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Gulfshore Life 2012-2013 Social Calendar of Southwest Florida




Gulfshore Life 2012-2013 Social Calendar of Southwest FloridaSEP 2012

1 5K Run/Brain Power Walk and Kid’s Run at Lowdermilk Park to benefit Naples Pilot Foundation. $10 and up. Chair: Suzanne Lester. (239) 434-9786.

15 Annual Great River Duck Race at Sun Splash Family Waterpark to benefit Oma’s Heart. Chair: Audrey McFalls. (239) 989-6718.

15 BoneWish at Bonefish Grill, Fort Myers, to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. (239) 334-2797.

15 Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida.
(239) 432-2223.

22 5K Race at Estero Community Park to benefit Shoes That Fit—Bonita Springs Chapter. (239) 949-2986.

22 Celebrity Waiter Dinner at Harborside Event Center to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. $1,000 per table of eight. Chair: Linda McNabb. (239) 425-1017.

29 2012 Dodgeball Tournament at Volley Frog Florida Club to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida. (239) 334-0222.

29 Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit United Way of Collier County. Chair: Marla Ramsey.
(239) 261-7112.


 

OCT 2012

2 Model Students at Waterside Shops to benefit the Community School of Naples. (239) 597-7575, ext. 211.

4 Artful Giving Chair Auction to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. $50. Chairs: Sasha Storsberg, Pam Marino. (239) 454-8583.

5 Bachelor Auction at the Hilton Naples to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). (239) 643-4673.

6 Cabaret and Cabernet at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Young Artists Awards. (239) 574-9321.

7 Path to Wellness 5K Run/Walk at Lakes Regional Park to benefit Lee Mental Health Center. $20–25. Chair: Todd Cordisco. (239) 791-1575.

10 Fresh Market Wine Tasting at Fresh Market Bonita Springs to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (239) 591-2825.

12 Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. (239) 590-1074.

12 Mental Health Symposium at Broadway Palm Theatre to benefit HOPE Clubhouse. $50 and up. Chairs: Andrea Prather, Sandra Pavelka. (239) 267-1777.

13 25th Annual Golf Classic at Quail West to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. (239) 437-0202.

13 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Saint Ann School to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association —Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Chair: Kara McClatchy. (941) 365-8883.

15 Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic at Tommy Bahama to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. (239) 434-6697.

18 Seventh Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan at Harborside Event Center to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. (239) 332-7687.
18 Welcome Home Annual Dinner at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. $100. Chair: Brenda O’Connor. (239) 263-9363.

18-31 Haunted Walk on site to benefit Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. (239) 275-3435.

20 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Cambier Park to benefit the American Cancer Society. (239) 261-0337.

20 Alice in Wonderland Mystery for the Symphony at the Southwest Florida Museum of History to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $50. Chair: Carol Robinson. (239) 418-1500.

20 Sock Hop at Spring Run to benefit Our Mothers Home of Southwest Florida. (239) 267-4663.

20 Stiletto Sprint on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. (239) 434-6697.

21 Ride 4 Hope at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. (239) 482-4673.

22 Girls Night Out to benefit Shoes That Fit—Bonita Springs Chapter. (239) 949-2986.

26 C’mon Fall Festival Adult Oktoberfest Friday on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. (239) 514-0084.

27 NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Naples, to benefit NCH Healthcare Foundation. $500. Chair: Stacey Herring. (239) 436-4511.

27 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Centennial Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association —Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Chair: Kara McClatchy. (941) 365-8883.

27–28 Tween Dance Party and Family Fun Day on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. (239) 514-0084.

30 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. $250. Chair: John English. (239) 225-2590.

31 Halloween Spooktacular on Fifth Avenue South to benefit Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. (239) 692-8436.

Also in October:

25th Annual YMCA Golf Tournament at the Hideout Golf Club to benefit YMCA of the Palms. (239) 597-3148.

 

 

NOV 2012

1 Women Supporting Women at Naples Yacht Club to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). (239) 643-4673.

1–4 Naples International Film Festival at Silverspot Cinema and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $12.50–$159. (239) 775-3456.

