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Contents 2018 / 2019 12 14 19

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SEASON SOIRÉES

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look at last season’s events

SHOP FOR A CAUSE

Feel good about retail therapy by purchasing items that give back | By Marisa Cioffi

WITH A PURPOSE

On the cover

Shining a spotlight on three local organizations and events, from the roaring twenties, to penguins and more | By Rona Gindin

Upon conceptualizing the 2018-2019 issue of the Naples Charity Register, the editors WHAT’S IN A NAME? unanimously decided to stick An endowment that results in naming rights is with a good thing. For the fifth the gift that keeps giving | By Judy Martel year in a row, we ran a cover contest open to all local art SWEET CHARITY ists, asking them to show us Profiles of local restaurants serving up hefty their vision of philanthropy in portions of support | By Nancy Mattia Naples, and the response was WATER WORLD overwhelming. Our winning Become one with the sea in an array of colorful, cover image, entitled Cabaret ocean-inspired jewelry | By Mary Murray Nights, was painted by Naples resident and award-winning CHARITY LISTINGS artist Janine Wesselmann, The ultimate guide to the area’s social happenings known for her complex and provocative parodies of EuroCALENDAR OF EVENTS pean and American social life. A compilation of major fundraisers taking place Wesselmann has been listed on the Paradise Coast in 2018 and 2019 in “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who of American FINAL SCENES An afternoon brimming with style Women” since 1983.

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The Community Foundation of Collier County is a great option for individuals, families, and organizations who are charitably inclined because of the Foundation’s comprehensive knowledge of the needs in the community combined with the experience in managing funds and devising plans that can ensure a donor’s charitable goals are met. Further, the Community Foundation’s willingness to work with the financial advisors, attorneys, and estate and financial planners of individuals and families in the planning process makes it a tremendous resource for professional advisors to better serve their clients’ needs.

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ach year I look forward to this issue. It feeds my soul with such an overwhelming sense of hope and joy. As I leaf through, I am reminded there are so many people in need of assistance, whether it be monetarily, medically, or emotionally. The soul-feeding part is the abundance of selfless, compassionate, and altruistic people in our community who continue to give of themselves in more ways than I can count. Kudos to this generous philanthropic group known as the Naples community. Every one of you is essential to the effort. As you can see by the number of charities in this issue, Collier County has a great need that many are unaware of. One sees our manicured medians and beautiful mansions and can’t imagine that there is misfortune. I think everyone has a trigger-point that makes them feel a little sensitivity for what they have. Mine is my comfy bed with clean sheets. I think about how blessed I am, and that there are people all over the world who don’t have such luxury, and maybe have never even seen a bed. They have never been given the opportunity to rise above poverty or the availability of medical care. Not all are born into it; some have faced adversity for many different reasons, and it could happen to any one of us in the blink of an eye. As parents, one of the most important goals for me and my husband was to raise kind and loving children, with hopes that one day they would give back to society what has been bestowed upon them. I am proud to say I think we‘ve achieved it. Both of our girls are grown now and beginning their careers elsewhere, and I am anxious to see how they will make a difference. Last year at this time I was writing my letter by hand, sitting in an office with no power thanks to Hurricane Irma, marveling at how many people were rallying to help things return to normal. The resiliency that followed over the next few months was astounding. But anyone who has lived here for long knows this community is stocked with givers. I am thrilled to welcome Carla Evans to our team at Palm Beach Media Group as editor of the Naples Charity Register. While putting her first issue together, Carla has seen firsthand what an incredible community we live in. Her fresh perspective gives wonderful insight, and she did an amazing job bringing it all to light. Enjoy.

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ust about a year ago I relocated to sunny Florida from the Big Apple. I scooped up all my black skirts and blouses and decided to roll the dice, landing just shortly after Irma, when communities were uniting in solidarity and showing the world that, much like New Yorkers, they knew how to come together in a crisis. After unpacking my boots and stilettos, I went to Barnes & Noble and leafed through regional magazines to acquaint myself with the area. When I flipped through Naples Illustrated, I was blown away by its editorial content and quality. “Wait a minute,” I thought. “I am in Florida, right?” As serendipity had it, I was fortunate enough to find a position at Palm Beach Media Group that includes serving as the editor of the Naples Charity Register, and while I knew little about covering philanthropy, I took the Evelyn Wood approach to catch up. Never have I witnessed such genuine dedication and sincere empathy toward the underprivileged than here in Naples. What surprises me most is that people with such means and reach give so much of their time and resources to families and children in need. They could just write a check and feel gratified. But no, not Naples. That’s not your style. From the Naples Winter Wine Festival, which has raised more than $176 million for children in need, with up to 200 volunteers, to smaller and no less dedicated charities, the philanthropy in Naples is unprecedented and, quite frankly, humbling. In “Sweet Charity” (page 34), we explore the generosity of local restaurants that give back on a daily basis, serving up hours of time and endless resources to help their neighbors and the community. Check out the magnificent “Water World” (page 36) bursting with color and glamour. This jewelry feature provides a bit of splendor and fantasy to embellish the smartly dressed philanthropist, with a tacit understanding that underneath all the bling and festivities, the kernel of charity is never forgotten. In fact, it illuminates in every participant. No one neglects the purpose and goals of each event: to help those in need—genuflecting to the good of the human spirit and reaching out a hand while asking nothing in return. It is my privilege to produce the Naples Charity Register for all of our readers, bringing awareness to the myriad charity events happening throughout the season. This year we have more than 100 events to choose from. Mark the date for your favorite cause; although with all of the incredible organizations, it will be a tough choice. Thank you, Naples, for the warm welcome. I look forward to being continuously dazzled by your generosity and philanthropic spirit.

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SOIRÉES 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

From simple and elegant to provocative and playful, last year’s parties celebrated style in all its forms. Ladies in sequins, silk, and feathers, and men in bespoke black-tie made for a handsome time for all. PHOTOGRAPHERS: MILA BRIDGER, CHARLIE MCDONALD, E. SUE HUFF, GEORGE SEGER

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Move over Royals, these fabulous fedoras stole the spotlight and added a bit of whimsy to the season’s events. From the fashion runway to a barnyard bash, these stylish guests kept milliners busy. PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, PICASA

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ANIMAL MAGNETISM

Who isn’t a sucker for a cute face? The inaugural Black and White Ball at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens brought some penguin stars to the party, while Humane Society Naples showed off a few irresistible furry friends, as well. PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHARLIE MCDONALD, TIM GIBBONS, MARY KAY MICKIEWICZ, WILDD4PHOTOGRAPHYY & NAPLES PHOTO BOOTHS

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POPULAR VOTE

Make a statement carrying the MZ Wallace x Lingua Franca Metro tote ($235) supporting She Should Run, a non-partisan organization that provides resources for women running for political office in the U.S. (mzwallce.com)

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UNBEARABLY CUTE

These irresistible hand-knit stuffed animals by Cuddle and Kind feed children in need. For every doll sold ($50-$70), 10 meals are distributed to help wipe out childhood hunger. (cuddleandkind.com)

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Advocating secondary education for girls, Sig Ward Jewelry supports the Malala Fund by donating 20 percent of the proceeds from its Diamond Stars Cuff, with mother-of-pearl and diamonds set in 18-karat gold ($7,800), and Blue Moon Diamond Cuff, with gray moonstone and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold ($6,750). (sigwardjewelry.com)

Parachute has teamed up with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to prevent the spread of malaria. With every purchase of its Venice sheet sets ($279-$379), the company donates one bed net to those in need, resulting in 30,000 nets donated to date. (parachutehome.com)

FORGET ME KNOT

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More than 4 million glasses have been distributed through Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. For each pair of glasses sold, including these Aubrey Sunglasses with brown gradient lenses ($95-$495), another pair is given worldwide to someone in need. (warbyparker.com)

NATURAL INSTINCT

Tiffany & Co. donates all profits from its Save the Wild collection to an elephant crisis fund. Choose from pieces such as this elephant brooch, with pavé diamonds set in platinum ($12,000), and the mini elephant charm and chain in 18-karat rose gold ($875). Tiffany & Co., Naples (tiffany.com)

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ON A CLEAR DAY

For every Striped Slim Card Case ($88) sold, half of the net proceeds will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which empowers women entrepreneurs, providing them with educational programs and digital resources. (toryburch.com)

With the hope that everyone will see the light, Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of the purchase price of this You Are My Sunshine Charm Bangle ($38) to the Children’s Glaucoma Foundation. (alexandani.com)

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Spritz on Audrey Gruss’ Hope Fragrances eau de parfum ($115) for an uplifting olfactory experience. All net profits benefit Gruss’ Hope for Depression Research Foundation. (hopefragrancesint.com)

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Michael Kors has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme, using its watch sales to help eliminate world hunger. For each Watch Hunger Stop Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch ($207) sold, 100 children will be fed. (michaelkors.com)

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High season is gala season in Naples. As the weather cools, residents dress in their finest and gather at themed events to raise funds for worthy causes. By Rona Gindin

Latchkey League

Good Time: Latchkey League’s Roaring Twenties Soirée Good Deed: Funding after-school programs for at-risk children The Jazz Age roared into Naples on January 16, 2018, as 125 Latchkey League members and guests gathered for a roaring twenties–themed fundraising gala. The Vineyards Country Club was the setting for this festive winter affair that embraced attire and decor elements from nearly a century ago. In fact, the Great Room was dolled up with Jazz Age adornments, such as black-and-white table linens. Atop each table, a towering glass or cut-crystal vase was filled with a dozen white feather plumes, creating a fitting element of flair. “The look was truly unique,” says Betty Daily, Latchkey League president. The wardrobe was part of the fun. Women arrived donning boas or flapper dresses—some vintage—with elbow-length gloves. Their gentleman escorts played their parts sporting fedoras and even black shirts with white ties. Musician Dick Hyman, who has more than 100 albums to his name, enhanced the atmosphere by performing period music on the piano for 26

a full 90 minutes. Cab Calloway and Cole Porter classics were among the repertoire. At one point, Sheila Zellers (who with her husband, Tim, owns Tamiami Ford, Hyundai, and Genesis, a major sponsor of the event) joined in by singing. While enjoying the music, participants perused the silent auction items. Top bidders went home with restaurant gift cards, imported wine, and antiques such as an English teapot and brass candlesticks. The silent auction alone raised $10,000. The proceeds will help the nonprofit Latchkey League, which supports after-school activities for at-risk children in the Naples area who might otherwise return from school to empty homes. Its efforts include grants to the Fran Cohen Youth Center at the Salvation Army, which opened in April 2017; New Horizons, an after-school learning program; and New Beginnings, an alternative learning facility that gives struggling Collier County school children a second chance.

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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Good Time: Naples Zoo’s Black and White Ball Good Deed: Rebuilding the Zoo after hurricane damage, and raising awareness about African penguins For one evening, the Naples Zoo was transformed from merely a home for exotic animals into an elegant venue for a formal gala. In an expanse surrounded by lush greenery including shady banyan trees, ladies and gentlemen dressed elegantly in black-tie attire and gathered for cocktails, dinner, and animal interactions. Their purpose was threefold: to help fund the rebuilding of the Naples Zoo, which suffered $700,000 in damages during Hurricane Irma; to construct an animal hospital; and to increase awareness about the plight of African penguins. “Guests got a first exclusive preview of Penguins in Paradise, our new traveling African penguin exhibit,” says Courtney Jolly, director of marketing and public relations. “The penguins are critically endangered. There were more than 2 million in the wild, and now there are only 50,000.” The evening brought a bit of glamour to the jungle, thanks to event chairs Terry and Bob Edwards, and Jody and Gerald Lippes. As guests 28

arrived in their tuxedoes and gowns, a sloth and serval other small animals greeted them. Next, golf carts transported celebrants to the Rainforest Grove, where they posed for pictures with African penguins while keepers shared the story of the animals’ decreased population. Once the cocktail hour wound down, guests watched a short video about African penguins and enjoyed a plated dinner. The November 10, 2017, event raised $477,000. In addition to repairing damaged exhibits and teaching animal lovers about African penguins, the monies were directed to the 7,500-square-foot Glass Animal Hospital, which is currently under construction. “Naples Zoo is the only accredited zoo in Florida without an animal hospital on site,” Jolly says. “Animal welfare is a top priority, and the Glass Animal Hospital will ensure the very best possible care for our growing population.” The animal hospital’s opening will complete Phase 1 of the zoo’s $25 million capital campaign.

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Red was the color of choice at the Centennial Celebration & Gala, from whimsical table linens and floral centerpieces to designer gowns.

