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From the Publisher

Inspire Make a statement with a sparkling jewel-encrusted clutch.


Naples Diary The area’s soirees are perennially spectacular. We take a look back at last season and highlight some things to come. | By Kat Smith


Cause & Effect What happens to the money once a fundraiser is over? See how four nonprofits put those dollars to work. | By Christina Wells



Winged Beauties Step out in stunning jewels inspired by brilliant butterflies. | By Katherine Lande


Giving Back Read about the notable philanthropists who have been profiled during the past year in Naples Illustrated. | By Christina Wells


Earth Bound Many dedicated groups have come to the defense of nature and strive to preserve Southwest Florida’s natural treasures. | By Kailah Casillas


Team Work Savvy business people know that helping neighbors is a win-win for company and community. | By Christina Wells


Charity Listings The ultimate guide to the area’s charitable groups and key events.



Calendar of Events A listing of major fundraisers by month.


Last Look Beautiful events lead to a rosy future.

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Wish List eople often ask me what I like most about living in Naples, and the response I believe they are expecting to hear is, “the beautiful beach and the weather.” While those are certainly fabulous perks that I frequently enjoy, what really lifts my spirits are the philanthropic people whom I have had the pleasure to work with over the last 29 years. Not a day goes by when I am not pleasantly surprised by a heartwarming story of yet another altruistic Neapolitan. A girlfriend was telling me the other day that her 10-year-old son and his friend had a joint birthday party, and the boys decided that in lieu of gifts (I am sure that is not exactly how they worded it), they wanted to donate money to the Humane Society Naples. The boys then lovingly turned over $1,500 in birthday donations to the nonprofit. Another friend gives up her lunch hour to offer an exercise class to a group of individuals with multiple sclerosis. And I have been moved to tears many times by the speeches of college graduates who became the first child in their family to attend college, thanks to Take Stock scholarships from Collier County’s Champions for Learning. I think one of the most heartfelt moments I experienced was during the annual holiday toy drive sponsored by the Collier Building Industry Association. One year, I was given the name of a child who listed a pair of cowboy boots on his wish list for Santa. As one of Santa’s helpers, I excitedly presented him with the red cowboy boots along with some toiletries. He quickly pushed aside the boots, grabbed the new toothbrush and proceeded to run around the room, declaring with glee, “I got my own toothbrush!” I was toast for the rest of the day and, apparently, still am many years later. As you will see in this issue, there are many, many ways to be charitable. The donations of money and time that pour in every year from the residents of Naples and surrounding communities are immeasurable and help sustain the 100-plus charities we have listed in this issue. These efforts make a real difference in the lives of the less fortunate, providing them with experiences, food, education and health care (to list just a few) that otherwise would be out of reach. Take a moment to extend a helping hand to some of the organizations we have listed in these pages and see what you can do to help. Or just visit an elderly neighbor and listen to his or her stories for a while. You will both sleep better, I promise.



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By Katherine Lande

Crystal vision Jewel-encrusted clutches add sparkle to chic party dressing. Make a grand entrance with: Oscar de la Renta Mulberry Goa clutch in purple, Marchesa multicolored crystal embroidery oval box clutch, Marissa Collections, Naples; glass jeweled clutch, Dolce & Gabbana,

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Naples Diary Social Buzz Still tingling with the excitement from last season? It was spectacular, but it’s time to prep for the next round. The forecast calls for a flurry of events to cover Naples from November through next fall. By KAT SMITH

Memorable Moments

The Naples Woman’s Club Kitchen Tour featured four lovely Homes, gourmet goodies by local chefs and boutique shopping.



nty of Last season offered ple photo ops!

Events last season included noteworthy debuts and a growing number of Gen-Xers on the social circuit. The combination of gorgeous homes, gourmet food and shopping made the Naples Woman’s Club Kitchen Tour a sold-out hit. The inaugural excursion brought ladies to four lovely homes to nibble culinary treats by local chefs, ogle some exquisite decor and engage in some boutique retail therapy. The second tour promises to deliver the same while raising funds to support David Lawrence Center, Youth Haven, Friends of Foster Children and student scholarships. The Everglades Foundation brought ForEverglades, a yearly star-studded staple in Palm Beach, to Naples for the first time. Guests at the west coast party oohed and ahhed over the Collier Collection of extraordinary cars at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research. ForEverglades Naples, which contributes to the mission of restoring the Everglades ecosystem, returns to the Naples-based institute in April. (Read more about the foundation on page 34.) The Friends of Marnie Codrey, Matt Sutton and Ellison the Foundation held its first event, Warner on the David Lawrence Center Young Executives sunset Cruise. a “Chef Cook-Off” at Florida Builder Appliances in Bonita Springs. The new group, composed of next-generation philanthropists, has a goal of raising $100,000 to support the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. The David Lawrence Center Young Executives held various events to aid the center, including its signature Gulf Ball, and an annual Sunset Cruise. And even Naples Millennials contributed. Community School of Naples students staged the third annual Model Students at Waterside Fashion Show to benefit the CSN Financial Aid Program.

Acclaimed presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin will

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The upcoming calendar is filled with must-attend gatherings. Here are a few highlights. Dynamic speakers coming to inspire and entertain include Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism (Simon & Schuster) is fresh off the press. She is the featured guest at The League Club’s February luncheon. Planned Parenthood of Collier County

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welcomes women’s and youth rights activist, author and film star Ashley Judd to its annual dinner in February. Antwone Fisher, an award-winning film and literary writer who was the subject of the eponymous movie costarring and directed by Denzel Washington, will deliver his uplifting message at Youth Haven’s January luncheon. And The Shelter For Abused Women & Children’s annual February luncheon keynoter is author Leslie Morgan Steiner, whose 2009 memoir about surviving domestic violence, Crazy Love, was a New York Times best-seller. Great art is on tap also. To help raise money for the Latchkey League, Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, will host “Night Music,” an evening of art and song February 12. Founded by Naples arts icon Myra Daniels, the Latchkey League is working to support the building of the Salvation Army’s 21,000-square-foot Janet Cohen Youth Center in East Naples, with rooms for music, dance, a gym and more to enrich the lives of area kids who need a place to go after school. u

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Trudy Labell Fine Art will host “Night Music” to benefit the Latchkey League, with art and song reflecting Evening magic.

What’s Your Style? from laid-back to formal, Naples celebrators are a chic crowd. Find a soiree to suit your style. details for these parties and more begin on page 46.

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u Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Night at the Museum—wear “play” clothes for a grown-ups’ night to enjoy the museum’s exhibits. u Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County, Beach Ball— smart resort wear for an Amalfi Coast theme. u Naples Equestrian Challenge, Eighth Annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance—as always, Western wear. u Friends of Foster Children, Boots & Boogie Bash—another opportunity to brush off the Stetson and shine up the Tony Lamas. u Friends of Rookery Bay, Batfish Bash for the Bay—dress for outdoor dancing and Old Florida-style food. u Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples Music Festival Bahama Beach Bash—island-style attire.

The Naples Historical Society, Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage—elegant black-tie. u The Latchkey League Guys and Dolls Gala—black-tie optional with a ’50s flair. u CHEF (Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida) Gala—Hollywood red carpet looks for the theme “A Night at the Oscars.” u David Lawrence Center and Foundation gala, Under the Eiffel Tower: A Journey to 1920s Paris—artistic takes on Roaring ’20s glamour. u Naples Philharmonic League, Fire & Ice: Festival of Trees and 25th Anniversary Gala—festive looks, black-tie optional. u Naples Junior Woman’s Club, Derby Dash—Churchill Downsworthy outfits and hats are de rigueur.







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Cause & Effect Galas, golf, luncheons, fashion shows … these are the staples of Naples’ Social

season. The events are so much more than fun with friends, though. The dollars raised by these soirees lift up the lives of those in need. See how four nonprofits put that money to work. By Christina Wells



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Left: Ladies at Wine, Women & Shoes were escorted to their tables by dashing volunteers.

Right: Previously a girls’ night out, the 2014 Wine, Women & Shoes will take place on two days, one of which will be a dinner tailored for couples.

Mary Kay Mickiewicz

Top: Collier elementary students. Above: Linda Flores, Gail Webster, Tammy Stewart and Jackie Bennett announced that Huntington Wealth Advisors was sponsoring Naples Park school with a $5,000 donation. Below: Students from Mike Davis Elementary, Angels Board members and Santa celebrated at a Christmas event at Clive Daniel Home.

Angels Undercover Kids succeed best when they put their full attention on learning, yet many are distracted because they don’t have the appropriate clothes to wear to class. As Naples resident Jackie Bennett discovered in 2010, 64 percent of county elementary students are deemed economically needy by the Collier County Public Schools board. “I was appalled to learn that in many cases the need is so great that children arrive at school without socks or undergarments,” says Bennett. “Even worse, some are kept home while their parents save to buy the required polo shirts and shorts.” Bennett’s findings spurred her to found Angels Undercover (AUC), an organization that provides school uniforms, socks and underwear for elementary pupils. It distributes the basic necessities that allow students to arrive at school ready to learn, now delivering cloth

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ing to 10 Collier County elementary schools. Because the nonprofit’s 11 board members cover all administrative costs, one hundred percent of outside donations goes towards buying clothing for the children. For the 20132014 school year, in a smart move to stretch dollars raised to the maximum possible, AUC partnered with clothing maker Chico’s FAS Inc. to manufacture school clothes. “We have been able to go from donating several hundred pieces in 2011 to more than 10,000 uniforms provided to 3,600 students for the current school year,” Bennett says. “This represents approximately 17 percent of all elementary schoolchildren in Collier County, or 25 percent of economically needy students.” There is still much work to be done, considering that at 20 of 30 elementary schools in the county, more than half the students qualify for free and reduced-cost lunches. To help these underprivileged kids most effectively, a new

CAN’s annual event always includes fine wines to sip, great auction items and, of course, fabulous shoes.

AUC initiative, the Clothe a School Program, has been launched to identify sponsors for specific schools. The group will extend its fundraising efforts with the inaugural Sip & Putt for the Angels April 2, 2014. The outing will be a casual, fun, putting tournament and wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres served on the greens of Grey Oaks Country Club. The event is the next step in AUC’s mission to help all children succeed in school. Cancer Alliance of Naples “Imagine returning home from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation to find an eviction notice or final warning from a utility company on your door,” says Marianne St. Johns, executive director, Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). “Then visualize reaching out for help and being told no funds are available. CAN’s mission is to negate both of these scenarios.” NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER


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Special Olympics Florida stand up paddleboard training took place in Naples, attended by the organization Expedition Florida 500. Sweetwater Paddle Sports of Bonita Springs brought equipment. Special Olympics athletes competed in the Fourth Annual Noodles Luau Race held in May 2013 at Bayfront in Naples. Matt Berman (in white shirt) founded the Stand Up Paddle Board Luau Race.

Athletes with coaches on the water at the fourth annual Luau Race.

Left to right: M.J. Weibling, Ruth Holland and Susan Ham with SO athlete Jen from Monroe County at the third annual race at Bayfront.

Registration at the 2013 Noodles SUP Luau Race with David McKenzie (at left), director of Special Olympics Collier County.

The organization provides financial aid, support and education and information resources for low-income families touched by cancer. CAN currently faces a troubling reality in the form of a waiting list comprised of Collier and Southern Lee County patients needing help for rent, utilities and other basic necessities while they are in cancer treatment. To fill its coffers, CAN has been putting on a fab girls’ night out for the past three years—Wine, Women & Shoes—with cocktails, wine, fashion, shopping and dapper men as servers. In 2014, though, the nonprofit ups the ante with a two-pronged fundraiser—the Wine, Women & Shoes luncheon January 31 and the Wine, Women & Shoes Sole Mate gala February 1. The new Sole Mate Gala offers guys a chance to enjoy an evening with their wives or dates. Both take place at the Club at Mediterra. During the two parties, guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, wine tastings, a fashion show, a Keys to the Closet raffle worth 20

$15,000, dancing to the music of the band High Voltage and a shoe contest. CAN’s goal for the two-day event is to raise $200,000. Since its inauguration, Wine, Women & Shoes has generated more than $175,000 for the charity. All proceeds will benefit CAN outreach programs as well as its KidsCAN program, which provides scholarships for graduating Collier County high school seniors who are cancer survivors or have a parent or sibling with cancer. “Goals for 2014 fundraising include raising awareness of CAN’s mission, ending our waiting lists and expanding our programs to include more recovering patients in need,” says St. Johns. Special Olympics Florida— Collier County Since its inception in 1972, the mission of Special Olympics Florida (SOFL)—Collier County has been to provide year-round train-

ing and competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for people with intellectual disabilities. “The ultimate objective of Special Olympics is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large,” says Sue Palmer, fundraising director, SOFL. Collier County’s program currently includes 300 participating athletes. In 2010, Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar owner Matt Berman, father of a Special Olympics athlete and paddleboard enthusiast, came up with an idea to raise money for the nonprofit—the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Luau Race. It began with six participants and raised $1,400 for equipment, uniforms, training, transportation and competition for SO athletes. When the Second Annual Luau Race was held in 2011, the competition had more than doubled in size; an additional race category was added for special-needs individuals, and more than $8,400 was raised.


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We’re Building Stronger, More Empowered Communities At Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, our Southwest Florida sales associates are more than just real estate agents. We’re also neighbors, friends, PTA members, Little League coaches and so much more. These communities aren’t simply where we do business – they’re where we live, and we’re committed to making a positive difference. Through the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES foundation, we’ve provided volunteer support and contributed more than $3.6 million to worthy nonprofit organizations throughout Florida.


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Left: One of Hope for Haiti’s partner schools and a typical classroom.

The crowd enjoyed entertainment by the band High Voltage at Hope for Haiti’s 2013 fundraiser, Passport to the Future Gala.

Right: Students learned about reforestation with Hope for Haiti President Tiffany Kuehner. Hope for Haiti infirmary nurse counted medications.

Left: Cooking School students displayed a freshly baked cake.

“The state-level administrators were so impressed with the progress and accomplishments of our athletes that they agreed to open SUP as a new SOFL sport,” says Palmer. And the event just gets better: the 2012 SUP Luau Race attracted 100 entrants in four categories—men’s, women’s, kids and Special Olympics—and raised $9,000. The 2013 event drew 115 entrants and raised $10,000. “We started four years ago with six participants, and now SUP is a state-recognized sport,” says Berman. “Twelve Florida counties do exactly what we do here in Naples. Next May, all proceeds from the Fourth Annual SUP Luau Race go toward buying a traveling trailer and paddleboards. Our goal is to go national.” Hope For Haiti Two Hope for Haiti initiatives are adding an element of good taste to its efforts, which aim to improve the quality of life for the island’s people, particularly children, through education, nutrition and health care. The Naples22

based organization touches 500,000 Haitians yearly through its outreach and disaster-relief programs. The organization established the Cooking School in an effort to support Haitian men and women by teaching them marketable skills. School Director Carmene Alverbe teaches recipe development, proper food preparation, sanitation, creating balanced meal plans, planning and budgeting, and presentation techniques. Classes are held Saturday afternoons in Les Cayes, Haiti, and culminate in a final test in which students present dishes to a panel of judges. Upon passing, they receive a certificate of completion that helps them find jobs in their home community. So far, 26 students have graduated who otherwise would not have skills that would lead to jobs. “There are Haitians in Collier County who have family in or around Les Cayes, and who are very supportive of this school and its goal of preparing students for employment within the hospitality industry in their home coun-

try,” says Stephanie Jepsen, director of development, Hope for Haiti. Alverbe recently published Cooking With Carmene, which features the chef’s favorite recipes. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti has made the cookbook available on consignment to employees. In Naples, the cookbook can be purchased at Clive Daniel Home and through Hope for Haiti. Proceeds help fund program development. In Southwest Florida, the nonprofit holds annual events to help with its initiatives to help Haitians build sustainable, healthy communities. Neapolitans can boost these efforts by checking out Hope for Haiti’s annual soiree March 8, 2014, which carries the theme “Passport to the Stars.” u


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WInged Beauties Step out this season in pieces that soar. BY KATHERINE LANDE

Diamond and gemstone bangle from the 2013 Blue Book Collection, Tiffany & Co., Naples Opposite page: Sylva & Cie Zambian yellow opal chain, labradorite butterfly pendant, Marissa Collections, Naples; Jardin des Hesperides earrings from the Les Jardins collection, featuring mandarin garnets and diamonds set in white gold, Van Cleef & Arpels, Naples



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Brooch with large spinel, white diamonds, faceted spinels and pavĂŠd with garnets, Cartier, 1-800-CARTIER,; gold earrings with approximately 40 carats of lemon quartz, Provident Jewelry, Naples; white gold Couture Voyage Africa cuff set with mixed pavĂŠ of white and black diamonds, blue sapphires, tsavorites, orange sapphires, red sapphires and yellow sapphires, Stephen Webster,

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Handcrafted platinum necklace featuring a 39-carat orange melo pearl accented with rose-cut diamonds and pink conch pearls, Hamilton Jewelers,; fancy yellow Asscher-cut diamond ring surrounded by two white diamonds set in platinum and gold, Yamron Jewelers, Naples; fancy yellow cushion-cut diamond set in a platinum and yellow gold ring with two trapezoid side diamonds, Bigham Jewelers, Naples; Bulgari High Jewelry bracelet in pink gold and enamel with 35 fancy cabochon-cut coral elements and pavĂŠ diamonds, Yamron Jewelers



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Line Yellow Arpeggia gold necklace with 1,597 diamonds, De Beers, Naples

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Giving Back Throughout the year,

Naples Illustrated shines a spotlight on some of the community’s super philanthropists and the deserving causes that ignite their passion. We revisit the outstanding individuals profiled in NI’s pages during the past year. By Christina Wells compiled by Olivia LeClair Photography by Roland Scarpa

Kathy and Tighe King The Kings don’t let their part-time resident status slow them down while in Naples. Generous philanthropists in their hometown of York, Pennsylvania, the Kings aim to make just as large an impact during their time in Florida. As avid supporters of the Humane Society Naples and other local groups, the Kings use their time in paradise constructively and generously. Local Charitable Support: Humane Society Naples, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Insight: Says Kathy, “While we’re only here part-time, we still want to contribute to this community. Everyone has something they can give that will make things better in some way.”



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Walter and Rosemary Blankley Longtime supporters of education, the Blankleys are major donors to both their alma maters—Princeton and Arcadia universities. Determined to bring that bond to Naples, they created the Walter E. Blankley Scholar program in partnership with Immokalee’s Guadalupe Center. Three worthy graduates who served as part of the center’s Tutor Corps were awarded $500,000 each for college expenses. Named 2012 Philanthropists of the Year by the Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Blankleys’ commitment to education will have a lasting effect on local youth for years to come. Local Charitable Support: Guadalupe Center of Immokalee Insight: “I remember the people who helped make my education possible,” says Rosemary. “Perhaps that is why giving back is so important now.”

Yale Freeman A lawyer by profession but self-described food banker at heart, Yale Freeman is known in Southwest Florida for both his legal know-how and his big heart. Freeman formerly served on the board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, a stint that lasted 10 years. He also devotes his time to breast cancer awareness and activism following his wife, Susan’s, diagnosis in 2010. His devotion has had a real impact—his children Andrew and Allison both work for nonprofit organizations. Local Charitable Support: Harry Chapin Food Bank, Temple Shalom, Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Collier County Women’s Bar Association, American Cancer Society Insight: “My M.O. is to focus on a specific cause I believe in and make a long-term commitment of time,” says Freeman.

Ron McGinty Fueled by personal experience and drive, McGinty is a real-life guardian angel to area homeless and mistreated kids. As the director of development for Youth Haven, an emergency shelter for abandoned, neglected or abused children, he helps provide temporary homes for kids separated from their parents. His present goal is raising the funds for Haven House, which would serve as a home for hundreds of children in desperate need. Local Charitable Support: Youth Haven, Guardian ad Litem program Insight: “If just one child ends up becoming successful and builds a loving family, then we have done our job,” McGinty says. “My dream is to touch that one person.”

