July 26, 2014

The Charity Register 2011

So you think you can dance?: Students at Gulfshore Ballet, are about to find out.It’s safe to say that the arts are under attack. (And let’s not kid ourselves, the classical arts are especially, umm, delicate.) Not only are they in a battle for our attention versus modern art forms (television, video games, YouTube videos of adorable cats, etc.), but they’re also straining for funding during a period when money tends to be earmarked for more “practical” pursuits. It’s the truth of our times.

If nonprofit organizations such as Gulfshore Ballet (www.gulfshoreballet.org) in Fort Myers don’t survive, something as beautiful as ballet could become a museum exhibit, as relevant to tomorrow’s youth as woolly mammoths and the dodo. We’re fortunate there’s still a passion and a drive in the taut, flat bellies of Gulfshore Ballet co-founders Melinda Roy and her husband, Roberto Munoz.

“We just try to make it affordable—but times are a little rough,” says Roy. “We cannot function on tuition alone. We rely heavily on donations and grants—and we haven’t gotten a single grant we’ve applied for in the last two years.”

The nonprofit, which has ties to the New York City Ballet, keeps students on their toes with performances such as “The Nutcracker.”Yikes. And although at any time during the season their school can echo with the patter of hundreds of little feet, we need to realize that this is not group daycare with pointe shoes. Roy, a former principal ballerina for the New York City Ballet, and Munoz, the ballet master of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, formed Gulfshore Ballet in 2000, bringing with them an opportunity for locals of all ages to train with world-class professionals.

In fact, one of their former scholarship students, Peter Walker of Fort Myers, arrived as a nine-year-old tap dancer and, five years later, was accepted to the School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet. Pretty cool, huh? This year, at age 18, Walker was awarded the prestigious Mae L. Wien Award of Excellence from the school and, best of all, was offered a full-time position with the NYCB.         

“I taught him his first pirouette,” says Roy, laughing.

“Melinda and Roberto have such a wealth of knowledge,” says Walker. “There is so much individual attention … Taking a class there really is a great privilege.”

There are hundreds of other organizations just as deserving as Gulfshore Ballet. The groups represented in the following pages range from those who feed the hungry to groups who provide end-of-life care. They help men and women, children and the elderly, pets and the arts.           —Michael Korb


 

Collier County




A

 

ABLE Academy

Provides intensive behavior analysis and therapy services to children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. To support this organization, attend events, volunteer or support scholarship funding.

Executive director: Dr. Colleen Cornwall

Contact: (239) 352-7600

5860 Golden Gate Parkway

Naples, FL 34116

theableacademy.org

 

African Literacy Art & Development Association

Seeks to improve the quality of life of small rural communities in Ghana, West Africa, through education, adult literacy and micro-credit loans. To support this organization, attend fundraising events, donate or volunteer in development activities.

Executive director: James B. Lancaster Jr.

Contact: (239) 566-9961

3394 Cerrito Court

Naples, FL 34109

aladafrica.org

 

All Kids Play Foundation of Corkscrew Community

Provides a place where children with sensory, developmental or physical disabilities can play with fully able children. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or attend fundraisers.

Executive director: Cassy Pangaribuan

Contact: (239) 348-1994

15275 Collier Blvd., Suite 201, PMB 568

Naples, FL 34119

corkscrewplayground.bbnow.org

 

Alzheimer’s Support Network

Assists families dealing with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia through education, support groups, a help line, newsletters, problem solving, informed referrals and a Wanderer’s Identification Program. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or attend its signature fundraiser.

Executive director: Suky Pollard

Contact: (239) 262-8388

660 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 21

Naples, FL 34102

alzsupportnetwork.org

 

American Business Women’s Association—Neapolitan Chapter

Local businesswomen in Collier and Lee counties working to support each other professionally and personally through leadership, education and networking. To support this organization, become a member, sponsor the chapter or advertise in the chapter’s monthly newsletter.

Executive director: Debbie Teed

Contact: (239) 325-9909

P.O. Box 10653

Naples, FL 34101

abwaneapolitan.org

 

American Cancer Society

A nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem with prevention and treatment through research, education, advocacy and service. To support this organization, attend events, volunteer or sponsor events.

Executive director: Kathy Cleeland

Contact: (239) 261-0337

5020 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 108

Naples, FL 34103

cancer.org

 

AMIkids Big Cypress

A nonprofit residential treatment program for at-risk boys ages 14 to 18 in the Florida Everglades. To support this organization, attend fundraisers, sign up for the golf tournament or make a financial contribution.

Executive director: Daniel Washington

Contact: (239) 695-1001

25959 Turner River Road

Ochopee, FL 34141

amikids.org

 

Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities

Receives the net proceeds of fundraising events held each year by Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church and the Fine Art of Living and distributes those funds to Collier County charities, with a special focus on charities providing services in physical health and development. To support this organization, become a corporate sponsor or benefactor of the Fine Art of Living or attend events.

Contact: (239) 262-0353

334 Galleon Drive

Naples, FL 34102

fineartoflivingnaples.com

 

ArtsNaples World Festival

Held annually as a signature performing and visual arts event, featuring the art and culture of a different world region each year. To support this organization, become a sponsor, attend events or volunteer.

Executive director: Barbara Muze

Contact: (239) 444-1400

P.O. Box 771176

Naples, FL 34107

artsnaplesworldfestival.org

 

Associa Cares

Supports families and communities in times of crisis through a volunteer staff that aids in raising money and administering resources to people in financial hardship through no fault of their own. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or host a fundraiser.

Executive director: Joey Carona

Contact: (239) 263-1577

3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Unit 275

Naples, FL 34104;

(239) 277-0718

12650 Whitehall Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33907

associaonline.com

 

Association of Fundraising Professionals — Everglades Chapter

Works to advance philanthropy, fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. To support this organization, sponsor National Philanthropy Day, nominate an individual to be recognized on National Philanthropy Day or designate a distinguished volunteer.

Executive director: Elizabeth Hinkle

Contact: (239) 877-6261

1460 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 103, PMB 219

Naples, FL 34105

afpeverglades.afpnet.org

 

Ave Maria University

Provides a liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition through bachelor’s degrees in 12 different majors, master’s and doctoral degrees in theology; and encourages academic interests, community service, and moral and spiritual growth through its wide range of campus organizations, as well as intramural and intercollegiate athletics. To support this organization, refer potential students, participate in events or visit the campus.

Executive director: H. James Towey

Contact: (239) 280-2500

5050 Ave Maria University Blvd.

Ave Maria, FL 34142

avemaria.edu

 

Ave Maria University National Founders Office Founders, or “Alumni in Faith,” gather together in fellowship and in support of Ave Maria University. To support this organization, attend events, donate or spread the word about Ave Maria University.

Executive director: Catherine Dailey

Contact: (239) 348-4711

5050 Ave Maria Blvd.

Ave Maria, FL 34142

avemaria.edu

 

Avow Hospice

Provides compassionate care to those who are terminally ill; supports their families, as well as anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one or a pet; and educates the community and health care professionals on a variety of topics related to the end of life. To support this organization, donate, make a planned gift or support events.

Executive director: Karen Rollins

Contact: (239) 649-3683

1095 Whippoorwill Lane

Naples, FL 34105

avowhospice.org





B

 

Baby Basics of Collier County

Provides and distributes free diapers to babies from low-income working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs and provides the families with a sense of community. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or host a party.

Executive director: Jean Ann Lynch

Contact: (617) 510-4468

8570 Danbury Blvd., Suite 103

Naples, FL 34120

babybasicscollier.org

 

The Bach Ensemble of Naples

Enhances classical music offerings as a public education program in the community and in schools through quality musical performances, public concerts, workshops and lectures about Bach and his contemporaries. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or contribute sponsorships.

Executive director: Barbara Pikal

Contact: (239) 732-1055

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 96

Naples, FL 34119

thebachensemble.org

Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center

Showcases local visual and performing artists, providing affordable and accessible cultural, performance and educational opportunities. To support this organization, become a member or attend performances and events.

Executive director: Chick Heithaus

Contact: (239) 775-2800

4069 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

bayshorecapa.org

 

Beacon of Hope Foundation

Supplies clothing, school supplies, home goods, furniture, medical supplies, Christmas gifts and finances to third-world orphans, schools and missionaries, with a primary focus on Haiti. To support this organization, donate funds or used equipment, furniture, home goods, clothing or school supplies.

Executive director: Trista Sue Kragh

Contact: (239) 465-0409

P.O. Box 363

Naples, FL 34106

beaconofhopefoundation.org

 

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support

Provides financial support for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer for uninsured residents. To support this organization, join, become a sponsor of a fundraiser or host a golf tournament.

Executive director: Joetta D. Abbazio

Contact: (239) 417-4600

4330 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34112

bbbcsi.org

 

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

A youth development organization that strives to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as caring and responsible citizens. To support this organization, provide scholarships, sponsor an event or volunteer.

Executive director: Theresa Shaw

Contact: (239) 325-1765

7500 Davis Blvd.

Naples, FL 34104

bgccc.com

 

The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy

Offers animal-assisted therapy in Southwest Florida, provides highly trained therapy animals with their owners to assist health and human services providers and promotes a deeper understanding of the importance of the human-animal bond. To support this organization, volunteer, support fundraisers or make a tax-deductible charitable donation.

Executive director: Karen Lasker

Contact: (239) 325-9328

P.O. Box 112304

Naples, FL 34108

thebrodyproject.org

 




C

 

Cancer Alliance of Naples

Provides financial aid, support, education and information resources for children, families and individuals touched by cancer, which includes payment of rent, utilities, food and gas cards and other non-medical bills. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or attend events.

Executive director: Marianne St. Johns Larimer

Contact: (239) 643-4673

990 First Ave. S., Suite 200

Naples, FL 34102

cancerallianceofnaples.com

Care Club of Collier County

An adult day center for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, volunteer or become a board member.

Executive director: Luanne Wahlstrom

Contact: (239) 353-1994

1800 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116

colliercareclub.org

 

Catholic Charities of Collier County

Fights poverty, strengthens families, builds communities, ensures human dignity and enhances the quality of life for all. To support this organization, volunteer, attend events or make unrestricted gifts at any time.

Executive director: Armando Galella

Contact: (239) 455-2655

2210 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116

catholiccharitiescc.org

 

Center For Reduction of Religious-Based Conflict

Dedicated to the reducing religious-based conflict throughout the world through publicizing existing conflicts, their significance to all of us and their causes, as well as providing realistic long-term solutions. To support this organization, become a trustee, volunteer to design and support its website or donate.