2 Handbag Happy Hour to benefit Island Coast AIDS Network. $50–$75. Chair: Heather Chinouard. (239) 337-2391.

2 Red, White and Roulette at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. $100. Chairs: Dan Kozlowski, Jon Zoler. (239) 262-8135.

2–4 Red Snook Catch and Release Charity Tournament in Naples, Goodland and Everglades City to support the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. (239) 403-4200.

3 Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Community School of Naples. (239) 597-7575, ext. 211.

3 CCCR’s Early Learning Colloquium at Hodges University to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. (239) 643-3908.

3 Collier County Heart Walk at Cambier Park to benefit American Heart Association —Southwest Florida Division. (239) 495-4900.

4 Junior League’s Taste of the Town at Centennial Park. $5. (239) 277-1197.

4 Season Celebration at the Norris Center to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. $75. (239) 261-7529.

5 Eighth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at The Colony Golf and Bay Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. (239) 261-7529.

7 Carried Away with PACE Annual Luncheon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. $100. Chairs: Diana Willis, Heather Fitzenhagen. (239) 425-2366, ext. 25.

8 World Wine Tour at Bell Tower Shops to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. (239) 437-0202.

9 Annual Benefit Dinner at the Club at Pelican Bay to benefit Sunlight of Collier County. (239) 352-0251.

9 Dancing with the Stars for Literacy at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. $175. (239) 262-4448.

10 Elephant Fest at the Naples Zoo to benefit Alzheimer’s Support Network. $25. Chair: Clarke Pollard. (239) 262-8388.

10 Glass Slipper Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. $125. Chair: Maggie Petraits. (239) 233-2464.

10 Red Kettle Gala at Hilton Naples to benefit Salvation Army of Collier County. $75. Chair: Robert Van Winkle. (239) 775-9447.

10 S.U.N. Community Walk at Sugden Park to benefit Project Help. (239) 649-1404.
11 2012 Christmas Market at Parish Hall, Port Royal, to benefit Trinity-by-the-Cove Women. Chair: Sally Wier. (239) 262-6581.

11 Taste of the Arts on location to benefit Lee County Alliance for the Arts. $35. Chair: Lydia Black. (239) 939-2787.

12 2012 Charity Classic Pro-Am at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. (239) 430-9122.

12 Seventh Annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on site to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. $200 per person, $350 per VIP. Chair: Brigid Soldavini-Clapper. (239) 596-2988.

13 Celebrate the Arts at Bay Colony Club to benefit United Arts Council of Collier County. (239) 263-8242.

13 National Philanthropy Day to benefit the Association of Fundraising Professionals— Everglades Chapter. $50. Chairs: Karl Salathe, Deanna Fitzgerald. (239) 877-6261.

14 Gulfshore Life’s Men and Women of the Year Awards Reception at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. (239) 449-4154.

14 Voices for Choice Luncheon to benefit Planned Parenthood of Collier County. (239) 262-8923.

16 2012 Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. $550. Chairs: Don Gunther, Pete Negri. (239) 430-9122.

17 30th Anniversary of Sunshine Kids at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Sunshine Kids Foundation. $150. Chair: Christine H. Jones. (239) 404-9900.

17 Festival of Trees Gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit the Naples Philharmonic League. $175. Chair: Shelly Stayer. (239) 254-2777.

23 to Dec. 1 Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. $100 for gala. Chair: Carolyn Johnson. (239) 995-2106, ext. 2247.

24 The Starlight Auction at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Animal Refuge Center. $75. Chair: Betty Hughes. (239) 841-0810.

29 Champions for Learning Education Forum at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County. $50. Chairs: Linda Flewelling, Dick Munro. (239) 643-4755.

Also in November:

Breakfast with Santa at Applebees, Del Prado Blvd., to benefit Oma’s Heart. (239) 989-6718.


 

DEC 2012

1 The Celtic Snowball at a private club in Port Royal to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. Chair: Dawn Montecalvo. (239) 455-3044, ext. 225.

1 Comedy Caberet at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Friends of Foster Children. (239) 262-1808.

1 Golf Tournament to benefit AMIKids Big Cypress. $150. Chair: Sheila Harris-Schutz. (239) 434-8186.

1 LifeWalk at Jaycee Park, Cape Coral, to benefit Lifeline Family Center. (239) 242-7238.

1 Patrick Solis Charity Golf Classic at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Special Olympics Collier County. $500 per foursome. Chair: Sue Palmer. (239) 775-1991.

