth of 13 nutritionally sound meals for themselves and a Meals of Hope meal to share with family. “Thanks to our riders, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and grants from corporations and civic groups,” Plante says, “we will have fed 1,776,009 meals to 3,735 kids at 32 sites in Florida and Haiti since our start.” The aim for the next ride is to sign up 200 cyclists plus 400 crew and volunteers to fund 2 million meals in 2017, says Plante. “Together, all of us become the voice for the one in four local kids going hungry in Collier and five other Florida counties.” —Kat Smith

DREAMSHARE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Clockwise from far left: Little Kiddos cheerleader and Kristen Lasasso; Madison Kelly en route; Melissa Belz and son Derek; Maura Plante hugs PFC Power Pack kids at Avalon Elementary; Jim Gula and Little Kiddos cheerleader.


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Golf pros at the 2016 Lucas Cup included Peter Jacobsen, George McNeill, Sarah Jane Smith, and Carling Nolan. Below, center: Mark Lye with son Lucas. Below: Pro golfer Michelle McGann, Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, and Carling Nolan (who all have T1D) supported the cause.

Good Sport: The Lucas Cup Pro Am Golf Tournament

Good Deed: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation In a region where golf tournaments abound, one of the most impressive outings of the charity season has been the Lucas Cup Pro Am Golf Tournament. Since the first annual tournament in 2013, The Lucas Cup Foundation has raised more than $1.2 million. Prior to the 2016 event, all the money went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, now known as JDRF. From the latest tournament, money raised also benefited Help a Diabetic Child and Students with Diabetes. For founders of the event, Mark and Lisa Lye, the cause hits close to home. Mark Lye, a former pro golfer who competed on the PGA Tour for 18 years, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old. The event and foundation, though, are named for the Lyes’ son, Lucas. “I created the foundation and event because of Lucas,” Mark says. “He’s had type 1 since he was 4, and he’s now 11. I’ve worked with many charities in the past, and figured it was time for us to do our own thing.” In 2016, some 210 guests attended the pairings party, which includ26

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ed cocktails, a five-star meal, and a live and silent auction, with luxurious prizes such as tickets to the Masters. An additional 150 guests participated in the main event—playing golf with the pros, including Steve Flesch, George McNeill, and Bobby Clampett. The 2016 Lucas Cup Tournament raised $617,000, with $345,000 going to JDRF. Students with Diabetes received $50,000, and $20,000 went to Help a Diabetic Child. The remainder supported a number of other charities. The money goes to research these organizations do, as well as to assisting families who cannot afford treatment for T1D. The ultimate goal is finding a cure. “The Lyes are beyond generous and supportive of JDRF,” says Susan Gurevich, development manager at JDRF. “Their help, and this event, ensure that we can continue to do research and find a cure. There isn’t a day or night off from type 1 diabetes.” Plans for the next Lucas Cup Pro Am Tournament are currently in the works. —Anna Welch


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Top row: The Conservancy’s Jennifer Hecker collecting water and sea grass samples from the Caloosahatchee; Matt McClean and John Kukk; Kukk solo. Bottom row: Ron McGinty, Sharon and Dolph von Arx; Julie Kukk, Becky Meland, and Stephanie Parsons; Gary Parsons, Wayne Meyland, Oliver White, and Rob Moher.

Good Sport: Annual Red Snook Catch & Release Tournament

Good Deed: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida clean-water programs Area anglers cast their lines each fall in the annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. In 2007, tournament founders Tim Parry and Dick Botthof paired with the Conservancy after the event’s several successful years raising money for the YMCA. “They thought it was an obvious fit to bring together our organization and the angling community to help raise funds to protect clean water,” says Nikkie Dvorchak, the Conservancy’s director of events and corporate relations. So far, the tournament’s eight-year partnership with the Conservancy has raised more than $1 million for programs that maintain this area’s greatest treasure—the water. The next tournament, November 4-6, 2016, will include three days of fun, food, and fishing, beginning with a Friday kick-off party. Competi28

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tors will hook redfish and snook, competing against about 60 Southwest Florida anglers. The Naples Yacht Club will host the kick-off, and even if you’re not registered to fish, you can still purchase tickets for the party. Proceeds from previous tournaments funded programs to limit pollution in Southwest Florida and help restore water flows to the Ten Thousand Islands and western Everglades. Last year alone, the tournament raised $84,000; the Conservancy aims to up that to $130,000 this year. “This tournament is so important because clean water is the foundation of our region’s environment, quality of life, and economic wellbeing,” says Dvorchak. “RedSnook is not only a fantastic fishing tournament, but an annual event where the community can get involved at many different levels to help support our work to protect clean waterways, our estuaries, and our juvenile gamefish.” —Jessica Torricelli


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Top row: Robin Wendell and tournament winners Bob Hackett and Toni Trombley; players in action. Left: Future tennis stars Below: Child Care Center Director Maria Covarrubias with a student.

Good Sport: RacketsUp! Tennis Tournament

Good Deed: The Salvation Army Child Care Center While numerous glamorous events along the Paradise Coast benefit myriad charities, few are as fun as the annual RacketsUp! Tournament, put together by The Salvation Army Naples. The tournament, which began in 2004, includes tennis, a silent auction, prizes, and a boxed lunch. Those who come out to support the event, a mixture of casual and advanced tennis players, participate in a round-robin tennis match. Over the course of 12 years, the event has raised $75,000, with all proceeds going to the Child Care program at The Salvation Army. “The event helps to bring awareness to The Salvation Army, but its main goal is to help our Child Care Center,” says Martin de St. Pierre, director of development at The Salvation Army. “We have day care, preschool, and after-school programs. They provide a safe place for kids to come.” This year, the tournament’s 30 players raised $5,000 for the Child Care Center. In years past, funds raised have gone to enrichment materials for the classrooms, new carpeting, art supplies, and furniture, as well as 30 NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

helping to subsidize families who cannot afford the program. The goal for 2017 remains the same, but those involved hope for their most energetic and exciting turnout yet. As in years past, the event will take place in Cambier Park at the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center, with regulars and previous champions set to return. “This is an event that makes a couple of hours of tennis fun, and it’s a way to meet other folks who love tennis, too,” says Robert Hackett, a senior executive at Arthrex Inc., who serves as chair of The Salvation Army’s advisory board. He is a regular tennis player and previous champion of the event. “The fact that it’s raising funds for a charitable organization, with the funds raised in the event focused on child care, makes it even better,” says Hackett. “It’s not meant to be a competitive forum to crown a champion, but it does have a way to score the games so that there is a little bit of good-natured competition to keep things interesting.” —Anna Welch


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Planned Giving The Easy Way

With expert guidance and thorough understanding of the options, planned giving is a win-win for donors and charities. By Judy Martel

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hen philanthropy is part of an estateplanning strategy, donors can potentially save additional taxes while maximizing the amount of the charitable gift. But planned giving—which matches an individual’s financial plan or estate planning needs with philanthropic intent—doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, says Philip Purcell, attorney and adjunct professor at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In general, he notes, there are three categories of planned gifts: 1. One or more donations that help the charity while the donor is alive. These donations often include cash or appreciated stock.  2. Gifts that help charity at death (bequests), typically made through a will or revocable trust. Sometimes called a living trust, it allows the owner or a trustee to make changes during life. It becomes irrevocable at death. Bequests are also sometimes made through beneficiary designation on a retirement plan or life insurance. 3. Gifts that  pay an income to the donor or heirs, with the remainder given to charity at the end of their lives or for a term of years. This can be accomplished with a charitable gift annuity if the charity offers this type program, or with a charitable remainder trust, which can be more

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expensive and complicated. Both provide a charitable income tax deduction for the donor and potential capital gains tax saving. “Of the three categories, the most popular is a bequest through a will or revocable trust because it’s the most convenient and flexible,” Purcell says. While the donor signifies his intent in the document, he is still in control and can change or revoke the gift. “In addition, leaving money to charity in a will or revocable trust can be easily accomplished by the donor asking his attorney to include it when writing the will or trust.”

Minimal Effort, Maximum Gift There are a few other relatively simple and inexpensive ways to plan your charitable gifts. Typically with just a single form, a bank or stock account owner can direct that all or part of the account be payable on death or transferable on death. If you designate the charity as the beneficiary, the amount will bypass the court probate process and pass directly to the charity upon your death. Another potential giving technique became permanent law just this year. Technically called the qualified charitable distribution (QCD) on tax returns and in the law, it allows an individual to make a charitable rollover from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a charity. Restricted to IRAs only, the individual must be at least 70.5 years old—which coincides with the age at which the law requires owners to begin taking a yearly required minimum distribution (RMD) from their IRA. Rather than pay

the income tax on that required amount, some owners donate it to charity through a rollover. Although the amount of RMD is determined by the IRA administrator in compliance with law, individuals can roll over no more than $100,000 per year for all IRAs they own. Purcell cautions that the gift has to be payable directly to the charity from the IRA to qualify for the rollover. A third method involves life insurance. Rather than let a policy lapse, some individuals keep it in force and name a charity as beneficiary or as owner of the policy. However, Purcell notes that if the charity is named the owner, the gift is irrevocable because you no longer own the policy.

Taxing Questions In general, the three types of tax benefit for qualified charitable donations are income tax charitable deductions for donors who itemize deductions; avoidance of capital gains tax for gifts of appreciated assets; and reduction of the taxable amount of an estate exceeding the federal exemption of $5.45 million per person. Some gifts pack more punch. Donating appreciated assets allows individuals to take an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value and escape capital gains tax that would be due upon sale of the asset. On sizable estates, donors can reduce estate taxes. For the recipient, Purcell says, “gifts of appreciated assets are very important to charities because they get a larger gift.” Qualified charities won’t owe taxes on the value of the appreciation. With a little planning and minimal expense and effort, your charitable gifts can have a bigger effect on your finances and be more fulfilling for both you and the charity of your choice.  


At the law firm of Quarles & Brady, we are proud to serve our communities and neighbors through extensive and wide-ranging charitable contributions, service on local nonprofit boards, and our nationwide Quarles Cares program.

A sampling of the charities our Naples attorneys are currently involved with in leadership roles: Community Foundation of Collier County, Humane Society Naples, St. Matthews House, Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, Junior Achievement, STEM Institute of SW Florida, Greater Naples YMCA, Naples Zoo, Camp Boggy Creek, Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Legal Aid Society of Collier County, Cancer Alliance of Naples, Wellfit Girls Institute, Girls on the Run of Collier County, Naples Alliance for Children, Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation, Ichetucknee Alliance

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Lauren Bush Lauren set out to conquer global hunger, one cool accessory and one meal at a time. By Kat Smith

LAUREN BUSH LAUREN FOUNDED FEED TO GET

FIGHT TO END HUNGER. OPPOSITE: LAUREN WITH HUSBAND DAVID AND SON JAMES AT A PRINCETON REUNION IN MAY 2016.

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Born into one of America’s most prominent families, Lauren Bush Lauren has always enjoyed a life of privilege. She has been in the public eye as a model, appearing on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair, and is married to David Lauren, son of iconic American designer Ralph Lauren. While she is often seen in society circles, living the life of a pampered celebrity is simply not part of her DNA. Instead, she pours her energy into the company she founded and now serves as CEO—FEED ( feed projects.com), a social business whose tagline is to “create good products that help feed the world.” FEED was founded in 2007. The first product was the FEED 1 Bag, which provides meals to one child in school for one year. Every product sold has a measurable donation attached to it, and each is inscribed with a number to show how many meals that purchase provides to children in need. To date, the accessories—including totes, pouches, shirts, scarves, and jewelry—have supplied nearly 95 million school meals to children in need around the world and in the United States, through the U.N. World Food Programme and the nonprofit hunger-relief organization Feeding America. FEED also supports nutrition programs by providing millions of children with vitamin A supplements through Unicef. Lauren, daughter of President George H. W. Bush’s son Neil, says growing up, the family narrative was always about public service and how to

make the world a better place. Her mother started a charity to help homeless and abused children, and her father serves as chairman of the Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteer service founded by her grandfather, President Bush. A graduate of Princeton, she became an honorary student spokesperson for the WFP when she was a sophomore. “I love to travel,” she says, “and was always really curious about the world and how differently people live.” It’s one thing to hear statistics about hunger and poverty, but for Lauren, it hit home when she began traveling and seeing how each country and region are different, as are the reasons why hunger and poverty persist in those places. “Meeting with families and communities, especially children, who were born into a life of hunger, that was extremely moving to me,” she says. “It immediately set me on a path to think of an idea like NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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MEALS TO CHILDREN IN RWANDA. ABOVE AND LEFT: SCENES FROM ONE OF LAUREN’S FEED TRIPS IN KENYA. OPPOSITE PAGE: LAUREN VISITS A SCHOOL IN GUAJIQUIRO, HONDURAS.

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FEED, where I could be personally helpful in engaging others and giving back in a really tangible, memorable way to help fight childhood hunger.” Lauren has always loved fashion and design, spending summers and school breaks at design schools and interning in New York design houses. She considers fashion a way to express oneself in terms of aesthetics as well as values. “I was contemplating either a career in fashion or a career as a humanitarian aid worker,” she says. “I had that ‘aha’ moment of, ‘Wait! Maybe I don’t have to pick one. Maybe I can fuse them.’ “It came naturally—why not allow people to give back in a meaningful way—wear FEED as a badge of honor to show others and the world that you are making a difference,” says Lauren. “The WFP is getting kids in 63 of the poorest countries around the world a free, nutritious school lunch,” Lauren says. “And with that lunch, kids are not only guaranteed one nutrition-packed meal a day, they are also incentivized to go to school and stay in school. It’s especially important in countries where girls’ education isn’t as valued, so it helps on the gender inequality front as well.” FEED accessories are produced under fair labor conditions, using environmentally conscious materials whenever possible. What’s more, several items are made by established cooperatives of artisans in numerous countries, which creates sustainable


livelihoods in those places. FEED provides meals in the countries where those goods are produced, “closing the loop on our investment in these communities,” according to the company. Although Lauren is a devoted mother to her 1-year-old son, James, she’s still fully engaged in running the business she founded. “We are working on a lot currently,” she says. “We just came out with a new leather collection that we will carry through the holiday shopping season. It is accessibly priced, but really beautiful. The new collection will be a more elevated version of the FEED bag.” In 2014, Lauren and her team launched FEED Supper, an annual month-long activation beginning in mid September and culminating October 16, World Food Day. It is open to anyone who wants to help. “We ask folks to host a supper, whether it’s in your home, your favorite restaurant, your office, or your college dorm room, and you ask your friends to contribute a small amount,” she says. This is the one fundraising initiative all year, and is run through the nonprofit FEED Foundation, since FEED, the company, is for-profit. “It’s not only about the money raised. It’s really about awareness-raising and organic community-building for the cause of hunger. Every fall we’ll continue to expand it, so that FEED will be a conduit to get others in the fight to end childhood hunger.” Lauren, who has received multiple honors for her humanitarian accomplishments, often speaks to global organizations about business, philanthropy, hunger, and poverty. She will visit Naples in February for The League Club’s annual luncheon. Lauren frequently talks about how there are so many overwhelming global issues, it’s often easy to turn a blind eye. “But we all have it within ourselves, no matter how much you can donate or how much time you can give, to do something,” she says. “To me that is the most important thing.”

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THE LEAGUE CLUB TURNS 30

ABOVE, MARY MATALIN AND JAMES CARVILLE, AND TWINS JENNA BUSH HAGER AND BARBARA PIERCE BUSH, BELOW, ARE AMONG THE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE ENGAGED GUESTS AT THE LEAGUE CLUB’S ANNUAL LUNCHEONS.

Celebrating its 30-year history, The League Club (leagueclub.org) continues a tradition of bringing inspiring A-list speakers to Naples with “Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design, Presented by Northern Trust,” a luncheon and presentation by Lauren February 24 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Lauren will also attend a patron party at a Mizner-inspired private residence in Naples. Past luminaries who have enthralled luncheon attendees include James Carville and Mary Matalin, Jane Pauley, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Lauren’s cousins, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The League Club represents what makes Naples such an innovative, exceptional city. Within two years of its founding in 1986 with an inaugural luncheon at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, the organization established the Volunteer Center of Collier County and placed 456 volunteers at more than 70 nonprofit agencies. By fall 1989, the center was spun off and run by a separate board of directors under the National Volunteer Center under President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light initiative. This group established a Community Trust Fund and Grantmaking Association under the direction of the Community Foundation; adopted the tagline “Commitment to Community” to capture the essence of the club; and established The minor League Club to get husbands involved. Today the group includes more than 600 Southwest Florida women, including 46 past presidents of Junior Leagues from across the States and overseas who work to strengthen the community through fellowship, education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. The club, open to women who have been active members of a Junior League that is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, is a prolific grant-giving organization. In its 30-year history, it has distributed more than $3.6 million to 135-plus nonprofit agencies supporting the environment, education, children and family health, local food banks, and the arts in Collier and Lee counties, with the support of its members, Circle of Friends, The minor League Club, sponsors, and community partners. The League Club plans to distribute a Special 30th Anniversary Grant to create an impact on hunger in Collier and Lee, and will wrap up a series of celebrations at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club for an end-of-the-season soiree where it all began. —K.S.

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Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind, mixed-gem earrings with tourmalines, tanzanites, pink and fire opals, aquamarines, emeralds, and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, Marissa Collections, Naples; Stephen Webster Magnipheasant Feathers cocktail ring with amethysts, rhodolites, red garnets, and black diamond pavĂŠ set in 18-karat white gold, Marissa Collections, Naples; Seaman Schepps Mosaic ring with multicolor semiprecious stones set in 18-karat gold, Yamron Jewelers, Naples; Jean Schlumberger bracelet with diamonds, lapis lazuli, and turquoise set in 18-karat gold and platinum, Tiffany & Co., Naples.


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Gumuchian Cloud Nine earrings with yellow sapphires and diamonds set in 18-karat gold and white gold, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; handmade ring with diamonds and a 12.55carat Thai ruby set in platinum, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; Shelter Island ring with a peridot and diamonds set in 18-karat gold and platinum, David Webb, New York; Roberto Coin Art Nouveau ring with diamonds, sapphires, and a tourmaline set in 18-karat gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples. OPPOSITE PAGE: Earrings with diamonds and pink sapphires set in platinum, Bayco, New York; floral brooch with diamonds and sapphires set in 18-karat white gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples; Graff Diamonds necklace with diamonds and sapphires including a 27.3-carat, heart-shaped Sri Lankan sapphire set in platinum, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples.