Executive director: Terry O. Trowbridge

Contact: (239) 821-4850

649 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 201

Naples, FL 34102

center2000.org  

 

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County

Minimizes trauma to abused children and enhances families’ capabilities to provide a safe environment through a process of identification, intervention and treatment to the immediate and long-term needs of children who have been harmed. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or attend events.

Executive director: Jacqueline Stephens

Contact: (239) 263-8383

1036 Sixth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102

caccollier.org



Christ Child Society of Naples

An all-volunteer, nondenominational group of women who provide services and basic needs to the underprivileged children of Collier County. To support this organization, provide infant care, basic needs and literacy needs to underprivileged children.

Executive director: Terry Schrantz

Contact: (239) 434-2060

P.O. Box 770179

Naples, FL 34108

christchildnaples.org

 

Christmas in Naples

A nondenominational organization established to renovate the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, veterans, disabled and families with children. To support this organization, volunteer, donate building materials or make financial contributions.

Executive director: Laurie Bellico

Contact: (239) 293-9389

4209 E. Tamiami Trail

Naples, FL 34112

christmasinnaples.org

 

CHS Healthcare Foundation

Raises public awareness of and builds donor support for CHS Healthcare by providing quality primary medical and dental health care services to all individuals in Collier County, regardless of ability to pay. To support this organization, donate on its website, contact the executive director about more donation information or support the annual Care Mobile Classic.

Executive director: Connie Dillon

Contact: (239) 658-3111

1454 Madison Ave.

Immokalee, FL 34142

chshealthcarefoundation.org

 

Classic Chamber Concerts

Provides exceptional chamber music at affordable prices and educates and encourages young people to enjoy classical music. To support this organization, donate or sponsor a concert.
Executive director: Susan A. Mainwaring

Contact: (239) 434-8505

P.O. Box 7854

Naples, FL 34101

classicchamberconcerts.org

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

An internationally recognized, community-based worker organization that seeks to make significant improvements in wages and working conditions for Florida farm workers. To support this organization, arrange a presentation, donate or visit its website to learn more.

Executive director: Lucas Benitez

Contact: (239) 986-9101

P.O. Box 603

Immokalee, FL 34143

ciw-online.org

 

Collier Child Care Resources

Provides affordable, quality child care services for children, families and early learning professionals. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or become a sponsor.

Executive director: Donna Philp

Contact: (239) 643-3908

2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 303

Naples, FL 34103

collierchildcare.org

 

Collier County Audubon Society

Promotes the understanding of and interest in wildlife and the natural environment that supports it, and furthers the cause of conservation. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or attend a program.

Contact: (239) 643-7822

1020 Eighth Ave. S., Suite 2

Naples, FL 34102

collieraudubon.org

 

Collier County Junior Deputies League

Works with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to provide support to youth through programs teaching drug and alcohol resistance, crime prevention, first aid, firearms safety, land stewardship, self-esteem, and respect for parents, teachers and law enforcement. To support this organization, donate, fundraise or support its capital campaign.

Executive director: Dr. Warren Heltsley

Contact: (239) 348-5471

P.O. Box 1833

Naples, FL 34106

juniordeputies.com

 

Collier Harvest Foundation

Transports food from organizations with sale-dated or excess inventory to local agencies who feed the needy. To support this organization, become a food transporter, or donate food or funds.

Executive director: Connie Preu

Contact: (239) 455-FOOD (3663)

7986 Beaumont Court

Naples, FL 34109

collierharvest.org

 

Collier Pregnancy Centers

Life-affirming medical clinics with the mission to provide hope and support to pregnant women in crisis. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or become an educational instructor.

Executive director: Kay Thurston

Contact: (239) 262-6381

940 Fifth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102

cpcimedical.com



Community Foundation of Collier County

Provides strategic philanthropy for donors and nonprofits to strengthen the community. To support this organization, donate to established funds, start a fund or support an existing program.

Executive director: Colleen M. Murphy

Contact: (239) 649-5000

2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 300

Naples, FL 34103

cfcollier.org

 

The Community School of Naples

An independent, college-preparatory day school serves grades pre-kindergarten through 12 that provides students with a range of personal opportunities and prepares them to be lifelong learners. To support this organization, donate or attend events.

Executive director: John E. Zeller Jr.

Contact: (239) 597-7575

13275 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109

communityschoolnaples.org

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Protects the region’s water, land wildlife and future through environmental education, policy, advocacy, science, research and wildlife rehabilitation. To support this organization, become a member, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Andrew McElwaine

Contact: (239) 262-0304

1450 Merrihue Drive

Naples, FL 34102

conservancy.org

 

Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF)

Serves the culinary and hospitality arts professions by providing scholarships, awards, financial incentives and skills development opportunities. To support this organization, contribute to scholarship funds, attend the annual gala or support culinary activities at local schools receiving CHEF funds.

Contact: (239) 643-6222

1659 Chinaberry Court

Naples, FL 34105

chefswfl.org

 

Cure Cancer

Partners with Mass General Center for Cancer Research to benefit a new revolutionary blood test to diagnose a single cancer cell. All proceeds will be directed to getting this test to market. To support this organization, attend events, donate or sponsor.

Executive director: Rose Murphy

Contact: (239) 593-3555

1749 Winding Oaks Way

Naples, FL 34109

 




D

 

David Lawrence Foundation

Raises funds to support David Lawrence Center, a community mental health center that provides affordable mental health, substance abuse, counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness in Southwest Florida. To support this organization, donate, volunteer and attend gala events.

Executive director: Carol Shaw

Contact: (239) 304-3505

6075 Bathey Lane

Naples, FL 34116

dlcmhc.com





E

 

Early Literacy and Learning Model (ELLM)

An early literacy program that provides a coaching model for teachers to ensure children are prepared to enter kindergarten with the pre-reading skills they will need to be successful. To support this organization, volunteer.

Executive director: Deborah Shaver

Contact: (239) 377-0578

2050 Commerce Ave., Suite 9

Immokalee, FL 34142

swfleducation.com/ellm

 

The Education Foundation of Collier County

Builds relationships and trust to create opportunities for students, families, educators and schools to work with the community. To support this organization, learn, volunteer, and support students, families and teachers.

Executive director: Susan McManus

Contact: (239) 643-4755

3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150

Naples, FL 34104

getonthebuscollier.org



Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida

Provides homebuyer education, budget and credit counseling, and foreclosure prevention counseling. EASF also constructs and sells affordable housing to low-income families. To support this organization, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Dottie Cook

Contact: (239) 658-3315

750 S. Fifth St.

Immokalee, FL 34142

easfonline.org



Everglades Society for Historic Preservation

Dedicated to the unique history of the rural area of Everglades City and to the preservation of old buildings, sites, artifacts and memories. To support this organization, donate money or old books and photographs to its library, attend events or join the society.

Contact: (239) 695-2905

P.O. Box 46

Everglades City, FL 34139

evergladeshistorical.org





F

 

For the Love of Cats

A no-kill, all-volunteer shelter and rescue group that saves the lives of cats and kittens in the community and aims to end the cruelty of pet overpopulation. To support this organization, donate to the emergency medical fund, donate supplies or volunteer.

Executive director: Jan Rich

Contact: (239) 642-8674

P.O. Box 1777

Marco Island, FL 34146

floridacatrescue.com

 

Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled

Promotes an enhanced quality of life for citizens with developmental disabilities through community awareness activities, family support, social and recreational activities, and housing options. To support this organization, join, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: David Glenn

Contact: (239) 594-9007

5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 206

Naples, FL 34110

ffddnaples.org

 

The Founders Fund

Provides $2,000 post-secondary scholarships to 91 academically talented but economically disadvantaged graduates of Collier County high schools. To support this organization, sponsor a student scholar, donate to the auction or sponsor the golf tournament.

Executive director: Sue Davenport

Contact: (239) 593-0124

707 Gulf Park Drive

Naples, FL 34108

thefoundersfundinc.org

 

Fresh Start for Abused Women and Children Committee

An all-volunteer committee of the Community Foundation of Collier County dedicated to supporting Collier County women and their children who have left violent situations and need help getting a “fresh start” by providing grants, including housing, transportation, child care, education and more. To support this organization, donate.

Contact: (239) 649-5000

2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 300

Naples, FL 34103

freshstartfund.org

 

Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art

Volunteer support group that promotes the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and endowment. To support this organization, attend events, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Kathleen van Bergen

Contact: (239) 254-2776

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

thephil.org



Friends of Fakahatchee

Supports the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park by helping to preserve its unique ecology and by raising awareness of its importance. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or visit the Big Cypress Bend boardwalk.

Contact: (239) 695-1023

P.O. Box 35

Everglades City, FL 34139

orchidswamp.org


Friends of Rookery Bay

Connects people with Southwest Florida’s dynamic estuarine environment through education, engagement and stewardship by supporting the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. To support this organization, volunteer, become a member or donate.

Executive director: Bruce Robertson

Contact: (239) 417-6310

300 Tower Road

Naples, FL 34113

rookerybay.org



Friends of the Library of Collier County

Supports the appreciation of literature and education for those who use county libraries through computers and new technology, celebrity speakers, underwriting for performances, and educational materials for children and adults who rely on their local libraries for learning and entertainment. To support this organization, become a member, attend a fundraiser or contribute an endowment.

Executive director: Linda Fasulo

Contact: (239) 262-8135

650 Central Ave.

Naples, FL 34102

collier-friends.org



Friendship Health Clinic

Provides health, dental and prescription assistance by retired volunteer professionals to adults ages 50 and older living at or near federal poverty guidelines. To support this organization, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Betty Gamel

Contact: (239) 566-7425

2171 Pine Ridge Road, Suite F

Naples, FL 34109

friendshipcenters.org



Fun Time Early Childhood Academy

Provides safe, quality, affordable education and care for the children of low-income working families and prepares the 84 children enrolled year-round for kindergarten. To support this organization, donate tuition assistance, volunteer or become a committee member.

Executive director: Franny Kain

Contact: (239) 261-8284

102 12th St. N.

Naples, FL 34102

funtimeacademy.org





G

 

Garden of Hope and Courage

Offers a place for prayer and reflection for all women faced with breast cancer during their healing process and serves as a living testament to courage, compassion, hope and love. To support this organization, join, purchase a commemorative dedication or make a donation.

