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Contents 2019/ 2020

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FROM

THE PUBLISHER

FROM

THE EDITOR

SEASON SOIREES

A photographic

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PARTIES

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look at last season’s events

SHOP FOR A CAUSE

Items that give back | By Lianna Matt McLernon

FIT FOR A CAUSE

Exercise for charity | By Lianna Matt McLernon

WITH A PURPOSE

Shining a spotlight on three local organizations and their events | By Lianna Matt McLernon

INVESTING IN PHILANTHROPY

In the world of charity, return on investment can take many forms | By Judy Martel

WHEN THE EARTH MEANS THE WORLD

These groups offer creative ways to help protect South Florida’s biodiversity | By Kelly J. Farrell

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SUNKEN TREASURE Discover ocean-inspired baubles to complement gala attire | By Mary Murray

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CHARITY

LISTINGS

The ultimate guide to the area’s social happenings

85 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

A compilation of major fundraisers taking place on the Paradise Coast in 2019 and 2020

96 FINAL SCENES

Botanical beauty takes center stage at the Naples Zoo’s In the Garden of Eden Gala 10

On the cover Continuing our theme of community collaboration over the years, we once again asked local artists to submit their latest artwork to be considered for the cover of our annual Naples Charity Register. The winning piece, Embracing Cultural Diversity, features four musicians performing on the Naples Pier while a profusion of colors lights up the sky behind them. The artist, third-time winner Adorable Monique, wanted the emotion of her piece to reflect the diverse nature of the local community. “The pier is a landmark in town, a special place people of all backgrounds can share, and I love how it’s a gathering place,” says the Honduran-born artist. “I wanted this piece to be a celebration of community—even the birds in the sky represent the egrets, pelicans, and other birds that are also a part of our community.” —Anna Bjorlin

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INVESTED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 30 YEARS Volunteering and philanthropy improve lives and remind us how interconnected we all are. That’s why Edwards Asset Management is honored to devote time and resources to a variety of organizations.

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CharityRegister NAPLES

2019-2020

Publisher Kaleigh Grover EDITORIAL Editor Anna Bjorlin Managing Editor Mary Murray Editor in Chief, Naples Illustrated Loretta Grantham DESIGN Creative Director Olga M. Gustine Senior Art Director Ashley Meyer Art Director Airielle Farley Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kelly J. Farrell, Judy Martel, Lianna Matt McLernon CONTRIBUTING ARTIST Adorable Monique SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS Vicki Baker, Laura Cecil, Charlie McDonald, Neubek Photographers, Vanessa Rogers, Reagan Rule, Hana Snajdrova, Helen Werner ADVERTISING National Account Manager Dee Wade, 561-472-1902, dwade@palmbeachmedia.com Account Managers Kathleen Beuttel, 239-298-7506, kbeuttel@naplesillustrated.com; Meegan Wyatt, 239-298-7511, mwyatt@naplesillustrated.com Sales and Marketing Integration Manager Shalyn Ormsby, 239-298-7512, sormsby@naplesillustrated.com Sales Assistant Ashley Fleak PRODUCTION Production Manager Selene M. Ceballo Production Coordinators Brian Beach, George Davis

Production Assistant Kassandre Kallen Advertising Design Coordinator Jeffrey Rey Digital Media Coordinator Dallas Holland OPERATIONS Chief Operating Officer Todd Schmidt Process Integration Manager Sue Martel Digital Operations Manager Bill Fleak Circulation/Subscriptions Administrator Marjorie Leiva Distribution Manager Judy Heflin Accounts Receivable Specialist Lourdes Linares Events Manager Colleen Fitzgerald Administrative Assistant Annie Portuondo CUSTOM PUBLISHING Editor and Project Director, Custom Content Michelle Lee Ribeiro Editor, Naples Custom Content Cathy Chestnut Group Publisher Terry Duffy Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos

In Memoriam Ronald J. Woods (1935-2013) HOUR MEDIA, LLC CEO Stefan Wanczyk President John Balardo PUBLISHERS OF: Palm Beach Illustrated • Naples Illustrated • Palm Beach Charity Register • Naples Charity Register • Fifth Avenue South The Jewel of Palm Beach: The Mar-a-Lago Club • Pinnacle: Jupiter Medical Center Foundation • Traditions: The Breakers Art & Culture: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County • Salut!: Naples Winter Wine Festival • Palm Beach Relocation Guide South Florida Baby and Beyond • Florida Design • Florida Design Naples • Florida Design Miami • Florida Design Sourcebook Naples Illustrated 3066 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103 • (239) 434-6966 • Fax (239) 435-0409 Naples Illustrated is a registered trademark of Palm Beach Media Group North • Corporate Headquarters: P.O. Box 3344, Palm Beach, FL 33480

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The Community Foundation of Collier County is here for you,

FOR GOOD AND FOREVER. The Community Foundation has been partnering with public and private foundations, local government, and nonprofits to invest in the health, safety, and enrichment of our community for almost 35 years through grants and scholarships — nearly $19 million distributed during our last fiscal year. We will continue to support local needs — when and where it is needed most — in education & workforce, medical & mental health, basic needs, environment, recreation & the arts, seniors, veterans, and changing needs/disaster relief.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Behind the Glitter

MEGAN DIPIERO

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often speak of the tireless efforts put forth by teams of people, mostly volunteers, to organize the fabulous soirees highlighted in this magazine. Finding the perfect recipe of glitter and glam, mixed with a pinch of a heartstring-pulling program that encourages donations, is challenging to say the least, especially when there are more than 100 other organizations working from the same recipe book. As publisher of the Naples Charity Register and Naples Illustrated, I have attended quite a few galas, dinners, luncheons, and unique philanthropic events over the years. I must say, while it always feels good to join with others in a charitable cause, it’s also easy to get complacent when you don’t have any “skin in the game,” so to speak. You can don your tuxedo or ball gown and dance the night away knowing that your ticket purchase and contributions will make a difference to someone, even if that beneficiary is more concept than reality. But when that someone becomes a best friend and mentor struggling with cancer, a family member with a lifethreatening drug addiction, or a child with mental illness, the true purpose of the parties comes through in a whole new light. At least, it has for me. I am looking forward to this charity season with a renewed attitude, an open mind, and an immensely grateful heart. Most of the ladies and gentlemen who give their time have selected the organizations that they want to stand behind for a reason—and now is the time to choose yours. If you have not yet found that reason, pull back the curtains and look a little harder. Shine your light on someone so they in turn can do the same for another.

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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill

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FROM THE EDITOR

A Bright Spot

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hile the sunshine and relaxing beachside atmosphere continually draw part-time residents and annual visitors back to the Paradise Coast, anyone who has called Naples home knows it’s the community’s spirit of generosity that truly sets the town apart. This year is no different, as the arrival of milder temperatures heralds the return of another social season full of glamorous galas, fabulous fashion shows, and delicious dinners—all held in support of charitable causes near and dear to many locals’ hearts. We highlight these can’t-miss events in our annual Naples Charity Register, which shines a spotlight on the hard work area organizations are involved in all year round. As we look forward to this special time of philanthropic giving, I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to direct the Naples Charity Register’s editorial content once more, this time from a remote office. Although I worked on the magazine from way up north in Minnesota, a state many part-time Neapolitans also call home, I was both surprised and humbled to find so many organizations not only remembered me from my past efforts on the Naples Charity Register and Naples Illustrated, but also made sure to tell me how happy they were to work with me again. That simple kindness just goes to show how warm and welcoming the community truly is. This year, you’ll find some delightful aquatic elements among our pages. Turn to the eco-focused feature on page 38, which chronicles how individuals and organizations alike are protecting and preserving our beautiful and oft-endangered environment. And be sure to browse the ocean-inspired jewelry pieces guaranteed to make a splash at your next soiree starting on page 40. Finally, you’ll notice the lovely designs our talented art director, Ashley Meyer, created to adorn the 100-plus event listings beginning on page 47. But that’s not all: From getting a jump start on your holiday shopping with gifts that give back, to participating in walks and runs for local causes, there’s no end to the unique ways you can impact our community and the world at large for the better. We hope this issue inspires you to get involved, and perhaps even find a new cause to support or event to attend—after all, no one throws a party quite like Naples!

ANNA BJORLIN Editor, Naples Charity Register

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Fashionable, fun, festive, and delightful, last season’s charitable events were nothing short of spectacular. Here, we spotlight a few of Naples’ most eye-catching moments.

DRESSED TO IMPRESS With so many glamorous get-togethers throughout the social season, fashion-forward locals have plenty of opportunities to show off their sophisticated senses of style. PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, HANA SNAJDROVA, HELEN WERNER, VICKI BAKER, NEUBEK PHOTOGRAPHERS

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CHIC ACCESSORIES

For stylish socialites, nothing provides the perfect finishing touch quite like a well-placed accessory. From feathers to florals and everything in between, local personalities are ready to step out on the town. PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, REAGAN RULE, VANESSA ROGERS, VICKI BAKER

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ANIMAL MAGNETISM

From elegant evenings that raise funds to help protect endangered species to proud owners who show off their fashionable four-legged friends on the runway, Naples is dedicated to celebrating animals—both large and small—all year long. PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHARLIE MCDONALD, LAURA CECIL PHOTOGRAPHY, VICKI BAKER

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GIVING BACK

Shop for a Cause

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Each season, Adornia chooses a different charity focused on female empowerment to receive 10 percent of net profits from its full-price sales, so spell out your wish for the world with this sleek and chic Love lariat necklace ($54). (adornia.com)

THESE RETAIL FINDS ADD STYLISH FLAIR—AND HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE By Lianna Matt McLernon

BOTTLE IT UP

Keep beverages hot for 24 hours, cold for 12, and always eco-friendly with S’well’s reusable bottles that come in beautiful patterns like Floral Blush ($40). Since 2017, S’well has donated $1.4 million to UNICEF’s clean water programs in Madagascar. The brand also regularly contributes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Lux Boutique, Naples (shopluxboutique. com; swellbottle.com)

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SEALED WITH A KISS

Depending on what shade you choose, The Lipstick Lobby’s line of Lipsticks That Make a Difference ($19 per lipstick) benefits the American Civil Liberties Union, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the unPrison Project. (thelipsticklobby.com)

The subscription-based Causebox ($49.95 annually, $54.95 seasonally) continually connects you with new charities through ethical and empowering art, apparel, wellness products, and more. Causebox also supports organizations like Freedom Firm, which fights against human trafficking with a focus on minors. (causebox.com)

LIGHT THE WAY

Enjoy an elegant blend of gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, and other white flowers with Hope Fragrances’ scented candle ($50). The best part: 100 percent of the company’s profits are donated to the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples (saksfifthavenue.com; hopefragrances.com)

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FAIRY FRIENDS

Kind Culture Co.’s Good Deed Fairies ($29 each) have a special pocket for children to write their good deeds on, and with a little help from parents and caregivers, children can receive encouraging notes from their fairy friends in return. With each sale, a portion of proceeds goes toward supporting anti-bullying organizations. Wind in the Willows, Naples (windinthewillowsnaples.com; kindcultureco.com)

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Pan-Florida Challenge

This season, run and ride for causes you care about alongside those who share the same passion By Lianna Matt McLernon

PEDAL WITH PURPOSE Harry Chapin Food Bank’s WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk

Although the Pan-Florida Challenge features an epic 200-mile, endurance-centered bicycle ride (with meals and lodging provided at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center) each spring, it also offers four other routes, including a 10-mile journey. No matter your level of ability, the organization hopes you’ll take up its call to help the 20 percent of children who go hungry in Florida each year. This event is perhaps one of the best ways to not only push yourself physically but also to inspire the philanthropic spirit in yourself and others because every penny of riders’ donations goes toward this cause. In 2018, riders raised an average of $2,187 per person. (panfloridachallenge.org)

FEED THE SOUL Now in its twelfth year, the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk—a 2-mile loop around Estero’s Miromar Outlets—has long been the Walking to end hunger

largest anti-hunger event in Southwest Florida. According to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, each dollar raised can be turned into $8 worth of donated food, so every pledge goes a long way. Since the walk began in 2009, more than $2.8 million has been donated to help feed local families in need. As the next walk (scheduled for January 18, 2020) draws closer, make sure to check the website to find the local organizations that have partnered with the walk and its Meals for Harry program. (winkhungerwalk.com)

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Baby Basics of Collier County’s 5K Fun Run/ Walking Challenge

two consecutive years, this beloved charitable initiative has raised more than $20,000 through participation fees of just $25 for each adult-andchild pair. For the eleventh annual fun run and walk on February 1, 2020, you can choose to run the 5K or walk anywhere between 1.5 and 6 miles. Afterward, Wynn’s Catering will serve brunch to participants. (babybasicscollier.org)

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Themed fun was had by all at Opera Naples’ An Egyptian Fantasy Gala, which raised more than $300,000 for the organization’s education and outreach programs.

with a Purpose

By Lianna Matt McLernon

Opera Naples

Good Time: Opera Naples’ An Egyptian Fantasy Gala Good Deed: Supporting the company’s full production season as well as its education and outreach programs Although Opera Naples wasn’t able to build a giant pyramid for its “An Egyptian Fantasy” gala, the event’s co-chair Bruce Ford jokes, “We did the next best thing and [had] some very beautiful decorations.” On December 11, 2018, the local nonprofit used inspiration from its recent production of Aida to transform the Club at Pelican Bay into an Egyptian palace, complete with burnished gold accents, towers of palm fronds, and a mural of the pyramids. With a dress code of “black-tie optional with Egyptian flair,” many guests wore headdresses and outfits influenced by the culture, with one board member even dressing as a mummy. The event, chaired by Ford and Moira Fennessey and designed by local event planner Rufino Hernandez, was a night of outstanding music and ambience. As guests perused the jewelry up for auction, they sipped cleverly named drinks like the Niletini, the evening’s specialty cocktail. When it came time to transition to the main banquet hall for dinner, guests didn’t just walk in—they entered in a grand march set to the music of Aida’s trumpet fanfare and “Triumphal March.” 28

Other highlights included a live auction and distinguished speakers such as executive director and world-renowned baritone Timothy Todd Simmons and Opera Naples faculty member Sherrill Milnes, but it was the performances that truly stole the show. While professional singers were present, youth performers who’ve trained with Opera Naples also sang throughout the evening, demonstrating how the organization makes a difference not only in the region but to blossoming opera artists around the world. More than $300,000 was raised to support Opera Naples’ productions as well as its education and outreach initiatives, which include the artist residency program, the two-week youth summer academy, opera apprenticeships, and the Elementary In-School performances and curriculum. Thanks to fun and fantastical events like this, the organization can continue to increase community awareness of the art form while bringing in internationally acclaimed artists. With its next gala, Opera Naples hopes to welcome guests to a night at the “New Orleans Mardi Gras” celebration.