American Red Cross Southern Gulf Chapter Good Time: Centennial Celebration & Gala Good Deed: Providing humanitarian support following local disasters

Lee County turned 100 in 2017, so the region’s Red Cross chapter, likewise a century old, celebrated with a one-time Centennial Celebration & Gala that raised more than $300,000. On March 9, 2018, 360 guests sporting gowns and tuxedoes arrived at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, and were escorted to the Grand Pavilion by Red Cross volunteers. Two red-and-white emergency response vehicles were parked on the adjacent green. Attendees could step into the tented area’s square bar and lounge for cocktails, then visit the trucks for a tour. Above the bar hung an artful statement piece of branches, greenery, and flowers. “It was their tribute to Hurricane Irma and the damage it did locally,” explains Jill Palmer, executive director. The event venue is white, yet chair Elizabeth Star had her design team deck it out in red, fuschia, and turquoise. “This was the most over-thetop, breathtaking event decor I’ve ever seen,” says Palmer. Upon entering the dining area, guests danced for a bit and found

their seats for a video presentation about the Red Cross’ mission. An honor guard ceremony with local firefighters and ROTC students preceded the presentation. Dinner was served, then humanitarian awards were given. Next, a second video explained how Red Cross emergency response vehicles are used, since the first $211,000 raised was earmarked for replacements. Participants learned how the trucks are the vehicle, literally, by which volunteers serve food, support residents whose homes have caught fire, bring help during hurricanes, and assist with fighting wildfires. During a Fund the Need auction, guests pledged cash donations by raising their paddles and giving generously, some as much as $25,000. “We were thrilled to educate people on what the Red Cross does,” adds Palmer. “For example, whether you live in a trailer or a multimillion dollar home on the Gulf of Mexico, the Red Cross will be there whenever there is a disaster.”

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What’s in a Name?

A charitable plan with naming rights presents donors with a slice of immortality and a gift that keeps on giving for generations By Judy Martel

In his 1889 seminal book, The Gospel of Wealth, industrialist Andrew Carnegie urges the rich to live modestly and give generously. Today, the Carnegie tradition lives on through thousands of philanthropic works bearing his name, including free public libraries, foundations, public trusts, and universities. Donors have been putting their personal brand on charity since the earliest efforts to develop the New World. The country’s oldest college, Harvard, was named after John Harvard, who left his library and half his estate to the institution upon his death in 1638. These days, it might take a little more than the bequest of a personal library to buy the naming rights to a university. But with organizations becoming more creative, philanthropists will find myriad opportunities beyond brick-and-mortar projects to publicly identify their financial largesse, including lecture series, exhibits, landscaping, scholarships, and more. Case in point: Two Northwestern University trustees and their wives endowed the salary for the men’s basketball head coach, now named the Sullivan-Ubben Head Men’s Basketball Coaching position. Donors who want to lend their name to a cause typically seek public recognition of their passions, says Rick Schneider, senior vice president of advancement at the National Center for Family Philanthropy. “And for families, especially those with a foundation that includes multiple generations, there is a sense of enduring legacy and also inspiration for the community,” he adds. On the flip side, there are donors who believe giving anonymously is virtuous, representing true charitable intent without the ego-boosting public fanfare. But Schneider says most don’t seek naming opportunities for 32

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the recognition alone. Rather, it’s considered a benefit that comes with supporting a cause they believe in—often to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. And because of their popularity, naming rights are usually marketed and “sold” to donors as such, so they know upfront how much their name will cost. Finding appropriate naming opportunities to match a donor’s financial ability and passion is the job of the fundraiser, says Bill Stanczykiewicz, director of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family Institute of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University. If they are not carefully managed, naming opportunities can garner negative repercussions. Multiple donors competing for one major prospect—as

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in a building—will likely result in a trail of disappointed contributors. Before a campaign is launched, Stanczykiewicz counsels fundraisers to examine every need associated with the project and break it down into potential funding proposals. In the case of capital disbursements, the building itself is typically at the top of the list as the most visible, enduring, and expensive part of the project. From there, the remainder of the organization’s needs are identified and divided into individual opportunities—some ongoing and others one-time expenditures. With thoughtful planning, there’s something to match every contributor’s financial ability and interest to ensure a lasting legacy.

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BY NANCY MATTIA

These three thriving Naples restaurants don’t just offer spectacular cuisine, they also provide large helpings of support to the local community Mario Mellusi, Angela Manley, Donovan Smith, Ingrid Aielli

SEA SALT The seafood restaurant Sea Salt and its congenial co-owner, Ingrid Aielli, are well-known throughout Naples. What may not be as well-known is Aielli’s generosity to the local community. “I feel very blessed that I have the opportunity to help others,” says Aielli, who’s also the restaurant’s manager. “It brings more meaning to my life, too.” Her passion for giving back extends to many causes. One personal favorite is the Nane Kimijan Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors her late brother by providing college scholarships to Naples high school students; since the fund was established, it’s helped 30 boys and girls attend Florida colleges and universities. Besides education, programs that help women and children are also close to Aielli’s heart, including the Shelter for Abused Women and Children and its capital campaign for a new center, as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, whose “startender” events feature local celebrities mixing drinks to raise money. 34

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When Hurricane Irma caused death and destruction across Southwest Florida in 2017, Sea Salt hosted several fundraisers, including those benefiting the American Red Cross; the David Lawrence Center, which provides mental health treatment services; and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a National Audubon Society nature preserve. A native of former Czechoslovakia, Aielli began aiding charitable causes in 1998 in Washington, D.C., where she and her chef husband, Fabrizio, owned an upscale Italian restaurant, Goldoni. “There was a fundraiser for a local children’s hospital,” she recalls. “One of my clients was on the board, and he asked if we were willing to help.” They were. “We did a nice dinner and a live auction and raised a few thousand dollars that went toward opening additional units of the hospital.” The event went so well that the Aiellis hosted the fundraiser for several years after that. When they moved to Southwest Florida a few years later, giving back had become a part of their professional and personal lives. For their first act of charitable giving, they chose the Naples Winter Wine Festival, where Fabrizio was invited to cook as one of the featured chefs. Under Aielli’s watchful eye, the giving continues year after year, cause after cause. “I’m truly helping my neighbors, and it feels very natural,” she says. “There is still so much that needs to be done.”

TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT & BAR While the atmosphere of the island-themed Tommy Bahama is casual and relaxed, its commitment to giving back to the community is serious. Case in point: In 2006, the restaurant created the Garden of Hope and Courage, a botanical sanctuary in downtown Naples. Its mission was to provide a tranquil setting filled with flowers, plants, and even a reflecting pond for the patients, families, and medical staff of the adjacent community hospital. What accounts for such generosity? A com

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mitment to making life better for their friends and neighbors. “Naples is a very tight-knit community,” explains Richard Bianchi, the restaurant’s general manager. “Helping our community is helping those we are close to. Every donation is for a cause that can be traced back to home.” For example, Tommy Bahama donates to school fundraisers because it impacts local children. It donates to the Collier County Honor Flight to pay tribute to the region’s grandfathers who served in World War II. The restaurant’s charitable giving is diverse, from the local chapter of the Special Olympics to the Coconut Classic Golf Tournament, which raised $46,000 in 2017 and benefited the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County, among other organizations. “It is gratifying knowing that our donations are going toward great causes in the community,” says Bianchi. “Seeing the impact and growth of these organizations is such a wonderful and positive experience that sparks a desire to do even more.”

When locals and vacationers crave a juicy steak, they head to Shula’s, a restaurant that has consistently won “best of” awards, most recently from Open Table and Wine Spectator. But outstanding beef isn’t the only thing Shula’s serves. Through its charitable giving, it also serves the Naples community. The employees are a big part of that effort. “Shula’s stresses the importance of giving back to the community,” says Jeff Jerome, the director of marketing and sales, “[and] that being a leader in hospitality also means being a leader in community service.” The restaurant’s employees are encouraged to serve and support local organizations and charities and given guidelines to follow. Much of the group’s aid benefits women and children. Last March, the restaurant hosted the Earl Morrall Celebrity Golf Tournament, which raised more than $55,000 for the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. Shula’s helped support the Ricky King Children’s Fund at its Wines Around the World event in April, where donors gave more than $190,000. In May, the restaurant provided food for a Dress Collection party cruise, where donations totaled almost $10,000 and went to the Pace Center for Girls. The restaurant has also been a longtime supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Naples Art Association. “Words cannot describe the pleasure and pride our team members experience when we can help improve our neighbors’ lives in even the smallest way,” says Jerome. NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER

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There’s no need to fish for compliments with these colorful creations Bayco Monochrome Collection earrings with rubies and diamonds set in platinum, 18-karat rose gold, and black silver, Marissa Collections, Naples; De Beers Aura pendant with yellow and white diamonds set in 18-karat gold and white gold, De Beers, Naples.

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Dior Joaillerie Coffret de Victoire earrings with diamonds, peridots, black and red spinels, lacquer, and multicolored sapphires set in white gold, select Dior Fine Jewelry boutiques, dior.com; Tiffany & Co. ring with a rubellite and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Tiffany & Co., Naples.

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Precious Chopard Collection earrings with rubies and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, Chopard, New York. OPPOSITE PAGE: Graff Swirl Twist ring with white and yellow diamonds set in 18-karat gold and white gold, Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples; Charles Krypell Precious Pastel ring with diamonds and sapphires set in white gold, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; Van Cleef & Arpels PerlĂŠe bracelet with diamonds and carnelian set in 18-karat rose gold, Van Cleef & Arpels, Naples.

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Gumuchian tassel necklace with diamonds, tanzanite, and hematite set in 18-karat rose gold, Bigham Jewelers, Naples.

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Provident Jewelry fan earrings with turquoise and sapphire accents set in 18-karat gold, Provident Jewelry, Naples; Sevan Biรงakci blue carved lotus flower ring in rock quartz, Marissa Collections, Naples.

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Charity YOUR GUIDE TO THIS SEASON’S SOCIAL SCENE, COLLIER COUNTY’S CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, AND THEIR PRIMARY FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society—Marco Island

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. The organization finds cures as the nation’s largest private, nonprofit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need when they need it. The organization’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

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 they need 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 15, 2019 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The American Cancer Society’s signature gala event, the Bucket List Bash, will feature an amazing musical performance by NBC’s The Voice finalist, and cancer survivor, Rayshun LaMarr. Guests will enjoy cocktails, fine dining with paired wines, and a live auction featuring once-ina-lifetime experiences and travel, emceed by NBC-2 News Anchor Stacey Deffenbaugh. The event is a tribute to everyone affected by cancer, with a goal to raise funds for cancer research. Honorary Chairperson: Sharon Ubben Chairpersons: Gillian Campbell, Shirlene Elkins, Anita Lovse Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Ali Levine Telephone: 239-330-3091 Web: acsbucketlistbash.com

Main Fundraising Event: Imagination Ball Date: February 1, 2019 Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Description of Event: Phoenix Roofing Presents “A Magical Night to Finish the Fight.” A special night honoring Gary and Anne Landis as the Grado Award Recipients. The Imagination Ball is an annual black-tie optional fundraising signature event of the American Cancer Society. Guests will enjoy an open bar, a fabulous full-course dinner, dancing, and both a live and silent auction. Funds raised from the event will support cancer research. Chairperson: Debra Shanahan Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Sue Olszak Telephone: 239-642-6217 Web: acsimaginationball.com

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American Heart Association of Southwest Florida The American Heart Association’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Heart Ball Date: April 6, 2019 Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Description of Event: The Southwest Florida Heart Ball brings together 500 of Southwest Florida’s most passionate and influential health care professionals and advocates for a black-tie evening of live and silent auctions, fine dining, dancing, and a special fundraising appeal. Chairperson: Jason Stephens Major Sponsors: UBS Private Wealth Management, The Stephens Group, Lee Health Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Katie Southard Telephone: 239-495-4911 Web: heart.org

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN Event: Fourteenth Annual Hats in The Garden Luncheon featuring a runway show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Venue: The Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Maryann Bindley, Jane Berger, Wynnell Schrenk 2. Jay Hartington, Courtney Hansen 3. Allison Guimard, Ann Scott, Marissa Hartington 4. Heather and Jamie Dockweiler 5. Barbara Jordan, Kirsten Ferrara, Shelia Davis

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American Heart Association of Southwest Florida ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon Date: March 5, 2019 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: Lisa Sgarlata Major Sponsors: Macy’s, CVSHealth, Lee Health, and the generous support of the Canterna family in loving memory of Dorothy Paffrath and Margaret Teixeria. Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Katie Southard Telephone: 239-495-4911 Web: heart.org

One of Florida’s premier cultural organizations, Artis—Naples is home to The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic. The organization creates and presents world-class visual and performing arts, annually hosting more than 800 free and paid concerts, performances, exhibitions, and educational events. Artis—Naples proudly serves more than 300,000 people and 45,000 local-area students through performances, exhibitions, and educational programing. Main Fundraising Event: Friends of Artis—Naples Gala, Fashioning Influence Date: January 13, 2019 Location: Artis—Naples Description of Event: Join Artis—Naples for a special evening featuring a glimpse of “Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper,” and a runway presentation of Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2019 Collection. This black-tie optional event includes cocktails in the Frank Foyer, a runway event, dinner, and an exciting live auction. All proceeds benefit educational programs at Artis—Naples. Chairpersons: Patty Baker, Nancy W. Woltz Major Sponsors: Saks Fifth Avenue, Oscar de la Renta Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Sheilah Maturo Telephone: 239-254-2719 Web: artisnaples.org

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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, established in 1954, is internationally recognized as a Ramsar Wetland of Significance, an Important Birding Area, and a National Natural Landmark. Its mission is to protect natural resources and influence restoration within the Western Everglades for the benefit of wildlife and people through research, land management, science, education, and advocacy. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Donor Social  Date: April 11, 2019  Location: Corkscrew’s Blair Audubon Center, Naples Description of Event: A casual social event for Corkscrew’s donors to enjoy light refreshments, brief presentations from Corkscrew’s conservation team, and special engagement activities that showcase its ancient forest and natural treasures. Ticket Price: By invitation only Contact: Tabitha Stadler  Telephone: 239-348-9151 ext. 114  Web: corkscrew.audubon.org 

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Avow Foundation, Inc. Avow is Collier County’s only nonprofit hospice, serving the community since 1983. In addition to caring for the terminally ill and their families, Avow provides palliative care to those with serious illnesses and grief support to those who have experienced a loss. The Avow Kids program supports children whose lives have been touched by death, divorce, deportment, incarceration, and more. Avow Foundation raises funds for Avow’s programs, including its special services for veterans. Main Fundraising Event: Charity Adventure Date: February 23, 2019 Location: NGALA Wildlife Preserve, Naples Description of Event: Don safari chic and support Avow’s 2019 Charity Adventure “Butterfly Ball,” under the stars of NGALA Wildlife Preserve for an illuminating journey, drawing philanthropists together to support Avow’s mission of creating peace of mind by providing compassionate care and support to those who need it. Proceeds raised will fund Avow’s palliative care, hospice, Avow Kids programs, and other areas of greatest need. Honorary Chairperson: Ms. Thelma F. Lyon Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Angela Manley Telephone: 239-280-2285 Web: avowcares.org

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Baby Basics of Collier County

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Baby Basics of Collier County is an all-volunteer organization that has provided more than 7.5 million diapers to babies from hardworking, lowincome families in Collier County and Bonita Springs who do not receive any federal or state cash assistance since its inception in 2004.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. As part of U Health–The University of Miami Health System, Bascom Palmer is a nonprofit medical research and academic institution. Its mission is to lessen the burden of blinding diseases by offering compassionate clinical care to patients, conducting forward-thinking research, and training the ophthalmologists of the future.