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Byzantine necklace with vintage amethysts, emeralds, and spinels set in gold, Verdura, New York; John Hardy Legends tassel pendant necklace with orange sapphires and pavé black diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; Chopard Red Carpet Collection ring with diamonds and sapphires including a 20.99-carat sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples.

“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” —Coco Chanel

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Drops of Light earrings with yellow and white diamonds, De Beers, Naples; Knotted Rope bracelet with pink tourmalines and diamonds set in gold, Verdura, New York; Seven Seas collection Theyyam ring with a rubellite, diamonds, rubies, and yellow and pink sapphires set in 18-karat gold, white gold, and rose gold, Van Cleef & Arpels, Naples; custom-designed ring with an Australian black opal, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, and tsavorites set in platinum, Port Royal Jewelers, Naples.

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Ron McGinty

Giving Back BY BRIAN PATRICK EHA COMPILED BY ANNA WELCH

All year long, Naples Illustrated shines a light on some of the area’s most generous philanthropists and the charitable causes they passionately champion. We salute these good-hearted individuals with another look at their great work.

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Ron McGinty

In his four years as a guardian ad litem, Ron McGinty worked with nearly two-dozen kids, but a conversation with one girl, a third-generation foster child, convinced him to do more. In 2011, McGinty joined the board of directors for Youth Haven, a local nonprofit that provides shelter for abused, neglected, and homeless children.


Tom, Matt, and Ben Riley

Once Tom Riley secured a loan to build a new 12,000-square-foot facility six years after starting the Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild, he began looking for ways to give back to the community. He was out at breakfast one day in 1997, talking about that very thing, when a teacher from East Naples Middle School happened to overhear. She tapped him on the shoulder and said, “I’ve got something you can do.” As a result of that chance encounter, Riley began bringing troubled teens into his woodworking company to learn about the trade. Thousands have come through the doors since then, and many have completed their own projects alongside master craftsmen. His sons, Matt and Ben, joined the business

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The Naples resident then became interested in No Barriers USA, which sponsors an adventure-travel program designed to build confidence and leadership skills in inner-city youths. McGinty approached its co-founder, Erik Weihenmayer, about expanding the program to include foster kids in Southwest Florida, a demographic No Barriers had never served before. McGinty left Youth Haven after a three-year term to work with Weihenmayer on the project. After three years of logistical and legal barriers and months of preparation, 10 foster kids embarked on a 10-day expedition in July. The participants were all girls, aged 15 to 18. The trip included white-water rafting along the Rio Grande and five days on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. The goal was to empower these young people to achieve great things— and to open their eyes to the plight of those even less fortunate than themselves. Next, McGinty plans to send 10 boys on the same adventure. The all-expenses-paid trip costs $5,000 per child; McGinty, who retired 20 years ago from his role as director of the IT staffing firm he founded in 1983, says he raised $95,000 from his friends and donated $30,000 himself—enough to sponsor 25 children. Insight: “[The girls pledged to do public service after they returned]… That’s a commitment,” McGinty says. “That’s what gives the program wings.”

in 2003 after graduating from college. The elder Riley first launched his business with four cabinetmakers and grew it until he was overseeing dozens of artisans. The level of giving also increased as the company expanded over the years. To the Education Foundation of Collier County—now called Champions for Learning—the Rileys have donated hand-carved mahogany lecterns and an entire stage set for the annual Golden Apple teacher recognition awards ceremony. For the past seven years,

they have designed a piece of furniture—each valued at $25,000 to $50,000—for the Naples Winter Wine Festival auction benefiting the Naples Children & Education Foundation. In addition, the Rileys helped Palmetto Ridge High School form a woodworking program, and they sponsor a scholarship at Naples High School, Matt and Ben’s alma mater. Matt estimates the total value of what his family has contributed to the Naples community at more than $2 million. To celebrate the Guild’s recent twenty-fifth anniversary in 2016, the Rileys remained true to form, throwing a party that doubled as a charity fundraiser. The event raised nearly $9,000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Insight: “I was blessed with a loving background, so it was an easy choice to work with those kids,” Riley says. “Giving has become the foundation of our company.”

Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli

Barely one month after opening their Naples restaurant Sea Salt in 2007, Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli began hosting an annual Christmas Eve lunch for underprivileged children. The kids, residents of Youth Haven, are treated to a multicourse Italian feast, after which a friend of the couple, dressed as Santa Claus, hands out presents. NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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Jill and Steve Miller

Even Ingrid can sometimes forget just how deprived the children are. One year, a friend dropped off blankets for them. Ingrid was bemused until she saw one little boy, perhaps six years old, wrap himself in the blanket, continuing to wear it even while eating lunch. At first the Aiellis paid for the presents themselves, but in 2008 they started the tradition of hosting a holiday cocktail party at which they collect gifts. At the lunch, Santa calls each child by name to receive the brightly wrapped packages. Since moving to Naples, they have become heavily involved in charity work. They auction off chef’s table dinners at both local food and wine festivals to benefit children’s charities, and Ingrid serves on the advisory board of Angels Undercover, a nonprofit that supplies poor students at 17 Collier County elementary schools with necessary clothing. The Aiellis give to many other causes, including Make-AWish Southern Florida. Insight: “Helping those children, we’re really helping the future,” Ingrid says, “because they are the future.”

Dolph and Sharon von Arx

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Sharon and Dolph von Arx

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Sharon von Arx was never allowed to keep a pet. But she longed to make animals a part of her life. Since moving to Naples in 1992, Sharon and

her husband, Dolph, have devoted their philanthropic efforts to environmental conservation and animal protection. For the past three years, they have paid for the Humane Society Naples to maintain an adoption center in the Coastland Mall. This prime location, according to the von Arxes, has increased adoptions by 50 to 60 percent. The von Arxes have also long been esteemed supporters of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The couple provided the lead gift to fund the creation of the Conservancy’s wildlife-rehabilitation hospital, and last summer, they announced a $500,000 state grant—and a matching donation of their own—to expand the hospital’s facilities. Dolph joined the Conservancy board in 1998 and was chairman from 2010 to 2012. In addition to two large outdoor rehab structures and various animal-recovery areas, the $2 million expansion will provide a new educational center where visitors can learn about the plight of native wildlife and view the Conservancy’s “ambassador animals,” which have been rehabbed but whose injuries make them unable to survive in the wild. With the new facilities, the Conservancy hopes to serve as many as 5,000 animals a year, many of which can be returned to the wild after their injuries heal. Insight: Watching a bird that has been cooped up in a cage fly away is “like watching a little kid walking,” Sharon says, “You feel like you were part of it.”

Jill and Steve Miller

If Jill Miller had not already been serving on the board of Youth Haven—Collier County’s only emergency shelter for abused or abandoned children—the heartbreaking story of one teenage boy would have convinced her to join. His parents moved away without warning, leaving the 15-year-old behind to fend for himself. Only after classmates complained about his hygiene did his school discover that he was living alone. Youth Haven gave the boy a place to stay. Many kids aren’t so fortunate. The shelter has only 49 beds, and there are nearly 600 homeless students in the county. Youth Haven’s sixth annual Home, Hope, and Healing lun-


Ginger and Richard Craven

cheon helped raise funds for a new $1.5 million cottage, which will add 23 beds. Hertz Corp., the presenting sponsor, pledged to donate $35,000, and Miller and her husband, Steve, co-chairs of the event, have sworn to match it. After moving to Naples in 2009, it took Jill five years to find a charity to which she felt a personal connection and which had need of her talents. When she discovered Youth Haven, everything clicked. For now, she divides her time between Naples and Detroit, where she grew up and worked as executive director of the SAE Detroit Section. There she met and married Steve, whose latest position as the CEO of International Automotive Components has occasioned the Millers’ return to Detroit. Nevertheless, Jill has been traveling back for every Youth Haven board meeting and the couple purchased a home in Port Royal. Insight: “I’m known as the Turnaround Kid,” Steve says, “And what we do at Youth Haven is try to turn around kids’ lives.”

For more than a 11 years, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a 40-foot-long clinic on wheels operated by Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, has provided free dental, medical, and vision care to the underprivileged children of Collier County. But when Richard Craven, who sits on the Care Mobile advisory council, learned in late 2014 just how great was the need for similar care among adults, he and his wife pledged to help Healthcare Network purchase a second care mobile that would treat entire families. Thanks to the Cravens’ gift of $300,000, the Health & Smiles Care Mobile hit the road in March. The original mobile clinic sees 2,800 patients annually, and the new mobile unit will have a similar capacity. More than 65,000 adults in the county don’t have primary dental care, and, in 2013, more than 18,000 sought dental care at emergency rooms. To address the urgency, the new care mobile visits community centers, schools, YMCAs, and even residential areas. The Cravens got involved with Healthcare Network in 2014 at the organization’s annual

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golf tournament and fundraiser, where they committed to cover the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s operating expenses. But the Cravens’ latest gift took Steve Wheeler, Healthcare Network’s vice president of development, by surprise. For many years, the Cravens, who moved to Naples from Minneapolis in the early

2000s, donated only to Christian organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and their church, St. John the Evangelist. Insight: “Ginger and I decided that if what [the Healthcare Network] is doing isn’t God’s work,” Richard says, “then we don’t know what God’s work is.” NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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Art of Philanthropy The

By Elizabeth Kellar

THE ARTS AND PHILANTHROPY HAVE A LONG AND PROSPEROUS RELATIONSHIP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THERE’S SELDOM A SHORTAGE OF INSPIRATION—OR PATRONAGE— IN THIS GENEROUS AREA. ARTISTS FREQUENTLY FIND THEMSELVES PATRONS, TOO, GIVING BACK LOCALLY AND BEYOND IN CREATIVE WAYS. WE TALKED WITH SOME TALENTED AND CHARITABLE NAPLES ARTISTS TO SEE WHAT CAUSES THEY’RE SUPPORTING. 48 PALM BEACH CHARITY REGISTER


Opposite page: Details from Nicholas Petrucci’s Guardians portraits of Ed Carlson and Clyde Butcher; Roseate Spoonbill and Ghost Orchid Classic, Connie Bransilver. This page: Highwater, Connie Bransilver. Below: Bransilver and Petrucci

GUARDING FLORIDA’S TREASURE Photographer Connie Bransilver has a lifelong love of conservation. Lately, her lens has turned toward the Everglades, and she’s published two books—Florida’s Unsung Wilderness: The Swamps, and Wild Love Affair: Essence of Florida’s Native Orchids—on the subject of the Everglades ecosystem. Her latest endeavor may yet prove to be her most personal. Bransilver is working with her husband, painter Nicholas Petrucci, on the “Guardians of the Everglades,” a multimedia project that combines art with activism to showcase the power of conservation leadership. With Bransilver behind the camera and Petrucci at the easel, Bransilver says the ultimate aim of “Guardians of the Everglades” is to raise

awareness for the importance of conservation. Petrucci—whose work displays a rich and dramatic style inspired by such European masters as Caravaggio and Rembrandt—has donated 11 largerthan-life paintings to the project, including portraits of noted Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher and Florida statesman Nathaniel Reed. But Bransilver believes the project is about more than art. With one in three Floridians relying on the Everglades for their daily fresh water, the Guardians effort is also about simple survival. “Conservation of the Everglades is our health and ability to continue to live in this part of the world,” she says. NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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ACTING LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY

Paul Arsenault

Paul Arsenault is one of Naples’ most established artists, having first found his way to Florida’s sun-soaked shores in 1974. His list of philanthropic efforts is lengthy, with past commitments to area causes supporting conservation, history, health, animal rescue, children’s causes, and others. Early on, when the Naples Depot was refurbished as a community center, he held a fundraiser for the hurricane-devastated island of Dominica in 1980. Some of the local nonprofits that have subsequently benefited from his art include the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the local chapter of AMI (Alliance for the Mentally Ill), Hospice of Naples, Naples Historical Society, Naples Greenway, the Audubon Society, and Naples Botanical Garden. The artist has traveled extensively, and his philanthropic endeavors have extended to other parts of the world. One of his most recent efforts comes as the result of a 2015 trip to Iran, a journey organized by the Naples Council on World Affairs, says Eileen Arsenault, his wife. While in Iran, Arsenault carved out time to paint, but also found it heartbreaking to learn how the region’s ongoing civil discord has led to the “wanton destruction” of many of the Mideast's ancient cultural treasures and to the tragic displacement of millions of people. Says Eileen: “That’s why [he became interested] in ShelterBox,” a nonprofit Rotary-sponsored organization that provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support people around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Throughout the month of August, the Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery donated a percentage of sales to ShelterBox. While the Arsenaults continue to support many local charities, they understand the global need as well, and plan to hold a ShelterBox fundraiser in December.

Clockwise from far left: Flight for Life; Gates of the Hall of Nations, Persepolis; and Marcia & Bates Lea Asian Garden, Naples Botanical Garden, works that support nonprofits’ missions.

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Right: Emily James at work, and her painting The Garden of Hope and Courage. Below: James with Manatee Middle School students.

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With all causes she supports, Emily James says she gives from her heart and painting hand. For one, the artist has been drawn to education. Through Champions for Learning, she partnered with Manatee Middle School students to create a huge illustrated Florida map in their campus courtyard. For years she taught art classes at the David Lawrence Center’s drop-in center. Visits from the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County are a frequent occurrence at her Fifth Avenue South gallery, too. “I so enjoy having young people come in the gallery, where I insist ‘please touch’ and enjoy the paintings,” she says. The kids find well-stocked candy bowls and bottles of blowing bubbles to take home when they visit. James herself is a patron of the arts, supporting several local groups. She applied her talents to the 2004 community-wide public display Gators Galore, decorating a life-size alligator in a project to benefit the Naples Art Association as well as the Boys & Girls Club. Last year, James and friend Mary Kane decorated a turtle for the Turtles on the Town project to support the United Arts Council, along with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Community Foundation of Collier County. Coming up in February, James and her husband, John, will co-chair the gala for the Marco Island Center for the Arts for which she created the invitation’s logo. A personal experience 12 years ago motivated the artist to support what later became the Garden of Hope and Courage on the grounds of NCH Healthcare System. “When my husband, John, was having a heart procedure,” she says, “I climbed over tree roots and around ducks to be near the pond, a very prayerful and spiritual place for me.” Once it began the transformation into The Garden of Hope and Courage, she saw an opportunity to help raise funds, creating two original paintings for auction. James is inspired by many people in this community. “My collectors are fabulous people who connect me with a heartfelt wish to assist where they see a need,” she says. “They share with me a place where I can make a small difference by sharing the gift I was given to help a cause.”

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Next Gen

A new generation of altruists flourishes on the Paradise Coast

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: THE BLOCKLIST SPEAKEASY PARTY; FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION COMMITTEE TOUR OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB; THE FRIENDS’ GRAPE CELEBRATION KICKOFF HAPPY HOUR.

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THE BLOCKLIST, supporting the

For a growing number of youthful Neapolitan do-gooders, charitable giving is increasingly about awareness, personal growth, and the ability to “friend-raise” while they fundraise. Best of all, these up-and-coming donors, as members of youth-oriented offshoots of established charities, find themselves in a position to learn from the best even as they bolster the good works of those existing nonprofits with deep roots in the community. Here’s the scoop on five groups of rising philanthropists.

Neighborhood Health Clinic

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This group introduced itself to the community with a speakeasy-style fundraiser in May. At first look, the Blocklist appears to be bound for accomplishing great things. It was founded by longtime clinic supporter Jennifer Walker at the urging of the clinic’s development committee. Walker likens the relationship between the Blocklist and the clinic to the passing of a baton in a relay race. “You can’t just ask someone to step in and take care of the organization,” she says.

“They aren’t bonded to the cause. We’re starting that now.”

FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION, supporting the Naples Children & Education Foundation The Naples Children & Education Foundation has raised more than $146 million in its 16-year history. The Friends represents the next evolution of the NCEF’s vision, and was created by NCEF trustees in 2013 as a way to boost collaboration with a new generation of donors and give them a way to become more


LEFT: MEMBERS OF THE MAKEA-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA YOUTH LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE. ABOVE AND RIGHT: THE NICK SHIRGHIO

SHELTER’S NEXT GENRATION COMMITTEE. BELOW: DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER YOUNG EXECUTIVES.

involved. The group holds an annual Grape Celebration to raise awareness for NCEF and support charitable programs to improve the physical, emotional, and educational lives of children in Collier County. Friends of the Foundation also holds quarterly happy hours to raise awareness about their work. Last January, members held a happy hour to preview the NCEF’s Naples Winter Wine Festival’s Online Auction, which provided the public a chance to catch a bit of the Naples Winter Wine Festival by bidding on wine and culinary experiences, travel, and more. The Grape Celebration and happy hours are again on tap for the upcoming season. For a third year, the Friends of the Foundation is led by chair Scott Duseau and vice chair Leeza Arkhangelskaya, who plan a membership expansion push.

THE SHELTER NEXT GENERATION COMMITTEE, supporting The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Creating a culture of awareness about domestic-violence attitudes and behaviors is key for these philanthropists. But the Committee, which was founded by a group of young professionals in 2012, also works to bring the community together and reach out to those in

need, says Kim Seymour, who is the group’s current chair. The Next Generation Committee holds its Purple Party Masquerade in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Other events—such as adopting a family for back-to-school needs and dropping off food at The Shelter—are ongoing. “It’s fun, but it’s developmental,” Seymour says.

DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER YOUNG EXECUTIVES, supporting the David Lawrence Center A sunset cruise, a bit of golf, some yoga— and all for a good cause. If that sounds like your kind of involvement, you’ll understand why this group is seeing much success. Founded in 2010 by a handful of young professionals and now led by Allison Durian, the group has grown from four members to a board of 15, making its mission to raise awareness and money to support individuals suffering with mental illness and substance abuse in Southwest Florida. The group has teamed up with the DLC’s executive board for two golf outings, and recently, the executive board approved the addition of a director’s seat to be filled by a Young Executive.

MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA YOUTH LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE, supporting Make-AWish Southern Florida This group of about 30 Collier and Lee County students in grades 7 to 12 is headed

into its third year of fundraising, and they’ve already raised more than $50,000 through individual and group activities. More than that, the students are also polishing up their future leadership abilities, such as networking and presentation skills, says Make-A-Wish Development Coordinator Taylor Marini, who created this group. Impressed by Southwest Florida’s success, other Make-A-Wish markets are getting ready to roll out their own versions, too. “We have been overly amazed by the youth leadership committee, and it’s growing every year,” Marini says. NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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Action For Life

Action For Life is a nonprofit, 100 percent volunteer organization. It is dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society, human life itself. The council promotes, upholds, and supports respect for human life without regard to age, race, creed or color, from conception to natural death. Main Fundraising Event: Action for Life Celebration Dinner Date: January 17, 2017 Location: St. John the Evangelist Church, Naples Description of Event: This event is a social and fundraising event for people of like interests. A cocktail hour and dinner are followed by prominent guest speakers. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Hayes Wicker from the First Baptist Church, Naples. Our second speaker is Father Michael Orsi from St. Agnes Church in Naples, host of the Action For Life television series on CTN 10 TV. Honorary Chairpersons: Terese Flanigan, John Musca, Pat Patton, Charles Rosachi, Al Oneto, John Garofalo, John Bates Chairperson: Sally Oneto Ticket Price: $80 Contact: Sally Oneto Telephone: 239-262-5433 Web: actionforlife.net

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society—Marco Island

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the society’s efforts have contributed to a 23 percent decline in cancer death rates and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need when they need it.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the society’s efforts have contributed to a 23 percent decline in cancer death rates and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need when they need it.

Main Fundraising Event: Bucket List Bash Date: February 10, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, the Bucket List Bash, is now celebrating its seventh year in Naples. The annual event is a tribute to cancer survivors, raising funds for critical cancer research and local patient services. Chairpersons: Shelly Stayer, Jon Wagner, Laura Stayer, Megan Nehls Major Sponsors: Johnsonville Sausage, Arthrex Inc., PNC Wealth Management, Northern Trust Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Mackenzie Sivret Telephone: 239-261-0337 Web: acsbucketlistbash.com

Main Fundraising Event: Imagination Ball Date: February 4, 2017 Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Description of Event: Enjoy an evening of “Glitz, Glamour & Giving,” honoring Jim and Allyson Richards. This annual blacktie-optional gala will feature an open bar, fabulous full-course dinner, dancing, and both silent and live auctions with the addition of mobile bidding. Chairpersons: Dick and Debra Shanahan Major Sponsor: BMO Private Bank Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Sue Olszak Telephone: 239-642-8800, ext. 3890 Web: acsimaginationball.com

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CRAVING FASHION Event: Annual style event at Waterside Shops benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way of Collier County Venue: Waterside Shops. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.

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The Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities

Angels Undercover of Collier County Inc.

Angels Undercover promotes education by providing uniform shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts to elementary schoolchildren in Collier County who would otherwise come to school inadequately dressed. By giving the children basic clothing necessities, we help them arrive at school with confidence and ready to learn. Main Fundraising Event: Sip & Putt Golf Event Date: April 4, 2017 Location: Pelican Marsh Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Challenge your putting skills and win prizes while meeting friends and tasting wine and hors d’oeuvres along the way at this fun, casual event. The Oak Ridge Middle School Jazz Band will provide entertainment, and 100 percent of proceeds will go to the children. Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Kamela Patton Chairpersons: Jackie Bennett, Ken Murray Major Sponsor: Chico’s FAS Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Jackie Bennett Telephone: 239-596-0690 Web: angels-undercover.org

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The “Art of Giving” is a name that was chosen to reflect the beauty of human generosity. A critical part to the art of giving is giving to others. Art of Giving events raise funds for the Archangel Fund to assist Collier County charities so that others can find the ingredients to life they need to grow out of challenging circumstances—the necessities like food, shelter, and treatment for illness. Main Fundraising Event: The Art of Giving Date: February 4, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Enjoy this exclusive opportunity—lunch at The Ritz-Carlton with The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon, who lives with her family at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, the popular TV series watched worldwide for the past six years. Our special guest, Dave Prodger, Her Majesty’s Consul General, will introduce Lady Carnarvon. Chairpersons: Laurie Blatt, Stephanie Dixon, Nancy Stones, Carole Turner-Record, Patsy Zalokar Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Stephanie Dixon Telephone: 239-262-0353 Web: artofgivingnaples.org

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Artis—Naples The Baker Museum

One of Southwest Florida’s premier cultural campuses, Artis—Naples, home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, creates and presents more than 450 free and paid world-class concerts, events, and museum exhibitions annually. We serve more than 300,000 people and 45,000 local-area students through performances, exhibitions, and educational programming. Main Fundraising Event: Friends of Artis— Naples, The Baker Museum Gala Date: March 4, 2017 Location: The Baker Museum, Artis—Naples Description of Event: Join us as the Daniels Pavilion is transformed into a club-like scene from the late 1960s—the age of pop art and flower children—as we celebrate the opening of an exhibition of works by iconic American artist Robert Indiana. Dress will be semiformal (or 1960s chic). Music will recall the great British Invasion. Food and wine? The very best of American cuisine. All is in support of The Baker Museum and visual arts educational programming. Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Jan Fernandez Telephone: 239-254-2719 Web: artisnaples.org

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Artis—Naples Naples Philharmonic

One of Southwest Florida’s premier cultural campuses, Artis—Naples, home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, creates and presents more than 450 free and paid world-class concerts, events, and exhibitions annually. We serve more than 300,000 people, including 45,000 local-area students annually through performances, exhibitions, and educational programming. Main Fundraising Event: Friends of Artis— Naples, the Naples Philharmonic Gala Date: December 11, 2016 Location: Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples Description of Event: Join us on the stage of Hayes Hall for a festive winter wonderland celebration of the season and Naples’ own Naples Philharmonic. We are pleased to present a black-tie optional/festive attire gala in support of the Naples Philharmonic and broad-based educational programming. Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Jan Fernandez Telephone: 239-254-2719 Web: artisnaples.org

Avow Hospice Inc.

Founded in 1983 as Collier County’s original nonprofit hospice, Avow provides palliative care consultations for people facing serious illness, hospice care, and bereavement support services for children and adults. Main Fundraising Event: Butterfly Ball Date: March 4, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The Butterfly Ball, Avow’s signature fundraising event, draws hundreds of guests and brings influential business professionals, community leaders and philanthropic donors together in support of Avow’s mission. Each year, the black-tie gala takes on a new theme inspired by the journey of the butterfly. In advance of the ball, Avow hosts an exclusive VIP party to thank and celebrate event sponsors and supporters; date TBD. Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Rachael Tenz Telephone: 239-261-4404 Web: avowcares.org

Baby Basics of Collier County

Founded in 2004, Baby Basics of Collier County is an all-volunteer organization that provides and distributes diapers and kindness to more than 400 babies from hard-working, lowincome families in Collier County and Bonita Springs who do not receive any federal or state cash assistance. Main Fundraising Event: Baby Basics’ Eighth Annual Walking Challenge Date: January 21, 2017 Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples Description of Event: Baby Basics Walking Challenge is a popular, family-friendly event open to all ages that includes a 1.5- to 6-mile walk in the park to increase public awareness about Baby Basics of Collier County. Last year, more than 200 people attended the Challenge and raised more than $20,000 for the organization. The Walking Challenge will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the kick off at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will be served immediately following. Chairpersons: Dick Lynch, Tom Mann Ticket Price: $25 for one walker and a child, and $10 for additional children Contact: Jean Ann Lynch Telephone: (617) 510-4468 Web: babybasicscollier.org

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples

Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc.

Books for Collier Kids

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Bascom Palmer’s mission is to enhance the quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness, and advancing ophthalmic knowledge through compassionate care, innovative research, and education.

Celebrating 80-plus years as a major tourist attraction in Southwest Florida, this historic botanical landmark is now protected and preserved as a nonprofit for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations. Through the generous support of the community it will continue to fulfill its vision of serving as a center where adults and children can learn about our unique Florida environment.

Books for Collier Kids, formerly First Book-Collier County, is a local nonprofit founded in 2005 and provides brand-new, top-quality, age-appropriate books throughout the school year to 7,000 disadvantaged Collier pre-K, kindergarten, first- and second-graders. To date, Books for Collier Kids has given more than 700,000 books to Collier kids who otherwise would not have books at home to read, share, and cherish.

Main Fundraising Event: Eyeing the Future— An Evening of Vision Gala Date: February 10, 2017 Location: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples Description of Event: Eyeing the Future of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples is a fun and interactive fundraising event benefiting the institute’s home in South Florida. We invite you to embark on a journey through time as we celebrate more than 50 years of collegiate heritage, world-renowned vision research and dedication to medical education, care focused on preventing blindness, improving eyesight, and restoring lost vision in our community. Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, Director Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Chairpersons: Hanna and Andrew Cummins Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Amy Lane Telephone: 239-659-3986 Web: bascompalmer.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Some Enchanted Evening Date: February 16, 2017 Location: Everglades Wonder Gardens, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Experience an evening of enchantment in this magical and exotic botanic jungle garden as you enjoy delicious culinary offerings, wine, and live music under the stars. Old Florida charm relived in a night like no other. Honorary Chairpersons: Jacke McCurdy, Karin Moe Chairperson: Connie and Steve McIntosh, Marjorie Rubacky Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Janet Martin Telephone: 239-992-2591 Web: evergladeswondergardens.com

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Main Fundraising Event: Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Date: March 2, 2017 Location: Private residences Description of Event: We invite you to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and support Read across America by participating in our unique event in the comfort of home, reading and sharing the love of reading. Suggested donation of $500 provides 8 to 10 new books to each child in a pre-K, kindergarten, first- or second-grade class for an entire year. Honorary Chairperson: Joanne Wyss Chairpersons: Nora Kolmer, Sallie Williams Ticket Price: $500 suggested donation Contact: Nora Kolmer Telephone: 239-598-9598 Web: booksforcollierkids.org

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Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is a nonprofit youth-development organization that annually serves more than 3,000 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County. The club provides a safe, positive place where local youth acquire academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

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Main Fundraising Event: Youth of the Year Celebration Date: March 7, 2017 Location: Artis—Naples Description of Event: The annual Youth of the Year Celebration is part of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Youth of the Year program, a national recognition program for club members. It was established to foster young people’s character, personal growth, and leadership qualities. Chairpersons: Mary Pat and Frank Hussey Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Alisa Marie Coccari Telephone: 239-325-1700 Web: bgccc.com

Main Fundraising Event: 2016 Paragon Awards Date: December 1, 2016 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: Annual luncheon event honoring those in the community who consistently exemplify the attributes of monumental impact on youth over the past year and continue to help provide great futures for more than 3,000 at-risk youth. Award recipients have emerged as leaders based on their outstanding accomplishments, behavior, and character within the Boys & Girls Club movement and have inspired others. Award winners will be announced by a special guest. Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Alisa Marie Coccari Telephone: 239-325-1700 Web: bgccc.com

Main Fundraising Event: 13th Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament Date: November 5, 2016 Location: The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek Description of Event: Annual golf tournament, putting with the kids, cocktail reception, silent/live auction, and dinner. This tournament provides support for children and families who rely on the Boys & Girls Club to enhance and enrich their lives now and in the future; interacts with children who are members of the Boys & Girls Club (players will be paired with children in the Putting Tournament), while being a part of a quality golf competition and social experience Chairpersons: Mary Osborn, Lea Smith, Jane Kerr, Ann Lee Levitt Major Sponsor: Pulte Homes Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Audra DiNanno Telephone: 239-325-1700 Web: bgccc.com

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NCH HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION Event: Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples’ Key to the Cure afternoon tea, pop-up shop, and fashion presentation to benefit NCH Healthcare Foundation’s William and Susan Dalton Oncology Unit Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Sharon DeLaura, Trisha Borges, Sonya Sawyer 2. Suzanne Graziano, Dr. Allen Weiss, Sharon Treiser 3. Monica Biondo, Danielle Vigliotti, Rachel Galante 4. Tim Quinn, Tracy Groenendaal 5. Meredith Basile, Meredith Frankel, Lisa Lipman, Heather Larkin


CAPA Cultural & Performing Arts Center

CAPA’s mission is to provide the community affordable cultural, educational and performance opportunities while developing a new arts center to better serve the audiences and artists of Collier County. The 2016-17 season includes the Spectrum Series of edgy, up-close and personal performances; Rising Stars Series with young stars of tomorrow; and Jazz & Blues Series with contemporary and acoustical jazz and blues. Main Fundraising Event: Decade of CAPAbilities—A Celebration of the Arts Date: December 13, 2016 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: Cocktail reception, entertainment by the Naples Carolers led by vocalist Rebecca Richardson, live auction, and dinner. Proceeds support CAPA programs. Honorary Chairperson: Claudia Polzin Ticket Price: $295 Contact: Nikki Clark Telephone: 239-775-2800 Web: capacenter.org

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc., at four service locations in Collier County, provides financial assistance, professional counseling, food pantries and food programs, an empowerment program, refugee services, senior services, immigration services, soup kitchen, clothing room and shower program, English classes for mothers, and special projects like Undy Sunday, the Weekend Power Pack Food Program, and holiday gift and food distribution.

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Main Fundraising Event: Emerald Ball Date: March 11, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The elegant, black-tie gala will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing to the Bob Gaffney Orchestra. Chairpersons: Dominick and Rita Cavuoto Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Brenda Anderson Telephone: 239-455-2655 Web: catholiccharitiesdov.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Venetian Charity Ball Date: April 1, 2017 Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Description of Event: The “Carnevale di Venezia” will feature a cocktail hour, auctions, car raffle, dinner, and dancing. The evening also will include the Frank Galeana Sr. Humanitarian Award. Chairperson: Charles Anderson Ticket Price: $225 Contact: Charles Anderson Telephone: 239-334-4007 Web: catholiccharitiesdov.org

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Champions for Learning

Champions for Learning

Charity for Change Giver Program

Champions for Learning makes it possible for the community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning through teachers and directly with students.

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Founded in 2008, the weekly Giver Program teaches 10,000 pre-K to fifth-grade children empathy, character, and giving through its in-school, after-school, and summer academic curricula. Students raise money for charities (72 partner charities) by completing academic activities with a character and charitable theme. Giver Program increases academic achievement and pro-social behaviors enhancing students’ ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Main Fundraising Event: 27th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner Date: March 31, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Join us for this community celebration honoring teachers and the difference they make in our students’ lives. Chairperson: Danny Pate Major Sponsors: Suncoast Credit Union, presenting sponsor; Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Heather Noel Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

Main Fundraising Event: Night of Champions Date: February 2, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Join us for the third annual Night of Champions, where we will honor community leaders for impacting the lives of students through mentoring, innovation, collaboration, and community involvement. Chairperson: Nancy Potter Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Heather Noel Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

Main Fundraising Event: Giver Challenge Date: March 25, 2017 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: Lively tableside games created in the spirit of the character and charity theme of the Giver Program. The evening includes a cocktail hour with silent auction, dinner, music, and dancing. Honorary Chairpersons: State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo and John Passidomo Chairperson: Kathy Feinstein Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Karen Conley Telephone: 239-592-6787 Web: charityforchange.org

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NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN Event: 12th Annual Hats in the Garden Luncheon Venue: Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Regina Day, Meghan Gorman 2. Courtney Hansen, Jay Hartington, Shelly Stayer 3. Jamie and Heather Dockweiler, Monique and Marcus Jelley, Brian Holley 4. Elizabeth Star 5. Sandi Moran, Wynnell Schrenk


Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier

Christ Child Society of Naples

Collier Child Care Resources

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County is committed to improving the lives of abused children and creating a community that does not tolerate child abuse.

Christ Child Society of Naples was founded in 1997 to improve infant care, provide basic needs, and promote literacy for underprivileged children in Collier County.

Main Fundraising Event: Beach Ball & Naples City Limits Date: March 18, 2017 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: The gala reimagined. This year the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County presents two outstanding events in one fabulous evening. At our signature gala, The Beach Ball, guests will be transported to a Fijian paradise drenched in the exotic island culture and cuisine of the South Pacific. VIP ticket holders will also get admission to the inaugural Naples City Limits, featuring the trendiest new bands in an intimate concert setting. Chairperson: Rachel Plisko Major Sponsor: Arthrex Inc. Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Bryan Lee Telephone: 239-263-8383 Web: caccollier.org

Main Fundraising Event: The Red Wagon Gala Date: April 1, 2017 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The Red Wagon Gala is the major fundraiser of the Christ Child Society of Naples. It will be a lovely evening with dinner, fine wines, a live auction including a stay at a beautiful Irish cottage and a dazzling piece of jewelry from Bigham Jewelers, as well as a silent auction. “Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.”—Mary Virginia Merrick, founder of the National Christ Child Society Chairpersons: Kathleen Clark, Vivienne Adams Major Sponsors: Bigham Jewelers, Northern Trust Bank Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Kathleen Clark Telephone: 239-450-9269 Web: christchildnaples.org

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) is a private, nonprofit child-care agency. Serving Collier County exclusively, it is devoted to providing exceptional child-care services to the children and families who need them the most. The mission of Collier Child Care Resources is to provide high-quality early childhood care, education, and resources to children, families, and early learning professionals in Collier County.

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Main Fundraising Event: Big Impressions by Little Artists Date: May 5, 2017 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: An art-based luncheon, held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., will focus on valuing the arts in young children’s lives. Artwork inspired by the natural environment created by the children in CCCR’s early learning programs, the works of local artists, and other items will be featured in live and silent auctions. The event will also include the Family Friendly Business Awards, which recognize local businesses that exemplify a family-friendly workplace. Chairpersons: Lisa Gruenloh, Kathy Bamberg Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Tiffany Cawley Telephone: 239-643-3908 Web: collierchildcare.org

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Collier Senior Resources

Community Pregnancy Clinics Inc.