Executive director: Amy Lane

Contact: (239) 434-6697

350 Seventh St. N.

Naples, FL 34102

gardenofhopeandcourage.org



George De Marco Foundation

Focuses on the children of Collier County by raising and donating money to special needs programs and the three local high school construction academies. To support this organization, donate, participate in or sponsor events.

Executive director: Carla De Marco Belanger

Contact: (239) 643-4077

3527 Domestic Ave.

Naples, FL 34104
Golisano Children’s
Museum of Naples

Scheduled to open in February 2012, it will be Collier County’s first learning environment devoted to child’s play and will be fully accessible to all children regardless of their physical or learning abilities. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or assist with events.

Executive director: Joe Cox

Contact: (239) 514-0084

P.O. Box 2423

Naples, FL 34106

cmon.org



Grace Center Foundation

Supports the Grace Center in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, by providing a day care center, a home for orphans or abandoned children, a women’s empowerment program with employment and training, a temporary care facility, an after-school program, child sponsorship and a medical clinic. To support this organization, join in prayer, sponsor a child or donate.

Executive directors: Marcie Erickson, Dee and Andrew Knife

Contact: (239) 597-3941

431 Lagoon Ave.

Naples, FL 34108

gracecenterfoundation.org



Grace Place for Children and Families

Teaching literacy, language and life skills to at-risk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or join.

Executive director: Stephanie Munz Campbell

Contact: (239) 455-2707

P.O. Box 990531

Naples, FL 34116

graceplacenaples.org


Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation

Promotes equity for women and girls through education, philanthropy and advocacy. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or become a member.

Executive director: Jacquelyn Pierce

Contact: (239) 293-3411

P.O. Box 9742

Naples, FL 34101

aauwgnb.org

 

Guadalupe Center

Seeks to break the cycle of poverty for children and families in Immokalee through education. To support this organization, donate, participate in an event or volunteer.

Executive director: Barbara Oppenheim

Contact: (239) 657-7711

509 Hope Circle

Immokalee, FL 34142

guadalupecenter.org

 

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples’ first self-producing professional theatre company, offering a variety of stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining productions from important classics to Broadway hits and innovative new works. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or attend shows.

Executive director: Kristen Coury

Contact: (239) 261-7529

755 Eighth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

gulfshoreplayhouse.org




H

 

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

Partners with low-income families in need to build decent, affordable housing. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or attend an event.

Executive director: Dr. Sam Durso

Contact: (239) 775-0036

11145 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34113

habitatcollier.com

 

Heil Luthringer Foundation

Provides knowledge and hope for those affected by incurable, devastating diseases, like multiple sclerosis, and empowers those challenged with MS and other chronic degenerative diseases through educational seminars, small groups and individual counsel. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or educate.

Executive director: Lisa Luthringer

Contact: (239) 592-7020

6582 Trail Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

empowermenteducation.org

 

Hodges University

Offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees programs that enhance a student’s ability to achieve life or career objectives. To support this organization, attend events, or aid with scholarship support or planned giving.

Executive director: Dr. Lou Traina

Contact: (239) 513-1122

2655 Northbrooke Drive

Naples, FL 34119

hodges.edu



Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

Provides the history and lessons of the Holocaust to students and visitors through education outreach and museum programs, in hope of promoting understanding and respect for human values. To support this organization, donate, become a member or visit.

Executive director: Amy Snyder

Contact: (239) 263-9200

4760 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 7

Naples, FL 34103

holocaustmuseumswfl.org

 

Hope for Haiti

Improves the quality of life of the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition and health care. To support this organization, volunteer, donate funds or donate supplies listed on the website.

Executive director: Elizabeth Davison

Contact: (239) 434-7183

1021 Fifth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102

hopeforhaiti.com

 

Humane Society Naples

A private local nonprofit animal welfare organization with the mission to provide shelter in times of need, locate lifelong homes and promote responsible pet ownership. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or consider pet adoption.

Executive director: Michael Simonik

Contact: (239) 643-1555

370 Airport-Pulling Road N.

Naples, FL 34104

hsnaples.org

 

Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County

Works to stabilize families and create a system of care for residents experiencing hunger and homelessness. To support this organization, become a member, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Debra Mahr

Contact: (239) 263-9363

P.O. Box 9202

Naples, FL 34101

collierhomelesscoalition.org

 




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Immokalee Child Care Center

Provides subsidized child care and education to children aged one month to five years old in a nationally accredited early learning and development center in Immokalee. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or become a board member.

Executive director: Valarie Bostic

Contact: (239) 657-4130

415 Colorado Ave.

Immokalee, FL 34142

immokaleechildcarecenter.org

 

The Immokalee Foundation

Builds pathways to success for many of the children in Immokalee through programs that focus on mentorship, after-school activities, college scholarships, vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. To support this organization, donate, attend events or mentor a Take Stock in Children Immokalee program student.

Executive director: Liz Allbritten

Contact: (239) 430-9122

3960 Radio Road, Suite 207

Naples, FL 34104

immokaleefoundation.org

 

Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN)

Serves individuals and their families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and offers HIV/AIDS education and prevention to the general public, schools, businesses and social organizations. To support this organization, participate in its events or donate cash, food, clothing, bedding, personal items or home improvement items.

Executive director: Carolyn Moore

Contact: (239) 337-2391

3400 Radio Road, Unit 108

Naples, FL 34104;
2231 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

icanswfl.org

 




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Jewish Federation of Collier County

Offers fundraising and cultural, educational and social service programs for the local Jewish population. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or participate in events.

Executive director: David Willens

Contact: (239) 263-4205

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 2201

Naples, FL 34109

jewishnaples.org

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Strives to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications and brings awareness and support to the Type 1 diabetes community. To support this organization, sponsor events, volunteer or help with outreach to families struggling with Type 1 diabetes.

Executive director: Bill Rice

Contact: (239) 338-8401

jdrf.org




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Laces of Love

Provides new shoes for needy kids in Collier and Lee counties and educates the public on the needs of these children. To support this organization, donate funds or shoes, or have a shoe party.

Contact: (239) 591-1172

1976 Bethany Place

Naples, FL 34109

lacesoflove.org

 

Leadership Collier Foundation

A division of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, it administers Leadership Collier, Growing Associates in Naples, Youth Leadership Collier, Campaign for Leadership and Leadership Institute. To support this organization, donate to provide scholarship support or to assist in operational funding, or apply to one of the foundation’s programs.

Executive director: Dr. Michael Reagen

Contact: (239) 298-7926

2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 210

Naples, FL 34103

napleschamber.org

 

The League Club

Women who have been active members of the Association of Junior Leagues International strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy. To support this organization, become a business partner, donate to the Tribute & Memorial Fund or attend fundraisers.

Executive director: Sue Benson

Contact: (239) 353-3100

5051 Castello Drive, Suite 240

Naples, FL 34103

theleagueclub.org



Lighthouse of Collier

Promotes the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or sponsor an event.

Executive director: Kathleen Peck

Contact: (239) 430-3934

424 Bayfront Place

Naples, FL 34102

lighthouseofcollier.org



Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Foundation

Raises funds for tuition scholarships and education awards for LWIT students in need of financial assistance. To support this organization, donate to the scholarship fund, volunteer or join the board of directors.

Executive director: Curt C. Edwards

Contact: (239) 261-4913

P.O. Box 1587

Naples, FL 34103

lwit.edu

 




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Marco Island Foundation for the Arts

Promotes the visual, literary and performing arts in public places on Marco Island. To support this organization, become a member, attend events or volunteer.

Executive director: Sandi Johnson

Contact: (239) 642-0015

740 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 102

Marco Island, FL 34145

marcoarts.org

 

Marco Island Shell Club

Promotes the study, conservation, science, history and appreciation of seashells and mollusks and encourages shell-related interests, such as shell collecting, crafting and art. To support this organization, volunteer, become a sponsor for the annual shell show, donate seashells or donate to its scholarship program.

Executive director: Jae Kellogg

Contact: (239) 963-4694

P.O. Box 633

Marco Island, FL 34145

marcoshellclub.com

 

Marco Island Sunrise Rotary

Serves local and international causes, gives scholarships and works in the community. To support this organization, attend the Marco Island Seafood Festival, donate to the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs or volunteer.

Executive director: Stan Niemczyk

Contact: (239) 777-1484

P.O. Box 1427

Marco Island, FL 34146

marcoislandseafoodfestival.com

 

Mental Health Association of Southwest Forida

Educates Southwest Florida on mental wellness. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or make in-kind donations.

Executive director: Petra Jones

Contact: (239) 261-5405

2335 Ninth St. N., Suite 404

Naples, FL 34103

mhaswfl.org



Miracles in Action

Helps poor families by funding educational, vocational and sustainable projects in Guatemala and supports the Mayan women’s cottage industry by selling their handicrafts. To support this organization, visit its farmers markets, women’s luncheons or service clubs.

Executive director: Penny Rambacher

Contact: (239) 348-0815

241 Countryside Drive

Naples, FL 34104

miraclesinaction.org

 

Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant

Preliminary to Miss America, the pageant is the world’s largest provider of scholarships to young women, with more than $45 million in cash and scholarships awarded last year. To support this organization, host a fundraiser sponsorship or donate money and scholarships.

Executive director: Kimberley Ouimet

Contact: (248) 342-8112

1065 Borghese Lane, Suite 1004

Naples, FL 34114

misssouthwestflorida.org

 




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Naples Alliance for Children

Focuses on prevention, education, advocacy, support and identification of gaps for family and children’s services in Collier County. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or serve on a committee.

Contact: (239) 649-6250

660 Ninth St. N., Suite 35D

Naples, FL 34102

napleschild.org

 

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center

Provides cultural enrichment by promoting and advancing education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts through changing exhibitions of work by established and emerging artists, outdoor art festivals featuring local and national artists, special events, and art-collecting opportunities and educational programs for youth and adults. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or sponsor.

Executive director: Joel Kessler

Contact: (239) 262-6517

585 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102

naplesart.org



Naples Backyard History

Dedicated to making history more fun, more available and more meaningful through a platform to support all city and county history and heritage sites, museums and events. To support this organization, donate, sponsor or visit one of the three mini-museums.