Main Fundraising Event: Baby Basics Tenth Annual Fun Run/Walking Challenge Date: January 19, 2019 Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples Description of Event: This popular, familyfriendly event is open to all ages and includes a 1.5 to 6 mile walk and a 5K run in the park to increase public awareness about Baby Basics of Collier County and its mission to provide diapers and kindness to the most vulnerable. Chairpersons: Dick Lynch, Tom Mann Ticket Price: $25 Contact: Jean Ann Lynch Telephone: 239-510-4468 Web: babybasicscollier.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Eye on the World: An Evening of Vision Gala Date: February 7, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Guests are invited to experience the annual Evening of Vision Gala dinner and auction celebrating the global and local efforts and advances made toward preventing blindness worldwide. At Bascom Palmer, we care for the eyes of the world. Honorary Chairperson: Frances Wolfson Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Amy Lane Telephone: 239-659-3986 Web: bascompalmer.org

NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS Event: Inaugural Black and White Ball Venue: The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Jessica and Jack Mulvena, Katrina Lundmark-Kash 2. Richard and Amy D’Amico 3. Cynthia and Bruce Sherman 4. John and Barbara Jordan, Shelly and Ralph Stayer 5. Diane McGinty, Simone lutgert, Sue Dalton, Nancy White

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Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is a nonprofit youth development organization that annually serves more than 3,500 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County. The Club provides a safe, positive place where local youth acquire academic success, good character, citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

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Books for Collier Kids Books for Collier Kids is a local nonprofit founded in 2005 that provides brand-new, top-quality, age-appropriate books throughout the school year to 7,400 disadvantaged Collier Pre-K, Kindergarten, first, and second graders. To date, Books for Collier Kids has given more than a million books to children in Collier County from low-income families. Main Fundraising Event: Stay at Home and Celebrate Reading on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Date: March 2, 2019 Location: Private residences in Naples Description of Event: Celebrate the love of reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, partaking in this popular Stay at Home and Read event while enjoying a book with a child or loved one. Dress code is casual attire, with a suggested donation of $500. Chairpersons: Nora Kolmer, Donna Eskra, Jennifer Siegal-Miller, Esq. Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Sallie Williams Telephone: 239-394-4062 Web: booksforcollierkids.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Fifteenth Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament Date: November 10, 2018  Location: The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek, Naples  Description of Event: Same great cause, all new tournament! It’s a day of fun, new and exciting events, and great golf. The action begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start, followed by a world-class golf scramble, amazing player prizes, a cocktail reception, wine pull, silent and live auctions, an after-party, and more. Chairperson: Mary Osborne Major Sponsor: In Memory of William J. Pulte, Founder, Pulte Homes  Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Heidi Overman  Telephone: 239-632-1700 Web: bgccc.com

Main Fundraising Event: Youth of the Year Celebration Date: February 26, 2019  Location: Club at Pelican Bay, Naples  Description of Event: Youth of the Year is a renowned recognition program celebrating the extraordinary 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. Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Heidi Overman  Telephone: 239-325-1700  Web: bgccc.com 

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Cancer Alliance of Naples

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.

Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN) provides non-medical, financial assistance, resources, and support to local children and adults battling cancer. The Alliance’s main goal is to relieve the financial and emotional stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis.

Catholic Charities celebrates 50 years of changing lives for the better in Collier County. Programs and services that offer people in need the opportunity to move beyond poverty and achieve selfsufficiency are available at four locations in Naples and Immokalee. Its mission of serving others is accomplished through the help of donors, volunteers, and community partners.

Main Fundraising Event: YogaCAN Date: April 28, 2019 Location: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Description of Event: YogaCAN brings the community together to help those battling cancer with its morning practice, kid’s yoga, silent auction, and food and refreshments overlooking Naples Bay. Later in the evening enjoy the Kick Off Sunset Social, with cocktails, music, and light fare. Chairpersons: Dr. Joel Waltzer, Lisa Diamond Angela Goodner Major Sponsors: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, City Mattress, Naples Illustrated Ticket Prices: $40-$60 Contact: Jodi Bisogno Telephone: 239-643-4673 Web: yogacan.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Emerald Ball Date: March 23, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Emerald Ball is the signature fundraiser for the programs and services of Catholic Charities in Collier County, which help families, seniors, and individuals in need. The evening includes a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing. Chairpersons: Rachel Keller, Barb Neff Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Brenda Anderson Telephone: 239-455-2655 Web: catholiccharitiesdov.org

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Celebrity Martini Glass Auction Veteran Support Fund By supporting nonprofit veteran organizations through the power of art, the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction has been raising money to provide assistance to veterans for the past nine years. Now in partnership with the Collier County Community Foundation, it has created the CMGA Veterans Support Fund, which will allow CMGA to reach more veterans by supporting a variety of organizations that serve them. Main Fundraising Event: The Celebrity Martini Glass Auction Date: February 8, 2019 Location: Artis—Naples Description of Event: The annual auction will feature 13 martini glasses signed by celebrities and heroes and then designed by talented artists with a focus on the celebrity’s personality and accomplishments. Chairperson: Brenda Melton Major Sponsors: Seminole Casino, Norman Love Confections, Breitling, Bentley, The Wellington Group at Morgan Stanley, TruGlo Medspa, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: By invitation only Contact: PJ Fuerstman Telephone: 239-566-3335 Web: naplescmga.com

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY Event: 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy Venue: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Emily James, Kaleigh Grover, Emily Bua 2. Susan McManus, Bette Aymar 3. Bill Smith, Jeff Wynn, Pete Seyez, Tim Wynn 4. Sharon Treiser, Sue Dalton 5. Jay and Patty Baker

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs serves Southwest Florida from two campuses. The 10-acre Center for Visual Arts on Old 41 Road features classes and exhibitions in painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, glass, and printmaking. The Center for Performing Arts on Bonita Beach Road features classes, performances, workshops, exhibitions, and events in theater, music, film, and dance. It also hosts the Bonita Springs International Film Festival.

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Main Fundraising Event: Off The Walls Date: January 25, 2019 Location: Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Everyone wins at this amazing event that provides local youth art scholarships. Enjoy delicious catered food, beverages, and an astounding collection of art and collectibles. Each ticket is drawn and guests select from a collection valued at $275 to $6,000. Chairpersons: Ehren Gerhard, Susan Bridges  Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Susan Bridges  Telephone: 239-495-8989 Web: artcenterbonita.org

Main Fundraising Event: Bonita Springs International Film Festival Dates: February 21-24, 2019 Location: Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs  Description of Event: Bonita Springs International Film Festival creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. Guests enjoy workshops and Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers and directors. Honorary Chairperson: Karin Moe Chairpersons: Frank Blocker, Kathy Saldivar  Ticket Price: $10 Contact: Frank Blocker  Telephone: 239-495-8989 Web: artcenterbonita.org

Main Fundraising Event: Bonita Springs National Art Festivals Dates: January 12-13, February 9-10, March 2-3, 2019 Location: Riverside Park, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Bonita Springs National Art Festivals is rated in the top fine art/fine crafts festivals in the nation, featuring paintings, jewelry, glass, and sculptures of 200 juried, award-winning artists. Chairpersons: Susan Bridges, Ehren Gerhard Ticket Price: Free Contact: Susan Bridges Telephone: 239-495-8989 Web: artcenterbonita.org

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Champions For Learning

Champions For Learning

Champions For Learning

Champions For Learning creates lifechanging experiences for students by enriching the environment for learning through educators and directly with students, and by bringing the community together to support student success.

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Main Fundraising Event: Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner Date: March 29, 2019 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner brings educators together to share practices with each other and the community and to celebrate the honor of teaching. Chairpersons: Bruce Mousa, Martha Rozman Major Sponsor: Suncoast Credit Union Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Jason Kurek Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

Main Fundraising Event: Glass Slipper Event Date: April 2019 Location: TBD Description of Event: Each year this event is held to honor women leaders for their dedication and service to the children of Collier County. This event and recognition program benefits young ladies who are graduates of Champions For Learning student programs. Chairpersons: Claudine Leger-Wetzel, Kaleigh Grover, Mary Lynn Hill, Emily Bua Major Sponsors: Stock Development, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: N/A Contact: Jessie Pedraza Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

Main Fundraising Event: Night of Champions Date: February 1, 2019 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: The fifth annual Night of Champions will recognize community members for impacting the lives of students through mentoring, leadership, collaboration, and community involvement with educators or students. Chairpersons: Bill Beynon, Denise Murphy Major Sponsor: Capital Wealth Advisors Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Jason Kurek Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web: championsforlearning.org

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HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES Event: Nineteenth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Sandra Hudson Donatelli, Robin Currier 2. Patty Baker with Kizzie, Brenda Melton 3. Anne Fleming, Peter Schuette 4. Phillip Douglas with Tallulah, Sarah Backler Davis, Doug Olsen 5. Emily James, Amy Lane

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County

Charity for Change Charity for Change strives to educate the minds and hearts of children by teaching character and community involvement through charity. Children participate in a weekly curriculum that combines character, giving, volunteering, and academics. It is Charity for Change’s vision to develop confident and compassionate children who become successful learners and who will participate in society as fulfilled, ethical, employable, resilient, and self-reliant citizens.

The CAC is committed to improving the lives of abused children and creating a community that does not tolerate child abuse. The CAC is a nonprofit 501( c )(3) agency that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation, intervention, and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse. The agency provides a friendly atmosphere designed to minimize a child’s trauma during the investigation and throughout the healing process.

Main Fundraising Event: Giver Challenge Gala Date: November 3, 2018 Location: Quail West Golf & Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Guests are invited to join Charity for Change as it celebrates its tenth anniversary with an evening of “Jammin’ in the Jungle.” This fun-filled event will feature dancing to live music, fabulous food, and unusual festivities. Proceeds will benefit young children in developing character, empathy, and the giving spirit through academics. Honorary Chairpersons: Senator Kathleen and John Passidomo Chairpersons: Kathy Feinstein, Sonya Sawyer Major Sponsors: Home-Tech, FineMark National Bank & Trust Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Karen Conley Telephone: 239-592-6787 Web: charityforchange.org

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Christ Child Society of Naples was founded in 1997 to improve infant care, provide basic needs, and promote literacy for underprivileged children in Collier County. In honor of the twentieth anniversary of Christ Child, five four-year scholarships were established for students from Habitat for Humanity homes. Main Fundraising Event: The Red Wagon Gala  Date: April 6, 2019  Location: Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Naples  Description of Event: The Red Wagon Gala, held every two years, is the major fundraiser of the Christ Child Society of Naples. This will be a lovely evening complete with dinner, fine wines, and exciting live and silent auctions. Chairperson: Janis Morrisroe  Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Janis Morrisroe  Telephone: 239-592-9600 Web: christchildnaples.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Beach Ball: Culinary Date: February 9, 2019 Location: Venue, Naples Description of Event: This year’s Beach Ball event will be a culinary experience that focuses on food and wine pairings by acclaimed chefs, craft cocktails, music, auctions, and more. The Beach Ball has become known as the “fun” gala of the Naples philanthropic scene. Chairperson: Dr. Pia Myers Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Bryan Lee Telephone: 239-263-8383 Web: caccollier.org

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Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR)

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR)

Collier Senior Resources

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) provides partial tuition assistance for high-quality early childhood care and education to low-income families that struggle to afford childcare and whose children are at a high-risk of starting kindergarten behind their peers. CCCR operates four early childhood development centers in Collier County, and also offers resources and educational opportunities to children, families, and early learning professionals.

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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.