Community Foundation of Collier County

Collier Senior Resources operates the Golden Gate Senior Center and is dedicated to facilitating access to comprehensive services and resources that enhance the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers, empowering them to maintain independent and meaningful lives. Since November 2014, the center has 600-plus members offering more than 100 programs, classes, and activities, including daily hot lunch and weekly food pantry.

Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) was founded in 1974 as one of the original 13 crisis pregnancy centers in the United States. CPCI’s mission is to save babies from abortion while providing care, compassion, and choices for women. Free, confidential services include STI screening, pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, counseling, classes, and more. CPCI has medical clinics in Naples and Fort Myers, as well as a mobile unit.

The Community Foundation of Collier County was established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. We manage more than 510 funds, collaborate with more than 400 nonprofits, hold more than $120 million in assets, and have distributed more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. We convene, collaborate, and connect. For good. Forever.

Main Fundraising Event: Celebrating our Seniors Date: November 9, 2016 Location: Golden Gate Senior Center, Naples Description of Event: Dinner and conversations with friends and community leaders to learn about the needs of seniors in our community and CSR’s programs at the Golden Gate Senior Center. Attire: business; tie optional. Chairperson: Jim Barton Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Tatian Fortune Telephone: 239-252-4534 Web: collierseniorresources.org

Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Philanthropy Date: November 4, 2016 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County host the annual Celebration of Philanthropy awards luncheon to honor individuals, nonprofit organizations, and corporations for their passion and dedication to the community. Chairpersons: Dottie Gerrity, Thomas McCann Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, Naples Daily News Ticket Price: $185 Contact: Eileen Connolly-Keesler Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: cfcollier.org

Main Fundraising Event: Community Pregnancy Clinics Annual Life Saver Event Date: March 9, 2017 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: Proceeds from the event support CPCI in providing free life-affirming services to moms and babies throughout Southwest Florida. CPCI donors at a Life Saver level attend a reception and presentation by Eric Metaxas (ericmetaxas.com). Chairperson: Lucia Barone Ticket Price: $720 Contact: Domenick Micillo Telephone: 239-262-6381 Web: community4life.com

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NCH HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION Event: The 57th Annual NCH Hospital Ball Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Dr. Allen Weiss, Lety and Stephen Schwartz 2. Peter Busch 3. Dr. Carlos and Catalina Quintero 4. Joan and Dr. Hermes Koop, Nico Koop, Tara LaBreaque 5. George and Penny Kramer, Mason Ayres

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Community School of Naples

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Community School of Naples, a pre-K3 through grade 12 independent school, believes providing tuition assistance to qualified students is consistent with the overall school mission, and it enhances our ability to enroll qualified and deserving students who might not otherwise be able to attend. The Angel Ball is the main source of funding for the CSN Financial Aid Program.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a conservation organization that protects the water, land, wildlife, and future of our region. We do so through the work of policy and advocacy, science research, wildlife rehabilitation, and environmental education. It is our mission to protect our region’s unique natural environment and quality of life, now and forever.

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Main Fundraising Event: Angel Ball Date: November 5, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Celebrating 32 years of success, Angel Ball is presented by Community School of Naples, and is the sole fundraiser supporting the school’s Financial Aid Program. The chairs promise an edgy, modern, and purposeful evening where guests can “Expect the Unexpected—A Surreal Moment” at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Chairpersons: Heather and Jamie Dockweiler, Ashley and Adam Gerry, Patty Campbell Major Sponsors: Heather and Jamie Dockweiler, Ashley and Adam Gerry, Shelly and Ralph Stayer, GL Homes, Patty and Jay Campbell, Coastal Beverage, DLD Builders LLC, Provident Jewelry, Naples Shutter, Collier Urgent Care Centers, TheatreZone Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Jane Badger Telephone: 239-597-7575 Web: communityschoolnaples.org

Main Fundraising Event: Magic Under the Mangroves Date: March 2, 2017 Location: Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Naples Description of Event: Magic Under the Mangroves in its 13th year will take place on March 2, 2017, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Since its inception, Magic has been one of the top charitable events in Southwest Florida. The eco-chic event will include silent and live auctions, and a “green-certified” three-course dinner by Windows Catering Company. This event attracts 450 of Naples’ most influential and affluent supporters. Chairperson: Carol Dinardo Major Sponsors: Northern Trust, William Raveis Real Estate Ticket Price: $3,500-$50,000 patron packages; $750 individual tickets Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak Telephone: 239-403-4218 Web: conservancy.org/magic

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Main Fundraising Event: WaterWorks Luncheon Date: January 19, 2017 Location: Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Naples Description of Event: WaterWorks Luncheon gives members, donors, and public supporters the opportunity to enjoy keynote speakers whose presentations will emphasize the importance of the water efforts that are so critical in Southwest Florida. The luncheon will be held on January 19, 2017, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center for 140 guests. The funds raised support the Conservancy’s effort to keep our waters clean and preserve our estuaries. Major Sponsor: Naples Trust Company Ticket Price: $500 patron package; $200 individual tickets. Ambassador tables available. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak Telephone: 239-403-4200 Web: conservancy.org/water-works

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Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida

David Lawrence Center

David Lawrence Center

A not-for-profit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological, and substance-abuse challenges.

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The Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. (C.H.E.F.) is a tax-exempt charitable organization founded to serve future culinary and hospitality arts professionals by providing scholarships, awards, financial incentives, and skills-development opportunities to deserving individuals in Lee and Collier counties who are committed to furthering their education and enhancing their careers.

Main Fundraising Event: “Magical Musical Tour—Dancing through the Decades” Date: January 13, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Shine up your dancing shoes for the 2017 Gala, honoring the Center’s five decades of serving the community’s mental health and substance-abuse needs. The Gala Committee promises a memorable evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment. Chairpersons: Jill and Michael Basden, Jackie Cronacher, Sheila Johnson, Linda Richards Malone, Vickie Nolen, Caroline Ridgway, Wynnell Schrenk, Robin and Pat Stranahan, Christine Williamson, Sue Lennane, George Zundell Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Brown & Brown/Florida Blue, Galliford-Mulard Foundation, Moe and Dot Kent, Susan K. Lennane Family Fund, Truly Nolen, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $550 individual; $1,500 patron Contact: Jennifer Denike Telephone: 239-304-3505 Web: davidlawrencecenter.org

Main Fundraising Event: Craving C.H.E.F. Date: January 12, 2017 Location: Trianon at Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs Description of Event: We will have a VIP wine tasting for patron-level attendees followed by the main event. It will start with Champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres while people bid on the silent auction. It will be followed by food and wine-tasting stations and a live auction. Brian Roland, executive chef of Crave Culinaire, will be our honoree and will say a few words about how he got started and how he develops his famous culinary dishes. Honorary Chairperson: Brian Roland Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Judith Hushon Telephone: 239-643-6222 Web: chefswfl.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium Date: March 2017 Location: Naples Description of Event: The third annual symposium will feature a day of interacting with featured mental health professionals followed by a cocktail reception and live musical entertainment. A VIP Wine Dinner will be held the night before, featuring Staglin Family Wines. Chairperson: Nancy McCaskey Major Sponsors: Naples Children & Education Foundation, International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), Staglin Family Vineyard Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Jennifer Denike Telephone: 239-304-3505 Web: davidlawrencecenter.org

THE IMMOKALEE FOUNDATION Event: 2015 Charity Classic Celebration Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Sherri Abruzzese, Don and Ellen O’Neill 2. Pete and Kaye Negri, George Franks 3. Anne Ayres, Liz

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Drug Free Collier

Protecting our children from substance abuse. Committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and drug-free community for our youth, led by a strong board of directors. As a key community resource, Drug Free Collier implements evidence-based solutions, reduced risks related to substance abuse, improved access to resources, and increased awareness. Main Fundraising Event: Ninth Annual Community Awareness Luncheon Date: March 9, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Ninth Annual Community Awareness Luncheon will honor Chief Scott Salley for his extraordinary efforts and dedication in giving back to our community. He also is a founding member of Drug Free Collier. Honorary Chairperson: Mimi Scofield Ticket Price: $100 individual tickets; Table Sponsorships $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 (tables of 10) Contact: Carly Gibb Telephone: 239-302-6717 Web: drugfreecollier.org

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Everglades Foundation Inc.

Dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem, which provides economic, recreational, and life-sustaining benefits to millions of people in Florida who depend on its health. Via scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide complex restoration issues. Main Fundraising Event: ForEverglades Naples Date: November 17, 2016 Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Description of Event: The fourth annual ForEverglades Naples begins with cocktails on the lawn and sunset over the Gulf, dinner in the Everglades Room, a brief auction, and musical entertainment/dancing. Attire is “a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.” Honorary Chairpersons: Marshall Field V, Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones Chairpersons: Ellin Goetz, Nick Penniman Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, FineMark Bank, Wasmer & Schroeder, Collier Enterprises, Barron Collier Companies Ticket Price: $500 and $750 individual; $5,000 and $10,000 for tables (seating 10) Contact: Margaux Biernat Telephone: 239-823-2517 Web: evergladesfoundation.org

Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District Inc.

The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District Inc. (BID) was established in 2010 to represent the interests of both property owners and businesses in growing and sustaining a healthy, vibrant Fifth Avenue South district. Its mission is to brand, promote, and create awareness of Fifth Avenue South to residents and visitors as the destination of choice to live, work, shop, dine, and play. Main Fundraising Event: 42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony Date: December 1, 2016 Location: Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Description of Event: This beloved holiday tradition will kick off with entertainment on Sudgen Plaza at 5 p.m., followed by the annual lighting of the grand tree and the holiday lights and decorations along Fifth Avenue South. Santa will make a grand entrance and be available for photos. Carolers, dance troupes, community and church choirs, school ensembles, and more will delight crowds along Fifth Avenue South. Honorary Chairperson: Mayor Bill Barnett Major Sponsors: DeVoe Automotive, Animal Specialty Hospital, Fifth Avenue BID, Renda Broadcasting, Naples Daily News, IMA Creative Ticket Price: Free Contact: Lise Sundrla Telephone: 239-692-8436 Web: fifthavenuesouth.com

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Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled

Freedom Waters Foundation

Friends of Foster Children Forever

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic marine-related experiences on the waters of South Florida. This “Evening on the Emerald Isle” will be Naples’ best St. Patrick’s Day party in 2017 and it will raise critical funds needed to continue our programs and services.

Friends of Foster Children Forever’s mission is to focus on the children we serve with targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. We follow the child no matter how many times they are moved and for as long as they need our help. Our primary goal is to provide a continuum of educational support to help them achieve and attain success in school and develop a belief in themselves.

Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through educational, social, and recreational activities; advocating for housing and employment options; and building community awareness.

Main Fundraising Event: Third Annual Kind Mariners Ball—An Evening on the Emerald Isle Date: March 11, 2017 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: The Third Annual Kind Mariners Ball will celebrate good fortune and great friends with our St. Patrick’s Day theme, “An Evening on the Emerald Isle.” Held at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, this jubilant gala will feature a buoyant cocktail reception, lavish dinner, sparkling entertainment and dancing, and live and silent auctions. Make this your St. Patrick’s Day party and join us for loads of fun and inspiration. Chairpersons: Mike and Carol Donahue Major Sponsors: Luke Brown Yachts, Advantage Services, Naples Yacht Brokerage, Pure Florida, The Naples Princess, Morgan Stanley/The O’Dell Group Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Mike Donahue Telephone: 630-251-3200 Web: freedomwatersfoundation.org, kind marinersball.com

Main Fundraising Event: Hollywood Swing Through Time Date: March 4, 2017 Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Description of Event: Annual signature fundraising event to benefit Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. The theme of the 2017 event, “Hollywood Swing Through Time,” is vintage Hollywood glamour, featuring a cocktail hour with silent auction and Diamond Drop raffle, dinner, dancing, and an exciting live auction and fund-a-need. Celebrity emcee is Therese O’Shea, morning anchor for WINK News. Chairpersons: Maria and John Scalli Major Sponsor: Robin Boies, presenting sponsor Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Karen Govern Telephone: 239-594-9007 Web: fddswfl.org

Main Fundraising Event: Boots & Boogie Bash Date: March 25, 2017 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Boots & Bling! will be the tenth anniversary of the action-packed event. This fundraising bash includes a cocktail reception, Texas-style dinner, silent and live auction, entertainment to P’zazz, and dancing to the music of the Blue Stone Circle Band. Chairpersons: Rio DeArmond, Rob Wilson Major Sponsor: Enterprise Holdings Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Gisela Estrada Telephone: 239-262-1808 Web: friendsoffosterchildren.net

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NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY Event: Annual Christmas Gala Venue: Historic Palm Cottage and Norris Gardens. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Richard Tooke, Sue Schulte, Charles Marshall 2.

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Friends of the Library of Collier County

Friends of the Library supports Collier County public libraries and provides for the literary and educational needs of the community. Main Fundraising Event: Nick Linn Lecture Series Dates: January 9, February 3, March 3, March 10, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Nick Linn Lecture Series consists of four luncheons and lectures by nationally known authors, including Chris Bohjalian, Joy Fielding, Karin Slaughter, and Jonathan Hayes. Chairperson: Nick Linn Major Sponsors: Naples Daily News, Arthrex Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, First Florida Integrity Bank Ticket Price: $300-$570 Contact: Marlene Kern Telephone: 239-262-8135 Web: collier-friends.org

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Friends of Rookery Bay

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy

Connecting people with Southwest Florida’s dynamic estuarine environment in support of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy provides safe, quality, affordable education and care for children of lowincome working families to prepare the children for kindergarten, ready to read and ready to learn.

Main Fundraising Event: Batfish Bash for the Bay Date: March 18, 2017 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples Description of Event: The Batfish Bash for the Bay is the signature annual fundraiser for the Friends of Rookery Bay. By participating in this event, you are investing in science and education efforts that can help conserve and protect the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay reserve, which supports our wildlife, our economy, and our quality of life in Southwest Florida. Chairpersons: Gary Lytton, Amelia Horadam Major Sponsors: Minto Communities, First Florida Integrity Bank, Collier Enterprises Ticket Price: $195 Contact: Laura Foht Telephone: 239-590-5971 Web: rookerybay.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Step UP to the Plate for Fun Time! Date: February 16, 2017 Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Description of Event: It’s a triple play of food, festivities, and Fun Time support at Step Up to the Plate! This baseball-themed event features a silent auction, cocktail reception, live auction, dinner with remarks, a grand prize drawing, and more. Honorary Chairpersons: Peter and Sue Manion Chairpersons: Mary Frey, Robin Lankin Major Sponsors: Shirley Hulse, presenting sponsor; Bigham Jeweler, grand prize sponsor; First Integrity Bank; Cummings & Lockwood; Fifth Third Bank; HBKS Wealth Advisors; Celebrity Cruises Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Barbara Tyrrell Telephone: 239-261-8284 Web: funtimeacademy.org

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Garden of Hope and Courage

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

The Garden of Hope and Courage is the 2.5-acre healing garden located on the downtown campus of the NCH Baker Hospital. In memory of Jan Emfield, who passed away from breast cancer in 1994, the garden is a memorial for loved ones and a place of encouragement for those seeking peace and healing. It exists for the hospital patients, employees and the Naples community.

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is Southwest Florida’s first museum designed for children and families to learn through play. C’mon is devoted entirely to children’s learning and development through exploration, creativity, imagination, and play, creating a love of learning for life. C’mon provides children with a whimsical learning environment that teaches them about the big world on the outside as well as the strengths they hold within.

Main Fundraising Event: Little Black Dress Date: February 28, 2017 Location: Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples Description of Event: Little Black Dress Garden Party is a biennial ladies’ night out that tops the chart. The event includes a cocktail reception in the Garden and a culinary challenge that promises to entertain and tantalize your taste buds. Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Garden of Hope and Courage Telephone: 239-434-6697 Web: gardenofhopeandcourage.org

Main Fundraising Event: Night at the Museum—Pirate Ball Date: February 11, 2017 Location: Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Description of Event: “Night at the Museum” is the signature event for C’mon. This is the fifth anniversary of the museum. We’ll celebrate by returning to the roots of our fundraising and resurrect the infamous Pirate Ball. Partygoers are encouraged to dress in pirate theme. We’ll honor those who have brought us this far, shiver timbers, and “take the helm” by steering our children in the right direction. C’mon Naples, all hands on deck! Chairpersons: April Garrett, Kim Collins Major Sponsors: Kim and Phil Collins; Wollman, Gherke & Solomon P.A. Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Liz Cashman Telephone: 239-514-0084 Web: cmon.org

Grace Place for Children & Families

Grace Place puts faith into action, providing pathways out of poverty by educating children and families. Working across the life spectrum, Grace Place currently enrolls more than 800 individuals in its educational programs: Bright Beginnings, School Age, and Adult Education. Although education is the core focus, Grace Place’s Friday Food Pantry also serves more than 2,500 families a year. Main Fundraising Event: A Swing of Grace Date: April 22, 2017 Location: Wyndemere Country Club, Naples Description of Event: A Swing of Grace began in 2012, and it is Grace Place for Children & Families’ signature annual fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the organization’s three educational programs: Bright Beginnings, School Age, and Adult Education. Entry fee includes lunch, on-course refreshments, 18 holes of golf, golf cart rental, greens fee, range balls, and entry to the strolling dinner following the outing. Chairperson: Erik Lutgert Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Barbara Evans Telephone: 239-234-2403 Web: graceplacenaples.org

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MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA Event: Annual Tea at the Ritz Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Olivia Weardon, Kristen Weardon 2. Raimonda Childress, Isabella Childress, Richard Childress 3. Lesley Colantonio, Taylor Marini, Dylan Sanders 4. Jenn Pash,

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Guadalupe Center

Gulfshore Opera

Gulfshore Playhouse

The Guadalupe Center is committed to providing the children of Immokalee access to high-quality, innovative academic and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation.

Serving Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties, Gulfshore Opera presents the highest quality of opera theater and classical vocal music performances while maximizing accessibility for diverse audiences of all ages with affordable prices and a wide range of repertoire. We seek to broaden the base of understanding, appreciation, and support for the classical vocal arts through education initiatives, social engagement, and community partnerships.

Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of the region by producing professional theater to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement.