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Tables were uniquely and dramatically decorated at the Naples Zoo’s In the Garden of Eden Gala, which raised more than $1.2 million for the construction of the zoo’s new education center.

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Good Time: Naples Zoo’s In the Garden of Eden Gala Good Deed: Raising money for a new education center For the Naples Zoo’s annual gala on November 9, 2018, attendees walked along a pathway beneath historic banyan trees illuminated in a rainbow of colors before stepping into an opulent world of hanging ferns and crystal chandeliers. The event, led by chairs Terry and Bob Edwards and Jody and Gerald Lippes, was appropriately named “In the Garden of Eden” to celebrate a monumental milestone, while also paving the way for the future. The zoo’s Tropical Garden, created by founder Henry Nehrling, was celebrating its 100th anniversary, and with initiatives like the gala’s fund-a-need project for a new education center, future generations will be able to continue connecting to the natural world in innovative ways. Highlights of the evening included a video of children who had been part of the zoo’s education programs and camps dressed up as zookeepers with baby animals, as well as something the guests themselves had created: the table decorations. Patrons and sponsors who purchased tables had the chance to

decorate them according to the theme, turning the spaces into pseudo-curio and floral exhibits with elements ranging from real apple trees to wildlife place settings and towering flower arrangements. The gala raised more than $1.2 million—a number that not only broke the zoo’s fundraising record for a single event by more than $700,000, but was also matched by the Hamill Family Foundation. To date, the zoo has secured more than $4.3 million of the $5.2 million needed to construct the education center. “The center will serve as a base of operations for visiting school groups and teachers and for students engaged in conservation, environmental, and science education classes,” says Courtney Jolly Goff, the zoo’s director of marketing and public relations. “Once the center is completed, we’re estimating an additional 15,000 to 20,000 children will participate annually in formal onsite programming.” The zoo is working on adding even more to its upcoming gala on November 7, 2019, and the committee plans to open up the tables for custom decor again.

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Bubbly Champagne, crystal tattoos, and sparkling entertainment were just a part of the Dazzling Diamond Soiree, which raised funds for STARability’s community-based programs.

STARability Foundation

Good Time: STARability’s Dazzling Diamond Soiree Good Deed: Funding communitybased programs for adults with developmental disabilities It’s only appropriate that STARability Foundation’s Dazzling Diamond Soiree, held March 9, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, was glittering in both decor and entertainment. But it was the shining smiles of the guests of honor—beneficiaries of the organization’s programs—that truly sparkled throughout the evening. Over the past two years, STARability has more than doubled its membership, working with more than 270 adults with developmental disabilities and their families and caregivers. For many, once school ends, so does meaningful programming. STARability has changed that by providing support networks and purpose through recreational leagues, vocational and educational training, and social skills classes. People recognize these efforts, and the Dazzling Diamond Soiree not only sold out of tickets but also sponsorships and underwriting opportunities. During the cocktail hour, guests perused auction items and art created by STARability members, received Swarovski crystal tattoos, and had the opportunity to participate in the “diamond drop,” wherein they could purchase a glass of Champagne—poured by aerialists—and gain a chance 32

to take home real diamonds, such as a custom necklace by Amanda Jaron of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry. The night’s donations and purchases alone raised more than $528,000. When added to the rest of the event’s proceeds, this sum exceeded more than $750,000 to support and hopefully expand STARability’s offerings. “We keep our activities community-based,” says Karen Govern, STARability’s executive director. “We’re not a place where people sit in a room all day. Our members are out in the community creating art, doing sports and fitness, or playing in basketball or bowling leagues.” The event was chaired by Lou and Laura Georgelos, whose child is part of STARability’s programs. Although the theme of next year’s gala, to be held February 29, 2020, has changed to a night of “Glamour and Gold,” Laura’s message remains true: “Our children are sort of like diamonds,” she said in the organization’s 2019 Fund-a-Need video. “Diamonds are carbon that essentially had a dream. They start out unfinished, and with the right heat and nurturing and the proper environment, they blossom into highly valued and prized diamonds.”

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GIVING WISELY

Investing in Philanthropy

In the world of charitable donations, return on investment can take many forms

Jerri Hoffmann is a big force in philanthropy in Naples and Illinois, where her name graces the Child & Family Center of Children’s Home & Aid in Carpentersville. Since moving to Naples four years ago, she and her husband, David, have continued to support children’s causes as trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which provides programs to underprivileged and at-risk kids in Collier County. The entrepreneurial couple, who have invested in more than 20 properties in and around Old Naples, can cite both tangible and intangible returns from their philanthropic investments. “What we look for is a societal return; we want to know that the organizations we support really do make a difference,” says Jerri. “You don’t just want to throw money away.” The Naples Children & Education Foundation has produced real results that include increased high school graduation rates and reduced instances of incarceration and unwanted pregnancy. But the less concrete returns—the ones that pull at heartstrings—are also evident to the Hoffmanns, both of whom come from families that helped others in need. A decade ago, most people with charitable inclinations gave to organizations or causes with the understanding that their money would be spent effectively. Now, donors aren’t content to be so passive and trusting. The new buzzwords in philanthropy are “return on investment,” a concept that typically goes hand in hand with the accountability and results associated with monetary assets. This notion originated with venture philanthropists who came out of the run-up in the stock market before the tech investment bubble burst, says Gene Tempel, founding dean emeritus and professor of philanthropic studies at the Indiana 34

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University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In the late 1990s, new tech companies with intangible business models were commanding investors’ attention, delivering sky-high earning promises that were often unsustainable. When the bubble burst in 2000, it left a wake of failed companies or evaporating returns. Eventually, the mentality regarding tracking valuations and results crept into the way people think about donating. In the past 10 years, Tempel says, donors have come to expect accountability and transparency from charitable groups. While they’re right to ask how their money is being used and to examine an organization’s financial health through regular reports, Tempel cautions them to take the long view, especially since the

fruit of charitable donations can be intangible. In some instances, results may take time or prove difficult to calculate. An investment in early education may not show verifiable outcomes until those same students graduate from high school and college-entry rates are tallied. A small homeless shelter may be able to list how many meals it serves each month but unable to determine the measurable psychological and physical effect on that population. Part of the joy of investing in philanthropy comes in these hard-earned wins that can reverberate across generations. More often than not, the satisfaction of seeing someone receive a college degree, enjoy the arts, or benefit from medical research is a sufficient return in itself.

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Swimming Starboard, Dora Knuteson

These local groups offer creative ways to help protect South Florida’s biodiversity BY KELLY J. FARRELL

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As the Persian poet and scholar Rumi once noted and Naples environmental philanthropists demonstrate, “There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” For Dora Knuteson, this expression takes the form of bright and colorful paintings of seascapes. The Naples artist donates half of her projects’ proceeds to environmental causes, with her first wave of support going toward Captains for Clean Water, an all-inclusive nonprofit advocating for the health of South Florida water systems. Knuteson’s newest series is benefiting Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which includes 110,000 acres of wetlands that cover much of Collier

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Three Amigos, Dora Knuteson

Local Organizations Leading the Way Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers the public a peek into the 13,000 acres of protected wetlands that provide a buffer from wildfires, says Shawn Clem, research director of the sanctuary. Demonstrating sustainable living using solar energy and a natural wastewater system, the sanctuary works to preserve biodiversity in endangered species like the ghost orchid and Florida panther, and is currently rebuilding its boardwalk post-Irma. (corkscrew. audubon.org) Notable event: Monthly swamp walks, open to the public with members receiving special passes

County’s coastline. Although she aims to keep her artistic style colorful and uplifting, the inspiration for this latest partnership wasn’t without turmoil. “Last summer, my husband and I were seeing all the dead fish during morning walks on the beach,” she says. “It was heartbreaking.” Like many others in Southwest Florida, her ecological commitment deepened upon witnessing area waterways and sea life devastated by red tide and toxic cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, in late 2017 through 2018. “I never considered myself an activist before,” she adds. “I’m not one to make waves or go out there creating movements, but this is a way to use what I do to make a difference.” While Knuteson found a way to mobilize her artistic talent for a greater good, there are many other means of getting involved, including volunteering for an ecological organization or educating others on eco-friendly practices. Just as important as the diversity of how people care for the environment is the critical nature of the diversity of the ecosystem itself. “Maintaining diversity of species in coastal wetlands gives resilience during hurricanes,” says Jeff Carter, Rookery Bay’s aquatic preserve manager. This resilience of the coastal wetlands, which are still in post-hurricane recovery, is directly related to the resilience of the economy and the people of Southwest Florida, he adds. The Everglades and the wetlands need human protection, but they in turn help to protect human life and infrastructure from storms and fires.

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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida provides a wildlife animal hospital, monitors and protects sea turtles, and offers boat rides along the Gordon River and other programs at its nature center south of the Naples Zoo. (conservancy.org) Notable event: Magic Under the Mangroves, scheduled for March 5, 2020 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

Everglades Foundation presents Florida-specific science education, advocates for restoration projects, and promotes innovation through a $10 million George Barley Water Prize to address the crisis of increasing phosphorus levels in water, which is due in part to fertilization and agricultural animal waste, shares Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation’s senior ecologist. (evergladesfoundation.org) Notable event: ForEverglades Naples, held November 21, 2019 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve monitors, protects, and teaches about the estuary, where the rivers meet the sea. “Inspiration comes from connection, and that’s why we try to get as many people out in the reserve as we can by motor boat or kayak,” says Athan Barkoukis, executive director of the Friends of Rookery Bay, which supports the reserve. (rookerybay.org) Notable event: Bash for the Bay, held March 13, 2020 at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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Treasure Dress up gala garb with ocean-inspired jewels BY MARY MURRAY

OPPOSITE PAGE David Webb Pisces bracelet with cabochon emeralds and rubies, diamonds, light blue enamel, 18-karat gold, and platinum, and Fish clip with cabochon rubies, diamonds, light blue enamel, 18-karat gold, and platinum, Marissa Collections, Naples. Bibi van der Velden Poseidon’s Getaway earrings with green and blue sapphires, brown diamonds, sterling silver, and 18-karat rose gold, and Mermaid ring with brown diamonds, sterling silver, and 18-karat rose gold, bibivandervelden.com.

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Tiffany & Co. 2019 Blue Book Collection pendant with an unenhanced oval Sri Lankan sapphire of more than 51 carats and diamonds set in platinum, Tiffany & Co., Naples; Sloane Street Jewelry ring with a blue topaz and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; Tamara Comolli Mikado Flamenco bracelet with coral acorns set in 18-karat gold, similar styles in select color stories available at tamaracomolli.com or Marissa Collections, Naples; Seaman Schepps Koi Fish brooch with coral, turquoise, pearls, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Yamron Jewelers, Naples.

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Stephen Webster No Regrets Jewels Verne Lobster Crystal Haze long finger ring with red coral with clear quartz, black and brown diamonds, and onyx set in 18-karat white gold with black rhodium plating, Marissa Collections, Naples; Provident Jewelry ring with coral and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples; Arunashi fish earrings with mandarin garnets, emeralds, pink sapphires, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Marissa Collections, Naples.

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De Beers Greater Flamingo cocktail ring with white and deepbrown-orange diamonds set in 18-karat white and rose gold, De Beers, Bal Harbour; Yvel ring with a citrine, orange and yellow sapphires, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, yvel. com; Effy Fish pendant with multicolored sapphires and diamonds set in 14-karat gold, similar styles, effyjewelry. com; Lydia Courteille earrings with diamonds, fancy sapphires, and opals set in 18-karat gold, lydiacourteille.com. OPPOSITE PAGE Graff Inspired by Twombly earrings with sapphires and diamonds set in white gold, graff. com; Chopard Red Carpet Collection necklace with beryl, topaz, aquamarine, diamonds, and sapphires set in 18-karat white gold and titanium, Chopard, Bal Harbour, Brickell City Centre, Miami.

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LOVE THE ART, HELP THE FAMILIES

Join the online art auction to benefit Legal Aid Service of Collier County Auction, February 8th to 16th. Quick Draw at Naples Beach Hotel, November 23rd

a group of more than forty professional local artists

have joined together to create Art Aid Naples, a charity organization that supports Legal Aid Service of Collier County. Art Aid Naples is holding an online auction in February, and a Quick Draw, live plein air auction event at the Naples Beach Hotel in November. Legal Aid Service is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal representation to eligible lowincome residents in Collier County, to ensure their safety, health and economic security. Their clients include at risk children, domestic violence survivors, veterans, seniors, victims of trafficking and deportation issues, evictions and foreclosures.

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Action for Life

Action for Life is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, 100 percent volunteer organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of 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: Magic of Life Date: January 11, 2020 Location: Justin Holechek Student Center, St. John Neumann High School, Naples Description of Event: Magic of Life will be a night of fun, magic, comedy, singing, and dancing, with dinner and beverages. Honorary Chairperson: William Oppenheimer Ticket Price: $75 Contact: William Oppenheimer Telephone: 239-262-5433 Web: actionforlife.net

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ALS Association Florida Chapter

The ALS Association Florida Chapter, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, strives to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Main Fundraising Event: Naples ALS Gala Date: TBA Location: TBA Description of Event: Held in a resort-casual setting, the Naples ALS Gala will feature a live auction offering fun and unique experiences to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Funds raised from the gala will assist ongoing research in hope for a cure and viable treatments for ALS. Honorary Chairpersons: Susan Barreiro, Jackie Spahl Chairpersons: Emie Barnes, Frank Duggan, Pam Herschberger, Samantha Klindt, Kim Ouellette, Jay Westerlund Major Sponsor: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Susan Barreiro Telephone: 239-821-0149 Web: naplesalsgala.com

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. The organization finds cures as the nation’s largest private nonprofit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help when they need it. The organization’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Main Fundraising Event: Bucket List Bash Date: February 29, 2020 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The tenth anniversary Bucket List Bash, “An Evening in St. Tropez,” is the American Cancer Society’s signature Naples gala. The event will feature a themed cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, live auction, and entertainment by Monte Carlo Connection, a favorite band of the French Riviera jet set. Honorary Chairperson: Kathy Mezzalingua Chairpersons: Anita Lovse, Dina Elliot, Jennifer McCurry Major Sponsors: Anita and Tomaz Lovse, Richard Lublin Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Ali Levine Telephone: 239-330-3091 Web: acsbucketlistbash.com

NAPLES ILLUSTRATED Event: Naples Illustrated’s Seventh Annual Super Men Celebration honoring Jeffrey Binder, Jim Bloom, Tim Cartwright, Patrick O’Connor, and Joel Waltzer Venue: Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee 1. Kathy Beuttel, Joel Waltzer, Shalyn Ormsby, Meegan Wyatt 2. Jeffrey Binder, Joel Waltzer, Jim Bloom, Patrick O’Connor, Tim Cartwright 3. Cole and Rachel Peacock, Emily and John James 4. Charlie McDonald, Kristen Coury, Bob Edwards 5. Amanda Beights, Michael Wynn, Carla Bogart