1 Tea at the Ritz at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. (239) 992-9474.

2-4 Art of the Olympians College of Life Premiere Olympian Golf Classic at The Colony Golf & Country Club to benefit Art of the Olympians. Chair: Bob Beamon. Packages $5,000 and up. (239) 332-5055.

3 The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. $500. Chair: Terri Fisher. (239) 825-4851.

4 Women’s Philanthropic Network Annual Luncheon and Report to the Community at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Community Foundation of Collier County. (239) 649-5000.

6 AMU Annual Founders Dinner at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to benefit Ave Maria University. $100. Chair: Antoinette Bosch. (239) 280-2574.

6 Annual Tea and Fashion Show at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Humane Society Naples. (239) 643-1880.

6 LCF Alumni Holiday Party at Bear’s Paw Country Club to benefit Leadership Collier Foundation. $40. Chair: Tricia Dorn. (239) 403-2903.

7 Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit the Naples Historical Society. $300, $500 per patron, $5,000 per table of eight. Chairs: Diane Koestner, Mary Smith. (239) 261-8164.

7 Christmas Shell Art Sale at Winn Dixie to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. (239) 963-4694.

7 Christmas Show at the Norris Center to benefit Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. (239) 213-0134.

7 Celebration of Friends at the Hilton Naples to benefit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Collier County. (239) 434-6726.

7–23 Holiday House at the Burroughs Home to benefit Uncommon Friends Foundation. (239) 337-9503.

8 Home for the Holiday at Coconut Point Ford to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. $75. Chair: Lee Meyers. (239) 332-0364, ext. 304.

8 Take Stock in Children 5K – Strides for Education at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. (239) 337-0433.

8 Young Executives Gulf Ball at Naples Beach Hotel to benefit David Lawrence Center and Foundation. (239) 354-1434.

12 Lights of Love at Longshore Lake Country Club to benefit Naples Pilot Foundation. (239) 289-8268.

14–23 Holiday Arbor Lights on site to benefit Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. (239) 275-3435.

21 Candlelight Vigil for Florida Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on site to benefit St. Matthew’s House. (239) 774-0500.

31 New Year’s Eve Crystal Ball and Concert at Harborside Event Center to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $125. Chair: Christine LaCroix. (239) 418-0996.

Also in December:

Slaw Dog Invitational at Cypress Lake Country Club to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. (239) 690-4653.

 

 

JAN 2013

11 Seventh Annual Wishmaker’s Ball at the Hilton Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. $225. Chair: Sandra Buxton. (239) 992-9474.

16 A Taste of Brasil at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Guadalupe Center. $500. Chairs: Alice Arena, Sue Dillon, Lynn Shoemaker. (239) 657-7711.

16
Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show at the Philharmonic Center of the Arts to benefit Saint Ann School Foundation. (239) 262-4110.

18 An Evening in Venice Masquerade Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit the David Lawrence Center and Foundation. $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron, $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10. Chair: Gwyn Sanford. (239) 304-3505.

19 Black and White Gala at the Hilton Marco Island to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts. Chairs: Dr. George and Mary Baron. (239) 394-4221.

19 Fashion Show at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASFI). (239) 417-3465.

19 Gala for Treasures at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. $400. Chair: Dr. John Watson. (239) 793-1986.

19 MDA Muscle Walk at Hammond Stadium to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chair: Becky Goodlet. (239) 437-6900.

19 Sneaker Ball at the Greater Naples YMCA to benefit YMCA of the Palms. $150. (239) 597-3148.

19 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Chairs: Sandy Robinson, Dr. Brian Schwartz. (239) 334-7007, ext. 132.

20 Concert in the Park at Cambier Park Bandshell to benefit the Naples Concert Band. Chair: James Castaldi. (239) 263-9521.

21 26th Annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Youth Haven. (239) 774-2904.

22 Roe on the Rocks to benefit Planned Parenthood of Collier County. (239) 262-8923.

23 Kitchen Tour at Port Royal homes and on site to benefit Naples Woman’s Club. $50 per tour, $85 per patron. Chair: Debra McInnis. (239) 262-2259.

