Events


Gulfshore Life 2014-2015 Social Calendar

Southwest Florida's year in fundraisers, galas, parties and more.

BY September 30, 2014

 

September ’14

5 Gulfshore Business 40-under-40 Awards Celebration at Harborside Event Center. $55. To purchase tickets, visit 40under40gsb.eventbrite.com or call (239) 449-4154.

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

10 Fall Kickoff for the “CCCR Business 100” sponsored by Thrivent Financial at Paradise Furnishings to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. (239) 643-3908.

13 Vaudeville Fundraiser on site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. $50. Chair: Annette K. Trossbach.
(239) 218-0481.

18 New Trends in Philanthropy by Dr. Una Osili of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University at Hodges Uni- versity, Naples campus, to benefit the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Everglades Chapter. (239) 877-6261.

20 20th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club East to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. $150. Chair: Klair M. Snellbaker. (239) 432-2223.

24 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast at the Hilton Naples to benefit United Way of Collier County. (239) 261-7112.

26 Fashion for Her 2014 presented by D’Latinos Magazine at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. $75-100. Chair: Mayela Rosales.

27 aMUSEd on site to benefit Lee County Alliance for the Arts. $100. (239) 939-2787.

27 Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit United Way of Collier County. Suggested donation $10 per family. Chair: Steve Carnell. (239) 261-7112, ext 201.

28 Dr. Piper Golf Classic at the Golf Lodge at the Quarry to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. $100 per player, $400 per four-player team, $500 per four-player corporate team and hole sign. Chair: Steve Nemazie. (239) 580-7568.

Also in September:

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

Christmas Cards at rcma.org to benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association. (800) 282-6540. Continues through Christmas 2015.

Steptember to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida. (239) 643-5338.

 

October ’14

2 Artful Giving Funky & Fabulous Interior Designs Auction at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. $50. Chair: Barbara Farrell. (239) 454-8583.

4 George De Marco Memorial Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. $125. Chair: Loretta De Marco. (239) 643-4077.

4 Tee Time for Tots in Fort Myers to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. (239) 278-1002.

5 CMAA Gala at Bonita Bay Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Chair: Al Kinkle. (239) 437-0404.

6 CMAA Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. (239) 343-6950.

7 10th Annual Physicians’ Talent Showcase at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic, St. Matthew’s House and Steinway Piano Society. $95. Chair: Ashley Aloizakis. (239) 498-9884.

10 23rd Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. (239) 590-1067.

10 Fourth Annual Save a Life Germain BMW of Naples Golf Scramble at Golf Club of the Everglades to benefit the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition. $200 per golfer. Chair: Dr. Todd Vedder. (239) 537-3436.

10 Golf Fore Kids’ Sake at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast—Collier. $200. Chair: Bill LoPresti. (239) 331-7133.

11 Busey Bank Run for Prevention at Lakes Regional Park to benefit Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free South- west Florida. $25. Chair: Jonathan Engh. (239) 931-9317.

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

11 Second Annual Golf Tournament at Marco Island Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. (239) 394-4221.

11 Summer Golf Series for United Way at River Hall Country Club to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee. (239) 433-2000.

14 Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. $40, $50 for CEUs. Chair: Jeanne Sweeney. (239) 267-1777.

16 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.

17-19 BB&T-Oswald Trippe/DVIC Surf and Turf Experience at South Seas Island Resort to benefit Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers. $1,500 per participant. Chairs: John M. Pollock, Gray G. Davis. (239) 433-8523.

18 Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival at Mercato to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. (239) 437-0202.

18 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.

18 Fall for the Arts on site at the arts amphitheater and field to benefit Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
(239) 939-2787.

18 Howl-a-Thon on site to benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experi- ence Center. (239) 455-1698.

18 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Tanger Outlets to benefit the American Cancer Society of Lee County. (239) 936-1113.

18 Ninth Annual Stingray Golf Tournament at TwinEagles to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. (239) 793-1986. Rain date Dec. 13.

18 Seventh Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney at Collier’s Reserve Country Club to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation. $150. Chair: Dr. Alan Galbut. (239) 595-7179.

19 Naples Concert Band’s First Concert of the Season at the Cambier Park Bandshell to benefit Naples Concert Band. Free, donations accepted. Chair: Ev Hughes. (239) 263-9521.

21 Third Annual Golf Tournament at Naples Lakes Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. $150. Chair: Gary Tincu. (239) 775-4806.

20-21 Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic at Hideout Golf Club to benefit the Gar- den of Hope and Courage. (239) 434-6697.

25 56th Annual NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit NCH Healthcare System. $500. Chairs: Kevin and Cortney Beebe. (239) 624-2000.

25 Backyard Bash: Kickoff on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. (239) 514-0084.

25 Cabaret and Cabernet at Lee County Alliance for the Arts to benefit Young Artists Awards. $35. Chair: Katherine Boren. (239) 574-9321.

25 Off the Wall Art Auction to ben- efit ABLE Academy. $50. Chair: Colleen Cornwall. (239) 352-7600.8

27 Going to the Chapel at The Chapel Grill to benefit Senior Friendship Centers Friendship Health Clinic. $150. Chairs: Cherry Smith, Maureen Lerner. (239) 566-7425.

29 Campaign Kickoff at Harborside Event Center to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee. Chair: Buddy Kubesh. (239) 433-2000, ext. 225.

30 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County at the Naples Grande to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. $250 per person, $1,800 per table of eight. Chair: Tom O’Reilly. (239) 225-2590.

31 Inaugural Golf Tournament at
 Old Corkscrew Country Club to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. (239) 992-3034.