Executive director: Lois Bolin

Contact: (239) 594-2978

436 Bayfront Place

Naples, FL 3412

naplesbackyardhistory.org

 

Naples Botanical Garden

A world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees north and 26 degrees south and includes a hands-on interactive children’s garden along with restored natural habitats, walking trails and a butterfly garden that offer educational entertainment. To support this organization, become a member, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Brian Holley

Contact: (239) 643-7275

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

naplesgarden.org

 

Naples Children & Education Foundation

Committed to providing leadership and supporting services and initiatives that make a profound and sustaining impact on the physical, developmental, educational and emotional lives of children in Collier County. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or promote the NCEF mission.

Executive director: Howard Olshansky

Contact: (239) 514-2239

6200 Shirley St., Suite 206

Naples, FL 23109

napleswinefestival.com

 

Naples Christian Academy

Partners with Christian parents to develop students in preschool through eighth grade with hearts impassioned to love God, minds disciplined to think biblically and hands prepared to serve. To support this organization, sponsor a child or donate funds.

Executive director: Dr. Phil Tingle

Contact: (238) 455-1080

3161 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116

napleschristian.net

 

Naples Concert Band

Funded solely by individual and corporate donations, celebrating its 40th year of providing free band concerts in Cambier Park. To support this organization, sponsor a concert, make a donation or advertise in its program.

Executive director: James Castaldi

Contact: (239) 263-9521

P.O. Box 31

Naples, FL 34106

naplesconcertband.org

 

Naples Equestrian Challenge

Improves the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other programs. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or sponsor an event.

Executive director: Sheryl Soukup

Contact: (239) 596-2988

206 Ridge Drive

Naples, FL 34108

naplesequestrianchallenge.org

 

Naples Historical Society

Preserves Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations through educational programs for residents, visitors and school children. To support this organization, become a member, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Elaine L. Reed

Contact: (239) 261-8164

P.O. Box 201

Naples, FL 34106

napleshistoricalsociety.org

 

Naples Junior Woman’s Club

Dedicated to empowering young women in the community to come together for a greater cause by supporting local charities and raising money for annual scholarships. To support this organization, become a member, volunteer or donate to the scholarship fund.

Executive director: Blair DeLongy

Contact: (407) 694-6675

570 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102

naplesjuniors.com

 

Naples Lions Club

Concerned men and women contributing time, talent and funds to improve the lives of needy people in Naples area. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or join.

Executive director: Dr. Howard Freedman

Contact: (239) 353-4800

P.O. Box 110474

Naples, FL 34108



Naples Music Club

Supports music education and performance, provides scholarships and engages in collaborative outreach efforts within Naples and its neighbors. To support this organization, donate, attend events or contribute student scholarships.

Executive director: Jeannette Boucher

Contact: (239) 273-6622

P. O. Box 112383

Naples, FL 34108

naplesmusicclub.org

Naples Orchestra and Chorus

Provides high-quality musical performances and financial support to music education students in the community. To support this organization, donate, sponsor a concert or advertise in its programming. 

Executive director: Anne Hoffman

Contact: (239) 595-0407

P.O. Box 9542

Naples, FL 34101

newnoc.com

 

Naples Philharmonic League

Volunteer support group that promotes the interests and growth of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. To support this organization, attend events, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Kathleen van Bergen

Contact: (239) 254-2777

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

thephil.org

 

Naples Pilot Foundation

Through the 5K/Brain Power Walk and Kid’s Run, all sponsorship funds benefit community awareness on brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and traumantic brain injuries. To support this organization, sponsor or participate in the event, or volunteer.

Executive director: Rosemarie Schwager

Contact: (239) 289-8268

P.O. Box 8674

Naples, FL 34101

pilotinternational.org

 

The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre

Creates and performs affordable, high-quality amateur theater, encourages participation in and appreciation of theatre, and provides educational and enrichment opportunities and outreach programs. To support this organization, purchase tickets, sponsor a production or financially support fundraising events.

Executive director: Jim Rideoutte

Contact: (239) 434-7340

701 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, Florida 34102

naplesplayers.org

 

The Naples Woman’s Club

Enhances the community through philanthropic activities and volunteer services. To support this organization, join, attend fundraisers or make a donation.

Executive director: Pamela Zbierajewski

Contact: (239) 262-6331

570 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102

napleswomanclub.org

 

Naples Zoo

This nationally accredited zoo and historic botanical garden participates in conservation programs both in and outside the wild and offers daily wildlife presentations, cruises and animals from apes to zebras. To support this organization, become a member, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: David Tetzlaff

Contact: (239) 262-5409

1590 Goodlette Road

Naples, FL 34012

napleszoo.org

 

NCH Healthcare Foundation

The largest not-for-profit, community-based provider of inpatient services in Collier County. To support this organization, become a sponsor, attend events or volunteer.

Executive director: Dr. Allen Weiss

Contact: (239) 436-4511

350 Seventh St. N.

Naples, FL 34102

nchmd.org


Neighborhood Health Clinic

Delivers quality medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a volunteer professional staff. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or sponsor its Block Party event.

Executive director: Nina Gray

Contact: (239) 260-6600

121 Goodlette Road N.

Naples, FL 34102

neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

 




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Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples

Provides opportunities for social activities and networking with other Buckeyes, assisting with student recruitment, awarding honor students in Collier County with scholarships to OSU and supporting Buckeye events in the area. To support this organization, attend “Naples Buckeyes” events, become a sponsor or become a member.

Executive director: Dr. Bruce Mousa

Contact: (239) 593-9196

P.O. Box 111835

Naples, Fl 34110

naplesbuckeyes.com

 

One by One Leadership Foundation

Connects leaders and serves the community through mentoring and creation of new initiatives. To support this organization, be a mentor, participate in events, or donate funds or a used vehicle.

Executive director: John J. Lawson

Contact: (239) 248-5857

1400 N. 15th St., Suite A

P.O. Box 5393

Immokalee, FL 34143

leadershipfoundation.org

 

Opera Naples

A professional, regional opera company presenting nationally recognized artists in fully staged productions, along with a comprehensive education program. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or attend events.

Executive director: Thomas S. Smith

Contact: (239) 963-9050

2408 Linwood Ave.

Naples, FL 34112

operanaples.org

 




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Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus

The 55-man a cappella male chorus sings four-part harmony, as well as a number of performing quartets. To support this organization, attend shows, hire a singing group or donate.

Executive director: Steve Jamison

Contact: (239) 289-0361

P.O. Box 111431

Naples, FL 34108

naplesbarbershopchorus.org

 

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida

Provides services and programs that improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson disease and their care partners. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or promote its services and programs.

Executive director: Ruth L. Hubing

Contact: (239) 417-3465

2950 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 20

Naples, FL 34103

pasfi.org

 

Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County

Coordinates free medical care for Collier County’s low-income, uninsured adult residents through its network of volunteer physicians, hospitals and medical facilities. To support this organization, donate or join if you are a physician.

Executive director: Deb Cecere

Contact: (239) 776-3016

1012 Goodlette Road N., Suite 201

Naples, FL 34102

plancc.org

Planned Parenthood of Collier County

Enables people to make responsible choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing comprehensive medical and educational services and promoting access to these services. To support this organization, volunteer or vocally support.

Executive director: Char Wendel

Contact: (239) 262-8923

1425 Creech Road

Naples, FL 34103

plannedparenthood.org

 

Project Help

Offers survivor-focused crisis intervention and advocacy services for victims of crime, those affected by a sudden death and survivors of sexual assault. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or fundraise.

Executive director: Michelle English

Contact: (239) 649-1404

3123 Terrace Ave.

Naples, FL 34104

projecthelpnaples.org





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The Quest Educational Foundation

Fosters economic freedom through education. To support this organization, attend events, sponsor a student or provide a student internship.

Executive director: Pam McKenry

Contact: (239) 643-3573

2706 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 217

Naples, FL 34104

questcollegeprep.org




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Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Provides child care for nearly 8,000 children from low-income farm families, particularly migrant workers. To support this organization, donate, participate in its golf tournament or volunteer.

Executive director: Barbara Mainster

Contact: (239) 658-3560

402 W. Main St.

Immokalee, FL 34142

rcma.org

 

The Ricky King Children’s Fund

Enriches the lives of children with disabilities by providing essential medical equipment and services. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or sponsor a child.

Executive director: Jennifer Weidenbruch

Contact: (239) 262-1808

5051 Castello Drive, Suite 21

Naples, FL 34103

rickykingfund.org

 

Royal Palm Academy

Teachers provide superior academics and traditional Catholic values as well as teach the mind, educate the heart and form the character of tomorrow’s leaders. To support this organization, attend events, or donate for operations and tuition assistance.

Executive director: Dr. Margaret Richardson

Contact: (239) 594-9888

16100 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34110

royalpalmacademy.com

 




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Saint Ann School Foundation

Provides academic scholarships for the students of Saint Ann Catholic School, the Christ-centered and intellectually challenging program for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. To support this organization, donate, call for a tour or attend events.

Executive director: Pamela Macia

Contact: (239) 262-4110

475 Ninth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

stann.net

Salvation Army of Collier County

Preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and meets human needs without discrimination. To support this organization, support the Red Kettle Campaign, volunteer or donate items to the thrift store.

Executive director: Capt. Pierre Smith

Contact: (239) 775-9447

3180 Estey Ave.

Naples, FL 34104

salvationarmynaples.org

 

Seacrest Country Day School

Focuses on education through leadership, ethics, character, creativity and joy. To support this organization, volunteer, attend a fundraiser or donate.

Executive director: Dr. Lynne Powell

Contact: (239) 793-1986

7100 Davis Blvd.

Naples, FL 34104

seacrest.org

 

Searching for Solutions Institute

Links leadership with learning to leverage involvement in solving critical issues. To support this organization, purchase tickets to the Imagine Solutions Conference, provide conference underwriting or become a Genesis Society member.

Executive director: Dolly Bodick Roberts

Contact: (239) 216-4225

2640 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 118

Naples, FL 34105

imaginesolutionsconference.com

 

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Leads the community to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change. To support this organization, donate, shop at Options Thrift Shoppe or donate your cell phones and accessories.

Executive director: Linda Oberhaus

Contact: (239) 775-3862

P.O. Box 10102

Naples, FL 34101

naplesshelter.org

 

Special Olympics Collier County

Provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for its athletes to demonstrate courage, experience joy and share their gifts, skills and friendship with the world. To support this organization, donate, become a volunteer coach or volunteer at games and fundraisers.