25–27 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. $8,500 per couple; $20,000 for two couples attending same vintner dinner. Chairs: Terry and Bob Edwards. (239) 514-2239.

26 Naples Empty Bowls at Cambier Park to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. (239) 334-7007.

26 Run For the Paws at Naples Airport to benefit The Humane Society Naples. (239) 643-1880.

26 USO-inspired Gala to benefit Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. (239) 321-7430.

26–27 Naples Invitational Art Fest at Fleischmann Park to benefit Eden Autism Services. $5. Chair: Jill Spanbauer. (239) 992-4680, ext. 5014.

31 Incognito at Friends of Art 2013 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts’ Daniels Pavilion to benefit the Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. (800) 597-1900.

Also in January:

Barbara’s Friends Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon at Miromar Outlets to benefit Barbara’s Friends—The

Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Chair: Al Kinkle. (239) 437-0404.

Grand Parade of Light in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. Free for spectators, $10 for reservations, $50 for VIP. Chair: Mike Gill. (239) 334-2999.

Sunset Dinner Cruise to benefit Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. Chair: Nathalie Pyle. (239) 481-2100.

Wines Around the World to benefit The Naples Players. (239) 263-2673.


 

FEB 2013

2 Charity Chuckle at Naples Italian American Club to benefit Youth Haven. (239) 774-2904.

2 The Choice Affair at The Naples Beach Hotel to benefit Planned Parenthood of Collier County. $250–$400 per person, $1,500–$10,000 for sponsorships. Chair: Marla Weiss. (239) 262-8923, ext. 309.

2 Community Celebration to benefit Jewish Federation of Collier County. Chairs: Jacqui Aizenshtat, Beth Grossman. (239) 263-4205.

2–3 Fine Art Festival in downtown Fort Myers to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. Chair: Jeanne Seehaver. (239) 768-3602.

4–5, 10 Third on Canvas at Third Street South shopping district, Crayton Cove, Palm Cottage and the beach to benefit David Lawrence Center and Foundation. (239) 354-1434.

5 “Gentle”men Against Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Event: A Tailgate Party at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. (239) 775-3862.

5 It’s Paradise Because... at the Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Chair: Wanda Malone, Jeanine Bradford. (239) 472-8837.

7 An Evening with the Gruppes at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit Naples Art Association. (239) 262-6517.

7 Feathers and Friends Gala at Naples Beach Club to benefit Collier County Audubon Society. $150. Chair: PJ Marinelli. (239) 643-7822.

7 Men of Distinction Awards Celebration at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County. (239) 643-4755.

7 Second Annual Let’s Cure Cancer at The Country Club of Naples to benefit Cure Cancer. $250. Chair: Rose Murphy. (239) 593-3555.

9 19th Annual Storybook Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. $250; sponsorships available. Chair: Heidi Frederic. (239) 437-0202.
10 Girlfriends’ Shoe Party at a private home to benefit Laces of Love. (239) 591-1172.

11 Annual Luncheon at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit Shoes That Fit— Bonita Springs Chapter. $75. Chair: Shelby Rose. (262) 853-8222.

11–17 The ACE Group Classic Pro-Am Tournament at TwinEagles Golf Club to benefit The First Tee Naples/Collier. (239) 825-4851.

12 Celebration of Philanthropy at a private club in Port Royal to benefit Community Foundation of Collier County. (239) 649-5000.

12–14 Singing Valentines throughout Naples to benefit the Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. (239) 213-0134.

14 Have a Heart for Fun Time at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. $250. Chairs: Joanne Halstead, Connie Messner. (239) 261-8284.

15 Celebration of Reading at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. $250, sponsorships begin at $5,000. Chairs: Fred and Stephanie Pezeshkan, Thomas R. and Ann Grady; honorary chair: Gov. Jeb Bush. (239) 277-6295.

15 For the Love of Art at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. (239) 775-2800.

15 Twin Thoughts: One Message at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit The League Club. $250. Chair: Anne D. Thomas. (239) 353-3100.

16 10th Annual Block Party at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. $250. (239) 260-2080.