Main Fundraising Event: Dazzle Date: January 11, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Guadalupe Center’s Signature Event is renowned for its fun atmosphere and great entertainment, offering a live band, a gourmet dinner, a live auction, and the opportunity to make onthe-spot donations. The event begins with a cocktail reception and meet-and-greet with Tutor Corps High School students. Chairperson: Mary McCabe Major Sponsors: Ametek Foundation, David Meyer Trust, London Bay Homes, TD Ameritrade Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Megan Becker Telephone: 239-657-7711 Web: guadalupecenter.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Diva on Detour Opera Gala, Starring Patricia Racette Date: January 22, 2017 Location: First Presbyterian Church and Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Following the great success of last year’s Opera Gala, we invite you to enjoy Metropolitan Opera star Patrica Racette performing cabaret songs from her Diva on Detour album. Racette, still in the prime of her career, will also sing signature Puccini arias, and will be joined by other opera artists to be announced. The 3 p.m. concert is followed by a 5:30 gala reception and dinner at the Club at Bonita Bay. Chairpersons: Stephanie Schwetz, Claudia Polzin Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Steffanie Pearce Telephone: 239-529-3925 Web: gulfshoreopera.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway, the Seventh Annual Gulfshore Playhouse Gala Date: March 13, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway is Gulfshore Playhouse’s elegant and fun annual gala, complete with a glittering array of Champagne, gourmet cuisine, a spectacular live auction, and (of course!) exclusive Broadway entertainment. Major Sponsors: Waterside Shops, bubbles sponsor; Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $500; $1,000 VIP Contact: Lana Aylwin Telephone: 239-261-7529 Web: gulfshoreplayhouse.org

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Habitat For Humanity of Collier County

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with hard-working families in need to provide home-ownership opportunities. With a commitment to provide a hand up and not a handout, Habitat requires partner families to undergo an exhaustive application process and invest 500 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their home with a no-interest loan. Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has at least a simple, decent place to live. Main Fundraising Event: Pacesetter Dinner Date: February 23, 2017 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: This exclusive event brings top donors together to celebrate the accomplishments of Habitat for Humanity. Chairperson: Sam Durso Ticket Price: By invitation Contact: Jennifer Pash Telephone: 239-775-0036 Web: habitatcollier.org

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Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation

The Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund supports local art programs for at-risk youth and children. Grants are awarded to create and continue initiatives to improve the lives of Southwest Florida’s youngest citizens through art. Last year’s event funded art-related or art therapy projects at Youth Haven, David Lawrence Center, Trinity-bythe Cove Youth Art Festival, Naples Art Association Youth Programs, and Grace Place for Children & Families. Main Fundraising Event: Fourth Annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award Date: January 10, 2017 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: The Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award dinner event is entirely underwritten by Harmon-Meek Gallery so that 100 percent of contributions from ticket sales, table patrons, and program advertising will benefit at-risk youth and children’s art programs. Honorary Chairpersons: Barbara and J. William Meek III Chairpersons: Juliana Meek, Kristine Meek Major Sponsors: Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Kristine Meek Telephone: 239-261-2637 Web: harmonmeek.com

In fiscal year 2015-16, the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida distributed 20.4 million pounds of food, about 17 million meals, to children, working-poor families, seniors, and others in need through a more than 150-partner-agency network in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties. Collier residents received 4.2 million pounds of food, or 5 million meals, through the Food Bank’s partner-agency network. Main Fundraising Event: WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk Date: January 21, 2017 Location: Miromar Outlets, Estero Description of Event: This is the ninth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The goal of the walk is to bring awareness to the community about the issue of hunger in Southwest Florida and to raise funds to support the Food Bank’s ongoing fight against hunger. Honorary Chairperson: Lois Thome, WINK News anchor Chairpersons: Anne Rose, Dr. Michael Weiss Major Sponsors: Garden St. Iron & Metal, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Ticket Price: Donations Contact: Marta Hodson Telephone: 239-334-7007 Web: harrychapinfoodbank.org

CELEBRITY MARTINI GLASS AUCTION Event: “All You Need is Love” Auction of celebritysigned glasses designed by artists to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs Venue: Artis—Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.

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Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

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Main Fundraising Event: Empty Bowls Naples Date: January 28, 2017 Location: Cambier Park, Naples Description of Event: Attendees of the Empty Bowls Naples event will select a beautiful, hand-crafted ceramic bowl created by local artists and Collier County students. They will then have the opportunity to sample soup from more than 45 restaurants, eat delicious bread provided by Panera Bread, bid on beautiful auction items, and enjoy music, pottery demonstrations, and bowl painting. Chairpersons: Betsy Dawson, Mari Boyd Major Sponsor: Tamiami Ford/Hyundai/Genesis, presenting sponsor Ticket Price: $20 Contact: Joyce Jacobs Telephone: 239-839-4143 Web: harrychapinfoodbank.org

Main Fundraising Event: heARTS for Empty Bowls Naples Date: November 3, 2016 Location: East West Fine Art, Bigham Galleria, Naples Description of Event: This is a new Empty Bowls Naples fundraising event where you can share your heART for an evening of wine and appetizers, surrounded by beautiful art. Creative hand-painted platters and other exciting items will be featured in a fashionable way for our silent auction. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Chairperson: Betsy Dawson, Susan Kinney Major Sponsor: Tamiami Ford/Hyundai/ Genesis Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Betsy Dawson Telephone: 239-591-8846 Web: emptybowlsnaples.org

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Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

Healthcare Network has been providing high-quality primary care in Collier County for 40 years, regardless of its patients’ ability to pay. Today HCN serves more than 48,000 patients annually in 21 locations, including more than 60 percent of the children in our community. Every day, the care provided by HCN brings dignity and hope to countless vulnerable women, children, and those most in need of primary, dental, and behavioral care. Main Fundraising Event: Healthcare Networker of the Year Date: January 18, 2017 Location: Naples Description of Event: The Healthcare Networker of the Year recognizes an individual, company, organization, or nonprofit that has supported Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida in such a way that has focused attention on health-care issues or helped solve a problem. Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Sarah Hawes Telephone: 239-658-3116 Web: healthcareswfl.org

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Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS

Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS

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The Heil Luthringer Foundation’s mission is to provide education to afflicted individuals with multiple sclerosis, their families and caregivers, the community, and health-care professionals.

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Main Fundraising Event: 11th Annual Golf Classic & Celebration Date: April 7, 2017 Location: The Strand Golf & Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The Golf Classic & Celebration benefits our Care Mobile program. Join us at the Strand Golf & Country Club course for a rousing 18 holes of golf and boxed lunch, followed by an evening cocktail reception, dinner, golfer prizes, and auctions. Chairperson: Jim Johnson Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Elizabeth Zuluaga Telephone: 239-658-3113 Web: healthcareswfl.org

Main Fundraising Event: MS GAL “Polka Dot Bandana” 5K Run/Walk Date: February 11, 2017 Location: Naples Description of Event: Our inspiring HLF Hope, Love & Faith 5K Run/Walk through an amazing Naples neighborhood location. Take the MS “Polka Dot Bandana” Challenge as you bring awareness and educate others. The white polka dots represent the lesions on the brain and spinal cord, the root cause of multiple sclerosis. Honorary Chairperson: Lisa Luthringer RN, MSN Chairperson: Dr. Debbie Heil Major Sponsor: SoGal Ventures Ticket Price: $20 Contact: Dr. Debbie Heil Telephone: 239-595-7179 Web: empowermenteducation.org

Main Fundraising Event: 10th Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney Date: October 21, 2017 Location: Collier’s Reserve Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Shotgun scramble and silent auction with European continental breakfast and gourmet buffet lunch. Enjoy golf and nature at its best in the beautiful scenic surroundings. Don’t forget to get a picture with our real live turkey. Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Alan Galbut Chairpersons: Dr. Debbie Heil, Lisa Luthringer RN, MSN Major Sponsor: SoGal Ventures Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Dr. Debbie Heil Telephone: 239-595-7179 Web: empowermenteducation.org

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MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA Event: Tenth annual Wishmaker’s Ball Venue: Quail West Golf & Country Club. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Wish Family: Maite Villa, Elizabeth Higgins, Robert Higgins, Robert Higgins III 2. Christoff Haller, Carly Love 3. Jeff Jerome, Lisa Vinciguerra, Trisha and Eric Borges, Bill Bruno 4. Rick and Brenda

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Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

In 2016 the Museum celebrates 15 years of educating SWFL students grades K-12 through college/university in six counties. Age-appropriate programs teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence. More than 150,000 public, private, religious, and home-school students have participated since in 2001. Thousands of visitors from all 50 states and more than 35 countries have visited the Museum’s exhibits and special events.

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Main Fundraising Event: Triumph 2017 Date: March 22, 2017 Location: Quail West Golf & Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The annual Triumph Dinner is the Holocaust Museum’s main fundraising event. Each year one or more members of the community are honored for the impact they have had on their fellow citizens. Some have triumphed over personal adversity and given back to others; others have led by example and improved our community. All honorees have made a positive impact on the lives of others. Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Tim Morrison Telephone: 239-263-9200 Web: holocaustmuseumswfl.org

Hope for Haiti is a Naples-based charitable organization operating in the greater south of Haiti. Serving in the remotest areas, Hope for Haiti’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children. The organization works to connect through education; heal through health care and water; and empower through programs in infrastructure and economy.

Main Fundraising Event: Annual Luncheon Date: December 15, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida invites you to its Annual Luncheon. Come and learn about the World War II refugee journey of H. A. and Margret Rey, creators of the beloved children’s character, Curious George. Guest speaker is Louise Borden, author of The Journey That Saved Curious George—The True Wartime Escape of H.A. and Margret Rey. All proceeds benefit the education programs of the Museum. Major Sponsors: Estelle and Stuart Price, signature sponsors Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Tim Morrison Telephone: 239-263-9200 Web: holocaustmuseumswfl.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Annual Celebration Event Date: January 14, 2017 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: Hope for Haiti’s Celebration Event will be commemorating 27 years of making a difference. Known as the “fun” gala of Naples, it is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. More than 200 guests will attend the celebration at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Stephanie Jepsen Telephone: 239-434-7183, ext. 203 Web: hopeforhaiti.com

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Humane Society Naples

Humane Society Naples

Immokalee Child Care Center

The Humane Society Naples is Southwest Florida’s premier no-kill, cagefree shelter. Our mission is to shelter animals in times of need, locate lifelong homes, and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation, and sterilization. In addition to the main shelter, we have an Adoption Center in Coastland Mall, a veterinary clinic, and Oakes Boarding facility. Last year we found forever homes for 3,114 orphaned pets.

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The Immokalee Child Care Center mission is to serve the Immokalee community by providing exceptional educational programs and the highestquality child care. Since 1964, the center’s success has been built upon the support of donors and community leaders that recognize the importance of early childhood education and the impact it can make in our community.

Main Fundraising Event: 17th Annual Pet Lovers Gala, Rock and Roll Over Date: February 3, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: This annual event offers a unique Naples experience: Guests are invited to bring their dog to this black-tieoptional gala. This extraordinary evening offers a cocktail hour, silent auction, plated dinner, open bar, and live entertainment. Honorary Chairpersons: Richard D’Amico and Amy Brazil-D’Amico Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $400 Contact: JoAnn Lawrence Telephone: 239-643-1555 Web: hsnaples.org

Main Fundraising Event: 18th Annual Fashion Show and Gala, Rock for the Paws Date: November 4, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: This annual Fashion Show features models and adoptable dogs on the catwalk. The event includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, live entertainment, plated three-course meal, wine service, and cocktails. Guests are invited to bring their dog. Chairpersons: Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $195 Contact: JoAnn Lawrence Telephone: 239-643-1555 Web: hsnaples.org

Main Fundraising Event: The Second Annual Diamond Ball Date: December 8, 2016 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Put on your best sparkle and be ready to dance. Live music with The Robert Williamson Band, wine, and dinner with a live and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the children of The Immokalee Child Care Center. Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Carolyn Malinowski Telephone: 239-261-1774 Web: immokaleechildcarecenter.org

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GUADALUPE CENTER Event: Aqua, the center’s signature event Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Mike and Jennifer Gebeau 2. Rachel Hamilton, William Boyajian 3. Sue Sherwin, Linda Yost, Mary McCabe 4. Roger

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The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence.

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Main Fundraising Event: 2016 Charity Classic Pro-Am Date: November 14, 2016 Location: Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: The 2016 Charity Classic Pro-Am is a scramble-style golf tournament that pairs more than two dozen of the world’s greatest golfers with Naples’ most philanthropic golfers during an exclusive pairings party at The Old Collier Golf Club November 13. Chairperson: Kevin Johnson Major Sponsors: Florida Community Bank, presenting sponsor; Arthrex Inc. and Caterpillar Inc., Partner Circle sponsors; Kelly Tractor, Education Circle sponsor; Naples Illustrated and Naples Daily News, media sponsors; Huntington Bank, Success Circle sponsor; and Mercedes-Benz of Naples and MidwestOne Bank, Pathways Circle sponsors Ticket Price: $5,000 Contact: The Immokalee Foundation Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web: immokaleefoundation.org

Main Fundraising Event: 2017 Inter-Club Challenge Date: May 1, 2017 Location: Naples Description of Event: The 11th annual InterClub Challenge is a spirited golf tournament that pits Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities, local country club pros, and The Immokalee Foundation corporate sponsors against each other in a friendly rivalry. Ticket Price: $1,250 Contact: The Immokalee Foundation Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web: immokaleefoundation.org

Main Fundraising Event: 2016 Charity Classic Celebration Date: November 11, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Charity Classic Celebration is an extraordinary evening of fine dining and entertainment showcasing The Immokalee Foundation students, the challenges they face, and how they are working to overcome adversities. Honorary Chairperson: Parker Collier Chairpersons: Don O’Neill, Mac McDonald, Jay “Dick” Stonesifer Major Sponsors: Florida Community Bank, presenting sponsor; Arthrex Inc. and Caterpillar Inc., Partner Circle sponsors; Kelly Tractor, education circle sponsor; Naples Illustrated and Naples Daily News, media sponsors; Huntington Bank, Success Circle sponsor; Mercedes-Benz of Naples and MidwestOne Bank, Pathways Circle sponsors Ticket Price: $550 Contact: The Immokalee Foundation Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web: immokaleefoundation.org

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JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF is a charitable organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research. JDRF’s stated mission is “to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.”

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Main Fundraising Event: JDRF One Walk Date: December 3, 2016 Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples Description of Event: Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together hundreds of children and adults affected with this disease. These walks allow JDRF to fund life-changing research, helping to lessen the burden of type 1 diabetes, and ultimately create a world where it no longer exists—a world where type One becomes type None. Chairpersons: Mary Shea, Ginger McKenzie, Susan Gurevich Major Sponsor: Arthrex Inc. Ticket Price: Donations Contact: Susan Gurevich Telephone: 239-591-2825 Web: walk.jdrf.org

Main Fundraising Event: Into the Blue Gala Date: March 4, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: JDRF Florida Suncoast Chapter, through a vibrant and magnificent event, brings you Into the Blue. We are committed to providing meaningful social events, information, and emotional support to children, adults, and their families living with T1D. Into the Blue Gala is an evening where everyone is a star, and together we have a chance to help improve the lives of all affected by T1D by accelerating progress for a cure. Honorary Chairpersons: Robert Beauregard, Mark Lye Chairpersons: Diane Lazette, Susan Gurevich, Barbara Balcar Major Sponsors: Allegra, Aeroterm, Wynn’s, Arthrex Inc., Lipman Family Farms, The Jack Parker Corp. Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Susan Gurevich Telephone: 239-591-2825 Web: jdrf.org

Jewish Federation of Collier County

To enhance and enrich the quality of Jewish life by recognizing and supporting the charitable, educational, humanitarian, and social service needs of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in the State of Israel. Main Fundraising Event: Power of Community Celebration Date: February 11, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Annual fundraising gala and celebration. Chairpersons: Phyllis Seaman, Rosalee Bogo, Wallie Lenchner Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Julie Hartline Telephone: 239-263-4205 Web: jewishnaples.org

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HARMON-MEEK GALLERY FUND Event: Visionaries of the Visual Arts Awards for the HarmonMeek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation Venue: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Richard and Cotrenia Davenport-Hood 2. Melanie Wasmer, Miles Bakley, Richard Segalman 3. Juliana Meek, Richard Segalman, William and Barbara Meek, Kristine Meek 4. Patrick Mize, Sarah and JP Bratcher, Cindy Pierce, Chris Hill, Carolyn Rogers 5. Tim Ferguson, Ashlea Heck


JFCS of Southwest Florida

JFCS of Southwest Florida, a human service agency, serves Collier and southern Lee counties. JFCS empowers individuals and families by providing tools to address life’s challenges. Programs include mental health counseling, geriatric case management, bereavement and caregiver support groups, dementia respite support, Food Pantry, and Naples Senior Center. Senior Center programs include weekly hot lunch, classes, tai chi, mahjong, and more. Main Fundraising Event: An Evening for Better Tomorrows—Dancing, Doo-Wop and Rock & Roll Date: January 14, 2017 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The JFCS fifth annual fundraising gala, An Evening for Better Tomorrows, delivers an exciting evening of dancing, doo-wop, and rock and roll with legendary stars of the ‘50s and ‘60s presented by The Crystals, a defining act of the 1960s girl group era, known for hits including “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and The Crests, the doo-wop group known for hits including “16 Candles.” Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds support JFCS. Chairpersons: Judith and Edward Anchel Major Sponsor: The Naples Trust Company Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer Telephone: 239-325-4444 Web: jfcsswfl.org

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is an area nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides hands-on programs in work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy to students in grades K–12 throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. Main Fundraising Event: Business Hall of Fame, Lee County Date: May 2, 2017 Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Description of Event: The purpose of the Business Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the economic development and quality of life in Lee County. In addition, they have adhered to high moral and ethical principles and can serve as role models for our young people. Chairperson: Travis Merrick Major Sponsors: B&T Bank and BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Co. Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Jodie Greenhoe Telephone: 239-225-2590 Web: jaswfl.org

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Laces of Love

Laces of Love provides new shoes (primarily sneakers) to low-income and disadvantaged children in Collier and Lee counties and educates the public on the needs of these children. Laces also provides a limited number of sports shoes to students who, without proper footwear, would not be able to play their sport. Main Fundraising Event: “From Jazz to Broadway” Benefit Concert Date: February 19, 2017 Location: Covenant Church, Naples Description of Event: An evening of musical delights, “From Jazz to Broadway,” will feature Bling!, an international award-winning acapella group; Glory Crampton, awardwinning Broadway star; Robert Williamson, Lou Degato, Dan Miller, and Higher Ground; and the much-loved Billy Dean and Dawn— among other noted professional artists from Southwest Florida. Produced for the eighth year by Tamra Nashman Richardt, “From Jazz to Broadway” sold out in 2016. Honorary Chairpersons: Tamra Nashman Richardt and Anton Richardt Chairpersons: Vi Steffan, Susan Warren, Bette Russo Ticket Price: $50; $150 premium tickets, which include a private post-concert reception with the artists (for premium, contact Bette Russo, 239-495-1954) Contact: Susan Warren Telephone: 239-293-1215 Web: lacesoflove.org

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Latchkey League Inc.