Main Fundraising Event: Big Impressions by Little Artists Date: March 21, 2019 Location: Naples Art Association, Naples Description of Event: Big Impressions by Little Artists is a unique gala geared toward the art enthusiast. Original artwork by more than 30 local artists, select featured artists, and children’s pieces will be offered in the live and silent auctions. The evening includes a cocktail hour, live music, an art auction, and a plated dinner. Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Alicia Feldman Telephone: 239-643-3908 Web: collierchildcare.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Family Friendly Business Awards Date: October 16, 2018 Location: The Hilton, Naples Description of Event: For the past 19 years, the Family Friendly Business Awards program has acknowledged local businesses that strive to put family first. The designation recognizes businesses according to established criteria, including workplace policies and programs. Ticket Price: $35 Contact: Alicia Feldman Telephone: 239-643-3908 Web: collierchildcare.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Celebrating Our Seniors Date: November 7, 2018 Location: Golden Gate Senior Center, Naples Description of Event: Enjoy lively conversation, an excellent dinner, and delicious wine, along with musical entertainment at the Fourth Annual Celebrate Our Seniors event. Dress code is business attire. Honorary Chairpersons: Tom and Sally Gleason Chairpersons: Shelia Harris-Schutz, Adam Gross, Jim Barton Ticket Price: $150, suggested donation Contact: Sallie Williams Telephone: 239-394-4062 Web: colliersenoirresources.org

THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION Event: ForEverglades Naples Venue: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Karen Van Arsdale, Sheliah Wall 2. Carrie Cooney, Valerie Boyd, Jody Fleming 3. Katie Sproul, Richard Molloy, Marty and Melanie Wasmer 4. Marnette and Paul Perry 5. Melisa Tropeano, Heather Donlan

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Community Foundation of Collier County

Community Pregnancy Clinics Inc.

Community School of Naples

The Community Foundation of Collier County connects donors to community needs, oversees more than 700 funds, collaborates with more than 400 hundred nonprofits, holds over $173 million in assets, and has distributed more than $130 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs.

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

Community School of Naples, an independent PreK-12 college preparatory day school, is driven by its commitment to academic excellence, inspiring and empowering students to realize their own potential as engaged learners and responsible global citizens.

Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Philanthropy Date: November 2, 2018 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The 2018 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: Dottie Gerrity, Tom McCann Major Sponsors: The Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Naples Daily News, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Carri Kreisman Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: cfcollier.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Community Pregnancy Clinics Annual Life Saver Event presents “An Evening with Tucker Carlson” Date: March 30, 2019 Location: Hilton, Naples Description of Event: “An Evening with Tucker Carlson” will feature a reception celebrating life, followed by a theater-style introduction to CPCI’s ministry, and a keynote address by Mr. Carlson that will be held in the Hilton Naples Ballroom. Chairperson: David Joyce Ticket Price: $720 Contact: Domenick Micillo Telephone: 239-262-6381 Web: community4life.com

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Main Fundraising Event: Angel Ball Date: March 23, 2019  Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples  Description of Event: The Angel Ball, a benefit auction, 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: Laina Kennedy, Jessica Krazewski  Ticket Price: $750 Contact: Taylor Marini  Telephone: 239-597-7575  Web: communityschoolnaples.org

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida For more than 50 years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been a leading environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the water, land, wildlife, and future of its five-county area. The Conservancy uses the synergy of four teams to meet these missions. These teams include: Science and Research, Policy and Advocacy, Environmental Education, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. This combination of expertise is unique to the Conservancy. Main Fundraising Event: Magic Under the Mangroves Date: March 7, 2019 Location: Conservancy Nature Center, Naples Description of Event: Magic Under the Mangroves supports the Conservancy’s mission to protect the region’s unique natural environment. This fifteenth annual event is held in a spectacular tented setting on the grounds of the Conservancy Nature Center. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. Chairperson: Robin Hamilton Major Sponsors: Northern Trust, William Raveis Real Estate Ticket Prices: $750 and up Contact: Chanel McGregor Telephone: 239-403-4200 Web: conservancy.org

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David Lawrence Center

Empty Bowls, Naples

David Lawrence Center is a nonprofit, 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.

Since 2007, Empty Bowls, Naples has been a major fundraising event to feed the hungry of Southwest Florida. The Empty Bowls Naples event is an unprecedented culmination of business, community, residents, and nonprofit organizations aiming and achieving the mission to create awareness and raise funds to eliminate hunger in the local community one bowl at a time. Proceeds from the event will finance the second year of the Empty Bowls Naples, Inc. Grant Program, which distributes funds to local food or hunger-related agencies.

Main Fundraising Event: Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium Date: March 23, 2019  Location: Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples  Description of Event: The symposium will feature a keynote speaker who has a connection to mental health or substance abuse. The event is designed to spark meaningful dialogue, bring awareness, and educate the community.  Ticket Price: Free. Donations of $10 and up are suggested. Contact: Moira Larkin  Telephone: 239-354-1445 Web: dlcsoundminds.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Thirteenth Annual Empty Bowls Naples Event Date: January 26, 2019 Location: Cambier Park, Naples Description of Event: A small admission donation provides guests the opportunity to select from thousands of handcrafted ceramic bowls created throughout the year by local artists, educators, students, and volunteers. These keepsakes are reminders of the empty bowls of all those who go hungry in the community. In addition to the popular silent auction, potters, boutique shopping, and painting, more than 50 local restaurants and chefs will provide tastings of their most popular soups. Chairpersons: Betsy Dawson, Mari Boyd Ticket Price: $20 Contact: Betsy Dawson Telephone: 239-591-8848 Web: emptybowlsnaples.com

NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY Event: Annual Christmas Gala Venue: Historic Palm Cottage and the Norris Gardens. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Sue Davis, Tom and Mary Oaster 2. Selma Nettles, Ron and Nancy Gruner 3. Charlie Marshall, Richard Tooke, Mally and Ali Khorasantchi 4. Louise and John Dowd 5. Rachel Metz, Kaleigh Grover, Cynthia Carlson, Linda Sciuto

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English-Speaking Union

The Everglades Foundation, Inc.

Friends of Rookery Bay

Founded in Great Britain in 1918, and in the United States in 1920, the English-Speaking Union is dedicated to helping people learn to speak and understand the English language, as well as to recognize the contributions English-speaking people have made to improve the lives of all people. ESU is a non-political nonprofit, and supports Collier County schools by providing scholarships and grants to teachers and children.

The Everglades Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to restoring and preserving one of the world’s greatest natural ecosystems, America’s Everglades. 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 25 years ago, The Everglades Foundation is a science-based, nonprofit organization.

Friends of Rookery Bay supports environmental education, research, and stewardship within the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay Research Reserve that encompasses 40 percent of Collier County’s coastline.

Main Fundraising Event: Winston Churchill Dinner Date: March 7, 2019 Location: An exclusive country club, Naples Description of Event: The Winston Churchill Dinner will feature the distinguished Dr. Rob Havers, authoritative lecturer and author on Sir Winston Churchill. Honorary Chairpersons: Richard Smarg, Ray Staffeldt, Joe Voss Major Sponsor: Ann L Henegan Private Foundation Ticket Price: $200 Contact: Pamela Voss Telephone: 239-330-2533 Web: esuus.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Sixth Annual ForEverglades Naples Date: November 15, 2018 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 with live music and dancing under a festive tent. For more information, contact Kim Dye at 239-206-1685.  Honorary Chairpersons: Jamee and Marshall Field V, Donna and John Hall Chairpersons: Ellin Goetz, Valerie Boyd, Jeff Gargiulo, Maggie and John Picotte Major Sponsors: Barron Collier Jr. Foundation, Collier Enterprises, FineMark National Bank and Trust, Glenmede, Wasmer, Schroeder & Co., Naples Illustrated, Seminole Casino Hotel, WGCU Public Media Ticket Prices: $500 and up Contact: Kathy Wheeler Telephone: 239-290-8405 Web: evergladesfoundation.org

Main Fundraising Event: Tenth Annual Bash for the Bay Date: March 15, 2019 Location: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples Description of Event: Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Rookery Bay Research Reserve with cocktails, dinner, music, and dancing. Held at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, replete with aquariums, an art gallery, and natural history exhibits. Chairpersons: Karen Capozzo, Milda Vaivada Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Janet Brooks Telephone: 239-530-5971 Web: rookerybay.org

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Friends of the Library of Collier County

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

Grace Place for Children and Families

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.

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is a brain-building powerhouse fueled by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities and experiences. Accessible to all children and families, C’mon is an expert on immersive, experiential, self-directed, and hands-on learning.

Grace Place is a nonprofit education center that applies a dynamic family literacy model to provide pathways out of poverty by educating children and families.

Main Fundraising Event: Nick Linn Lecture Series Dates: January 14, February 4, March 4, March 18, 2019 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 Brad Meltzer, A.J. Finn, Lisa Scottoline, and author and correspondent Lesley Stahl. The organization is proud to announce its sixteenth year of providing this luncheon and lecture series. Chairperson: Nick Linn Ticket Price: $465 Contact: Marlene Kern Telephone: 239-262-8135 Web: collier-friends.org

Main Fundraising Event: Night at the Museum: Party Like a Rock Star! Date: February 9, 2019 Location: Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Description of Event: C’mon is about to go platinum when it celebrates at the sixth annual Night at the Museum Gala and its one millionth visitor this year. Bring your inner rock star and celebrate this extraordinary event. There will be one-in-a-million auction items, and costumes are highly encouraged. Chairpersons: Joan and Bob Clifford, Simone and Scott Lutgert Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Laura Richardson Telephone: 239-514-0084 Web: cmon.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Grace Date: March 1, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples  Description of Event: The Celebration of Grace is an opportunity to toast to the fifteenth anniversary of Grace Place. The evening will include a cocktail hour, delectable dinner, live auction, and special entertainment. Chairpersons: Nita Rapp, Ramona Knight  Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Barbara Evans  Telephone: 239-234-2400  Web: graceplacenaples.org

MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA Event: Annual Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, “Gingerbread & Sugarplums Holiday Tea” Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Maddox Llorca, Stefania Pensenti, Devan Llorca, Christina Llorca 2. Cee Cee Marinelli, Cecilia Hankins 3. Lila Rozin 4. Shalyn Ormsby, Oliver Ormsby 5. Steve Campbell, Steve Thorp

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Grace Place for Children and Families ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: A Swing of Grace Date: April 27, 2019  Location: Wyndemere Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Golfers will enjoy a delicious lunch, eighteen holes on the luxurious Wyndemere Golf Course, a cocktail reception, and a silent auction followed by a casual and elegant strolling dinner and a keynote address from a Grace Place student. Chairpersons: Erik Lutgert, Jim Bosscher  Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Barbara Evans  Telephone: 239-234-2400  Web: graceplacenaples.org

Guadalupe Center

Guadalupe Center is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through education. With proven results in creating endless possibilities for Immokalee students, Guadalupe Center serves students from cradle to career, fostering personal and academic success for economic independence. Core programs, such as Early Childhood Education, After-School Tutoring & Summer Enrichment, and Tutor Corps, provide more than 1,300 children hope for prosperous lives.

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Main Fundraising Event: “Old Hollywood” Signature Event Date: January 17, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The 2019 “Old Hollywood” Signature Event on January 17 will feature dinner, dancing, and exciting auction packages. Guests will meet students served by Guadalupe Center and learn about the life-changing impact the educational programs have had on their lives. Chairperson: Mary McCabe  Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Jamie Brown  Telephone: 239-657-7711  Web: guadalupecenter.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Guadalupe Center Charity Golf Classic Date: April 8, 2019 Location: Vineyards Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The Fifth Annual Guadalupe Center Charity Golf Classic will feature a superb lunch, a round of golf, and an awards party at the end of the event. Funds raised will support Guadalupe Center’s vital, purpose-driven programs designed to break the cycle of poverty through education. Chairperson: Jackie Vasey Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Jamie Brown  Telephone: 239-657-7711  Web: guadalupecenter.org 

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Gulfshore Opera

Gulfshore Playhouse

Serving Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties, Gulfshore Opera presents the highest quality of opera theater and classical vocal music performances while maximizing accessibility for diverse audiences of all ages. Gulfshore Opera participates in community building through the Harmony Choir, a youth development after-school program that empowers at-risk children to strive for excellence through music.

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

Main Fundraising Event: Opera Meets Broadway Gala starring Norm Lewis Date: March 2, 2019 Locations: Moorings Presbyterian Church and Naples Hilton Description of Event: GO’s signature fundraising event will begin with an Opera Meets Broadway concert featuring Broadway star Norm Lewis, joined by the Professional Artists in Residence and a set band. Following the concert, enjoy a gala dinner at the Naples Hilton. Chairpersons: Stephanie Schwetz, Becky Wilder Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Michelle Westly Telephone: 239-529-3925 Web: gulfshoreopera.org

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Main Fundraising Event: The Ninth Annual Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway Gala Date: March 18, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Ninth Annual Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway, Havana Nights, event will include a pre-event reception, delicious dinner, and spectacular entertainment, including Broadway stars. Ticket Price: $600 Contact: Dani O’Callahan  Telephone: 239-261-7529  Web: gulfshoreplayhouse.org

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Habitat For Humanity of Collier County Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with hardworking families in need to provide homeownership opportunities. With a commitment to provide a hand up and not a hand out, Habitat requires partner families to undergo an exhaustive application process and invest 500 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their home with a no-interest loan. Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has at least a simple, decent place to live. Main Fundraising Event: Pacesetter Dinner Date: February 28, 2019 Location: Club at Pelican Bay, Naples Description of Event: This exclusive event brings top donors together to celebrate the accomplishments of Habitat for Humanity. Honorary Chairpersons: Habitat Collier Board of Directors Chairperson: John Cunningham Ticket Price: By invitation only Contact: Jennifer Pash Telephone: 239-775-0036 Web: habitatcollier.org

HARMON-MEEK GALLERY FUND Event: Fifth Annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award Venue: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Chris and Aimee Lyon 2. Libba and John Suddeth 3. Ella Hollingsworth, Robert Price, Kelly Hollingsworth 4. Patty and Jay Baker 5. Charles Marshall, Richard Tooke

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Harry Chapin Food Bank

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

Heil Luthringer Foundation For MS

In fiscal year 2017-18, the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida distributed 24 million pounds of food, or about 20 million meals, to children, working-poor families, seniors, and others in need through a network of more than 150 partner agencies in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties. Collier residents received nearly 5.1 million pounds of food, or about 4.2 million meals, through the food bank’s partner-agency network.