16 Goodland Boat Parade to benefit Avow Hospice. (239) 261-4404.

16 Hearts of Hope Garden Party at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. $225. (239) 489-9164.

16 Hearts of Love Gala at Spring Run Country Club to benefit Our Mothers Home of Southwest Florida. $125. Chair: Jim York. (239) 267-4663.

16 President’s Celebration 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Chair: John Fumagalli. (239) 590-1074.

16–17 “The Healing Power of Pets” Community Workshop to benefit The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. (239) 649-8040.

17 Miss Southwest Florida Pageant at Hodges University Naples campus to benefit Nonprofit Educational Venture. $15. Chair: Kimberley Ouimet. (248) 342-8112.

19 Chicago Extravaganza at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Naples Philharmonic League. (239) 254-2777.

21 Humanitarian of the Year at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club to benefit Hodges University. (239) 938-7826.

21 Wine, Women & Shoes at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). $150. Chair: Cindi Pisani. (239) 643-4673.

22 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. $350; $1,500 per patron. Chairs: Carol Dinardo, Sherri Abruzzese. (239) 775-3862, ext. 261.

22–23 SWFL Wine & Food Fest and Vintner Dinners at Miromar Lakes Beach Club and private homes to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. $1,000 per person for dinner, $500 per person for Grand Tasting. Chair: Dr. Steve Machiz. (239) 278-3900.

23 A Very Special Evening for Very Special People Gala at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to benefit Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. Chairs: Becky Stark, Marianne Frey. (239) 594-9007.

23 The Beach Ball to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. $250. Chair: Michele Thoman. (239) 263-8383, ext. 232.

23 Casino Night at Naples Italian American Foundation to benefit Golisano Children's Museum of Naples. $75. (239) 514-0881.

23 Poker Walk at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASFI). $20. Chair: Chuck Curry. (239) 417-3465.

23–24 Naples National Art Festival at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Art Association. (239) 262-6517.

24 Benefit Piano Recital at the salon of William Noll to benefit the Naples Music Club. $125. Chair: Jeannette Boucher. (239) 566-7080.

25 California Surf Annual Benefit Concert at BIG Arts’ Boler Garden to benefit BIG Arts. $125 and up. Chairs: Maddy Hanlon, Sherry Halleran. (239) 472-9700.

26 Little Black Dress on site to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. $300. Chair: Laurie Emfield. (239) 434-6697.

26 Reason to Hope at Hilton Naples to benefit Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at Naples Hilton. (239) 405-7008.

28 Stars in the Arts at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit United Arts Council of Collier County. Chairs: Janet and Bob Saltarelli, Joan and Joel Kessler. (239) 263-8242.

Also in February:

The Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. $350. Chair: Ron McEwan. (239) 343-6053.

Breast Cancer Luncheon to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. (239) 454-8583.

Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series on location to benefit Alliance for the Arts. (239) 939-2787.

Day of Discovery
in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. (239) 334-2999.

Fashion Show
to benefit Wishing Well Foundation. (239) 947-6315.

Junior Parade in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. (239) 334-2999.

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. (239) 343-6950.

Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. (239) 226-1221.

Winning Big for Babies at The Club at Grandezza to benefit Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. $85 per person, $150 per couple. Chair: Stephen Eller. (239) 425-6926.


 

MAR 2013

1 Annual Pet Lovers Gala at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit The Humane Society Naples. $350. Chair: Rufino Hernandez. (239) 643-1880, ext. 21.

1 Bucket List Bash at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit the American Cancer Society. $375. Chair: Brandie Dixon. (239) 261-0337, ext. 3857.

2 Circles of Care at Edison State College to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. (239) 278-1002.

2 Naples Craft Beer Fest at Bayfront to benefit Naples North Rotary Club Foundation. Chair: Jeffrey Clapper. (239) 398-3622.

2 Chocolate Extravaganza to benefit Project Help. $85. Chair: Di Koestner. (239) 649-1404.

2 Fly-in/Cruise-in Pancake Breakfast at Naples Airport to benefit Lorenzo Walker Education Foundation. $10. Chair: Barbara Ann Vickery. (239) 261-4913.

2 Hope Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $750 per couple. Chairs: Cheryl Rubinton, Jennifer Lange. (239) 591-2825.