The League Club

The Latchkey League’s mission is to support and provide education, cultural, and recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who are in need of after-school supervision and activities, and to promote educational development for the future.

The League Club is an organization of women strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Membership is open to women who have been active members of a Junior League that is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International.

Main Fundraising Event: Annual Gala, “Fire and Ice” Date: January 17, 2017 Location: At an exclusive Naples private beach club Description of Event: An elegant evening, dinner party, and silent auction. Honorary Chairpersons: Myra Janco Daniels, Lynette and Richard Merillat Chairpersons: Tina Nicholson, Ray Staffeldt Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Wendy Schaedel Telephone: 239-263-2406 Web: latchkeyleague.org

Main Fundraising Event: Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design, Presented by Northern Trust Date: February 24, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Lauren Bush Lauren, award-winning founder and CEO of FEED, a social business whose mission is to “Create good products that help FEED the world,” will delight and inspire guests at an engaging luncheon as part of The League Club’s 30th anniversary year. Luncheon guests may also purchase a ticket for $300 to the Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design Patron Party, Presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust, February 23 at a spectacular Addison Mizner–inspired, Palm Beach–style private residence in Naples. Chairperson: Charlene Barnette Major Sponsor: Northern Trust Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Margaret Brodeur, President Telephone: 239-353-3100 Web: leagueclub.org

Legal Aid Service of Collier County

Legal Aid Service of Collier County is a private, nonprofit law firm that has been in Collier County for more than 10 years. All funds raised in for Legal Aid are exclusively used to serve the residents of Collier County. Legal Aid is the only nonprofit agency in Collier County that provides free legal services to the poor. Legal Aid prioritizes clients with high-stakes matters involving safety, health, and issues of minimal economic security. Main Fundraising Event: Ninth Annual Barrister’s Bash Date: April 27, 2017 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: The Barrister’s Bash raises funds to support the mission of Legal Aid and honors those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and pro bono service by assisting the poorest and most vulnerable members in our community to gain access to justice. Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Jeff Ahren Telephone: 239-775-4555 Web: collierlegalaid.org

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF COLLIER COUNTY Event: Hope Shines Luncheon, “Believe” Venue: A private club in Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Rosemary Pace, Nancy Anderson, Kristi McGuire

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Lighthouse of Collier Inc.

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

A leader of excellence in vision rehabilitation helping the blind/vision-impaired socialize, navigate, and communicate while feeling safe in a sighted world. The ultimate goal is to empower those who are blind or visually impaired to be independent through experiences, education, and socialization, leading to an enhanced quality of life for them and their families.

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

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Main Fundraising Event: Strings Under the Stars Date: November 14, 2016 Location: Vineyards Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Strings Under the Stars will feature internationally renowned Maestro Max Rabinovitsj, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and food stations of gourmet fare. It will then move into the ballroom for coffee and dessert, along with an evening of classical music and observing a Master Class taught by Rabinovitsj, the expert of this discipline, internationally renowned conductor, and violinist. Honorary Chairperson: Art Bookbinder Chairperson: Sue Bookbinder Major Sponsor: Arthrex Inc. Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Art Bookbinder Telephone: 239-354-0143 Web: lighthouseofcollier.org

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Main Fundraising Event: 11th Annual Wishmaker’s Ball Date: January 14, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Our 11th Annual Wishmaker’s Ball, “An Evening in Paris,” begins with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing. Bid on an array of sought-after items and experiences in both our live and silent auctions, all to make local children’s wishes come true. Honorary Chairpersons: Amy and Dr. Thomas Hale Chairpersons: Rick and Brenda Brown Major Sponsors: Fidelity Private Wealth Management, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Lesley Colantonio Telephone: 239-992-9474 Web: sfla.wish.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Tea at the RitzCarlton Date: December 3, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: This fun-filled afternoon will have something for everyone. Our kid-friendly event will offer tea service for both adults and kids to enjoy, along with a craft, candy, and cookie decorating station. Chairperson: Dylan Sanders Major Sponsors: Fidelity Private Wealth Management, Publix Super Market Charities, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $125; $75 for children 13 and under Contact: Lesley Colantonio Telephone: 239-992-9474 Web: sfla.wish.org

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Marco Island Historical Society

The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) mission is to preserve and share the history and heritage of Marco Island and surrounding communities. Founded in 1994, MIHS was the leading force in raising funds to build the Marco Island Historical Museum complex. MIHS actively pursues the preservation of Marco’s history while educating the public through programs, projects, and events to inspire residents to preserve Marco Island’s cultural resource. Main Fundraising Event: Windows & Doors to History Celebration Gala Date: February 12, 2017 Location: Marco Island Historical Museum Description of Event: Windows & Doors to History Celebration Gala is the premiere of a one-of-a-kind exhibit by seven renowned artists presented in faux window and doors spanning the exterior walls of Marco Island Historical Museum complex buildings. Vivid scenes bring to life Marco’s past, depicting Pleistocene, Archaic, Glades, Calusa, and Pioneer periods and modern Marco. The evening includes reception, silent/live auctions, dinner, and dancing. Honorary Chairpersons: Sonja Laidig, Myrt Rose, Bob Sargeant Chairpersons: Patricia Kaufman, Lori Wagor Ticket Price: $185 Contact: Pat Rutledge Telephone: 239-389-6447 Web: themihs.org

NAMI of Collier County

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida

The MS Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by multiple sclerosis. The center provides a comprehensive wellness program designed to help manage pain, improve mobility, and decrease isolation. Services include massage therapy, acupuncture, mental health counseling, and support groups. The MS Center is a local organization funded entirely by the contributions of generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. Main Fundraising Event: A Vintage Affair: Bourbon & Blues Date: March 5, 2017 Location: Quail West Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Join us for A Vintage Affair: Bourbon & Blues. We will sample fine bourbon and wine, listen to fabulous blues, and dance into the night. This is a fabulous party by the lake at Quail West, with great food, and an exciting live auction. Guests are guaranteed to have a grand time while supporting the MS Center’s important work. Chairpersons: Julie Fisher, Eric Feinstein, Matt Flores Major Sponsor: Stock Development Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Kay Jasso Telephone: 239-435-1901 Web: mscenterswfl.org

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, of Collier County is committed to helping those affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy. Main Fundraising Event: Sips ‘n’ Saddles Date: November 13, 2016 Location: A private location in Naples Description of Event: NAMI of Collier County is proud to announce their newest event, Sips ‘n’ Saddles, featuring an equestrian jumper exhibition and fundraiser with bourbon, beer, and bites. Chairperson: Gina Thomas Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Jacquelyn Metcalf Telephone: 239-260-7300 Web: namicollier.org

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DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER Event: Live Life in Color! Gala Venue: Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Andrea Van Patten, Scott Sherman 2. Nancy White, John and Delores Sorey 3. Alan Horton, John Sorey, Patt and Tom

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NAMI of Collier County

NAMI of Collier County

Naples Ballet

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Main Fundraising Event: 2016 Hope Shines Luncheon Date: December 1, 2016 Location: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: NAMI of Collier County’s annual “Hope Shines” luncheon raises funds and awareness for the 1 in 4 children and adults affected by mental illness. Honorary Chairpersons: Lindy and Lindsey Thomas Chairperson: Caroline Ridgway Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Jacquelyn Metcalf Telephone: 239-260-7300 Web: namicollier.org

Main Fundraising Event: 2017 NAMI Walk Date: February 25, 2017 Location: Cambier Park, Naples Description of Event: NAMI of Collier County’s annual NAMI Walk draws hundreds of supporters to downtown Naples to raise funds and awareness for the 1 in 4 children and adults affected by mental illness. The Walk features free food, fun, and entertainment. Ticket Price: Donations Contact: Jacquelyn Metcalf Telephone: 239-260-7300 Web: namicollier.org

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Created in 2008, the mission of Naples Ballet is to provide cultural enrichment in Naples through two full-length classical ballets each year, as well as several other performances in the community, dance education, community outreach, and scholarship programs. Main Fundraising Event: Meet Me at the Barre Gala Date: March 23, 2017 Location: Artis—Naples Figge Conservatory Description of Event: The eighth annual Meet Me at the Barre Gala will welcome guests with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner for approximately 125 supporters and raffle of luxury prizes. Our scholarship students will present excerpts from the Spring Ballet, which will be performed at the Sugden Community Theatre May 20-21, 2017. Chairpersons: Denise Altman, Jessica Painter Ticket Price: $150 per person, $275 per couple Contact: Jessica Painter Telephone: 239-732-1000 Web: naplesballet.org

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Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden combines 170 acres of gorgeous tropical gardens and pristine natural areas with innovative programs for people of all ages and abilities. It has a Charity Navigator 4-star rating.

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Main Fundraising Event: Hats in the Garden Date: November 9, 2016 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: The 13th Annual Hats in the Garden kicks off the Naples social season with guests debuting their finest millinery. The event begins with a cocktail reception throughout the Chabraja Visitor Center and gardens, followed by a luncheon and fashion show. Honorary Chairpersons: Sustaining Leadership Council Chairperson: Kathryn E. Woods Major Sponsors: Northern Trust, Naples Illustrated, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples, Arthrex Inc., Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Waterside Shops, Philip Douglas, Fiddler Films Ticket Price: $550 Contact: Annemarie Zoller Telephone: 239-643-7275 Web: naplesgarden.org

Main Fundraising Event: Foolin’ Around in the Garden Date: April 1, 2017 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: The second annual gala will celebrate the garden and all its magical wonders with enchanting entertainment throughout the Chabraja Visitor Center followed by dinner, diversions, and dancing under the tent. Honorary Chairpersons: Sustaining Leadership Council Chairpersons: Mary Ann and Bill Bindley Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, JP Morgan Chase & Co. Ticket Price: $550 Contact: Annemarie Zoller Telephone: 239-643-7275 Web: naplesgarden.org

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Naples Children & Education Foundation

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is committed to improving the educational, emotional, and health outcomes of underprivileged and at-risk children. Through its annual grants and strategic initiatives, NCEF has impacted more than 40 of the most effective nonprofits in the community, providing more than 200,000 children with the services and resources they need to excel. Main Fundraising Event: Naples Winter Wine Festival Date: January 27-29, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The NWWF is the most successful international charity wine auction in the world, bringing together renowned vintners and chefs with wine enthusiasts and philanthropists for a three-day festival that raises millions of dollars for children in need. Chairpersons: Debbi and Bill Cary, Denise and Brian Cobb, Valerie Boyd and Jeff Gargiulo, Simone and Scott Lutgert Major Sponsors: Data Signals LLC; Brahmin; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: Ticket packages, limited to 580 guests, start at $10,000 per couple. A $25,000 package is available that includes reserved seating for a party of four at a vintner dinner and under the tent Contact: Barrett Farmer Telephone: 239-514-2239 Web: napleswinefestival.com

MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA Event: Thomas Riley Artisan’s Guild 25th Anniversary Party benefiting Make-a-Wish Southern Florida Venue: Thomas Riley Studio 1. Steve Vecchitto, Norman Wedderburn 2. Carmelo Blandino, Chad Jensen, Shane McAdams 3. Allison Pezzuti, Ran Adler, Amy Jenson 4. Leslie Aaron, Tim Cabral, David and Leize

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Naples Concert Band

Naples Children & Education Foundation

Additional listing. Main Fundraising Event: Vintage Cellar Date: January 26, 2017 Location: Bleu Provence, Naples Description of Event: Vintage Cellar is a very special pre-festival tasting and luncheon showcasing the wines of Harlan Estate, with proprietor Bill Harlan and moderator Antonio Galloni. For more information about this limited-seating event, please call 239514-2239. Chairpersons: Debbi and Bill Cary, Denise and Brian Cobb, Valerie Boyd and Jeff Gargiulo, Simone and Scott Lutgert Ticket Price: $2,500 Contact: Barrett Farmer Telephone: 239-514-2239 Web: napleswinefestival.com

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Now in its 45th season, the Naples Concert Band is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with concerts in the park, featuring a variety of musical selections each month at Cambier Park. The season will include eight concerts during its seven-month season beginning in October and ending in April. Main Fundraising Event: Naples Concert Band Concert in the Park Date: November 13, 2016 Location: Cambier Park Bandshell, Naples Description of Event: This patriotic performance will highlight our American heritage and honor our United States service men and women with a very emotional and memorable concert. Vocalist Amy Bright, narrator Franklin Summers, and a special dedication to Peter Thomas, long-time narrator with the NCB, will be highlights of this special event. The band will feature Thomas’ voice doing his original poem to the music of Victory At Sea. Donations received at each concert help defray expenses and the band’s Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships each year to deserving NCB student members. Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Ticket Price: Donations accepted Contact: Howard Hawkins Telephone: 239-263-9521 Web: naplesconcertband.org

Naples Equestrian Challenge

Established in 1995, Naples Equestrian Challenge is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Premier Accredited Center providing therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities and therapy programs to more than 580 special needs children and adults annually. Through donations and sponsorships, the organization provides this vital therapy to those who need it most, regardless of income level. Main Fundraising Event: Eleventh Annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance Date: November 12, 2016 Location: Naples Equestrian Challenge Riding Arena Description of Event: Dust off your boots and kick up your heels for this Westernthemed barn dance under the covered arena at Naples Equestrian Challenge. This year’s theme, “We Ride to Fly ... We Ride to Live,” will celebrate the special bond our riders and horses share. Chairpersons: Dean and Dr. Junee Gardy Major Sponsor: Arthrex Inc. Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Kim Minarich Telephone: 239-596-2988 Web: naplesequestrianchallenge.org

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Naples Garden Club

Naples Garden Club

A nonprofit, community-oriented, charitable and educational organization fostering appreciation and understanding of horticulture, design, and the environment by providing opportunities for learning and sharing.

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Main Fundraising Event: House & Garden Tour Date: February 4, 2017 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: A showcase of unique homes and inspiring gardens adorned with stunning floral designs that raises funds for scholarships and project grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Chairperson: Sharon Hildebrandt Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Sharon Hildebrandt Telephone: 239-262-1272 Web: naplesgardenclub.org

Main Fundraising Event: Naples Flower Show, presented with Naples Botanical Garden Date: March 24, 2017 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: “Cinderella” is the theme for this display of spectacular floral designs, exotic plants, horticulture specimens, photography, and educational exhibits. Interactive demonstrations and vendors offering plants and botanically related items round out the show’s features along with a stroll through Naples Botanical Garden. A Preview Party March 23 provides a sneak peek to this event, which is the largest juried flower show in Southwest Florida. Chairperson: Renee Lewis Ticket Price: Included with admission fee to the Naples Botanical Garden Contact: Renee Lewis Telephone: 239-348-8667 Web: naplesgardenclub.org

Naples Historical Society Inc.

Naples Historical Society relies on 10 educational programs and five preservation initiatives to preserve Naples’ history and heritage. Reaching oldtimers and our youth, people far and near, long-time residents and newcomers, the Society has a program for everyone. Driving home the importance of preservation and creating lasting impact must have the support of the community. Help preserve Naples history one party and one friend at a time. Main Fundraising Event: Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage Date: December 2, 2016 Location: Historic Palm Cottage, Naples Description of Event: The Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage is the area’s most elegant black-tie holiday dinner party. Gently decorated to reflect Naples’ past, Historic Palm Cottage takes the guest a step back in time for this unique and memorable fundraiser. Honorary Chairpersons: Cynthia and Dr. Stephen G. Anderson Chairpersons: Mary Smith, Elaine Reed Major Sponsors: Benson Blackburn, presenting sponsor; Dolph and Sharon von Arx, program match sponsors; Naples Illustrated, magazine sponsor Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Geraldine Pessolano Telephone: 239-261-8164 Web: napleshistoricalsociety.org

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HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES Event: 16th Annual Pet Lovers Gala Venue: Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Jeffrey Larkin, Robert Nardi 2. Yoselin Bravo with Angela, Jacqueline Ressa, Jennifer Tedaldi with Lola 3. Doug Stewart,

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Naples Music Club

The Naples Music Club is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support music education and performance, provide scholarships, and engage in collaborative outreach efforts within Naples and its neighboring communities. Its Annual Scholarship Competition helps students fund private teachers, purchase quality instruments, and attend summer music camps. Outreach programs achieve positive results with children from lowincome families. Main Fundraising Event: Naples Music Club 2017 Gala Date: January 19, 2017 Location: Naples Yacht Club Description of Event: This year’s gala at the Naples Yacht Club features entertainment by jazz pianist Jerry Stawski, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds fund our outreach programs. Honorary Chairpersons: Carole and John Benning Chairpersons: Sue Townsend, Beth Smith, Anne Roberts, Sonya Light Major Sponsors: Euro Pianos Naples, Steinway Piano Gallery Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Linda Noel Telephone: 239-384-9205 Web: naplesmusicclub.org

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Naples Performing Arts Center

Naples Woman’s Club

Naples Performing Arts Center provides the highest level of training in acting, music, and dance to children and adults of all ages in Southwest Florida. NPAC is a not-for-profit organization that awards scholarships so all students can experience the joy of performing, develop life skills, and build self-confidence through the performing arts no matter financial, physical, or intellectual challenges. NPAC offers private and group instruction. Main Fundraising Event: Dancing With the Stars Date: November 12, 2016 Location: Naples Woman’s Club Description of Event: Dancing with the stars is a red-carpet, Old Hollywood–themed formal event. Local celebrities and leaders will be paired with dance professionals and take to the dance floor in a head-to-head ballroom competition. This exciting event will be held at the elegant Naples Woman’s Club in downtown Naples. All funds raised at this event will go directly to the scholarship fund and the “I’m a Star” program to support students with special needs. Chairperson: Vicky Tracy Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Vicky Tracy Telephone: 239-597-6722 Web: naplesperformingartscenter.com

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The Naples Woman’s Club is a charitable, tax-exempt organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others though philanthropic activities. Main Fundraising Event: Second Annual In The Know By and For Women Date: February 13, 2017 Location: The Telford Center at NCH, Naples Description of Event: Our second annual networking event with speakers and exhibitors. Keynote speaker is Dr. Shona Velamakanni, a leader in women’s cardiovascular health at NCH. The second presenter is Marianne Oehser, a certified retirement and relationship coach. There will be time to meet with exhibitors. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chairperson: Suzanne Morley Ticket Price: Admission is free; a lunch ticket can be purchased in advance for $25. Reservations are required. Contact: Suzanne Morley Telephone: 239-262-6331 Web: napleswomansclub.org

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Naples Zoo

Located in the heart of Naples, The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a 44-acre botanical garden and nationally accredited zoo committed to conservation, education, and fun and meaningful family activities. Main Fundraising Event: ZOObilee Feast with the Beasts Date: February 24, 2017 Location: Naples Zoo Description of Event: ZOObilee Feast with the Beasts is Naples Zoo’s premier annual fundraising event and the “wildest” party in town. Held on-site at the Naples Zoo, this celebration features an array of culinary delights provided by 20 of the best restaurants and caterers Naples has to offer. The event will also feature special animal encounters, a raffle to win an African safari, silent auction, and plenty of live entertainment. Chairpersons: Carlo and Ann Zampogna, Sandy Stoner Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Jacob Winge Telephone: 239-262-5409, ext. 145 Web: napleszoo.org

NCH Healthcare Foundation

NCH Healthcare Foundation

The NCH Healthcare Foundation is the fundraising arm of the NCH Healthcare System, a nonprofit community hospital that receives no direct taxpayer or government support. Through generous charitable donations, the foundation supports the health system in its mission to help everyone live a longer, happier, and healthier life.

