July 30, 2014

Gulfshore Life 2013-2014 Social Calendar of Southwest Florida

 

September 2013

1 19th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. $150. Chair: Michael C. Constantine. (239) 432-2223.

6 Celebration Dinner and Silent Auction! at First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs to benefit Love INC of South Lee and North Collier Communities. (239) 405-8595.

21 Take Home a Nude on site to benefit Lee County Alliance for the Arts. $100. Chair: Jane Lane. (239) 939-2787.

20 Gulfshore Business 40-under-40 Awards Celebration at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. $55. To purchase tickets, visit 40under40gsb.eventbrite.com or call Meredith Parsons at (239) 449-4154.

27 Gulfshore Life and D’Latinos magazines present Fashion for Her at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. $75 per person, $100 per VIP. To purchase tickets, visit fashionforherfl.com/tickets or call (239) 254-9995, ext. 218.

28 The Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit United Way of Collier County. Chair: Steve Carnell. (239) 261-7112.

Also in September:

Annual Christmas Card on site to benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association. (800) 282-6540. Continues through December.

October 2013

1 Pink Promise Luncheon at The Ritz- Carlton, Naples to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. $150. Chair: Charlie Myrick. (239) 498-0016.

1 Third Annual Mental Health Symposium Luncheon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. $35 per person, $50 per CEU. (239) 267-1777.

3 Artful Giving Chair Auction at the Club at Grandezza to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. $50. Chair: Pamela Marino. (239) 454-8583.

4 Second Annual Season Kick-off Event at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $50. (239) 213-1966. Hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association, Young Professionals of Naples, Naples Junior Woman’s Club, David Lawrence Center Young Executives, Hope for Haiti Next Generation Board and The Contemporaries.

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

5 Path to Wellness 5K Run/Walk at Lakes Park to benefit SalusCare. $25 per runner, $20 per walker. Chair: Todd Cordisco. (239) 791-1575.

5 Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction at Harborside Event Center to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. $100 per person, $1,000 per table. Chair: Beth Lobdell. (239) 278-1002.

5 Third Annual Cabaret and Cabernet at Lee County Alliance for the Arts to benefit Young Artists Awards. (239) 574-9321.

6-7 Florida Everglades CMAA 16th Annual Charity Classic & Gala at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends—The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. (239) 489-4783.

8 “Model Students at Waterside” Fashion Show at Waterside Shops to benefit Community School of Naples. (239) 597-7575.

10 Gulfshore Life Bachelor Party at Silverspot Cinema. $45. To purchase tickets, visit gslbachelors.eventbrite.com or email Meredith Parsons at rsvp@gulfshorelife.com.

10 Women’s Legacy Fund Fall Luncheon at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. $35. (239) 274-5900.

11 22nd Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. (239) 590-1074.

12 26th Annual Fall Golf Classic at Quail West to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. (239) 437-0202.

12 An Evening in Monte Carlo at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit Physician Led Access Network of Collier County. $150. Chair: Karen Mosteller. (239) 776-3016.

17 Becoming Cosmopolitan at The Firestone Grille & Sky Lounge to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. (239) 332-7687.

18-20 The Surf & Turf Experience at the Tarpon Lodge, Pine Island, to benefit Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers. $1,500. Chair: Gary L. Bryant. (239) 209-1479.

18-20, 24-31 Haunted Walk on site to benefit Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. $10. Chairs: Wayne Daltry, Doug Page. (239) 275-3435.

19 Duck Dash at Bass Pro Shops, Gulf Coast Town Center, to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. (239) 332-0364.

19 Eighth Annual Stingray Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. (239) 793-1976.

19 Fall for the Arts Family Festival on site to benefit Lee County Alliance for the Arts. (239) 939-2787.

19 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk at Tanger Outlets to benefit the American Cancer Society. Chair: Debra Newell. (239) 985-2664.

19 Miss Southwest Florida for the Cure and Stiletto Sprint Queen at Cambier Park to benefit the Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant. (239) 304-9658.

19 Stiletto Sprint on Fifth Avenue South, Naples, to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. (239) 498-0016.

19 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Cambier Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Chair: Nicole Melnick. (941) 365-8883.

19-20 U.S. Junior Olympic Sailing Regatta at North Shore Park and Caloosahatchee River to benefit Edison Sailing Center. Chair: Stephanie Webb. (239) 454-5114.

21 Baubles, Bling and Bubbly at Kathleen Bradford Studio Gallery to benefit Shoes That Fit—Bonita Springs Chapter. (239) 949-2986.

21 Golf Pro Marathons at Eagle Ridge Golf Club to benefit The Gabriel House. Chair: Kevin O’Berry. (239) 234-6201.

21-22 Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic at Hideout Golf Club and Tommy Bahama to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. (239) 434-6697.

22 Second Annual Golf Event at Naples Lakes Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. (203) 257-4487.

23 United Way Campaign Kickoff at Harborside Event Center to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee. $25. Chair: John Clinger. (239) 433-2000.

24 Welcome Home Annual Dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. $125. Chair: Brenda O’Connor. (239) 263-9363.