Healthcare Network provides primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care to 50,000 patients annually in Collier County, including 60 percent of area children. HCN welcomes all patients, insured or uninsured, ensuring access to affordable quality health care.

Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS’s mission is to provide multiple sclerosis education to afflicted individuals, adult survivors of MS, children of parents afflicted with MS, caregivers, the community, 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 also created and promotes the MS “Polka Dot Bandana Awareness Challenge.”

Main Fundraising Event: WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk Date: January 19, 2019 Location: Miromar Outlets, Estero Description of Event: This event is the Eleventh 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: Kayla Richmond Major Sponsors: presenting sponsor, Bill Smith Appliances & Electronics, lead sponsor, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Ticket Price: Donations are accepted Contact: John Kuhn Telephone: 239-334-7007 Web: harrychapinfoodbank.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Twelfth Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney Date: October 12, 2019 Location: Collier’s Reserve Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The tourney will feature a shotgun scramble and 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, MSN Major Sponsor: SOGAL Ventures Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Dr. Debbie Heil Telephone: 239-595-7179 Web: empowermenteducation.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Strutt and Putt Golf Tournament Dates: April 11, 2019 Location: The Club at Olde Cypress, Naples Description of Event: Enjoy a rousing 18 holes of golf, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the renowned Club at Olde Cypress. The event benefits the organization’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® program, bringing dental screenings and sealants to local children. Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Elizabeth Zuluaga Telephone: 239-658-3113 Web: healthcareswfl.org

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The Holocaust Museum & The Janet G. & Harvey D. Cohen Education Center

The Holocaust Museum & The Janet G. & Harvey D. Cohen Education Center

The Museum’s mission is to educate students and the public on the dangers of indifference, inspiring all to take action against bigotry, hatred, and violence. More than 200,000 SWFL students and visitors have been impacted by Museum Education programs since 2001.

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Main Fundraising Event: Triumph 2019 Date: March 4, 2019 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples  Description of Event: Triumph 2019 is the Museum’s annual fundraising event. This year’s featured speaker is Christian Picciolini, a founder of Life After Hate, who is now CEO/ Founder of Goldmill Group LLC. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s education programs. Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Tim Morrison  Telephone: 239-263-9200  Web: holocaustmuseumswfl.org

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Main Fundraising Event: The Violins of Hope Series Dates: December 12-13, 2018 Locations: Naples Temple Shalom and The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples Description of Event: Naples’ premier early winter event will feature the Violins of Hope Project. The event begins with an author talk on December 12, followed on December 13 by a sponsor reception and the luncheon, featuring a special musical performance of restored violins. Chairpersons: Lois Cohen, Hank Greenberg, Maureen Lerner Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Tim Morrison Telephone: 239-263-9200 Web: holocaustmuseumswfl.org

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Humane Society Naples The mission of Humane Society Naples is to shelter animals in times of need, locate lifelong homes, and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation, and sterilization. Main Fundraising Event: The Twentieth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Date: November 15, 2018 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Twentieth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, “Give All My Paws to Broadway,” is presented by the Striped Cabana. Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with some furry friends, a delicious luncheon, and some runway glamour. Chairpersons: Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Meredith McLean Telephone: 239-438-4616 Web: hsnaples.org/events

THE LATCHKEY LEAGUE Event: Roaring Twenties Soirée Venue: Vineyards Country Club, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Ryan Warner, Azariah and Joan Eshkenazi 2. Joyce Saunders, Gail Tillinghast 3. Karole Davis, Susan Farr, Kenneth Hopper, Susan Moyer, Lynette Merillat 4. Sheila and Tim Zellers 5. Brittni Brown-Cooper, Jeanne Sweeney, Jeri Goetz

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Humane Society Naples

The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation

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Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation has been providing 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.

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Main Fundraising Event: Nineteenth Annual Pet Lovers Gala Date: February 16, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Nineteenth Annual Pet Lovers Gala is an evening of fun and surprise that includes cocktails, fine dining, and entertainment. Silent and live auction items will raise funds for the Humane Society Naples. Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Meredith McLean Telephone: 239-438-4616 Web: hsnaples.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Charity Classic Celebration Date: November 9, 2018 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Charity Classic Celebration is an extraordinary evening of fine dining and entertainment showcasing The Immokalee Foundation students, the challenges they face, and how they are working to overcome adversities. The event provides opportunities to support students in achieving professional careers through Fund A Dream™, a unique live bidding experience that enables donors to contribute to Immokalee’s children in specific and tangible ways. Chairpersons: Barbara and Dale Morrison Major Sponsors: Kelly Tractor, BCB Homes, Florida Community Bank, Huntington Private Bank, BMO Private Bank, IBERIABANK Ticket Price: $5,000 Contact: The Immokalee Foundation Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web: immokaleefoundation.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Charity Classic Pro-Am Date: November 12, 2018 Location: Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: Featuring Annika Sorenstam and Bryson DeChambeau, the Charity Classic Pro-Am low-net score golf tournament will pair more than two dozen of the world’s greatest golfers with Naples’ most philanthropic players. Each amateur foursome will be paired with a different professional player for the first and second nine holes. The November 12 tournament kicks off with an exclusive pairings party at The Old Collier Golf Club on Sunday, November 11. Chairperson: Sunny Sapiente, member of Bay Colony Golf Club Major Sponsors: Kelly Tractor, BCB Homes, Florida Community Bank, Huntington Private Bank, BMO Private Bank, IBERIABANK Ticket Price: $5,000 Contact: The Immokalee Foundation 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 stated mission is “to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.” Main Fundraising Event: 2019 Hope Gala, Unlock the Cure Date: March 2, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The JDRF Hope Gala is one of the most highly anticipated, premier social events in Naples, joining together more than 300 prominent philanthropic community leaders for a black-tie optional evening that includes a cocktail reception, a multicourse seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. Proceeds will fund life-changing research and ultimately create a world where Type One becomes Type None. Honorary Chairpersons: Adam and Ashley Gerry Chairpersons: Robin Marcus, Debbie Nuzzo Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Pamela Alagel Telephone: 239-591-2825 Web: jdrf.org

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Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Jewish Federation of Greater Naples has a mission 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 15, 2018 Location: Stonebridge Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Guests will enjoy an evening with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as he highlights how the Jewish heritage uniquely energizes positively to impact our world. Guests will see how their contributions impact our local community, Israel, and in 65 countries. Chairpersons: Paula Filler, Jamie Satz Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Julie Hartline Telephone: 239-263-4205 Web: jewishnaples.org

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Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida The Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Jewish history of Southwest Florida to date and into the future through collecting living legacies. Main Fundraising Event: JHSSWF celebrates Jewish History with Judith and Samuel Friedland Date: January 28, 2019 Location: Silverspot Cinema, Naples Description of Event: The Society will show its newest film, a documentary featuring the many contributions of Judith and Samuel Friedland to Naples, followed by a cocktail reception. Chairpersons: Ted Epstein, Marina Berkovich Ticket Price: $85 Contact: Marina Berkovich Telephone: 239-566-1771 Web: jhsswf.org

THE LEAGUE CLUB Event: Annual Fundraising Luncheon, featuring Leslie Stahl Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. David and Vicky Smith 2. Chris Inslee, Adria Starkey 3. Anne Thomas, Sallie Miller, Mary Beth Johns, Vern Watkins, Jenny Sutton 4. Donna McGinnis, Melody Sawyer Richardson 5. John and Bette Aymar

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Latchkey League, Inc.

The League Club

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

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

Main Fundraising Event: Sweetheart Soirée, Honoring Myra Janco Daniels Date: February 16, 2019 Location: The Vineyards Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The Sweetheart Soirée event is a special evening focusing on love and gratitude for Myra Janco Daniels, who founded Latchkey League in 2013 for after-school children with the goal to provide additional resources for learning. Honorary Chairperson: Myra Janco Daniels Chairpersons: Betty A. Bailey, Jo Ann Ward Major Sponsors: Naples Daily News, The Vineyards Country Club Ticket Prices: Individual tickets $190; table of eight $1,400 Contact: Betty Bailey Telephone: 239-738-4199 Web: latchkeyleague.org

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Kids’ Minds Matter. Golisano Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Fund assists children and families with mental and behavioral disorders and enables them to receive the proper diagnosis, life-saving treatment, and best community resources available. Main Fundraising Event: Secret Garden Gala Date: March 6, 2019 Location: Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs Description of Event: An elegant evening in the gardens of the historic Shangri-La Springs to raise funds and awareness for pediatric behavioral health. Guests and sponsors will enjoy cocktails, a seated dinner, entertainment, and a spirited “fund a need” live auction. Chairpersons: Scott Spiezle, Susan Goldy, Jennifer Parisi Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Lee Health Foundation Telephone: 239-214-0687  Web: leehealthfoundation.org/secretgarden

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Main Fundraising Event: Naples Tables: A Celebration of Style, Food, and Fun Date: March 11, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Celebrate style, food, and fun while viewing more than 50 unique ideas for trendy, graceful, whimsical, and imaginative tabletops created by the best designers and experts of gracious entertaining from Naples and beyond. After viewing the tables and mingling with the designers, enjoy a seated luncheon created by The Ritz-Carlton chefs followed by guest speaker James Farmer, an author and lifestyle expert renowned for his wit and Southern charm.   Chairperson: Jane Stone Ticket Price: $300 Contact: Charlene Barnette Telephone: 239-353-3100 Web: leagueclub.org

Lee Health Foundation at Golisano Children’s Hospital

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Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Marco Island Historical Society

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The Marco Island Historical Society and Marco Island Historical Museum present more than 10,000 years of fascinating history from Marco Island’s ancient peoples to its pioneering settlers and trailblazers.

Main Fundraising Event: Wishmaker’s Ball Date: January 12, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The evening of wishes will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by an exquisite dinner, live auction, and dancing. Join the organization as it shares the “power of a wish” and makes wishes come true for local children. Chairpersons: Lianne Caruso, Christie Ownbey Major Sponsors: Jeff and Lianne Caruso, Gulf Coast International Properties, Seminole Casino Hotel, Stock Development Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Daniela Malo Telephone: 239-992-9474 Web: sfla.wish.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Marco Island Historical Society Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala Date: February 9, 2019 Location: Island Country Club, Marco Island Description of Event: The Marco Island Historical Society's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala celebrates the historical return on loan of the Key Marco Cat and other rare Pre-Columbian artifacts for a January 2019 to April 2021 exhibit. The event will include a reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. Chairpersons: Jim and Allyson Richards Ticket Price: $225 Contact: Pat Rutledge Telephone: 239-389-6447 Web: themihs.com

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Metavivor Metavivor is a nonprofit organization awarding grants for researchers specializing in metastatic breast cancer, which kills more than 40,000 women per year. The organization’s goal is to transition the disease from a terminal disease to a controlled, permanently survivable condition with a decent quality of life. Main Fundraising Event: METAvivor Metsquerade Date: January 26, 2019 Location: Hilton, Naples Description of Event: The METAvivor Metsquerade Black-Tie Gala will include a threecourse dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing, and silent and live auctions, with keynote speaker Dr. Robert Stanfill. Honorary Chairperson: Suellen Maxwell Chairpersons: Karin Petrocelli, Marie Whalen, Sandy Vandenberghe Major Sponsors: NeoGenomics, RSM, Germain Honda of Naples, ABC-7 News, Hilton Naples, Merrill Lynch, Dolence Advisors, PA, RDS Air Conditioning Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Marie Whalen  Telephone: 860-490-8947  Web: swflmets.org

CHAMPIONS FOR LEARNING Event: Night of Champions Venue: Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Ericson AF Proper, Mike and Kim Laws, Joel Hilborn 2. Beth and Todd Vedder 3. Caleb Paul, Deborah Paul, John Paul, Fridson Janvier 4. Mitch Norgart, Alan Weiss 5. Lynn Davidson

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Midwest Food Bank Florida As a faith-based organization it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to nonprofit and disaster sites without cost to the recipients. Ninety-nine percent of every dollar goes directly to serve those in need. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Gala Date: February 23, 2019 Location: Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops Description of Event: Join Midwest Food Bank for an evening of fun. There will be dinner followed by a live auction. Your attendance will help the organization continue to “Share the Blessings” in our community. Honorary Chairperson: Stan Sinn Chairpersons: Midwest Food Bank Board of Directors  Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Midwest Bank  Telephone: 239-690-1722 Web: florida.midwestfoodbank.org

The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by multiple sclerosis. As the disease progresses, many lose the ability to walk or perform normal daily activities. The MS Center of Southwest Florida offers therapeutic services, counseling, support groups, art, and exercise classes. The MS Center is not a chapter of a national organization. Support comes from individuals, grants, and fundraising events. Main Fundraising Event: A Vintage Affair: A Night of a Thousand Wines Date: March 10, 2019 Location: Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples  Description of Event: A spectacular evening featuring fine wines expertly paired with a selection of gourmet hors d’oeuvres. An exquisite dinner will follow, and a live auction, music, and dancing will accentuate this spectacular evening. Chairpersons: Shannon Diener, Niki Varveris  Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Kay Jasso  Telephone: 239-435-1901  Web: mscenterswfl.org

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NAMI of Collier County NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Collier County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults, children, and families affected by serious mental illness. Its mission is to provide innovative education, support, and advocacy programs and services for free, for more than 16,000 individuals annually. NAMI helps ensure those it serves will develop resiliency and recover to lead productive and meaningful lives within our community. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Hope Shines Luncheon Date: December 7, 2018 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Description of Event: Author of Gorilla and the Bird, Zack McDermott will share his personal and deeply affecting story of a Gorilla’s (Zack) fight to regain his sanity after a shattering psychotic break, with the love and support of the Bird (his mother). Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Whitney Strohmayr Telephone: 239-260-7300 Web: namicollier.org

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NAMI of Collier County

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art District, Inc.