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Main Fundraising Event: NCH Hospital Ball Date: November 12, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The 58th Annual NCH Hospital Ball will be held Saturday, November 12, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. It will benefit the initial planning for modernizing the NCH Baker Hospital Downtown Emergency Department. The event includes dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and live and silent auctions. The NCH Physician of the Year and Nurses of the Year awards are also presented at the event. Chairpersons: Dr. Paul and Susan Jones Major Sponsors: TeamHealth, Arthrex Inc., CenturyLink, Community Home Care, Kevin and Cortney Beebe Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Monica Biondo Telephone: 239-624-2000 Web: nchmd.org/hospitalball

Main Fundraising Event: NCH Magnolia Ball Date: April 2017 Location: Naples Description of Event: Every two years, the Magnolia Ball entertains guests with true Southern charm. It is more than men with white jackets that sets this apart from many local fundraisers. Proceeds throughout the years have transformed the way cancer care is provided in the community. Since 2001, the Magnolia Ball has contributed more than $9 million to cancer care for the residents of Southwest Florida, including facility upgrades and specialized equipment. Ticket Price: $3,000 Contact: Monica Biondo Telephone: 239-624-2000 Web: nchmd.org/magnoliaball

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY Event: Youth of the Year Celebration Venue: Artis—Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.

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Neighborhood Health Clinic

The clinic provides medical and dental care to low-income, working, uninsured Collier County adults using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy. These services are provided in a caring environment that respects the dignity of each person. It offers specialty clinics for patients that include cardiology, dermatology, lipids, urology, neurology, and hepatology. More than 250 physicians and dentists volunteer their time to serve the patients. Main Fundraising Event: Gourmet Vintner Dinner (formerly the Block Party) Date: February 4, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Gourmet Vintner Dinner featuring vintners from wineries around the world presenting wines paired with a fabulous gourmet dinner prepared by award-winning Ritz-Carlton chefs. Features include entertainment by Cahlua & Cream and DJ Kevin Smith, with dancing and special presentations, live auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and exotic trips, and the Annual Dream Car drawing for a 2017 Corvette Stingray convertible. Honorary Chairpersons: Vince and Pat Foglia Chairperson: Susan Jones Major Sponsors: Vince and Pat Foglia, Arthrex Inc. Ticket Price: $375 Contact: Natasha Alveshire Telephone: 239-261-6600, ext. 150 Web: neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

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Opera Naples

To sustain a permanent local opera company that enriches the Southwest Florida community by presenting outstanding opera performances, featuring internationally renowned soloists, and by conducting innovative educational programs that nurture the region’s promising young talent. Main Fundraising Event: An Evening in Monte Carlo with Renata Scotto Date: January 20, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: A Monaco-themed evening includes the opportunity to meet world-renowned opera singer Renata Scotto, participate in fun games, and win prizes, with an open bar, three-course dinner, entertainment, and live auction. Chairpersons: Bronwen Adams, Janice Burrus Ticket Price: $500, $350 Contact: Susan Christiano Telephone: 239-963-9050 Web: operanaples.org

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PACE Center for Girls, Collier

PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential, and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity, and grace. Main Fundraising Event: Believing in Girls “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” Luncheon Date: March 3, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Believing in Girls, “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” Luncheon provides an opportunity to learn how the PACE programs change the lives of the young girls we serve. Time is sacred for a growing girl; we are truly saving lives, one girl at a time. Major Sponsor: Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation Inc. Ticket Price: $30 Contact: Marianne Kearns Telephone: 239-842-5406 Web: pacecenter.org/centers/collier

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Pan-Florida Challenge

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc.

To stop children from going hungry, we ride our bikes 180 miles across Florida. We can’t stand that 1 out of 4 local kids in Naples may endure 68 hours of hunger on weekends. All money riders raise buys meals for hungry kids.

PASFI offers programs designed to keep the person with Parkinson disease and their families active and involved. These programs vary by season, but always include movement and balance programs, support groups, educational programs, speech and swallowing classes, and social activities.

Main Fundraising Event: Fourth Annual PanFlorida Challenge For Hungry Kids Ride Date: March 11-12, 2017 Location: Naples Description of Event: The Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids Ride includes 200 cyclists, 750 volunteers, plus sponsors and donors to support our 180-mile bike ride across Florida from Naples to the East Coast. We ride 104 miles, overnight at Lake Placid, and ride 78 miles to the finish. Together we become the voice for local kids going hungry in Collier and five other counties. Honorary Chairpersons: Ed Mullen, Joe Belz Chairpersons: Maura Plante, Jim Willey, James Gula, Tish Kelly, Rob Vigorito Major Sponsors: Beacon Real Estate Partners, founding sponsor; MHK Architecture & Planning, Waterside Builders, GuidePoint Systems, Walmart, Clive Daniel Home, Marshalls, WAVV 101.1FM, Florida Wood, Window & Door, Booska Movers, Capital Wealth Advisors, Soldavini & Caldwell CPA, Farmer & Associates PLLC, Kelly, Passidomo & Alba, LLP, Legno Bastone, Talis Park, Trek Bicycle Store, Naples Velo, SkyLink, Baconfest Ticket Price: $50 Contact: Maura Plante Telephone: 561-400-2712 Web: panfloridachallenge.org

Main Fundraising Event: A Step Forward–A Conversation With Rasheda Ali Date: January 24, 2017 Location: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Please join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with special guest Rasheda Ali. Rasheda is an internationally known author, speaker, and Parkinson disease advocate who wrote I’ll Hold Your Hand So You Won’t Fall—A Child’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease. Her book will be available for purchase and signing after lunch, as well as a special meet and greet prior to the event start time. Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Christopher Korenowsky Telephone: 239-417-3465 Web: pasfi.org

PAWS Assistance Dogs Inc.

PAWS Assistance Dogs is a nonprofit organization that promotes independence for combat-wounded veterans and children with life-changing disabilities through partnerships with skilled assistance dogs. These dogs are always placed at no cost. PAWS Assistance Dogs also provides community programs in support of the mission through therapy and ambassador dog programs. Our extraordinary golden retrievers are the common denominator in all our work. Main Fundraising Event: Santa PAWS—The Puppy Project Date: November 16, 2016 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: Santa PAWS—The Puppy Project is an evening of holiday fun as we celebrate veterans and the PAWS service dogs that changed their lives. Enjoy butler wine service, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent and live auction to welcome the next class of PAWS Assistance Dogs puppies and raise funds for their training. Come and thank a veteran, meet a puppy cadet, and support the PAWS mission. Chairperson: Rachel Hamilton Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Kathy Gumph Telephone: 239-775-1660 Web: pawsassistancedogs.org

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THE LEAGUE CLUB Event: She Said, He Said: Love, Life & Politics with Mary Matalin and James Carville, presented by Northern Trust Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Barbie Hills, Lynne Shotwell 2. Karen Norman, Judy Anderson,

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PAWS Assistance Dogs Inc.

Providence House

Additional listing. Main Fundraising Event: Third on Canvas Date: February 23, 2017 Location: A private club in Naples Description of Event: A unique annual art event celebrating the beauty and historical significance of Third Street South and the surrounding area. More than two-dozen professional artists gather for two days of painting along the streets and avenues, culminating in a reception and vibrant, live auction of their original works in an elegant, beachside setting. Auction proceeds benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs’ training and placement of support dogs. Major Sponsor: Third Street Merchants Association Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Kathy Gumph Telephone: 239-775-1660 Web: pawsassistancedogs.org

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Providence House is a faith-based two-year program for homeless or near-homeless women with young children. We are beginning our eleventh year. We offer the opportunity to overcome the barriers that contribute to homelessness and hinder a woman’s goal of earning a living wage. Services include case management, life-skills learning, counseling referrals, money management, and more in a safe and secure transitional housing setting. Main Fundraising Event: Providence House Annual Luncheon Date: November 12, 2016 Location: St. John the Evangelist, Naples Description of Event: Providence House invites you to attend our Eleventh Annual Luncheon November 12 at St. John the Evangelist. Dr. Mario Enzler, former Swiss Guard for Saint Pope John Paul II, will share vignettes from his many personal encounters with the Holy Father. Come enjoy a lovely lunch where each table has its own unique tablescape. This luncheon continues to be our main fundraising event for the year. Chairperson: MaryLou Steffens Ticket Price: $60 Contact: Jean Takacs Telephone: 239-692-8779 Web: providencehousenaples.org

The Rotary Club of Naples

The Rotary Club of Naples was chartered in 1951 and is the original Rotary Club in Collier County. The organization promotes vocations, fellowship, and service to the community. The Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs across the world who volunteer time and talent to further the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Main Fundraising Event: Festival on Fifth Date: November 19, 2016 Location: FIfth Avenue South, Naples Description of Event: Festival on 5th is a joint effort of The Rotary Club of Naples and the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. It is a wine and food extravaganza featuring 50-plus premium wines and 30 craft beers, along with food from many participating Fifth Avenue South restaurants. The Saturday night party includes music and entertainment all along the avenue. Additionally, this year’s festival will offer VIP Vintners’ Dinners, held at select Fifth Avenue restaurants. Chairpersons: Mia Delk, Lori Ganich Major Sponsors: Southern, Wine & Spirits, Wynn’s Catering, Coastal Beverage Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Mia Delk Telephone: 239-272-5186 Web: festival-on-5th.eventbrite.com

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Royal Palm Academy

Royal Palm Academy

A private, independent Catholic school serving pre-kindergarten 3-year-olds through grade 8, Royal Palm Academy provides an education of rich academics with Catholic content while teaching the mind, educating the heart, and forming the character of tomorrow’s leaders.

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Main Fundraising Event: Kings’ Celebration Gala Date: March 4, 2017 Location: The Vineyards Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Enjoy “A Voyage Through Italy,” with a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, and casino games. The fun and festivities begin at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit student programs. Honorary Chairperson: Gisselle Calleja Chairpersons: Jackie Balandra, Amy Blair, Adeline Henriquez, Jennifer Michetti, Jamie Ringhofer Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Lynn Girouard Telephone: 239-594-9888 Web: royalpalmacademy.com

Saint Ann School Foundation

Main Fundraising Event: 12th Annual Golf Classic Date: April 29, 2017 Location: The Vineyards Country Club, South Course, Naples Description of Event: The morning begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast followed by a shotgun start. Golfers enjoy this beautiful course and end the scramble with a lunch buffet, silent auction, raffle, and prizes. All proceeds benefit RPA student programs. Honorary Chairperson: Amy Blair Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Lynn Girouard Telephone: 239-594-9888 Web: royalpalmacademy.com

The Saint Ann School Foundation provides need-based tuition scholarships to the children of Saint Ann Catholic School. The pre-K through eighth-grade school instructs the whole student in spirit, mind, and body. Saint Ann provides a challenging learning environment focused on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, language, and math. The Saint Ann Foundation is dedicated to assisting families provide this superior education. Main Fundraising Event: Max Mara Spring/ Summer 2017 Fashion Show Date: February 1, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Our annual fashion show presentation will feature the Max Mara 2017 Spring and Summer Collection. This elegant evening of fashion, dinner, and dancing will be the event of the season. An exciting live auction and a lively band will add to the evening dedicated to providing needbased scholarships to the students attending Saint Ann School. A Max Mara Trunk Show at Waterside Shops will take place February 2 and 3 to benefit the scholarship fund. Honorary Chairpersons: Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer Chairperson: Tina Ferrao Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Pamela Macia Telephone: 239-262-4110 Web: stann.net/foundation

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NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN Event: Foolin’ Around in the Garden Venue: Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Kellie and Brandon Jacoby 2. Rebecca Martell, Barbie Hills 3. Glenn Grant, Sharon Treiser 4. Chad Washburn, Carol McCann, Brian Galligan, Nick Ewy 5. Janet Markel, Jane Berger, Jim LaGrippe


St. Matthew’s House

St. Matthew’s House

St. Matthew’s House exists to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as provide housing for the homeless and food for the needy. The primary goal of St. Matthew’s House is to transform lives and its success is the result of the following innovative programs: feeding ministry, homeless rehabilitation, Justin’s Place Addiction Recovery Program for men and women.

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Main Fundraising Event: Heroes for Homeless 5K Run/Walk Date: November 19, 2016 Location: Ave Maria Town Center Description of Event: This is a fun, familyoriented event to benefit the homeless of Southwest Florida. All proceeds will go to St. Matthew’s House. We invite the serious runner, the weekend jogger, and families with children to come enjoy this pretty course, laid out around the lakes at Ave Maria. Details and registration for the event can be found at stmatthewshouse.org. Ticket Price: $27.50 Contact: Kathy Hinton Telephone: 239-774-0500 Web: stmatthewshouse.org

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Main Fundraising Event: St. Matthew’s House 20th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-a-Thon Date: May 5, 2017 Location: The Club at The Strand, Naples Description of Event: A fun-packed day on the golf course can’t be beat. The 20th Annual Dean Lind Golf-A-Thon is a unique event that raises more money than almost any other golf outing in the area. The format is designed for unlimited golf, which provides the participants an exceptional and enjoyable day. Golfers help fund-raise by soliciting sponsors for per-hole and/or flat-rate pledges and you are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 to play. Chairperson: David Gordley Major Sponsors: The Club at The Strand, Iberia Bank, Original House of Pancakes Ticket Price: Solicit sponsors and pledges Contact: JoDee Hanssen Telephone: 239-298-5026 Web: stmatthewshouse.org

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Seacrest Country Day School

Seacrest Country Day School is a preschool through grade 12 collegepreparatory, independent school that fuels intellectual engagement, teaches ownership of the educational experience, cultivates quality of character, and inspires students to lead lives of significance. Main Fundraising Event: Celebrate Seacrest 2017: Havana Nights Date: March 18, 2017 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Celebrate Seacrest is Seacrest Country Day School’s annual auction during which the entire community comes together for one night to raise funds for our students and programming. As an independent school, Seacrest depends on tuition and fundraising dollars to continue to provide its students with a meaningful and engaging education. Sponsorships and auction donations are welcome. Chairperson: Kris Worthington Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Claudia D’Alessandro Telephone: 239-793-1986 Web: seacrest.org/auction

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The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is leading the community to “Prevent, Protect, and Prevail” over domestic violence and human trafficking through advocacy, empowerment, and social change. The Shelter operates a 60-bed emergency shelter and seven transitional living cottages with capacity to house 42 participants. It also provides outreach services, training, and education, with offices in Naples and Immokalee.

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Main Fundraising Event: Mending Broken Hearts With Hope Luncheon Date: February 20, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Now in its 17th year, the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon is The Shelter’s longest-running fundraiser, attracting more than 700 attendees each year. The event includes a silent auction, prize drawing, general reception, and a Designer Boutique February 19 and 20. The boutique is open to the public. Honorary Chairpersons: Patti and Warner Blow Chairpersons: Annette Pakula, Michele McKenney, Terri Saltzman-Cannon Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Chico’s FAS Inc. Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Susan Utz Telephone: 239-775-3862 Web: naplesshelter.org/mbh

Stroke Recovery Foundation

Main Fundraising Event: Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Event—A Tailgate Party at Bay Colony Date: January 23, 2017 Location: Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: A men’s-only event featuring live music by DJ Ceron, tailgate fare, sporting games, and a cigar and Scotch lounge. Chairperson: Bill Villafranco Major Sponsors: Benson Blackburn, Johnsonville, Northern Trust Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Tamika Seaton Telephone: 239-775-3862 Web: naplesshelter.org/tailgate

The Stroke Recovery Foundation assists Southwest Florida’s stroke survivors, particularly younger stroke survivors, to maximize their recoveries by providing resource support, strokerecovery coaching and education, and funding needed therapy for economically challenged survivors. Main Fundraising Event: Dance for Stroke Date: February 14, 2017 Location: Sanibel Community House, Sanibel Island Description of Event: Join the Stroke Recovery Foundation on Valentine’s Day at the newly renovated Sanibel Community House for a fun-filled romantic evening of Champagne, sit-down dinner, dancing with a DJ, entertainment, and auctions all benefiting a great cause—stroke survivors and their important caregivers. Chairperson: Gloria Baker Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Bob Mandell Telephone: 239-254-8266 Web: strokerecoveryfoundation.org

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THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN Event: The Old Bags Luncheon Handbag Auction, plus fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated.