25 Third Annual Save a Life Germain BMW of Naples Golf Scramble at the Golf Club of the Everglades to benefit the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County. $150 per player. Chair: Dr. Todd Vedder. (239) 537-3436.

26 NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the NCH Healthcare Foundation. $500. Chairs: Sen. Garrett and Diana Richter. (239) 624-2015.

29 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. $250 per person, $1,800 per table of eight. Chair: Dr. Paul Jones. (239) 225-2590.

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

Also in October:

Beauty & Dessert Festival to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. Chair: Vicki Torbush. (239) 947-6315.

 

November 2013

1 Red Kettle Gala and Campaign at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Salvation Army of Collier County. $100. Chair: Paige Eber Fraley. (239) 775-9447.

1-3 2013 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament in Naples, Goodland and Everglades City to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. (239) 262-0304.

1-3 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival at the Sanibel Causeway to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. (239) 472-3644.

2 Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. (239) 325-1725.

2 Low-Cost Shot Clinic at Max Hasse Jr. Community Park to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. (239) 290-6274.

2 Oktoberfest on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. (239) 514-0084.

2 VFK Annual Signature Event at Harley-Davidson, Fort Myers, to benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. $100; $500-$5,000 sponsorships available. Chairs: Lori Burke, Darlene Ann Grossman. (239) 533-1435.

2 Walk to Cure Diabetes at Bell Tower Shops to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (239) 591-2825.

3 Taste of the Town at JetBlue Park at Fenway South to benefit Junior League of Fort Myers. $5, free for children under 12. Chairs: Shirley McLaren, Karen Hutto. (239) 277-1197.

4 Charity Golf Tournament at The Colony Golf & Country Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. (239) 261-7529.

4-10 Paint the Beach … Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats plein air festival throughout Fort Myers Beach to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. (239) 463-3909.

7 President’s Scholarship Dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Hodges University. Chairs: Michele McKenney, Sandra Lee Buxton. (239) 938-7826.

7-9 Fourth Annual Storytellers Creative Arts Conference at Covenant Church of Naples to benefit Storytellers Creative Arts. $89. Chair: Bill Barnett. (239) 250-1822.

7-10 Naples International Film Festival at Silverspot Cinema. $16. Chair: Shannon Franklin. (239) 775-3456.

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

8 House Party Series at the Sanibel Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. (239) 472-2155. Continues Feb. 21, March 29 and April 11.

8 Paint the Beach Gala Collectors Preview Party at Santini Marina Plaza to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Chair: Michele Buelow. (239) 989-0205.

8 Three Wishes at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. $500. Chairs: Michele Eddy, Lori Sampson-Wilson. (239) 450-2798.

9 The Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. $750. Chairs: Patty and Jay Campbell, Shannon Long, Karl Faerber, Gina and Steve Ramirez. (239) 597-7575.

9 Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on site to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. $200 per person, $350 per VIP. Chairs: Wilma and Dick Proctor. (239) 596-2988.

9 CAPA Art Forms—Sculpture at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. (239) 775-2800.

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

9 Second Annual Duck Pluck at the Shell Factory to benefit Oma’s Heart. (239) 989-6718.

10 2013 Betty & Frank Bireley Ribbons & Blues Event at The Landings Helm Club to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. $100. Chair: Nicole Logan. (239) 343-6950.

10 American Girl Fashion Show at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Chairs: Wendy Tooley, Anne Wittenborn, Melissa Cunningham. (239) 343-6065.

11 Annual Fashion Show and Brunch at Dillard’s, Coastland Center, to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. $75. Chair: Frank Russen. (617) 510-4468.

11-15 2013 Open House on site to benefit Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. (239) 481-2100.

12 Brushstrokes from the Soul at FineMark National Bank and Trust, Fort Myers, to benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. Chair: Jaimee Thompson. (239) 437-3007.

13 Hats in the Garden on site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. $500 and up per person, $1,000 and up per patron, $10,000 and up per patron table. Chairs: Karen Scott, Vicky Smith. (239) 643-7275

13 HOPE Holiday House at Quail West to benefit HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. (239) 267-1777.

13 Legacy Speaker Sarah Miller Caldicott, grandniece of Thomas Edison, to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. (239) 337-9503.

14 35th Anniversary Celebration featuring Dr. Ben Carson at First Presbyterian Church of Naples to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. $35. Chair: Bob Rice. (239) 775-0036.

14 National Philanthropy Day to benefit the Association of Fundraising Professionals—Everglades Chapter. $50. Chair: Elizabeth Hinkle. (239) 877-6261.

15 Art Reception at Deborah Martin’s Studio/Gallery to benefit Shoes that Fit—Bonita Springs Chapter. Chair: Deb Martin. (239) 949-2986.

15 Benefit Dinner Dance featuring music by Billy Dean and Dawn at The Club Pelican Bay to benefit Sunlight Home. (239) 352-0251.

16 2013 Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. $550. Chair: Pete Negri. (239) 430-9122.

