September 2, 2014
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Charity Listings 2013

Your guide to great causes along the Gulfshore.

 

It’s been seven years since Jeremy Cantrell has seen his children. After a bitter divorce in 2006, his ex-wife severed all contact between them. The split from his family drove Cantrell into a deep, downward spiral.

Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Cantrell, 43, had been a long-time Westinghouse employee and once owned a telecommunications company. But those careers slipped away when Cantrell turned to drugs for consolation.

“It got to the point where I was losing my mind as a result of it,” he says, later adding: “It just did a fantastic job at numbing pain.”

Cantrell found a job delivering pizzas, but when his car broke down, he was fired. Eventually, he began selling narcotics. Drugs were no longer just an antidote to his depression.

Cocaine became his life.

With homelessness looming, Cantrell fled to family in Naples for support. He found St. Matthew’s House.

A short stint in the organization’s shelter prompted the weighty choice to enter Justin’s Place, a residential recovery program for those with life-controlling issues (often substance abuse).

Justin’s Place is just one hope St. Matthew’s House, a Naples-based nonprofit, provides to those in need. Since its founding in 1987, St. Matthew’s has stretched considerably, offering a soup kitchen, food pantry and even a catering company.

“About 1,500 people are admitted to one of our programs each year, and we serve about another 12,000 through direct assistance,” says the Rev. Vann Ellison, St. Matthew’s president and CEO.

More than 7,000 people annually contribute almost half of the charity’s $6 million budget. By next year, Ellison says he aims for the organization to reach 70 percent self-sufficiency—a goal aided by notable expansion.

St. Matthew’s just opened its fifth thrift store. In the works are plans for an independent women’s house for Justin’s Place and a daytime diner, which will employ Justin’s Place participants.

“We’re going to roll out a capital campaign in the fall or next year that will allow us to build those facilities,” Ellison says.

His excitement has little to do with the bottom line.

“For me the greatest paycheck is really seeing a life change,” he says. “In this area, we don’t go anywhere where I don’t see somebody who’s been impacted by what we do.”

Cantrell shares the same zest for the charity he says healed him and taught him accountability.

“The impact may seem small, but if you take one person and help them become a productive member of this community again, it’s a ripple effect,” he says.

One year after his shelter stay, Cantrell is a Justin’s Place graduate—and sober. He wears a crisp suit and tie to his claims office job. Off the clock, he’s cooking for his roommates at the St. Matthew’s transitional apartments, attending church functions and testifying before incoming men at Justin’s Place.

But he isn’t quite finished. Soon, he starts surgical technician training. Long-term, he aspires to create his own organization like St. Matthew’s. Ultimately, he envisions a life back in Nashville, starting with a much-awaited reunion with his children.

“I’m at a point now where I’m simply just grateful for the time I got to spend with them,” Cantrell says. “If I never get to see them again, the time that I had has made my life.”

 

 

Collier County

A

ABLE ACADEMY

Helps differently “ABLE-d” children to reach their maximum potential through intensive therapy, education, family training and community outreach.

Executive director:

Dr. Colleen Cornwall

(239) 352-7600

5860 Golden Gate Parkway

Naples, FL 34116

theableacademy.org

 

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT NETWORK

Serves Collier County families dealing with Alzheimer’s or another dementia through guidance, education, support and special programs, without charge.

Executive director:

Clarke Pollard

(239) 262-8388

660 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 21

Naples, FL 34102

alzsupport.org

 

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION—NEAPOLITAN CHAPTER

Supports women throughout their careers by providing opportunities to hone leadership skills, access to unsurpassed professional development resources and national recognition in the country’s largest network of working women.

President:

Rachelle Youmans

(239) 593-3777

P.O. Box 10653

Naples, FL 34101

abwaneapolitan.org

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

Executive director:

Kathy Cleeland

(239) 261-0337

5020 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 108

Naples, FL 34103

cancer.org

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Provides programs and services to individuals and businesses in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades counties.

Executive director:

Heidi Ruster

(239) 596-6868

2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive

Naples, FL 34119

redcross.org/f l/naples

 

AMIKIDS BIG CYPRESS

Provides male juvenile offenders age 14 to 18 with schooling, mental health counseling and participation in community service projects through a residential rehabilitation program in Collier County.

Executive director:

Ron Boyce

(239) 695-1001

25959 Turner River Road

Ochopee, FL 34141

amikidsbigcypress.org

 

ANIMAL COMPASSION PROJECT

Operates a sanctuary for feral, special needs and unadoptable cats; promotes TNR; educates on proper animal care; and provides assistance with spaying and neutering, with emphasis in the Immokalee area.

Executive director:

Michele Antonia

(239) 825-4093

P.O. Box 11206

Naples, FL 34101

animalcompassionproject.org

 

ARCHANGEL FUND

Distributes the net proceeds of Fine Art of Living fundraising events held by Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church to Collier County charities that improve the lives of the underprivileged in the community.

(239) 262-0353

553 Galleon Drive

Naples, FL 34102

fineartoflivingnaples.com

 

ARTIS—NAPLES

Provides youth orchestra and chorus programs and performs 140 concerts annually in various genres, including orchestral and chamber music concerts as well as opera, ballet, educational and special event concerts. Also includes the Baker Museum, which houses a permanent collection and hosts touring art exhibitions.

Executive director:

Kathleen van Bergen

(239) 254-2709

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

artisnaples.org

 

ARTSNAPLES WORLD FESTIVAL

Celebrates cultural arts from around the globe—one region at a time.

Executive director:

Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III

(239) 390-2788

P.O. Box 771176

Naples, FL 34107

artsnaples.org

 

ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS—EVERGLADES CHAPTER

Promotes fundraising ethics, provides continuing education to fundraisers and raises awareness about community philanthropy through a National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration honoring an outstanding philanthropist, fundraiser, youth and philanthropic business.

Executive director:

Elizabeth Hinkle

(239) 877-6261

1460 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 103, PMB 219

Naples, FL 34105

afpeverglades.afpnet.org

 

AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW

Catholic law school dedicated to educating lawyers with the finest professional skills and offering a distinctive legal education characterized by the harmony of faith and reason.

President and dean:

Eugene R. Milhizer

(239) 687-5400

1025 Commons Circle

Naples, FL 34119

avemarialaw.edu

 

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY

Pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Catholic Church and offers one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available.

President:

Jim Towey

(239) 280-2500

5050 Ave Maria Blvd.

Ave Maria, FL 34142

avemaria.edu

 

AVOW

Specializes in hospice care, palliative medicine, grief and caregiver support, and community education related to these topics as Collier County’s original nonprofit hospice since 1983.

Executive director:

Karen Rollins

(239) 261-4404

1095 Whippoorwill Lane

Naples, FL 34105

avowcares.org

 

B

BABY BASICS OF COLLIER COUNTY

All-volunteer organization that provides and distributes diapers to 315 babies from hardworking, low-income families who do not receive any federal or state cash assistance.

Executive director:

Jean Ann Lynch

(617) 510-4468

8570 Danbury Blvd., Suite 202

Naples, FL 34120

babybasicscollier.org

 

THE BACH ENSEMBLE

Southwest Florida’s only Baroque ensemble, championing the music of J.S. Bach and composers inspired by his legacy through authentic, affordable performances, education and outreach to young community musicians.

President:

Carol Hedman

(239) 732-1055

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 96

Naples, FL 34119

thebachensemble.org

 

BAYSHORE CULTURAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

State-of-the-art center showcasing local visual and performing artists, thereby offering affordable and accessible educational, cultural and performance opportunities for the community.

President:

Chick Heithaus

(239) 775-2800

4069 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

bayshorecapa.org

 

BEACON OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Provides furniture, clothing, medical supplies and financial support to Haiti and other third-world countries.

Executive director:

Trista Sue Kragh

(239) 465-0409

P.O. Box 363

Naples, FL 34106

beaconofhopefoundation.org

 

BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT

Serves the uninsured and underinsured women and men of the community during breast cancer diagnosis and treatment solely through the efforts of volunteers, all of whom are breast cancer survivors.

President:

Joetta D. Abbazio

(239) 417-4600

4330 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34112

bbbcsi.org

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY

Strives to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens through the development of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Executive director:

Theresa J. Shaw

(239) 325-1725

7500 Davis Blvd.

Naples, FL 34104

bgccc.com

 

THE BRODY PROJECT FOR ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Enhances human health by providing animal- assisted therapy and promoting the healing power of the human-animal bond through community educational forums.

Executive director:

Karen Lasker

(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 low-income children, families and individuals fighting cancer, including food and gas cards and assistance with rent, utilities and other nonmedical bills.

Executive director:

Marianne R. St. Johns

(239) 643-4673

990 First Ave. S., Suite 200

Naples, FL 34102

cancernaples.com

 

CARE CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY

Adult day center that provides care to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.