Executive director: David McKenzie

Contact: (239) 775-1991

2663 Airport Road S., Suite D101

Naples, FL 34112

specialolympicscollier.org



Sports Club

Provides a safe and successful after-school environment through physical, mental and scholastic activities including a progression-based K6 sports league. To support this organization, become a sponsor, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Lane Beatty

Contact: (239) 537-1004

P.O. Box 111030

Naples, FL 34108

sportsclubnaples.com

 

St. John Neumann Catholic High School

Strives to develop the uniqueness of each student intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. To support this organization, sponsor a student, attend events or donate.

Executive director: Donna C. Heiser

Contact: (239) 455-3044

3000 53rd St. SW

Naples, FL 34116

sjnceltics.org

 

St. Matthew’s House

Changes lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined and provides housing for the homeless and food for the needy. To support this organization, volunteer, donate money or donate groceries to its food pantry.

Executive director: Vann R. Ellison

Contact: (239) 774-0500

2001 Airport Road S.

Naples, FL 34112

stmatthewshouse.org

 

Sunlight Home

Provides a Christian residential maternity home with a safe and loving family atmosphere for residents, who receive access to medical care, counseling, education, parenting classes and information on adoption services. To support this organization, donate money, donate goods or volunteer.

Executive director: Linda Hale

Contact: (239) 352-0251

P. O. Box 9194

Naples, FL 34101

sunlighthome.org

 

Sunshine Kids Foundation

Adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with group activities, so they may once again have fun and celebrate life. To support this organization, attend its events, donate auction items or send a donation to the Prudential Florida Realty Fifth Avenue office.

Executive director: Brenda Fioretti

Contact: (239) 659-2400

621 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

sunshinekids.com




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Taste of Collier

Showcases some of the area’s best restaurants in an afternoon of family-friendly fun, with proceeds to benefit local charities and students. To support this organization, become a sponsor, volunteer or donate prizes.

Executive director: Ray Singer

Contact: (239) 272-1907

P.O. Box 9977

Naples, FL 34101

tasteofcollier.org

 

TheatreZone

Naples’ regional equity theater company presents musicals and world premieres with professional actors, musicians and celebrities. To support this organization, purchase tickets, donate or advertise in the program.

Executive director: Mark Danni

Contact: (888) 966-3352

G&L Theatre

13275 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109

theatrezone-florida.com

 

Tim’s Kids

Helps children of working families obtain the best mental-health care to reduce suicide among teenagers and young adults. To support this organization, donate or fundraise.

Executive director: Pat Scoones

Contact: (239) 272-6176

2960 Immokalee Road, Suite 3

Naples, FL 34110

jthoganfoundation.com

 

Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists

Promotes and produces benefit concerts. To support this organization, attend or sponsor concerts, or donate.

Executive director: Bob Goldman

Contact: (239) 436-1988

745 12th Ave. S., Suite 101

Naples, FL 34102

gigforgood.org




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United Arts Council of Collier County

Unites and promotes the area’s arts and cultural community and provides arts education to at-risk students. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, give a grant or volunteer.

Executive director: Elaine Hamilton

Contact: (239) 263-8242

2335 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 504

Naples, FL 34103

collierarts.com

 

United Way of Collier County

Reaches out to raise awareness and funds for human service agencies and programs that address critical needs and seeks solutions that strengthen Collier residents’ quality of life. To support this organization, contribute to the annual community campaign, be a sponsor for the Walk for the Way or volunteer for community outreach.

Contact: (239) 261-7112

848 First Ave. N., Suite 240

Naples, FL 34102

unitedwayofcolliercounty.org.



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Volunteer Services for Animals

An all-volunteer animal rescue, spay, neuter and shot clinic and food bank. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or educate.

Executive director: Phyllis Estes

Contact: (239) 261-4768

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 330

Naples, FL 34119

volunteerservicesforanimals.com

 




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Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation

Awards a scholarship to one senior scholar athlete from each of the Collier County high schools. To support this organization, become a sponsor.

Executive director: H.A. (Bud) Hornbeck II

Contact: (239) 262-7171

1395 Panther Lane, Suite 100

Naples, FL 34109

wingedfootaward.com

 

Wishing Well Foundation

Grants wishes and provides ongoing support to children with life-threatening illnesses in Collier and Lee counties. To support this organization, volunteer, host a fundraiser or invite the foundation to speak with your club, organization or business.

Executive director: Vicki Torbush

Contact: (239) 213-0397

5051 Castello Drive, Suite 18

Naples, FL 34103

wishingwellfoundation.com

 




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YMCA of the Palms

Seeks to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. To support this organization, donate or become a member.

Executive director: Brandon Dowdy

Contact: (239) 598-5143

5450 YMCA Road

Naples, FL 34109

ymcapalms.org

 

Youth Haven

Collier County’s home for abused, abandoned and neglected children, as well as a provider of counseling services, in-home parenting education, crisis intervention, and child and substance abuse prevention programs. To support this organization, donate items from its wish list or volunteer.

Executive director: Ron McSwiney

Contact: (239) 774-2904

5867 Whitaker Road

Naples, FL 34119

youthhaven.net

Lee County

 




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Abuse Counseling and Treatment

Serves victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. To support this organization, volunteer, make a donation or attend events.

Executive director: Jennifer L. Benton

Contact: (239) 939-2553

P.O. Box 60401

Fort Myers, FL 33906

actabuse.com

 

AFCAAM

Provides services such as after school reading programs and mentoring programs to the Dunbar and Harlem Heights area of Fort Myers. To support this organization, volunteer, attend an event or donate.

Executive director: Sharon Aragona

Contact: (239) 461-0234

3681 Michigan Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

afcaam.com

 

Alliance for the Arts

Strives to create diverse and innovative events, exhibits, programs and performances that reach the widest possible audience; works to promote area artists and art organizations; and advocates increased arts programming and funding in our community. To support this organization, become a member, attend an event or donate.

Executive director: Lydia A. Black

Contact: (239) 939-2787

10091 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33919

artinlee.org


Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center

Provides information, education and support for people with memory impairment and their caregivers. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or attend events.

Executive director: Dotty St. Amand

Contact: (239) 437-3007

10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 101

Fort Myers, FL 33919

alzheimersswfl.org

 

Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Strives to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through brain health. To support this organization, participate in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Gloria J.T. Smith

Contact: (239) 405-7008

922 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 2230

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

alz.org/flgulfcoast

 

American Cancer Society

Saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well and finding cures and fighting back. To support this organization, volunteer, donate items for use in auctions or donate money.

Executive director: Beth Hayes

Contact: (239) 936-1113

4575 Via Royale, Suite 110

Fort Myers, FL 33919

cancer.org

 

American Heart Association — Southwest Florida

The nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke through funding, researching, conducting lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocating to protect public health. To support this organization, sponsor events, become a member of the Circle of Red or volunteer for annual Heart Walks.

Executive director: Regan Goldberg

Contact: (239) 495-4900

28441 Bonita Crossings Blvd.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

heart.org



American Red Cross of Lee County

Provides relief to victims of disasters and aids people in preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or make your home and business better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

Executive director: Heidi Ruster

Contact: (239) 278-3401

7051 Cypress Terrace, Suite 110

Fort Myers, FL 33907

arclcc.org

 

Amigos Center

Plants new Spanish-speaking churches and helps them perform effective outreach work through the social service welcoming center that provides the necessary tools for immigrants to successfully integrate themselves into the community and become productive citizens. To support this organization, join in prayer, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Rev. Robert V. Selle

Contact: (239) 437-6727

25999 Old 41 Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

amigoscenter.org

Animal Refuge Center

Provides Southwest Florida with a sanctuary that places unwanted pets in new homes and provides life care to those with special medical or behavioral needs. To support this organization, donate goods, money or volunteer.

Executive director: Lee Allor

Contact: (239) 731-3535

18011 Old Bayshore Road

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

animalrefugecenter.com

 

ArtFest Fort Myers

A community fine art festival centered around professional artists that targets art education, places visiting artists in middle school classrooms and provides art supply grants to after-school art clubs on the elementary level. To support this organization, participate in its VIP program, volunteer or donate to its outreach programs.

Executive director: Sharon McAllister

Contact: (239) 768-3602

2443 First St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

artfestfortmyers.com




Art League of Fort Myers

Contributes to the cultural life of the Fort Myers community by promoting the appreciation, enjoyment and distribution of fine art in the region, and provides encouragement and learning opportunities in the arts for both adults and children. To support this organization, patronize the gallery, make a tax-free donation or sponsor a show.

Executive director: Zaki Knapen

Contact: (239) 275-3970

P.O. Box 2255

Fort Myers, FL 33902

artleagueoffortmyers.org

 

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The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

Devoted to shells in art and history, the shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest Florida shells, and features a learning lab that has displays, games, a hands-on play area for children and a tank with indigenous mollusks. To support this organization, donate, become a member or volunteer.

Executive director: Dr. José H. Leal

Contact: (239) 395-2233

3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road

Sanibel, FL 33957

shellmuseum.org

 

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

Administers a comprehensive pediatric hematology and oncology program that helps provide treatment and healing for children and their families facing a cancer or blood disorder diagnosis. To support this organization, donate, fundraise or volunteer.

Executive director: Dr. Emad Salman

Contact: (239) 343-6950

9800 S. Healthpark Drive, Suite 210

Fort Myers, FL 33908

leememorial.org/foundation

 

BIG Arts (Barrier Island Group for the Arts)

Provides quality cultural and educational experiences to residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities through classical, jazz, popular music, live theater, dance, visual arts, lectures, film and workshops. To support this organization, become a member, volunteer or sponsor a event.

Executive director: Lee Ellen Harder

Contact: (239) 395-0900

900 Dunlop Road

Sanibel, FL 33957

bigarts.org

 

Bishop Verot Catholic High School

Builds a community of faith and learning in the Salesian tradition and educates minds and hearts dedicated to service and centered on Christ. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, make a corporate investment or attend events.

Executive director: John A. Cavell Jr.

Contact: (239) 274-6780

5598 Sunrise Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33919

bvhs.org

 

Bonita Springs Historical Society

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Bonita Springs. To support this organization, become a member, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Donna Nemsick

Contact: (239) 992-6997

P.O. Box 3015

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

Enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To support this organization, volunteer, fundraise or donate.