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The Naples Art Association inspires creativity and serves as a hub for more than 65,000 residents and guests of Southwest Florida to connect, engage, and appreciate art.

The Naples Art District is a nonprofit 501( c)(3) bringing together the largest concentration of professional working artists, studios, and galleries in Southwest Florida to enhance visual arts awareness and inspire creativity through education.

Main Fundraising Event: Seventeenth Annual NAMI Walk Date: February 16, 2019 Location: Cambier Park, Naples Description of Event: The Seventeenth Annual NAMI Walk, Steps of Hope, is a 2.5 mile community walk open to all, with food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Join the NAMI team and help to raise funds and awareness. Ticket Price: Donations are accepted Contact: Alex Kincaid Telephone: 239-260-7300 Web: namicollier.org

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Main Fundraising Event: For the Love of Art: The NAA’s Sixty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration. Date: April 6, 2019 Location: The Naples Art Association, Naples Description of Event: Take a step back to the roaring twenties dressed in your best gangster and flapper attire and be transported to a speakeasy for this engaging event. Enjoy delicious cuisine, artist demonstrations, and live musical performances. Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Aimee Schlehr Telephone: 239-262-6517 Web: naplesart.org

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Main Fundraising Event: The Movable Feast Date: March 21, 2019 Location: The Naples Art District Studios and Galleries Description of Event: Enjoy a feast for the eyes and palate at this fabulous event in the studios and galleries of more than 50 member artists within The Naples Art District. The evening will feature delicious food and wine tastings. Major Sponsors: Fifth/Third Bank, Private Capital Management Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Paula Brody Telephone: 239-272-7110 Web: naplesartdistrict.com

PROVIDENT JEWELRY Event: Holiday Party in Paradise Venue: Provident Jewelry, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Trisha and Eric Borges 2. Kaleigh Grover, Rob Samuels, Carly Stewart 3. Linda Piatt, Tom and Scottie Yeager 4. Jared and Melissa Kaplan 5. Maryann Scandiffio, Michael Stauber

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Naples Botanical Garden Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise. From its commitment to local communities, to award-winning horticultural design and a comprehensive approach to conservancy and sustainability, Naples Botanical Garden is truly a special place. By conserving collections and habitats representative of the flora and cultures between the twenty-sixth latitudes, the Garden hopes to engage and inspire the community to become stewards of the environment. Main Fundraising Event: Hats in the Garden Date: November 7, 2018 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: This special Fifteenth Anniversary Hats in the Garden sold-out event, with a rubies and roses theme, kicks off the Naples social scene with guests debuting their finest millinery. Enjoy a welcome reception, luncheon, and fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, and an inaugural Afterglow Party. Chairperson: Mary Ann E. Bindley Major Sponsors: William Ravies, Jett Thompson, Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $650 Contact: Karen Krieger Telephone: 239-315-7292 Web: naplesgarden.org

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization behind the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is committed to improving the educational, emotional, and health outcomes of underprivileged and at-risk children. Through its annual grants and strategic initiatives, NCEF has granted more than 40 of the most effective nonprofits in the community, providing 275,000 children with the services and resources to excel. Main Fundraising Event: Naples Winter Wine Festival Dates: January 25-27, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples  Description of Event: The Naples Winter Wine Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious charity wine auctions, offers a weekend of unforgettable memories. Guests enjoy worldclass food and wine during intimate dinners in private homes, and are invited to bid on oncein-a-lifetime items on auction day. Chairpersons: Jeannelle and Brian Brady, Linda and Tom Koehn  Major Sponsors: NetJets, Inc., Brahmin, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Fifth Third Private Bank, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Ticket Price: $12,500 Contact: Barrett Farmer  Telephone: 239-514-2239 Web: napleswinefestival.com

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The Naples Concert Band The Naples Concert Band is now in its forty-seventh season of entertaining the community through its popular Concerts in the Park, which feature impressive soloists and extraordinary music in Cambier Park. As a nonprofit organization, NCB has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships to 120 junior members. Main Fundraising Event: First Concert in the Park of the New Year  Date: January 20, 2019 Location: Cambier Park Band Shell, Naples  Description of Event: This Concert in the Park will feature guest performer, alto saxophonist Craig Christman, and sister act, vocalist Jenny Bintliff and flutist Julile Meschko, followed by a mix of new music and memorable favorites performed by the 80-plus band. Major Sponsors: Miromar Outlets, UBS Financial Services, Habitat for Humanity (sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton), The Naples Zoo (sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton), Naples Art Association, Vi at Bentley Village Ticket Price: Free Contact: Howard Hawkins   Telephone: 239-270-1221  Web: naplesconcertband.org

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Naples Garden Club

Naples Garden Club

Naples Garden Club is a nonprofit, community-oriented charitable and educational organization providing opportunities for sharing and learning about horticulture, floral design, and the environment in a congenial, supportive atmosphere.

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Main Fundraising Event: House & Garden Tour Date: February 2, 2019 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: The House & Garden Tour is a showcase of unique homes and inspiring gardens toured via motor coach. The tour raises funds for scholarships, internships, and grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the county. Chairperson: Abbie Sladick Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Abbie Sladick Telephone: 239-262-1272 Web: naplesgardenclub.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Naples Flower Show Dates: March 22-23, 2019 Location: Naples Botanical Garden Description of Event: With the theme of “Making Music,” this is the ultimate, largest juried flower show in Southwest Florida, where floral designs, horticulture, photography, botanical arts, and educational exhibits are displayed in verdant surroundings. Demonstrations, vendors, and strolls through the Naples Botanical Garden are included. Chairperson: Mary Pulick Ticket Price: Free with paid admission Contact: Mary Pulick Telephone: 239-262-1272 Web: naplesgardenclub.org

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Naples Historical Society, Inc. The Naples Historical Society is a privately-funded 501( c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Naples’ history for the community and future generations to enjoy. The Society is recognized as the central voice of Naples history, with Historic Palm Cottage built in 1895 as its premier landmark and portal into Naples history. Main Fundraising Event: Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage Date: December 7, 2018 Location: Historic Palm Cottage, Naples Description of Event: Beautifully decorated, Historic Palm Cottage is home to the best Christmas party in town. The Christmas Gala will begin with an elegant black-tie cocktail party, followed by a stroll to The Norris Gardens for exquisite dining under a gorgeous tent. Honorary Chairperson: Mrs. George H. Gaynor Chairpersons: Denny Glass, Elaine Reed Major Sponsors: Northern Trust, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Geraldine Pessolano Telephone: 239-261-8164 Web: napleshistoricalsociety.org

HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES Event: Eighteenth Annual Pet Lovers Gala: Krewe de Paws Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Venue: Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Andrea Gordon, Rufino Hernandez, Jessica James 2. Chris Disselhorst, Ann Lozynski with Lulu 3. Tom Ewert, Lawrence Speh, Amy Ewert, Penelope Speh 4. Dena and Dave Liston 5. Lauren Meehan, Jim Marks with Hayden

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Naples Senior Center at JFCS

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Neighborhood Health Clinic

Naples Senior Center is the central address for senior services in Collier and southern Lee counties. Naples Senior Center is dedicated to meeting human service needs of seniors and families by providing tools to address life’s challenges. Programs include the senior center that serves more than 1,400 members, dementia respite support group, geriatric case management, mental health services, and food pantry.

For 99 years, this 43-acre zoo and garden in the heart of Naples has been a dynamic and evolving resource for the Southwest Florida community. The Zoo is constantly changing and adapting while seeking innovative ways to connect people with animals and nature to inspire them to respect, value, and help conserve wildlife and our natural world.

The Neighborhood Health Clinic provides hope and healing to working but uninsured low-income adults. Funded solely by private philanthropy, the Neighborhood Health Clinic does not accept government assistance. More than 400 volunteer licensed professionals deliver quality medical and dental care, with non-medical volunteers assisting throughout the clinic. Proceeds go toward funding the center’s daily operations.

Main Fundraising Event: An Evening for Better Tomorrows: Forever Motown, 60 Years of Music Magic Date: January 12, 2019 Location: Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: The Seventh Annual Evening for Better Tomorrows: Forever Motown, 60 years of Music Magic will feature the Shadows of the ’60s playing your favorite tunes. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and an evening of dancing and fun. Proceeds benefit NSC programs, including the Senior Center. Major Sponsors: The Coplin Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley, Waterside Shops Ticket Price: $375 Contact: Laura Bidireanu Telephone: 239-325-4444 Web: naplesseniorcenter.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Gourmet Vintner Dinner Date: February 2, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The evening starts with international vintages selected by the RitzCarlton’s sommelier, followed by an exquisite evening of dinner and dancing, a live auction, Save-A-Life fundraiser, and a unique pass the hat surprise. Honorary Chairpersons: Pat and Vince Foglia Chairperson: Susan Jones Major Sponsors: Pat and Vince Foglia Ticket Price: $375 Contact: Marcie Burland Telephone: 239-316-7416

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Main Fundraising Event: Zoo Gala: In the Garden of Eden Date: November 9, 2018 Location: Naples Zoo Description of Event: This sold out event will be an elegant evening celebrating Naples Zoo and the hundredth anniversary of Dr. Nehrling’s tropical garden. This year’s exclusive outdoor event will benefit zoo education programs for children and adults in our community. Chairpersons: Terry and Bob Edwards, Jody and Gerald Lippes Major Sponsors: Northern Trust, Bentley, Bulgari, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $1,000 Contact: Tina Jaquess Telephone: 239-262-5409 ext. 149 Web: napleszoo.org/zoogala

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NCH Center for Philanthropy NCH Center for Philanthropy is the fundraising arm of the NCH Healthcare System, a nonprofit community hospital that cares for the medical needs of residents and visitors to Collier and southern Lee counties. Through charitable donations, the center supports the health system in its mission to help everyone live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Main Fundraising Event: Magnolia Ball Date: April 13, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The Magnolia Ball will entertain guests with true Southern charm. With its theme “A Salute to New Orleans and all that Jazz,” it promises to be a delightful evening that you won’t want to miss. Proceeds will benefit NCH’s Oncology Department. Chairpersons: Alice and Angelo Arena Ticket Price: $3,000 Contact: Monica Biondo Telephone: 239-624-2000 Web: nchmd.org/magnoliaball

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Opera Naples Opera Naples presents internationally renowned performers and directors while nurturing the region’s promising young talent. Opera Naples produces classic grand operas at Artis­— Naples, as well as chamber opera and concerts at the Wang Opera Center. A staunch proponent of community service and educational outreach, the company has introduced opera to more than 60,000 local area children including in-school programs and performances. Main Fundraising Event: An Egyptian Fantasy Gala Date: December 11, 2018  Location: Club at Pelican Bay, Naples  Description of Event: Attendees will be treated to a myriad of unexpected and treasured experiences and a sneak peek of this season’s grand opera presentation of Aida, Verdi’s Egyptian epic tale. The gala will include fine dining, operatic performances, and an auction. Honorary Chairperson: Sherrill Milnes  Chairpersons: Moira Fennessey, Bruce Ford  Major Sponsor: Crown Jewelers Ticket Prices: $350-$500 Contact: Alice Karow  Telephone: 239-963-9050  Web: operanaples.org

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Pace Center For Girls, Collier PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential, and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity, and grace. Main Fundraising Event: Believing in Girls Luncheon Date: March 2019 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: This annual luncheon provides an opportunity to hear firsthand how PACE changes lives, one girl at a time. Students, parents, and former PACE girls will share stories of courage, resiliency, and hope. Chairpersons: Pat Patterson, Kristen Cartwright Major Sponsors: Publix Super Markets Charities, Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Marianne Kearns Telephone: 239-842-5406 Web: pacecenter.org

NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION Event: For the Love of Art Venue: Naples Art Association. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Sue and Jim Benson 2. Kris and Chris Seeger 3. Michael and Karen Streets, Mark Schlehr 4. Loki Anthony, Guy Tieman 5. Marie Christine St. Pierre, Craig Price

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Pan-Florida Challenge Pan-Florida Challenge (PFC) is a charity on a mission to end childhood hunger in Florida, one meal at a time. Hunger in local Florida children is at epidemic levels; one in four children go hungry in the community. Through its fundraising and partnerships, PFC provides weekend backpack meals (PFC Power Packs) to hungry children, and in just four years has provided more than 4 million meals to chronically hungry children in Florida.