Executive director:

Luanne Wahlstrom

(239) 353-1994

1800 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116

colliercareclub.org

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF COLLIER COUNTY

Seeks to serve and empower all in need regardless of race, nationality or creed by providing social services to individuals and families in the community since 1968.

Executive director:

Armando Galella

(239) 455-2655

2210 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116

catholiccharitiescc.org

 

CENTER FOR REDUCTION OF RELIGIOUS-BASED CONFLICT

Reduces religious-based conflict throughout the world by publicizing existing conflicts, their significance to all of us and their causes, as well as by providing realistic long-term solutions.

Executive director:

Terry O. Trowbridge

(239) 821-4850

649 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 201

Naples, FL 34102

center2000.org

 

CHARITY FOR CHANGE

Provides a 30-week, classroom-based School “Giver” Program that brings character education to life, helps improve student achievement and teaches students about charities and giving back.

Executive director:

Karen Conley

(239) 592-6787

194 Ridge Drive

Naples, FL 34108

charityforchange.org

 

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF COLLIER COUNTY

Aims to improve the lives of the abused and neglected children in Collier County through a safe, child-friendly environment, a cooperative multidisciplinary approach and a focus on the children’s needs.

Executive director:

Jacqueline Stephens

(239) 263-8383

1036 Sixth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102

caccollier.org

 

CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY OF NAPLES

All-volunteer group dedicated to helping children age 11 and younger through infant care, literacy and basic needs.

President:

Catherine Boltz

(239) 434-2060

P.O. Box 770179

Naples, FL 34107

christchildnaples.org

 

CHRISTMAS IN NAPLES

Nondenominational organization established to renovate the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, veterans, the disabled and families with children.

President:

Laurie Bellico

(239) 293-9389

1190 26th Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34103

christmasinnaples.com

 

CLASSIC CHAMBER CONCERTS

Provides world-class music at affordable prices and continues to focus on education and presenting renowned artists to its audiences.

Executive director:

Laura Derrer

(239) 434-8505

P.O. Box 7854

Naples, FL 34101

classicchamberconcerts.org

 

COALATION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS

Worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for achievements in the fields of corporate social responsibility, community organizing, sustainable food and combating of modern-day slavery.

Executive director:

Lucas Benitez

(239) 657-8311

110 S. Second St.

Immokalee, FL 34142

ciw-online.org

 

COLLIER ANIMAL RESCUE

Helps rescue and rehab domestic animals from being euthanized at kill shelters.

Executive director:

Jennifer Stampfli

(239) 571-0473

P.O. Box 10073

Naples, FL 34101

collieranimalrescue.org

 

COLLIER CHILD CARE RESOURCES

Operates the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center and two A Step Up programs, for children of teen parents who wish to complete high school, and offers early learning resources.

Executive director:

Niccole Howard

(239) 643-3908

2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 303

Naples, FL 34103

collierchildcare.org

 

COLLIER COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES

Offers adoptions, low-cost vaccinations and pet-related education as Collier County’s only open-admissions animal shelter.

Executive director:

Amanda Townsend

(239) 252-7387

7610 Davis Blvd.

Naples, FL 34104

collierpets.com

 

COLLIER COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY/ CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY

Promotes an understanding of and interest in wildlife and the natural environment that supports it, and furthers the cause of conservation of all natural resources.

(239) 643-7822

1020 Eighth Ave. S., Suite 2

Naples, FL 34102

collieraudubon.org

 

COLLIER HARVEST

Helps to feed the hungry in Collier County through fundraising and food drives at churches, schools and clubs.

Executive director:

Connie Preu

(239) 455-3663

4451 Mercantile Ave.

Naples, FL 34104

collierharvest.org

 

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY

Provides donors with philanthropic knowledge and financial stewardship to strengthen the community—forever.

Executive director:

Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 549-5000

2400 Tamiami Trail N.

Naples, FL 34103

cfcollier.org

 

COMMUNITY PREGNANCY CLINICS

Presents other options to abortion while providing care and compassion for women.

Executive director:

Gary Ingold

(239) 262-6381

940 Fifth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102

community4life.com

 

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF NAPLES

Independent, college-preparatory school providing qualified students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, regardless of race or ethnicity, with a curriculum rich in academics and a variety of athletic, club and service opportunities.

Head of school:

David Watson

(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, science and wildlife rehabilitation.

COO:

Rob Moher

(239) 262-0304

1450 Merrihue Drive

Naples, FL 34102

conservancy.org

 

CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF SWFL (CHEF)

Provides scholarships to students from Lee and Collier counties enrolled in university culinary and hospitality programs and provides assistance to local high school culinary programs.

Executive director:

Judith Hushon

(239) 643-6222

81 Seagate Drive, Suite 1501

Naples, FL 34103

chefswf l.org

 

CURE CANCER

Benefits cancer research efforts led by Dr. Daniel Haber at Massachusetts General Hospital to further application of the circulating tumor cell chip technology to diagnose and treat various cancers.

Executive director:

Rose Murphy

(239) 593-3555

1749 Winding Oaks Way

Naples, FL 34109

massgeneral.org/curecancerdinner

 

D

DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER AND FOUNDATION

Provides behavioral health solutions, dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for children and adults through inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based prevention and treatment services.

Executive director:

David Schimmel

(239) 455-8500

6075 Bathey Lane

Naples, FL 34116

davidlawrencecenter.org

 

E

EARLY LITERACY AND LEARNING MODEL (ELLM)

Prepares at-risk pre-kindergarten children for reading by promoting literacy and language development through ELLM and WOW (Wings on Words) curriculum, using a coaching model to assist weekly in project classrooms.

Executive director:

Deborah Shaver

(239) 377-0578

616 S. Fifth St.

Immokalee, FL 34142

swfleducation.com

 

EASTER SEALS FLORIDA

Provides behaviorally based services for individuals with autism and related disabilities through Lily Academy Naples; Lily Academy Fort Myers; adult residential and day training programs; and clinic therapy and training.

Executive director:

Debra Lynne

(239) 992-4680

2801 County Barn Road

Naples, FL 34112

fl.easterseals.com/southwestflorida

 

THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION—CHAMPIONS FOR LEARNING

Brings the community together to invest ininnovative practices that enrich the environment for student learning.

Executive director:

Susan McManus

(239) 643-4755

3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150

Naples, FL 34104

championsforlearning.org

 

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

Seeks to preserve and protect America’s Everglades, the source of drinking water for one in three Floridians.

Executive director:

Eric Eikenberg

(305) 251-0001

18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

evergladesfoundation.org

 

EVERGLADES SOCIETY FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Strives to preserve all historic sites, structures, documents, artifacts and memories within the Everglades area.

Executive director:

Marya Repko

(239) 695-2905

P.O. Box 46

Everglades City, FL 34139

evergladeshistorical.org

 

F

FERAL FELINES

Cares for stray cats with a neuter, spay and release program and nightly feeding follow-up.

Executive director:

Barbara Lewinski

(239) 695-3167

P.O. Box 564

Chokoloskee, FL 34138

 

FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID)

Represents the interests of both property owners and businesses in growing and sustaining a healthy, vibrant Fifth Avenue South district.

Executive director:

Lise Sundrla

(239) 692-8436

649 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

fifthavenuesouth.com

 

FIRST BOOK—COLLIER COUNTY

Addresses one of the most important factors affecting literacy—access to books—by providing a steady stream of new books to children of low-income families to read, take home and share.

Board chair:

Joanne Wyss

(239) 263-6687

1100 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 201

Naples, FL 34102

firstbookcolliercounty.org

 

THE FIRST TEE OF NAPLES/COLLIER

Impacts the lives of young people by providing positive educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy life choices through the game of golf. Manages The First Tee of Lee County.

Executive director:

Cindy Darland

(239) 825-4851

1370 Creekside Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

thefirstteenaplescollier.org

 

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS

All-volunteer, no-kill rescue group dedicated to saving abandoned cats and kittens in the community through generous donations from the public. Showcases at the Marco Island Farmers Market November through April.

Executive director:

Jan Rich

(239) 642-8674

P.O. Box 1777

Marco Island, FL 34146

fortheloveofcatsf l.com

 

FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

Promotes an enhanced quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities through community awareness; family support; housing options; and educational, social and recreational activities.

Executive director:

David Glenn

(239) 594-9007

5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 206

Naples, FL 34110

fddswf l.org

 

FOUNDATION FOR THE IMMOKALEE CHILD CARE CENTER

Provides financial assistance for capital repairs, tuition assistance and an endowment fund for the Immokalee Child Care Center.

(239) 261-1774

3775 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite B

Naples, FL 34105

 

FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY

Provides support and leadership to programs that address access to health care, promote health education and serve the community’s public health needs.

Executive director:

April Donahue

(239) 435-7727

1148 Goodlette-Frank Road N.

Naples, FL 34102

ccmsonline.org/foundation

 

THE FOUNDERS FUND

Provides more than $200,000 annually in renewable four-year scholarships to 25 to 27 academically talented but economically disadvantaged Collier County students who are seeking post-secondary education.