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Sunshine Kids Foundation

The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities so they may once again do what kids are meant to do— have fun and celebrate life. Main Fundraising Event: The Sunshine Kids Celebrity Golf Classic and Dinner Show with Jimmy Keys & Friends Date: November 18-19, 2016 Location: Bonita Bay Club East Golf Course and Bonita Bay Club Description of Event: One cause … two great events; join celebrities to play in a scramble golf event on Friday followed by the dinner and show on Saturday. Join us for both or just one event. For details go sskcelebrity golfevent.com. Chairperson: Joni Albert Ticket Price: $175 for golf; $150 for dinner and show; $275 for both Contact: Janet Yon Telephone: 239-919-8867 Web: sunshinekids.org

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TheatreZone

TheatreZone is a nonprofit professional Equity musical theater group dedicated to performing Broadway treasures in its cozy 250-seat G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus. Founded in 2005 by artistic director Mark Danni and his wife, singer/actress/choreographer Karen Molnar, TheatreZone brings together legends from Broadway, film, and television, live musicians, and professional actors from across the country to the Naples stage.

SWFL Children’s Charities is a nonprofit organization that supports local pediatric health care through its annual signature fundraiser, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, which benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Florida Gulf Coast University. The event has raised $15.6 million over the past eight years, making it the most successful fundraising event in Lee County. Main Fundraising Event: 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Date: February 24-25, 2017 Location: Beach Clubhouse at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club Description of Event: The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place February 24-25, featuring exceptional wines from renowned vintners, cuisine by local chefs, and a chance to bid on luxury travel packages and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Chairpersons: Christin Collins, Debbie Toler Major Sponsors: Florida Community Bank, Skanska Gates, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Palm Printing Ticket Price: $750 Contact: SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. Telephone: 239-433-4260 Web: swflwinefest.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Legs Diamond Speakeasy Date: March 20, 2017 Location: A pop-up location TBA, Naples Description of Event: Do you feel lucky? Then take a turn at the tables or roll the dice and maybe you will hit the jackpot at this sumptuous roaring twenties–style gambling fundraiser. See if Lady Luck is on your side while enjoying hors d’oeuvres with shaken and stirred cocktails and raising funds for TheatreZone programs. Chairperson: Ellen Elleman Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Ellen Elleman Telephone: 888-966-3352 Web: theatrezone-florida.com

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Trinity-by-the-Cove, The Women of Trinity

United Arts Council of Collier County

United Way of Collier County

The mission of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church is to spread the Good News of the Gospel and provide a loving and compassionate environment for the continuing transformation of a life in Christ Jesus. We believe this journey is shaped by God through worship, learning, friendship, and service to others. The Women of Trinity raise funds for Collier County charities.

The UAC enriches lives and strengthens our community through the power of the arts. We unite and serve the arts community by providing services to artists, cultural organizations, and to the public. We also provide arts education classes for at-risk youth and other underserved populations. The UAC is the “chamber of commerce” for the arts in Collier County.

Main Fundraising Event: 61st Annual Christmas Market Date: November 12, 2016 Location: Trinity-by-the-Cove Parish Hall, Naples Description of Event: The 61st Annual Christmas Market features a variety of new items from high-end merchants along with homemade preserves, baked goods, gently used attic treasures, and unique handcrafted gifts. Proceeds fund outreach projects in the community. Chairpersons: Sally Weir, Jeanne Feight Ticket Price: Free admission Contact: Jeanne Feight Telephone: 239-262-6581 Web: trinitybythecove.com

Main Fundraising Event: An Evening to “Celebrate the Stars in the Arts” Date: February 2, 2017 Location: A private club in Naples Description of Event: The Stars in the Arts awards recognize excellence in artistic achievement, leadership, and philanthropy. Proceeds benefit education programs for at-risk youth. This year’s evening gala honors the Schrenk Family Foundation, artist Carmelo Blandino, and others. For the first time, an inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Myra Janco Daniels. Join us for this special recognition of the arts. Honorary Chairpersons: Tom and Matt Riley Chairpersons: Rob Price, Chad Jensen Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Laura Burns Telephone: 239-254-8242 Web: uaccollier.com

United Way of Collier County provides assistance to 1 in 4 Collier County residents annually. We provide this assistance through our Collier211 and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Programs, as well as through funding hundreds of programs at 34 local charities. Our support of our neighbors in need focuses on the building blocks of a good quality of life: education, health care, income stability, and safety-net services.

Main Fundraising Event: Craving Fashion Date: September 29, 2017 Location: Waterside Shops, Naples Description of Event: Join us for the Fifth Annual Craving Fashion. This food and fashion event will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida as well as United Way of Collier County. Sip, stroll, and shop amongst your favorite designers at Waterside Shops while enjoying a taste of 40-plus restaurants. All bar proceeds will benefit United Way of Collier County. Chairpersons: Anne Fleming, Carmen Taylor Major Sponsors: Entrée magazine, Waterside Shops, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $50 Contact: Elizabeth Morano Telephone: 239-261-7112 Web: unitedwayofcolliercounty.org

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Women’s Foundation of Collier County

Women’s Foundation of Collier County

Young Life New Collier

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County, makes a major impact in the lives of at-risk women and girls in Collier County by serving their current and changing needs through grant-making.

Additional listing.

Young Life, celebrating 75 years worldwide, is expanding its reach in Collier County. In its second year, Young Life New Collier is a multicultural mission which ministers to students and teen moms and their babies in Collier County. We believe in the power of presence. Kid’s lives are dramatically affected when caring adults come alongside. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth and purpose.

Main Fundraising Event: Power of the Purse Date: December 2, 2016 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Guest speaker Elizabeth Smart will not only tell the personal story of her abduction at age 14, but also discuss topics such as overcoming extreme adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your life’s future. In addition, the 2017 Women of Initiative Honorees will be announced along with the highly anticipated drawing for 25 beautiful and unique designer handbags. Honorary Chairperson: Elizabeth Smart Chairpersons: Bette Aymar, Ann Westerfield Major Sponsor: BMO Private Bank Ticket Price: $260 Contact: Eileen Connolly-Keesler Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: wfcollier.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Women of Initiative Awards Luncheon Date: March 31, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Each year, 10 remarkable women are honored for their leadership and dedication to philanthropic initiatives. They are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through charitable and civic engagement. Chairpersons: Brenda O’Connor, Stacey Herring Major Sponsors: BMO Private Bank, Naples Yacht Club Ticket Price: $210 Contact: Eileen Connolly-Keesler Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: wfcollier.org

Main Fundraising Event: Second Annual Banquet Celebration Date: November 10, 2016 Location: Florida Sports Park, Naples Description of Event: It’s a party with a purpose—Old Florida Style. Young Life is celebrating 75 years of reaching students with God’s love and hope. Help Young Life New Collier celebrate a blessed first year reaching out to all kids everywhere in Collier County. Attire is Florida casual and the event is complimentary; however, reservation for seating is required. Come join us and enjoy a charming local venue. Honorary Chairpersons: Tom and Sue Thomas Chairperson: Robbie Selby Ticket Price: Complimentary Contact: Ariza Reyes Telephone: 239-223-9148 Web: ylnewcollier.younglife.org

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Young Life New Collier

Youth Haven

Zonta Club of Naples

Entering its 45th year, Youth Haven is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls aged 6 to 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. This organization also provides counseling, support, and prevention services to children and at-risk families in the local community, as well as intensive case management and transitional living assistance to homeless teens.

Additional listing. Main Fundraising Event: Mother’s Day Brunch Date: May 14, 2017 Location: Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South, Naples Description of Event: Treat Mom to an outdoor Mother’s Day brunch on the timeless and chic Fifth Avenue South. Enjoy a breakfast prepared by Café Lurcat, which includes scrambled eggs, pastries, Johnsonville sausage, and fresh strawberries. Guests can enjoy a relaxed meal in a beautiful setting with activities for all ages. All proceeds benefit the multicultural mission of Young Life New Collier, which ministers to students and teen moms and their babies. Chairperson: Lori Fowler Major Sponsors: Fifth Avenue South, Johnsonville Sausage, alumni and friends of Young Life, All Weather Billiards & Games, Celebration Beach Church, Café Lurcat, Exclusive Affair Party Rentals, Naples Luxury Team, Lori Fowler Ticket Price: $25 Contact: Lori Fowler Telephone: 239-877-3800 Web: mothersdaybrunch.org

Main Fundraising Event: Home, Hope, and Healing Luncheon Date: January 18, 2017 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: This year’s luncheon will feature guest speaker Jimmy Wayne, an award-winning songwriter, recording artist, and best-selling author of Walk to Beautiful. Wayne is a former foster-care child who champions awareness for homeless youth and children aging out of the foster system as the national spokesman for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Funds raised from this event will go toward continuing Youth Haven’s enrichment programs. Chairpersons: Jill and Steve Miller Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Meredith Chase Telephone: 239-687-5155 Web: youthhavenswfl.org

Chartered in 1973, The Zonta Foundation of Naples is a nonprofit charity with the following mission: to empower the equal status of women worldwide, advance the economic, health, education, legal, political, and professional status of women through service and advocacy. Our club serves women and girls in Collier County. Through donations and fundraising, we’re able to provide scholarships and funding to a list of local charities. Main Fundraising Event: Holiday Sparkle Dinner Date: December 8, 2016 Location: T-Michaels Steak & Lobster, The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples Description of Event: Enjoy four delectable courses with signature wine pairings, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds will go to support the Zonta Foundation of Naples and its efforts on behalf of the PACE Center for Girls, Teenagers and Parents Program (TAPP), and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Janice Green Chairperson: Jean Sloan Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Linda Pearson Telephone: 239-293-9786 Web: zonta-naples.org

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Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, heARTS for Empty Bowls Naples Humane Society Naples, 18th Annual

Fashion Show and Gala, Rock for the Paws Community Foundation of Collier County, Celebration of Philanthropy Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, 13th

Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament Community School of Naples, Angel Ball,

“Expect the Unexpected—a Surreal Moment”

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Collier SeniorResources, Celebrating

Our Seniors Dinner

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Naples Botanical Garden,

Hats in the Garden

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Young Life New Collier, Second Annual

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NCH Healthcare Foundation,

NCH Hospital Ball Providence House, Annual Luncheon Trinity-by-the-Cove, 61st Annual Christmas Market presented by the Women of Trinity

Banquet Celebration

11

The Immokalee Foundation, 2016

Charity Classic Celebration

13

NAMI of Collier County,

Sips ‘n’ Saddles

12

Naples Equestrian Challenge, Eleventh

Annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance

13

Naples Concert Band,

Concert in the Park

12

Naples Performing Arts Center,

14

The Immokalee Foundation, 2016

Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament

14

Lighthouse of Collier Inc., Strings

Dancing With the Stars

Under the Stars

16

PAWS—The Puppy Project

17

ForEverglades Naples

PAWS Assistance Dogs Inc., Santa

Everglades Foundation,

18-19 Sunshine Kids Foundation, The Sunshine

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Festival on Fifth

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The Ritz-Carlton

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St. Matthew’s House, Heroes for Homeless 5K Run/Walk

3

JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF One Walk

The Rotary Club of Naples,

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Hope Shines Luncheon

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County,

2016 Paragon Awards Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District Inc.,

42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony

2

Naples Historical Society, Christmas

Gala at Historic Palm Cottage

2

Women’s Foundation of Collier County, Power of the Purse

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Tea at

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Immokalee Child Care Center, The

Second Annual Diamond Ball

8

Zonta Club of Naples, Holiday

Sparkle Dinner

11

Artis—Naples—The Friends of Artis— Naples, the Philharmonic Gala

13

CAPA Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Decade of CAPAbilities—A

Celebration of the Arts

15

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida,

Annual Luncheon

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The party’s on!

Lecture Series

10

Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Fourth Annual Visionaries

of the Visual Arts Award

11

Guadalupe Center, Dazzle, The

Signature Event

12

The Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc.,

Craving C.H.E.F.

13

David Lawrence Center, “Magical Musical

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Tour—Dancing through the Decades”

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Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, 11th

Annual Wishmaker’s Ball Action for Life, Celebration Dinner Latchkey League Inc., Annual Gala,

“Fire and Ice”

18

Healthcare Networker of the Year

18

Youth Haven, Home, Hope, and

Healing Luncheon

19

Conservancy of Southwest Florida,

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Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida,

WaterWorks Luncheon Naples Music Club, 2017 Gala Opera Naples, An Evening in Monte

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Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, WINK News Feeds Families

Hunger Walk

22

Gulfshore Opera, Diva on Detour

Opera Gala Starring Patricia Racette

Hope for Haiti, Annual Celebration

Carlo with Renata Scotto

JFCS of Southwest Florida, An Evening

21

Baby Basics of Collier County, Baby

23

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Gentle’men Against Domestic

Basics’ Eighth Annual Walking Challenge

Violence Annual Men’s Event—A Tailgate Party at Bay Colony

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Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc., A Step Forward–A

Conversation With Rasheda Ali

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Naples Children & Education Foundation, Vintage Cellar

Foundation, Naples Winter Wine Festival

28

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Empty Bowls Naples

Night of Champions

2

United Arts Council of Collier County, An

Evening to “Celebrate the Stars” in the Arts

3

Humane Society Naples, 17th Annual

Vintner Dinner

10

American Cancer Society,

10

3

FEBRUARY 4 Saint Ann School Foundation, Max Mara 1 Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Show 4 2 Champions for Learning,

Neighborhood Health Clinic, Gourmet

27-29 Naples Children & Education

4

Friends of the Library, Nick Linn

Lecture Series American Cancer Society-Marco Island, Imagination Ball The Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities, The Art of Giving,

lunch and presentation with Lady Carnarvon, The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

4

Garden Tour

Naples Garden Club, House &

Pet Lovers Gala, Rock and Roll Over

Bucket List Bash Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples,

Eyeing the Future—An Evening of Vision Gala

11

Heil Luthringer Foundation For MS,

MS GAL “Polka Dot Bandana” 5K Run/Walk

11

Jewish Federation of Collier County,

Power of Community Celebration

11

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples,

Night at the Museum—Pirate Ball

12

Marco Island Historical Society,

Windows & Doors to History Celebration Gala

13

Naples Woman’s Club, Second Annual

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Galas

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16

Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc., Some

Enchanted Evening

24-25 SWFL Children’s Charities Inc., 2017

16

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy,

Step UP to the Plate for Fun Time!

19

Laces of Love, “From Jazz to

Stroke Recovery Foundation, Dance

Broadway” Benefit Concert

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Mending Broken Hearts

with Hope Luncheon

23

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Pacesetter Dinner

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24

PAWS Assistance Dogs, Third on

Canvas auction

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

25

NAMI of Collier County, Annual

NAMI Walk

28

Black Dress

Charity by Design, Presented by Northern Trust

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Garden of Hope and Courage, Little

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Friends of the Library, Nick Linn

MARCH 3 TBD David Lawrence Center, Sound Minds

Lecture Series

Mental Health Symposium

PACE Center for Girls–Collier, Believing in Girls, “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” Luncheon

2

Conservancy of Southwest Florida,

Magic Under the Mangroves

4

Artis—Naples The Friends of Artis— Naples, The Baker Museum Gala

2

Books for Collier Kids, Celebrate

The League Club, Lauren Bush Lauren:

Naples Zoo, ZOObilee Feast with the Beasts

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Reading and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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Avow Hospice Inc., Butterfly Ball

Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, Hollywood Swing Through

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JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Into the Blue Gala Royal Palm Academy, Kings’

Celebration Gala

5

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, A Vintage Affair:

Bourbon & Blues

7

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County,

Youth of the Year Celebration

9

Community Pregnancy Clinics,

Annual Life Saver Event

9

Drug Free Collier, Ninth Annual

Community Awareness Luncheon

10

Friends of the Library, Nick Linn

Lecture Series

11

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc.,

Emerald Ball

11

Freedom Waters Foundation, Third

Annual Kind Mariners Ball–An Evening on the Emerald Isle

11-12 Pan-Florida Challenge,

Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids Ride

13

Gulfshore Playhouse,

Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway, the Seventh Annual Gulfshore Playhouse Gala

18

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier,

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Bash for the Bay Seacrest Country Day School, Celebrate

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The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida,

Triumph 2017

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Barre Gala

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Naples Ballet, Meet Me at the

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Friends of Foster Children Forever,

Boots & Boogie Bash

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Champions for Learning, 27th Annual

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Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner Women’s Foundation of Collier County,

Women of Initiative Awards Luncheon

APRIL TBD NCH Healthcare Foundation, NCH

Magnolia Ball

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Naples Botanical Garden, Foolin’

Around in the Garden

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice,

Venetian Charity Ball

1

Christ Child Society of Naples, The

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Red Wagon Gala Angels Undercover of Collier County,

7

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, 11th Annual Golf Classic &

Celebration

22

Grace Place for Children and Families,

A Swing of Grace golf tournament,

27

Legal Aid Service of Collier County,

Ninth Annual Barrister’s Bash

29

Royal Palm Academy,

Inter-Club Challenge

2

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc., Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

5

Big Impressions by Little Artists

5

St. Matthew’s House, 20th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-a-Thon

14

Mother’s Day Brunch

12th Annual Golf Classic

Sip & Putt Golf Event

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SEPTEMBER 29 United Way of Collier County,

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Auctions at high-profile events, such as the Naples Children & Education Foundation’s Naples Winter Wine Festival and the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction, create a win-win. For the attendees, a live auction conducted by a pro like Scott Robertson (pictured left and top) offers huge excitement and the thrill of victory when one scores a coveted lot. The more important winners are those aided by the nonprofit, like Collier County kids helped by NCEF grants and programs, and wounded warriors who receive a PAWS Assistance–trained dog funded by the CMGA. This season, remember who the true winners are and wave those paddles high.


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