Executive director: Deborah Liftig

Contact: (239) 334-1886

7275 Concourse Drive, Suite 200

Fort Myers, FL 33908

bgclc.net

 

Brightest Horizons Child Development Center

Offers a warm, safe, secure, nurturing educational setting for children of low-income families from four weeks to 12 years of age. To support this organization, volunteer, donate supplies or sponsor a child.

Executive director: Tina S. Parsons

Contact: (239) 481-2100

10320 Gladiolus Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

brightesthorizons.org



Builders Care

Provides no-cost emergency home repair and renovation services to needy elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or spread the word.

Executive director: Heidi Taulman

Contact: (239) 938-0056

10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104

Fort Myers, FL 33966

bbqbandsandbrew.com




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Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

A complete education experience, including 107 acres of protected land, a living museum, a planetarium, animal exhibits, two and a half miles of guided trails and more. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or become a member.

Contact: (239) 275-3435

3450 Ortiz Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33904

calusanature.org


Candlelighters of Southwest Florida

Provides support and family activities to children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders. To support this organization, make a tax-deductible donation, support a fundraising event or organize an event.

Executive director: Klair M. Snellbaker

Contact: (239) 432-2223

9981 S. HealthPark Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

candlelightersswfl.org



Canterbury School

A private college preparatory school for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. To support this organization, attend the Annual Fund Endowment Extravaganza.

Executive director: Tony Paulus

Contact: (239) 481-4323

8141 College Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33919

canterburyfortmyers.org




The Cape Coral Caring Center

An emergency food pantry that gives perishable and non-perishable food items to people who are in need. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, donate unopened perishable and non-perishable food items or hold a food drive.

Executive director: Fred Cull

Contact: (239) 945-1927

4645 S.E. 15th Ave.

Cape Coral, FL 33904

capecoralcaringcenter.org

 

Cape Coral Community Foundation

Provides grants and scholarships in the Greater Cape Coral community. To support this organization, establish a fund, donate or join Giving Alliance of Women.

Executive director: Beth T. Sanger

Contact: (239) 542-5594

4729 Vincennes Blvd.

Cape Coral, FL 33914

capecoralcf.org

 

Cape Coral Historical Museum

Three buildings full of displays about the unique history of Cape Coral since 1958 and the homesteaders there many years before. To support this organization, become a member, attend a lecture or donate.

Executive director: Anne C. Cull

Contact: (239) 772-7037

544 Cultural Park Blvd.

Cape Coral, FL 33991

capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org

 

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Dedicated to providing arts and cultural experiences to thousands of people of all ages all year long. To support this organization, donate time, money or your expertise.

Executive director: Susan Bridges

Contact: (239) 495-8989

26100 Old 41 Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

artcenterbonita.org



Child Care of Southwest Florida

Operates six child care centers with enrollments of low-income families, offers professional development and training of child care providers, and manages the USDA Child Care Food Program. To support this organization, donate funds, volunteer or advertise for fundraisers.

Executive director: Beth Lobdell

Contact: (239) 278-1002

6831-6 Palisades Park Court

Fort Myers, FL 33912

ccswfl.org

 

Children’s Home Society of Florida

Serves more than 7,000 children and families each year through foster care, adoption, child development, emergency shelters, parent education and more. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or mentor.

Executive director: Rebecca McGuire

Contact: (239) 334-0222

1940 Maravilla Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

chsfl.org

 

The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Treats all children regardless of their families’ ability to pay for care and provides life-saving treatment and healing for children from Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. To support this organization, donate or attend an upcoming event.

Executive director: Sharon A. MacDonald

Contact: (239) 343-6950

9800 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 210

Fort Myers, FL 33908

leememorial.org

 

Children’s Network of SWFL

Administers the child welfare system in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties and works with the community to protect children and preserve families. To support this organization, donate goods, volunteer or participate in its annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse.

Executive director: Nadereh Salim

Contact: (239) 226-1524

2232 Altamont Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

childnetswfl.org

 

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Wildlife hospital and visitor education center committed to saving wildlife through compassion, care and education. To support this organization, volunteer, call if you see sick or injured wildlife, or become a member.

Executive director: Steve Greenstein

Contact: (239) 472-3644

3883 Sanibel Captiva Road

Sanibel, FL 33957

crowclinic.org



Community Cooperative Ministries

Provides meals each month through soup kitchen and Meals on Wheels programs, educates children in the Community Montessori Preschool, provides weekend backpacks full of food to children each school year and oversees a mobile food pantry and everyday choice marketplace. To support this organization, donate, sponsor an event or volunteer by visiting its website.

Executive director: Sarah Owen

Contact: (239) 332-7687

P.O. Box 2143

Fort Myers, 33902

ccmileecounty.com



CREW Land & Water Trust

Preserves the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed by coordinating the land acquisition, land management and public use of the watershed. To support this organization, make an annual donation, volunteer or attend a event.

Executive director: Brenda Brooks

Contact: (239) 657-2253

23998 Corkscrew Road

Estero, FL 33928

crewtrust.org

 



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Deaf Service Center of Southwest FLorida

Seeks to empower Southwest Florida’s deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement. To support this organization, become a member, sponsor an event or donate.

Executive director: Lori Timson

Contact: (239) 461-0334

1860 Boy Scout Drive, Unit B208

Fort Myers, FL 33907

dsc.us

 

Dr. Piper Center for Social Services

Seeks to enhance the social and economic well-being of senior citizens who reside in Southwest Florida and to make a positive impact in the lives of frail elderly, at-risk youth, special needs children and our communities. To support this organization, sponsor an event, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Nida Eluna

Contact: (239) 332-5346

2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way

Fort Myers, FL 33916

drpipercenter.org




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Eden Autism Services Florida

Improves the lives of children and adults with autism through early intervention and clinic programs, schools in Lee and Collier counties, an adult residential and employment center, outreach consultation, and training and workshops for families and professionals. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or join the board.

Executive director: Susan L. Suarez

Contact: (239) 992-4680

24860 Burnt Pine Drive

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

edenflorida.org

 

Edison Festival of Light

Celebrates Thomas Alva Edison’s life and his contributions to Southwest Florida and the world, and improves the community by education and activities related to Edison’s works and values. To support this organization, sponsor an event, volunteer or participate.

Contact: (239) 334-2999

P.O. Box 339

Fort Myers, FL 33902

edisonfestival.org

 

Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation

Dedicated to supporting the restoration and preservation of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates and its educational programs. To support this organization, donate cash, goods or special events.

Executive director: Ryan Richeal

Contact: (239) 274-2377

P.O. Box 88

Fort Myers, FL 33902

edisonfordfoundation.org



Edison Sailing Center

A nonprofit community youth sailing organization. To support this organization, donate supplies or funds for scholarships, or volunteer.

Executive director: Ross Webb

Contact: (239) 454-5114

15880 Summerlin Road, Suite 300-175

Fort Myers, FL 33908

edisonsailingcenter.org

 

Edison State College Foundation

Supports more than 24,000 Edison State College students in five counties. To support this organization, get involved, sponsor an event or donate.

Executive director: Tracey Galloway

Contact: (239) 489-9210

8099 College Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33906

edison.edu/foundation



Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO)

Fights world hunger through innovative options, agricultural training and networking with community leaders and missionaries in developing countries, and seeks to find sustainable options for families growing food under difficult conditions. To support this organization, attend events with family and friends, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Stan Doerr

Contact: (239) 542-3246

17391 Durrance Road

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

echonet.org

 




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Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida

Offers comprehensive primary and preventive health care services. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, volunteer with its homeless outreach program or serve on the board of directors.

Executive director: Dr. Frank Mazzeo Jr.

Contact: (239) 278-2600

2256 Heitman St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

fhcswf.org

 

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation

Offers an evening of fine dining and entertainment and, through participation and donations, provides scholarships for deserving students. To support this organization, donate scholarships or sponsorships to the President’s Celebration or Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament.

Executive director: Steve L. Magiera

Contact: (239) 590-1067

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.

Fort Myers, FL 33965

fgcu.edu/foundation

 

Florida Gulf Coast University Resort & Hospitality Management Program

A specialized degree program that prepares students to be future leaders of the Southwest Florida hospitality industry. To support this organization, sponsor or attend events, or donate.

Executive director: Sherie Brezina

Contact: (239) 590-7742

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.

Fort Myers, FL 33965

cps.fgcu.edu/resort

 

Florida Gulf Coast University “Wings of Hope” Environmental Education Program

Builds bridges of hope for wildlife, water conservation and the natural world through environmental education programs and awareness to Collier and Lee county fourth graders and their families. To support this organization, provide transportation for trips or donate.

Executive director: Ricky Pires

Contact: (239) 777-1108

10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Reed Hall 213

Fort Myers, FL 33965

fgcu.edu/cas/wingsofhope

 

Florida Repertory Theatre

Regional equity theater producing 10 mainstage shows each season. To support this organization, purchase a subscription, volunteer or attend events.

Executive director: Robert Cacioppo

Contact: (239) 332-4665

2267 Bay St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

floridarep.org

 

For The Kids Foundation

Provides support to pediatric cancer patients at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and supplies games, activities, gifts, food and entertainment to patients and their families. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, or donate new stuffed animals, books, or child-themed Band-Aids.

Executive director: Sean Hoover

Contact: (239) 541-0461

P.O. Box 101264

Cape Coral, FL 33910

4thekidsfoundation.org



Foster Care Advisory Services

Provides support for local children in foster care, relative placements and non-relative placements. To support this organization, attend events, or make direct or in-kind contributions.

Executive director: Charles B. Johnson

Contact: (239) 939-1338

4165 East River Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33916

fostercareadvisoryservices.org

 

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

Enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible from corporate, individual and educational partnerships. To support this organization, volunteer, mentor or donate.

Executive director: Marshall T. Bower

Contact: (239) 337-0433

2266 Second St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

leeschoolfoundation.org



Friends of South County Regional Library

Raises awareness of South County Regional Library as a cultural and educational asset in the community by enhancing programming and services through development of supplemental financial resources. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or support book sales.

Executive director: Karen Katz

Contact: (239) 948-8880

21100 Three Oaks Parkway

Estero, FL 33928

friendsofscrl.org

 

 

 

 

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The Gabriel House

Residential home for children who are abandoned, displaced and experiencing a medical problem. To support this organization, make a monetary donation, become a sponsor or support its events.