Executive director:

Sue Davenport

(239) 593-0124

707 Gulf Park Drive

Naples, FL 34108

thefoundersfundinc.org

 

FRESH START FUND FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Supports women and children getting away from abusive relationships by providing grants for safe housing, transportation and educational training since 1996.

(239) 649-5000

2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 300

Naples, FL 34103

freshstartfund.org

 

FRIENDS OF FAKAHATCHEE

Provides financial and volunteer support to preserve the unique ecology and cultural heritage of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and to educate the public about its importance.

Executive director:

Francine Stevens

(239) 695-4593

P.O. Box 35

Everglades City, FL 34139

orchidswamp.org

 

FRIENDS OF FOSTER CHILDREN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida with the social, educational and financial support the state does not.

Executive director:

Jane Billings

(239) 262-1808

2640 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 112

Naples, FL 34105

friendsoffosterchildren.net

 

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.

Executive director:

Craig Seibert

(239) 417-6310

300 Tower Road

Naples, FL 34113

rookerybay.org

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OF COLLIER COUNTY

Has supported the creation, expansion and enhancement of library services in Collier County for more than 55 years.

Executive director:

Patricia Sherry

(239) 262-8135

650 Central Ave.

Naples, FL 34102

collier-friends.org

 

FUN TIME EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMY

Provides safe, quality, affordable education and care for children of low-income working families and prepares the children for kindergarten so they are ready to read and learn.

Executive director:

Franny Kain

(239) 261-8284

102 12th St. N.

Naples, FL 34102

funtimeacademy.org

 

G

GARDEN OF HOPE AND COURAGE

Provides a place of peaceful reflection and spiritual restoration for patients and their families in a beautiful setting of solace and intimacy at the NCH Healthcare System downtown campus.

Executive director:

Amy Lane

(239) 434-6697

1177 Third St. S.

Naples, FL 34102

gardenofhopeandcourage.org

 

GENE DOYLE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Honors the memory and adventurous spirit of Robert Eugene “Gene” Doyle III (1976-1996) by sending deserving local students on their own adventures of a lifetime.

Executive director:

Robin Doyle

(239) 213-8810

P.O. Box 7225

Naples, FL 34101

genedoyle.org

 

GEORGE DE MARCO FOUNDATION

Donates money in memory of George DeMarco to children’s programs in CollierCounty, including ABLE Academy and the three local high school construction academies.

Executive director:

Carla De Marco Belanger

(239) 643-4077

3527 Domestic Ave.

Naples, FL 34110

 

GOLISANO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NAPLES (C’MON)

Collier County’s first learning environment devoted exclusively to child’s play, the serious business of discovery that helps children attain hallmark milestones on the journey into adulthood.

Managing director:

Karysia Demarest

(239) 514-0084

15080 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109

cmon.org

 

GRACE CENTER FOUNDATION

Supports the Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, Grace Center—founded by Naples native Marcie Erickson—which serves the poor through day care, sponsorship, a feeding program, a medical clinic and many other programs.

Executive director:

Marcie Erickson

(239) 597-3941

431 Lagoon Ave.

Naples, FL 34108

gracecenterfoundation.org

 

GRACE PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Faith-based neighborhood center that strives to break the cycle of poverty by teaching literacy, language and life skills to children and families in Golden Gate City.

Executive director:

Rev. Stephanie Munz Campbell

(239) 455-2707

P.O. Box 990531

Naples, FL 34116

graceplacenaples.org

 

GREATER MARCO FAMILY YMCA

Inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Executive director:

Lucinda Love

(239) 394-9622

101 Sand Hill St.

Marco Island, FL 34145

marcoislandymca.org

 

GREATER NAPLES AAUW CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Through the American Association of University Women, sponsors scholarships for mature women and an annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conference for fifth-grade girls.

President:

Ellen P. Granger

(239) 430-0122

60 Seagate Drive, Suite PH105

Naples, FL 34103

aauwgnb.org

 

GREATER NAPLES YMCA

Strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive regardless of their age, income or background.

Executive director:

Paul J. Thein

(239) 597-3148

5450 YMCA Road

Naples, FL 34109

greaternaplesymca.org

 

GUADALUPE CENTER

Strives to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social, and other support programs and resources for the children and families of Immokalee.

Executive director:

Barbara Oppenheim

(239) 657-7711

509 Hope Circle

Immokalee, FL 34142

guadalupecenter.org

 

GULF COAST BIG BAND

Hosts free monthly Concerts in the Park at the Cambier Park Bandshell September through April, performing big band and jazz music in the Naples area for more than 20 years.

Executive director:

Tim Hains

(239) 877-6090

6953 Burnt Sienna Circle

Naples, FL 34109

 

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE

Contributes to Naples’ arts and culture scene through educational opportunities and affordable, high-quality professional theatre, including plays ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres.

Executive director:

Kristen Coury

(239) 261-7529

755 Eighth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

gulfshoreplayhouse.org

 

H

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF COLLIER COUNTY

Envisions a world in which everyone has a decent place to live, working in partnership with hardworking families in need to provide homeownership opportunities.

Executive director:

Dr. Sam Durso

(239) 775-0036

11145 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34113

habitatcollier.org

 

HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Distributes more than 16 million pounds of food valued at nearly $26 million to 150 agencies in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, serving more than 30,000 people monthly.

Executive director:

Al Brislain

(239) 334-7007

2221 Corporation Blvd.

Naples, FL 34109

harrychapinfoodbank.org

 

HEALTHCARE NETWORK OF SWFL RONALD MCDONALD CARE MOBILE

Pediatric mobile office providing primary dental and health care services to more than 15,000 underserved Collier County children.

Executive director:

Louis Traina

(239) 658-3113

3520 Kraft Road, Suite 100

Naples, FL 34105

healthcareswf l.org

 

HEIL LUTHRINGER FOUNDATION FOR MS

Provides multiple sclerosis education to afflicted individuals and their families, adult survivors of MS, caregivers and health care professionals, and awards scholarships to students whose parents have MS.

Executive director:

Dr. Debbie Heil

(239) 592-7020

6582 Trail Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

empowermenteducation.org

 

HELPS OUTREACH

Christ-centered charity that distributes food, clothing, furniture and house ware at no charge and provides a referral service to struggling families in Collier County.

Executive director:

Angela Valentini

(239) 593-3226

2025 J&C Blvd.

Naples, FL 34109

helpsoutreachinc.org

 

HODGES UNIVERSITY

Offers degrees and other programs that enhance the ability of students to achieve personal and professional objectives.

Executive director:

Dr. Jeanette Brock

(239) 513-1122

2655 Northbrooke Drive

Naples, FL 34119

hodges.edu

 

HOPE FOR HAITI

Improves the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition and health care, working to connect, heal and empower for more than 20 years.

President:

Tiffany Kuehner

(239) 434-7183

1021 Fifth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102

hopeforhaiti.com

 

HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES

No-kill adoption center and humane animal clinic that provides animals with shelter in times of need, locates lifelong homes and promotes responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.

Executive director:

Michael Simonik

(239) 643-1880

370 Airport-Pulling Road N.

Naples, FL 34104

hsnaples.org

 

HUNGER & HOMELESS COALITION OF COLLIER COUNTY

Facilitates solutions to prevent and end hunger and homelessness by coordinating services in Collier County.

Executive director:

Debra Mahr

(239) 263-9363

5251 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite E

Naples, FL 34116

collierhomelesscoalition.org

 

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IMMOKALEE CHILD CARE CENTER

Provides subsidized child care; accredited early education programs; and breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for 110 children age 1 month to 5 years.

Executive director:

Valarie Bostic

(239) 657-4130

415 Colorado Ave.

Immokalee, FL 34142

immokaleechildcarecenter.org

 

THE IMMOKALEE FOUNDATION

Builds pathways to success for the children in Immokalee through college and post-secondary training, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences, life skills development and economic independence.

Executive director:

Liz Allbritten

(239) 430-9122

3960 Radio Road, Suite 207

Naples, FL 34104

immokaleefoundation.org

 

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF COLLIER COUNTY

Offers fundraising, cultural, educational, social and community service programs for the local Jewish population.

Executive director:

David Willens

(239) 263-4205

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 2201

Naples, FL 34109

jewishnaples.org

 

JJ ESOTERIC FOUNDATION

Strives to enhance the wellbeing of humanity through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing by providing opportunities for discussion and education and by supporting the arts, medical and educational communities.

Executive director:

Bernadette Bloom

(239) 289-3744

2671 53rd Terrace SW

Naples, FL 34116

theesotericbloom.com

 

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION (JDRF)

The largest charitable supporter of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research strives to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by better treating, preventing and ultimately curing T1D.