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Alan Korest Despite having no musical background, Alan Korest, along with his late wife, Marilyn, granted countless opportunities for young musicians (and those young at heart) in Southwest Florida. In 2006, the couple founded the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music, named after Korest’s father-in-law, Edwin H. Bower. Korest has served on the FGCU Foundation’s Board of Directors and helped found the Moorings Park Bower Chapel, complete with a handcrafted organ. Local Charitable Support: FGCU Bower School of Music, Moorings Park Bower Chapel Insight: Says Korest, “My basic core belief is that music provides unusual opportunities that nothing else offers in the same way to improve academic outcomes at all levels, from pre-K on.”


Jean Ann Lynch Lynch is the founder of Baby Basics, a nationwide charity devoted to providing diapers to families in need. Inspired by her career in teaching, she knew firsthand how many families struggle to meet basic needs. Since NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER


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Nicholas and Eleanor Chabraja

founding Baby Basics of Collier County nearly 10 years ago, the local program has grown from 10 to 315 families and has distributed 2.5 million diapers since 1994. Lynch keeps her eye constantly on the future, and hopes to spread Baby Basics from 12 states to all 50. Local Charitable Support: Baby Basics of Collier County Insight: “The best gift you can give to your community is the gift of yourself coupled with a vision and desire to make changes in the lives of those around you,” Lynch says.

Nicholas and Eleanor Chabraja As the Naples Botanical Garden continues to flourish, the Chabrajas lead the way in paving its future. The next phase of the garden’s expansion, including the construction of The Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center, got under way in 2013, thanks to the Chabrajas’ continued support. Also passionate for giving back to education, the Chabrajas are supporters of Northwestern University and DePauw University. Local Charitable Support: Naples Botanical Garden Insight: “We look to meet the needs of the communities in which we live. There is always an opportunity to fill the bucket,” says Nick.

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Lu Drackett

Rey Pezeshkan is living proof that one speaker can change a life forever. After attending a workplace seminar that discussed escalating drug and alcohol use among children, he felt compelled to act. He contributed to the founding of Drug Free Collier in 2006 and continues to work with local substance-abuse centers. Local Charitable Support: Drug Free Collier, David Lawrence Center, Hazelden Insight: “There is no greater reward than to change a life and make it better,” Pezeshkan says. “The best gift you can give to a community is the safety and well-being of children.”

Lu Drackett

Rey Pezeshkan


With three decades of local experience, it’s no wonder Lu Drackett is an anchor of many Naples organizations. Her passion for the advancement of underprivileged women has led her to serve multiple groups devoted to the cause. Local Charitable Support: Artis—Naples, St. Matthew’s House, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Naples Botanical Garden, Community Foundation of Collier County Insight: “The best gifts you can give to a community are to have compassion, love and be involved,” says Drackett.


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Linda, Ed and Sean Morton The Mortons take family values to the next level with their united approach to giving back to their community. Ed, Linda and their son, Sean, follow their individual passions through different programs and use weekly family dinners to catch up on their achievements. At the heart of their endeavors, compassion and action make up the Morton philanthropic formula. Local Charitable Support: Optimist Club of Naples, American Cancer Society, Take Stock in Children (The Education Foundation—Champions for Learning), Collier County Public Schools Insight: Sean says, “My parents never said it was important to give back. They led by example, not by words.”

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Earth Bound

The beauty of Southwest Florida’s shorelines, wetlands, forests and wildlife has always served as a siren call to a swelling tide of residents and visitors. As development spreads with the growing population, it is more important than ever to protect our environment. Meet some dedicated groups who have come to the defense of nature. By kailah Casillas



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THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION In 1993, Paul Tudor Jones, George Barley and his wife, Mary, became concerned about the condition of the water in Florida Bay, where pollution was adversely affecting fishing in the area. They sprang into action and formed The Everglades Foundation to advocate for clean water and the preservation of the Everglades. Currently, the organization has a board of 22 individuals from around the country, three of whom live in the Naples area: Dolph Von Arx, Nicholas G. Penniman IV and Ellin Goetz. The goal of the nonprofit is to protect and restore the Everglades through environmental leadership, scientific research and legal action. To support these initiatives, the organization holds annual fund­raising events in Palm Beach and Naples called ForEverglades. The Naples version, soon to enter its second year, will include a lavish dinner and a live auction at Revs Institute’s Collier Collection, where attendees can view a superb array of private automobiles. To help preserve the unique River of Grass, one of America’s irreplaceable treasures, the foundation aims to top the $350,000 raised at ForEverglades Naples in 2013 at the upcoming event April 11, 2014.

Once spread over eight million acres, the Everglades ecosystem reaches from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee. Water from the lake slowly moves towards the Florida Bay.

Photos: Jessica Hodder

The tranquil setting of the Everglades makes a home for numerous plant and wildlife species, such as the wood stork.

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The 21-acre nature experience at the Conservancy celebrates all of the natural treasures within the region— water, land and wildlife.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA In 1964, a small group of Naples residents joined in an effort to halt the construction of a road that was proposed to run from Naples to Marco Island. It would have traveled directly through Rookery Bay, essentially destroying the estuary. The group created a petition and presented it to a commission that effectively ended the plan. This classic example of a successful grassroots initiative was the seed out of which the Conservancy of Southwest Florida grew. Currently the Conservancy works to protect our region’s water, land and wildlife through environmental policy, science and education. In the Conservancy’s nature center, visitors can take self-guided tours through the Dalton Discovery Center, which features interactive exhibits and face-to-face encounters with live animals and marine life. It’s also possible to visit the 5,000-square-foot Von Arx Wildlife hospital to see animals in recovery and learn more about rescue, rehabilitation and release through the program, “A Wild Life.” At its annual fundraiser Magic Under the Mangroves last March, sponsors and attendees celebrated raising a record-breaking $950,000 to support Conservancy programs. On March 6, 2014, Magic Under the Mangroves will celebrate the Conservancy’s 50-year anniversary and look forward to its future. 36

Visitors enjoy the sea-life touch tank inside the Dalton Discovery Center, and a baby bobcat.


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Volunteer Dick Brewer leads a group on a boardwalk tour.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a must-see trove of nature’s gems for all local residents and visitors. It is home to the largest nesting colony of federally endangered wood storks in the nation, the Florida panther, American alligator, gopher tortoise, Florida sandhill crane, limpkin, roseate spoonbill, snowy egret, tricolored heron, white ibis, Big Cypress fox squirrel and the Florida black bear, as well as rare plants including the Ghost Orchid. And to think, it was nearly destroyed but for the efforts of some citizen crusaders. Around 1944, systematic logging of cypress forests began in the Fakahatchee Strand south of Corkscrew, and started moving north as the 500-year-old trees were logged out. Some local people became alarmed at the prospect of losing the forests, and launched a campaign to save the swamp. The National Audubon Society, along with other organizations, worked together to raise awareness and funds needed to buy the swamp and save the endangered trees and the surrounding fauna. By 1954, they had secured 5,680 acres of land, calling it Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Today, the sanctuary accounts for 13,000 acres in the Corkscrew Watershed, supporting 700 acres of bald cypress.

A walk on the 2.25mile boardwalk offers a perfect way for visitors to explore pristine habitats and observe the beauty of nature.

The 13,000-acre Sanctuary, located in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed, provides a natural habitat for numerous wildlife species.

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Friends of Rookery Bay Board President Bruce Robertson, left, thanked Guy Harvey for attending as the honorary chair for the Batfish Bash for the Bay fundraiser. Throughout the evening, Guy Harvey posed for photos with guests and signed autographs.

Among the more than $60,000 worth of items donated to the Friends of Rookery Bay for last February’s live and silent auctions was a framed Guy Harvey work, Sledgehammer.

Friends of Rookery Bay board member Julie Edmister and her husband, Shaun (left), posed for a photo with Guy Harvey.

FRIENDS OF ROOKERY BAY Several years ago, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s staff of four was charged with managing 9,000 acres of one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America under the Florida Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Land and Aquatic Resource Management. In 1987, Gary Lytton, then the reserve’s education coordinator, realized that funds and volunteers were critical to meeting the goals of the reserve’s mission “to provide a basis for informed coastal decisions through research, land management and education,” and to work with the community to promote conservation of the area. “As education coordinator I was doing a lot of community outreach, and more and more people started asking me how they could help,” Lytton says. “They wanted to donate to our programs but the State of Florida was unable to accept donations. I realized that if parks could have a friends’ group, then we should, too.” So Lytton, who now serves as reserve director, joined forces with other concerned citizens Linda Weinland, Georgia Stamp, Bob Gore and Courtenay Vass. Each kicked in $10 to pay a $50 incorporation fee to be 38

able to raise funds, and Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) was born. The organization assists the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the management of what is now the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. And in September, the research reserve was designated as the nation’s third Florida Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center by the federal program Coastal America. A long way from that original $50 contribution to start up FORB, the nonprofit raised $64,000 at its most recent annual fundraising event, the Batfish Bash for the Bay, which highlighted an appearance by renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey. Dollars raised at this fun outdoor party benefit the research reserve’s youth and adult education programs. Within the 16,500-square-foot environmental learning center are four research laboratories, classrooms, an auditorium, a nature store and a two-story visitor center. The public can partake in an array of activities, including interactive exhibits, nature tours, kayaking, films and lectures. The fourth annual Batfish Bash for the Bay will be March 15, 2014. Attendees can expect another evening of dancing to live music under the stars, dinner and auctions.


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Visitors can hand-feed giraffes at one of the Naples Zoo’s many exciting exhibits. Learn about creatures of Madagascar, such as the lemur (above). Feel the thrill of sitting inches away from African leopards on the other side of a seven-foot-high glass panel (left).


Watch alligators being fed at Alligator Bay.

The live show Safari Canyon illustrates the important role predators play in nature while viewing live animals like exotic cats and more unusual hunters.

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The Naples Zoo’s roots date to the early twentieth century. Dr. Henry Nehrling, a botanist and ornithologist, moved to Naples in 1919 to establish a botanical garden, and after he died in 1929, his unmaintained garden grew wild. It was restored in the late ’40s by Dr. Julius Fleischmann, who bought huge plots of land in the area, including Nehrling’s garden. Fleischmann added walking paths and lakes, built the first entry building and opened it to the public in 1954 as Caribbean Gardens. In 1968, Larry and Nancy Jane Tetzlaff took over, bringing their collection of animals from Ohio to Naples, and renamed the site Jungle Larry and Safari Jane’s African Safari at Caribbean Gardens. Fast-forward to the twenty-first century. In 2005, the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens became a nonprofit organization, and since then, attendance has doubled, thanks to the addition of rare animals—including honey badgers, which can only be seen at three other zoos in the nation, buff-cheeked gibbons, striped hyenas, and Malagasy fosas, found in fewer than 20 U.S. zoos. Another factor in the growth of attendance is exciting live shows. The most popular, Safari Canyon, combines captivating facts and wildlife footage with the excitement of live animals. Tim Tezlaff, son of Larry and Nancy Jane Tetzlaff, is now the zoo’s director of conservation and communication. “Our presentations are getting stronger and stronger. We built our reputation on doing public presentations, and that remains one of the strongest parts of the zoo. Education was always key to my parents,” he says. Naples Zoo’s signature fundraiser is ZOObilee. It returns for the third year March 8, 2014, and is themed “Elegant Africa.” The evening’s top auction prize will be a safari trip for two to East Africa hosted by the Naples Zoo staff. u NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER


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Team work Local business people know that lending a hand to neighbors in need is not just good for the company’s image, it’s also good for the heart and soul. By Christina Wells



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Blanca Aquino, part of the Crave Culinaire team, prepared butternut squash tartlettes with toasted pecans and crispy sage for the Southwest Florida Food & Wine Fest, benefiting the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Crave Culinaire’s menu for an auction winner at the Stars in the Arts fundraiser benefiting the United Arts Council included hickory-smoked lamb T-bones, coffee-blackberry glaze, crispy brussels sprouts, and crushed purple potatoes with olive oil, herbs and hazelnuts.

Most foodies and philanthropists in and around Naples are already well acquainted with Brian Roland, who left his executive chef position at M Waterfront Grille in 2012 to launch his chef concierge business, Crave Culinaire. Through his company, Roland and a network of culinary artists bring the finedining experience to their clients’ homes. But the team sees Crave Culinaire as much more than a business venture. By providing their services to local charities, Roland and company realized they could change lives. “Our philanthropic philosophy is driven by raising awareness of all voids of life in an effort to help those in need,” says Roland. “To us, it is a way of life, a way we can truly make a difference.” Since its founding, Crave Culinaire’s chefs and service staff have donated countless hours to events benefiting groups including the Golisano Children’s Hospital of

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Crave Culinaire’s Brian Roland, Nicole Black, Kenny Holland, Heather Patton, Blake Becker and Adam Shuss at a buffet they set up for a benefit supporting CAN (Cancer Alliance of Naples).

Goat cheese mousse tarts with crispy bacon, candied apple and hazelnut dust was one of the treats at Florida Fashion Week, which benefited St. Matthew’s House.

Southwest Florida, Humane Society Naples, Friends of Foster Children, Cancer Alliance of Naples and Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. The galas, wine tastings, luncheons and dinners have raised more than $15 million to date. The Crave Culinaire team donated auction packages worth $2,000 to $5,000 for in-home dining, wine pairings, cooking classes and event planning to dozens of organizations, such as the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples Junior Women’s Club, St. Matthew’s House, the local Red Cross chapter, Hope for Haiti, PACE Center for Girls, MakeA-Wish Southern Florida and the Neighborhood Health Clinic. “We give to give,” says Roland. “The result has come back to us tenfold from the community awareness of our growing company, to organizations reaching out to collaborate with us on fundraising efforts. I am surrounded

Dennis Olson, left, and Pyro Rodriguez prepared food for an auction dinner from the Boots & Boogie Bash supporting Friends of Foster Children.

by wonderful people who also enjoy giving back,” he adds. “It is a natural thing for all of us, and I am blessed to work with such an amazing team.” Glitter of Success Gleaming jewels embody the spirit of sharing, as jewelry is so often given as gifts. Small wonder that local jewelry designer Amanda Jaron, founder and president of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, has long embraced the concept of corporate philanthropy. “Giving is the core of our business,” says Jaron. “Most major jewelry pieces are bought as a gift to commemorate a moment in time. I give to silent and live auctions with the same sincerity as a boyfriend buying his girlfriend an engagement ring.” While serving as the head designer for Avon Products’ jewelry division, she managed many of the Avon Foundation’s multimillion-dollar NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER


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Amanda Jaron creates jewelry for many charities, like this Silver Apple to commemorate the twentyfifth anniversary of Champions for Learning—The Education Foundation.

Jaron (third from the left) co-founded WINGS—Women in Naples Giving Support—which offers at-risk kids in middle school clothing and other supplies, as well as personal and social support.

charitable campaigns for causes like breast cancer awareness, ending domestic violence and support for families of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “It is in my corporate blood to think about giving back to those who support my business,” Jaron says. “Jewelry always makes people smile, and giving jewels to a good cause makes me smile, too.” In 2012, Jaron launched The Glitter Foundation Inc., the nonprofit entity through which she donates jewelry to aid charities with fundraising efforts. She has donated jewelry to dozens of local charity auctions, including a cuff co-designed with William Boyajian of Port Royal Jewelers for the 2013 Stiletto Sprint benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Garden of Hope and Courage at NCH Healthcare System’s downtown campus. A. Jaron Design Studio has produced hundreds of red ribbon bracelets for the American Heart Association, as well as pink ribbon 42

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cuffs for breast cancer groups. For the past three years, Jaron has also created a limitededition ring for PACE Center for Girls. Her pieces have raised more than $100,000 at the myriad events she has supported. She’s also a hands-on philanthropist. Jaron is co-chairing the David Lawrence Center signature fundraiser gala, themed “Under the Eiffel Tower: A Journey to 1920s Paris,” January 17, 2014. Proceeds of the event will support programs of the center, which provides treatment services for children and adults experiencing health, emotional, psychological and substance-abuse challenges. Jaron describes her corporate philosophy as paying it forward. “Everyone has their own personal connection to a cause,” she says. “I encourage my employees to reach out to their charity of choice. We’ll host a party free of charge and donate a percentage of the evening’s sales to the nonprofit. This creates a win-win for all.”

Meeting Challenges In addition to providing coverage for more than 10,000 business and personal clients, Gulfshore Insurance, Naples, also seeks to create meaningful change in Collier County through employee volunteerism, community leadership and fundraising support. “Our humanitarian philosophy is simple,” says Brad Havemeier, president. “We recognize that healthy, thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. Every community has its own challenges, and we want to be part of the solution.” In 2009, the agency introduced the Gulfshore Insurance Helping Hearts, Helping Hands Humanitarian Foundation, an employee-driven initiative that encourages associates to volunteer time to their favorite charities by contributing paid time off for their participation. And since 2009, the firm has donated more than $100,000 raised by


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The BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Co. team distributed more than 16,000 pounds of food to 267 families through the Harry Chapin Food Bank Mobile Pantry at the Summer Feeding Kick-off in Bonita Springs.

BB&T-OTC’s Ray Faubion and Gary V. Trippe pitched in for the food bank.

employees and donated by the agency in support of local organizations. Every year, employees vote for charitable organizations that will receive monetary and volunteer support. The 2013-2014 choices are the American Cancer Society, Avow, Humane Society Naples, Habitat for Humanity, St. Matthew’s House and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. “Once selected, each nonprofit is matched with employee liaisons,” explains Havemeier. “These individuals serve as internal spokespersons for each charity. They are also responsible for interacting with their respective organization to identify and communicate the needs of that group.” The Humanitarian Foundation committee meets monthly to plan various fundraising events and activities to garner continued support. The upcoming calendar includes Humanitarian Week to raise awareness of all six charities; volunteers preparing lunch and

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Jennifer Hammerstone and Stacey Mercado, part of the BB&T-OTC team, at the Summer Feeding Kick-off.

Above: Velda Babb, Dawn Disch and Tobey Breslin at the Harry Chapin food distribution event. Right: Dilman Thomas supplies a melon and a smile.

dinner at the St. Matthew’s House homeless shelter; a Valentine’s Day Cake Raffle of goodies baked by staff members; and an Annual Rummage Sale to raise funds for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life. And the staff can be comfortably casual on bimonthly Jeans Days by ponying up $5 each day for the designated nonprofits. Shining Lights The 80 agencies of South Florida-based BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Co. (BB&T-OTC), which provides insurance and risk-management services to families and businesses throughout the state, treat philanthropy as a corporate priority, with 85 percent of the company’s workforce engaged in community outreach initiatives. Says Stacey T. Mercado, a spokeswoman for the firm, “It’s all about reaching out and giving back.” The BB&T-OTC Lighthouse Project, held annually in May and June, offers associates an

opportunity to make a difference in their communities through company-supported service projects. Company-wide, since the Lighthouse Project began in 2009, “we have completed more than 5,500 community service projects, provided more than 265,000 volunteer hours, and helped change the lives of more than eight million people,” Mercado says. Case in point: BB&T-OTC staff members volunteered at the Summer Feeding Kick-off in Bonita Springs last May and served 267 families through the Harry Chapin Mobile Food Pantry. More than 16,587 pounds of food was distributed in two hours to help feed 525 adults, 81 seniors and 471 children. And the company recently received a Make More Happen Award from Safeco Insurance for volunteer service that benefited Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. “We are fortunate to be part of a company with a strong heritage of developing great industry and community leaders,” Mercado says. u NAPLES CHARITY REGISTER


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Dear Friends, last year was characterized by exciting changes for yamron Jewelers; however, the philanthropic traditions established by Bruce yamron and his family, remain firmly in place. to reinforce our ongoing commitment to the naples community, i am proud to introduce the Yamron Jewelers Charitable Giving Program, through which we will support philanthropic initiatives related to education, healthcare and the arts. throughout the coming year, yamron Jewelers will donate 18 eye-catching and elegant rings by designer marina B, a member of the renowned Bulgari dynasty, to 18 charities. in designing the Yamron Jewelers Charitable Giving Program, we would be remiss to not discuss the significance of the number 18. in Hebrew, 18 is the numeric value of the letters of ‘chai,’ which means ‘life’ in english, a value at the core of this initiative.

on behalf of our extended yamron Jewelers family, i look forward to celebrating life with you this year.

danny Govberg President, Yamron Jewelers

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American Cancer Society, Marco Island Unit

American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Market

dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide,

The American Heart Association is devoted to sav-

problem by preventing it, saving lives and diminish-

community-based voluntary health organization

ing people from heart disease and stroke–Ameri-

ing suffering from cancer through research, educa-

dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health

ca’s no. 1 and no. 4 killers. It teams up with millions

tion, advocacy and service.

problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and di-

of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for

minishing suffering from cancer through research,

stronger public health policies, and provide life-

Main Fundraising Event: Bucket List Bash

education, advocacy and service.

saving tools and information to prevent and treat

Date: March 1, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Imagination Ball

Location: Naples Jet Center

Date: February 15, 2014

Heart Ball

Years Held Previously: 3

Location: Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort,

Date: April 5, 2014

American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization

these diseases. Main Fundraising Event: The Southwest Florida

Golf Club & Spa Theme/Description of Event: Experience an “Out of This World” event with extraordinary cuisine, fine

Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Years Held Previously: 10

Spa, Bonita Springs

Theme/Description of Event: “Give your heart to

Years Held Previously: 38

wines, silent and live auctions and great entertainment.

finding a cure,” honoring John and Corrie Grado. Honorary Chairpersons: Sandy and Charley Denny

A grand event with open bar, fabulous full-course

Theme/Description of Event: Ignite your passion

dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.

for the fight against heart disease at the annual

Chairpersons: Art and Bev Cherry

Southwest Florida Heart Ball, and don’t miss the Chairpersons: Dick and Debra Shanahan

exclusive Ignite Heart Ball After Party.