16 58th Annual Christmas Market at Trinity-by-the-Cove Parish Hall to benefit Collier County charities. Chair: Sally Weir. (239) 262-6581.

16 Breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s, Cape Coral, to benefit Oma’s Heart. (239) 989-6718.

16 A Home for the Holidays at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. $100. Chair: Lee Meyers. (239) 332-0364.

16 Naples Zoo Children’s Gala 2013: Carnivale of the Animals on site to benefit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. $85 per child, $65 per adult. Chair: Celine Julie Godof. (239) 262-5409, ext. 147.

16 The Sunshine Ball at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Sunshine Kids. $125. Chair: Joanne Callahan. (239) 659-2446.

16 Walk-a-Thon-Run-a-Thon at Lakes Regional Park to benefit The Gabriel House. (239) 489-2663.

17, 21 French, German and Italian Baroque Concerts at Grace Lutheran Church, Naples, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Marco Island, to benefit The Bach Ensemble. (239) 732-1055. Continues Feb. 23 and 27 and March 30.

18 2013 Charity Classic Pro-Am at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. (239) 430-9122.

19 Heart of the Apple Luncheon at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Education Foundation—Champions for Learning. $100. (239) 643-4755.

20 Celebrate the Arts at a private club in Port Royal to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. $225. Chairs: Robin Hamilton, Trey Farmer. (239) 254-8242.

22 Nostalgia Night: JFK 50th—Where Were You? at Everglades Community Church to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. (239) 695-2905.

23 Festival of Trees Gala at Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples, to benefit the Naples Philharmonic League. $300-$1,000. Chair: Lyn Bedell. (239) 254-2709.

23 LifeWalk 2013 at Jaycee Park to benefit Lifeline Family Center. (239) 242-7238.

26 Signature Dessert Auction and Luncheon at The Club at Mediterra to benefit the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. $45. Chairs: Flo Rogers, Karen Berens. (239) 253-1996.

30 Rose Ball at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Mother Frances De Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless. $250. Chair: Tina Ferrao. (239) 434-0102.

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

Also in November:

Annual Dessert Banquet to benefit Young Life Collier County. Chair: Julie Price. (239) 260-5047.

Sixth Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney at The Golf Lodge at The Quarry to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS. (239) 592-7020.

 

December 2013

1 Deck the Doors at the Marco Island Historical Museum to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. Chairs: Lori Wagor, Katie O’Hara. (239) 389-6447.

4 Women’s Initiative Network December Luncheon at Grey Oaks to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. (239) 549-5000.

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

6 Ave Maria School of Law Gala at a private club in Port Royal to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. (239) 687-5402.

6 Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit Naples Historical Society. $300 per person, $500 per patron, $5,000 per Angel Table of eight. Chair: Juliet C. Sproul. (239) 261-8164.

6 Friends of NAMI Annual Luncheon “Hope Shines” at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit the National Alliance of Mental Illness. (239) 260-7300.

6-8 Leukemia Cup Regatta at South Seas Resort, Captiva, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphona Society—Southern Florida & Puerto Rico Chapter. $10,000 in donations by Nov. 1. Chair: Gary Jobson. (732) 390-5579.

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

7 Comedy Cabaret at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida. $175. Chair: Dr. Les Schultzel. (239) 262-1808.

7 Meals of Hope Packing Event to benefit Hope for Haiti. (239) 434-7183.

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

7 Tux & Trees Gala at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. $100. Chair: Carolyn Johnson. (239) 995-2106, ext. 2213.

7 Young Executives Gulf Ball at the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club to benefit the David Lawrence Center and Foundation. (239) 455-8500.

8 Everyone Ride, Run & Relax at JetBlue Park to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. (239) 334-1886.

9 The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. $600. Chair: Terri Fisher. (239) 825-4851.

9 Red, White and Rhapsody in Blue at the Sugden CommunityTheatre to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. $100. Chair: Helen Nobel. (239) 434-8505.

10 Taste of the Islands at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. $5. Chair: Pete Savage. (239) 472-3644, ext. 221.

13-15 Art Walks the Runway Weekend of Fashion on site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Chair: Melissa DeHaven. (239) 222-5020.

14 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club to benefit Greater Marco Family YMCA. (239) 394-9622.

14 Art-in-the-Glades at McLeod Park to benefit Feral Felines. Chair: Marya Repko. (239) 695-2905. Continues March 8.

14 Celtic Snowball at a private club in Port Royal to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. $200. (239) 455-3044.

15 Donor Recognition Event at Quail West Country Club to benefit HADASSAH—Collier/Lee Chapter. $1,000 minimum donation. Chair: Nancy Wiadro. (239) 269-3666.

21 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.

Also in December:

Gala to benefit St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School. (239) 455-2262.

Home for the Holidays at The Shoppes at Vanderbilt to benefit Collier County Domestic Animal Services. (239) 252-7387.

Lights of Love to benefit the Naples Pilot Foundation. (239) 289-8268.

Tara’s Jingle Jog to benefit The Passion Foundation. $30. Chair: Jonathan Parla. (239) 898-6441.