Executive director:

Carl Marks

(239) 591-2825

5625 Strand Blvd., Suite 504

Naples, FL 34110

floridasuncoast.jdrf.org

 

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KNEADS: A FRESH VISION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

Helps adolescents and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities through ongoing, autism-friendly enrichment programs and mentoring on opportunities to develop their talents through the arts and healthy, active lifestyles.

Executive director:

Edith A. Pagoni

(239) 961-8500

7818 Ashton Road

Naples, FL 34113

kneads.org

 

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LACES OF LOVE

Provides new shoes for needy kids in Collier and Lee counties.

(239) 293-1215

1976 Bethany Place

Naples, FL 34109

lacesoflove.org

 

LATCHKEY LEAGUE

Helps support the Salvation Army Youth Center in East Naples by providing educational, cultural and recreational services to thousands of children in the area.

Executive director:

Myra Janco Daniels

(239) 775-9447

P.O. Box 413005, No. 221

Naples, FL 34101

salvationarmynaples.org

 

THE LEAGUE CLUB

Women Junior League members working to strengthen communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy.

President:

Christine Kruman

(239) 353-3100

5051 Castello Drive, Suite 240

Naples, FL 34103

theleagueclub.org

 

LIGHTHOUSE OF COLLIER

Provides programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers.

Executive director:

Kathleen Peck

(239) 430-3934

2685 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 211

Naples, FL 34104

lighthouseofcollier.org

 

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF COLLIER COUNTY

Enhances the lives of students and their families by improving their literacy skills.

Executive director:

Elaine Mayrides

(239) 262-4448

8833 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34113

collierliteracy.org

 

LORENZO WALKER EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Supports the programs, activities and organizations of the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Lorenzo Walker Technical

High School by providing scholarship funds for adult and high school students.

Executive director:

Curt C. Edwards

(239) 377-0900

P.O. Box 1587

Naples, FL 34106

lwit.edu

 

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MARCO ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Exhibition and educational cultural space that promotes the arts through visual arts and clay classes, lectures through the FGCU

Renaissance Academy, outreach to schools and partnerships with arts organizations.

President:

Rosemary Wick

(239) 394-4221

1010 Winterberry Drive

Marco Island, FL 34145

marcoislandart.org

 

MARCO ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Supports the Marco Island Historical Museum with funding for traveling and permanent exhibits, presentations and numerous other endeavors assuring the mission of preserving the island’s rich heritage and legacy.

Manager:

Lori Wagor

(239) 389-6447

180 S. Heathwood Drive

Marco Island, FL 34145

themihs.com

 

MARCO ISLAND SHELL CLUB

Promotes study, conservation, science, history and appreciation of seashells and mollusks; encourages shell-related interests like collecting, crafting and art; and provides funds to educational institutions whose students further these goals.

Executive director:

Marsha Prunetti

(239) 963-4694

P.O. Box 633

Marco Island, FL 34146

marcoshellclub.com

 

MARCO ISLAND SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB

Practices “service above self ” by fundraising for local charities, hunger projects, scholarships and more.

Executive director:

Stan Niemczyk

(239) 404-6055

180 Channel Drive

Marco Island, FL 34145

marcosunriserotary.com

 

MIRACLES IN ACTION

Helps Guatemalans in extreme poverty to help themselves through educational, vocational and other sustainable projects, and supports the Mayan cottage industry by selling artisans’ fair-trade handicrafts at local farmers markets.

Executive director:

Penny Rambacher

(239) 348-0815

241 Countryside Drive

Naples, FL 34104

miraclesinaction.org

 

MISS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Offers a Teen Division, ages 13 to 16, and Miss Division, ages 17 to 24, as the preliminary to Miss America, the largest provider of scholarships to young women worldwide.

Executive director:

Kimberley Ouimet

(239) 304-9658

1065 Borghese Lane, Suite 1004

Naples, FL 34114

misssouthwestf lorida.org

 

MOTHER FRANCES DE SALES AUXILIARY TO THE HOMELESS

Raises funds for the homeless in Naples and assists young girls in becoming dignified young women of service.

Executive director:

Rebecca D. Foxhoven

(239) 434-0102

2540 Half Moon Walk

Naples, FL 34102

motherfrancesdesalesaux.com

 

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NAPLES ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN

Connects the community through information, referral and programming with the resources that meet the education, health and welfare needs of the children and families in Collier County.

Executive director:

Myra Shapiro

(239) 649-5260

660 Ninth St. N., Suite 35D

Naples, FL 34103

napleschild.org

 

NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION

Promotes and advances education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts, serving artists along their creative journeys and inspiring all who visit to live and think artistically since 1954.

Executive director:

Aimee Schlehr

(239) 262-6517

585 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102

naplesart.org

 

NAPLES ASIAN PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Provides leadership in connecting Asian professionals and the community for economic, social and intellectual enrichment and supports charitable and educational causes in the Southwest Florida community.

President:

Colin Feng

(239) 770-1501

P.O. Box 413005, PMB 4

Naples, FL 34101

naplesasianprofessionals.org

 

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN

Combines 170 acres of gorgeous tropical gardens and pristine natural areas with innovative programs for people of all ages and abilities.

Executive director:

Brian Holley

(239) 643-7275

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

naplesgarden.org

 

NAPLES CHILDREN & EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Supports charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.

Executive director:

Maria Jimenez-Lara

(239) 514-2239

6200 Shirley St., Suite 206

Naples, FL 34109

napleswinefestival.com

 

NAPLES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

The National Blue Ribbon School partners with Christian parents to develop students with hearts impassioned to love God, minds disciplined to think biblically and hands prepared to serve.

Executive director:

Trusha Barner

(239) 455-1080

3161 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116

napleschristian.net

 

NAPLES CONCERT BAND

Entertains the community October through April with free, monthly old-fashioned concerts at the Cambier Park Bandshell.

Donations help defray operating expenses and benefit student members through a scholarship fund.

Board of directors president:

Ev Hughes

(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 equine-related programs.

Executive director:

Kim Minarich

(239) 596-2988

206 Ridge Drive

Naples, FL 34108

naplesequestrianchallenge.org

 

NAPLES GARDEN CLUB

Fosters appreciation of horticulture, design and the environment by providing opportunities for learning and sharing.

Executive director:

Linda LaRue-Brown

(239) 262-1272

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

naplesgardenclub.org

 

NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Preserves Naples’ history and heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy.

Executive director:

Elaine L. Reed

(239) 261-8164

P.O. Box 201

Naples, FL 34106

napleshistoricalsociety.org

 

NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Celebrates independent film and filmmakers in an intimate festival setting that enhances the cultural and artistic life of the Naples community.

Executive director:

Shannon Franklin

(239) 775-3456

2338 Immokalee Road, Suite 110

Naples, FL 34110

naplesfilmfest.com

 

NAPLES JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB

Promotes the empowerment of people and access to education and strives to enhance the lives of others through volunteer service.

Executive director:

Marguerite Steege

(239) 572-2079

570 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102

naplesjuniors.com

 

NAPLES MUSIC CLUB

Hosts an annual music competition with awarded scholarships; enables financially needy students to benefit from a musical education; provides performance opportunities for its members; and sponsors concerts and educational activities.

Executive director:

Myra Williams

(239) 262-5093

P.O. Box 112383

Naples, FL 34108

naplesmusicclub.org

 

NAPLES NORTH ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION

Provides time and talents to the local community through a variety of service projects and scholarships.

Executive director:

Jeff Clapper

(239) 398-3622

P.O. Box 1307

Naples, FL 34106

naplesnorthrotary.com

 

NAPLES ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS

Volunteer-based organization bringing classical and popular music to audiences in Collier and Lee counties to enrich the cultural experience of local communities.

President:

Anne Wilson

(908) 415-1655

P.O Box 9542

Naples, FL 34101

naplesorchestraandchorus.org

 

NAPLES PILOT FOUNDATION

Provides service projects by way of Pilot International, a worldwide volunteer organization that promotes community awareness of brain disorders and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.

Executive director:

Suzanne Lester

(239) 289-8268

P.O. Box 8674

Naples, FL 34101

pilotinternational.org

 

THE NAPLES PLAYERS

Creates and performs affordable high-quality amateur theater, encourages participation in and appreciation of theater, and provides educational and enrichment opportunities and outreach programs for residents and visitors.

Executive director:

Jim Rideoutte

(239) 434-7340

701 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

naplesplayers.org

 

NAPLES WOMAN’S CLUB

Supports the community through philanthropic activities and volunteer service and raises awareness of ongoing community needs, continuing an 81-year tradition of helping people of all ages through various programs.

President:

Lee Kraus

(239) 262-6331

570 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102

napleswomansclub.org

 

NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS

Nationally accredited zoo offering a full day of activities, featuring a path winding nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants.

President:

Jack Mulvena

(239) 262-5409

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road

Naples, FL 34102

napleszoo.org

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

Improves the quality of life of the one in four individuals in the community affected by serious and persistent mental illness, and their families, through support, education and advocacy.