2 Hope, Love and Faith Fifth Annual MS 5K Run/Walk at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation. $20. Chairs: Dr. Debbie Heil, Lisa Luthringer. (239) 595-7179.

2 Stay at Home and Read to benefit First Book—Collier County. Chairs: Nora Kolmer, Donna Eskra, Lois Bolin. (239) 598-9598.

3 Carnival of Music at Alliance of the Arts to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $15 for adults, $10 for children, $35 per family of four. Chair: Darlynda Arnold. (239) 574-5607.

3 Tamra & Friends Concert for Laces at Covenant Church to benefit Laces of Love. $25. Chair: Dusti Beaubien. (239) 390-9219.

3 Taste of Love 10 at The Design Studio by Raymond to benefit Special Equestrians. $100. Chair: Adele Smith. (305) 799-4651.

3–4 Artists’ Studio Tour to benefit the Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. $50–$65. Chairs: Carla Higdon, Millie Schott. (800) 597-1900.

4 Annual Gala at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. (239) 333-2100.

4 Lucas Cup Pro Am Golf Tournament at Mediterra Country Club to benefit JDRF. (239) 591-2825.

5 Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford. $150. Chair: Sam Galloway Jr. (239) 332-7687.

6 Dining for Philanthropy at local homes to benefit Naples Woman’s Club. (239) 262-6331.

7 Annual Fashion Show Luncheon and Silent Auction at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit Sunlight of Collier County. $65. Chair: Dolores Sire Sullivan. (239) 352-0251.

7 Magic Under the Mangroves at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. $550; patron packages, $3,500 and up. Chair: Jeannie Smith. (239) 403-4200.

7 Women of Achievement Benefit at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Greater Naples American Association of University Women Charitable Foundation. $85. Chair: Ellen Granger. (239) 430-0122.

8–9 Annual Spring Show at North Naples United Methodist Church to benefit the Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. $17–20. Chair: David McNicholas. (239) 331-4195.

8–9 Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park to benefit Music for Minors Foundation. $20. Chair: Don Rhynard. (239) 273-2250.

8–10, 15–17, 22–24 Designer Showcase to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $25. Chair: Sandra Magyar. (239) 471-2369.

9 Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Hope for Haiti. $300, sponsorships available. Chairs: Ketley Mathieu, Tiffany Kuehner, Elizabeth Davison. (239) 434-7183.

9 Race for the Cure at Coconut Point to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure— Southwest Florida Affiliate. $32. Chairs: Bob Mangene, Deborah Solomon. (239) 498-0016.

9 RPA Kings’ Celebration Gala at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Royal Palm Academy. $125. Chairs: Leda Cugini, Tom and Carol Lund. (239) 594-9888.

9 ZOObilee 2013 on site to benefit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. $250. Chair: Liz Mossman. (239) 262-5409, ext. 147.

11 10th Annual Young Artists Awards Gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Young Artists Awards. $45. Chair: Katherine Boren. (239) 574-9321.

13 Stay-at-Home Tea to benefit Immokalee Child Care Center. Chair: Beverley Vining. (239) 261-1774.

14–16 Fine Arts Craft Fair and Calusa Garden Club Annual Flower Show on site to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. (239) 394-4221.

14–16 Shell Show at the United Church of Marco Island to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. $2. Chair: Jae Kellogg. (239) 963-4694.

15 Fifth Annual Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. (239) 425-2366.

16 Batfish Bash on the Bay at Rookery Bay Learning Center. $175. Chair: David Gordley. (239) 417-6310.

16 The Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort to benefit the Catholic Charities of Collier County. $300. Chairs: Dr. Francisco and Ruth Smith. (239) 455-2655.

16 Walk for Wishes at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. (239) 992-9474.

18 60th Anniversary Celebration Diamond Jubilee at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club to benefit The Naples Players. $500. Chair: Delores R. Sorey. (239) 263-2673.

19 The Great Gatsby Dinner at a private club in Port Royal to benefit Opera Naples. $300–$500. Chairs: Roger and Paula Baker. (239) 430-3676.