 

January 2014

9, 11 The Writer’s Domain at Norris Home Furnishings, Naples, to benefit First Book—Collier County. (239) 263-6687.

11-12 Bonita Springs National Art Festival at Riverside Park to benefit the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Chair: Barry Witt. (239) 495-8989. Continues Feb. 8-9 and March 8-9.

14 First Annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award and Benefit Dinner at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. $125. Chairs: Kristine Meek, Juliana Meek. (239) 261-2637.

15 Taste of New York at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit the Guadalupe Center. $500. Chair: Alice Arena. (239) 657-7158.

17 Under the Eiffel Tower, A Journey to 1920s Paris at The Ritz Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit the David Lawrence Center and Foundation. $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron. Chairs: Amanda Jaron, Caryn Hacker-Buechel. (239) 304-3505.

18 Annual Gala for Treasures at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. $400. Chair: L.J. Mitchell. (239) 793-1976.

18 Eighth Annual Wishmaker’s Ball at the Hilton Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. $225. Chairs: Jenny Foegen, Dylan Sanders, Amy Sedlacek. (239) 992-9474.

18 Friends of Hope Wine Dinner at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. $225 per person, $275 per benefactor. Chair: Etta Smith. (239) 489-9164.

18 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Chair: Lois Thome. (239) 334-7007, ext. 132.

19 Lab’s FUN-raiser on site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. $50. Chair: Brenda Kensler. (239) 218-0481.

22 Kitchen Tour in Port Royal to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. $100 per person, $150 per patron. Chair: Debra McInnis. (239) 262-2259.

22 Love Your Neighbor at a private residence in Gulf Harbour, Fort Myers, to benefit The Heights Foundation. $150. (239) 482-7706.

22 “Rebuilding Children’s Lives” Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Youth Haven. $300. Chairs: Liz Jessee, Diane McGinty. (239) 687-5155.

24 John Pizzarelli Jazz Concert on site at Schein Performance Hall to benefit BIG ARTS. $90 for general seating, $95 for loge seating. Chair: Jessica Baxter. (239) 395-0900.

24-26 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. $8,500 per couple, $20,000 for two couples attending same vintner dinner. Chairs: Linda Malone, Anne Welsh McNulty, Adria Starkey. (239) 514-2239.

24-26 Sanibel’s Beach Festival to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. Chairs: Nichole McHale, Marge Meek. (239) 472-2155.

25 Alumni Bash on site to benefit St. Francis Xavier School. (239) 334-7707.

25 Baby Basics Walking Challenge at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. (617) 510-4468.

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

25 Run for the Paws at Naples Municipal Airport to benefit Humane Society Naples. (239) 643-1880, ext. 18.

25 Wine Under the Stars on site to benefit Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. (239) 275-3435.

25-26 Naples Invitational Art Fest at Fleischmann Park to benefit Easter Seals Florida. $5. Chair: Jill Spanbauer. (239) 992-4680, ext. 17101.

29 Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon at Artis—Naples to benefit the Saint Ann School Foundation. $450. (239) 262-4110.

31 Fourth Annual Wine, Women & Shoes at Mediterra Country Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. $175. Chair: Karen Richards. (239) 643-4673.

Also in January:

Theatre Night at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. (239) 415-2635.

Wines Around the World at a private residence in Old Naples to benefit The Naples Players. $125. Chairs: Delores and John Sorey. (239) 263-2673.

 

February 2014

1 The Choice Affair featuring Ashley Judd at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Collier County. $350; sponsorships $1,500 and up. Chair: Marla Weiss. (239) 262-8923.

1 The “Giver” Challenge at Vi at Bentley Village to benefit Charity for Change. (239) 592-6787.

1 House and Garden Tour throughout Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and Old Naples to benefit the Naples Garden Club. $100 per person, $175 per patron. Chair: Arlene Cuff. (239) 262-1272.

1 President’s Celebration 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. $750. Chair: Charles Winton. (239) 590-1074.

1 Solemate Gala at Mediterra Country Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. (239) 643-4673.

1-2 ArtFest Fort Myers in downtown Fort Myers. $75 per VIP. (239) 768-3602.

3 Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz- Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. $285 and up. Chair: Nick Linn. (239) 262-8135.

6 Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo on site at Schein Performance Hall to benefit BIG ARTS. (239) 395-0900.

6 Sanibel/Captiva Cruise to benefit Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. $75. Chair: Nathalie Pyle. (239) 481-2100.

7 Fashion Show and Luncheon at Windstar Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. $47. Chair: Dorothy Johnson. (218) 330-2655.

7 Inspiration & Anecdotes with Doris Kearns Goodwin at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit The League Club. $250. Chair: Paula McNulty. (239) 353-3100.

8 20th Annual Storybook Ball—Honoring Michele Eddy at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. $300; sponsorships available. Chair: Heidi Frederic. (239) 437-0202.

8 Annual Community Celebration at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Chairs: Rosalee and Jerry Bogo. (239) 263-4205.