Executive director:

Kathryn Leib Hunter

(239) 260-7300

6216 Trail Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108

namicollier.org

 

NCH HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Provides more than $30 million in charity care each year as the largest nonprofit, community- based health care provider of in-patient services in Collier County.

Executive director:

Jim Martin

(239) 624-2000

P.O. Box 234

Naples, FL 34106

nchmd.org

 

NCH SAFE & HEALTHY CHILDREN’S COALITION OF COLLIER COUNTY

Coordinates individuals, agencies and businesses to address major issues adversely impacting Collier County youth through facilitation and implementation of programs that combat childhood obesity, prevent childhood drowning and reduce SIDS.

Executive director:

Paula DiGrigoli

(239) 537-3436

P.O Box 234

Naples, FL 34106

safehealthychildren.org

 

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CLINIC

Provides quality health care to low-income working but uninsured Collier County adults, utilizing a volunteer professional staff and private philanthropy.

Executive director:

Leslie Lascheid

(239) 260-2080

121 Goodlette-Frank Road N.

Naples, FL 34102

neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

 

NEW HORIZONS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Empowers at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and faith, providing more than 40,000 hours of after-school tutoring and mentoring each year to 260 youth.

Executive director:

Debra Haley

(239) 565-6714

P.O. Box 111833

Naples, FL 34108

mysuperkidsclub.org

 

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ONE BY ONE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Builds the community, focusing on Immokalee, by connecting supports and services to the needs of the vulnerable and organizing initiatives that empower youth through academics, sports mentoring and business leadership.

Executive director:

John Lawson

(239) 248-5857

P.O. Box 5393

Immokalee, FL 34143

1by1leadershipfoundation.org

 

OPERA NAPLES

Enriches the Southwest Florida community by producing opera performances and educational programs that engage internationally renowned performers and directors while nurturing regionally based talent.

Executive director:

Carol Shaw

(239) 963-9050

2408 Linwood Ave.

Naples, FL 34112

operanaples.org

 

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PARADISE COASTMEN

Southwest Florida’s premier men’s a cappella chorus.

Executive director:

Jim McKinnon

(239) 352-6366

P.O. Box 111431

Naples, FL 34105

naplesbarbershopchorus.org

 

PARKINSON ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Promotes quality of life for all persons with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.

Executive director:

Anne M. Marchetti

(239) 417-3465

1048 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 201

Naples, FL 34102

pasfi.org

 

PHYSICIAN LED ACCESS NETWORK (PLAN) OF COLLIER COUNTY

Helps qualified, low-income, uninsured Collier County residents receive free comprehensive medical care within its network of 275 volunteer physicians, clinics and hospitals.

Executive director:

Michelle S. Jay

(239) 776-3016

2500 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 212

Naples, FL 34103

plancc.org

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF COLLIER COUNTY

Enables people to make responsible choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing access to services.

President:

Stephanie Marshall

(239) 262-8923

1425 Creech Road

Naples, FL 34103

plannedparenthood.org

 

PROJECT HELP OF NAPLES

Works with dignity and compassion to ease the pain of those who have been affected by rape, domestic violence, crime or loss of a loved one.

Executive director:

Michelle English

(239) 649-1404

3123 Terrace Ave.

Naples, FL 34104

projecthelpnaples.org

 

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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION

Opens doors of opportunity through quality child care and education from crib to high school and beyond.

Executive director:

Barbara Mainster

(800) 282-6540

402 W. Main St.

Immokalee, FL 34142

rcma.org

 

RICKY KING CHILDREN’S FUND

Empowers families of sick, dying and disabled children by providing support so their children can receive the services and equipment needed to get the most out of life.

Executive director:

Jennifer Weidenbruch

(239) 449-0209

2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 102

Naples, FL 34103

rickykingfund.org

 

ROTARY CLUB OF NAPLES

Provides funds for local and international charitable organizations.

President:

Richard Kirchner

(239) 262-1040

2375 Tamiami Trail N.

Naples, FL 34119

rotarynaples.com

 

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SAINT ANN SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Provides much-needed scholarship and tuition assistance to the children of Saint Ann Catholic School, which welcomes and inspires pre-kindergarten through eighth grade children.

Executive director:

Pamela Macia

(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 by providing emergency and disaster social services, financial assistance, food, clothing, after-school programs and fully licensed child care.

Executive director:

Maj. Dan Proctor

(239) 775-9447

3180 Estey Ave.

Naples, FL 34104

salvationarmynaples.org

 

SEACREST COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

A preschool through 12th grade college preparatory, independent school where children learn with creativity and joy as they are prepared for life.

Executive director:

John D. Watson

(239) 793-1976

7100 Davis Blvd.

Naples, FL 34104

seacrest.org

 

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS’ FRIENDSHIP HEALTH CLINIC

Through volunteer professionals, provides primary and some specialty health and dental care to uninsured and underinsured individuals age 50 and older living at or near federal poverty levels.

Executive director:

Betty Gamel

(239) 566-7425

2171 Pine Ridge Road, Suite F

Naples, FL 34109

friendshipcenters.org

 

THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN

Leads the community to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.

Executive director:

Linda Oberhaus

(239) 775-3862

P.O. Box 10102

Naples, FL 34101

naplesshelter.org

 

SHY WOLF SANCTUARY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CENTER

Exotic animal rescue and educational center operating entirely on donations and run by an all-volunteer staff.

President:

Nancy J. Smith

(855) 749-9653

1161 27th St. SW

Naples, FL 34117

shywolfsanctuary.com

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COLLIER COUNTY

Provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering opportunities for its athletes to demonstrate courage, experience joy and share their gifts, skills and friendship.

Executive director:

David McKenzie

(239) 775-1991

2663 Airport-Pulling Road S., Suite D101

Naples, FL 34112

specialolympicscollier.org

 

ST. ELIZABETH SETON CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Private Catholic elementary and middle school dedicated to providing students with the foundations for living their lives in search of high education, higher goals and unwavering faith.

Executive director:

Dr. Denny Denison

(239) 455-2262

2730 53rd Terrace SW

Naples, FL 34116

saintelizabethseton.com

 

ST. JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Creates a unique learning environment that effectively prepares each student to positively impact the world through lives lived with faith, integrity, intelligence, personal responsibility, joy and selfless service.

Principal:

Sister Patricia Roche

(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.

Executive director:

Rev. Vann R. Ellison

(239) 774-0500

2001 Airport-Pulling Road S.

Naples, FL 34112

stmatthewshouse.org

 

STORYTELLERS CREATIVE ARTS

Inspires and develops creative people, motivating them to use their artistic gifts to impact culture in positive ways.

Executive director:

Bill Barnett

(239) 250-1822

P.O. Box 111742

Naples, FL 34108

storytellerscreativearts.com

 

SUNLIGHT HOME

Attempts to break the cycle of poverty and abuse for at-risk pregnant women and teens as the only residential maternity home in Collier County since 1994.

Executive director:

Linda Hale

(239) 352-0251

P.O. Box 9194

Naples, FL 34101

sunlighthome.org

 

SUNSHINE KIDS

Provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.

Executive director:

Brenda Fioretti

(239) 659-2400

621 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102

sunshinekids.org

 

SWFL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES

Provides funding to local charities serving local children.

Executive director:

Elaine Hawkins

(239) 513-7990

5600 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 12

Naples, FL 34108

swf lwinefest.org

 

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THEATREZONE

Naples’ professional regional theatre company employs Broadway veterans and celebrities and uses a live orchestra to present “The Lost Treasures of Broadway,” musicals and world premieres seldom seen in Southwest Florida.

Executive director:

Mark Danni

(888) 966-3352

13275 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109

theatrezone-f lorida.com

 

TRUST FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RESPONSIBLE ARTISTS

Books and promotes benefit concerts, giving public exposure to musicians and charities.

Executive director:

Robert W. Goldman

(239) 436-1988

745 12th Ave. S., Suite 101

Naples, FL 34102

gigforgood.org

 

TUMAINI FUND USA

Attempts to enable the estimated 200,000 AIDS orphans of Tanzania to survive and become self-sufficient by providing them with the basic necessities of life and educational opportunities.

Executive director:

Rick Swope

(239) 262-0170

553 Galleon Dr.

Naples, FL 34102

tumainifundusa.org

 

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UNITED ARTS COUNCIL OF COLLIER COUNTY

Promotes the entire arts community and provides education in the arts to at-risk students.

Executive director:

Elaine Hamilton

(239) 254-8242

1495 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5

Naples, FL 34109

collierarts.com

 

UNITED WAY OF COLLIER COUNTY

Works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: education, income, health and safety net services.

President:

Steven L. Sanderson

(239) 261-7112

848 First Ave. N., Suite 240

Naples, FL 34102

uwcollier.org

 

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VOLUNTEER SERVICES FOR ANIMALS

Provides low-cost shot clinics and rescue, adoption, and spay and neuter efforts, striving for a time when all pets in Collier County will have homes.