19 Step Into Spring Fashion Show at the Forest Golf & Country Club to benefit the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. $45. Chair: Francis Verwilt. (239) 432-2223.

21 Benefit Dinner at McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers, to benefit Lifeline Family Center. $70 per person, $400 per table of eight. Chair: Jenna Steffel. (239) 242-7238.

23 11th Annual Walkathon at Cambier Park to benefit NAMI of Collier County. Chairs: Rosemary Pace, Nancy Schultz. (239) 434-6726.

23 Butterfly Ball at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Avow Hospice. $200. Chairs: Glenna and Bruce Hayhoe. (239) 649-3683.

23 A Musical Night with Nature at the Riverside Park to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. $20. Chair: Brenda Brooks. (239) 657-2253.

23 Spring for the Arts at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. $95. Chair: Steve Kutler. (239) 775-2800.

23 StarStruck 2013 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit American Red Cross—Florida’s Southern Gulf Region. $200. (239) 278-3401.

23–24 Seafood Festival at Veterans Park, Marco Island, to benefit Marco Island Sunrise Rotary. $6. Chair: Stan Niemczyk. (239) 777-1484.

26 Youth of the Year Celebration to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Chair: Tony Orr. (239) 325-1700.

27 Go Red for Women Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Division. (239) 495-4900.

28 Goddess Night to benefit the Naples Art Association. $95. Chair: Stacey Bulloch. (239) 262-6517.

28 Luminary of the Year at Harborside Convention Center to benefit Hodges University. (239) 513-1122.

30 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to benefit the Catholic Charities of Collier County. (239) 455-2655.

Also in March:

Bonita Bay Pro Am Tennis at Bonita Bay to benefit Barbara’s Friends—The Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. (239) 343-6950.

Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series on location to benefit Alliance for the Arts. (239) 939-2787.

Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Naples Lions Club. $100. Chair: Jack Arvold. (239) 949-2947.

Drug House Odyssey—A Lee County Prevention Event at Cape Christian Fellowship to benefit the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. Chair: Deborah Comella. (239) 931-9317.

Friends of Amigos Luncheon at Hilton Naples to benefit the Amigos Center. Chair: Leah H. McCann. (239) 297-9658.

Song and Sign to benefit Deaf Service Center. Chair: Lori Timson. (239) 461-0334.


 

APR 2013

2 Tulip Tuesday on site to benefit Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASFI). (239) 417-3465.

2 Women of Initiative Awards at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Community Foundation of Collier County. Chair: Lisa Merritt. (239) 649-5000, ext. 208.

4 Fourth International Fest—Wine and Food Pairing at The Promenade at Bonita Bay to benefit Bonita Springs Assistance Office. (239) 992-3034.

5 “Open Your Heart, Open Your Purse, Make a Difference” Eighth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit The Zonta Club Club of Naples. $85. Chairs: Yasmine Awad, Betty Kampfer. (239) 269-0501.

6 2013 Magnolia Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit NCH Healthcare Foundation. Chair: Maureen Lerner. (239) 436-4511.

6
CREW Wildflower Festival at CREW Cypress Dome Trails to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. Chair: Deb Hanson. (239) 657-2253.

6 Vagina Monologues at the Norris Center to benefit Project Help. (239) 649-1404.

7 BBQ, Bands and Brew at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. $10; children 12 and under free. Chair: Heidi Taulman. (239) 938-0056.

8 CHEF Gala at The Club at Mediterra to benefit Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida. $250. Chair: Jill Bachman. (239) 643-6222.

9 Celebration Dinner at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Guadalupe Center. (239) 657-7711.
9 Everglades Home Tour to benefit Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. $20. Chair: Marya Repko. (239) 695-2905.

11 Care Mobile Golf Classic at Quail West Golf Club to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. Chairs: Jim Johnson, Jack Randall. (239) 658-3113.

12 10th Annual Golf Outing at The Forest Golf & Country Club to benefit African Caribbean American Catholic Center (AFCAAM). $150. Chairs: David Keiser, Ted Duffy. (239) 461-0234.

12 Gulfshore Life’s White Party at The Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden. (239) 449-4154.

13 Boots and Boogie Bash at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Friends of Foster Children. $200. Chairs: Nannette Staropoli, Dr. Elizabeth Fox. (239) 262-1808.