Executive director: Edward B. Ravish

Contact: (239) 489-2663

16520 S. Tamiami Trail, Suites 138-251

Fort Myers, FL 33908

gabrielhouse.org

 

Good Wheels

Provides specialized medical transportation for wheelchair and ambulatory passengers in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. To support this organization, donate or give a grant.

Executive director: Gary L. Bryant

Contact: (239) 768-2900

10075 Bavaria Road

Fort Myers, FL 33913

goodwheels.org



Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

Helps people with disabilities and other disadvantages to overcome barriers to employment and independence. To support this organization, donate, shop or hire Goodwill graduates.

Executive director: Thomas Feurig

Contact: (239) 995-2106

4940 Bayline Drive

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

goodwillswfl.org

 

Gulf Coast Humane Society

Cares for neglected and abandoned animals through a no-kill shelter and full-service veterinary clinic. To support this organization, adopt a GCHS shelter pet, volunteer at the shelter or bring your pets for care.

Executive director: David Stroud

Contact: (239) 332-0364

2010 Arcadia St.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

gulfcoasthumanesociety.org


Gulfshore Ballet

Fosters the increased awareness and interest in classical ballet through educational outreach programs in public schools and in civic and social groups.

Executive director: Roberto Munoz

Contact: (239) 590-6191

2155 Andrea Lane, Suite C 5-6

Fort Myers, FL 33912

gulfshoreballet.org

 




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Harry Chapin Food Bank

Distributes more than 11 million pounds of food per year, valued at nearly $18 million, to 175 agencies in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or conduct a food drive.

Executive director: Al Brislain

Contact: (239) 334-7007

3760 Fowler St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

harrychapinfoodbank.org

 

Harvest Time Ministries

Feeds bodies and souls in farmworker camps in the Bonita Springs area. To support this organization, volunteer or donate money, food, clothing, baby items and school supplies.

Executive director: Geraldine K. Franck

Contact: (239) 947-6016

P. O. Box 366277

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

harvesttimebonita.org



Healthy Start of Southwest Florida

Serves Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties to reduce infant deaths and increase healthy births in Southwest Florida. To support this organization, make a tax-deductible financial donation, volunteer or donate baby supplies.

Executive director: Cathy Timuta

Contact: (239) 425-6920

1921 Jefferson Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

healthystartswfl.com

 

Home Ownership Resource Center of Lee County

Dedicated to providing home ownership opportunities, home buyer education, budget and credit repair counseling, and foreclosure prevention and intervention for low-and moderate-income families. To support this organization, volunteer or donate anything of value.

Contact: (239) 768-2013

4040 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite C

Fort Myers, FL 33916

horcswfl.org



HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida

A community program offering opportunities for meaningful work, education and friendships for people with mental illness. To support this organization, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Debra Webb

Contact: (239) 267-1777

3602 Broadway

Fort Myers, FL 33901

hopeclubhouse.org

 

Hope Hospice

A community-based agency and program of Hope HealthCare Services, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or gift annuities.

Executive director: Samira K. Beckwith

Contact: (239) 482-4673

 9470 HealthPark Circle

Fort Myers, FL 33908

hopehospice.org


Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships

Creates public awareness of human trafficking helps community leaders form action groups and runs prevention programs for young girls. To support this organization, provide venues and support for ARTREACH programs, arrange awareness-building events or donate.

Executive director: Nola Theiss

Contact: (239) 395-2635

P.O. Box 1113

Sanibel, FL 33957

humantraffickingawareness.org

 

 



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Imaginarium Group

Works to support and assist in the development of educational programs and exhibits and raises funds for capital expansions as well as improvements in accordance with the mission of the Imaginarium Group. To support this organization, become a member or sponsor or attend its annual fundraising event.

Executive director: Matthew Johnson

Contact: (239) 321-7420

2000 Cranford Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

imaginariumfortmyers.com

 

 


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John Entwistle Foundation

Named for the late bassist of The Who, the foundation provides free music education, music rooms and instruments to kids in need through children’s hospitals. To support this organization, donate, hold a fundraiser or volunteer.

Executive director: Steve Luongo

Contact: (239) 482-6880

13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 56

Fort Myers, FL 33907

johnentwistle.org

 

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

In-school and after-school programs educating students in kindergarten through 12th grade on global economics through age-appropriate curricula focused on work readiness, economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career development. To support this organization, become a sponsor at the Collier or Lee Hall of Fame annual events, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Victoria Stephen

Contact: (239) 255-2590

9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 302

Fort Myers, FL 33912

jaswfl.org

 

Junior League of Fort Myers

An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. To support this organization, donate to fund community improvement projects, volunteer at the Taste of the Town event or publicize the organization and this event.

Contact: (239) 277-1197

12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 157

Fort Myers, FL 33907

jlfm.org

 

 

 


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The Laboratory Theater of Florida

Expands arts education and theatrical opportunities in Southwest Florida by providing a wide range of training and rich variety in its theater season that includes classical and new works and the annual Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival. To support this organization, sponsor a Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival show, advertise in the organization’s program or volunteer.

Executive director: Annette Trossbach

Contact: (239) 218-0481

8720 Chatham St.

Fort Myers, FL 33907

laboratorytheaterflorida.com

 

LARC

Promotes and provides opportunities for adults and their families in the community with developmental disabilities to achieve an independent, dignified and responsible lifestyle, as their capabilities allow. To support this organization, donate, join Friends of LARC or purchase customized wood products.

Executive director: Roger Bradley

Contact: (239) 334-6285

2570 Hanson St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

larcleecounty.org

 

Learning for Life

Enhances teacher capacity, increases student learning and prepares young people to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential through its support for schools and other youth-serving organizations. To support this organization, volunteer, join its board or chair a committee.

Executive director: Tina G. Pegler

Contact: (239) 218-9758

Southwest Florida Council

1801 Boy Scout Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33907

learningforlife.org



Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

Works to keep Lee County free from alcohol, drugs and tobacco through a combination of large-scale community prevention activities such as Drug House Odyssey, the Annual Red Ribbon Community Celebration and prevention activities throughout the year. To support this organization, support it on Facebook, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Deborah Comella

Contact: (239) 931-9317

P.O. Box 61688

Fort Myers, FL 33906

drugfreeswfl.org

 

Lee Memorial Health System Foundation

Serves as the fundraising arm of Lee Memorial Health System that supports The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Regional Cancer Center. To support this organization, donate cash, donate an auction item or attend events.

Executive director: Sharon A. MacDonald

Contact: (239) 343-6950

9800 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite 210

Fort Myers, FL 33908

leememorial.org/foundation

 

Lee Mental Health Center

Provides mental health advocacy to Southwest Florida regardless of ability to pay. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or support its inaugural Path to Wellness 5K Run/Walk event.

Executive director: David Winters

Contact: (239) 275-3222

2789 Ortiz Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33905

leementalhealth.org

 

Love INC of South Lee and North Collier Communities

Connect families with needs such as food, shelter and financial assistance to the church ministry, service agency or church volunteer best equipped to meet those needs. To support this organization, join in prayer, donate or participate in the annual golf benefit.

Executive director: Ronald L. Watford

Contact: (239) 405-8595

9148 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Suite 103

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

loveincswfl.org



Lutheran Services Florida

Provides youth and family counseling, foster care, adoption, child welfare services and a shelter for youth. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or become a SafePlace shelter provider.

Executive director: Thomas Desio

Contact: (239) 275-1126

3615 Central Ave., Suite 4

Fort Myers, FL 33901

lsfnet.org



Lymphedema Resources

Raises awareness of the potential for development of lymphedema, assures availability of the resources for treatment and eliminates barriers for those with lymphedema. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or participate in events.

Executive director: Claire Hauenstein

Contact: (239) 437-1606

P.O. Box 1115

Estero, FL 33928

lymphedemaresources.org

 




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MADD

Seeks to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. To support this organization, refer victims of DUI, volunteer or donate.

Contact: (239) 936-2902

1407-2 Del Prado Blvd.

Cape Coral, FL 33990

madd.org

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida

Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. To support this organization, sponsor an event or become a member of the Cornerstone Society or the Adopt-A-Wish program.

Executive director: Norm Wedderburn

Contact: (239) 992-9474

3635 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 4

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

sfla.wish.org

 

March of Dimes

A three-mile walk and a picnic in the park at the North Collier Regional Park to raise money toward preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. To support this organization, sponsor an event, start a team or attend an event.

Executive director: Cindy McCue

Contact: (239) 433-3463

6314 Corporate Court, Suite 140

Fort Myers, FL 33919

marchofdimes.com/florida

 

McGregor Clinic

A nonprofit medical clinic providing primary care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. To support this organization, volunteer or donate.

Executive director: Sharon Murphy

Contact: (239) 334-9555

2506 Second St., Suite 105

Fort Myers, FL 33901

mcgregorclinic.org



Muscular Dystrophy Association

Provides health care services to local families with muscular dystrophy and serves as the largest researcher for neuromuscular diseases including ALS. To support this organization, sponsor an event, create a team for its annual walk in October or donate.

Executive director: Marty Moorhead

Contact: (239) 437-6900

6225 Presidential Court, Suite 110

Fort Myers, FL 33919

joinmda.org

 

Music for Minors Foundation

Enriches the lives of deserving children in Southwest Florida by providing them with musical instruments. To support this organization, donate, fundraise or volunteer.

Executive director: Dorothy Friedenreich

Contact: (239) 947-1943

P. O. Box 1503

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

music4minors.org




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Nations Association Charities

Provides assistance and offers services that fill a gap in the community’s existing social services network to youth and adults in need to insure their day-to-day survival and to help them become self-sufficient. To support this organization, contribute funds, donate furniture and household items or volunteer.

Executive director: Dr. Israel Suárez

Contact: (239) 332-7575

4625 Palm Beach Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33905

nationsassociation.org




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PACE Center for Girls of Lee County

Provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. To support this organization, volunteer, donate funds or attend events.

Executive director: Alice Brunner

Contact: (239) 425-2366

3760 Schoolhouse Road W.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

pacecenter.org/lee

 

Partners for Breast Cancer Care

Saves lives and reduces suffering from breast cancer through improved early detection, education and access to health care for low-income, uninsured Lee County women and men. To support this organization, donate, fundraise or volunteer.