Executive director:

Phyllis Estes

(239) 290-6274

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 330

Naples, FL 34105

vsarescue.org

 

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WINGED FOOT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Awards a scholarship to one senior scholar athlete from each Collier County high school, presenting finalists with $5,000 and one winner with $10,000.

Executive director:

H.A. (Bud) Hornbeck II

(239) 262-7171

1395 Panther Lane, Suite 100

Naples, FL 34109

wingedfootaward.com

 

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YOUNG LIFE COLLIER COUNTY

Nondenominational Christian youth organization that reaches out to middle and high school students, teen moms and special needs kids in Naples and Immokalee.

Executive director:

Zach Gurick

(239) 260-5047

2010 Orange Blossom Drive

Naples, FL 34109

ylcc.younglife.org

 

YOUTH HAVEN

Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for abused, neglected or abandoned children age 6 to 17 provides counseling services, in-home parenting education, crisis intervention and substance abuse prevention programs.

Executive director:

Jinx Liggett

(239) 774-2904

5867 Whitaker Road

Naples, FL 34112

youthhaven.net

 

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ZONTA CLUB OF NAPLES

Worldwide organization serving women such as the Immokalee PACE Center for Girls, the Naples Teenage Parent Program and others for 40 years.

Executive director:

Jane Kolczun

(239) 245-8173

P.O. Box 10911

Naples, FL 34101

zonta-naples.org

 

 

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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.

Executive director:

Jennifer L. Benton

(239) 939-2553

P.O. Box 60401

Fort Myers, FL 33906

actabuse.com

 

ADONIS AUTISM ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION

Enhances the quality of life for people living with autism by providing resources, activities, information, advocacy and support, and funding when available, to those who love someone living with autism.

Executive director:

Armando Galella

(239) 671-7668

P.O. Box 61005

Fort Myers, FL 33906

adonisautism.org

 

ALVIN A. DUBIN ALZHEIMER’S RESOURCE CENTER

Provides information, education and support to individuals who have been diagnosed with memory impairment and to their family caregivers.

Executive director:

Jan Kerlin

(239) 437-3007

12468 Brantley Commons Court

Fort Myers, FL 33907

alzheimersswfl.org

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION—FLORIDA GULF COAST CHAPTER

Aims to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce risk of dementia through promotion of brain health.

Executive director:

Gloria J.T. Smith

(239) 405-7008

9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 223

Bonita Springs, FL 33952

alz.org/flgulfcoast

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

(239) 936-1113

4575 Via Royale, Suite 110

Fort Myers, FL 33919

cancer.org

 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOSICATION—SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DIVISION

A division of the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting heart disease and stroke—America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively.

Executive director:

Leslie Amick

(239) 495-4900

28441 Bonita Crossings Blvd.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

heart.org

 

ANGEL FLIGHT SOUTHEAST

Arranges free f lights so children and adults in Florida can have access to the far-from-home doctors who can save their lives.

Executive director:

Steve Purello

(800) 352-4256

8864 Airport Blvd.

Leesburg, FL 34788

angelf lightse.org

 

ANIMAL REFUGE CENTER

Places approximately 500 dogs and cats each year into responsible, loving homes and educates the community about spaying and neutering, with the goal of preventing the use of euthanasia.

Executive director:

Wayne Leinen

(239) 731-3535

18011 Old Bayshore Road

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

animalrefugecenter.com

 

ART LEAGUE OF FORT MYERS

Promotes the application, appreciation, enjoyment and distribution of fine art through exhibitions, education, outreach programs and collaboration with other organizations to attract people to the community through art-enriching experiences.

President:

KiKi Brewsaugh

(239) 275-3970

P.O. Box 2255

Fort Myers, FL 33902

artleagueoffortmyers.org

 

ARTFEST FORT MYERS

A true community weekend celebration of art, bringing 200 professional artists from across the country, a high school art competition and free art activities for children of all ages.

Executive director:

Sharon McAllister

(239) 768-3602

2443 First St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

artfestfortmyers.com

 

ASSOCIA CARES

Assists families and communities following natural and man-made disasters to help people get back on their feet and recover as quickly as possible.

President:

Wendy Murray

(239) 277-0718

13461 Parker Commons Blvd., Suite 101

Fort Myers, FL 33912

associacares.com

 

B

BARBARA’S FRIENDS—THE GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CANCER FUND

Develops and provides resources to fulfill needs for treatment, education and care for Southwest Florida pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Executive director:

Frank Haskell

(239) 489-4783

10100 Cypress Cove Drive, Unit 282

Fort Myers, FL 33908

 

BIG ARTS (BARRIER ISLAND GROUP FOR THE ARTS)

Provides quality cultural and educational experiences to the residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities.

Executive director:

Lee Ellen Harder

(239) 395-0900

900 Dunlop Road

Sanibel, FL 33957

bigarts.org

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE SUN COAST

Provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever, with the vision that all children achieve success in life.

Executive director:

Joy Mahler

(941) 488-4009

101 W. Venice Ave., Suite 34

Venice, FL 34285

bbbssun.org

 

BONITA SPRINGS ASSISTANCE OFFICE

Gives a “hand up,” not a “hand out,” by providing relief for Bonita Springs residents to lessen the impact of financial and personal crises.

Executive director:

Maribel Slabaugh

(239) 992-3034

25300 Bernwood Drive, Unit 6

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

bonitaassistance.org

 

BONITA SPRINGS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Discovers, procures and preserves the historical facts, memorabilia, artifacts, buildings and environs of Bonita Springs and the surrounding area.

(239) 992-9667

P.O. Box 3015

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF LEE COUNTY

Provides after-school and summer enrichment programs for more than 1,300 youth age 6 to 18, assuring success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors.

Executive director:

Shannon Lane

(239) 334-1886

7275 Concourse Drive, Suite 200

Fort Myers, FL 33908

bgclc.net

 

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK

Raises money to feed Southwest Florida children in need to improve their health and school attendance, and thus their academic opportunity, with 100 percent of donations going toward food purchases.

Executive director:

Scott Fischer

(239) 690-4653

12271 Towne Lake Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33913

blessingsinleeco.org

 

BRIGHTEST HORIZONS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Provides educational and developmental child care for children of low-income working families and strives to provide for the social, emotional, economic and developmental needs of those children and their families.

Executive director:

Tina Parsons

(239) 481-2100

10320 Gladiolus Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

brightesthorizons.org

 

C

CALUSA NATURE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM

A 105-acre environmental education organization offering a living history museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop, and meeting and picnic areas.

Executive director:

Mary Rawl

(239) 275-3435

3450 Ortiz Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33905

calusanature.org

 

CANDLELIGHTERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides support, education and family activities to children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders and to their family members.

Executive director:

Klair M. Snellbaker

(239) 432-2223

9981 S. HealthPark Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

candlelightersswfl.org

 

CAPE CORAL CARING CENTER

The emergency food pantry helps residents in Cape Coral with emergency food needs and assists those who qualify with electric bills.

Executive director:

Julie Ferguson

(239) 945-1927

4645 SE 15th Ave.

Cape Coral, FL 33904

capecoralcaringcenter.org

 

CAPE CORAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Displays the history of Cape Coral through three buildings, a military room, rose garden, native plant garden, Native American artifacts and more.

Executive director:

Anne C. Cull

(239) 772-7037

544 Cultural Park Blvd.

Cape Coral, FL 33991

capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org

 

CENTER FOR THE ARTS BONITA SPRINGS

Provides 80,000-plus residents and visitors annually with art, music, theater, film and dance classes; performances and film series; and three art festivals showcasing artists from the U.S. and nine foreign countries.

Executive director:

Susan Bridges

(239) 495-8989

26100 Old 41 Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

artcenterbonita.org

 

CHILD CARE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides education programs for children through age 8 at six early learning centers; offers training for early childhood professionals; and administers a federal food program for eligible organizations.

Executive director:

Beth Lobdell

(239) 278-1002

6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6

Fort Myers, FL 33912

ccswfl.org

 

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Improves the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect.

Executive director:

Jill L. Turner

(239) 939-2808

3830 Evans Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

cac-swf l.org

 

CLINIC FOR THE REHABILITATION OF WILDLIFE (CROW)

Wildlife hospital and education center on Sanibel Island dedicated to saving wildlife through compassion, care and education.

Executive director:

Peg Albert

(239) 472-3644

P.O. Box 150

Sanibel, FL 33957

crowclinic.org

 

COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES INC.

Aims to eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs.

Executive director:

Tracey Galloway

(239) 332-7687

P.O. Box 2143

Fort Myers, FL 33902

ccmileecounty.com

 

CREW LAND & WATER TRUST

Preserves and protects the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed in Lee and Collier counties.