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon Date: February 14, 2020 Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Description of Event: The luncheon will focus on heightening awareness of cardiovascular disease—the No. 1 killer of women in the United States—creating a passionate call to action, and generating funds for education and research targeting heart disease and stroke in women. Chairperson: Laura Loughran Major Sponsors: CVS Health, Chico’s FAS Inc., Lee Health Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Lauren Nutter Telephone: 239-495-4903 Web: swflgored.heart.org

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American Heart Association ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Heart Ball Date: March 28, 2020 Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Description of Event: The Southwest Florida Heart Ball will bring together 500 of the region’s most passionate and influential business leaders and health care professionals for a black-tie evening of live and silent auctions, fine dining, dancing, and a special fundraising appeal. Chairpersons: John and Kelly DeAngelis Major Sponsors: DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Lee Health Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Zannon Garza Telephone: 239-495-4914 Web: swflheartball.heart.org

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Artis—Naples

Artis—Naples is the premier organization for visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida. With generous patron support, the organization is driven to inspire, educate, and entertain by presenting world-class events that enrich the community. Its programming includes music, film, dance, comedy, lectures, exhibitions, and educational programs serving more than 45,000 local students annually. Main Fundraising Event: Friends of Artis— Naples Gala Date: February 21, 2020 Location: TBA Description of Event: Join Artis—Naples for a special evening on February 21 in support of the organization’s educational programming. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and an exciting live auction while experiencing new and reimagined spaces on the Cultural Campus including The Baker Museum. This event is black-tie optional. Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Sheilah Maturo Telephone: 239-597-1111 Web: artisnaples.org

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Ave Maria School of Law

The Ave Maria School of Law is celebrating 20 years of training future lawyers with impeccable technical skills and a firm commitment to moral and ethical values. Named a Princeton Review Best Law School and a national Military Friendly school, Ave Maria School of Law is committed to honoring the nation’s veterans by providing them with generous tuition scholarships. Main Fundraising Event: An Evening with a Famous Fox News Commentator along with Special Guest Daniel Krauthammer Date: November 16, 2019 Location: An exclusive private country club in Naples Description of Event: This exclusive event will feature a famous Fox News commentator along with special guest Daniel Krauthammer, as well as a three-course wine dinner, lecture, signed books, and a live auction. All net proceeds will benefit the Ave Maria Law Scholarship fund. Valet parking and limited priority seating available. Chairpersons: Catherine Bequette, Donna Heiser Major Sponsors: Ave Maria Mutual Funds, First Florida Integrity Bank Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Catherine Bequette Telephone: 239-687-5405 Web: bretbaier.avemarialaw.edu

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Main Fundraising Event: Edwin Black Presents: American Eugenics from Long Island to Auschwitz Date: October 11, 2019 Location: Ave Maria School of Law, Naples Description of Event: NY Times best-selling author Edwin Black will offer a riveting presentation detailing genocide within our midst. The Washington Post called his work “compelling with the zeal of an avenger,” and The New York Times termed it “chilling.” Chairpersons: Catherine Bequette, Donna Heiser Contact: Catherine Bequette Telephone: 239-687-5341 Web: edwin-black.avemarialaw.edu

Main Fundraising Event: Fourth Annual Veterans Memorial Celebration and Fitness & Wellness Center Grand Opening Date: November 7, 2019 Location: Ave Maria School of Law Fitness & Wellness Complex, Naples Description of Event: Join Ave Maria School of Law as it honors the country’s veterans and celebrates the opening of the Peter Cancro Fitness and Wellness Complex. The event is sponsored by Brown and Brown Insurance and will include a presentation of St. Martin of Tours Heroes Awards as well as a luncheon reception. Music will be provided by the Paradise Coastmen. Veterans are encouraged to wear a symbol of their service. Chairpersons: Catherine Bequette, Donna Heiser Contact: Catherine Bequette Telephone: 239-687-5341 Web: avemarialaw.edu/veterans

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PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS – COLLIER AT IMMOKALEE Event: Love That Dress! Collection Party Venue: Clive Daniel Home, Naples 1. Libby Fekette, Jackie Nelson, Claudine LegerWetzel 2. Liz Biswurm, Jennifer Schmidt, Erin Howe 3. Wotts Mercy, Teresa Stohs 4. Melissa Speech, Erin Otterbeck 5. Marianne Kearns, Libby Fekette, Michelle Shaw-Hashman

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Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University is a Catholic university with 32 undergraduate majors, more than 50 clubs, and 15 NAIA varsity athletic teams. Students benefit from an excellent education at an affordable cost, a well-rounded campus life, and external service mission opportunities. AMU provides a strong faith community and a commitment to academic excellence. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Scholarship Dinner Date: February 13, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The university’s signature event will bring together those who are most passionate about supporting students. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and performances by AMU students. Proceeds will help support student scholarships and the university’s greatest needs. Ticket Price: $375 Contact: Katie Eads Telephone: 239-280-2586 Web: avemaria.edu

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Baby Basics of Collier County

Baby Basics of Collier County is a volunteer organization that has provided 9.5 million diapers to babies from hardworking, low-income families who do not receive any federal or state cash assistance, in Collier County and Bonita Springs since its inception in 2004. Main Fundraising Event: Eleventh Annual 5K Run/Walk Date: February 1, 2020 Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples Description of Event: This consistently popular, family-friendly event is open to all ages and will include a timed 5K run or walk in the park to increase public awareness about Baby Basics and its mission to provide diapers and kindness to all Southwest Florida babies in need. Chairpersons: Dick Lynch, Tom Mann Ticket Price: $25 per runner/walker Contact: Jean Ann Lynch Telephone: 617-510-4468 Web: babybasicscollier.org

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

The mission of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is to enhance the quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness, and advancing ophthalmic knowledge through compassionate care and vision research. It has achieved the unrivaled status as the No. 1 eye hospital in the country 18 times, and is the only academic health care facility in Southwest Florida. Main Fundraising Event: 20/20 Vision Luncheon Date: February 27, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: 2020 will be a landmark year for the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as in the world of ophthalmology it represents a baseline for what is considered “normal,” or “20/20 vision.” The luncheon will feature speaker Isaac Lidsky, who will share his life journey after losing his vision by age 25 to a blinding disease. Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Amy Lane Telephone: 239-659-3986 Web: bascompalmer.org

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Best Buddies International, Southwest Florida

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). There are currently 26 chapters, elementary to college, with more than 700 members in Southwest Florida. Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Friendship Walk Date: April 18, 2020 Location: Miromar Outlets, Estero Description of Event: Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the No. 1 walk in the country that raises awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Participants can expect to dance, laugh, smile, and make new friends at this party. Chairperson: Cindy Lingley Major Sponsors: Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, IMA Creative, New Era Construction Ticket Price: Free Contact: Melanie Musick Telephone: 239-275-2510 Web: bestbuddies.org/florida

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Books for Collier Kids

Books for Collier Kids is a local nonprofit founded in 2005 that provides brandnew, top-quality, age-appropriate books throughout the school year to more than 8,000 disadvantaged Collier students in pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Books for Collier Kids gives a book a month to each child, and to date, has given more than one million books to children from low-income families in Collier County. Main Fundraising Event: Stay at Home and Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Date: March 2, 2020 Locations: Private residences in Naples Description of Event: The renowned author of children’s books, Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2. Books for Collier Kids will celebrate his birthday along with the love of reading with its popular Stay at Home and Read event, where guests can enjoy a book with a child or loved one. Dress code: casual attire. Honorary Chairpersons: Nora and John Kolmer, Mary and Bob Polizzotto Chairpersons: Nora Kolmer, Jennifer SiegalMiller, Sallie Williams Ticket Price: Suggested donation of $500 Contact: Sallie Williams Telephone: 239-394-4062 Web: booksforcollierkids.org

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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 Naples and Immokalee. The club provides a safe, positive place where local youth build academic success, good character, citizenship skills, and healthy lifestyles. Main Fundraising Event: Sixteenth Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament Date: November 9, 2019 Location: The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek, Naples Description of Event: The Sixteenth Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament will kick off with a world-class golf scramble followed by a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and an after-party featuring a fabulous dinner spread. Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Heidi Overman Telephone: 239-325-1700 Web: bgccc.com

THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN Event: The Purple Party, supporting ending domestic violence Venue: Bayfront Inn Fifth Avenue 1. Matt Johnson, Kaitlyn White, Julia Cuny 2. Evelyn and Richard Grammon 3. Lauren Adamczyk, Jamie Muni 4. Ashley Abeln, Mercedes Fonte, Dillon Arnold, Elizabeth Crews, Jennifer Barley 5. Sara Hamley, Meggie Counts

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Boys & Girls Club of Collier County ADDITIONAL LISTING

Main Fundraising Event: Women, Wine, & A Worthy Cause Date: December 11, 2019 Location: Jane’s Garden Café, Naples Description of Event: Join Naples’ most vibrant women for a fun evening out. Toast to the club’s positive impact on the community’s youth while enjoying networking, fine wine, great food, music, and fun. Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Heidi Overman Telephone: 239-325-1700 Web: bgccc.com

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Main Fundraising Event: Youth of the Year Celebration Date: February 25, 2020 Location: Club Pelican Bay, Naples Description of Event: Youth of the Year is a renowned recognition program celebrating the achievements of Boys & Girls Club teens who exemplify the critical impact the club has had on their lives. Join the club as it celebrates these amazing young people with a powerful evening that will include cocktails, dinner, and entertainment. Chairpersons: Mary and Frank Hussey, Audrey and Vaughn Pengelly Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Heidi Overman Telephone: 239-325-1700 Web: bgccc.com

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Cancer Alliance of Naples

Cancer Alliance of Naples is devoted to helping local children, individuals, and families touched by cancer by providing financial aid, support, education, and informational resources. The organization serves all of Collier and Lee counties, and every dollar raised in the area stays in the area. Cancer Alliance of Naples pays rent so cancer survivors and their families won’t be evicted, utilities so they won’t be turned off, and car payments so patients can get to treatments. Main Fundraising Event: Signature Luncheon, “Kiss Cancer Goodbye” Date: January 17, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Join the Cancer Alliance of Naples for an afternoon with friends: Shop, laugh, and give at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort in Naples and enjoy great food, entertainment, and fun while learning about the organization. Chairperson: Luis Otero Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Lisa Osorio Telephone: 239-643-4673 Web: cancerallianceofnaples.com

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Cancer Alliance of Naples ADDITIONAL LISTING

Main Fundraising Event: YogaCAN Date: April 19, 2020 Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Description of Event: Please join the Cancer Alliance of Naples for a community-wide benefit to be held at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Each year this event grows—join the organization for an event you won’t forget. Honorary Chairperson: Joel Waltzer Chairpersons: Heather Caine, Lisa Dimond Ticket Price: $45 Contact: Lisa Osorio Telephone: 239-643-4673 Web: cancerallianceofnaples.com

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs has two locations: Center for Visual Arts has events, exhibitions, and classes in drawing, painting, glass, pottery, and sculpture; and Center for Performing Arts features dance, film, music, and theater. The centers annually host the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals in January, February, and March, as well as the Bonita Springs International Film Festival at the end of February. Main Fundraising Event: Bonita Springs National Art Festivals Dates: January 11-12, February 8-9, and March 7-8, 2020 Location: Riverside Park, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Bonita Springs National Art Festivals will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Riverside Park and adjacent streets in historic Bonita Springs, and will include live music, a delicious food court, and art for sale ranging from clay, glass, and jewelry to painting, photography, and sculpture. Chairperson: Ehren Gerhard Major Sponsors: City of Bonita Springs, Naples Daily News, Navis Pack & Ship, Spotlight Magazine Ticket Price: Free, donations will be accepted Contact: Susan Bridges Telephone: 239-495-8989 Web: artcenterbonita.org

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs ADDITIONAL LISTING.

Main Fundraising Event: Off The Walls! Date: January 24, 2020 Location: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Description of Event: This lottery-style event will include catered food, wine, and an astounding selection of art, collectibles, jewelry and estate items, and wine and liquor collections. There will be no auction or bidding—when tickets are called, guests may select their item valued from $275 to $6,000. Proceeds will provide scholarships for thousands of kids. Honorary Chairpersons: Centers’ Board of Directors Chairpersons: Susan Bridges, Ehren Gerhard Major Sponsors: Henderson Franklin Attorneys at Law, SunTrust Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Susan Bridges Telephone: 239-495-8989 Web: artcenterbonita.org

COLLIER BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Event: Sand Dollar Awards, “The Secret Garden” Gala, recognizing local building, design, and marketing excellence Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 1. Minka McDonald, Terry Handelman, Jackie Nelson 2. John and Hollee Gambrel 3. Wilfredo Emanuel 4. Heather Thompson, Jack Blatchford 5. Fern Schmidt, Gary Klann, Sherri Rozzi

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Champions For Learning

Champions For Learning is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 1990. The organization exists to create life-changing learning experiences for every student. Working with a vision of a community that is 100 percent engaged in support of student success, Champions For Learning serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation. Main Fundraising Event: Night of Champions: Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration Date: February 7, 2020 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: This evening will celebrate “30 Years of a Community of Champions” and recognize the organization’s past board chairs with its Heart of the Apple Legacy Award. Guests will spend a special evening with seniors from Champions For Learning’s program as the organization revisits its roots as a foundation and looks forward to its next 30 years. Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Jason Kurek Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

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Champions For Learning: Glass Slipper

Main Fundraising Event: Thirtieth Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner Date: April 3, 2020 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Join Champions For Learning for its Thirtieth Annual Golden Apple Dinner, which is a celebration recognizing innovative teaching and offering a glimpse into Collier classrooms. This year, more than 50 schools will be represented by a Teacher of Distinction, six of which will be honored as Golden Apple recipients. Major Sponsor: Suncoast Credit Union Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Jason Kurek Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

Champions For Learning is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 1990. The organization exists to create life-changing learning experiences for every student. Working with a vision of a community that is 100 percent engaged in support of student success, Champions For Learning serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation.