Executive director: Janet Darnell

Contact: (239) 454-8583

9470 Healthpark Circle

Fort Myers, FL 33908

pfbcc.org

 

The Passion Foundation

Raises funds to cover playgrounds with shade tents, which helps decrease sun exposure on children, and educates young people and other groups on the effects of the sun and early detection of skin cancer. To support this organization, donate, attend events or purchase hats.
Executive director: Tara Parla

Contact: (239) 898-9922

20582 Ardore Lane

Estero, FL 33928

passion-foundation.org

 

Providence Equestrian Foundation

Provides funding for educational, training, coaching, competition and travel needs of the community’s developing equestrians and horses in partnership with Providence Equestrian Center, as well as for the rescue and care of horses and farm and companion animals. To support this organization, sponsor a child or animal, donate supplies or volunteer.

Executive director: Heather Cassese

Contact: (239) 948-7669

P.O. Box 368437

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

providenceequestriancenter.com





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Rockin’ Christmas Fund

Raises money for special children-oriented needs and to endow scholarships. To support this organization, donate, attend events or serve on a committee.

Executive director: Vincent Wolanin

Contact: (239) 225-6100

1 Private Sky Way

Fort Myers, FL 33913

rockinchristmasfund.com

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida

Provides grants and scholarships to deserving individuals, as well as a home away from home for families while their children are being treated at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, through programs such as Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. To support this organization, volunteer, host an event or donate.

Executive director: Laura Ragain

Contact: (239) 437-0202

16100 Roserush Court

Fort Myers, FL 33908

rmhcswfl.org

 

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Seeks to improve the lives of those less fortunate and make the world a better place through the fulfillment of Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self.” To support this organization, take part in the Christmas tree sales, Rotary 5K run or Wheelchair Project.

Executive Director: James O’Leary

Contact: (239) 947-8900

P.O. Box 474

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

bonitaspringsrotary.org



The Rotary Club of Fort Myers

Southwest Florida’s oldest and largest service club, responsible for many area projects, raises and gives away more than $100,000 to area nonprofits. To support this organization, become a member, donate or support its events.

Executive director: Bob Sheehan

Contact: (239) 332-8158

2101 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

rotaryfortmyers.org




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The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties

Provides shelter and care services for those who are homeless, abused or disadvantaged in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. To support this organization, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Meg M. Geltner

Contact: (239) 278-1551

10291 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33919

salvationarmyleecounty.org

 

Sanibel-Captiva Cares

Raises money and awareness for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. To support this organization, donate, become a sponsor or attend an event.

Executive director: Amanda Cross

Contact: (239) 472-2002

1349 Bay Drive

Sanibel, FL 33957

leememorial.org

 


Sanibel Community Association

Serves to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in its historic Community House. To support this organization, become a member, sponsor or donate.

Executive director: Jill Kobe

Contact: (239) 472-2155

2173 Periwinkle Way

Sanibel, FL 33957

sanibelcommunityhouse.net

 

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Features authentic Sanibel buildings dating to 1898, filled with antiques, now with added audio and visual elements. To support this organization, visit, become a member or donate. 

Executive director: Alexander F. Werner

Contact: (239) 472-4648

950 Dunlop Road

Sanibel, FL 33957

sanibelmuseum.org

 

Shoes That Fit—Bonita Springs Chapter

Helps local elementary and middle school kids improve their self-esteem by providing them with new shoes and clothes so they may attend school in comfort. To support this organization, purchase new shoes or clothes for local school children, support a fundraiser or make a monetary donation.

Executive director: Roni Lomeli

Contact: (239) 949-2986

P.O. Box 1257

Estero, FL 33929

shoesthatfit.org



Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Presents the finest in the visual and performing arts within the historic former federal building in the downtown Fort Myers River District. To support this organization, become a member, purchase tickets or donate toward its capital campaign to complete the restoration of the upper floors of the facility.

Executive director: Jim Griffith

Contact: (239) 333-1933

2301 First St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

sbdac.com

 

Southwest Florida Addiction Services

Offers outpatient and residential programs in Lee and Hendry counties and provides detoxification services for adults, prevention programming and an employee assistance program for Southwest Florida businesses. To support this organization, volunteer with fundraising, donate or contribute in-kind services and household items.

Executive director: Kevin B. Lewis

Contact: (239) 332-6937

3763 Evans Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

swfas.org

 

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Improves the quality of life in the communities of Southwest Florida through the power of endowed funds and through philanthropic community leadership. To support this organization, establish an endowed fund, contribute to a current fund or volunteer.

Contact: (239) 274-5900

8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201

Fort Myers, FL 33919

floridacommunity.com

 

Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation

Supports the mission, programs and services of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, which helps people with disabilities and disadvantages. To support this organization, become an annual monetary supporter, consider a planned or major gift, or volunteer.

Executive director: Thomas Feurig

Contact: (239) 995-2106

4940 Bayline Drive

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

 

Southwest Florida Historical Society

Dedicated to the discovery and preservation of Southwest Florida history and to promoting appreciation of history. To support this organization, become a member, participate in society events or contribute to historical archives.

Executive director: Gerri Reaves

Contact: (239) 939-4044

P.O. Box 1381 

Fort Myers, FL 33902

leeculture.org/locations.php?pageaction=details&id=190

 

Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation

Fosters and promotes the educational mission of the Southwest Florida Museum of History for the education and benefit of the public. To support this organization, become a member or sponsor, or attend its annual fundraising event.

Executive director: Matthew Johnson

Contact: (239) 321-7430

2031 Jackson St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

swflmuseumofhistory.com


Southwest Florida Symphony

Performs 20 or more public concerts a season, including classical and pops, and runs the educational Youth Orchestra and Ensembles in the Schools programs. To support this organization, attend a event, sponsor a concert or donate.

Executive director: Frances Goldman

Contact: (239) 418-0996

12651 McGregor Blvd., Building 4-403

Fort Myers, FL 33919

swflso.org

 

Southwest Florida Food and Wine FestSouthwest Florida Wine and Food Fest

Two days of wine and food with chef vintner dinners held in host homes from Naples to Fort Myers followed by a grand tasting, featuring the cuisine of the area’s finest chefs along with wines from a wide variety of wineries and an auction the next afternoon. To support this organization, attend events, host a dinner or donate to the auction.

Executive director: Dr. Steve Machiz

Contact: (239) 225-2899

12881 Terabella Way

Fort Myers, FL 33912

swflwinefest.org

 

Special Equestrians

Provides a structured horseback riding program and equine assisted activities to persons with disabilities in Southwest Florida. To support this organization, volunteer, donate funds or donate services.

Executive director: Jan Fifer

Contact: (239) 226-1221

P.O. Box 61528

Fort Myers, FL 33906-1528

specialequestrians.net

 

Stay Alive ... Just Drive!

Alerts people to the dangers of distracted and unsafe driving through its nationally recognized traffic crash prevention, education and awareness programs. To support this organization, become a messenger, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Jay Anderson

Contact: (239) 340-8693

P.O. Box 62000

Fort Myers, FL 33906

sajd.org

 

St. Francis Xavier School

This inter-parochial Catholic elementary school serves children of the Lee County Catholic community through the eighth grade and strives to strengthen Catholic identity, preserve the Franciscan tradition, develop intellectual and creative potential, and respond to one’s needs through service. To support this organization, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Jan Ortenzo

Contact: (239) 334-7707

2055 Heitman St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

stfrancisfortmyers.org




Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Southwest Florida Affiliate

Fights to save lives, empowers people, ensures quality care for all and energizes science to find cures. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or sponsor.

Executive director: Miriam Ross

Contact: (239) 498-0016

26800 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 210

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

komenswfl.org

 




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Theatre Conspiracy

Live theater company in Fort Myers that specializes in new works. To support this organization, attend performances, donate or volunteer.

Executive director: Bill Taylor

Contact: (239) 936-3239

10091 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

theatreconspiracy.org



Turtle Time

Dedicated to the recovery of endangered sea turtles. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or be turtle-friendly on nesting beaches.

Executive director: Eve M. Haverfield

Contact: (239) 481-5566

P.O. Box 2621

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

turtletime.org





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Uncommon Friends Foundation

Provides a character education curriculum for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, business ethics education at the post-secondary and business levels, and historic preservation through care, display and hosted tours of the historic Burroughs Home. To support this organization, donate, volunteer or support foundation functions.

Executive director: Arlene Roth

Contact: (239) 337-9503

P.O. Box 811

Fort Myers, FL 33902

uncommonfriends.org

United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in the community through fundraising, fund distribution, community building, volunteer advancement and information and referral. To support this organization, donate directly to the United Way Campaign, organize a campaign or volunteer.

Executive director: Cliff Smith

Contact: (239) 433-2000

7273 Concourse Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

unitedwaylee.org

 




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Victim Services Coalition

Seeks to enhance the community’s response to crime. To support this organization, volunteer or donate.

Contact: (239) 849-2148

P.O. Box 1544

Fort Myers, FL 33902

victimservicescoalition.org

 

Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida

Provides blind and visually impaired persons with the tools, support, and opportunities necessary to achieve their desired level of independence. To support this organization, donate in-kind goods and services or make a monetary donation.

Executive director: Doug Fowler

Contact: (239) 997-7797

35 W. Mariana Ave.

North Fort Myers, FL 33903

vipcenter.org



Voices for Kids

Ensures that abused and neglected Southwest Florida children have financial assistance and a court-appointed guardian ad litem volunteer. To support this organization, volunteer, donate or support events.

Executive director: Cynthia Shafer

Contact: (239) 533-1435

207 W. First St., Suite 300

Fort Myers, FL 33901

voicesforkids.org

 

 

 

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Young Artists Awards

Provides a performing arts education, audition, performance and scholarship program for area students ages eight to 21 and conducts the “Art by Kids with Cancer” project at numerous venues throughout the community. To support this organization, become a sponsor, attend events or donate.

Executive director: Katherine Boren

Contact: (239) 574-9321

P.O. Box 152149

Cape Coral, FL 33915

youngartistsawards.org

 




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Zonta Club of Bonita Springs

Improves the circumstances of women, both locally and globally, raises grant money and performs companion service projects focusing on ensuring area women’s safety, education and health care. To support this organization, make a donation, attend a fundraiser or join.

Executive director: Patty Gift

Contact: (239) 434-5134

P.O. Box 366836

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

zontabonitasprings.org

Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva

A women’s service organization focusing on improving the lives of women locally and globally. To support this organization, attend events, donate or become a member.

Contact: (239) 395-1848

P.O. Box 1244

Sanibel, FL 33957

zontasancap.com

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