Executive director:

Brenda Brooks

(239) 657-2253

23998 Corkscrew Road

Estero, FL 33928

crewtrust.org

 

D

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CENTER

Empowers deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy, community involvement and more in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties.

Executive director:

Lori Timson

(239) 461-0334

1860 Boy Scout Drive, Suite B208

Fort Myers, FL 33907

dsc.us

 

DISABLED VETERANS INSURANCE CAREERS

Educates, trains and generates meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans who will excel at proactively cross-selling personal lines of insurance products on behalf of leading independent insurance agencies.

President:

Gary Bryant

(239) 433-8523

14391 Metropolis Ave., Suite 101

Fort Myers, FL 33912

dvic.us

 

E

EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

Honors Thomas Alva Edison’s contributions and provides education and activities relating to Edison’s works and values, including the Junior Parade, Grand Parade of Light, Day of Discovery and 5K Race.

President:

David Campbell

(239) 334-2999

P.O. Box 339

Fort Myers, FL 33902

edisonfestival.org

 

EDISON SAILING CENTER

Recognized as both a U.S. Sailing Sanctioned Community Sailing Center and U.S. Powerboat Training Center, the center provides youth with STEM activities, community outreach opportunities and safe boating.

Executive director:

Ross Webb

(239) 454-5114

15880 Summerlin Road, Suite 300-175

Fort Myers, FL 33908

edisonsailingcenter.org

 

EDUCATIONAL CONCERNS FOR HUNGER ORGANIZATION (ECHO)

Aims to reduce hunger and improve lives around the world through agricultural education, resources and skills.

President:

Stan Doerr

(239) 543-3246

17391 Durrance Road

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

echonet.org

 

F

FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS FOUNDATION

Provides non-medical living expense assistance to qualified cancer patients by offering short-term, one-time financial support to individuals undergoing cancer treatment in the state of Florida.

Foundation manager:

Debra Betterly

(239) 432-8325

Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

foundation.flcancer.com

 

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

Encourages, solicits, receives and administersgifts for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for the advancement of Florida Gulf Coast University.

Executive director:

Chris Simoneau

(239) 590-1074

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.

Fort Myers, FL 33965

fgcu.edu/foundation

 

FLORIDA REP

Provides first-class regional theatre, striving to create, nurture and develop an ensemble of theatre professionals; help improve the quality of life through the arts; and make the arts accessible to all.

Executive director:

Robert Cacioppo

(239) 332-4665

P.O. Box 2483

Fort Myers, FL 33902

floridarep.org

 

FORT MYERS BEACH ART ASSOCIATION

Provides a cultural education of Fort Myers Beach; promotes art study, practice and appreciation; hosts public art exhibitions and programs; and encourages instruction of children and junior artists.

President:

Joan Zeoli

(239) 463-3909

P.O. Box 2359

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

fortmyersbeachart.com

 

FOSTER CARE ADVISORY SERVICES

Strives to improve the lives of abused and neglected children and to bring normalcy to their otherwise terribly disrupted lives.

Executive director:

Charles B. Johnson

(239) 939-1338

4165 E. River Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33916

fostercareadvisoryservices.org

 

THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Enhances and enriches the quality of public education for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.

Executive director:

Marshall T. Bower

(239) 337-0433

2266 Second St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

leeschoolfoundation.org

 

G

THE GABRIEL HOUSE

Provides a residential home for abandoned children with a medical history, from birth to age 6.

Executive director:

Edward B. Ravish

(239) 489-2663

9600 Daniels Parkway, Suite 29

Fort Myers, FL 33912

gabrielhouse.org

 

GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides lifesaving care and treatment for Southwest Florida children suffering from injury, illness, chronic disease and abuse.

Executive director:

Sharon A. MacDonald

(239) 343-6060

16451 HealthPark Commons Drive, Suite 200

Fort Myers, FL 33908

childrenshospitalgoal.org

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides programs and services that help people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment and independence.

Executive director:

Thomas L. Feurig

(239) 995-2106

4940 Bayline Drive

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

goodwillswf l.org

 

GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY

No-kill, no-euthanasia shelter that cares for unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals in Southwest Florida without federal, state or county funding or funding from the Humane Society of the United States.

Executive director:

Jennifer Galloway

(239) 332-0364

2010 Arcadia St.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

gulfcoasthumanesociety.org

 

H

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF LEE AND HENDRY COUNTIES

Envisions a world in which everyone has a decent place to live, and seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Executive director:

Katherine C. “Kitty” Green

(239) 652-0434

1288 N. Tamiami Trail

North Fort Myers, FL 33903

habitat4humanity.org

 

HADASSAH—COLLIER/LEE CHAPTER

Through 845 local volunteer members, supports pace-setting medical research and offers informational programs, like “Women’s Heart Health Awareness,” to the community.

President:

Shelley Skelton

(239) 676-3052

14566 Speranza Way

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

 

HARVEST TIMES MINISTRIES

Feeds bodies and souls in farm-worker camps, as well as other needy families, and distributes school supplies.

Executive director:

Rev. Geraldine K. Franck

(239) 947-6016

P.O. Box 366277

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

harvesttimebonita.org

 

HEALTHY START OF SWFL

Helps ensure every baby has a healthy start in life, annually serving more than 17,000 women and infants throughout Southwest Florida since 1992.

Executive director:

Cathy Timuta

(239) 425-6926

1921 Jefferson Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

healthystartbaby.org

 

THE HEIGHTS FOUNDATION

Builds strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood by supporting education and wellness, promoting family and community development, and providing the benefits of enrichment and the arts.

Executive director:

Kathryn Kelly

(239) 482-7706

15570 Hagie Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

heightsfoundation.org

 

HOPE CLUBHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides opportunities for people living with mental illness by offering meaningful work, education, friendships and access to housing in a dignified setting.

Executive director:

Debra Webb

(239) 267-1777

3601 Broadway

Fort Myers, FL 33966

hopeclubhouse.org

 

HOPE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Provides care and services to everyone in need in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte counties.

Executive director:

Samira K. Beckwith

(239) 482-4673

9470 HealthPark Circle

Fort Myers, FL 33908

hopehcs.org

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS PARTNERSHIPS

Educates community members and professionals about human trafficking, conducts prevention programs for youth using art, and works with businesses and medical professionals to recognize signs of trafficking in their workplaces.

Executive director:

Nola Theiss

(239) 415-2635

P.O. Box 1113

Sanibel, FL 33957

humantraffickingawareness.org

 

J

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

The world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

Executive director:

Anne Frazier

(239) 225-2590

9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 302

Fort Myers, FL 33912

jaswf l.org

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF FORT MYERS

Women devoted to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Executive director:

Anita Duenas

(239) 277-1197

12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 157

Fort Myers, FL 33907

jlfm.org

 

L

THE LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA

Brings cutting-edge and classical theater performances and theater education for all ages to Fort Myers.

Executive director:

Annette Trossbach

(239) 218-0481

1634 Woodford Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

laboratorytheaterf lorida.com

 

LARC

Promotes and provides comprehensive community-based supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities, which allows them to live, work and recreate in their own communities and prevent institutionalization.

Executive director:

Roger Bradley

(239) 334-6285

2570 Hanson St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

larcleecounty.org

 

LEE BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION BUILDERS CARE

Provides emergency repair, construction and remodeling services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged Lee County homeowners who are unable to obtain these services through traditional means.

Executive director:

Heidi Taulman

(239) 938-0056

10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104

Fort Myers, FL 33966

leebuilderscare.com

 

LEE COUNTY ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS

Facilitates and nurtures the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture.

Executive director:

Lydia Black

(239) 939-2787

10091 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33919

artinlee.org

 

LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUGFREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides prevention education and prevention events for families in Lee County.

Executive director:

Deborah Comella

(239) 931-9317

P.O. Box 61688

Fort Myers, FL 33906

drugfreeswf l.org

 

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION

Supports Lee Memorial Health System and helps to offset the costs of providing advanced technology, renowned physicians, expert nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists and lifesaving care 365 days a year.

Executive director:

Sharon MacDonald

(239) 343-6059

16451 Health Park Commons Drive, Suite 200

Fort Myers, FL 33908

leememorial.org/foundation

 

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY—SOUTHERN FLORIDA & PUERTO RICO CHAPTER

Works toward curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma as part of the world’s largest voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

Executive director:

Emily Marquez

(954) 744-5300

200 S. Park Road, Suite 140

Hollywood, FL 33021

lls.org/sfl

 

LIFELINE FAMILY CENTER

Two-year residential maternity program for homeless pregnant teenagers that is dedicated to saving the lives of both babies and moms without any government funding.

Executive director:

Kathy Miller

(239) 242-7238

907 SE Fifth Ave.

Cape Coral, FL 33990

lifelinefamilycenter.org

 

LOVE INC OF SOUTH LEE AND NORTH COLLIER COMMUNITIES

Through its phone-in clearinghouse, seeks to connect its neighbors with verified needs to the church, church volunteer and/or service agency best equipped to meet their needs.