Management, Haynes Corp., Wells Fargo

Major Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank (Presenting)

Chairpersons: Beth and Ronald Levine, M.D.,

Ticket Price: $450

Ticket Price: $250

Contact: Danielle Vigliotti

Contact: Lisa Honig

5020 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 108,

583 Tallwood Street, Suite 101,

Naples, FL 34103

Marco Island, FL 34145

Telephone: 239-261.0337

Telephone: 239-642-8800

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., PNC Wealth Randal and Kimberly Bellestri, Geraldine Bellestri Major Sponsor: NCH Healthcare System (Signature Sponsor) Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Kaleigh Rodden


28441 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Telephone: 239-495-4912 Web:

Social Seen


2 FASHION’S NIGHT OUT Event: The style event at Waterside Shops featured entertainment, model greeters, shopping and fun. Venue: Waterside Shops A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event


Dawn Dinardo

Gail Thiele

1. Rebecca Lambert, Julie Koester, Lynette Coffey, Mimy Valenti, Lynn Byerly 2. Kellie Jacoby, Luis Otero 3. Marie Christine St. Pierre, Barbara Riess


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Angels Undercover

Archangel Fund

Angels Undercover promotes education by provid-

The Archangel Fund distributes the net proceeds of

ing uniforms, underwear and socks to elementary

Fine Art of Living fundraising events, administered

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates

school children in Collier County who would oth-

by Trinity-By-The-Cove Church, to Collier County

human suffering in the face of emergencies by mo-

erwise come to school inadequately dressed. By

charities that improve the lives of the underprivi-

bilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity

giving the children school clothing and undergar-

leged in our community.

of donors. FSG Region covers Collier, Lee, Hendry

ments, we help them arrive at school ready to learn.

American Red Cross, Florida’s Southern Gulf Region

Main Fundraising Event: Fine Art of Dining with

and Glades counties. Main Fundraising Event: Sip & Putt for the Angels

Chef Rick Bayless

Date: April 2, 2014 (rain date: April 3, 2014)

Date: February 8, 2014

Date: March 29, 2014

Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples

Location: A private club in Port Royal, Naples

Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort &

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Years Held Previously: 3

Theme/Description of Event: Challenge your put-

Theme/Description of Event: James Beard

ting skills and win contests and prizes while tasting

award-winning Chef Rick Bayless, renowned

wines and hors d’oeuvres along the way. The event

master of gourmet Mexican cuisine, will present

Theme/Description of Event: StarStruck is an

is casual fun with 100 percent of proceeds going

an unforgettable dinner paired with wines. He will

evening of glitz and glamour with incredible food

to the children.

discuss each course as well as Mexician history

Main Fundraising Event: StarStruck

Spa, Bonita Springs Years Held Previously: 7

and culture.

and entertainment. Local celebrities compete in fundraising and ballroom dancing.

Honorary Chairperson: Dr. Kamela Patton

Ticket Price: $200

Chairpersons: Lynn Davidson, David Drobis, Lisa

Chairpersons: Ellen Harris, Rebecca Lambert, Andrea McClendon, Laura Strain

Morse, Joe Wall Ticket Price: $350

Contact: Susan Raver 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive,

Major Sponsor: Cummings & Lockwood Contact: Ellen Harris

Naples, FL 34119 Telephone: 239-596-6868

Ticket Price: $125

553 Galleon Drive, Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-262-0353

Web: Contact: Jackie Bennett


855 Vanderbilt Beach Road, P.O. Box 250, Naples, FL 34108 Telephone: 239-596-0690 Web:


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The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy


The Baker Museum Friends of Art

Avow was founded in 1983 as Collier County’s

Friends of Art is an 800-member volunteer support

original nonprofit hospice. Today, Avow’s compa-

group for The Baker Museum of Artis—Naples. An-

nies care not only for those who are terminally ill,

nual membership donations and fundraising events

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

but also for those who have serious and chronic

help underwrite and sponsor gallery exhibitions

is dedicated to establishing literacy as a value in

illnesses or who have suffered great loss. Avow’s

and art history lectures. Friends of Art members

every home in America. Nearly 25 years ago, First

services include hospice and palliative care physi-

receive many benefits in addition to the privileges

Lady Barbara Bush launched the national nonprofit

cian consultations, grief and bereavement support

they receive as a museum member, including free

foundation to help provide parents and children the

for anyone who has experienced a loss, plus com-

reciprocal membership, complimentary admis-

skills needed to read and learn together as a family.

munity education on topics related to serious ill-

sion to more than 100 museums nationwide with

ness, caregiving and grief.

the North American Reciprocal Museum Program,

Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Reading

travel excursions and more. Date: February 14, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Butterfly Ball Main Fundraising Event: Artists’ Studio Tour

Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort &

Date: March 29, 2014 Date: March 9 and 10, 2014

Spa, Bonita Springs

Location: Various artists’ homes and studios

Years Held Previously: 13

Location: Wyndemere Country Club, Naples Years Held Previously: 5

throughout Naples

Theme/Description of Event: Avow is honored to

Years Held Previously: 19 years

Theme/Description of Event: Hosted by Jeb Bush and members of the Bush family, the event features best-selling authors and a unique set by Walt Disney

have Robert W. and Linda Morris chair this special celebration with dinner, dancing, auctions and

Theme/Description of Event: Visit the homes and

World to help raise awareness about family literacy


studios of several nationally acclaimed local art-

programs and volunteer opportunities.

ists—meet, mingle, interact and purchase select Chairpersons: Robert W. and Linda Morris

works. Refreshments and special luncheon are

Honorary Chairperson: Gov. Jeb Bush

available on a select date. Chairpersons: Fred and Stephanie Pezeshkan,

Ticket Price: $250 Chairpersons: Carla Higdon, Leslie Branda, Millie Contact: Kristin Stillwell

Thomas R. and Ann Grady

Schott Ticket Price: $250; sponsorships begin at $5,000

1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 Telephone: 239-649-3697

Ticket Price: $50 Sunday; $65 Monday (includes


lunch), or $150 patron includes recognition, lunch on

Contact: Tina McCain Matte

Monday and admission to one or both tour days

12474 Brantley Commons Court, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Contact: Kelly Rhoades, Volunteer & Special

Telephone: 239-277-6295

Events Coordinator


5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108 Telephone: 239-254-2703 Web:

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COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF NAPLES Event: The “Model Students at Waterside Shops” fashion show was a production staged by upperschool students who served as coordinators, promoters and models (along with younger classmates), to support the school’s financial aid program. Venue: Waterside Shops A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Julie Chirichella, Doreen Peras 2. Ally Devito, Andy Devito 3. Shannon Long, Danielle Otto, Cecelia Colombo



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Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center

Bedtime Bundles Inc.

The mission of Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts

Bedtime Bundles Inc. was created to serve South-

Center is to provide a state-of-the-art cultural and

west Florida’s migrant and underserved children

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida,

performing arts center that showcases local visual

and their families, from infants through adults. We

located within HealthPark Medical Center, is part of

and performing artists, thereby offering affordable

provide them with basic necessities of daily living,

Lee Memorial Health System. The only facility of its

and accessible educational, cultural and perfor-

such as food, blankets, underwear, sweatpants,

kind between Tampa and Miami, it is dedicated to

mance opportunities for the community.

sweatshirts, toiletries and new or gently used cloth-

Barbara’s Friends— The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund

giving children and teenagers the highest level of

ing, books and toys.

medical and surgical care available. A capital cam-

Main Fundraising Event: Swing into Spring for

paign is under way to enhance pediatric hospital

the Arts

Main Fundraising Event: Mutts and Martinis

dren’s Hospital facility at HealthPark in Fort Myers.

Date: March 22, 2014

Date: March 19, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: 2014 FineMark Tour

Location: Windstar on Naples Bay, Naples

Location: CJ’s on the Bay, Marco Island

Years Held Previously: 2

Years Held Previously: 5

Theme/Description of Event: Enjoy the swing

Theme/Description of Event: Dress your furry

music of Music Makers Big Band and vocalists,

friends for a fashion show while enjoying a favorite

dancing, auction and dinner. Proceeds benefit

martini on beautiful Marco Island, with prizes, silent

Years Held Previously: 6

Bayshore CAPA operations and services.

and live auctions and live music.

Theme/Description of Event: One of the nation’s

Honorary Chairpersons: Richard Tooke, Charles

Chairperson: Karen Saeks

largest tennis fundraisers, the two-day event fea-


care in Southwest Florida with a new 128-bed Chil-

Players Tennis Classic Date: February 28 and March 1, 2014 Location: Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs

Major Sponsor: Marco Island business community

tures 18 of the world’s top touring professionals in match play, a pro-am and clinics.

Chairpersons: Steve Kutler, Charlane King, Robin Bache-Gray

Ticket Price: $5

Major Sponsor: Windstar on Naples Bay

Contact: Karen Saeks

Chairperson: Floyd Robinson Major Sponsor: FineMark National Bank & Trust

951 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145 Ticket Price: $145

Telephone: 239-393-3415

Ticket Price: $75 to $400

Web: Contact: Susan Gibbons

Contact: Paula Scheb, Bonita Bay Tennis Center

4069 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112

26660 Country Club Drive,

Telephone: 239-775-2800

Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Telephone: 239-343-6950 Web:


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Bonita Springs Chapter of Shoes That Fit

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN)

Shoes That Fit helps our local schoolchildren im-

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is a nonprof-

CAN helps local children and adults touched by

prove their self-esteem by providing them with

it, youth development organization, which annually

cancer by providing nonmedical financial assis-

much-needed new shoes and clothes so they can

serves more than 3,000 of the most at-risk children

tance for low-income cancer patients in chemo

attend school in comfort and dignity, focusing on

and teens in Collier County. The Club provides a

or radiation therapy. CAN pays rent and utilities,

their studies rather than their circumstances.

safe, positive place where local youth can acquire:

so families in Collier County, Estero and Bonita

academic success, good character and citizenship,

Springs won’t be evicted or have utilities turned

and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club is dedi-

off while they are too sick to work; CAN also helps

cated to its mission, to enable all young people, es-

feed their families and puts gas in their cars so they

pecially those who need us most, to reach their full

can get to treatment.

Main Fundraising Event: Kick Off Your Shoes Date: November 15, 2013

potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Location: Deborah Martin’s Studio/Gallery, Naples

Main Fundraising Event: Wine, Women & Shoes Main Fundraising Event: Youth of the Year

Years Held Previously: Inaugural


Theme/Description of Event: Reception and ex-

Date: March 24, 2014

Two-Day Event Date: January 31 and February 1, 2014 Location: Club at Mediterra, Naples

hibit with postcard-size works of art for sale. The theme is SHOES! Cards will be offered for $35. All

Location: Artis—Naples Years Held Previously: 4

proceeds benefit STF. Years Held Previously: 1 Honorary Chairperson: Patricia Leggett

Theme/Description of Event: On Friday, the WWS Theme/Description of Event: Youth of the Year is

Luncheon includes wine served by handsome men,

a national recognition program that promotes good

shopping for shoes and accessories, and an auc-

moral character; academic performance; service

tion. On Saturday evening is the “Solemate” Gala

Major Sponsor: Art Alliance Naples, FineMark Na-

to the Club, community and family; leadership; life

with fine wines, dining, dancing and an auction.

tional Bank & Trust

goals; and public speaking. The Youth of the Year

Chairperson: Deborah Martin

Ticket Price: Free

Celebration will honor the remarkable accomplish-

Honorary Chairpersons: Miss America 1979 Ky-

ments of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s

lene Barker McNeill, Marla Ottenstein

nominees. Special guests are retired professional Contact: Patricia Leggett

NBA basketball player and Boys & Girls Club alum-

P.O. Box 1257, Estero, FL 33929

ni, Shaquille O’Neal and ESPN’s Dick Vitale. Major Sponsors: 21st Century Oncology, Naples

Telephone: 239-949-2986 Web:

Chairperson: Karen Ann Richards

Chairpersons: Mary Pat Hussey, Tim Ubben

Illustrated, Fox 4, Arthrex Inc., Fidelity

Ticket Price: $1,000; table sponsorships available

Ticket Price: $175 luncheon, $250 gala

Contact: Tony Orr

Contact: Marianne St. Johns

7500 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104

990 First Ave. S., Suite 200, Naples FL 34102

Telephone: 239-325-1725

Telephone: 239-643-4673



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Event: The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) held a gala to honor the winners of its 22nd Annual Sand Dollar Awards, presented each year to member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms and landscape architects, as well as trades, marketing, sales and advertising professionals, who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence. Venue: Waldorf-Astoria Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Gayla Lees, Laura Johnston, Bob Imig 2. Tom Lykos, Stephanie Henley, Troy Beasley


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Celebrity Martini Glass Auction

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs

The CMGA is a Florida limited liability corporation

Two beautiful campuses provide great opportuni-

whose mission is to raise money for nonprofits.

ties to experience visual and performing arts. Fol-

The organization aims to eliminate hunger and

Previous nonprofits who have benefited from our

lowing its mission of “Arts for Everyone,” award-

homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously

efforts include the Naples International Film Festi-

ing over $90,000 annually in scholarships, serving

inspiring and supporting sustained positive change

val, Fun Time Academy, KidzAct and Artis—Naples.

more than 10,000 at-risk youth each year, the cent-

CCMI Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.

in its clients by delivering innovative food, educa-

ers feature painting, drawing, film, theater, sculp-

tion and social service programs.

Main Fundraising Event: Seeing Stars – 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Sam Galloway Jr. &

Date: February 23, 2014

ture, photography, music and dance education programs for all ages complemented by gallery exhibitions and a year-round music and theater performance series.

Friends 11th Annual Soup Kitchen Benefit Location: Artis—Naples Date: March 11, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: 2014 Bonita Springs NaYears Held Previously: 3

tional Art Festival Series

Theme/Description of Event: The CMGA brings

Date: January 11-12; February 8-9; March 8-9, 2014

Location: Galloway Ford Dealership, Fort Myers Years Held Previously: 10

together screen, sports and rock stars for one unforgettable night through a collection of celebrity-

Location: Downtown Bonita Springs, Riverside

signed and artist-designed martini glasses.

Park and adjacent streets.

ketplaces, Meals on Wheels, Community Montes-

Chairpersons: Brenda Melton, Frank Russen, Jen

Years Held Previously: 13

sori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services.


Chairperson: Sam Galloway Jr.

Major Sponsors: Naples Illustrated, Crystal Head

claimed fine artists from the United States and Eu-


rope feature paintings, glass, sculptures, photogra-

Theme/Description of Event: Helping to raise needed funds for CCMI’s Everyday Cafés and Mar-

Theme/Description of Event: More than 500 ac-

Ticket Price: $150

phy and more, plus food kiosks, beer and wine. Ticket Price: N/A Honorary Chairpersons: Barry Witt

Contact: Tracey Galloway P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902

Contact: Brenda Melton

Telephone: 239-332-SOUP (7687)

3971 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., #701, Naples, FL 34102


Telephone: 239-285-7459

Major Sponsors: Naples Daily News; The Banner Ticket Price: Donations


Contact: Susan Bridges, President 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Telephone: 239-495-8989 Web:


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CHEF (Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of SWFL)

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County

tion to life, helps improve student achievement

CHEF is a tax-exempt, charitable organization that

The CAC aims to help improve the lives of the

and teaches students about charities and giving

provides scholarships to college students from Lee

abused children in Collier County. We do this

back. The proprietary curriculum tied to national

and Collier counties studying for culinary and hos-

through a myriad of programs that start with a safe,

standards includes interactive math games, pup-

pitality arts professions at FGCU, Johnson & Wales

child-friendly environment; have a cooperative mul-

pet shows, word puzzles, certificates, lesson plans,

South Miami, and CIA Hyde Park. CHEF also sup-

tidisciplinary team approach; and put the child’s

contests, visits from charities and volunteer pro-

ports local high school and vocational school culi-

needs at the center of all we do. This helps us in

jects. These components provide a foundation for

nary programs.

being the best community resource for the identi-

Charity for Change Charity for Change’s 30-week, classroom-based School “Giver” Program brings character educa-

anti-bullying, volunteerism, community involvement, and social and personal responsibility.

fication and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Main Fundraising Event: Gala with silent and live auction

Main Fundraising Event: Beach Ball

Date: February 10, 2014

Date: February 15, 2014

Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples

Location: A private club in Port Royal, Naples

Years Held Previously: 11

Years Held Previously: 17

Main Fundraising Event: The “Giver” Challenge Date: February 1, 2014 Location: Vi at Bentley Village, Naples Years Held Previously: Inaugural Theme/Description of Event: “A Night at the Os-

Theme/Description of Event: Put on your best re-

Theme/Description of Event: Guests in safari

cars” will feature an “Oscar Nominee Experience”

sort wear and join us for a Florida beach party with

attire compete in fun-filled Minute to Win It-style

with wines and exceptional food in a true Oscar

the theme “Amalfi Coast,” with sunset cocktails, a

games while enjoying open bar, dinner, a DJ and a

Gala atmosphere, and silent and live auctions.

live band, dining under the stars and silent and live auctions.

silent auction in a rainforest setting. Chairperson: Linda Haynes

Chairperson: Michele Thoman

Major Sponsor: Vi at Bentley Village Ticket Price: $225

Major Sponsor: Arthrex Inc.

Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Judith Hushon Contact: Suzanne Todd

81 Seagate Drive, #1501, Naples, FL 34103

194 Ridge Drive, Naples, FL 34108

Telephone: 239-643-6222

Telephone: 239-592-6787



Ticket Price: $250 Contact: Jacqueline Stephens 1036 Sixth Ave. N., Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-263.8383 Web:

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Event: Two breast cancer awareness nonprofits joined forces in Naples for the third annual Stiletto Sprint, a 500-foot dash in high heels. Men and women in pink attire made it a colorful block party, and the event raised more than $70,000 for the organizations. Venue: Fifth Avenue South A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event


1. Racing to the finish line 2. Victoria Watts, Mary Smallwood


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Christ Child Society of Naples

Collier Child Care Resources Inc.

Community Foundation of Collier County

This all-volunteer, nondenominational group of wom-

The mission of Collier Child Care Resources Inc.

Providing donors with philanthropic knowledge and

en contributes time, energy and funds to help under-

(CCCR) is to support the needs of Collier County’s

financial stewardship to strengthen our community

privileged children in Collier County. The mission is

children, families and early-learning profession-

forever. In fiscal year 2013, the Community Founda-

to improve infant care, provide for basic needs and

als by providing high-quality education, resources

tion received over $6 million in contributions and dis-

promote literacy wherever needed.

and child-care services. CCCR operates three early

tributed over $9 million in grants.

learning centers: the NCEF Early Childhood DevelMain Fundraising Event: Red Wagon Gala Date: April 8, 2014

opment Center at Edison State College’s Collier

Main Fundraising Event: Celebration of Philan-

campus, and two “A Step Up” programs at Golden


Gate and Immokalee high schools for the children of teen parents who wish to continue their high school

Location: Naples Botanical Garden


Years Held Previously: 15

Main Fundraising Event: Big Impressions by Little

Date: February 28, 2014 Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club


Years Held Previously: 19

Date: March 28, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: The Trustee Emeriti

Theme/Description of Event: Guests at the Red Wagon Gala enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Naples Botanical Garden while bidding on

of the Community Foundation of Collier County

exciting live auction items.