13 Celebrate Bonita at Riverside Park to benefit Bonita Springs Assistance Office. Chair: Lora Taylor. (239) 949-6235.

13 Dine, Wine and Roar at the Naples Zoo to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. (239) 263-8383.

13 Night at the Museum on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. $250. (239) 260-1708.

13 Stay at Home Tea to benefit Immokalee Child Care Center. Chair: Beverley Vining. (239) 261-1774.

15 Golf Tournament at Quail West Golf and Country Club to benefit the Naples Philharmonic League. (239) 254-2777.

16 16th Annual Dean Lind Golfathon at Imperial Golf Club to benefit St. Matthew’s House. Chairs: Ron Pederson, Nevin Souers. (239) 774-0500.

19 Rockabye Collier at Waterside Shops to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. (239) 343-6950.

19–20 Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School to benefit the American Cancer Society. (239) 261-0337.

20 Fort Myers Walk to Cure Diabetes at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (239) 591-2825.

20–21 Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center Grand Reopening on site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. (239) 403-4200.

26–27 Spring Golf Classic and Gala to benefit Hodges University. (239) 513-1122.

27 Seventh Annual Golf Classic at TwinEagles to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. (239) 263-8383.

27 Healthy Kids Day at Greater Naples YMCA to benefit YMCA of the Palms. (239) 597-3148.

30 Golf Tournament to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. $100. Chair: Sondra Rice. (239) 961-1015.

Also in April:

Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series on location to benefit Alliance for the Arts. (239) 939-2787.

Fore the Kids to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida. Chair: Jake Stephens. (239) 334-0222.

Off-the-Wall Art Auction to benefit Montessori Academy of Naples. (239) 597-2255.

Passion for Desserts, Fashion and Beauty to benefit Wishing Well Foundation. Chair: Vicki Torbush. (239) 947-6315.

PGA Tournament of Charities at Pelican Preserve to benefit Southwest Florida Addiction Services. $150. Chair: Kelly Leonard. (239) 561-9911.

Scholarship Luncheon to benefit the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. (239) 434-5134.

Spring Benefit and Reverse Raffle on site to benefit Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. (239) 275-3435.

Spring Golf Tournament at Coral Oaks Golf Course to benefit For the Kids Foundation. $65–$75. Chair: Woody Woodward. (239) 541-0461.


 

MAY 2013

4 Derby Dash at Ridgway’s Bar & Grill to benefit Naples Junior Woman’s Club. Chair: Blair DeLongy. (407) 694-6675.

4 Savor the Flavor on site to benefit the Community School of Naples. (239) 597-7575, ext. 211.

4 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Division. Sponsorships available. Chairs: Sonya and Brian Sawyer. (239) 495-4900.

6 2013 Inter-Club Challenge at The Old Collier Golf Club at The Immokalee Foundation. (239) 430-9122.

6 Eighth Annual Golf Classic at Golf Club of the Everglades to benefit Royal Palm Academy. (239) 594-9888.

8 Grandezza Golf Classic at Grandezza to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. (239) 334-7007.

10 Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County. (239) 643-4755.

12 Gala Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit ArtsNaples World Festival. (239) 390-2788.

18 Seahawk Scramble at Hideout Golf Club to benefit the Community School of Naples. (239) 597-7575, ext. 211.

Also in May:

Goodwill Golf Classic to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. (239) 995-2106, ext. 2247.

Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament at Pelican Preserve to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. (239) 425-1017.


 

JUN 2013

6 Uncommon Evening at the Harborside Event Center to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. $60. Chair: Gray Davis. (239) 337-9503.

13 Home, Hope, Healing Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Youth Haven. $250 per person, $1,500 per patron. Chairs: Kim Collins, April Garrett. (239) 687-5155.

14 Annual Recitation and Auction to benefit Christian Classical Academy of Naples. Chair: John Brunner. (239) 249-2626.

Also in June:

Golf Tournament to benefit the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. (239) 434-5134.

 

 

AUG 2013

Golden Baby Shoe Awards to benefit Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. (239) 425-6920.

Love That Dress! at Embassy Suites, Estero-Fort Myers, to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. (239) 425-2366.

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