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Main Fundraising Event: Glass Slipper Date: December 4, 2019 Location: The Club at Olde Cypress, Naples Description of Event: The Glass Slipper event is held to honor women leaders for their dedication and service to the students of Collier County. This event will benefit young ladies who are graduates of Champions For Learning student programs, and help meet their needs as they pursue a post-secondary education. Chairpersons: Emily Bua, Kaleigh Grover, Mary Lynn Hill, Amanda Jaron, Claudine Leger-Wetzel Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, Stock Development Ticket Price: $50 Contact: Lorijane Graham Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

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Champions For Learning: WINGS

WINGS (Women in Naples Giving Support) is a group of women who offer support to financially challenged middle school children in Collier County. Organized in 2011 by a small group of Naples women, and in collaboration with Champions For Learning, WINGS assists local middle school boys and girls by providing uniforms, undergarments, and school and personal hygiene/health supplies. Main Fundraising Event: WINGS (Women in Naples Giving Support) Annual Fundraiser Date: March 22, 2020 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: The annual fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception with an open bar, auction items, and more. Funds will support the primary mission of WINGS—to offer young students the necessary tools to be prepared for school each day—as well as classroom grants and scholarships. Chairpersons: Mary Lottes, Denise Wilburn Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Denise Wilburn Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org/wings

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Charity for Change

The goal of Charity for Change is to develop confident and compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and participate in society as ethical, employable, resilient, and self-reliant citizens. Main Fundraising Event: Charity for Change Gala, “Enchantment in the Rainforest” Date: November 16, 2019 Location: Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples Description of Event: This annual fundraising event with a rainforest theme will support Charity for Change’s after-school, summer school, pre-school, and in-school programs for students throughout Collier County. The enchanting event will include a cocktail hour with a silent auction, interactive trivia-style games, dancing, and dinner. Honorary Chairpersons: Kathleen and John Passidomo Chairperson: Becky Sharon Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Karen Conley Telephone: 239-592-6787 Web: charityforchange.org

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County

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. The organization provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation, intervention, and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse, and its friendly atmosphere and professional staff help minimize a child’s trauma during the investigation and throughout the healing process. Main Fundraising Event: Beach Ball: Cuisine Date: March 28, 2020 Location: Venue Naples Description of Event: Beach Ball: Cuisine is a celebrity chef dinner that will bring to Naples, for one night only, some of America’s most renowned chefs, from famed Michelin Star chefs to James Beard Award nominees, for a delightful evening of food, wine, and philanthropy. Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Pia Myers Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Bryan Lee Telephone: 239-263-8383 Web: caccollier.org

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN Event: Fifteenth Annual Hats in the Garden Luncheon, featuring a Lela Rose runway show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Venue: The Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Katrina Kash, Jody Lippes, Terry Edwards 2. Vicky Smith, Eleanor Chabraja, Karen Scott 3. Rosemary Trigoni, Patty Baker 4. Jane Purdy Berger, Kathleen Van Bergen 5. Donna McGuiniss, Lela Rose, Peter Schuette

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Children’s Hospital Foundation

Families count on Children’s National to help their children overcome major health challenges. To provide care for all patients, no matter their circumstances, the organization relies on the generosity of donors. Children’s Hospital Foundation ensures that children can receive worldclass medical care and important services that are often not covered by insurance.

Main Fundraising Event: All-Star Panel Event Live Date: January 18, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Join Bret Baier, Brian Kilmeade, Shannon Bream, Mollie Hemingway, and Chris Stirewalt in raising funds to improve the lives of patients and their families. The evening will feature a seated dinner, an exclusive auction, and a fair and balanced discussion on the state of Washington politics with a special look at what goes on behind the scenes. VIP tickets are available and include a VIP reception with a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the “All-Star” panel. Chairpersons: Jim and Patricia Dolan, Paul and Barbie Hills Major Sponsor: Pramana Capital Ticket Prices: $550-$750 Contact: Katy Ricalde Telephone: 202-824-6471 Web: allstarpanelevent.com

Through the power of art, the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction has raised more than $4 million for local charities, including $3 million for nonprofit organizations creatively meeting the physical, emotional, psychological, and social needs of veterans. Monies raised are distributed to vetted charities through the Veterans Support Fund, a partnership with the Community Foundation of Collier County. Main Fundraising Event: The Celebrity Martini Glass Auction Date: March 14, 2020 Location: Artis—Naples Description of Event: F.A.M.E. CMGA 2020 will celebrate a full decade of support for film, arts, military, and entertainment in Southwest Florida. The star-studded event will feature exceptional entertainment, creative cuisine, decadent desserts, and a spirited live auction of 10 celebrity-signed, artist-designed martini glasses. Chairperson: Brenda Melton Major Sponsors: Seminole Casino Hotel, Bentley Motors, Breitling, Naples Illustrated, Norman Love Confections, TruGlo Medspa, The Wellington Group at Morgan Stanley Ticket Price: By invitation only Contact: Brenda Melton Telephone: 239-285-7459 Web: thecmga.com

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Collier Child Care Resources

Collier Child Care Resources is on a mission to ensure that all Collier County children enter kindergarten “ready to learn.” Fewer than half of Collier County children tested “kindergarten ready” in 2018, an indicator of later success in life, and this must change. The organization provides partial tuition assistance for high-quality early childhood care and education to low-income families. Main Fundraising Event: Big Impressions by Little Artists Gala Date: March 27, 2020 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Big Impressions by Little Artists is a fun and unique art-themed gala offering something for everyone. Visual, performing, and culinary arts will be on display, created and performed live and woven into the fabric of the event. The evening will include a cocktail hour, plated dinner, and silent and live auctions. Chairpersons: Leeza Arkhangelskaya, Shannon Morgan Major Sponsor: The Wellington Group at Morgan Stanley Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Laura Bidireanu Telephone: 239-643-3908 Web: collierchildcare.org

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Collier Child Care Resources ADDITIONAL LISTING

Main Fundraising Event: Family Friendly Business Awards Date: October 22, 2019 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: For the past 20 years, the Family Friendly Business Awards have honored local businesses that have workplace policies and programs to assist employees in raising their children and supporting their families. Major Sponsor: Naples Daily News Ticket Price: $50 Contact: Laura Bidireanu Telephone: 239-643-3908 Web: collierchildcare.org

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Collier Senior Resources

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. With more than 1,300 members, CSR provides daily hot lunch, a food pantry, and dozens of activities—all at no charge to its members. Main Fundraising Event: Celebrate Our Seniors—Fifth Anniversary Date: November 6, 2019 Location: Golden Gate Senior Center, Naples Description of Event: Join Collier Senior Resources for its fifth anniversary and celebrate its seniors with lively conversation, an excellent dinner, and wine along with powerful and compelling speakers at the Golden Gate Senior Center. The event is by invitation only and has limited seating. Dress code: business attire. Honorary Chairpersons: Kevin and Patricia Rambosk Chairpersons: Jim and Betsy Barton, Rick Jennewine, Susan Pohlman Ticket Price: Suggested donation of $250 Contact: Tatiana Fortune, MSW Telephone: 239-252-4534 Web: collierseniorresources.org

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Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County works with donors to inspire ideas, ignite action, and mobilize resources to address community needs in Collier County. The organization oversees more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, manages $215 million in assets, and has distributed almost $150 million in grants. Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Philanthropy Date: November 1, 2019 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The 2019 Celebration of Philanthropy will honor individuals, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and civic groups that demonstrate passion about charitable giving and inspire others to do the same. Chairpersons: Thomas McCann, Jennifer Walker Major Sponsors: The Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Ciccarelli Advisory Services, Naples Daily News, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Carri Kreisman Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: cfcollier.org

THE NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS Event: “In the Garden of Eden” Zoo Gala, kicking off the zoo’s centennial celebration Venue: The Naples Zoo. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Kirsten Ferrara, Shelia Davis 2. Jody and Gerald Lippes 3. Bob and Terry Edwards 4. Paul and Jody Fleming, Simone and Scott Lutgert 5. Jack and Jess Mulvena

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Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc.

Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc. (CPCI) was founded in Naples in 1974 as one of the original 13 crisis pregnancy centers in the U.S. Its 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, and more. CPCI is proud to operate seven medical clinics throughout Florida. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Life Saver Event Date: March 21, 2020 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: The Annual CPCI Life Saver Event, An Evening with Abby Johnson and Ashley Bratcher, will feature a reception celebrating life, followed by a theaterstyle seated update on the organization’s ministry and a keynote address by Johnson and Bratcher that will be held in the Hilton Naples ballroom. Chairperson: David Joyce Ticket Price: $360 Contact: Domenick Micillo Telephone: 239-262-6381 Web: community4life.com

Community School of Naples, an independent pre-K through 12 college preparatory day school, is driven by academic excellence and inspires and empowers students to realize their own potential as engaged learners and responsible global citizens.

Main Fundraising Event: Angel Ball Date: March 28, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Angel Ball supports the Community School of Naples’ Financial Aid program. Financial aid allows CSN to enroll its best possible applicants, building a diverse population of students whose talents, commitment, and motivation create a robust and vibrant community. Chairpersons: Nancy Barbounis, Danielle Bishop Major Sponsor: The Derenzo Charitable Foundation Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Taylor Marini Telephone: 239-597-7575 Web: communityschoolnaples.org

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is an environmental protection organization with a 55-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife, and future of the five-county region. The conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education, and wildlife rehabilitation. Main Fundraising Event: Magic Under the Mangroves Date: March 5, 2020 Location: Conservancy Nature Center, Naples Description of Event: The annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala is one of Naples’ premier events. The elegant, immersive, and engaging evening will include a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment unlike any event in town. All proceeds will benefit the Conservancy’s mission to protect the region’s natural assets. Chairperson: Carol Dinardo Major Sponsor: Northern Trust Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Chanel McGregor Telephone: 239-403-4200 Web: conservancy.org/magic

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David Lawrence Center

Empty Bowls Naples, Inc.

The David Lawrence Center is a not-forprofit, 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.

Empty Bowls Naples is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to create awareness and raise funds to eliminate hunger, one bowl at a time. Empty Bowls enlists the creative talents of local potters, artists, schools, and community volunteers to create handcrafted and painted bowls for the annual fundraising event in January. Proceeds fund EBN grants to hunger-related agencies in Southwest Florida.

Main Fundraising Event: Sound Minds Luncheon Featuring the Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy Date: April 3, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Join David Lawrence Center for the Sound Minds Luncheon on April 3 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Supporters, donors, and friends will hear from keynote speaker Patrick J. Kennedy, who will speak about his personal and political journey with mental illness and substance use disorders. A VIP reception will immediately follow the luncheon. Chairpersons: Kate and Rob Edwards, Earle K. Borman Jr. Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Moira Larkin Telephone: 239-354-1445 Web: dlcsoundminds.org

Main Fundraising Event: Fourteenth Annual Empty Bowls Naples Date: January 25, 2020 Location: Cambier Park, Naples Description of Event: A small admission donation will provide attendees the opportunity to select from thousands of handcrafted ceramic bowls created throughout the year by volunteers. More than 50 local restaurants and clubs will donate soup to be sampled. In addition, there will also be a silent auction, boutique, and pottery demonstrations. Chairpersons: Mari Boyd, Betsy Dawson Major Sponsors: Claymore Ceramics, Kindbom Family Foundation, Naples Daily News, Toufayan Bakeries Ticket Price: $20 Contact: Betsy Dawson Telephone: 239-591-8848 Web: emptybowlsnaples.com

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The Everglades Foundation

The Everglades Foundation works to protect and restore America’s Everglades through science, advocacy, and education. From the Kissimmee River Watershed to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and south to the Florida Bay, the Everglades provides the drinking water for 8 million Floridians. Founded 26 years ago, The Everglades Foundation is a science-based organization. Main Fundraising Event: Seventh Annual ForEverglades Naples Date: November 21, 2019 Location: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Description of Event: Forever fun and never formal, ForEverglades Naples begins at 5 p.m. for cocktails in the palm grove before dinner under a festive tent. For more information, contact Deborah Johnson at djohnson@ evergladesfoundation.org. Honorary Chairpersons: Lynne and Chip Shotwell Chairperson: Ellin Goetz, Bob and Brynne Coletti (Patron Chairs) Major Sponsors: Falcon Jets and Naples Jet Center, Collier Enterprises, Barron Collier Jr. Foundation, Hindman Auctions, John R. Wood Properties, Seminole Hotel Casino Immokalee, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Naples Trust Company, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $500 per individual, patron reservations begin at $750 Contact: Deborah Johnson Telephone: 239-206-1685 Web: evergladesfoundation.org

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY Event: Collier County Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon Venue: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Brenda O’Connor, Sandra Buxton, Lindsey Touchette 2. J. Dudley Goodlette, Kamela Patton, Kevin Rambosk, Stephanie Spell 3. Emily James, Tracy Connelly 4. Eileen ConnollyKeesler, Cindi Withorn 5. Ashley Dewul, Jane Badger

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps provide patients statewide with nonmedical, financial assistance while undergoing treatment to allow them to focus on fighting cancer. Main Fundraising Event: Wine, Women & Shoes – Naples Date: March 21, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Gather for a fun afternoon of shopping, wine tasting, a fashion show, and charming Sole Men displaying fashion must-haves on silver platters. Proceeds benefit the FCS Foundation and help cancer patients with their essential, nonmedical living expenses. Honorary Chairpersons: Faithlore Gardner, Silvia Romero Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Taylor Montgomery Telephone: 941-677-7181 Web: fcsf.org

Friends of Foster Children Forever

The Freedom Waters Foundation’s 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 Kind Mariners Ball “Mardi Gras” will be Naples’ best Mardi Gras party in 2020, and it will raise critical funds needed to continue the foundation’s programs and services.

Of all the children in the local community, foster children are the most at-risk. There are more than 400 children in the foster care system in Collier County. Friends of Foster Children Forever strives to fulfill the needs of every foster child regardless of whether he or she resides in a foster home, with a relative or nonrelative, in a shelter, or a residential facility.

Main Fundraising Event: Sixth Annual Kind Mariners Ball, “Mardi Gras” Date: February 27, 2020 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: The Sixth Annual Kind Mariners Ball will be a celebration of life and good friends in fun “Mardi Gras” style. Held at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, this jubilant gala will feature a buoyant cocktail reception, lavish dinner, big entertainment, dancing, and a live auction. Chairpersons: Pam and Bob Karll Major Sponsors: Advantage Services, Cast Crete, FineMark Bank, Luke Brown Yachts, The Naples Princess, Naples Yacht Brokerage, Pure Florida, The Wellington Group at Morgan Stanley Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Pam and Bob Karll Telephone: 563-349-6048 Web: freedomwatersfoundation.org; kindmarinersball.com

Main Fundraising Event: Boogie Bash, “Venetian Masquerade” Date: March 20, 2020 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The theme of Boogie Bash 2020 is “Venetian Masquerade.” Guests will enjoy a fantastic dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club, with themed decor, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions raising funds for foster children in the community. Chairpersons: Michael and Edee DeLuca, Brian and Nicole Roland Ticket Price: $325 Contact: Michelle Kennedy Telephone: 239-262-1808 Web: friendsoffosterchildren.net

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Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc.