Location: The von Liebig Art Center, Naples

Chairperson: Dara Gorman

Years Held Previously: 1

Ticket Price: $300

Theme/Description of Event: Join us for a cock-

grove and Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

tail reception, entertainment, and silent and live

awards will be presented.

cordially invite you to a celebration of philanthropy! Join us as we salute the people and organizations that enrich Collier County and make it a better place to live. The Harvey Kapnick, Robert C. Cos-

Contact: Dara Gorman

auctions of artwork created by children from the

P.O. Box 770179, Naples, FL 34108

NCEF Early Childhood Development Center. Co-


hosts: The “CCCR Business 100” and The von

Chairperson: Dorothy A. Gerrity

Liebig Art Center.

Ticket Price: $100

Chairpersons: Miranda Sharkey, Carolyn Tieger

Contact: Ann Hughes 2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 300

Ticket Price: $50 ($60 at the door)

Naples, FL 34103 Telephone: 239-649-5000

Contact: Dianne Reed


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Compassionate Friends (Bereaved Parents & Families)

Community Pregnancy Clinics

Community School of Naples

At Community Pregnancy Clinics, our mission is

Community School of Naples believes that provid-

to save babies from abortion while providing care,

ing financial assistance to qualified students is con-

compassion and choices for women.

sistent with the overall school mission and that it

The organization is about transforming the pain of

enhances our ability to enroll qualified and deserv-

grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the

Main Fundraising Event: 40th Anniversary Cel-

ing students who might not otherwise be able to

isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets


attend. The Angel Ball is the main source of funding

them express their grief naturally. With the shedding

for the CSN Financial Aid Program.

of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get

Date: March 20, 2014

to see people who have survived and are learning to Main Fundraising Event: Angel Ball

live and love again.

Date: November 9, 2013

Main Fundraising Event: Memorial Candle Light-

Location: A private club in Port Royal, Naples Years Held Previously: 8

ing, Pot Luck & Giving Tree Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Theme/Description of Event: Celebrating 40 Years

Date: December 8, 2013

of Caring.

Years Held Previously: 29

Chairpersons: Lucia Barone, David Joyce, Mau-

Theme/Description of Event: The theme of Angel

reen Murphy, Tina Ferrao, Gary Ingold, Phil Fischer

Ball 2013 is “Changing of the Guard, A Black and

Location: St. John the Evangelist, Naples Years Held Previously: 25

White Affair.” Guests will enjoy an outstanding dinMajor Sponsor: Board of Directors

ner, entertainment by Red Hot Band, and a live and

Theme/Description of Event: We honor the depart-

silent auction.

ed children of our families by creating new memories

Ticket Price: N/A

together that include memorializing each of their lives Chairpersons: Patty and Jay Campbell, Shannon

Contact: Phillip Fischer

Honorary Chairperson: Anne Arbelaez

940 Fifth Ave. N., Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-262-6381

with love, emotion and ceremony.

Long and Karl Faerber, Gina and Steve Ramirez Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Chairpersons: David, Ethan, Lilly, Collin, Corey,

Web: Ticket Price: $750

Phil, Dean, Marcy, Rylee, Mikey, Chris, Christopher, Ivy, Will and Tanner’s loved ones.

Contact: Jane Badger 13275 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109

Major Sponsors: St. John the Evangelist, YMCA

Telephone: 239-597-7575

of Lee and Collier, Naples Botanical Garden, Salt


Cave, Avow, Unity Church of Naples Ticket Price: N/A Contact: Anne Arbelaez P.O. Box 112757, Naples, FL 34108 Telephone: 239-287-5968

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1 PHYSICIAn LED ACCESS NETWORK (PLAN) Event: An Evening in Monte Carlo Casino Night, held in partnership with the Collier County Medical Society, brought together high rollers for fun and philanthropy; PLAN provides medical care to those in the community who most need it. Venue: Naples Yacht Club A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Susan Cera, John Griffith, Jennifer Schell, Carlos Cuello 2. Brenda and Dave Maraman



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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

David Lawrence Center and Foundation

Drug Free Collier

Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a grassroots

David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-

Drug Free Collier is a coalition of multiple busi-

environmental organization founded in 1964 dedi-

based, not-for-profit leading provider of behavioral

nesses, agencies and individuals who address the

cated to protecting the region’s water, land, wildlife

health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creat-

adverse impact of adolescent substance abuse in

... and future. This is accomplished through the syn-

ing life-changing wellness for every individual. The

Collier County. While raising awareness, the organi-

ergistic efforts of environmental education, policy,

Center provides innovative comprehensive inpatient,

zation also works towards community-level change

science and wildlife rehabilitation.

outpatient, residential and community-based preven-

by facilitating and implementing programs and pol-

tion and treatment services for the one in four local

icies that prevent juvenile substance abuse.

Main Fundraising Event: Magic Under the Man-

children and adults who experience mental health,


emotional, psychological and substance-abuse chal-

Main Fundraising Event: Community Awareness

lenges. David Lawrence Center touches the lives of


Date: March 6, 2014

more than 30,000 people each year.

Location: Conservancy of Southwest Florida Na-

Main Fundraising Event: Under the Eiffel Tower: A

ture Center, Naples

Journey to 1920s Paris Signature Gala

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Years Held Previously: 9

Date: January 17, 2014

Years Held Previously: 5

Theme/Description of Event: Magic Under the

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Theme/Description of Event: The luncheon rais-

Date: March 6, 2014

Mangroves, the annual fundraising gala for the Conservancy, is an eco-chic celebration with cock-

es awareness and serves as the primary fundraiser Years Held Previously: 6

for Drug Free Collier. Dr. Lisa Boesky, psycholo-

tails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and a gourmet dinner. Chairperson: Lynne Shotwell Major Sponsor: Northern Trust

gist, national speaker and author featured on CNN, Theme/Description of Event: The gala will re-

20/20 and The O’Reilly Factor will be the keynote

create the cultural and artistic glamour of the City

speaker. A special award will be presented to Col-

of Lights during the social dynamism of the iconic

lier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk for his role in

Roaring 20s, featuring a French-inspired luxurious


auction, French cuisine, a live soulful jazz trio and a dance band.

Chairperson: Mimi Scofield

Honorary Chairpersons: Jacques and Lysielle

Major Sponsors: Pat and Homer Scoville, Marco


Island Marriott Resort, Hodges University, Arthrex

Ticket Price: $750 individual, $3,500-$50,000 patron Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102

Inc., Collier County Sheriff’s Office Chairpersons: Amanda Jaron, Caryn Hacker-Buchel Ticket Price: $100

Telephone: 239-403-4218 Web:

Ticket Price: $500, $1,200 VIP patron Contact: Melanie Black Contact: Monica Biondo

P.O. Box 770759, Naples, FL 34107

6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, FL 34116

Telephone: 239-377-0535

Telephone: 239-304-3505




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The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning

The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning

learn, work and play in our communities. Services

The Education Foundation—Champions For Learn-

Additional listing.

include school programs in Collier and Lee County,

ing brings our community together to invest in in-

an Adult Day Training Program in Naples, consulta-

novative practices that enrich the environment for

Main Fundraising Event: Men of Distinction Awards

tions and training.

student learning.


Main Fundraising Event: Naples Invitational Art

Main Fundraising Event: 24th Annual Golden Ap-

Date: February 6, 2014


ple Celebration of Teachers Dinner

Date: January 25-26, 2014

Date: May 9, 2014

Location: Fleischmann Park, Naples

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Years Held Previously: 16

Years Held Previously: 23

Theme/Description of Event: This is the seven-

Theme/Description of Event: This special din-

teenth annual Art Fest, consistently rated as a top

ner will honor teachers and celebrate the support

show in the country. This juried show features fine

the community provides to our educators through

art and fine crafts and a unique “Art for Autism”

Champions For Learning.

Easter Seals Florida Easter Seals Florida provides services so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live,

Location: Hilton Naples Years Held Previously: 12 Theme/Description of Event: Ten men will be recognized at a dinner celebration for their outstanding commitment to the children of Collier County. Chairperson: George M. Walters Jr. Major Sponsors: The Ace Group Classic, Hilton Naples, the journal, Naples Daily News

silent auction with works donated by the artists. Chairpersons: Steve Brinkert, Brian Hamman Honorary Chairperson: Jill Spanbauer

Ticket Price: $175 Major Sponsors: Suncoast Schools Federal Credit

Chairpersons: Douglas Sharpe, Carrie Cooney

Union Foundation, CenturyLink, Mary Ingram Fund

Contact: Susan McManus

of the Columbus Foundation, Moorings Park, The

3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150,

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Naples Daily News,

Naples, FL 34104

NBC-2 Waterman Broadcasting, Publix Super Mar-

Telephone: 239-643-4755

Ticket Price: $5



Contact: Taire Malloy

Ticket Price: $2,000 and $5,000 table sponsor-

2801 County Barn Road, Naples, FL 34112


Major Sponsor: Spanbauer Gallery

Telephone: 239-992-4680, ext. 17101 Web: Contact: Susan McManus 3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150, Naples, FL 34104 Telephone: 239-643-4755 Web:

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THE IMMOKALEE FOUNDATION Event: The annual Charity Classic Celebration invited attendees to follow the “Pathways to Success” and learn about the nonprofit’s mission of providing educational opportunities for the youth of Immokalee. The evening included fine dining, unique auction prizes and live entertainment. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Linda Malone, Don Gunther, Laura Dixon, Lisa Merritt 2. Ellen and Don O’Neill 3. George and Barbara Franks, Martha and Jim Fligg


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The Everglades Foundation

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

The Everglades Foundation is the only nonprofit or-

The mission is to impact the lives of young people

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation provides

ganization solely dedicated to restoring the greater

by providing positive educational programs that

nonmedical living-expense assistance to qualified

Everglades ecosystem, from the Kissimmee River

build character, instill life-enhancing values and

cancer patients by offering short-term, one-time

Watershed to the Caloosahatchee River and Flori-

promote healthy lifestyles through the game of golf.

financial support to individuals undergoing cancer

da Bay. The Everglades, one of the world’s greatest

In The First Tee children of all ages and from all

treatment in Florida.

natural resources, is the water supply for more than

backgrounds discover how skills essential to suc-

7 million Floridians and a major driver of Florida’s

cess on the golf course can also help them be suc-


cessful in life.

Main Fundraising Event: ForEverglades Naples

Main Fundraising Event: The First Tee Invitational

Main Fundraising Event: Rio Carnival Date: April 5, 2014

at Calusa Pines

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Date: December 9, 2013

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

tomotive Research, Naples

Location: Calusa Pines Golf Club, Naples

Theme/Description of Event: Rio Carnival, the

Years Held Previously: 1

Years Held Previously: 1

Theme/Description of Event: A Celebration of

Theme/Description of Event: Trustees and invit-

America’s Everglades hosted at the Revs Institute’s

ed guests enjoy playing the exclusive Calusa Pines

Collier Collection, which the New York Times refers

Golf Club. Dinner follows at sunset on the terrace.

to as “one of the finest private automobile collec-

Proceeds benefit local children in the program.

Date: April 11, 2014 Location: Collier Collection/Revs Institute for Aufestive, colorful, South American FUNraiser, will feature live dance performances, a silent auction, dinner, music and dancing to benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. Chairpersons: Jackie Bearse, Jared Brancazio Major Sponsor: Celgene

tions in the world.” Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and a short, lively auction.

Chairperson: Terri Fisher

Chairpersons: Ellin Goetz, Nicholas Penniman,

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Calusa Pines Golf

Dolph von Arx

Club, The First Tee Trustees, Zurich, Van and Debi

Contact: Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation


4371 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd.,

Ticket Price: $500

Major Sponsors: Collier Enterprises, Revs Insti-

Fort Myers, FL 33916

tute, Naples Illustrated

Ticket Price: $600

Ticket Price: $350; $500 patron

Contact: Cindy Darland

Telephone: 855-585-5433 Web:

The First Tee of Naples/Collier; 1370 Creekside Contact: Susan Ervin

Blvd.; Naples, FL 34108

18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625,

Telephone: 239-825-4851

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157


Telephone: 305-251-0001 Web:


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Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled

Foundation for the Immokalee Child Care Center

Friends of Foster Children, Southwest Florida

The foundation advocates for an enhanced qual-

The organization provides financial assistance to

Friends of Foster Children provides abused, ne-

ity of life for adults with developmental disabilities

Immokalee Child Care Center for capital repairs,

glected and abandoned children in Southwest

through community awareness, family support,

tuition assistance, and an endowment fund.

Florida with the social, educational and financial

housing options, and educational, social and recreational activities.

support the state does not. Main Fundraising Event: Mike Ditka/Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational

Main Fundraising Event: Boots & Boogie Bash

for Very Special People

Date: April 4-5, 2014

Date: April 26, 2014

Date: March 1, 2014

Location: Golf Club of the Everglades, Naples

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Location: St. John the Evangelist, Naples

Years Held Previously: 14

Years Held Previously: 6

Years Held Previously: 8

Theme/Description of Event: Friday evening

Theme/Description of Event: The Pavilion at The

cocktails, buffet, auction and pairing of celebrities

Ritz will be the setting for this high-energy bash,

Theme/Description of Event: A Very Special

with their foursome. Saturday is the Invitational,

where the dress code calls for Western boots, hats

Evening for Very Special People—Mardi Gras is a

with breakfast, lunch, and first, second and third

and bandannas to raise funds for foster children.

fundraising gala featuring silent and live auctions,

place prizes awarded along with putting and clos-

dinner, entertainment and dancing.

est-to-the-hole contests.

Honorary Chairpersons: Brian and Sonya Sawyer

Chairperson: Angie Herrington

Honorary Chairpersons: Mike Ditka, Jim Hart

Ticket Price: $250

Ticket Price: $125

Chairpersons: Don Vining, Jerry Carbone, Charles

Contact: Jane Billings


2640 Golden Gate Pkwy., Suite 112,

Main Fundraising Event: A Very Special Evening

Contact: David Glenn 868 99th Ave. N., Naples, FL 34108

Naples, FL 34119 Ticket Price: $550, $2,000 foursome

Telephone: 239-594-9007 Web:

Telephone: 239-262-1808 Web:

Contact: Pam Derhammer 3775 Airport Road N., Unit B, Naples, FL 34105 Telephone: 239-261-1775

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Event: Chairs Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen and their Chihuahua, Eva, hosted the nonprofit’s fourteenth annual tea and fashion show, themed “South of SoHo.” Lovers of style and adorable pets enjoyed a runway show with fashions by Nordstrom, haute dog looks from Pucci & Catana modeled by adoptable pets, a presentation by author Sue Monk Kidd and delectable nibbles. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen and Eva 2. Ingrid Etzold, Sarah LaMont


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Friends of Rookery Bay

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy

Garden of Hope and Courage

The organization connects people to Southwest

Fun Time’s mission is to provide safe, quality, afford-

The Garden of Hope and Courage on the downtown

Florida’s dynamic estuarine environment through ed-

able education and care for children of low-income

campus of NCH Healthcare System provides a place

ucation, engagement and stewardship by supporting

working families and to prepare the children for kin-

of peaceful reflection for patients, their families and

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

dergarten, ready to read and ready to learn.

hospital staff who care for the sick. Occupying ap-

Main Fundraising Event: Batfish Bash for the Bay

Main Fundraising Event: Let the Fun Times Roll

testimony to courage, compassion, hope and love,

at Mardi Gras

and is a memorial for Jan Emfield who passed away

proximately 2.5 acres, the garden serves as a living

Date: March 15, 2014

from breast cancer in 1994. Consisting of a formal Date: February 28, 2014

garden, children’s garden and open-air pavilion, the

Location: Rookery Bay Reserve Environmental

garden has a one-acre lake as its centerpiece.

Learning Center, Naples

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Years Held Previously: 4

Years Held Previously: 6

Bahama Beach Bash

Theme/Description of Event: The Fifth Annual

Theme/Description of Event: “Let the Fun Times

Date: April 6, 2014

Batfish Bash for the Bay offers live and silent auc-

Roll at Mardi Gras” will include theme-related sur-

tions in support of youth science education, re-

prises as well as cocktails, dinner, and silent and

search activities and community outreach.

live auctions.

Chairperson: Judy Hushon

Honorary Chairpersons: Becky and John Allen

Ticket Price: $175

Chairpersons: Janet and Blake Gable

Main Fundraising Event: Naples Music Festival

Location: Third Street South, Naples Years Held Previously: 5 Theme/Description of Event: The Naples Music Festival is a biennial community favorite established in 2004. It features great outdoor live music, food,

Contact: Carly Gibb

Ticket Price: $250 and up

dancing and more to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. The 2014 event, “Bahamas Beach Bash,”

300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113 Telephone: 239-417-6310, ext. 409

Contact: Franny Kain, Executive Director

will take place in the lot behind Tommy Bahama on


102 12th Street N., Naples, FL 34102

Third Street South, and will feature the incredible tal-

Telephone: 239-261-8284

ent of local favorite Powerhouse and the Caribbean


sounds of Ire Ire. Major Sponsor: Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: $350 VIP, $40 general admission/$50 day of Contact: Amy Lane 1177 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-434-6697 Web:


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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon)

Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

The GLITTER Foundation Inc.

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation honors the

The Glitter Foundation is dedicated to strengthen-

memory and adventurous spirit of Robert Eugene

ing the community both now and for future genera-

“Gene” Doyle III (1976-1996) and sends deserving

tions. We are educational grant-makers, awarding

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a

local students on their own adventure of a lifetime.

funds and mentoring programs. “One who leaves a

learning environment devoted exclusively to child’s

trail of Glitter is never forgotten.”

play, the serious business of discovery that helps

Main Fundraising Event: Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament

children attain hallmark milestones on the journey Main Fundraising Event: The Glitter Foundation

into adulthood. C’mon, a 30,000-square-foot mu-

Launch Party

seum for families located in North Collier Regional

Date: April 25-27, 2014

Park, is envisioned to be one of the finest children’s Date: February 4, 2014

museums in the United States and is fully accessible

Location: Naples

to all regardless of their physical or learning abilities. Location: Penthouse and rooftop of The Inn on

Years Held Previously: 17

Fifth, Naples

Main Fundraising Event: Night at the Museum

Theme/Description of Event: The Gene Doyle

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Date: March 22, 2014

try catch and release tournament targeting snook,

Theme/Description of Event: Join this evening of

Location: C’mon, Naples

redfish (red drum) and trout (spotted sea trout).

sparkle, shimmer and shine in the penthouse/roof-

Fishing Tournament is a family-oriented backcoun-

top of The Inn on Fifth, featuring wine and cuisine

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Chairperson: Jamie French

artistically presented by Chef Brian Roland.

Major Sponsors: Sunshine Ace Hardware, Keys

Chairpersons: Chef Brian Roland, Michaela Vat-

spending a Night at the Museum for a most re-

Claims Consultants Inc.


markable event. Be intrigued and fascinated by

Ticket Price: $125-$625

Ticket Price: $300

undeniable energy.

Contact: Jamie French

Contact: Amanda Jaron

Chairperson: Heather Patton

P.O. Box 7225, Naples, FL 34101-7225

6310 Trail Blvd., Naples, FL 34108

Telephone: 239-272-2255

Telephone: 239-293-2932

Theme/Description of Event: Imagine yourself

surroundings that mysteriously come alive with an

Ticket Price: $500

Web: Contact: Heather Patton 15080 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109 Telephone: 239-514-0084 Web:

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NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY Event: The organization’s yearly Christmas Gala was an elegant black-tie affair held in the group’s beautifully decorated Old Naples museum that is also its headquarters. Venue: Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Michael and Shirley Benson, Paul Dresselhaus 2. Angelo and Alice Arena 3. Nancy and Ronald Gruner



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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) Additional listing. Main Fundraising Event: Oktoberfest

Grace Place for Children and Families

Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic

Grace Place is working across the spectrum to break

Members are local alumnae of collegiate sororities

the cycle of poverty by teaching literacy, language

belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference.

and life skills to children and families at risk in Golden

GNAP holds monthly meetings and gives merit

Gate City. It enrolls more than 800 students in three

awards to Collier County high school senior girls

educational programs: Bright Beginnings, School

who plan to attend universities with those sororities.