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Main Fundraising Event: Pan-Florida Challenge Ride for Hungry Kids Dates: March 30-31, 2019 Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples Description of Event: The 2019 Pan-Florida Challenge Ride for Hungry Kids is a two-day charity bike ride event with routes ranging from 10 to 200 miles. Riders’ donations fund meals for hungry kids. All rides begin and end in Naples. Honorary Chairperson: Ed Mullen Chairperson: Robert Vigorito Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Jeri Goetz Telephone: 239-298-1620 Web: panfloridachallenge.org

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The Parkinson Association of SWFL Foundation

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

The Parkinson Association is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping those in Southwest Florida impacted by Parkinson Disease. PASFI provides education and movement classes at no cost to members, as well as support groups for people with PD, their care partners, and loved ones to ensure healthier outcomes in our community.

PPSWCF provides affordable access to vital sexual health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men, and teens. It respects each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

Main Fundraising Event: A Step Forward: Annual Speaker Luncheon with Judge Pirro Date: April 4, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: The luncheon will feature Judge Jeanine Pirro, an American TV personality, former judge, prosecutor, and host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine. Chairpersons: Kristen Catrabone, Ariel Feinstein Major Sponsor: Centennial Bank  Ticket Prices: $200-$350; sponsorships $1,000-$7,500 Contact: Tricia Leite  Telephone: 239-417-3465  Web: pasfi.org

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Main Fundraising Event: The Choice Affair Date: February 9, 2019  Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Choice Affair dinner and silent auction will feature journalist and author Irin Carmon, co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She speaks frequently across the country on women’s leadership and rights. Chairpersons: Sarah Deschamps (Chair), Nancee Martin, Regina Noch, Robert Nordland, MD, Laurie Cowan Phillips, Laura Scott, Barbara Teaford, Rev. Dr. Dawson Taylor  Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Rene Givens  Telephone: 239-687-2910 Web: myplannedparenthood.org

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: Voices for Choice Luncheon  Date: December 11, 2018  Location: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club  Description of Event: Voices for Choice Luncheon will feature speaker Nancy Abudu, Legal Director at the ACLU of Florida. Abudu litigates cases in federal and state courts on a range of issues including reproductive rights, LGBT rights, free speech, voting rights, and criminal justice. Ticket Price: $85 Contact: Rene Givens  Telephone: 239-687-2910 Web: myplannedparenthood.org

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The Rotary Club of Naples

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 safe and secure transitional housing. Main Fundraising Event: Providence House Annual Luncheon Date: November 10, 2018 Location: Saint Ann Jubilee Center, Naples Description of Event: Come and enjoy this delightful luncheon, view tables decorated with unique themed tablescapes, and hear from board members and young women from the program about how this remarkable charity has changed their lives. Chairpersons: Doris Corey, Amy Manley, Joan Conroy Ticket Price: $60 Contact: Hailey Cummons Telephone: 239-692-8779 Web: providencehousenaples.org

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The Rotary Club of Naples is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together local leaders to take action in bettering the world through humanitarian service. The club consists of local business leaders and community leaders who believe that no single action is too small, and no great idea is too big. Main Fundraising Event: The Rotary Club of Naples Food, Wine, & Beer Festival Date: December 1, 2018 Location: Bayfront, Naples Description of Event: This signature annual fundraiser for The Rotary Club, the Food, Wine, & Beer Festival will feature premium wines and craft beers along with food from local restaurants. The Saturday night party will also include music and entertainment along the street. Chairpersons: Mia Delk, Kendra Hoefs Major Sponsors: Wynn’s Catering, Southern Wine & Glazers, Coastal Beverage Ticket Price: $75 Contact: Mia Delk Telephone: 239-272-5186 Web: napleswine.org

HEALTHCARE NETWORK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Event: Twelfth Annual Golf Classic & Celebration Venue: Quail West Golf & Country Club, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Jason Cloar, Zach Schumacher, Jessica Harrison, Kastania Plesz 2. John Fuchs, Al Davidson, Hans Lumpi 3. Rick Davidson, Jill Ashley, Dave Wright, Curt Ashley 4. Tom and Debbie Stegman, Michael and Kaleigh Grover 5. Mary Beth and Chuck Johns

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Royal Palm Academy

Saint Ann School

A private, independent Catholic school serving Pre-K 3-year-olds through grade 8, Royal Palm Academy partners with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. The school teaches the mind, educates the heart, and forms character of tomorrow’s leaders.

Saint Ann Catholic School in Naples, a ministry of Saint Ann Parish, serves students in Pre-K through grade 8. It has been providing excellence in education of spirit, mind, body in the catholic tradition since 1956.

Main Fundraising Event: Twenty-First Annual Gala Celebration Date: February 23, 2019 Location: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: The Twenty-First Annual Gala Celebration is a night to recognize family, friends, and benefactors who have contributed to the success of every student at the Royal Palm Academy. This event will include dining, dancing, and a live and silent auction with casino entertainment. Honorary Chairpersons: Royal Palm Academy Board of Directors Chairpersons: The Gala Committee Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Lynn Girouard Telephone: 239-594-9888 Web: royalpalmacademy.com

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The Saint Ann School Foundation provides much needed scholarships and tuition assistance to the children of Saint Ann School. Saint Ann School provides a challenging learning environment focused on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, language, and math. The Saint Ann School Foundation is dedicated to assisting families by providing tuition scholarships. Main Fundraising Event: Tribute to The Beatles Date: February 6, 2019 Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort Description of Event: Join the Saint Ann School Foundation for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and a show featuring a tribute to The Beatles. This fantastic event will include a live auction and a performance by the Saint Ann Choir. All proceeds will be dedicated to providing need-based scholarships. Honorary Chairpersons: Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer Chairperson: Tina Ferrao Major Sponsor: Trustees of the Saint Ann School Foundation Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Pamela Macia Telephone: 239-262-4110 Web: stann.net

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Main Fundraising Event: Saint Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction Date: November 16, 2018 Location: Artis—Naples Description of Event: Saint Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction will allow attendees to meet prominent local and international Latino artists, bid on their artwork, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Funds raised will help perpetuate the Saint Ann Latino Scholarship Fund. Chairpersons: Casandra Ruanova-Cordero, Kayle Allen Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Casandra Ruanova-Cordero Telephone: 239-262-4100 Web: salcaa.org

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Senior Friendship Health Center A crucial part of Collier County’s community since 1985, Senior Friendship Health Center provides needed medical and dental care to the underserved population aged 50 and over, and is staffed by dedicated volunteers who have embraced this mission. Main Fundraising Event: Friends for Friendship Date: January 29, 2019 Location: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club Description of Event: This evening will honor the dedicated dental team of Dr. Bruce Novark and Dr. Donnie Rooksberry. Friends for Friendship is an evening dinner event celebrating compassion and generosity for low-income, aging Collier citizens. Attendees share in supporting a mission of giving back to the community so others may have a better quality of life. Chairperson: Cherry Smith Major Sponsors: The Collier Leadership Board, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $300 Contact: M.J. Scarpelli Telephone: 239-658-3105 Web: seniorfriendshiphealthcenter.org

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The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is leading and collaborating with the community to Prevent, Protect and Prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking through advocacy, empowerment, and social change.

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Main Fundraising Event: Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon Date: February 18, 2019  Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples  Description of Event: The Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon attracts more than 800 attendees each year. The event will include a silent auction, prize drawings, a luncheon, and a two-day designer boutique, February 17 and 18. The boutique is open to the public. Honorary Chairpersons: Georgia and John DallePezze  Chairpersons: Donna Issenmann, Denise Wilburn  Major Sponsors: Candy and Bill Raveis Ticket Price: $400 Contact: Susan Utz  Telephone: 239-775-3862 Web: naplesshelter.org/mbh

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Main Fundraising Event: Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Tailgate Event Date: January 17, 2019  Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples  Description of Event: This men’s-only event will feature casino-style games and dinner, followed by a cigar and scotch lounge. The keynote speaker will be Jackson Katz, a leader in the global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. Chairperson: Colin Estrem  Major Sponsor: Johnsonville Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Rebecca Thompson Telephone: 239-775-3862 Web: naplesshelter.org/tailgate

FRIENDS OF ROOKERY BAY Event: Ninth Annual Batfish Bash for the Bay Venue: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Michael and Hope Barkoukis, Athan Barkoukis 2. Curt and Stacy Witthoff 3. Milda Vaivada, Elaine Cole, Nancy White, Diane McGinty 4. Jim Trippler, Joni Brickley 5. Debby Frenkel, Carol Donahue

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STARability Foundation

Storytellers Creative Arts

Stroke Recovery Foundation

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 a whole calendar of enriching activities for STARability members, its innovative and creative programs focus on vocational training, continuing education, teamwork, and community involvement.

Storytellers Creative Arts (SCA), founded in 2002, is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving Southwest Florida and beyond with a singular focus to heal and transform lives through the arts. It does so by creating healing and nurturing arts outreach groups for local artists, who then reach out through its arts programs and partnerships with local community organizations to teach, mentor, and heal their served communities.

The Stroke Recovery Foundation (SRF) is dedicated to stroke prevention and recovery. SFR provides prevention education and, through the Stroke Recovery Fund, partial assistance for coaching, resource navigation, and unreimbursed therapy.

Main Fundraising Event: Star Gala Dazzling Diamond Soiree Date: March 9, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Description of Event: Star Gala Dazzling Diamond Soiree is a night of radiance that promises to shine a light on the uniqueness of Star members. The evening will begin with a dazzling cocktail hour, featuring a Diamond Drop and silent auction, followed by dinner, an exciting live auction, fund-a-need, dancing, and entertainment throughout the night. Major Sponsors: HEMPZ Body Products/ Cosway Company, Waterside Shops, Stofft Cooney Architects, Kurtz Homes, Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick, US Bank Private Wealth Management, Florida Community Bank Ticket Price: $350 Contact: Karen Govern Telephone: 239-594-9007 Web: starability.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Kaleidoscope of the Arts: Turning Broken Lives Around Date: November 15, 2018 Location: Hilton, Naples Description of Event: An art-filled, artful, colorful evening celebrating the healing power of the arts. This special event will feature high-value silent and live auctions, dinner, and a kaleidoscope of entertainment headlined by the Dan Miller–Lew Del Gatto Quintet, the “Chocolate Genius,” and more. Chairperson: Bill Barnett Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Bill Barnett Telephone: 239-591-6649 Web: storytellerscreativearts.org

Main Fundraising Event: Third Annual Stroke Victor Scramble Date: April 6, 2019 Location: Quail Village Golf Club, Naples Description of Event: Join the foundation for a morning of fun and networking beginning with a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun round of 18 hole golf with sponsor competitions on the course. At lunch, awards will be presented to winners as well as Stroke Victor Survivors, Sponsors, and Donors. New this year is the opportunity to become a charter business leader-member in the Stroke Victor Supporters Business Council. This group will be announced at the event and will advise the Foundation while participating in year-round events. Honorary Chairperson: Bob Mandell Chairpersons: Stroke Survivors Major Sponsors: Hotwire Communications, Iberia Bank, Family Leg & Foot Center Ticket Price: $90 Contact: Bob Mandell Telephone: 239-254-8266 Web: strokerecoveryfoundation.com

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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.

Swinging With Purpose

Women’s Foundation of Collier County

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports organizations committed to enhancing pediatric health care and education, with a primary focus on mental and behavioral health, through its annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The signature fundraising event has raised $25 million over the past 10 years, making it one of the most successful fundraising events in the country.

Swinging With Purpose is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that provides support to grassroots organizations serving the needs of women, girls, and children in our community. To date SWP has raised more than $575,000 in monetary and in-kind donations. Through its beneficiaries, SWP is addressing homelessness, hunger, poverty, alternative educational systems for high-risk teen girls, human trafficking, domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, teen pregnancies, and providing safe havens for this vulnerable population.