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that assists in funding, enhancing, and creating programs and services in the Collier County public library system. Incorporated more than 60 years ago, Friends of the Library has been able to raise more than $1.5 million in the last 10 years to support and advance the library system. Main Fundraising Event: The Nick Linn Lecture Series Dates: January 13, February 3, March 9, and March 30, 2020 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 Marie Benedict, Lisa Wingate, David Baldacci, and Pam Jenoff. The organization is proud to announce its seventeenth year of providing this luncheon and lecture series. Honorary Chairperson: Nick Linn Chairperson: Trish Benisch Ticket Price: $460 Contact: Marlene Kern Telephone: 239-262-8135 Web: collier-friends.org

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Friends of Rookery Bay

Friends of Rookery Bay has been connecting people to Southwest Florida’s dynamic coastal environment in support of the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay Research Reserve for more than 30 years. Main Fundraising Event: Eleventh Annual Bash for the Bay Date: March 13, 2020 Location: Rookery Bay, Naples Description of Event: Celebrate Southwest Florida’s coastal treasure, the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay Research Reserve, with cocktails, seated dinner, live music, a live auction, and other delights. Chairpersons: Kim Larson-Collins, Milda Vaivada Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Janet Brooks Telephone: 239-530-5972 Web: rookerybay.org

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Grace Place for Children and Families

Grace Place is an educational touchstone in the Golden Gate Community. Working to break the cycle of poverty through education, Grace Place has pioneered a family literacy model that produces enduring results. More than 1,100 students are currently enrolled in Grace Place’s educational programs. Grace Place also runs a food pantry that meets emergency food needs for more than 300 families each week. Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Grace Gala Date: February 15, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The event’s theme will be “The Roaring Twenties” with a literary focus on The Great Gatsby. Lois Thome will be the Master of Ceremonies and Chris Marchand will host the live auction. Honorary Chairpersons: Pat and Craig Jilk, Sharon and Bill Schoen, Julia Van Domelen Chairpersons: Pat Bosscher, Debbie Jones Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Chrissie Missal Telephone: 239-255-7213 Web: graceplacenaples.org

THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION Event: Sixth Annual ForEverglades Naples, supporting the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem Venue: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Kathi Genung, Jaye and Joe Semrod, Maggie Picotte 2. Bob and Barbara McDorman, Kathy and Joe Willard 3. Caroline Ridgway, Kathy Wheeler, Marshall Field V 4. Pete, Callie, and Henry Buck 5. Claudia De La Cruz, Miss Florida Taylor Tyson, Carlos De La Cruz

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Guadalupe Center

Since 1984, Guadalupe Center has been making a significant difference for students and families in the Immokalee community through extraordinarily successful programs—Early Childhood Education, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment, and Tutor Corps—designed to break the cycle of poverty through education. The nonprofit is currently impacting the lives of more than 1,300 students per year. Main Fundraising Event: Guadalupe Center Gala Date: January 16, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Guadalupe Center Gala will feature dinner, dancing, and a lively auction to benefit the nonprofit’s three educational programs serving the children of Immokalee. Guests will meet the students of Guadalupe Center and learn about the lifechanging impact of these programs. Chairpersons: Amy Heuerman, Miller and Julie Kapler, Joanne Keenan Major Sponsor: The Moglia Family Foundation, on behalf of Amy and Paul Heuerman Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Jamie Brown Telephone: 239-657-7711 Web: guadalupecenter.org

Guardian ad Litem Foundation

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Main Fundraising Event: Guadalupe Center Charity Golf Classic Date: May 1, 2020 Location: Bonita Bay Club, Naples Description of Event: The sixth annual Guadalupe Center Charity Golf Classic will feature lunch and a round of championship golf followed by an awards cocktail party with a silent auction. Funds raised support Guadalupe Center’s vital, purpose-driven programs designed to break the cycle of poverty through education. Chairperson: Jackie Vasey Ticket Price: $350 per golfer Contact: Jamie Brown Telephone: 239-657-7711 Web: guadalupecenter.org

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Guardian ad Litem Foundation has a mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected, or abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as he or she navigates the judicial, education, and child welfare system. Main Fundraising Event: Voices of Hope Gala Date: March 28, 2020 Location: The Club at Grandezza, Estero Description of Event: The Voices of Hope Gala will raise awareness and support for programs that provide resources and courtcertified volunteer advocates who serve as the “voice” for abused, abandoned children in Southwest Florida. The event will include dinner, entertainment, and a live auction. Chairpersons: Peter Knize, Jennifer SiegalMiller Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Roxanne Dyer Telephone: 239-533-1435 Web: voicesforkids.org

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Gulfshore Opera

Gulfshore Opera is Southwest Florida’s regional opera company serving Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. The organization enriches the community by presenting accessible, professional opera theater and diverse classical vocal music concerts. Gulfshore Opera is teaching the art of belonging through a variety of social engagement activities including The Harmony Choir, an after-school program enriching the lives of 200 at-risk youth. Main Fundraising Event: Gulfshore Opera Annual Gala Starring Nathan Gunn Date: February 16, 2020 Locations: First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs and The Club at the Strand, Naples Description of Event: Metropolitan Opera baritone Nathan Gunn will be the featured artist at Gulfshore Opera’s signature fundraising event. He will be joined by other GO artists to present American music and opera standards. The concert will be followed by a Meet the Artists reception and elegant dinner at The Club at the Strand. Chairpersons: Claudia Polzin, Stephanie Schwetz, Becky Wilder Major Sponsor: Blagojevic and Sazonov Group of Morgan Stanley Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Michelle Westley Telephone: 239-529-3925 Web: gulfshoreopera.org

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Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse Education provides programs aimed at enhancing the lives of children, teens, and students of all ages. From in-school residencies and pre-professional theater training to community partnerships, audience engagement, and student matinees, the organization’s goal is to inspire creativity, encourage self-expression, build confidence, and foster a deep appreciation for the arts. Main Fundraising Event: Rising Stars – An Afternoon on the Red Carpet Date: November 13, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Enjoy an afternoon of Hollywood glamour on the Naples red carpet to support Gulfshore Playhouse Education. The featured speaker will be Broadway, film, and television actress Holland Taylor, with a special performance by students from the Teen Conservatory performing selections from Les Misérables. Chairpersons: Christine and Terrance Flynn Major Sponsors: Steve and Jane Akin, Dave and Jane Wilson, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Kimberly Dye Telephone: 239-261-7529 Web: gulfshoreplayhouse.org

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Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County partners with hardworking local families in need to provide affordable homeownership opportunities, with the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Main Fundraising Event: Pacesetter Date: February 27, 2020 Location: Club at Pelican Bay, Naples Description of Event: This exclusive event will bring top donors together to celebrate the accomplishments of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Honorary Chairperson: John Cunningham Ticket Price: By invitation only Contact: Jennifer Pash Telephone: 239-775-0036 Web: habitatcollier.org

HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES Event: Twentieth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon: Give All My Paws to Broadway, supporting programs to rescue and save animals Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Monica Cabada, Philip Douglas, Ingrid Aielli, Lorraine Winkler 2. Patty and Jay Baker, Sarah Baeckler Davis 3. Gigi Amols, Suzan Cook 4. Philip Douglas, Douglas Olsen 5. Sharon DeLaura, Sonya Sawyer

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Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation

The Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation is a donor-advised fund dedicated to supporting children’s art programs. More than $95,000 from this fund has been granted to benefit several area organizations including Collier Child Care Resources, David Lawrence Center, Girl Scouts, Grace Place, Naples Art Association, Naples Equestrian Challenge, Trinity Youth Art Festival, Youth Haven, and Seacrest School. Main Fundraising Event: Art Inspires: An Artful Evening of Dining and Dancing Date: January 7, 2020 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: To raise funds and awareness for children’s art programs, Harmon-Meek Gallery will host an exclusive evening of dining and dancing. Dress inspired by a favorite artist or art movement. One hundred percent of funds raised from individual tickets and table patrons will go toward children’s art programs. Honorary Chairpersons: William and Barbara Meek Chairpersons: Juliana Meek, Kristine Meek Major Sponsors: Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Juliana Meek Telephone: 239-262-2699 Web: harmonmeek.com/artinspiresevent.html

Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS

In Collier County, 36,120 people struggle to get enough food to feed themselves and their families, and about 12,400, or 19.4 percent, are children. The Harry Chapin Food Bank helps by distributing more than 5 million pounds of food through 35 partner agencies, its Fulfill Mobile Pantries, and its Care & Share: Senior Feeding Campaign.

Heil Luthringer Foundation provides multiple sclerosis education to afflicted individuals, children and adult survivors of MS, caregivers, and health care professionals. The foundation awards scholarships to students whose parents have MS, establishes local MS GAL support groups led by real-life MS experts successfully living with the disease, and created and promotes the MS Polka Dot Bandana Awareness Challenge.

Main Fundraising Event: WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk Date: January 18, 2020 Location: Miromar Outlets, Estero Description of Event: This event is the twelfth annual WINK 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 mission to lead the community in the fight to end hunger. Honorary Chairperson: Lois Thome Chairperson: Noelle Melanson Major Sponsors: Bill Smith Appliances & Electronics, Copperleaf Charitable Foundation, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Ticket Price: Donations will be accepted Contact: John Kuhn Telephone: 239-334-7007 Web: harrychapinfoodbank.org

Main Fundraising Event: Thirteenth Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney Date: October 17, 2020 Location: Collier’s Reserve Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The tourney will feature a shotgun scramble including a silent auction with a European continental breakfast and gourmet buffet lunch. Guests can enjoy golf and nature at its best in the beautiful scenic Audubon Sanctuary. Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Alan Galbut Chairpersons: Dr. Debbie Heil, Lisa Luthringer, RN, BSN Major Sponsor: SOGAL Ventures Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Debbie Heil Telephone: 239-595-7179 Web: empowermenteducation.org

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The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

The museum’s educational mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence. Since its founding in 2001, more than 250,000 people—Southwest Florida students, teachers, and visitors from more than 45 countries—have been impacted by museum education programs, exhibits, and events. A new location opened in summer 2019, and a dedication ceremony will take place November 10, 2019. Main Fundraising Event: Triumph 2020 Date: March 2, 2020 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Triumph 2020 is the museum’s annual fundraising event. This year’s special guest speaker will be Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who lost her parents during the Holocaust. They saved their young daughter’s life by sending her to safety on a Kindertransport to Switzerland. Proceeds from the event will benefit the museum’s education programs. Chairpersons: Goldie Bertone, Rosalee Bogo, Maureen Lerner, Diane McGinty, Estelle Price Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Tim Morrison Telephone: 239-263-9200 Web: holocaustmuseumswfl.org

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The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center ADDITIONAL LISTING

Main Fundraising Event: The Luncheon Date: December 12, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Luncheon is the premier early winter event in Naples. This year’s program will feature a unique choral performance by Voices of Naples, with music and songs inspired by the “Defiant Requiem” performed at the Theresienstadt camp in World War II. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s education programs. Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Tim Morrison Telephone: 239-263-9200 Web: holocaustmuseumswfl.org

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Home Base

Home Base is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for veterans, service members, and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. Main Fundraising Event: Run to Home Base Florida Date: January 18, 2020 Location: JetBlue Park at Fenway South, Fort Myers Description of Event: Run to Home Base Florida is a unique fundraising event through the scenic tropical areas surrounding JetBlue Park, ending with the unforgettable experience of finishing the race by crossing home plate just days ahead of the start of MLB Spring Training. Honorary Chairperson: Fred Franks Chairpersons: Jack Hammond, Armando Hernandez Major Sponsor: Equity Resource Investments Ticket Price: $35 Contact: Jason Cooper Telephone: 239-919-6944 Web: homebase.org

NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY Event: Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage, supporting education and preservation programs dedicated to Naples heritage Venue: Historic Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Richard and Susan Davis, Arlene and Chuck Garrity 2. Peaches Conley, Mary Oaster, Cindy Shingler 3. Reg and Sandra Buxton 4. Stephanie and Richard Prebish 5. Martha Rozman, Thelma Hodges, Lal Gaynor, John Remington

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Humane Society Naples

Humane Society Naples shelters animals in times of need, locates lifelong homes, and advocates for responsible pet ownership. Main Fundraising Event: Twentieth Annual Pet Lovers Gala Date: February 15, 2020 Location: Naples Yacht Club Description of Event: Humane Society Naples’ grand annual event will celebrate 20 years of incredible community support for homeless animals and animal welfare. The event will begin with a cocktail hour followed by a sitdown dinner, live music and entertainment, and an auction. Contact: Meredith McLean Telephone: 239-643-1555 Web: hsnaples.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Dancing with the Local Stars – Naples Date: November 9, 2019 Location: Sugden Community Theatre, Naples Description of Event: Humane Society Naples will bring the glamour of ballroom dancing to town with Dancing with the Local Stars – Naples. The organization will pair 10 local celebrities with 10 professional dancers for a one-of-a-kind fundraising event that will support homeless animals in the county. Contact: Meredith McLean Telephone: 239-643-1555 Web: hsnaples.org

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The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence. Main Fundraising Event: 2019 Charity Classic Celebration Date: November 8, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: This extraordinary evening will showcase The Immokalee Foundation students’ educational and life experiences, and will feature Fund A Dream—a unique live bidding experience enabling donors to contribute in specific and tangible ways through a recently launched career model, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. The program will prepare students for wellpaying, in-demand professional careers. Chairpersons: Janet and Jerry Belle, Barbara and Dale Morrison Major Sponsors: BCB Homes, BMO Wealth Management, entech, IBERIABANK, Kelly Tractor, Synovus Ticket Price: $550 Contact: Heather Noel Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web: immokaleefoundation.org

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JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF is a leading global organization dedicated to funding Type 1 Diabetes research. JDRF’s mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications. Main Fundraising Event: 2020 Hope Gala Date: March 7, 2020 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The Hope Gala will bring together Naples’ prominent philanthropic community leaders to help JDRF create a world where Type 1 becomes Type None. This black-tie optional evening will include a cocktail reception, a multicourse dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. Honorary Chairpersons: Jennifer and Scott O’Dell Chairpersons: Julie Danner, Ashley Gerry, Nathalie Ralton Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Rebecca Thompson Telephone: 239-591-2825 Web: jdrfhopegalanaples.com

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Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples is 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: Annual Community Campaign Kick-Off Date: November 18, 2019 Location: Stonebridge Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The Annual Community Campaign fundraiser will benefit local and overseas agencies and local community partners. Guests will learn firsthand what the needs are and how gifts to the Annual Community Campaign support the vital humanitarian, educational, and social service needs locally, overseas, and in Israel. Chairperson: Michele Rubin Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Julie Hartline Telephone: 239-263-4205 Web: jewishnaples.org

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Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida

The mission of the Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida (JHSSWF) is to educate and promote awareness of the contributions by Jews in Southwest Florida to date and in the future. The organization is dedicated to preserving and protecting Southwest Florida’s Jewish history. Main Fundraising Event: JHSSWF’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration with Mayor Bill Barnett Date: March 23, 2020 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: The Jewish Historical Society’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration with Mayor Bill Barnett will include cocktails and the premiere of its next documentary film in the Telly Award-winning series “Southwest Florida Jewish Pioneers,” featuring Naples Mayor Bill Barnett, followed by dinner. Chairpersons: Sandra Lee Buxton, Charlane King Ticket Price: $225 Contact: Marina Berkovich Telephone: 833-547-7935 Web: jhsswf.org

ARTIS—NAPLES Event: Friends of Artis—Naples Fashioning Influence Gala, featuring an Oscar de la Renta runway show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Venue: Artis—Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Glenn and Leelo Basham, Barrie Murray 2. Peter Schuette, Ashley Gerry, Luis Otero 3. Altomease and Henry Kennedy 4. Lauren Lester, Sheila McGonigal 5. Ashley Collins, Stephanie Fundora

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Latchkey League, Inc.