Age Programs and Adult English Language and LiterDate: November 2, 2013 Location: C’mon, Naples

acy. Although education is the core focus, the Friday

Main Fundraising Event: Luncheon and Fashion

Food Pantry serves 200 families a week with a bag


of basic groceries and additional items, when available. Grace Place also works extensively with com-

Years Held Previously: 1

screenings, referrals for services and financial literacy Theme/Description of Event: Oktoberfest will

Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

classes to the community. Years Held Previously: 17

be celebrated in the Old-World German tradition. Dance to live music, indulge in German beers and

Date: February 15, 2014

munity partners to provide medical and mental health

Main Fundraising Event: A Swing of Grace Theme/Description of Event: Luncheon and a

wines, feast on authentic German food. Date: April 25, 2014

fashion show provided by Accessories ... and More,

Honorary Chairpersons: Ralph and Shelly Stayer

with an auction of theme baskets and items donatLocation: Imperial Golf Club, Naples

ed by members and local businesses.

Years Held Previously: 2

Chairperson: Pat Jolly

Theme/Description of Event: Golfers will enjoy

Ticket Price: $45

Chairpersons: Beth Hanypsiak, Sarah Bullock Major Sponsor: Johnsonville Sausage Ticket Price: $125

18 holes on the newly renovated East Course at the Imperial Golf Club followed by a silent auction,

Contact: Patricia R. Morton

Contact: Heather Patton

cocktail party and strolling dinner in the award-

2185 Hawksridge Drive, Unit 1103,

15080 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109

winning clubhouse.

Naples, FL 34105 Telephone: 239-213-0474

Telephone: 239-514-0084 Chairperson: Dick Gast



Ticket Price: $150 Contact: Barbara Evans P.O. Box 990531, Naples, FL 34116 Telephone: 239-455-2707 Web:


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Guadalupe Center

Gulfshore Playhouse

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

The mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break

Gulfshore Playhouse is devoted to creating high-

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with hard-

the cycle of poverty by providing educational, so-

quality professional theater at affordable prices and

working families in need to provide home-ownership

cial and other support programs and resources for

diverse educational opportunities for our region.

opportunities. Each partner family invests at least

the children and families of Immokalee.

Producing a full season of plays ranging from ven-

500 hours of “sweat equity” building their house

erated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary

and those of their neighbors before purchasing their

plays and world premieres, Gulfshore Playhouse is

home from Habitat with an interest-free loan. The vi-

committed to surpassing the standards of every

sion is a world where everyone has at least a simple,

valued patron while continuing to contribute to the

decent place to live.

Main Fundraising Event: Taste of New York Date: January 15, 2014

vibrant arts and culture scene of Naples. Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Main Fundraising Event: Pacesetter Dinner Main Fundraising Event: Bubbles, Baubles &

Years Held Previously: 6


Date: February 27, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: Take a trip to New

Date: February 27, 2014

Location: The Country Club of Naples

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Years Held Previously: 16

Years Held Previously: 3

Theme/Description of Event: This exclusive

York City with the Guadalupe Center and enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions in support of the numerous educational and support programs provided for the

event brings top donors together to celebrate the

children and families of Immokalee. Theme/Description of Event: Gulfshore PlayChairperson: Alice Arena

accomplishments of Habitat for Humanity.

house’s 10th Anniversary Gala: Bubbles, Baubles & Broadway is themed “The Great White Way,” and

Ticket Price: $500

honors Board Chairman Bob Harden.

Contact: Wendy Targus

Chairpersons: Jean Hertzog, Tennille Sevigny

Chairperson: Sam Durso Ticket Price: N/A Contact: Jennifer Pash

509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142 Major Sponsor: Cohen & Grigsby

Telephone: 239-657-7124 Web:

11145 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34113 Telephone: 239-775-0036

Ticket Price: $300, $500 per couple, $2,000 table


of eight Contact: Maura Lohan 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-261-7529 Web:

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MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA Event: More than 60 guests attended the nonprofit’s second Tea at the Ritz event and enjoyed the classic afternoon service with the finest teas, delicate finger sandwiches and other sweets. Proceeds granted wishes to two local children. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Taylor Marini, Katie Decker 2. Elaine Tatman, Allison Sadowski 3. Holly Bevan, Briana Nanda, Jo Norton



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Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes at least 16.6 million pounds of food each year to 150 agencies in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

After granting more than $50,000 to local art pro-

counties, providing food to more than 30,000 peo-

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile of the Health-

grams over the past five decades, the gallery has

ple monthly.

care Network of SWFL is a pediatric mobile office providing primary dental and health-care services

launched a new fund to support children’s art proMain Fundraising Event: WINK News Feeds Fam-

to more than 15,000 underserved Collier County

ilies Hunger Walk


Arts Award benefit dinner

Date: January 18, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Ronald McDonald Care

Date: January 14, 2014

Location: Miromar Outlets Estero

Location: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

Years Held Previously: 5

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Theme/Description of Event: The two-mile walk

grams in Southwest Florida. Main Fundraising Event: Visionaries of the Visual

Mobile Classic Date: April 10, 2014 Location: Quail West, Naples benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank and its 150 Theme/Description of Event: The dinner will honor

partner agencies. For every $1 raised, the food

three individuals for contributions to local visual arts.

bank distributes $6 in food to families.

Theme/Description of Event: Tee it up with Ronald to help the Care Mobile provide underserved

This event is entirely underwritten by the HarmonMeek Gallery. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit

Honorary Chairperson: Lois Thome-WINK TV

children with quality primary health and dental services.

at-risk youth and children’s art programs in Southwest Florida through the Harmon-Meek Gallery

Years Held Previously: 12

Chairpersons: Sandy Robinson, Dr. Brian Schwartz Chairperson: Jim Johnson

Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Major Sponsors: Garden Street Iron & Metal, Lee Honorary Chairpersons: Barbara and J. William

County Sheriff’s Office

Major Sponsor: Arthrex Inc.

Ticket Price: Donations and pledges

Ticket Price: $250 minimum contribution

Contact: Marta Hodson

Contact: Kaydee Tuff

3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

3520 Kraft Road, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34105

Telephone: 239-334-7007, ext. 132

Telephone: 239-658-3113



Meek III Chairpersons: Kristine Meek, Juliana Meek Major Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery Ticket Price: $125 Contact: Sarah Owen 8771 College Pkwy., Bldg. 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Telephone: 239-274-5900


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Hodges University

Hope for Haiti Inc.

Mission is to provide multiple sclerosis education

The mission of Hodges University is to offer as-

Hope for Haiti is an innovative international devel-

to afflicted individuals, adult survivors of MS, chil-

sociate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees and

opment organization based in Naples that focuses

dren of parents afflicted with MS, caregivers and

other programs that enhance the ability of students

on creating healthy, sustainable communities. For

health-care professionals. It also awards scholar-

to achieve personal and professional objectives. In

nearly 25 years, Hope for Haiti’s mission has been

ships to students whose parents have MS.

addition to offering courses in 18 professional dis-

to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people,

ciplines and its comprehensive English as a Sec-

particularly children, through education, nutrition,

Main Fundraising Event: Sixth Annual Hope, Love

ond Language Program, Hodges University fulfills

and health care.

& Faith MS 5K Run/Walk

educational and personal enrichment needs for area seniors through facilitation of the Frances Pew

Main Fundraising Event: Passport to the Stars

Date: March 1, 2014

Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning.


Location: Artis—Naples

Main Fundraising Event: President’s Scholarship

Date: March 8, 2014

Dinner Years Held Previously: 5

Location: Waldorf Astoria Naples Date: November 7, 2013

Theme/Description of Event: A beautiful 5K run/

Years Held Previously: 14

walk through Pelican Bay.

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Honorary Chairpersons: Dr. Debbie Heil, Lisa Lu-

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Theme/Description of Event: The annual gala is known as the “fun gala” of Naples with entertain-

thringer RN, MSN

ment by High Voltage, dancing, cuisine, silent and Theme/Description of Event: The event, “Step-

live auctions. Guests receive their new “‘Passport”

Chairpersons: Alan S. Galbut, MD, Adam B. Guer-

ping out for Scholarships,” will benefit the “Ad-

each year inviting them to treat themselves to a

cio, Esq.

vancing Today’s Woman Scholarship Fund,” which

transformational venue which transports them to

helps local women pursuing educational goals at

another place.

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc.; Family Foot & Leg

Hodges University. Chairpersons: Jo O’Reilly, Pat Holmes, Mary

Center; Harter, Secrest & Emery Chairpersons: Michele McKenney, Sandra Lee Ticket Price: $20


Contact: Dr. Debbie Heil

Ticket Price: N/A

Lottes Major Sponsors:, Arthrex Inc. Ticket Price: $350

6582 Trail Blvd., Naples, FL 34108 Telephone: 239-592-7020

Contact: Judy Coleman


2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119

Contact: Tiffany Kuehner, President/CEO

Telephone: 239-598-6122

1021 Fifth Ave. N., Naples, FL 34102


Telephone: 239-434-7183 Web:

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Humane Society Naples The private, local animal-welfare organization’s

The Immokalee Foundation

Humane Society Naples Additional listing.

Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation has been

mission is to provide animals shelter, locate lifelong

building pathways to success for children in Im-

homes and promote responsible pet ownership.

Main Fundraising Event: 15th Annual Tea & Fash-

mokalee through a variety of programs that focus

The Humane Society Naples is Southwest Florida’s

ion Show

on college and post-secondary training, mentor-

premier no-kill pet shelter, adoption center and hu-

ing and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening

mane animal clinic.

Date: December 5, 2013

Main Fundraising Event: 14th Annual Pet Lovers

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

experiences, life-skills development and economic independence. Main Fundraising Event: 2013 Charity Classic

Gala Years Held Previously: 14


Theme/Description of Event: A “Passport to Par-

Date: November 16, 2013

Date: February 28, 2014 Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

is” Tea & Fashion Show benefits pets awaiting their “fur”ever homes. It features a fashion presentation

Years Held Previously: 13

by Nordstrom and pet fashions by Pucci & Catana.

Theme/Description of Event: An evening ben-

Honorary Chairperson: “Salon Princess” Eva

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Years Held Previously: 5 Theme/Description of Event: Follow the “Path-

efiting pets awaiting their forever homes featuring fine dining, fabulous entertainment and recognition

Chairpersons: Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen

ways to Success: Voices of the Future” and better

of the Pet Lovers Award winners. Auction chair, Rickie Klein

understand TIF’s mission to provide educational Major Sponsors: Judy LeDoux and “Stanley,”

opportunities that make aspirations come true for

Philip Douglas Salon, Pucci & Catana, Nordstrom,

the youth of Immokalee.

Chairperson: Rufino Hernandez

Naples Illustrated

Major Sponsors: The Powerhouse Band, Garden

Ticket Price: $175

Chairperson: Pete Negri Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc. (Hope Society);

District Ticket Price: $350 per person Contact: Nicole Black

Contact: Nicole Black

Fifth Third Bank (Founding Sponsor); Jaguar Na-

370 Airport Pulling Road, Naples, FL 34104

ples; Porsche of Naples; Bigham Jewelers; Naples

Telephone: 239-643-1880, ext. 18

Illustrated (Media Sponsor); Kevin Johnson with


Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; GE

370 Airport Pulling Road, Naples, FL 34104

Foundation and Caterpillar Foundation (Corporate

Telephone: 239-643-1880, ext. 18

Matching Sponsors)

Web: Ticket Price: $550 Contact: The Immokalee Foundation 3960 Radio Road, Suite 207, Naples, FL 34104 Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web:


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The Immokalee Foundation

The Immokalee Foundation

International Game Fish Association The International Game Fish Association is a not-

Additional listing.

Additional listing.

for-profit organization committed to the conserva-

Main Fundraising Event: 2013 Charity Classic

Main Fundraising Event: 2014 Inter-Club Chal-

ethical angling practice through science, educa-



tion, rule-making and record-keeping.

Date: November 18, 2013

Date: May 5, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Everglades for Genera-

Location: Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples

Location: The Old Collier Golf Club, Naples

Years Held Previously: 5

Years Held Previously: 5

Theme/Description of Event: The Immokalee

Theme/Description of Event: Foursomes from

Foundation’s 2013 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf

Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities

tournament will pair two dozen of the world’s great-

and golf clubs will participate along with the clubs’

est golfers with Naples’ most philanthropic players.

pros to support a brighter future for TIF students.

Chairperson: Kevin Johnson

Chairperson: Michael D. Benson

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc. (Hope Society); Fifth

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc. (Hope Society); Na-

Third Bank (Founding Sponsor); Jaguar Naples;

ples Illustrated (Media Sponsor); GE Foundation

Chairpersons: Jackie Cronacher, Mike Myatt, Rob

Porsche of Naples; Bigham Jewelers; Naples Il-

and Caterpillar Foundation (Corporate Matching


lustrated (Media Sponsor); Kevin Johnson with


tion of game fish and the promotion of responsible,

tions—Youth Education by the IGFA Date: December 5, 2013 Location: A private club in Port Royal, Naples Years Held Previously: 2 Theme/Description of Event: Dinner dance with Powerhouse and a guest speaker. Honorary Chairperson: Roy Cronacher

Major Sponsors: Roy and Jackie Cronacher

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, GE Foundation and Caterpillar Foundation (Corporate

Ticket Price: $1,250 Ticket Price: $250

Matching Sponsors) Contact: The Immokalee Foundation Ticket Price: Entry fees begin at $5,000. All pro-

3960 Radio Road, Suite 207, Naples, FL 34104

Contact: Jackie Cronacher, 239-216-0210;

am golfers receive tickets to the 2013 Charity Clas-

Telephone: 239-430-9122

Julia Shafer, 954-924-4222

sic Celebration dinner and auction.


300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004 Telephone: 954-924-4222

Contact: The Immokalee Foundation


3960 Radio Road, Suite 207, Naples, FL 34104 Telephone: 239-430-9122 Web:

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Event: The annual fundraising luncheon featured a spirited live conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager led by NBC-2 anchor Stacey Deffenbaugh. Titled “Twin Thoughts: One Message Presented by IberiaBank,” the soldout event drew 700 attendees and raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for The League Club Community Trust Fund from which annual grants are made. Venue: Waldorf Astoria Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Heather Dockweiler, Celia Curtis 2. Kathleen van Bergen, Mary Beth Johns


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JDRF JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida

the leading global organization focused on type

Jewish Federation of Collier County A central address for Jewish life in our community, offering fundraising and cultural, educational and

1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate,

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest

grassroots volunteers connected to children, ado-

Florida (JFCS) is a nonsectarian social service agency

community-service programs.

lescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the

providing mental health counseling, geriatric case

Main Fundraising Event: 2014 Annual Community

largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The

management and senior support services to the com-


goal is to improve the lives of every person affected

munities of Collier and southern Lee counties. JFCS

by T1D by better treating, preventing and ultimately

has a Food Pantry and a wide range of volunteer pro-

curing it. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum

grams. This fall JFCS will open the first Senior Center

of partners who share this goal.

in Collier County.

Location: Wyndemere Country Club, Naples

Main Fundraising Event: Hope Gala

Main Fundraising Event: “Planting Seeds for Bet-

Years Held Previously: 19

Date: February 8, 2014

ter Tomorrows” Date: March 8, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: An evening of recDate: January 14, 2014

ognition and honors plus a comedy show.

Location: Artis—Naples

Honorary Chairpersons: Rosalee and Jerry Bogo

Years Held Previously: 1

Chairpersons: Phyllis Seaman, Wally Lenchner,

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples Years Held Previously: 7 Theme/Description of Event: The evening includes

Beth Grossman

an elegant dinner, dancing, entertainment, unique

Theme/Description of Event: Guests of this el-

live and silent auction items, and Fund A Cure.

egant evening in the main lobby of Artis—Naples

Ticket Price: TBA

can wander into the galleries and enjoy beautiful Chairpersons: Jen Lange, Cheryl Rubinton

art and sculpture. Noted speaker and generational

Contact: David Willens

expert Kim Lear of BridgeWorks will speak on “Four

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 2201,

Major Sponsors: Aeroterm, BMO Harris Bank,

Generations of Family and Philanthropy.” Cocktails

Naples, FL 34109

Pyro City Fireworks, Allegra, Arthrex Inc., Lipman

and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Telephone: 239-263-4205

Produce, The Gerry Foundation, the Price Family,


John Reisman, Stevens Construction, Sunshine Ace

Chairpersons: Carol and Marvin Lader, Susan and

Hardware, Wynn’s Family Market, Wynn Properties

Dr. Nat Ritter

Ticket Price: $750 per couple

Major Sponsor: BMO Private Bank

Contact: Carl Marks

Ticket Price: $225

5625 Strand Blvd., Suite 504, Naples, FL 34110 Telephone: 239-591-2825

Contact: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer


5025 Castello Drive, Naples, FL 34103 Telephone: 239-325-4444 Web:


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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

Laces of Love Charitable Foundation Inc.

Latchkey League

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organi-

Laces of Love provides new shoes (preferably sneak-

The newly formed Latchkey League’s purpose is to

zation dedicated to inspiring and preparing young

ers) to needy kids in Collier and Lee counties.

help support the Salvation Army Youth Center in

people to succeed in a global economy. Through a

East Naples. This facility will provide educational,

dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs

Main Fundraising Event: Tamra & Friends Benefit

cultural and recreational services to thousands of

for students in grades kindergarten through 12.

Concert for Laces of Love

children in the area who need after-school care and

Main Fundraising Event: Business Hall of Fame,

Date: March 9, 2014

support and are unable to afford such services. Main Fundraising Event: Guys and Dolls Gala

Collier County Location: Covenant Community Church, Naples Date: October 2014

Date: February 24, 2014 Years Held Previously: 5

Location: Waldorf Astoria Naples

Location: Quail West Country Club, Naples Theme/Description of Event: An evening of musi-

Years Held Previously: 26

cal delights provided by local and regional profes-

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

sional musicians. Theme/Description of Event: Recognizing individuals who have greatly contributed to the eco-

Theme/Description of Event: Based on the movie Chairpersons: Tamra Nashman, Jeanne Nealon

nomic development and quality of life in Collier

Guys and Dolls, black-tie optional dinner with entertainment and dancing.

County and who serve as role models for our youth.

Ticket Price: $25-$50

Chairperson: Tom O’Reilly

Contact: Susan Warren

Honorary Chairperson: Myra Janco Daniels 272 11th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 Major Sponsor: IberiaBank

Chairpersons: Tina Nicholson, Ray Staffeldt

Telephone: 239-293-1215 Web:

Major Sponsor: DeBeers

Ticket Price: $250 Ticket Price: $175 Contact: Anne Frazier Naples, FL

Contact: Tina Nicholson

Telephone: 239-225-2590

Latchkey League, P.O. Box 413005, #221 Naples,


FL 34101-3045 Telephone: 239-777-6100 Web:

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Event: Wine, Women & Shoes, in its fourth year, was a fabulous fete to raise funds for the organization’s mission of helping kids with cancer and their families. Highlights were wine tasting; shopping for shoes, accessories and fashions from luxe Florida retailers; silent and live auctions; handsome men emceeing the night; and a schedule of entertainment with dinner, including a fashion show from Sara Campbell and a contest for women wearing the most stylish shoes. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Elaine Honig, Steve Manuel, Tara Knausswilga, Patty O’Leary, Ingrid Etzold 2. Kay Bork, Denise Onsa, Nancy Benjamin


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The League Club Inc.

Legal Aid Service of Collier County

Lighthouse of Collier Inc.