Executive director:

Ronald L. Watford

(239) 405-8595

9148 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 103

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

loveincswfl.org

 

LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA

Operates the youth Oasis Shelter and provides various services across Southwest Florida, including child welfare, youth and family counseling, and substance abuse counseling.

Executive director:

Thomas J. Desio

(239) 275-1126

3615 Central Ave., Suite 4

Fort Myers, FL 33901

lsfnet.org

 

LYMPHEDEMA RESOURCES

Community-based volunteer organization providing lymphedema therapy and compression garments at no charge to the uninsured and underserved in Southwest Florida.

Executive director:

Claire Hauenstein

(239) 437-1606

P.O. Box 1115

Estero, FL 33929

lymphedemaresources.org

 

M

MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA

Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Executive director:

Norm Wedderburn

(239) 992-9474

3655 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 3

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

sfla.wish.org

 

MCGREGOR CLINIC

Provides primary care and support services to persons affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.

Executive director:

Sharon Murphy

(239) 334-9555

3487 Broadway

Fort Myers, FL 33901

mcgregorclinic.org

 

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

Stops drunk driving through the support of victims and prevention of underage drinking.

Executive director:

Dave Pinsker

(239) 791-7560

12601 Metro Parkway, Suite 3

Fort Myers, FL 33966

madd.org

 

MUSIC FOR MINORS FOUNDATION

Raises money to purchase new and gently used musical instruments and awards them to deserving students in Collier and Lee counties.

Executive director:

Don Rhynard

(239) 273-2250

P.O. Box 1503

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

music4minors.org

 

O

OMA’S HEART

Provides Christmas gifts to local families who are struggling financially.

Executive director:

Audrey McFalls

(239) 989-6718

P.O. Box 100016

Cape Coral, FL 33910

omasheart.org

 

OUR MOTHER’S HOME OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Keeps teen mothers of foster care, human trafficking and other traumas together with their children in a safe, nurturing home, providing education, life and parenting skills, and physical and mental health care.

Executive director:

Karen Watson

(239) 267-4663

18011 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 16-106

Fort Myers, FL 33908

ourmothershome.com

 

P

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS—LEE COUNTY

Nonresidential, gender-responsive prevention and early intervention program that provides girls age 12 to 17 from difficult life situations with opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Executive director:

Meg Geltner

(239) 425-2366

3760 Schoolhouse Road W.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

pacecenter.org/lee

 

PARTNERS FOR BREAST CANCER CARE

No-cost breast health care for uninsured, low-income Lee County women and men.

Executive director:

Janet Darnell

(239) 454-8583

9470 Healthpark Circle

Fort Myers, FL 33908

pfbcc.org

 

THE PASSION FOUNDATION

Raises funds to build shade structures over playgrounds and to educate children about proper sun exposure.

Executive director:

Jonathan Parla

(239) 898-6441

9051 Astonia Way

Fort Myers, FL 33967

passion-foundation.org

 

PEACE BY PIECE

Employs extensive education and experience, in combination with applied behavior analysis, to provide evidence-based and compassionate services to individuals, families, schools and organizations.

Executive director:

Renee Terrasi

(239) 245-8301

6714 Winkler Road

Fort Myers, FL 33919

peacebypieceinc.com

 

Q

QUALITY LIFE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Strives to transform at-risk youth with structured development programs.

Executive director:

Abdul’Haq Muhammed

(239) 334-2797

3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

qualitylifecenter.org

 

R

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides grants and scholarships to deserving individuals and a home for families while their children are in the hospital, through programs such as Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

Executive director:

Laura Ragain

(239) 437-0202

16100 Roserush Court

Fort Myers, FL 33908

rmhcswf l.org

 

S

SALUSCARE

Provides mental health and substance abuse services for Southwest Florida.

Executive director:

Kevin Lewis

(239) 791-1575

3763 Evans Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

saluscaref lorida.org

 

SALVATION ARMY OF LEE, HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES

Provides shelter for homeless families and single women, a drug and alcohol rehab program for men, a residential re-entry center for state and federal offenders, feeding programs, medical services and more.

Executive director:

Major Thomas Louden

(239) 278-1551

10291 McGregor Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33919

salvationarmyleecounty.org

 

SANIBEL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Enriches community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in the historic Community House.

Executive director:

Teresa Riska-Hall

(239) 472-2155

2173 Periwinkle Way

Sanibel, FL 33957

sanibelcommunityhouse.net

 

SANIBEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND VILLAGE

Preserves and shares Sanibel’s history through 11 buildings.

Executive director:

Emilie Alfino

(239) 472-4648

950 Dunlop Road

Sanibel, FL 33957

sanibelmuseum.org

 

SHOES THAT FIT—BONITA SPRINGS CHAPTER

Established in 2004 by Pat and Tom Leggett to quickly get new shoes and clothing to school children.

Executive director:

Roni Lomeli

(888) 715-4333

P.O. Box 1257

Estero, FL 33929

shoesthatfit.org

 

SIDNEY & BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER

Nurtures innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through exhibitions, performances, preservation, education and outreach in Southwest Florida.

Executive director:

Jim Griffith

(239) 333-1933

2301 First St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

sbdac.com

 

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, OUR LADY OF LIGHT CONFERENCE

Community-based volunteer organization that provides financial and material assistance to the needy while maintaining their dignity and privacy in the tradition of St. Vincent de Paul.

Executive director:

Paul Swain

(239) 949-0845

19680 Cypress View Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33967

ololsvdp.org

 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Supports Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs, including education, animal welfare, arts and human services.

Executive director:

Sarah Owen

(239) 274-5900

8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201

Fort Myers, FL 33919

f loridacommunity.com

 

SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS

Serves persons with disabilities through the provision of therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted activities.

Executive director:

Jan Fifer

(239) 226-1221

5121 Staley Road

Fort Myers, FL 33905

specialequestrians.net

 

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL

Serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students, striving to strengthen Catholic identity, develop intellectual and creative potential, and respond to one another’s needs through service.

Principal:

Jan Ortenzo

(239) 334-7707

2055 Heitman St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

stfrancisfortmyers.org

 

STAY ALIVE … JUST DRIVE!

Aims to curb distracted driving through traffic crash prevention, education and awareness.

Executive director:

Jay Anderson

(239) 340-8693

P.O. Box 62000

Fort Myers, FL 33906

sajd.org

 

SUSAN G. KOMEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Fights to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality of care and energizing science to find the cure. Supports local providers of breast health education, screening and treatment.

Executive director:

Charlie Myrick

(239) 498-0016

26800 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 210

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

komenswf l.org

 

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TURTLE TIME

Works to conserve and recover endangered sea turtles.

Executive director:

Eve M. Haverfield

(239) 481-5566

P.O. Box 2621

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

turtletime.org

 

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UNCOMMON FRIENDS FOUNDATION

Provides character education curriculum for children in kindergarten through grade 12; post-secondary and business-level business ethics education; and historic preservation through care, display and hosted tours of the historic Burroughs Home.

Executive director:

Arlene Roth

(239) 337-9503

P.O. Box 811

Fort Myers, FL 33902

uncommonfriends.org

 

UNITED WAY OF LEE, HENDRY, GLADES & OKEECHOBEE

Volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in the Southwest Florida community, partnering with 70 agencies to annually serve hundreds of thousands of people.

President:

Cliff Smith

(239) 433-2000

7273 Concourse Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

unitedwaylee.org

 

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VOICES FOR KIDS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Supports abused, abandoned and neglected children by raising funds to recruit, train and retain Guardian ad Litems advocates, who become a child’s “voice” in court and in the community.

Executive director:

Darlene Ann Grossman

(239) 533-1435

2075 W. First St., Suite 300

Fort Myers, FL 33901

voicesforkids.org

 

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WISHING WELL FOUNDATION

Grants wishes and provides ongoing support for kids in Collier County with life-threatening illnesses.

Executive director:

Vicki Torbush

(239) 947-6315

26930 Wyndhurst Court

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

wishingwellfoundation.com

 

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YOUNG ARTISTS AWARDS

Provides a performing arts education, audition, performance and scholarship program for Southwest Florida students age 8 to 21 and sponsors “Art by Kids with Cancer” at venues throughout the community.

Executive director:

Katherine Boren

(239) 574-9321

P.O. Box 152149

Cape Coral, FL 33915

youngartistsawards.org

 

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ZONTA CLUB OF BONITA SPRINGS

Business and professional women’s organization that works to improve the status of women locally and worldwide through service time and fundraising events.

President:

Patty Gift

(239) 514-7185

P.O. Box 366836

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

zontabonitasprings.org

 

ZONTA FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Provides fundraising for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, a service organization made up of professional women that works to improve the lives of needy women locally and around the world.

Executive director:

Kristin Ritts

(239) 404-7781

P.O. Box 1244

Sanibel, FL 33957

zontasancap.com

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