8 Fine Art of Dining with Chef Rick Bayless at the Port Royal Club to benefit the Archangel Fund. $350. Chairs: Rebecca Lambert, Ellen Harris, Andrea LcLendon, Laura Strain. (239) 262-0353.

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

9 Rhapsody in Black Gala at Island Country Club to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts. $150. Chairs: Sue and Russ Darrow, Penny and Dennis Nelson. (239) 394-4221.

10 CHEF Gala at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of SWFL. $225. Chair: Linda Haynes. (239) 298-8932.

13 Feathers & Friends Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit the Collier County Audubon Society/Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. $150. Chair: PJ Marinelli. (239) 643-7822.

15 Annual Block Party at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. Chair: Marsha Stefan. (239) 260-2080.

15 Asia Fest at Mercato to benefit the Education Foundation’s Naples Asian Professionals Association Scholarship Fund. $5, free for children 12 and under. Chair: Judy Wright. (239) 404-5836.

15 Grand Parade in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. $50 per VIP. (239) 334-2999.

16 Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant at Hodges University. $15. Chair: Kimberley Ouimet. (248) 342-8112.

17 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. $350. Chair: Sherri Abruzzese. (239) 775-3862, ext. 261.

19 Fête du Cirque at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit Opera Naples. $500. Chairs: Roger and Paula Baker. (239) 963-9050.

20 Annual Scholarship Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Ave Maria University. $350; sponsorships available. Chair: Colleen Kvetko. (239) 280-1565.

20 Naples National Art Festival Gala to benefit the Naples Art Association. $250. Chair: John Hushon. (239) 262-6517.

21-22 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest 2014 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. $500. Chairs: Elaine Hawkins, Dorothy Fitzgerald. (239) 513-7990.

22 Hearts of Love Gala at the Holiday Inn at Gulf Coast Town Center to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. $125. Chairs: Jim York, Wanda Hurt. (239) 267-4663.

22 Taste the World Food Festival at Gulf Coast Town Center to benefit the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization. $15 per person, $25 per couple. Chair: Danielle Flood. (239) 567-3312.

22 VFK Annual Signature Event at Harley- Davidson, Naples, to benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. (239) 533-1435.

22-23 Calusa Garden Club and Fine Arts Craft Fair on site to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts. (239) 394-4221.

22-23 Naples National Art Festival at Cambier Park to benefit the Naples Art Association. (239) 262-6517.

23 Howl at the Moon to benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center. $100 per person, $150 per couple. Chair: Lia Arnold. (239) 246-2835.

24 Guys and Dolls Gala at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Latchkey League. $175. Chairs: Tina Nicholson, Ray Staffeldt. (239) 775-9447.

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

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

27 Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway: The Great White Way at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. $300 per person, $500 per couple, $2,000 per table. Chairs: Tennille Sevigny, Jean Hertzog. (239) 261-7529.

27 New Canaan Society Auction at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Young Life Collier County. (239) 260-5047.

27 Pacesetter Dinner at the Country Club of Naples to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. (239) 775-0036.

28 Pet Lovers Gala to benefit Humane Society Naples. $350. Chair: Rufino Hernandez. (239) 643-1880, ext. 18.

28-March 1 2014 FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classic at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends—The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. $75-400. Chair: Floyd Robinson. (239) 343-6950.

Also in February:

23rd Annual Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. (239) 226-1221.

ACE Group Classic at The Ritz Carlton, Naples and TwinEagles Golf & Country Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. (239) 825-4851.

Batfish Bash Patron Party to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. (239) 417-6310.

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

Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. $350. Chair: Ron McEwan. (239) 343-6053.

Evening with the Red Sox at JetBlue Park to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. Chair: Jim Larkin. (239) 334-1886.

Let the Fun Times Roll at Mardi Gras at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. $250 and up. Chairs: Janet and Blake Gable. (239) 261-8284.

Parkinson’s Walk to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. (239) 417-3465.

Silver Ring Thing to benefit the One by One Leadership Foundation. $15 plus cost of ring. (239) 248-5857.

 

March 2014

1 Bucket List Bash at the Naples Jet Center to benefit the American Cancer Society. $425. Chairs: Bev and Art Cherry. (239) 261-0337.

1 CREW Concert and Silent Eco-Auction at Riverside Park to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Chair: Brenda Brooks. (239) 657-2253.

1 Fly-In/Cruise-In at the Naples Airport to benefit the Lorenzo Walker Education Foundation. $10. Chair: Barbara Ann Vickery. (239) 377-0900.

1 Naples Craft Beer Fest at Bayfront Place to benefit the Naples North Rotary Club Foundation. $50. Chair: Jeff Clapper. (239) 398-3622.

1 A Night in Monte Carlo at the Port Royal Club to benefit the Archangel Fund. (239) 262-0353.

1 Ninth Annual Very Special Evening for Very Special People: Mardi Gras at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. Chair: Angie Herrington. (239) 594-9007.

1 Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon—Oh, the Places You’ll Go! at the Hilton Naples to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. $75. Chair: Kathy Courtnage. (239) 498-7789.