The mission of Latchkey League, Inc. is to support educational, cultural, and recreational services to children in Collier County who need after-school supervision and activities, with a particular emphasis given to the arts. Main Fundraising Event: Swinging in the Holidays with Jimmy Keys Date: December 2, 2019 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: Swinging in the Holidays with Jimmy Keys will be a highenergy variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions, and favorite Broadway songs, all centered around the musician’s exciting piano playing. Honorary Chairpersons: Amy Turner, Gregg Sjoquist Chairperson: Judy Tedder Major Sponsor: Latchkey League Board of Directors Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Madonna Crame Telephone: 239-455-7295 Web: latchkeyleague.org

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The League Club

The League Club is a 501(c)(3) organization of 600-plus women in Southwest Florida who strengthen communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Founded in 1986, The League Club offers membership to women who have been active members of a Junior League that is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International. To date, The League Club has provided more than $4.5 million in philanthropic grants. Main Fundraising Event: Naples Tables, Celebrate 2020 with Panache! Date: March 2, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Celebrate 2020 with Panache! will be a tabletop extravaganza of more than 50 unique tables styled elegantly or whimsically by designers and experts in gracious living and entertaining. Keynote speakers include internationally known designer Alex Papachristidis and author and lifestyle commentator Susanna Salk, who will engage in a lively exchange on the art of entertaining with style. Chairperson: Joan Lewis Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Gigi Stewart Telephone: 239-353-3100 Web: leagueclub.org

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League of Women Voters of Collier County

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The league influences public policy through education and advocacy, with a goal to empower citizens to take an active role in shaping better communities worldwide. Main Fundraising Event: Celebrating 100 Years of Women Voting Date: February 20, 2020 Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Description of Event: Join the League of Women Voters in celebrating 100 years of votes for women with dinner, highlights of the suffrage movement, and speaker Claudine Schneider, former U.S. Congresswoman and an active environmentalist. Chairpersons: Patricia Forka, Diana Walsh Major Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Collier County Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Diana Walsh Telephone: 978-807-8066 Web: lwvcolliercounty.org

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Legal Aid Service of Collier County

Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm providing Collier County residents in need with free civil legal services to protect the safety, health, and economic stability of the low-income and vulnerable clients it serves. Legal Aid’s clients include at-risk children, domestic violence survivors, families facing eviction or foreclosure, seniors, veterans, the disabled, struggling working families, and many others. Main Fundraising Event: Art Aid Naples Dates: February 8-16, 2020 Description of Event: A group of more than 40 professional local artists have joined together to create Art Aid Naples, an online charity art auction. The Art Aid online auction will take place from February 8-16, soliciting highest bids, and all proceeds will benefit Legal Aid. The event website is artaidnaples.com. Chairperson: Laura Barnard Contact: Jeff Ahren Telephone: 239-775-4555 Web: collierlegalaid.org; artaidnaples.com

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Lighthouse of Collier

As the only center for blindness and vision loss in Collier County, Lighthouse of Collier helps local children and adults become independent. Founded in 2009, the organization is established as a Florida not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, and its programs are no-charge to help the blind and visually impaired. Main Fundraising Event: Dining in the Dark Date: March 26, 2020 Location: TwinEagles Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The inaugural Dining in the Dark will include a cocktail reception, interactive mission activities, and live music, and will feature a unique dining experience where guests will immerse themselves into a world of smell, taste, sound, and texture— in total darkness. In partnership with TwinEagles Satellite Rotary, Dining in the Dark will be an event like no other. Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Scott Flagel Telephone: 239-430-3934 Web: lighthouseofcollier.org

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Literacy Volunteers of Collier County

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County is a Collier County charity that has been serving the community for 35 years. The mission is to enhance the lives of adults and their families by improving their literacy skills so they can become active and positive members of the community. This is achieved through adult tutoring and family programs that help all students improve their English. Main Fundraising Event: LVCC Fashion Show Date: January 17, 2020 Location: Windstar on Naples Bay Description of Event: Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will host a fashion show at Windstar on Naples Bay from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fashions by Petunias of Naples will be shown along with jewelry from designer Elaine Sulat. Allyson Rae from NBC-2 will be Master of Ceremonies. The event will include a silent auction, luncheon, and the fashion show at noon. Valet parking will be available. Honorary Chairperson: Jackie Mears Major Sponsors: American Property Management Services, Custer Construction, NBC-2, Naples Best Addresses, WLM, Kelso Huffman, Margot Jackler, Bill and Jackie Mears, Peter and Mary Zimmermann Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Christopher Nind Telephone: 239-262-4448 Web: collierliteracyvolunteers.org

THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN Event: Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence Shopping Evening Venue: Marissa Collections, Naples 1. Burt Hartington, Joe Fogg, Jay Hartington 2. John McGlynn, Kylie Skoldberg, Colin Estrem 3. Tyler McMackin, Vanessa Sarracino, Nicole Perry 4. Jennifer McCurry, Paul Hills, Beth Petersen 5. Garsy Hadi, Barry Abrams

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Marco Island Historical Society

The mission of the Marco Island Historical Society is to preserve and share the history and heritage of Marco Island and the surrounding communities. Main Fundraising Event: Putting on the Ritz Date: February 8, 2020 Location: Island Country Club, Marco Island Description of Event: Putting on the Ritz will be a delightful evening of dining and dancing as guests time-travel back to the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Chairpersons: Jim and Allyson Richards Major Sponsors: First Florida Integrity Bank, The Sandlin Team, Kathryn Hunt, Jim and Allyson Richards, Sam Saad III Ticket Price: $225 Contact: Patricia Rutledge Telephone: 239-389-6447 Web: themihs.org

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METAvivor Research and Support Inc.

METAvivor exists to sustain hope for those living with incurable Metastatic (Stage 4) Breast Cancer (MBC). The volunteer-led nonprofit organization helps improve the longevity and quality of life for MBC patients, and hosts national fundraisers where 100 percent of net proceeds fund MBC research. Main Fundraising Event: Third Annual SWFL Metsquerade Gala Date: February 29, 2020 Location: Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Coconut Point, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Themed “The Oscars,” this black-tie event will include a three-course dinner following a cocktail hour. VIP guests will have a complimentary 1.5-hour liquor tasting hosted by List Distillery of Fort Myers. There will also be live and silent auctions and dancing, and Dr. Sharla Patterson of Naples Community Hospital will be the event’s keynote speaker. Honorary Chairperson: Lori Krum Chairpersons: Karin Petrocelli, Sandy Vandenberghe, Marie Whalen Major Sponsors: Lilly Oncology, Merrill Lynch, NEO Genomics, RSM Accounting Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Karin Petrocelli Telephone: 239-322-2110 Web: swflmets.org; metavivor.org

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Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.

The MS Center of SWFL serves local people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, a progressive disease that attacks the central nervous system, causing many to lose the ability to walk or perform daily activities without assistance. The MS Center offers therapies proven to help people manage their symptoms. Support only comes from individuals, grants, and fundraising events, and 100 percent of donations stay local.

Main Fundraising Event: A Vintage Affair: Margaritas at Sunset Date: February 8, 2020 Location: Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples Description of Event: This island-inspired evening will begin with a happy hour at 5 p.m. at Quail West. Join the MS Center to benefit services for local people with MS by enjoying a tropical buffet, music, a live auction, and a silent auction featuring art. Chairperson: Shannon Diener Major Sponsors: eBella Magazine, Stock Development Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Kay Jasso Telephone: 239-319-0904 Web: mscenterswfl.org

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NAMI Collier County

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses. The organization provides innovative education, support, and advocacy programs and services for more than 16,000 individuals in Collier County annually. Main Fundraising Luncheon: Hope Shines Luncheon Date: December 4, 2019 Location: Private country club, Naples Description of Event: The Hope Shines Luncheon will gather friends, donors, and supporters of the NAMI mission to raise critical funding to support the programs and services that are provided free to 16,000 individuals living with serious mental illnesses. Honorary Chairperson: Kevin Rambosk Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Kristin Long Telephone: 239-302-7752 Web: namicollier.org

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Naples Art

Naples Art has been at the forefront of the arts and cultural landscape of Naples since 1954. The organization, founded by artists, now serves as a gathering place that provides the community with inspiration and opportunity through production space and the amplification and exhibition of creative voices to cultivate a lifelong appreciation of art. Main Fundraising Event: Dinner with Artists Series Dates: October 23, 2019, January 15, 2020, and April 7, 2020 Location: Specific per event Description of Event: Dinner with Artists is a signature event that will immerse dinner guests in both culinary and visual arts. The first in the series will feature chef Alexander of Alexander’s Restaurant and French artist Marco Bronzini, graduate of the Royal School of London. For tickets and info on the series, visit naplesart.org. Major Sponsors: Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Happenings Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, WGCU, Sunny 106, WAVV 101, WINKFM, FOX92.5 Ticket Price: $130 Contact: Mary Visgilio Telephone: 239-262-6517 Web: naplesart.org

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ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: For the Love of Art: ART ROCKS! Date: March 28, 2020 Location: Naples Art Description of Event: Guests will rock the night away as they dine, dance, and travel through an evening filled with live rock-androll favorites through the decades. The event will include Champagne, a chance to win diamonds, dinner, and a backstage party. Chairpersons: Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen Major Sponsors: eBella, Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Happenings Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, Philip Douglas & Co., WGCU, Sunny 106, WAVV 101, WINKFM, FOX92.5 Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Mary Visgilio Telephone: 239-262-6517 Web: naplesart.org

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS Event: Twelfth Annual Hope Shines Luncheon supporting programs to improve the lives of people with mental illness and support their families Venue: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Alia Helms Mirts, Leslie Weidenhammer, Deena Baxter 2. Patricia Pike, Kathleen Menchin, Rosemary Kirk 3. Stephanie Spell, Jim Bloom 4. Jenny Sutton, Emily Budd, Polly Keller 5. Steven Pulizzotto, Pamela Baker, Kevin Rambosk

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Naples Art

ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: Scene to be Seen – Runway Art Show Date: November 1, 2019 Location: Flexjet private hangar at Naples Municipal Airport Description of Event: This extraordinary event will elevate haute couture to spectacular art in a classic runway format. The event will include music and cocktails followed by an extraordinary “wearable art” runway show of more than a dozen local and internationally recognized artists and designers, and will climax with a not-to-be-missed after-party. Chairpersons: William Bruno with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Jeff Jerome with Shula’s Steak House Naples Major Sponsors: eBella, Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Happenings Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, Flexjet, Shula’s Steak House Naples, WGCU, Sunny 106, WAVV 101, WINKFM, FOX92.5 Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Mary Visgilio Telephone: 239-262-6517 Web: naplesart.org

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that features plants from around the world. From its commitment to the local communities to its award-winning horticultural design and comprehensive approach to sustainability, Naples Botanical Garden is truly a special place. Main Fundraising Event: Hats in the Garden Date: November 6, 2019 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: Join the Naples Botanical Garden for Rousseau’s Parisian Garden, the sixteenth annual Hats in the Garden celebration. Arrive at 11 a.m. to enjoy a Champagne reception followed by a tented luncheon and fashion show featuring Adam Lippes. The Afterglow Lounge & Cocktail Reception will follow with personal appearances by Adam Lippes and Lewis Miller. Chairperson: Jody Lippes Major Sponsors: Gerald Lippes, William Raveis, Bayview Dental, Bentley Naples, City Mattress, David Yurman, Fiddler Films, Jett Thompson Home, Mattamy Homes, Method + Concept, Naples Illustrated, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Seminole Casino Hotel Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Jackie Coppard Telephone: 239-315-1369 Web: naplesgarden.org

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Main Fundraising Event: April Foolin’ in the Garden Date: April 3, 2020 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: Naples Botanical Garden will wrap up the social season with the highly anticipated signature fundraising event, April Foolin’ in the Garden. This extraordinary event will host guests with an evening of mysterious yet delightful fare and entertainment. Honorary Chairperson: Christine Williamson Chairpersons: Jane Purdy Berger, Leslie and Joe Fogg, Kathleen and Scott Kapnick, Karen and Bob Scott, Vicky and David Smith Ticket Price: $550 Contact: Rhea Merrill Telephone: 239-571-3806 Web: naplesgarden.org

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Naples Children & Education Foundation

The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, improves the educational, emotional, and health outcomes of underprivileged and at-risk children in the community. NCEF’s unique approach, which emphasizes collaboration between organizations and bridges public and private resources, has become a blueprint in the how-to process of transforming a community, one issue at a time. Main Fundraising Event: Twentieth Annual Naples Winter Wine Festival Dates: January 24-26, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Naples Winter Wine Festival, one of the most prestigious charity wine auctions, will offer world-class food and wine, as well as once-in-a-lifetime travel and wine experiences during an electrifying live auction. Chairpersons: Barbie and Paul Hills, Nancy and Joe Masterson, Shirley and Peter Welsh Major Sponsors: BMO Wealth Management, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Brahmin, NetJets, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Ticket Price: Starting at $12,500 per couple Contact: Barrett Farmer Telephone: 239-514-2239 Web: napleswinefestival.com

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Naples Concert Band

Under the direction of conductor Harris Lanzel, the Naples Concert Band is now in its forty-eighth season of entertaining the community with its popular Concerts in the Park, which feature impressive soloists and extraordinary music in Naples’ beautiful Cambier Park. The band is not only dedicated to providing the area’s best live music, but it has also awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships to local students. Main Fundraising Event: Concert in the Park Date: January 19, 2020 Location: Cambier Park, Naples Description of Event: The first Concert in the Park of the New Year will feature Naples Philharmonic violinist Glenn Basham and vocalist Jodi Keogan, followed by an exciting mix of new music and memorable favorites performed by the 80-plus-member concert band. Major Sponsors: Bill Banfield, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton, The Naples Zoo sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton, Navigating Matters, Navigating Matters Home Services, UBS Financial Services Inc. Ticket Price: Free Contact: David Drewek Telephone: 239-270-1221 Web: naplesconcertband.org

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Naples Garden Club

Naples Garden Club is a communityoriented charitable and educational organization providing opportunities for sharing and learning about horticulture, floral design, and the environment in a congenial, supportive atmosphere. Main Fundraising Event: Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour Date: February 1, 2020 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: At Naples Garden Club’s major fundraiser, attendees will visit unique homes with inspiring gardens in Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, and Old Naples via motor coach. Each ticket will include a light lunch, tote bag, and admission plus a gift shop discount at Naples Botanical Garden. Funds will support scholarships and community grants. Chairperson: Patricia Taylor Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Patricia Taylor Telephone: 239-262-1272 Web: naplesgardenclub.org

NAPLES CHILDREN AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION Event: Naples Winter Wine Festival, supporting programs to improve the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples 1. Tom Koehn, Darlene and Dan Demichele 2. Greg Ferrero, Linda Richards Malone, Barry Schneirov 3. Kerri Call, Matt Riley, Erin Otterbeck 4. Carol and Henry Dinardo 5. Jung Min Lee Patz, Kyungmoon Kim

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Main Fundraising Event: Naples Flower Show, “Vision 2020” Dates: March 20-21, 2020 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanical Garden will partner in presenting the Naples Flower Show, “Vision 2020.” The largest juried flower show in Southwest Florida, the event will include spectacular floral designs, beautiful horticulture, educational displays, demonstrations, and a vendors market, all hosted at the Naples Botanical Garden. Chairperson: Terry Aufranc Ticket Price: $19.95 Contact: Terry Aufranc Telephone: 239-262-1272 Web: naplesgardenclub.org

Naples Senior Center

Naples Historical Society is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Naples for the community and future generations to enjoy. The society is recognized as the central voice of Naples history, and Historic Palm Cottage—a 3,500-squarefoot museum built in 1895—is the city’s portal to Naples history. Take a tour, join as a member, or show support through the annual Christmas Gala.