The League Club is an organization of women

Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to Col-

The mission of Lighthouse of Collier is to provide

strengthening communities through fellowship,

lier County residents who cannot afford an attorney

programs and services that foster independence

education,volunteerism and philanthropy. Mem-

on matters of life-changing significance. The areas

and enhance the quality of life for the blind and

bership is limited to women who have been active

of law handled by Legal Aid include services for

visually impaired and their caregivers.

members of a Junior League that is a member of

victims of domestic violence, elder law, children’s

the Association of Junior Leagues International.

legal services, education legal rights, housing law,

Main Fundraising Event: Fore Love Golf and Ten-

family law and more.

nis Tournament

with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Main Fundraising Event: Barrister’s Bash

Date: May 16, 2014

Date: February 7, 2014

Date: May 1, 2014

Location: Kensington Golf & Country Club, Naples

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Location: Hilton Naples

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Years Held Previously: 24

Years Held Previously: 6

Theme/Description of Event: Jackie Ressa and

Theme/Description of Event: Acclaimed presi-

Theme/Description of Event: The Barrister’s

Love Golf and Tennis Tournament to benefit Light-

dential biographer and author of the book that in-

Bash fundraiser is the signature social event for the

house of Collier.

spired the Academy Award-winning movie Lincoln

local legal community, honoring those whose pro

will share “Inspiration & Anecdotes” at a stylish,

bono services are making a difference.

Chairpersons: Jackie Ressa, Patsy Zalokar

Honorary Chairperson: J. Dudley Goodlette, Esq.

Major Sponsor: Kensington Golf & Country Club

Main Fundraising Event: Inspiration & Anecdotes

Patsy Zalokar team up for the First Annual Fore

engaging luncheon. Chairperson: Paula McNulty


Major Sponsor: IberiaBank

Chairperson: Kelley Geraghty Price, Esq.

Ticket Price: $250

Major Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank

Contact: Christine Kruman

Ticket Price: $125

Ticket Price: $175 golf/$50 tennis Contact: Kathleen Peck 2685 Horseshoe Dr. S., Suite 211, Naples, FL 34104 Telephone: 239-430-3934

5051 Castello Dr., Suite 240, Naples, FL 34103


Telephone: 239-353-3100

Contact: Jeff Ahren


4125 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112 Telephone: 239-775-4555 Web:


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Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Literacy Volunteers is dedicated to enhancing the

This organization grants the wishes of children with

lives of our students and their families by improv-

life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the

ing literacy skills. Services include one-to-one and

human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Main Fundraising Event: Tea at the Ritz

interactive computer language laboratory, classes

Main Fundraising Event: Eighth Annual Wish-

Date: December 7, 2013

in health literacy, financial literacy and civics for

maker’s Ball

Additional listing.

small classroom English language instruction, an

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

those seeking to take the U.S. Citzenship exam. Date: January 18, 2014

LVCC also offers a Family Literacy program in our

Years Held Previously: 2

local elementary schools. Location: Hilton Naples Main Fundraising Event: Dancing with the Stars

Theme/Description of Event: This year’s Third

for Literacy

Years Held Previously: 7

Date: November 8, 2013

Theme/Description of Event: This year’s theme

Annual Tea at the Ritz will be held inside the newly renovated lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, in all of its holiday glory.

will be “When You Wish Upon a Star” and will feaLocation: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

ture the music of The Steve Chase Society.

Chairperson: Dylan Sanders

Years Held Previously: 6

Chairpersons: Jenny Foegen, Dylan Sanders,

Major Sponsors: Fidelity Investments, FPL, The

Amy Sedlacek

Woodruff Institute, Naples Illustrated

bers learn a ballroom dance, perform and raise

Major Sponsors: LeeSar, Arthrex Inc., Wheels for

Ticket Price: $100

funds to support literacy. Evening includes dinner,

Wishes, Valpak of Southwest Florida, Vein Special-

dancing, silent auction and fun.

ists, Eyetopian Optical, Naples Illustrated

Major Sponsors: Naples Daily News, Designs In-

Ticket Price: $225

Theme/Description of Event: Community mem-

Contact: Lesley Colantonio 3655 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 3, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

spired, Naples Performing Arts Center

Telephone: 239-992-9474 Contact: Lesley Colantonio

Ticket Price: $175


3655 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 3, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Contact: Elaine Mayrides

Telephone: 239-992-9474

8833 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34113


Telephone: 239-262-4448 Web:

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NAPLES GARDEN CLUB Event: The sixtieth annual House and Garden Tour brought hundreds of attendees to view beautiful homes and landscapes in Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and Old Naples and raise funds for scholarships and community projects. Venue: Naples Botanical Garden and four private homes in Naples A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Kay Botko, Roberta Ross, Susan Haley, Diane Cooley 2. Peggy Coniglio, Sondra Quinn 3. Beverly Metcalf, Bette Aymar, Susan Mainwaring, Eileen Mann, Bobbie Juster, Dusti Beaubien, Mary Elizabeth Beadle, Carole Giegerich



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NAMI of Collier County

Naples Art Association

Naples Botanical Garden

The organization’s mission is to improve the quality

Naples Art Association’s mission is to promote and

Naples Botanical Garden combines 170 acres of gor-

of life of the one in four individuals in our commu-

advance education, interest and participation in

geous tropical gardens and pristine natural areas with

nity affected by serious and persistent mental ill-

the contemporary visual arts. Through programs

innovative programs for people of all ages and abili-

ness and their families, through support, education

throughout the Naples area, the association serves

ties. Charity Navigator 4 Star rating!

and advocacy.

individual artists of all ages and skill levels along their creative journeys and inspires all who visit to

Main Fundraising Event: Hats in the Garden 10th

Main Fundraising Event: 12th Annual Walkathon

live and think artistically. Many of these programs

Anniversary Celebration

for NAMI of Collier County

take place at The von Liebig Art Center, a local treasure and community resource.

Date: November 13, 2013

Main Fundraising Event: Naples National Art Fes-

Location: Naples Botanical Garden

Date: April 5, 2014 Location: Cambier Park, Naples

tival Gala

Years Held Previously: 11

Date: February 20, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: Hope Shines! is the

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Years Held Previously: 9 Theme/Description of Event: Guests parade in theme for the 2014 Annual Walk, a mental health awareness and fundraising event. The Grand Mar-

their finest millinery while enjoying lunch and a runway show featuring the spring designs of the

Years Held Previously: 1

world’s top fashion houses.

Theme/Description of Event: The 2014 Gala fea-

Honorary Chairperson: Connie M. Vandenberg

shal will be Stacey Adams, anchor for WINK News. Honorary Chairperson: Stacey Adams

tures a Brazilian theme and will be a grand celebration of the Naples Art Association’s 60-year history

Chairpersons: Karen M. Scott, Vicky C. Smith

Chairpersons: Rosemary Pace, Rosemarie Kirk

and impact on the community.

Major Sponsor: Tommy August Memorial Fund

Chairperson: John Hushon

Ticket Price: Donations accepted

Ticket Price: $250

Contact: Kathryn Leib-Hunter

Contact: Aimee Schlehr

6216 Trail Blvd., Bldg. C,

585 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102

Contact: Meghan Clancy Gorman

Naples, FL 34108

Telephone: 239-262-6517

4920 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Telephone: 239-260-7306


Telephone: 239-643-7275

Major Sponsors: Northern Trust, Marissa Collections, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Naples Illustrated Ticket Price: Starting at $500




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Naples Cat Alliance

Naples Equestrian Challenge

Naples Cat Alliance is a volunteer-based nonprofit

Established in 1995, Naples Equestrian Challenge

organization dedicated to creating a No-Kill Com-

is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horse-

Main Fundraising Event: Garden Party Celebrat-

munity through Collier County’s official Volunteer

manship (PATH) Premier Accredited Center provid-

ing the Opening of the LEGO Sculpture Exhibition

Trap-Neuter-Return Program (TNR) designed to

ing therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted

protect public health, reduce shelter euthanasia,

activities and therapy programs to more than 500

increase cat adoptions and improve the health and

participants per year. Through donations and spon-

quality of life of Collier cats and residents.

sorships, the organization provides this vital thera-

Naples Botanical Garden Additional listing.

Date: February 13, 2014 Location: Naples Botanical Garden

py to those who need the service most, regardless Main Fundraising Event: Mingle and Jingle

of income level.

Date: December 6, 2013

Main Fundraising Event: Eighth Annual Bootstrap

Years Held Previously: 1 Theme/Description of Event: Guests will have

Boogie Barn Dance Location: The Inn on Fifth, Naples

the first look at the LEGO sculpture exhibit while

Date: November 9, 2013

enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Smith Years Held Previously: 2

Children’s Garden, followed by an elegant dinner

Location: Naples Equestrian Challenge

under a tent. Theme/Description of Event: Holiday fundraising Chairpersons: Mary Ann Bindley, Geren Fauth

event features dinner, dancing, silent auctions and

Years Held Previously: 7

raffles. Guest speaker to be announced. Ticket Price: Start at $300

Theme/Description of Event: Dust off your boots

Contact: Meghan Clancy Gorman

Chairpersons: Megan Sorbara, Sandie Nichols,

and kick up your heels for this Western-themed

Annika Matos

barn dance under the covered arena at Naples

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Equestrian Challenge. Ticket Price: $75

Telephone: 239-643-7275

Chairpersons: Wilma and Dick Proctor

Web: Contact: Megan Sorbara P.O. Box 990908, Naples, FL 34116

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Soldavini Caldwell,

Telephone: 239-370-8727

CPA, P.A.; Thermal Wire & Cable LLC; Greg Gor-


man, PA & David Burke Realtors Ticket Price: $200 patron, $350 VIP Contact: Kim Minarich 206 Ridge Drive, Naples, FL 34108 Telephone: 239-596-2988 Web:

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HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES Event: The thirteenth annual Pet Lovers Gala, themed “Tails & Tiaras,” was a festive evening with many guests accompanied by four-legged friends. The party featured beautiful decor by Garden District, live entertainment and awards. Among the honorees were Jay and Patty Baker, recipients of the Walter Turken Award for Animal Welfare, who announced a $1 million pledge and challenge grant. Venue: Naples Botanical Garden A Naples Illustrated-sponsored event 1. Jay and Patty Baker with Kizzie 2. Rickie Klein, Sam Rusinik 3. Jeremy and Carly Stewart, Lauren Miller, Alex Zolgunov


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Naples Garden Club

Naples Historical Society Inc.

Naples International Film Festival

The nonprofit community-oriented charitable and

Naples Historical Society owns and operates His-

NIFF celebrates independent film and filmmakers

edcational organization fosters appreciation of hor-

toric Palm Cottage, The Norris Gardens, and a

in an intimate festival setting that enhances the

ticulture, design and the enviornment by providing

1910 Contributing Structure at 107 Broad Avenue

cultural and artistic life of our community. Opening

opportunities for learning and sharing. The Naples

South (Administration & Archives). Our mission is

Night Film and Party take place at Artis—Naples,

Garden Club continues a decades-long tradition

to preserve Naples history for the community and

and documentary, narrative feature and short films

of awarding scholarships to FGCU/NBG Kapnick

future generations to enjoy. We accomplish this

play at the Silverspot Cinema during the weekend.

Education and Research Center students and an-

through substantial preservation initiatives and ed-

nual funding of community project grants to several

ucational programs for residents and visitors.

Naples nonprofit organizations.

Main Fundraising Event: Naples International Film Festival

Main Fundraising Event: Christmas Gala at HisMain Fundraising Event: House & Garden Tour

toric Palm Cottage

Date: November 7-10, 2013

Date: February 1, 2014

Date: December 6, 2013

Location: Silverspot Cinema, Naples

Location: Welcome Center Hospitality Plaza at

Location: Historic Palm Cottage, Naples

Years Held Previously: 4

Years Held Previously: 10

Theme/Description of Event: Watch films you

Naples Botanical Garden Years Held Previously: 60

can’t see anywhere else and meet the filmmakers Theme/Description of Event: Begin the season

for intimate question and answer sessions follow-

Theme/Description of Event: Showcases four

with the Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage.

ing the screenings.

spectacular and unique homes and gardens in Port

A cocktail reception in Naples’ oldest house, which

Royal, Aqualane Shores and Old Naples.

will be dressed for the season, is followed by an

Chairperson: Shannon Franklin

elegant dinner in The Norris Gardens at Palm CotHonorary Chairperson: Linda LaRue Brown

tage. Black-tie. Valet parking.

Major Sponsors: Artis—Naples, Silverspot Cinema

Chairperson: Arlene Cluff

Honorary Chairperson: Juliet C. Sproul

Ticket Price: $13 and up

Ticket Price: $100, $175 patron

Chairpersons: Gala Committee

Contact: Shannon Franklin

Contact: Arlene Cluff

Major Sponsors: IMC, Cummings & Lockwood

Naples, FL 34110

4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples, FL 34112

LLC, Naples Illustrated

Telephone: 239-775-3456

2338 Immokalee Road, Suite 110,

Telephone: 239-262-1272 Web:

Web: Ticket Price: $300, $500 patron, $5,000 for an Angel Table of Eight Contact: Elaine L. Reed P.O. Box 201, Naples, FL 34106 Telephone: 239-261-8164 Web:


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Naples Junior Woman’s Club

Naples North Rotary Club Foundation Inc.

Naples Philharmonic League

The Naples Junior Woman’s Club, founded in 1952,

Naples North Rotary Club is a local service organi-

Naples Philharmonic League has provided more

is a charitable tax-exempt organization dedicated

zation comprised of 110 local business owners and

than 200,000 hours of hands-on volunteer service

to promoting empowerment of people, access

professionals who come together weekly to help

for the orchestra. Since the group’s inception,

to education and enhancing the lives of others

our community by giving time, talent and treas-

various fundraising events have helped raise nearly

through volunteer service. Naples Junior Woman’s

ure to a variety of service projects and charitable

$5 million to benefit the Naples Philharmonic’s

Club continues to reach out to the local community


education concerts, youth orchestra and chorus

through support of emerging charitable organizations, underfunded programs and those in need of

programs. Artis­—Naples and Naples Philharmonic Main Fundraising Event: Naples Craft Beer Fest

a helping hand.

League are committed to providing children and families throughout Southwest Florida with the

Date: March 1, 2014

tools to lead a creative life and together make the

Main Fundraising Event: Derby Dash

life-changing power of art accessible to all. Location: Bayfront Place, Naples

Date: May 3, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: 25th Anniversary Gala/ Years Held Previously: 2

Fire & Ice: Festival of Trees 2013

Theme/Description of Event: Held from noon-4

Date: November 23, 2013

Location: Ridgway Bar & Grill, Naples Years Held Previously: 5

p.m. the first Saturday in March at Bayfront Place, this event includes samples of more than 90 craft

Theme/Description of Event: “Derby Dash,” the

beers paired with bite-size food servings from area

largest Kentucky Derby party in Naples, brings to-

restaurants. Tickets include a commemorative

gether prominent up-and-coming members of the

tasting glass.

Location: Artis—Naples, on stage in Hayes Hall Years Held Previously: 22 Theme/Description of Event: With this year’s

Naples community to benefit the NJWC scholarship fund.

Chairperson: Jeff Clapper

Chairperson: Marguerite Steege

Major Sponsor: Coastal Beverage

Major Sponsors: Ridgway Bar & Grill, John Craig

Ticket Price: $50

tion programs at Artis—Naples.

Contact: Jeff Clapper

Chairpersons: C. Michael and Anne Armstrong,

P.O. Box 1307, Naples, FL 34106-1307

Eugene and Mary Frey, David and Bobbi Drobis,

Telephone: 239-398-3622

Larry and Jean Pugh

theme of Fire & Ice, the 25th Anniversary Gala/ Festival of Trees 2013 is a spectacular evening of inspiration, holiday decorations, entertainment and fine wine and food that benefits the youth educa-

Clothiers Ticket Price: $50 Contact: Marguerite Steege

Web: Ticket Price: $250-$1,000

570 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-572-2079

Contact: Kelly Rhoades


5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108 Telephone: 239-254-2703 Web:

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2 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Event: The “Put on Your Pink Bra” Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Party was hosted by presenting sponsor Premiere Oncology. Venue: Joe’s Crab Shack 1. Cristina Gonzales, Mary Ricciardi, Liliana Quintero, Gigi Ricciardi 2. Stacey Deffenbaugh 3. Lori Langley, Susan Keehner



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Naples Woman’s Club

Naples Zoo

NCEF/Naples Winter Wine Festival

The Naples Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organiza-

Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and yet

NCEF (Naples Children & Education Foundation),

tion and a member of the General Federation of

much more than a walk-through zoo. The non-

creator of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is com-

Women’s Clubs. It is dedicated to enhancing the

profit institution features a full day of fun activities.

mitted to supporting charitable programs that im-

community through philanthropic activities and

The paved path winds nearly a mile past rare and

prove the physical, emotional and educational lives

volunteer service in the Naples community. For the

beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical

of underprivileged and at-risk children in South-

past 81 years it has worked to raise awareness of

garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a

west Florida.

ongoing needs in the community and continues a

fascinating history. The Zoo welcomes more than

tradition of helping people of all ages through a va-

350,000 visitors a year, and unlike many zoos, its

Main Fundraising Event: Naples Winter Wine

riety of programs.

operations are not subsidized by tax dollars. Daily


programming is funded by revenue collected from Main Fundraising Event: Naples Woman’s Club

admissions and other operating sources.

Date: January 24-26, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: ZOObilee 2014: Elegant

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Kitchen Tour Date: January 22, 2014


Location: Various homes in Naples

Date: March 8, 2014

Years Held Previously: 1

Location: Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Theme/Description of Event: This event show-

Years Held Previously: 5

Years Held Previously: 13 Theme/Description of Event: “Celebrate the Journey” is the theme. Ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events by the Luxury Institute, NWWF brings many of the world’s finest vint-

cases select exquisite kitchens located in prestig-

ners and chefs together with wine collectors and

ious Port Royal area homes where prominent Na-

Theme/Description of Event: ZOObilee 2014: El-

ples restaurant chefs will offer their finest gourmet

egant Africa will be a wild night, including behind-

samplings. Proceeds from this event will benefit

the-scenes encounters with some of the zoo’s

Chairpersons: Linda Malone, Anne Welsh McNul-

Naples Woman’s Club philanthropic efforts, includ-

most magnificent beasts. Enjoy gourmet food and

ty, Adria Starkey

ing student scholarships, David Lawrence Center,

wine, an open bar, music, dancing and a nighttime

Youth Haven and Friends of Foster Children.

safari you will never forget.

Chairperson: Debra McInnis

Chairperson: Val McFadden

Major Sponsors: Storm Force, Clive Daniel Home,

Ticket Price: $300, $400 patron

LLC, BNY Mellon, Maserati

Contact: Pam Krol

Ticket Price: $8,500 per couple; $20,000 for a

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102

two-couple ticket for same Vintner Dinner

philanthropists for the three-day event.

Major Sponsors: NetJets Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, U.S. Bank-Private Client Reserve, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Beck, Mack & Oliver

Mercedes-Benz of Naples Ticket Price: $100, $150 patron

Telephone: 239-262-5409, ext. 147 Contact: Anne Palmer, 239-262-2259

Contact: Barrett Farmer


570 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102

6200 Shirley Street, #206, Naples, FL 34109

Telephone: 239-262-6331

Telephone: 239-514-2239




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NCH Healthcare Foundation

Neighborhood Health Clinic

New Horizons of Southwest Florida

NCH is the largest provider of health-care servic-

The mission of the Neighborhood Health Clinic is to

New Horizons is a faith-based nonprofit provid-

es in Collier County. The NCH Foundation is the

deliver quality medical care to low-income, working

ing over 40,000 hours of after-school tutoring and

fundraising arm of the NCH Healthcare System,

but uninsured Collier County adults using a profes-

mentoring annually to 260 at-risk children and

a nonprofit which receives no direct taxpayer or

sional volunteer staff and funded by private philan-

teens at four locations in Estero, Bonita Springs

government support. Through community dona-

thropy. It is committed to providing these services

and East Naples. Core values of honesty, integrity,

tions, the foundation supports a medical institu-

in a caring, supportive environment that respects

and personal responsibility are emphasized in daily

tion with a proven record of distinction in many

the dignity of all who come through our doors. With

character education lessons. New Horizons pro-

specialties. Each year, NCH provides more than

more than 700 volunteers, the Clinic is able to in-

vides the most vulnerable members of our com-

$30 million in charity care. Last year, NCH was the

vest 90 percent of each donation directly into qual-

munity with the opportunity to choose a different

first hospital in Florida become a member of the

ity patient care.

course for their lives.