1 Sixth Annual Hope, Love & Faith MS 5K Run/Walk at Artis—Naples to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS. $20. Chairs: Dr. Alan Galbut, Adam B. Guercio. (239) 592-7020.

1 Three Sticks for Kicks at Vi at Bentley Village to benefit Charity for Change. $125. Chair: Wes Weidenmiller. (239) 784-7945.

1 Toast the Ghost at the Players Club at Lely Resort to benefit Friends of Fakahatchee. $100. Chair: Jimene Rinehart. (239) 293-8742.

1-2, 4, 6 Wine and cheese parties at private residences to benefit Tumaini Fund USA. (239) 262-0170.

2 Stay at Home and Read—Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday to benefit First Book—Collier County. $500 provides books for one classroom for an entire year. Chair: Nora Kolmer. (239) 598-9598.

3 Annual “Q” Gala at the Cohen Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, to benefit Quality of Life Center of Southwest Florida. (239) 334-2797.

5 Dining for Philanthropy throughout Naples to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. (239) 262-6331.

6 Celebration of Hope Benefit Dinner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to benefit St. Matthew’s House. (239) 774-0500.

6 Magic Under the Mangroves on site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. $750 per person, $3,500 and up per patron package. Chair: Lynne Shotwell. (239) 403-4218.

6 Wines Around the World at Shula’s Steak House, Naples, to benefit the Ricky King Children’s Fund. $225. Chair: Heather Tice. (239) 449-0209.

7 Stars in the Arts at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. (239) 254-8242.

7 Third Annual Arsenault Event at Arsenault Gallery to benefit Tumaini Fund USA. Chair: Grace Gokturk. (501) 454-8428.

7 Women Making History to benefit the American Business Women’s Association—Neapolitan Chapter. $75. Chair: Rachelle Youmans. (239) 593-3777.

8 Chocolate Extravaganza at Robb & Stucky International, Naples, to benefit Project Help of Naples. $85. Chair: Andrea White. (239) 649-1404.

8 Everglades Homes & Gardens Tour at McLeod Park to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. $20. Chair: Marya Repko. (239) 695-2905.

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

8 “A Passport to the Stars” Gala to benefit Hope for Haiti. $350. Chairs: Jo O’Reilly, Mary Ethiele, Pat Holmes. (239) 434-7183.

8 Race for the Cure at Coconut Point Mall to benefit Susan G. Komen of Southwest Florida. (239) 498-0016.

8 Zoobilee 2014 on site to benefit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. (239) 262-5409, ext. 147.

9 Tamra Nashman & Friends Fifth Annual Evening of Musical Delights at Covenant Community Church to benefit Laces of Love. $25-$50. Chairs: Jeanne Nealon, Tamra Nashman. (239) 591-1172.

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

11 Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. $150. Chair: Sam Galloway Jr. (239) 332-7687.

11 Stay-at-Home Tea to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. Donation. Chair: Beverly Vining. (239) 261-1774.

13-15 Shell Show at the United Church of Marco to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. $2 requested donation. Chair: Jae Kellogg. (239) 963-4694.

15 Batfish Bash for the Bay at Rookery Bay Reserve to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. $175-$250. Chair: Judy Hushon. (239) 417-6310.

15 Disaster Preparedness Seminar in Fort Myers to benefit Associa Cares. Chair: Wendy Murray. (239) 277-0718.

15 The Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County. $300. Chairs: Dominic and Rita Cavuto. (239) 455-2655.

15 Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls—Lee County. $50. Chair: Cheryl Komnick. (239) 425-2366.

15 The Peek at the Unique” Home Tour at Sanibel Community Church to benefit the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. $75. Chair: Helen Ramsey. (239) 395-1426.

16 Bowl a Thon at Bowland Beacon to benefit AMIkids Big Cypress. $100. Chair: Sheila Harris-Schutz. (239) 450-0921.

16 Taste of Love 11 at Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings to benefit Special Equestrians. Chairs: Adele Smith, Kim Royal. (239) 851-7070.

19 Uncommon Evening to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. $100. Chair: Gray Davis. (239) 337-9503.

20 30th Anniversary Party on site to benefit the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Chair: Ellen O’Neill. (239) 472-4648.

20 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Port Royal Club to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. Chair: Lucia Barone. (239) 298-4823.

20 Benefit Fashion Show Luncheon and Silent Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. $65. Chair: Dolores Sire Sullivan. (239) 352-0251.

21-22 Spring Show—Songs of the South at North Naples United Methodist Church to benefit Paradise Coastmen. $15-$20. Chair: Larry Leonard. (239) 352-6366.

22 Butterfly Release at Cambier Park to benefit Avow. (239) 261-4404.

22 Celebrity Ball at Bayfront, Naples, to benefit Easter Seals Florida. (239) 992-4680.

22 Farm Day at ECHO Global Farm to benefit the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization. (239) 543-3246.

22 Grapes and Apes at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to benefit the Rotary Club of Naples. $100. Chair: Lori Ganich. (239) 594-6903.

22 Night at the Museum on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. $500. Chair: Charla Press. (239) 260-1708.