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

Main Fundraising Event: 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Date: February 24, 2019 Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs Description of Event: Celebrating its eleventh year, this signature event theme is “Making Waves: Building Healthy Minds” to support local organizations dedicated to children’s mental and behavioral health. Join SWFL Children’s Charities at a new venue for this year’s Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, where you’ll savor the signature cuisine of extraordinary chefs and taste delicious wines from renowned vintners. “Make waves” by bidding on spectacular travel escapes, delectable wines, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Chairpersons: Christin Collins, Brooke Denson, Debbie Toler  Ticket Price: $3,000 per couple Contact: Heidi Taulman  Telephone: 239-433-4260  Web: swflwinefest.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Liberty Mutual Invitational benefiting Swinging With Purpose Date: May 5, 2019 Location: Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples Description of Event: The tournament is a fourperson scramble with prizes for men’s, mixed, and ladies divisions. Cocktails and awards will follow, and the team with the lowest NET score in each division will receive an invitation to represent Swinging With Purpose at the 2020 Liberty Mutual Invitational National tournament. Chairpersons: Dr. Thomas Hale, Mrs. Amy Hale Major Sponsors: Stock Development, BMO Private Bank, McGarvey Development Company, Levitan Realty, Kitchens by Clay Ticket Price: $350 per golfer Contact: Diana Riley Telephone: 301-706-7131 Web: swingingwithpurpose.org

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Main Fundraising Event: Power of the Purse Date: December 5, 2018 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist and best-selling author, will share her story and discuss the growing need for mental health care services. The 2019 Women of Initiative Honorees will be introduced along with a highly anticipated drawing for some beautiful and unique designer handbags. Chairpersons: Allyson Richards, Stacey Deffenbaugh Major Sponsor: BMO Private Bank Ticket Price: $275 Contact: Carri Kreisman Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: wfcollier.org

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN Event: Foolin’ Around in the Garden Venue: Naples Botanical Garden. The event was sponsored by Naples Illustrated. 1. Rufino Hernandez, Lisa Nakroor, Gregg Sari 2. Linda Richards Malone, Carol and John Walter 3. Scott Kapnick, Jane Berger, Kathleen Kapnick 4. Mary Ann Bindley, Jody Lippes 5. Robert and Karen Scott

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Women’s Foundation of Collier County ADDITIONAL LISTING Main Fundraising Event: Women of Initiative Honorees Luncheon Date: April 5, 2019 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Description of Event: Each year, 10 remarkable women are honored for their leadership and dedication to philanthropic initiatives. They are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through charitable and civic engagement. Chairperson: Vicki Tracy Major Sponsors: BMO Private Bank, Waterside Shops Ticket Price: $225 Contact: Carri Kreisman Telephone: 239-649-5000 Web: wfcollier.org

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Yamron Jewelers Yamron Cares is a nonprofit entity started by Yamron Jewelers with a mission to make a significant impact in the SWFL community. Yamron Jewelers has a long-standing, special relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, along with other charities throughout the local area. Main Fundraising Event: The Fifth Annual Yamron Challenge Dates: January 11-13, 2019 Location: The Club at Mediterra, Naples  Description of Event: The Yamron Challenge is a weekend-long charity tennis and pickleball tournament. The tournament’s mission it to create a professional caliber tournament for local amateur players, starting with an extravagant kick-off party held at the Waterside Shops that will include entertainment, amenities, and vendors. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Chairpersons: Seth Fogelman, Sue Jacquette  Major Sponsor: Germain BMW of Naples  Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Seth Fogelman  Telephone: 239-592-7707  Web: yamronchallenge.com

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Zonta Foundation of Naples The Zonta Foundation of Naples is a nonprofit charity, chartered in 1973 with the sole mission of advocating for marginalized women and girls to empower equal status through service and advocacy. Zonta International is represented in 66 countries with more than 30,000 members. It will celebrate 100 years of service and advocacy in 2019. Main Fundraising Event: The Fourth Annual Sparkle Dinner Date: December 6, 2018 Location: The Club at Olde Cypress, Naples Description of Event: Holiday decorated for the season, Olde Cypress is the perfect venue for the Fourth Annual Sparkle Dinner, Naples’ most sought-after event. Enjoy cocktails in the Gallery/Barcelona Bar followed by a gourmet dinner in the Madrid Ballroom and finishing the evening with a silent and live auction. Honorary Chairperson: Jean Sloan Chairpersons: Achie McEchern, Tatiana Fortune Ticket Price: $100 Contact: Achie McEchern Telephone: 770-771-3365 Web: zonta-naples.org

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REFER TO NAPLES ILLUSTRATED AND NAPLESILLUSTRATED.COM FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER NONPROFIT EVENTS. THE MONTHLY CALENDAR SECTION IN NI INCLUDES A ROUNDUP OF CHARITY GALAS, CONCERTS, STAGE PERFORMANCES, ART EXHIBITIONS, AND MORE.

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Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR),

Family Friendly Business Awards

November Charity for Change, Giver Challenge Gala Collier Senior Resources, Celebrating

Our Seniors

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Naples Botanical Garden, Hats in the

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The Immokalee Foundation, Charity

Classic Celebration

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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Zoo

Gala: In the Garden of Eden

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Community Foundation of Collier County, Celebration of Philanthropy

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The Immokalee Foundation, Charity

Classic Pro-Am

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The Everglades Foundation, Inc., Sixth

Annual ForEverglades Naples

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Humane Society Naples,The Twentieth

Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

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Jewish Federation of Greater Naples,

Fifteenth Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament

Annual Community Campaign Kick-Off

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Storytellers Creative Arts,

Providence House, Providence House

Annual Luncheon

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Saint Ann School, Saint Ann Latino

Contemporary Art Auction

December Club of Naples Food, Wine, & Beer Festival

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

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Zonta Foundation of Naples, The

Fourth Annual Sparkle Dinner

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Naples Senior Center at JFCS, An

Evening for Better Tomorrows: Forever Motown, 60 Years of Music Magic

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Make-A-Wish Southern Florida,

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Voices for

Wishmaker’s Ball

Choice Luncheon

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Artis—Naples, Friends of Artis—

Naples Gala, Fashioning Influence

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Friends of the Library of Collier County, Nick Linn Lecture Series

Opera Naples, An Egyptian Fantasy

12-13 The Holocaust Museum & The Janet

G. & Harvey D. Cohen Education Center, The Violins of Hope Series

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11-13 Yamron Jewelers, The Fifth Annual

Yamron Challenge

12-13 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

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Bonita Springs National Art Festivals

Guadalupe Center, “Old Hollywood”

Signature Event

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

Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Tailgate Event

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Baby Basics of Collier County, Baby

Basics Tenth Annual Fun Run/ Walking Challenge

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Harry Chapin Food Bank, WINK

Feeds Families Hunger Walk

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The Naples Concert Band, First

Concert in the Park of the New Year

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

Off The Walls

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Naples Winter Wine Festival

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Empty Bowls, Naples, Thirteenth Annual Empty Bowls Naples Event

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Metavivor, METAvivor Metsquerade

Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida, JHSSWF celebrates Jewish

History with Judith and Samuel Friedland

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Senior Friendship Health Center,

Friends for Friendship

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American Cancer Society—Marco Island, Imagination Ball Champions for Learning, Night of

Champions

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Garden Tour

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Neighborhood Health Clinic, Gourmet Vintner Dinner Friends of the Library of Collier County, Nick Linn Lecture Series Saint Ann School Foundation, Tribute to The Beatles Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Eye on the World: An Evening of

Vision Gala

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Celebrity Martini Glass Auction Veteran Support Fund, The

Celebrity Martini Glass Auction

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Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs National Art

Festivals

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Children’s Advocacy Center Of Collier County, Beach Ball:

Culinary

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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Night at the Museum:

Party Like a Rock Star!

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Marco Island Historical Society, Marco Island Historical Society

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida,

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The Sapphire Soire a celebration of sixty-five seasons

The Choice Affair American Cancer Society, Bucket List Bash Humane Society Naples, Nineteenth Annual Pet Lovers Gala Latchkey League, Inc., Sweetheart Soirée, Honoring Myra

Janco Daniels NAMI of Collier County, Seventeenth Annual NAMI Walk The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Mending Broken

Hearts with Hope Luncheon

Friday, February 8, 2019 at six o'clock PM

The Ritz-carlton Golf resort

2600 tiburon drive

Naples, florida 34109 The 65th Anniversary Season and Sapphire Soirée are generously underwritten by Tanya & Denny Glass presenting sponsor

Lake Michigan Credit Union

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Calendar of events 2018-2019 The mission of Latchkey League 501c3, founded in 2013 by The mission of Latchkey League 501c3, founded in 2013 by Myra Jancoand Daniels and members is to provide educational, cultural Myra Janco Daniels members is to provide educational, cultural and and recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who are in need in need of after school supervision and to promote of after are school supervision and activities and toactivities promoteand educational educational development for their future. development for their future.

A volunteer organization with profits from luncheons, special events and A volunteer organization with profits from luncheons, special events parties given thru an annual grant process. Accomplished contributions for and parties given thru an annual grant process. Accomplished the building of the Fran Cohen Youth Center, located on the campus of The contributions for the building of the Fran Cohen Youth Center, located Salvation Army. on the campus of The Salvation Army.

Annual memberships are available with Luncheons and Parties open to the are public for additional information contact Annual memberships available with Luncheons and Parties Betty Bailey, bann52@aol.com open to the public forA.additional information contact P.O. Box 413005, #221, Naples, Fl 34101 Betty A. Bailey, bann52@aol.com P.O. Box 413005, #221, Naples, Fl 34101

21-24 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

23 23 23

Bonita Springs International Film Festival

Avow Foundation, Inc., Charity Adventure Midwest Food Bank Florida, Annual Gala Royal Palm Academy, Twenty-First Annual

Gala Celebration

24

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., 2019

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

26

Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, Youth

of the Year Celebration

28

Habitat For Humanity of Collier County,

Pacesetter Dinner

March 1

Grace Place for Children and Families,

Celebration of Grace

2

Books for Collier Kids, Stay at Home and

Celebrate Reading on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

2-3

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs,

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals

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Gulfshore Opera, Opera Meets Broadway Gala starring Norm Lewis

2

JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2019 Hope Gala,

Unlock the Cure

4

Friends of the Library of Collier County, Nick Linn Lecture Series

4

The Holocaust Museum & The Janet G. & Harvey D. Cohen Education Center, Triumph 2019

5

American Heart Association of Southwest Florida, Southwest Florida

Go Red for Women Luncheon

7

Churchill Dinner

6

Lee Health Foundation at Golisano Children’s Hospital, Secret Garden

9

STARability Foundation, Star Gala Dazzling Diamond Soiree

Gala

7

Conservancy of Southwest Florida,

10

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, A Vintage Affair: A

Magic Under the Mangroves

Night of a Thousand Wines

Celebrity sighting! English Speaking Union, Winston

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The League Club, Naples Tables:

A Celebration of Style, Food, and Fun

15

Friends of Rookery Bay, Tenth

23

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc., Emerald Ball

23

Angel Ball

23

David Lawrence Center, Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium

Annual Bash for the Bay

18

Friends of the Library of Collier County, Nick Linn Lecture Series

Gulfshore Playhouse, The Ninth

18

Annual Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway Gala

21

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR), Big Impressions by Little

Artists

21

The Naples Art District, Inc., The

Movable Feast

22-23 Naples Garden Club,

Naples Flower Show

29

30

Community School of Naples,

Champions for Learning,

Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc.,

Community Pregnancy Clinics Annual Life Saver Event presents “An Evening with Tucker Carlson”

30-31 Pan-Florida Challenge, Pan-Florida

Challenge Ride for Hungry Kids

TBD

Pace Center For Girls, Collier,

Believing in Girls Luncheon

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The Parkinson Association of SWFL Foundation, A Step Forward: Annual

Speaker Luncheon with Judge Pirro

5

Women’s Foundation of Collier County, Women of Initiative Honorees

Luncheon

6

American Heart Association of Southwest Florida, Southwest Florida

Heart Ball

6

Christ Child Society of Naples, The

Red Wagon Gala

Love of Art: The NAA’s Sixty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration

6

Stroke Recovery Foundation, Third

LANE WILKINSON

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The Naples Art Association, For the

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Annual Stroke Victor Scramble

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Guadalupe Center, Guadalupe

Center Charity Golf Classic

9

Ball: Culinary

11

Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Annual Donor Social

11

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Strutt and Putt Golf

May

Tournament

13

Children’s Advocacy Center, Beach

TBD 5

NCH Center for Philanthropy,

Champions for Learning, Glass

Slipper Event

Swinging With Purpose, Liberty Mutual Invitational benefiting Swinging With Purpose

Magnolia Ball

27

Grace Place for Children and Families, A Swing of Grace

October

Cancer Alliance of Naples, YogaCAN

28

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Magic Under the Mangroves

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida,

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Heil Luthringer Foundation For MS,

Twelfth Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney

Every kid deserves a safe place, a mentor, a chance, a future. Out-of-school hours can be challenging for the youth in Collier County, but programs that engage kids – like those offered at the Boys & Girls Club – are working. Support Boys & Girls Club of Collier County by joining us at our 2018-19 Fundraising Events:

FORE-the-Kids 15th Annual Golf Tournament

November 10, 2018

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Youth of the Year Celebration

February 26, 2019 Club Pelican Bay

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Ladies Who Lunch

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The Fourteenth Annual Hats in the Garden Luncheon at the Naples Botanical Garden was a sight to behold. Set amidst lush greenery, fragrant gardenias, and sunny yellows, were tablescapes decked out in chic Babe Paley style. After mingling in the garden with millinery that would make the royals rich with envy, guests were ushered under a tent and served a gourmet lunch by chef Jack Raben (everyone was buzzing about the sweet corn soup with Gulf lobster, chive batons, and chili oil). After lunch, Saks Fifth Avenue presented a runway show of the season’s newest creations as attendees indulged their sweet tooth with some Key lime pie and macaroons. One of the most popular fundraisers in Naples, the event raised an astounding $470,000 to benefit the Naples Botanical Garden in its Replant and Regrow initiative, post-Hurricane Irma.

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