Main Fundraising Event: Annual Block Party

Main Fundraising Event: Benefit Luncheon and

Mayo Clinic Care Network. Main Fundraising Event: NCH Hospital Ball

Silent Auction Date: February 15, 2014

Date: October 25, 2014

Date: March 1, 2014 Location: Waldorf Astoria Naples

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Location: Hilton Naples Years Held Previously: 10

Years Held Previously: 55

Years Held Previously: 5 Theme/Description of Event: “Around the Block -

Theme/Description of Event: The NCH Hospital

Around the World.” Event includes a cocktail recep-

Theme/Description of Event: “Oh, the Places

Ball is a longstanding tradition, and since 2000,

tion, elegant sit-down dinner, open bar, Save-A-Life

You’ll Go” emphasizes the places our students are

more than $5 million has been raised to provide

and live auctions, and entertainment.

empowered to go with an education. Festivities in-

our community with high-quality medical care.

clude the Super Kids Choir, graduates and a silent Honorary Chairpersons: Vince and Pat Foglia


Chairperson: Susan Jones

Chairperson: Kathy Courtnage

P.O. Box 234, Naples, FL 34106

Major Sponsors: Vince and Pat Foglia, Naples Il-

Major Sponsors: Worth, Naples Daily News

Telephone: 234-624-2000

lustrated, Naples Daily News, WAVV Radio

Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Miriam Ross

Ticket Price: $75

Web: Ticket Price: $300

Contact: Debra Haley Contact: Marsha Stefan

P.O. Box 111833, Naples, FL 34018

121 Goodlette Road N., Naples, FL 34102

Telephone: 239-948-4146

Telephone: 239-529-2247



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WINE TASTERS OF NAPLES Event: The Third Annual Cheers for Charity fund­raiser, “Viva Italia … Under the Napoli Moon,” raised $72,500 for Youth Haven, St. Matthew’s House and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Venue: Lely Resort 1. Sandra Hoeffler, Bill Harding 2. Margo Vincent, Sherri Weidman 3. Carla Randlett, John Griffen


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Opera Naples

PACE Center for Girls

PAWS Assistance Dogs

Opera Naples is Southwest Florida’s only local

PACE Center for Girls is a nationally recognized and

The PAWS Assistance Dogs mission is to gift ser-

professional opera company. Founded in 2005,

research-based model that features a balanced

vice dogs to veterans with combat-related disabil-

the company presents standard repertoire and

emphasis on academics and social service with a

ities and children with neurological and physical

other works in venues throughout Naples. Op-

focus on the future for girls and young women aged

disabilities. Support and facility dogs are placed

era Naples also has an education and outreach

12 to 17. PACE values all girls and young women,

with individuals or facilities who may not meet

program that reaches students in Collier and Lee

believing each one deserves an opportunity to find

criteria for a fully trained assistance dog. PAWS


her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a

puppies participate as therapy dogs in the Second

life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and

Chance Cell Dog Project, in supporting the David

Main Fundraising Event: Fête du Cirque

grace. The Collier center is located in Immokalee.

Lawrence Center, Sensory Evenings at Golisano

Date: February 19, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Believing in Girls Society

Outreach. PAWS is a Candidate Member of As-


sistance Dogs International.

Date: February 13, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Santa PAWS

Location: Hilton Naples

Date: December 4, 2013

Years Held Previously: 4

Location: Moorings Country Club, Naples

Theme/Description of Event: “Throw a Girl a Life-

Years Held Previously: 1

Children’s Museum of Naples and in Community

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Years Held Previously: 2 Theme/Description of Event: Enjoy the magic and grandeur as Opera Naples presents this singular event, with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner, and more.

line!” Girls, parents, community leaders and staff Honorary Chairperson: Myra Janco Daniels

will motivate you with inspiring stories about hope

Theme/Description of Event: The Second Annual

and success.

Santa PAWS event is an evening that presents the

Chairpersons: Roger and Paula Baker

partnership of two service dogs with veterans from Honorary Chairperson: Jean Hahm

our waiting list.

Chairpersons: Gayle Nelson, Cheryl McDonnell

Honorary Chairpersons: Mary and Tim Scanlon

Director and CEO

Major Sponsors: PACE Believing in Girls Society,

Chairperson: Lee Tobias

2408 Linwood Ave., Naples, FL 34112

Norman Love Confections, Publix Super Markets

Ticket Price: $500 Contact: Carol Shaw, Opera Naples Executive

Ticket Price: Donations accepted

Telephone: 239-963-9050 Web:

Ticket Price: Donations accepted Contact: Lee Tobias Contact: Marianne Kearns

2496 Kirkwood Ave., Naples, FL 34112

160 N. First Street, Immokalee, FL 34142

Telephone: 239-775-1660

Telephone: 239-377-9860




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Planned Parenthood of Collier County

Project Help of Naples

Planned Parenthood of Collier County’s mission is

Project Help Inc. is a 25-year-old nonprofit organi-

to enable people to make responsible choices about

zation whose mission is to ease the pain, with dig-

Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier

their sexual and reproductive health by providing

nity and compassion, of those who have been af-

County, a nonprofit organization, helps low-income,

comprehensive medical and educational services

fected by rape, domestic violence, crime or loss of

uninsured, eligible Collier County residents receive

and by promoting access to these services.

a loved one. The program started as a place people

Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County

free comprehensive medical care within its network

could go to speak about the unspeakable and to

of 275 volunteer physicians, clinics and hospitals.

Main Fundraising Event: The Choice Affair

Main Fundraising Event: An Evening in Monte

Date: February 1, 2014

be a glimmer of light and hope in a dark, seemingly hopeless situation. Main Fundraising Event: The Chocolate Extrava-

Carlo Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club


Years Held Previously: 10

Date: March 8, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: Planned Parent-

Location: Robb & Stucky International, Naples

Date: October 18, 2014 Location: Naples Yacht Club Years Held Previously: 2

hood of Collier County’s signature fundraising event featuring cocktails, a silent auction, dinner

Years Held Previously: 20

Theme/Description of Event: PLAN is hosting its

and remarks from Ashley Judd, an international

Third Annual Evening in Monte Carlo at the Naples

women’s and youths’ rights activist, author and

Theme/Description of Event: Local chocolatiers

Yacht Club. The purpose of this gaming event is to

award-winning film and television actress.

create unique sculptures made entirely of choco-

raise awareness and funds so PLAN can continue to provide access to quality medical care for many

late that are bid on during the event. Along with Chairperson: Marla Weiss

hors d’oeuvres, there’s chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

of our neighbors in need. Ticket Price: $350; sponsorship opportunities Chairpersons: Karen Mosteller, Rebecca Rock,


Chairperson: Andrea White

Contact: Stephanie Marshall

Ticket Price: $85

M.D. Ticket Price: TBD

1425 Creech Road, Naples, FL 34103

Contact: Michelle Jay

Telephone: 239-262-8923

Contact: Michelle English


3123 Terrace Ave., Naples, FL 34104

2500 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 212,

Telephone: 239-649-1404

Naples, FL 34103


Telephone: 239-776-3016 Web:

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Protected Harbor

Ricky King Children’s Fund

The Rotary Club of Naples

Protected Harbor is a Christian, faith-based, non-

Empowers families of sick, dying and disabled

The Rotary Club of Naples, established in 1952, is

profit organization whose sole purpose is to glorify

children by providing support so their children can

a local chapter of Rotary International, a service or-

God through raising funds that will pay for the con-

receive the services and equipment needed to get

ganization. Through the years it has been a major

struction and ongoing operation and management

the most out of life.

contributor to local Collier and Lee charities. In its

Main Fundraising Event: Wines Around the World

ties. Recent beneficiaries include: American Can-

third year, our event netted $219,000 for its chari-

of group homes for developmentally disabled adults. There are numerous such adults in the Southwest

cer Society, Relay for Life; Collier Harvest; Gua-

Florida area who depend entirely on their parents or professional assistance in order to survive. The

Date: March 6, 2014

dalupe Center for Women; Immokalee Children’s Center; and scholarships for seniors at Naples High

parents of the developmentally disabled also are entitled to the assurance that their children will be

Location: Shula’s Steak House, Naples

and Lorenzo Walker Institute.

Years Held Previously: 1

Main Fundraising Event: Grapes and Apes at the

loved and cared for. Main Fundraising Event: Annual Prayer Breakfast

Naples Zoo Theme/Description of Event: The evening will

Date: November 7, 2013

feature premium tastings of wines from Chile, Ar-

Date: March 22, 2014

gentina, Australia and Italy. From Pinot Grigio to Location: Vineyards Country Club, Naples

Cabernet Sauvignon, guests will taste a range of

Location: Naples Zoo

wines presented by a Master Sommelier and paired Years Held Previously: 2

specifically with a legendary three-course dinner.

Years Held Previously: 3

Theme/Description of Event: An outstanding

Chairperson: Heather Tice

Theme/Description of Event: Grapes and Apes is a major Wine and Food Festival in its fourth year,

breakfast event featuring keynote speaker Harry Mihet, senior litigation counsel with Liberty Coun-

Major Sponsor: First National Bank of the Gulf

sel. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more


with 1,200 attendees. Chairperson: Lori Ganich

about Protected Harbor. Ticket Price: $225

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Naples Beach &

Chairperson: Patricia Milford Major Sponsor: Gibraltar Private Bank Ticket Price: $30

Contact: Jennifer Weidenbruch

Tennis Club, Bleu Provence, First National Bank,

2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 102,

Yabba Island Grill, Wynn’s Catering, Royal Palm

Naples, FL 34103


Telephone: 239-449-0209

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Web: Ticket Price: $100

Contact: Patricia Milford P. O. Box 771441, Naples, FL 34107-1441 Telephone: 239-860-0345

Contact: Jenna Edney


2375 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34103 Telephone: 239-860-1688 Web:


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Royal Palm Academy

St. Andrew’s Society

Saint Ann School

The mission of Royal Palm Academy is to provide

St. Andrew’s Society is a national organization that

The Seaside Celebration is a fundraiser that helps

an education for grades PK3 through 8 of rich aca-

celebrates members’ Scottish heritage.

support Saint Ann Catholic school’s technology pro-

demics with Catholic content while teaching the mind, educating the heart, and forming the charac-

grams as well as campus improvements. Main Fundraising Event: Tartan Day Main Fundraising Event: Seaside Celebration

ter of tomorrow’s leaders. Date: April 4, 2014 Main Fundraising Event: Kings’ Celebration Gala

Date: April 5, 2014 Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples

Date: March 22, 2014

Location: Windstar Country Club on Naples Bay Years Held Previously: 4

Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Years Held Previously: 10 Theme/Description of Event: Enjoy a spectacular

Years Held Previously: 11 Theme/Description of Event: Celebration of Scottish Heritage that helps raise funds for schol-

Theme/Description of Event: The Seaside Cel-

arships for FGCU students to spend a semester at

ebration will be a semiformal ocean-themed event

a Scottish University. The evening includes wine

held at Windstar Country Club. The evening will in-

and single-malt Scotch tastings.

clude sunset cocktails, games, live and silent auc-

evening “On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City” beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner,

tions, dinner and dancing. Chairperson: Ian Wright Chairpersons: Julia Bobzien, Jo-Anne Jeffreys,

casino-style games, boardwalk games, dancing and fun.

Major Sponsor: Hurley Travel Experts

Sara Vanderhill-Taormino

Chairpersons: The Gala Committee

Ticket Price: $50

Ticket Price: $150

Ticket Price: $150

Contact: Ian Wright

Contact: Julia Bobzien

1302 Noble Heron Way, Naples, FL 34105

Saint Ann School, 542 Eighth Ave. S.,

Contact: Karen Evans

Telephone: 239-436-1992

Naples, FL 34102

16100 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34110


Telephone: 239-825-5409

Telephone: 239-594-9888



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CANCER ALLIANCE OF NAPLES Event: The Some Enchanted Evening Bachelor Auction included cocktails, music, food, handsome men and an appearance by Jason Resmini of The Bachelorette TV show. Venue: Hilton Naples 1. Chris DeLuca, Kevin Zylstra, Seth Berman, Chris Christiansen, Brian Roland 2. David Frohmberg, Gabriella Verderamo 3. Kristen Szymczak, Jason Resmini, Barbara Reed



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Saint Ann School Foundation

St. John Neumann Catholic High School

St. Matthew’s House Inc.

The Saint Ann School Foundation provides tuition

St. John Neumann Catholic High School is com-

The organization’s mission is to change lives in a

scholarships to the children of Saint Ann Catho-

mitted to providing students with a rigorous, qual-

spiritual environment that is both compassionate

lic School. The pre-K to 8th grade school excels

ity, Catholic college-preparatory education rooted in

and disciplined, as well as provide housing for the

in giving students an education in spirit, mind and

the Gospel values and the educational philosophy

homeless and food for the needy. St. Matthew’s

body with an emphasis on moral character and

of St. John Bosco. It creates a unique learning en-

House is the only housing facility and feeding min-

strong family values.

vironment that effectively prepares each student to

istry for the homeless and hungry in Collier County.

positively impact the world through lives lived with Main Fundraising Event: Saks Fifth Avenue Fash-

faith, integrity, intelligence, personal responsibility,

Main Fundraising Event: 17th Annual Dean Lind

ion Show Luncheon featuring the Etro Spring 2014

joy and selfless service.

Memorial Golfathon

Main Fundraising Event: The Celtic Snowball

Date: May 6, 2014

Date: December 14, 2013

Location: Imperial Golf Club, Naples

Location: A private club in Port Royal, Naples

Years Held Previously: 16

Years Held Previously: 2

Theme/Description of Event: The format is de-

Collection Date: January 29, 2014 Location: Artis—Naples Years Held Previously: 12 Theme/Description of Event: The annual Saks

signed for attendees’ enjoyment and provides the

Fifth Avenue Fashion Show is one you will not want

Theme/Description of Event: Get in the Christ-

following, free of charge: unlimited golf, use of a

to miss. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund

mas spirit and join the Celtic Snowball. Enjoy cock-

cart, lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the

for the students of Saint Ann Catholic School.

tails, a festive holiday dinner and a fabulous auc-

day; and at the end of the day, a dinner reception

tion. Proceeds benefit academic enhancements

with silent auction for each player and a guest. Reg-

Honorary Chairpersons: Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer

and scholarships.

istration is open through April 25, 2014.

Major Sponsor: The Saint Ann School Foundation

Honorary Chairperson: Mitzi Magin

Chairpersons: Ron Pederson, Nevin Souers

Ticket Price: $350

Ticket Price: $200

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Pamela Macia

Contact: Daria Ogden

Contact: Nanette M. Scoville

475 Ninth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

3000 53rd Street S.W., Naples, FL 34116

2001 Airport Road S., Naples, FL 34112

Telephone: 239-262-4110, ext. 333

Telephone: 239-455-3044

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Salvation Army

Seacrest Country Day School

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

Seacrest Country Day School is a preeminent col-

The Shelter, Collier County’s only certified do-

and to meet human needs in His name without dis-

lege-preparatory independent school serving chil-

mestic violence center, is leading the community

crimination. Serving Collier County residents since

dren from three years old through grade 12. Leader-

to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic vio-

1981, the group helps 25,000 people yearly with

ship, ethics and character, creativity and joy are the

lence through advocacy, empowerment and social

emergency financial aid, food and other programs.

guideposts of the school culture and serve as the


underlying principles of a Seacrest education. Main Fundraising Event: Red Kettle Campaign & Gala

Main Fundraising Event: Mending Broken Hearts Main Fundraising Event: Celebrate Seacrest

with Hope Luncheon

24, 2013

Date: January 18, 2014

Date: February 17, 2014

Location: Collier County locations

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Years Held Previously: 31

Years Held Previously: 25

Years Held Previously: 13

Theme/Description of Event: The black-tie op-

Theme/Description of Event: This is not your

Theme/Description of Event: Luncheon featuring

tional Winter Wonderland Gala is November 1 at

mother’s and father’s gala, this is the Celebrate

address by New York Times bestselling author of

the Hilton Naples.

Seacrest, Rock the Decades party where rock ‘n’

Crazy Love, Leslie Morgan Steiner; two-day De-

roll rules the night. Dance to the hottest tunes and

signer Boutique, silent auction, drawing and gen-

nosh on iconic foods from the 50s, 60s, 70s and

eral reception.

Date: November 1 (gala), November 15-December

Honorary Chairperson: Haley Webb

80s. Dress to impress as your favorite rocker, but Chairpersons: Paige Eber Fraley, Becky Jarrell, Sue

don’t forget to bring your do-re-mi for the live and

Letizia, Marsha Rogers, Joy Zellers Rautenkranz

silent auctions!

Honorary Chairperson: Cinny Murray

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Ta-

Honorary Chairpersons: Carol Hastings, Patricia

miami Ford Hyundai Mitsubishi, Reptmart, Cohen

Erickson, Susan Murray

Major Sponsors: Arthrex Inc., Chico’s FAS Inc.

Ticket Price: $125

Ticket Price: $350, $1,500 patron

National Bank, Paul Mongerson, Executive Elec-

Contact: L.J. Mitchell, Director of Development

Contact: Susan Utz

tronics of SWFL, Motor Toys, Wynn Properties, Air-

7100 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104

P.O. Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101

port Kia of Naples, Montessori Academy of Naples

Telephone: 239-793-1986

Telephone: 239-775-3862



Chairpersons: Sherri Abruzzese, Gwyn Sanford

& Grigsby, Conroy Conroy Durant & Rudnick, Cummings & Lockwood, PNC Wealth Management, NBC-2, Naples Daily News, Waterside Shops, First

Ticket Price: $100 (gala) Contact: Chris Nind 3180 Estey Ave., Naples, FL 34104 Telephone: 239-775-9447 Web:

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BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT INC. Event: The annual Key to the Cure charity shopping weekend kick-off featured drinks by Blue Martini, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and fashions modeled by breast cancer survivors. Venue: Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples 1. Mimi Scofield, Krista Fogelsong, Sandi Cauliflower 2. Justin and Allison Warner 3. Marie Jackson, Kent and Dellene Hasen



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The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Additional listing.

Additional listing.

Main Fundraising Event: Gentle’men Against Do-

Main Fundraising Event: Old Bags Luncheon

The mission of this nonprofit is to provide a sanctu-

mestic Violence Annual Men’s Event: A Tailgate at

Comes to Naples!

ary for exotic animals in need of rescue and refuge, while educating the community about the animal’s

Bay Colony Date: April 8, 2014

importance and role in the world.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Main Fundraising Event: Howl at the Moon Gala

Years Held Previously: Inaugural

Date: February 23, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: An event to cele-

Location: Naples

Date: February 10, 2014 Location: Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples Years Held Previously: 4 Theme/Description of Event: A men’s-only event

brate The Shelter’s twenty-fifth anniversary, featur-

featuring live entertainment, sporting games, and a

ing a silent auction showcasing new and previously

cigar and scotch lounge.

loved designer handbags, a runway fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue and a gourmet luncheon.

Chairperson: Ron Ciesla

Years Held Previously: Inaugural Theme/Description of Event: The Shy Wolf Sanctuary Gala will include music, cocktails, dining and

Honorary Chairperson: Elaine Cole


Chairpersons: Kirsten Ferrara, Vicki Tracy, Sharon

Chairperson: Lia Arnold

Major Sponsors: IMC Wealth, Johnsonville Sausage

Treiser Ticket Price: $250

Ticket Price: $250 Major Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Naples Illustrated,

Contact: Tiffany Heck

Contact: Lia Arnold

Fashion Show: Saks Fifth Avenue

1161 27th Street S.W., Naples, FL 34117

P.O. Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101 Telephone: 239-775-3862

Ticket Price: $250; $1,000 patron

Telephone: 239-455-1698


Web: Contact: Suzanne Portner P.O. Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101 Telephone: 239-775-3862 Web:


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Southwest Florida Children’s Charities Inc.

Storytellers Creative Arts Inc.