22 Swing into Spring for the Arts at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. $145. Chairs: Richard Tooke, Charles Marshall. (239) 775-2800.

24 Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis—Naples to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $1,000 per person, $10,000 and up per table sponsorship. Chairs: Mary Pat and Frank Hussey, Sharon and Timothy Ubben. (239) 325-1725.

25 12th Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon at Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. (239) 432-2223.

28 Artrageous on site to benefit the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. (239) 495-8989.

28 “Big Impressions by Little Artists” at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Chairs: Miranda Sharkey, Carolyn Tieger. (239) 643-3908.

28-29 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival at Veterans Park, Marco Island, to benefit the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club. $6. Chair: Stan Niemczyk. (239) 777-1484.

28-29 Naples Flower Show at the Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. (239) 262-1272.

29 Butterfly Ball at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Avow. $250. Chairs: Robert W. and Linda Morris. (239) 649-3697.

29 Forever in Blue Jeans at Riverpark Community Auditorium to benefit Kneads: A Fresh Vision for Special Education. $75. Chair: Edith Pagoni. (239) 961-8500.

29 On Stage with Florida Rep at Estero Country Club to benefit Florida Rep. $150. Chair: Susan S. Chicone. (239) 461-5925.

29 StarStruck at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit the American Red Cross. $200. (239) 278-3401.

29 Under the Big Top at the Naples Jet Center to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. Chair: Cindy Lightner. (941) 488-4009.

29 Winning Big for Babies to benefit Healthy Start of SWFL. $85 per person, $150 per couple. (239) 425-6926.

30 Annual Gala to benefit TheatreZone. $150-$200. Chairs: Leigh Hazelbaker, Karen Kayser Benson. (239) 398-0832.

31 Women of Initiative at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. $150. Chair: Christine Flynn. (239) 549-5000.

Also in March:

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

Evening of Excellence to benefit Naples Christian Academy. Chair: Trusha Barner. (239) 455-1080.

Girls’ Night Out at Harley-Davidson, Naples and Fort Myers, to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. $35. Chair: Peri Bluemer. (239) 690-4653.

Marco Princess Sunset Cruise to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. (239) 947-6315.

Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz- Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. $285 and up. Chair: Nick Linn. (239) 262-8135.

Parkinson’s Golf Tournament at the Naples Grande Golf Club to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. (239) 417-3465.

Song and Sign Celebration to benefit the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center. $15. Chair: Lori Timson. (239) 461-0334.

Spring Tea at the Port Royal Club to benefit Mother Frances De Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless. (239) 424-0102.

 

April 2014

3 10th Year Celebration on site to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. Chair: John C. Wasmer III. (239) 455-2707.

3 Goddess Night: The Fine Art of Being a Woman at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Naples Art Association. (239) 262-6517.

4-5 Mike Ditka/Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational at the Golf Club of the Everglades to benefit the Foundation for the Immokalee Child Care Center. $550 per person, $2,000 per corporate foursome. Chair: Jim Hart. (239) 261-1774.

5 12th Annual Walkathon at Cambier Park to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Chairs: Rosemary Pace, Rosemarie Kirk. (239) 260-7300.

5 Bling Bash to Smash Slavery at Forever Green Shopping Center, Sanibel, to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. Chair: Nola Theiss. (239) 415-2635.

5 Festive, Colorful, South American FUNraiser at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. $500. Chairs: Jackie Bearse, Jared Brancazio. (239) 432-8325.

5 Run for Music on site to benefit Artis—Naples. (239) 254-2709.

5 Serve-a-Thon at First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs to benefit Love INC of South Lee and North Collier Communities. Sponsorships available. Chair: Ron Watford. (239) 405-8595.

5 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida division. $400. Chairs: Dr. Ronald and Beth Levine, Randy and Kim Bellestri. (239) 495-4900.

6 BBQ, Bands & Brew at Lee County Alliance for the Arts to benefit Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care. $10. Chair: Heidi Taulman. (239) 938-0056.

6 Gems of the Baroque at Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral, to benefit The Bach Ensemble. Chair: Carol Hedman. (239) 732-1055.

6 Naples Music Festival Bahama Beach Bash on Third Street South to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. $40 in advance, $50 on day of, $350 per VIP. Chair: Patrick Trittler. (239) 434-6697.

7 Ed Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament at The Club Pelican Bay to benefit The Founders Fund. $2,500 and up per sponsorship; minimum includes two tickets. Chair: Tom Lear. (239) 596-7990.

7 Spring Boutique & Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. (239) 482-4637.

8 Night on the Town at Morgan House Restaurant to benefit Foster Care Advisory Services. $85. Chair: Charles Johnson. (239) 939-1338.

8 Red Wagon Gala at the Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Christ Child Society of Naples. $300. Chair: Dara Gorman. (239) 434-2060.

10 Eighth Annual Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Classic at Quail West to benefit Healthcare Network of SWFL Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. $250 minimum contribution. Chair: Jim Johnson. (239) 658-3113.