Naples Senior Center provides critical services addressing the emotional and social needs of seniors in Collier and southern Lee counties. All services are provided by licensed and credentialed professionals. Programs include Structured Dementia Respite Support, Geriatric Case Management, Emotional Support Services, and various social and wellness activities. Individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome.

Main Fundraising Event: Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage Date: December 6, 2019 Location: Historic Palm Cottage, Naples Description of Event: The Christmas Gala is the best holiday party in Naples, where guests can ring in the season and support local history. The black-tie evening will begin with cocktails and mingling in Naples’ oldest house, Historic Palm Cottage, before guests stroll into the Norris Gardens for delicious dining under a gorgeous tent. Honorary Chairpersons: Charles Marshall Jr., Richard Tooke Chairpersons: Denny Glass, Elaine Reed Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, Northern Trust Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Geraldine Pessolano Telephone: 239-261-8164 Web: napleshistoricalsociety.org

Main Fundraising Event: An Evening for Better Tomorrows: Memories of Motown Date: January 11, 2020 Location: Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: The Eighth Annual Evening for Better Tomorrows: Motor City Magic, Memories of Motown will feature the Shadows of the ’60s playing favorite hits. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner, plus dancing and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit NSC programs, including the Senior Center. Ticket Price: $375 Contact: Jayne Schandl Telephone: 239-325-4444 Web: naplesseniorcenter.org

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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Nationally accredited as both a zoo and botanical garden, Naples Zoo plays host to more than 360,000 guests a year, creating truly memorable experiences through diverse educational presentations, guided cruises, special animal encounters, and more. Naples Zoo plays a critical role in nurturing appreciation for the natural world by providing an educational nature experience for people of all ages.

Main Fundraising Event: Zoo Gala: Adventure in South America Date: November 7, 2019 Location: Naples Zoo Description of Event: This exclusive, sold-out event will be held at Naples Zoo. Guests will enjoy animal encounters, elaborate table designs, a seated dinner, and music. Proceeds from the event will support Naples Zoo’s work with endangered species and its efforts to inspire young hearts to love animals and nature. Chairpersons: Anita Lovse, Jennifer McCurry, Susie McCurry Major Sponsors: Denny and Tanya Glass, Shahid and Ann Kahn, David Webb and Marissa Collections, Naples Illustrated, Northern Trust Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Tina Jaquess Telephone: 239-262-5409 ext. 149 Web: napleszoogala.com

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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens ADDITIONAL LISTING

Main Fundraising Event: Zoobilee Date: February 7, 2020 Location: Naples Zoo Description of Event: Zoobilee attendees will enjoy delicious cuisine from some of Naples’ best restaurants and caterers while exploring the zoo’s historic botanical garden. Evening highlights will include exotic animal encounters, a raffle for an African safari, and entertainment. Chairpersons: Nikkie Feroce Dvorchak, David Ruben Major Sponsors: John and Joanne Fisher, Rick and Ann Scott, FPL SolarNow Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Holly Mills Telephone: 239-262-5409 ext. 145 Web: napleszoo.org/zoobilee

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Neighborhood Health Clinic

The Neighborhood Health Clinic’s mission is to deliver quality medical and dental care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy. The Clinic is committed to delivering services in a caring, supportive environment that respects the dignity of each patient. Proceeds go toward funding patient services. Main Fundraising Event: Gourmet Vintner Dinner Date: February 8, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The evening will start with international vintages selected by The Ritz-Carlton’s sommelier, followed by an exquisite evening of dinner, dancing, a live auction, and the Save-A-Life fundraiser. Honorary Chairpersons: Pat and Vince Foglia Chairperson: Susan Jones Ticket Price: $375 Contact: Marcie Burland Telephone: 239-261-6600 Web: neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

VETERANS SUPPORT FUND Event: Celebrity Martini Glass Auction, supporting programs for local veterans in partnership with the Community Foundation of Collier County Venue: Artis—Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Kaleigh Grover, Lee Greenwood, Sabrina Bennett 2. Jacki Olson, Kathy Olson, Susan Gard 3. Brenda and Phil Melton 4. Jamie and Steve Lloyd 5. Lana Williams, Michael Oliva, Donna Barber

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Pan-Florida Challenge

Pan-Florida Challenge is a charity on a mission to end childhood hunger for the one-in-five children who go hungry in the state. Through fundraising and partnerships, the organization provides PFC Power Packs containing weekend backpack meals to chronically hungry children in Florida. Pan-Florida Challenge has provided more than 5 million meals in just five years. Main Fundraising Event: Pan-Florida Challenge Ride Dates: March 28-29, 2020 Location: Naples Description of Event: Pan-Florida Challenge is a family of bicyclists of all abilities from teenagers to retirees, from novice riders to professional cyclists to weekend warriors. Participants can help thousands of children by registering to ride 10, 30, 62, 100, or 200 miles. Rider-raised donations go directly to feed hungry kids. Honorary Chairpersons: Ed and Sue Mullen Chairpersons: Kelly Assaad, Jeri Goetz, Jim and Tina Gula, Craig Manchen, Robert Vigorito Major Sponsors: Michael Mahoney, Booska Movers, FineMark Bank, Florida Wood Window & Door, La Colmar Bakery & Bistro, Lipman Family Farms, McRoberts Law, Sails Restaurant, Soldavini & Caldwell, Trek Florida, Waterside Builders, William Penn Realty, WAVV 101.1 FM Ticket Price: $50 Contact: Jeri Goetz Telephone: 239-298-1620 Web: panfloridachallenge.org

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida

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Main Fundraising Event: Second Annual Golf Tournament Date: November 1, 2019 Location: TPC Treviso Bay, Naples Description of Event: Join PFC for a funfilled tournament on renowned TPC Treviso Bay’s picturesque 18-hole course. A box lunch, golf and cart, cocktails and dinner, awards, and live and silent auctions will all add up to provide food for many chronically hungry local children. Honorary Chairpersons: Ed and Sue Mullen Chairpersons: Bob Lacroix and Laraine Bergmann, Jeri Goetz, Anne and Brian Reilly Major Sponsors: Affinity Group Underwriters, IPC, La Colmar Bakery & Bistro, McRoberts Law, Optimist Club of Naples, Sails Restaurant, Waterside Builders, William Penn Realty Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Jeri Goetz Telephone: 239-298-1620 Web: panfloridachallenge.org

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The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida is committed to increasing awareness of Parkinson Disease (PD) and serving as an advocate for those impacted by the disease. The organization provides free programs and services to improve quality of life and slow the progression of the disease, which is the fastest growing disease in the community. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida is an independent nonprofit, and all money raised remains local. Main Fundraising Event: A Step Forward Overcoming Obstacles Date: March 5, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida will welcome Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the keynote speaker at the second annual “A Step Forward Overcoming Obstacles.” Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary to Donald Trump, will make her first visit to Naples to share her experiences. Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Linda Goldfield Telephone: 239-417-3465 Web: parkinsonassociationswfl.org

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida

Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida provides affordable access to the comprehensive reproductive health care everyone deserves. The organization provides accurate health information and comprehensive, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sexuality education, empowering people to make informed decisions about health, sex, and family planning. Planned Parenthood advocates for policies that safeguard access to these health services and information. Main Fundraising Event: The Choice Affair Dinner and Silent Auction Date: February 1, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner and an inspiring missionbased program. Journalist and award-winning author Rebecca Traister will discuss her book Good and Mad and the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger as a catalyst to change history. Chairperson: Sarah Deschamps Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Rene Givens Telephone: 239-687-2910 Web: myplannedparenthood.org/events

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Providence House

Providence House is a faith-based transition housing program for homeless or at-risk-of-being-homeless women with young children, offering 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 space. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Luncheon Date: November 9, 2019 Location: St. Peter’s Spirit Center, Naples Description of Event: This annual fundraiser is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious lunch with friends while supporting a great cause. Guests will hear personal stories of Providence House’s motivated women while enjoying unique tablescapes. Chairpersons: Joan Conroy, Doris Corey Ticket Price: $60 Contact: Carol Hollander Telephone: 239-692-8779 Web: providencehousenaples.org

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Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Established in 1965, Redlands Christian Migrant Association provides quality child care, education, and family support services to people in rural areas living in poverty, including many migrant families. RCMA runs 66 child development centers, 25 family child care homes, three charter schools, and several after-school care programs in 21 Florida counties.

Main Fundraising Event: Lipman Family Farms Golf Classic Date: May 9, 2020 Location: Naples Heritage Golf and Country Club Description of Event: Now in its twenty-first year, the Lipman Family Farms Golf Classic draws more than 35 sponsors and 120 golfers each May for a day of competition, prizes, and fun. Proceeds will support RCMA’s many vital programs, and every dollar raised will qualify RCMA for up to $16 in state matching funds. Honorary Chairpersons: Michael Foley, Jaime Weisinger Major Sponsors: Food and Supply Source, Lipman Family Farms Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Clay Hollenkamp Telephone: 239-658-3560 Web: rcma.org

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Event: Bucket List Bash, supporting programs and research to lead the fight against cancer Venue: Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Sandy Cotter, Scott and Jennifer O’Dell 2. David and Susie McCurry, Chuck Hallberg 3. Gillian Campbell, Elizabeth Star 4. Sharon and Chuck Hallberg, Terry and Bob Edwards 5. Jay Baker, Martino Cartier, Patty Baker

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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, and 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 to further the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self.”

The Saint Ann School Foundation is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing need-based tuition-assistance scholarships to the students of Saint Ann School. Knowledge and Catholic ideals are the most enduring gifts one generation can pass on to the next, and gifts to the Saint Ann School Foundation will help preserve this legacy for generations to come.

Main Fundraising Event: The Rotary Club of Naples Food, Wine, & Beer Festival Date: December 7, 2019 Location: Bayfront, Naples Description of Event: The Rotary Club of Naples Food, Wine, & Beer Festival is a food, wine, and craft beer extravaganza featuring more than 80 premium wines and dozens of craft beers along with food from 20 participating restaurants. This Saturday night party will also include musical groups and entertainment along the street. Chairpersons: Mia Delk, Kendra Hoefs Major Sponsors: Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, Coastal Beverage Ticket Price: $50-$80 Contact: Mia Delk Telephone: 239-272-5186 Web: napleswine.org

Main Fundraising Event: 2020 Envision the Magic Gala Date: February 5, 2020 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Be prepared to be amazed at a magical evening on February 5. Join the Saint Ann School Foundation for an elegant evening in support of the scholarship fund for the students of Saint Ann School. A dinner, lively auction, magic show, and call to the heart will ensure a memorable evening. Honorary Chairpersons: Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer Chairperson: Tina Ferrao Major Sponsors: Trustees of the Saint Ann School Foundation Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Pamela Macia Telephone: 239-262-4110 Web: stann.net

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The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is leading and collaborating with the community to “Prevent, Protect, & Prevail” over domestic violence and human trafficking through advocacy, empowerment, and social change. Main Fundraising Event: Bags & Bow Ties Date: April 7, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples Description of Event: A fashion-forward fundraising event, Bags & Bow Ties will feature a stunning silent auction of both new and pristine, previously loved handbags, as well as unique men’s items. The event will include cocktails and light bites and will feature a fun, high-energy fashion show with the community’s favorite gentlemen. Chairpersons: Roz Travis, Judi Embrescia Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, Waterside Shops Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Jan Fernandez Telephone: 239-775-3862 ext. 235 Web: naplesshelter.org

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South Florida National Parks Trust

The South Florida National Parks Trust develops and funds projects that promote, preserve, and enhance South Florida’s national parks in ways that enrich the experience of park visitors, connect diverse communities to the parks’ unique resources, and build a legacy of park stewardship. Main Fundraising Event: Fifth Annual Wine & Wildlife Date: February 26, 2020 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: Wine & Wildlife will benefit South Florida National Parks Trust and efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks. The trust believes in healthy and accessible national parks in South Florida that enrich and inspire all people, and funds programs and projects like ranger-led education programs that turn local parks into outdoor classrooms for thousands of school children each year. Chairperson: Fran Mainella Major Sponsor: Guest Services Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Sally Wilson Telephone: 305-665-4769 Web: southfloridaparks.org

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St. Matthew’s House

STARability Foundation

St. Matthew’s House provides innovative solutions to fight hunger, homelessness, and addiction in Southwest Florida. St. Matthew’s House operates a soup kitchen, food pantry, two emergency housing shelters, transitional housing facilities, substance abuse recovery programs, and employment training initiatives aimed at providing a hand-up, rather than a handout to all the organization serves.

The STARability Foundation shines a light on ability, not disability, and fills a void that exists for individuals with disabilities who have aged out of school-supported services. With an entire calendar of enriching activities for STARability members, the organization’s innovative and creative programs focus on vocational training, continuing education, teamwork, and community involvement.