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida

The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is the two-

Storytellers Creative Arts Inc., located in Southwest

Since 2002, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida

day signature event of the SWFL Children’s Charities

Florida, exists to inspire and develop creative peo-

has given more than $5 million in grants to local

Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides funding to

ple, motivating them to use their gifts, impacting cul-

agencies in the five-county area. Susan G. Komen

local children’s charities.

ture. SCA provides opportunities of connection and

is the largest source of nongovernmental breast

networking among artists—both professional and

cancer research in the world, with 75 percent of

Main Fundraising Event: Southwest Florida Wine

emerging. Creative Expression groups are offered,

fundraising proceeds staying in the local commu-

& Food Fest 2014

focusing on art, faith and culture, while engaging in

nity to provide education, screening, treatment and

hands-on artworks in a community with other artists,

support, and 25 percent supports national breast

Date: February 21-22, 2014

experiencing support and sharing ideas.

cancer research programs.

Location: Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Mi-

Main Fundraising Event: Fourth Annual Storytell-

Main Fundraising Event: Race for the Cure

romar Lakes

ers Creative Arts Conference

Years Held Previously: 5

Date: November 7-9, 2013

Theme/Description of Event: Extraordinary Chef

Location: Covenant Church of Naples

Date: March 8, 2014 Location: Coconut Point Mall, Bonita Springs Years Held Previously: 8

Vintner Dinners held in host homes from Naples to Fort Myers are followed by a Grand Tasting and

Years Held Previously: 3 Theme/Description of Event: The annual Race for

Auction the next afternoon at Miromar Lakes. Theme/Description of Event: Literary, visual and

the Cure is a 5K run/walk that’s a community-wide

performing arts leaders share expertise for using

fundraising event. Sponsors, survivors, families

creativity to glorify God. Three days to connect,

and volunteers will join together in the fight against

Major Sponsor: Skanska Gates

share ideas and build mentor relationships.

breast cancer.

Ticket Price: $1,000 and up per person for Vintner

Chairperson: Bill Barnett

Chairperson: Ann Simon


Ticket Price: $89

Major Sponsors: Hodges University, Florida

Contact: SWFL Children’s Charities Inc.

Contact: Bill Barnett

9736 Commerce Center Court,

P.O. Box 111742, Naples, FL 34108

Fort Myers FL 33908

Telephone: 239-250-1822

Ticket Price: Adult $30, Timed Runner $45, Youth

Telephone: 239-513-7990


(12 and under) $10, Youth Timed Runner $25 (13

Chairpersons: Elaine Hawkins, Dorothy Fitzgerald

Dinners; $500 per person for Grand Tasting and Weekly, Waterman Broadcasting, NCH and Mari-


ann MacDonald

to 18) Contact: Suzanne Fletcher 26800 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 210, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Telephone: 239-498-0016 Web:

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Event: More than 450 guests joined presenting sponsors David and Cecile Wang at the fifty-fourth NCH Hospital Ball, themed “Saving Our Tiniest Treasures,” which raised $750,000 to benefit the NCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The evening, emceed by NBC-2 anchor Peter Busch, also recognized the Physicians and Nurses of the Year and featured remarks by honorary chair Lavern Norris Gaynor. Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 1. Reg Buxton, Stacey Herring, Patrick Trittler, Raymond Dweck 2. Norma Ferrer, Alberto De La Rivaherrera, Kathleen Passidomo


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Terra Cotta Golf Charities Inc.


Three Wishes

The primary purpose of this organization is to raise

TheatreZone’s annual gala to supports Naples’ pre-

The event 3 Wishes benefits three local nonprofits:

money to be donated to charitable causes ben-

miere equity professional theater company.

the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Flor-

efiting local Collier County organizations, such as

ida, Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida Main Fundraising Event: TheatreZone’s Gala

and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

Date: March 30, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: 3 Wishes

Wishing Well.

Location: TBD

Date: November 8, 2013

Main Fundraising Event: Annual Top-Ranked Am-

Years Held Previously: 1

Location: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort

Family Resource Center, YMCA of the Palms, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Fun Time Learning Center, Ricky King Fund, Youth Haven, Neighborhood Health Clinic, PACE Center For Girls and The

ateur Golf Tournament

Myers Theme/Description of Event: TheatreZone pre-

Date: April 4-6, 2014

sents and evening with a special guest to be an-

Years Held Previously: 1

nounced, plus cocktails, food and special live enLocation: Naples National Golf Club


Theme/Description of Event: An all-star list of lo-

Years Held Previously: 18

Chairpersons: Leigh Straub, Karen Benson

Theme/Description of Event: Tournament featur-

Ticket Price: $250-$350

to the Cave of Wonders.

Players and tournament are sponsored through

Contact: Leigh Straub and Karen Benson

Chairpersons: Michele Eddy, Lori Sampson-Wilson

contributions from members of Naples National

597 Corbel Dr., Naples, FL 34110

Golf Club.

Telephone: 888-966-3352

cal and national celebrity chefs will delight attendees with a captivating progressive dinner taking guests from a Marketplace to the Sultan’s Palace ing some of the country’s finest amateur players.

Ticket Price: $500

Web: Chairperson: Dennis Glass

Contact: Michele Eddy Telephone: 239-450-2798

Major Sponsors: Members of Naples National Golf Club. Ticket Price: Free to public Contact: Dennis Glass 9325 Collier Blvd., Naples, FL 34114 Telephone: 239-775-3468 Web:


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Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church

United Arts Council of Collier County

United Way of Collier County

The mission of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal

The United Arts Council is designated by the state

United Way of Collier County works to advance the

Church is to spread the good news of the Gospel

as the official arts agency for Collier County. The

common good by focusing on the building blocks

and provide a loving and compassionate environ-

Council unites and promotes the entire local arts

for a good quality of life—education, income, health,

ment for the continuing transformation of a life in

community and provides arts education to at-risk

and safety-net services. A volunteer-driven organiza-

Christ Jesus. We believe this journey is shaped by


tion, United Way of Collier County partners with hun-

God through worship, learning, friendship and ser-

dreds of volunteers and 31 local charities to provide

vice to others.

Main Fundraising Event: Celebrate the Arts Gala

Main Fundraising Event: 2013 Christmas Market

Date: November 20, 2013

Date: November 16, 2013

Location: A private club in Port Royal, Naples

Location: Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church,

Years Held Previously: 8

hundreds of human service programs and annually serves more than 100,000 Collier residents. Main Fundraising Event: Walk for the Way Date: September 27, 2014 Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples

Naples Theme/Description of Event: Theme: “Fall for the Years Held Previously: 57

Arts.” The gala features fine wines, gourmet dining,

Years Held Previously: 8

auctions, local entertainers and artisans. Theme/Description of Event: The Christmas Market

Theme/Description of Event: A 2.5-mile leisure

features new items from high-end merchants along

Honorary Chairperson: Bill Barnett, guest auc-

walk, with family-friendly activities, music, food,

with homemade preserves, desserts, attic treasures


giveaways, exhibits and opportunities to learn

and unique handcrafted gifts.

more about the United Way of Collier County and Chairpersons: Robin Hamilton, Trey Farmer

its partner agencies.

Ticket Price: $225

Chairpersons: Steve Carnell, Kathy Connelly,

Chairpersons: Sally Weir, Wanda Zaiser Major Sponsors: Trinity-by-the-Cove churchwomen

Allan Crockett Contact: Elaine Hamilton

Ticket Price: Free to public Contact: Polly Butler

1495 Pine Ridge Road #5, Naples, FL 34109

Major Sponsors: Publix Super Markets, Collier

Telephone: 239-254-8242

County Parks & Recreation

Web: Ticket Price: N/A

553 Galleon Drive, Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-262-6581

Contact: United Way of Collier County


848 First Ave. N., Suite 240, Naples, FL 34102 Telephone: 239-261-7112 Web:

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NAPLES EQUESTRIAN CHALLENGE Event: The seventh annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance showcased Western-themed food, music, dancing and games, plus a silent and live auction that raised more than $200,000 to fund the group’s therapeutic riding and equinefacilitated learning programs. Venue: Naples Equestrian Challenge arena 1. La Mystique Dancers with Connie and Don Smith 2. Junee and Dean Gardy 3. Peaches and Bruce Conley, Todd Foege


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Youth Haven

Zonta Club of Naples

This organization grants wishes and gives ongoing

Youth Haven provides services to more than 2,400

An organization of business and professional

support for children with life-threatening illnesses

children and family members annually and is Col-

women dedicated to serving girls and women to

in Collier and Lee counties.

lier County’s only residential emergency shelter

enhance, empower and improve their lives through

for boys and girls aged 6 to 17 who have been

education and training in developing their skills so

removed from their homes because of abuse, ne-

they may have productive and successful careers

glect or abandonment. It also provides an array of

in all their endeavors.

Wishing Well Foundation Inc.

Main Fundraising Event: Sip And Savour Date: April 17, 2014

home and community-based parenting education, child- and substance-abuse prevention programs,

Location: Naples

Main Fundraising Event: Annual Fashion Show

and on-site and community-based emotional and psychological counseling.

Date: April 24, 2014

Main Fundraising Event: Youth Haven 2014

Location: Waldorf Astoria Naples

Years Held Previously: 2 Theme/Description of Event: Annual beauty and

Luncheon Years Held Previously: 8

dessert festival. Date: January 22, 2014

Theme/Description of Event: Open Your Heart,

Chairperson: Vicki Torbush Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Open Your Purse, Make a Difference! Luncheon

Ticket Price: $55

and Fashion Show featuring the latest styles in Years Held Previously: 3

clothing and shoes, plus high-end purse raffles,

Contact: Vicki Torbush

silent auction items, great food and entertainment!

26930 Wyndhurst Court, Bonita Springs,

Theme/Description of Event: The theme is “Re-

Benefits PACE, NTAPP and other nonprofits in Col-

FL 34134

building Children’s Lives,” with speaker Antwone

lier County

Telephone: 239-947-6315

Fisher, acclaimed film and literary writer, and sub-


ject of the film Antwone Fisher, co-starring and di-

Honorary Chairperson: Lois Thome

rected by Denzel Washington. Chairperson: Laura Carlton Honorary Chairpersons: Dolph and Sharon von Arx Ticket Price: $85 Chairpersons: Liz Jessee, Diane McGinty Contact: Laura Carlton Ticket Price: $300

P.O. Box 10911, Naples, FL 34101 Telephone: 239-455-0760

Contact: Aileen Carroll


5867 Whitaker Road, Naples, FL 34112 Telephone: 239-687-5155 Web:


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Salvation Army, Winter Wonderland Gala, Hilton Naples Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), Oktoberfest, C’mon Hodges University, President’s Scholarship Dinner, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Protected Harbor, Prayer Breakfast, Vineyards Country Club, Naples Storytellers Creative Arts Inc., Fourth Annual Storytellers Creative Arts Conference, Covenant Church, Naples Naples International Film Festival, Silverspot Cinema, Naples


Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, Dancing With the Stars for Literacy, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club


Community School of Naples, Angel Ball, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples



Naples Equestrian Challenge, Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance, Naples Equestrian Challenge


Naples Botanical Garden, Hats in the Garden, Naples Botanical Garden



Three Wishes, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers

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Shoes that Fit Bonita Springs Chapter, Kick Off Your Shoes, Deborah Martin’s Studio/Gallery, Naples

Naples Philharmonic League, 25th Anniversary Gala, Artis—Naples


PAWS Assistance Dogs, Santa Paws, Moorings Country Club, Naples


International Game Fish Association, Everglades for Generations, private club in Port Royal, Naples


Humane Society Naples, Tea & Fashion Show, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples


Naples Cat Alliance, Mingle and Jingle, The Inn on Fifth, Naples


Naples Historical Society Inc., Christmas Gala, Historic Palm Cottage, Naples


Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, 2013 Christmas Market, Naples


Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Tea at the Ritz, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples



Compassionate Friends (Bereaved Parents & Families), Memorial Candle Lighting, St. John the Evangelist, Naples



The Immokalee Foundation, 2013 Charity Classic Celebration, The Ritz- Carlton, Naples

The Immokalee Foundation, 2013 Charity Classic Pro-Am, Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples

United Arts Council of Collier County, Celebrate the Arts Gala, private club in Port Royal, Naples



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Foundation, Under the Eiffel Tower; A Journey to 1920’s Paris Signature Gala, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples


St. John Neumann Catholic High School, The Celtic Snowball, private club in Port Royal, Naples


Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, WINK News Feeds Families Walk, Miromar Outlets, Estero

31 Feb. 1—Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN), Wine, Women & Shoes, Club at Mediterra, Naples



Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Eighth Annual Wishmaker’s Ball, Hilton Naples



Seacrest Country Day School, Celebrate Seacrest, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples


Charity for Change, The “Giver” Challenge, Vi at Bentley Village, Naples


Naples Woman’s Club, Kitchen Tour, various homes in Naples


Naples Garden Club, House & Garden Tour, Naples Botanical Garden


Youth Haven, 2014 Luncheon, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The First Tee of Naples/Collier, Invitational at Calusa Pines, Naples


11–12 Center for the Arts Bonita Springs,

2014 Bonita Springs National Art Festival Series, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs

Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award benefit dinner, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club





Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida, Planting Seeds for Better Tomorrows, Artis—Naples Guadalupe Center, Taste of New York, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples David Lawrence Center and

24–26 NCEF/Naples Children & Education

Saint Ann School Foundation, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show Luncheon, Artis—Naples


Planned Parenthood of Collier County, The Choice Affair, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club


The Glitter Foundation Inc., The Glitter Foundation Launch Party, The Inn on Fifth, Naples


The Education Foundation— Champions for Learning, Men of Distinction Awards, Hilton Naples

Foundation, Naples Winter Wine Festival, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

25–26 Easter Seals Florida, Naples Invitational

Art Fest, Fleischmann Park, Naples

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The League Club, Inspiration & Anecdotes with Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples


Archangel Fund, Fine Art of Dining, private club in Port Royal, Naples


Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2014 Annual Community Celebration, Wyndemere Country Club, Naples





LEGO Sculpture Exhibition, Naples Botanical Garden

with Hope Luncheon, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples


PACE Center for Girls, Believing in Girls Society Luncheon, Hilton Naples

Carlton Golf Resort, Naples


The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Celebration of Reading, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs


Naples Art Association, Naples National Art Festival Gala, The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Naples

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, 2014 Bonita Springs National Art Festival Series, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs


CHEF (Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of SWFL), A Night at the Oscars Gala, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples


The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Event: A Tailgate at Bay Colony, Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples

Naples Botanical Garden, Garden Party Celebrating the Opening of the

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American Cancer Society Marco Island, Imagination Ball, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa




Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County, Beach Ball, a private club in Port Royal, Naples Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic, Luncheon and Fashion Show, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, Naples

19 Opera Naples, Fête du Cirque, The Ritz-

21–22 Southwest Florida Children’s Charities

Inc., Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Estero


Celebrity Martini Glass Auction, Seeing Stars, Artis—Naples


Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center, Howl at the Moon Gala, Naples


Latchkey League, Guys and Dolls Gala, Quail West Country Club, Naples


Gulfshore Playhouse, Bubbles, Baubles & Broadway, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Neighborhood Health Clinic, Annual Block Party, Waldorf Astoria Naples

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Annual Mending Broken Hearts



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Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Pacesetter Dinner, The Country Club of Naples


Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, Let the Fun Times Roll at Mardi Gras, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club


Humane Society Naples, 14th Annual Pet Lovers Gala, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples


Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, Celebration of Philanthropy, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

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March 1—Barbara’s Friends, The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund, FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classic, Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs

American Cancer Society, Bucket List Bash, Naples Jet Center

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Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, A Very Special Evening for Very Special People, St. John the Evangelist, Naples


Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS, Hope, Love & Faith MS 5K Run/Walk, Artis—Naples


New Horizons of Southwest Florida, Benefit Luncheon and Silent Auction, Hilton Naples

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Magic Under the Mangroves, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Naples


Drug Free Collier, Community Awareness Luncheon, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples


Ricky King Children’s Fund, Wines Around the World, Shula’s Steak House, Naples


Hope for Haiti Inc., Passport to the Stars Gala, Waldorf Astoria Naples


JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Hope Gala, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples


Project Help of Naples, The Chocolate Extravaganza, Robb & Stucky International, Naples


Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida, Race for the Cure, Coconut Point Mall, Bonita Springs



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Naples Zoo, ZOObilee 2014: Elegant Africa, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens


Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, 2014 Bonita Springs National Art Festival Series, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs


Laces of Love Charitable Foundation Inc., Tamra & Friends Benefit Concert, Covenant Community Church, Naples


The Baker Museum Friends of Art, Artists’ Studio Tour, Naples


CCMI Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends 11th Annual Soup Kitchen Benefit, Galloway Ford Dealership, Fort Myers


Friends of Rookery Bay, Batfish Bash for the Bay, Rookery Bay, Naples


Bedtime Bundles Inc., Mutts and Martinis, CJ’s on the Bay, Marco Island


Community Pregnancy Clinics, 40th Anniversary Celebration, private club in Port Royal, Naples


Bayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Swing into Spring for the Arts, Windstar on Naples Bay, Naples


Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), Night at the Museum, C’mon, Naples


The Rotary Club of Naples, Grapes and Apes at the Naples Zoo


Royal Palm Academy, Kings’ Celebration Gala, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs


Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Youth of the Year Celebration, Artis—Naples


Collier Child Care Resources Inc., Big Impressions by Little Artists, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples


American Red Cross, StarStruck, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs


Avow, Butterfly Ball, Wyndemere Country Club, Naples


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Angels Undercover, Sip & Putt for the Angels, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples


St. Andrew’s Society, Tartan Day, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples


Foundation for the Immokalee Child Care Center, Mike Ditka/Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational, Golf Club of the Everglades, Naples


Terra Cotta Golf Charities Inc., Annual Top-Ranked Amateur Golf Tournament, Naples National Golf Club


American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Heart Ball, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Rio Carnival, The Ritz- Carlton, Naples


Wishing Well Foundation Inc., Sip and Savour, Naples


NAMI of Collier County, Twelfth Annual Walkathon, Cambier Park, Naples


Zonta Club of Naples, Annual Fashion Show, Waldorf Astoria Naples


Saint Ann School, Seaside Celebration, Windstar Country Club, Naples


The Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples Music Festival Bahama Beach Bash, Third Street South, Naples

Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament, Naples

Christ Child Society of Naples, Red Wagon Gala, Naples Botanical Garden


Friends of Foster Children, Southwest Florida, Boots & Boogie Bash, The Ritz- Carlton Golf Resort, Naples



Grace Place for Children and Families, A Swing of Grace, Imperial Golf Club, Naples

25–27 Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation,


The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Old Bags Luncheon, The Ritz- Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

MAY 2014


Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Classic, Quail West, Naples


Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Barrister’s Bash, Hilton Naples


Naples Junior Woman’s Club, Derby Dash, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Naples


The Immokalee Foundation, 2014 Inter-Club Challenge, The Old Collier Golf Club, Naples


The Everglades Foundation, ForEverglades Naples, Collier Collection/ Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Naples


St. Matthew’s House Inc., 17th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golfathon, Imperial Golf Club, Naples


The Education Foundation—Champions for Learning, 24th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club


Lighthouse of Collier Inc., Fore Love Golf and Tennis Tournament, Kensington Golf & Country Club, Naples


United Way of Collier County, Walk for the Way, North Collier Regional Park, Naples

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Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County, An Evening in Monte Carlo, Naples Yacht Club


NCH Healthcare Foundation, NCH Hospital Ball, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

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last look In the Pink Though it was a lot of fun dancing the night away at many a beautiful soiree last season, the best part was how many groups surpassed their goals in collecting dollars to help others. A few examples: David Lawrence Center’s An Evening in Venice Masquerade Ball netted $551,000—exceeding its goal by $51,000—for mental health and substance-abuse programs. Magic Under the Mangroves, the signature fundraiser for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, surpassed previous years with a record-smashing $950,000 to help protect local water, land and wildlife. And Humane Society Naples’ Pet Lovers Gala took in $1.8 million, thanks partly to a donation match by the Baker Family, to support the no-kill shelter. With so many fabulous events on the way for 2013-2014, we look forward to another season of everything coming

The decor by Garden District of Naples created a festive mood at the 2013 Humane Society Naples Pet Lovers Gala.


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