11 ForEverglades Naples at Collier Collection at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research to benefit the Everglades Foundation. $350 per person, $500 per patron. Chairs: Ellin Goetz, Kathy Wheeler. (305) 251-0001.

11 Golden Apple Banquet at Harborside Convention Center to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. $150. Chair: Beverly Burke. (239) 337-0433.

12 Celebrate Bonita! at Riverside Park to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. Chair: Lora Taylor. (239) 949-6262.

12 Relay for Life—Naples at Gulfview Middle School to benefit the American Cancer Society. (239) 261-0337.

17 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. (239) 225-2590.

19 American Virtuosi Dinner on site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. (239) 333-1933.

19 Turn Mercato Teal at Mercato to benefit Project Help of Naples. (239) 649-1404.

24 Annual Fashion Show at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit the Zonta Club of Naples. $85. Chair: Laura Carlton. Honorary Chair: Lois Thome. (239) 455-0760.

25 A Swing of Grace at Imperial Golf Club to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. $150 per person, $600 per foursome. Chair: Dick Gast. (239) 455-2707.

25-27 Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament from Goodland to Bonita to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. $125-$625. Chair: Jaime French. (239) 213-8810.

26 44th Annual Scholarship Winners’ Recital at First United Methodist Church to benefit the Naples Music Club. (239) 262-5093.

27 24th Annual Taste of Marco at The Espalande to benefit Greater Marco Family YMCA. $5 per adult, free for children 12 and under. Chair: Allyson Richards. (239) 394-9622.

27 Pars for Paws Golf Tournament at Foxfire Country Club to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. $100. Chair: Sondra Rice. (239) 961-1015.

Also in April:

Ante up for Autism Poker and Silent Auction at Shoeless Joes to benefit Peace by Piece. $100 buy-in. Chair: Tracey Demerast. (239) 245-8301.

Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser across Lee and Collier counties to benefit Adonis Autism Foundation. $30 minimum donation. Chair: Beth Cameron. (239) 278-3900.

Golf & Dinner with Live Auction to benefit Cure Cancer. (239) 593-3555.

Golf Tournament to benefit the One by One Leadership Foundation. (239) 248-5857.

Old Bags Luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. (239) 775-3862.

Rackets Up! Tennis Fundraiser at the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center, Cambier Park, to benefit the Salvation Army of Collier County. (239) 775-9447.

 

May 2014

3 “Connecting Faith and Families for 75 Years” Gala Celebration to benefit St. Francis Xavier School. (239) 334-7707.

3 Derby Dash at Ridgway Bar & Grill to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. $50. Chair: Marguerite Steege. (239) 572-2079.

3 Fifth Annual Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. (239) 565-6714.

3 Kentucky Derby Party to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. (239) 596-2988.

3 Lipman Golf Classic Tournament at Naples Heritage Golf Club to benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association. $225 per person, $250-$10,000 per sponsorship. Chair: Brad Young. (800) 282-6540.

5 2014 Inter-Club Challenge at The Old Collier Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. (239) 430-9122.

6 17th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golfathon at Imperial Golf Club to benefit St. Matthew’s House. Chairs: Ron Pederson, Nevin Souers. (239) 298-5026.

9 Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Education Foundation—Champions for Learning. (239) 643-4755.

9 Key West Vacation Raffle to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. (239) 643-4077.

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

10 Goodwill Golf Classic at Coral Oaks Golf Course to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. (239) 995-2106.

15 Feed the Cape across Cape Coral to benefit Cape Coral Caring Center. Chair: Julie Ferguson. (239) 945-1927. Continues through Aug. 15.

16 Fore Love Golf and Tennis Tournament at Kensington Golf & Country Club to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. $175 for golf, $50 for tennis. Chairs: Jackie Ressa, Patsy Zalokar. (239) 331-4850.

22 Winged Foot banquet at the Waldorf Astoria Naples to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. $250; table sponsorships available. Chair: H. A. (Bud) Hornbeck II. (239) 280-3200.

Also in May:

Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. (239) 262-4448.

ArtsNaples World Festival throughout Naples. (239) 390-2788.

Boots & Boogie Bash to benefit Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida. (239) 262-1808.

Golf Outing to benefit The Passion Foundation. (239) 898-6441.

State of Our Schools/Partners in Education Breakfast at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. (239) 337-0433.

Wine Tours on Fifth Avenue South, Naples, to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. $25 per person, $45 per couple; includes wine glass and “passport.” (239) 692-8436.

 

August 2014

9 Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction at Harborside Event Center to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. $125. Chair: Jennifer Benton. (239) 939-2553.

23 Golden Baby Shoe Awards at The Club at Grandezza to benefit Healthy Start of SWFL. (239) 425-6926.

27 Love That Dress! at Embassy Suites, Estero, to benefit PACE Center for Girls—Lee County. $30. Chair: Kendra Sutton. (239) 910-6414.

30 Pilot 5K Run/Brain Power Walk & Kid’s Run at Lowdermilk Park to benefit the Naples Pilot Foundation. $10 and up. Chair: Suzanne Lester. (239) 289-8268.

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