Main Fundraising Event: Cars on 5th Date: February 8, 2020 Location: Fifth Avenue South, Naples Description of Event: Cars on 5th, the largest one-day event in Naples, is in its sixteenth year and will raise critically important funds for St. Matthew’s House. The event, which will feature more than 575 cars including more than 125 Ferraris and other exotic, vintage muscle cars and more, will satisfy any car enthusiast’s must-see list. Chairperson: Tom O’Riordan Major Sponsors: Ferrari Club of America – Naples Chapter, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee Ticket Price: $20 Contact: Nick Porter Telephone: 239-228-2803 Web: stmatthewshouse.org

Main Fundraising Event: Star Gala Date: February 29, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The 2020 Star Gala will be a night of “Glamour & Gold,” with a dazzling cocktail hour featuring the charity’s signature Diamond Drop, exciting silent and live auctions, Fund-a-Need for STARability programs, dinner, dancing, and entertainment. Guests will also hear inspiring stories of lives transformed. Chairpersons: Carrie Cooney, Laura Georgelos Major Sponsors: Ralph and Tina Goldin, BCB Homes, HEMPZ Body Products and Skincare/ Cosway Company, Kurtz Homes, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Stofft Cooney Architects, Waterside Shops Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Karen Govern Telephone: 239-594-9007 Web: starability.org

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Storytellers Creative Arts

Storytellers Creative Arts heals and transforms lives through the arts. By combining faith and the arts, the organization intentionally creates communities to nurture, equip, and send artists out to bring healing to broken lives and elevate culture with their art. Through outreach programs, Storytellers Creative Arts mobilizes artists to bring hope and healing to the underprivileged, at-risk, and those battling addiction. Main Fundraising Event: Kaleidoscope of the Arts Gala Date: November 7, 2019 Location: Hilton Naples Description of Event: At the Kaleidoscope of the Arts Gala, guests will enjoy a feast for the eyes and mouth with a four-course “arts” dinner. There will also be high-value silent and live auctions and a kaleidoscope of entertainment headlined by renowned and notable artist John Bramblitt, the Dan Miller/Lew Del Gatto Quintet, chocolate sculptor Paul Joachim, NBC 2 News anchor Rachel Pierce, and celebrity auctioneer Mayor Bill Barnett. Honorary Chairpersons: Miles and Mimi Scofield Chairperson: Stephanie Shaffer Major Sponsor: Life in Naples Magazine Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Bill Barnett Telephone: 239-591-6649 Web: scanaples.org

Stroke Recovery Foundation’s mission is to help achieve stroke success, whether that means successfully preventing a stroke (professionals say 80 percent of strokes are preventable), successfully recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke to act both rapidly and effectively, or, should one have a stroke, successfully maximizing recovery to create a constructive and independent “new life.” The Foundation’s Recovery Fund provides scholarships for unreimbursed therapy for those without the financial means to continue their recoveries. Main Fundraising Event: Fourth Annual Stroke Victor Golf Scramble Date: March 28, 2020 Location: Quail Village Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: To increase stroke resources and awareness in Southwest Florida, Stroke Recovery Foundation’s signature event will start at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by a rousing Shotgun Tee-Off at 8:30. The event will include golf, prizes, a silent auction, and an awards luncheon. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the luncheon. Chairpersons: Bob and Debbie Mandell Major Sponsors: CMR Construction and Roofing, Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Gates Construction, Hotwire Communications, Iberia Bank, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Quail Village Golf Club, RGB Web Design, Veritas, Vetor Contracting Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Bob Mandell Telephone: 239-254-8266 Web: strokerecoveryfoundation.org

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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.

Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, Inc. is dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. The organization’s signature fundraiser, the annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, has donated nearly $23 million over the past 11 years, making it one of the top-grossing wine fests in the country. Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Dates: February 21-22, 2020 Location: Various locations in Bonita Springs Description of Event: The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will include private in-home Chef Vintner Dinners and the Grand Tasting & Live Auction, where celebrated local chefs and distinguished vintners will come together to showcase culinary creations and delectable wines followed by a spirited live auction featuring unique packages. Chairpersons: Brooke Denson, Sandy Stilwell Youngquist Ticket Price: $1,500 Contact: Heidi Taulman Telephone: 239-433-4260 Web: swflwinefest.org

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Swinging With Purpose, Inc.

Swinging With Purpose (SWP) is a 501(c) (3) organization that provides advocacy and support to grassroot organizations serving women and children in the Southwest Florida community. Through carefully selected beneficiaries, SWP addresses homelessness, poverty, mentoring programs for high-risk teen girls, human trafficking, domestic violence, child physical/ sexual abuse, and teen pregnancies. Main Fundraising Event: Liberty Mutual Invitational Date: May 3, 2020 Location: Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The tournament will be a four-person scramble with prizes for men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktails and awards will follow golf play and the team (from each division) with the lowest net score will receive an invitation to represent SWP at the 2021 Liberty Mutual Invitational national tournament benefiting SWP. For questions, please contact Diana Riley at admin@ swingingwithpurpose.org. Chairpersons: Larry and Laurie Leppo Major Sponsors: BMO Private Bank, Kitchens by Clay, McGarvey Development Corporation, Stock Development Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Diana Riley Telephone: 301-706-7131 Web: swingingwithpurpose.org

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The Village School of Naples

The Village School of Naples is an infant through twelfth-grade independent, college preparatory, Christian school that provides an environment that empowers and inspires students to think and create solutions in an ever-changing world. Main Fundraising Event: Knight Golf Classic Presented by The Village Shops Date: November 2, 2019 Location: The Club at the Strand, Naples Description of Event: The Village School’s annual golf scramble will feature 18 holes of golf with a “shotgun start.” Guests can expect a spirited and purposeful day of golf followed by an afternoon reception at South Street, all in support of the school’s athletic and physical education programs. Chairpersons: Sarah Germain, Allison Rainey Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Cassie Barone Telephone: 239-593-7686 Web: villageschoolnaples.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Knight’s Gala Date: March 21, 2020 Location: Club Pelican Bay, Naples Description of Event: The annual Knight’s Gala will feature a cocktail reception, live music, fine dining and dancing, and spectacular silent and live auctions. Chairperson: Jenny Urness Major Sponsor: The Board of Trustees Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Jane Badger Telephone: 239-593-7686 Web: villageschoolnaples.org

GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Event: Kids’ Minds Matter Secret Garden Gala Venue: Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Jennifer McCurry, Mackenzie Herrick 2. Serena Parisi, Jennifer Parisi 3. Katie and Peter O’Flinn 4. Ross and Heather Schulman 5. Kellie Jacoby, Kaleigh Grover, Renée Gaddis

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Women’s Foundation of Collier County

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County alleviates unmet needs and empowers women and girls in Collier County through grantmaking.

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Main Fundraising Event: Power of the Purse Date: December 6, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The 2019 Power of the Purse will kick off the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the ratification of the nineteenth amendment, and the women’s suffrage movement. The program will feature a “suffrage roll call.” Guests are encouraged to arrive early to participate in the Waterside Shops luxury handbag drawing. Chairpersons: Stacey Deffenbaugh, Allyson Richards Major Sponsors: BMO Wealth Management, Gulfshore Life, Waterside Shops Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Carri Kreisman Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: wfcollier.org

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Yamron Cares

Yamron Cares is a nonprofit founded by Yamron Jewelers. Yamron Cares focuses on providing resources and developing awareness for local organizations in Collier County. Yamron Cares has grown nearly 100 percent each year since inception and looks forward to continuing that trend in the years to come. Main Fundraising Event: The Yamron Challenge Dates: January 17-19, 2020 Location: The Club at Mediterra, Naples Description of Event: The Yamron Challenge is a three-day charity tennis and pickleball tournament presented by Germain BMW of Naples, hosted by The Club at Mediterra. The tournament has multiple fundraising opportunities, all of which benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Major Sponsor: Germain BMW of Naples Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Seth Fogelman Telephone: 239-592-7707 Web: yamronjewelers.com; yamronchallenge.com

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Youth Haven, Inc.

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has provided solutions that create a circle of support for Southwest Florida’s abused, abandoned, and homeless children and teens since 1972. Youth Haven is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for ages 6 through 18, a COA nationally accredited organization, member agency of the United Way of Collier County, and a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient. Main Fundraising Event: Soiree on the Strip Date: February 1, 2020 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: This elegant event will feature dinner and cocktails, dancing, casino games, a silent auction, and more. Set in the Vegas glitz and glamour era, this will be a night to remember. For questions, please contact Laura Lafakis at Laura.Lafakis@ youthhavenswfl.org. Chairpersons: Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen, Jacqueline Ressa Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Laura Lafakis Telephone: 239-774-2904 Web: youthhavenswfl.org

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Calendar of Events CONSULT NAPLES ILLUSTRATED AND NAPLESILLUSTRATED. COM FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER NONPROFIT EVENTS. THE MONTHLY CALENDAR DEPARTMENT IN NI INCLUDES A ROUNDUP OF CHARITY GALAS, CONCERTS, STAGE PERFORMANCES, ART EXHIBITIONS, AND MUCH MORE.

October Ave Maria School of Law, Edwin Black Presents: American Eugenics from Long Island to Auschwitz

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Naples Art, Dinner with Artists Series

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Humane Society Naples, Dancing

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Providence House, Annual Luncheon

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Storytellers Creative Arts, Kaleidoscope of the Arts Gala

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with a Fox News Commentator and Special Guest Daniel Krauthammer Charity for Change, “Enchantment in

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Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage

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Cancer Alliance of Naples, “Kiss Cancer Goodbye” Signature Luncheon Literacy Volunteers of Collier County,

LVCC Fashion Show

17–19 Yamron Cares, The Yamron Challenge 18 Children’s Hospital Foundation, All-

Action for Life, Magic of Life

Naples Senior Center, An Evening for

Star Panel Event Live

Better Tomorrows: Memories of Motown Women’s Foundation of Collier County,

& Beer Festival

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Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Women, Wine, & A Worthy Cause

The Rotary Club of Naples, Food, Wine,

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Bonita Springs National Art Festival

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Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc., The Nick Linn Lecture Series

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The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center, The Luncheon

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Home Base, Run to Home Base Florida

Naples Art, Dinner with Artists Series

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Naples Concert Band, Concert in the Park Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

Off The Walls!

Guadalupe Center, Guadalupe

Center Gala

Naples Children & Education Foundation, Twentieth Annual Naples CHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk

11–12 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

Power of the Purse

Winter Wine Festival

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Empty Bowls Naples, Inc., Fourteenth Annual Empty Bowls Naples

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Baby Basics of Collier County, Eleventh

Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk Naples Garden Club, Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida, The Choice Affair

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Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc., The Nick Linn

Lecture Series Saint Ann School Foundation, 2020 Envision the Magic Gala Champions for Learning, Night of Champions: Thirtieth

Anniversary Celebration Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Zoobilee

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Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Art Aid Naples Marco Island Historical Society, Putting on the Ritz Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, Inc., A Vintage

Affair: Margaritas at Sunset Neighborhood Health Clinic, Gourmet Vintner Dinner St. Matthew’s House, Cars on 5th

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CATERING & PRIVATE GROUP EVENTS

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs National

Art Festival Ave Maria University, Annual Scholarship Dinner American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Go Red for

Women Luncheon

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Grace Place for Children and Families, Celebration of Grace Gala Humane Society Naples, Twentieth Annual Pet Lovers Gala

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Gulfshore Opera, Gulfshore Opera Annual Gala Starring

Nathan Gunn

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League of Women Voters of Collier County, Celebrating 100 Years of Women Voting

21 Artis—Naples, Friends of Artis—Naples Gala 21–22 Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, Inc., SWFL Wine &

Food Fest

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Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Youth of the Year

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Celebration South Florida National Parks Trust, Fifth Annual Wine & Wildlife Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 20/20 Vision Luncheon Freedom Waters Foundation, Sixth Annual Kind Mariners Ball,

“Mardi Gras” Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Pacesetter

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American Cancer Society, Bucket List Bash METAvivor Research and Support Inc., Third Annual SWFL Metsquerade Gala STARability Foundation, Star Gala

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Books for Collier Kids, Stay at Home and Celebrate Reading

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The League Club, Naples Tables, Celebrate 2020 with Panache!

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A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Overcoming Obstacles

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JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,

2020 Hope Gala

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs National

Art Festival

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Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc., The Nick Linn

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Lecture Series Friends of Rookery Bay, Eleventh Annual Bash for the Bay

CMGA’s Veterans Support Fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County, The Celebrity Martini Glass Auction

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Friends of Foster Children Forever, Boogie Bash, “Venetian Masquerade”

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Mangroves Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, A Step Forward

helpadiabeticchild.org

Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Magic Under the

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Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc.,

Annual Life Saver Event Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Wine, Women, & Shoes – Naples The Village School of Naples,

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Knight’s Gala

Champions for Learning, WINGS

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(Women in Naples Giving Support) Annual Fundraiser Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida, JHSSWF’s Tenth

Collier Child Care Resources, Big Impressions by Little Artists Gala American Heart Association,

Southwest Florida Heart Ball Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County, Beach Ball: Cuisine

Anniversary Celebration with Mayor Bill Barnett

Community School of Naples, Angel

Lighthouse of Collier, Dining in

Guardian ad Litem Foundation,

the Dark

Voices of Hope Gala

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Show, “Vision 2020”

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Friends of the Library of Collier County, Inc., The Nick Linn Lecture Series

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Naples Art, For the Love of Art: ART ROCKS!

28–29 Pan-Florida Challenge, Pan-Florida

Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner

Luncheon

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Stroke Recovery Foundation, Inc., Fourth Annual Stroke Victor Golf Scramble

Challenge Ride

Champions for Learning, Thirtieth

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April

David Lawrence Center, Sound Minds

Naples Botanical Garden, April Foolin’

in the Garden

May

Naples Art, Dinner with Artists Series The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Bags & Bow Ties

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Best Buddies International, Southwest

Florida Friendship Walk

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Cancer Alliance of Naples, YogaCAN

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Guadalupe Center, Guadalupe Center

Charity Golf Classic

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Swinging With Purpose, Inc., Liberty

Mutual Invitational

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Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Lipman Family Farms Golf Classic

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Over-the-top, personalized decor took center stage at the Naples Zoo’s annual gala, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the zoo’s Tropical Garden. While a pathway lit up in brilliant colors set the stage for the night’s “In the Garden of Eden” theme, it was the elaborate tablescapes that truly stole the show. As part of its sponsorship program, the zoo provided patrons who purchased tables with the opportunity to decorate them according to the theme, meaning guests could showcase their own creative abilities. While some opted for apple trees adorned with hanging candles and miniature crystal chandeliers, others created extravagant floral displays of delicate cherry blossoms and draping orchids. Each table was unique, allowing attendees to marvel at the different designs all night. A golden birdcage filled with roses made for an elegant centerpiece at one table, while a peacock perched on top of a towering stand of greenery commanded attention at another. “Some guests hired professional designers, and some came in and did it themselves,” says Courtney Jolly Goff, the zoo’s director of marketing and public relations. “It was fun to see them in the morning designing their tables and then back in the evening dressed in formal wear.” Since the DIY-inspired decor was such a hit, the zoo’s committee is planning on opening tables for custom decor again for its upcoming gala on November 7, themed “Adventure in South America,” which will support the zoo’s ongoing work with endangered species. —Anna Bjorlin 96

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