31 Pink Promise Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. (239) 498-0016.

Also in October:

Raising the Bar for AMIkids Southwest Florida to benefit AMIkids Southwest Florida. (239) 765-9696.

 

November ’14

1 FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. (239) 325-1700.

1 Light the Way Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Salvation Army. $300. Chairs: Sharon R. Trei- ser, Sheila Zellers. (239) 210-3081.

1 Over the Edge High-rise Rappelling Event in Fort Myers to benefit The Heights Foundation. (239) 482-7706.

2 Taste of the Town at JetBlue Park to benefit Junior League of Fort Myers. $5 per adult, free for kids under 12. Chairs: Ashley Hull, Rhonda Godbold. (239) 277-1197.

3 ASK Luncheon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee. $75 per ticket, table sponsorships available. Chair: Anne Wittenborn. (239) 470-7548.

3-9 Paint the Beach, Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats at Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. Gala awards and preview party $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Chair: Michele Buelow. (239) 463-3909.

6-8 Fifth Annual Storytellers Creative Arts Conference at Covenant Church of Naples, Florida Gulf Coast University and Artis—Naples to benefit Storytellers Cre- ative Arts. $109 until Sept. 30, $129 after. Chair: Bill Barnett. (239) 250-1822.

6-9 Naples International Film Festival at Artis—Naples and Silverspot Cinema to benefit the Naples International Film Festival. $13-169. (239) 775-3456.

7 CREW Stanley Hole Golf Tournament to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. (239) 657-2253.

7 Dining for a Cause at the Bentley Village Clubhouse to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. $100. Chairs: Lori Nelson, Maytee Gomez. (239) 992-3034.

7 High Hands for Hunger to benefit Community Cooperative. (239) 332-7687. Continues Jan. 31.

7-8 “Guardian Anglers” All Release Fishing Tournament to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay and Coast Conservation Association—Florida. (239) 530-5971. Captains reception Nov. 7 at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.

8 American Girl Fashion Show at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. $100 per person, $1,000 and up per sponsorship. Chair: Melissa Cunningham. (239) 343-6106.

8 Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction: An Evening in Old Hollywood at Harborside Event Center to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. $150. Chair: Jenna Persons. (239) 939-2553.

8 Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on site to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. $275. Chairs: Gary and Connie Sharpe. (239) 596-2988.

8 Elephant Fest at the Naples Zoo to ben- efit the Alzheimer’s Support Network. $25 suggested donation. Chair: Clarke Pollard. (239) 262-8388.

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

8 Path to Wellness 5K Run/Walk Celebrating Recovery at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit SalusCare. $20 per walker, $25 per runner. Chair: Todd Cordisco. (239) 791-1575.

8 Walk for Life and Diaper Derby at Golden Gate Community Park to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center SWFL. (239) 513-9775.

9 10th Anniversary Gala: An Evening with Shirley Jones at T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House to benefit TheatreZone. $275 per person, $500 per couple. Chair: Karen Kayser Benson. (239) 293-0354. Private reception with Shirley Jones at a private Gulf Shore penthouse.

9 Boogie on the Beach at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Light- house of Collier. $75 per adult, $25 per child under 18, free for children under 5. Chair: Lori Bassano. (239) 597-0445.

9 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. (239) 263-9521.

9 CROW’s Taste of the Islands at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. $5, free for children 12 and under. (239) 472-3644, ext. 221.

10 Distinguished Citizens “Good Scout” Dinner and Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America. $2,000 per table. (239) 896-8072.

10 Guild Celebrity Cocktail Party at a private home in Naples to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. (239) 261-6600.

10 Seventh Annual Champagne Brunch & Fashion Show at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. (617) 510-4468.

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

12 Hats in the Garden on site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. $550 and up. Chairs: Donna S. Hall, Harriet H. Hub- bell. (239) 643-7275.

13 Gulfshore Life’s Men and Women
of the Year Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club. (239) 449-4154.

13 National Philanthropy Day to benefit the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Everglades Chapter. $75 per guest, $50 per member. Chair: Elizabeth Morano. (239) 877-6251.

13 YLCC Annual Dinner Banquet at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Young Life Collier County. Chair: Pam Mitchell. (239) 260-5047.

13-16 The Naples Grape Escape on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Rotary Club of Naples. $100. Chair: Rich Ahrens. (408) 209-9524.

14 2014 Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. $550. Chair: Joseph Zednik. (239) 430-9122.

14 Annual Event at the Cohen Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. (239) 334-2797.

15 2014 Whirl ’n Twirl: a Hula Hoop- a-thon at Cambier Park to benefit the Naples Alliance for Children. Chair: Myra Shapiro. Honorary Chairs: Bill Barnett, Colleen Kvetko, Lavern Gaynor. (239) 263-2544.

15 Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. $750. Chairs: Marni and Neil Chur, Ashley and Adam Gerry. (239) 597-7575, ext. 211.

15 The Calusa and Cocktails at the Marco Island Historical Museum to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. Chair: Patricia Rutledge. (239) 394-1550.

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

15 Naples Wine and Food Festival on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. (239) 692-8436.

15 Sound Minds Music Festival and Mental Health Symposium at Naples Botanical Garden and Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit David Lawrence Center and Foundation. (239) 455-8500.

15 Walk to End Alzheimer’s—Collier County at Fleischmann Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Chair: Tiffany Kane. (727) 578-2558.

15 Welcome Back Home Dedications at Regal Acres to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. (239) 775-0036.

17 2014 Charity Classic Pro-Am at The Old Collier Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. (239) 430-9122.

20 Celebrate the Arts at LaPlaya Resort to benefit United Arts Council. $250. Chairs: Robin Hamilton, Robin Gray. (239) 254-8242.

20 Dinner/Dance with Billy Dean and Dawn at The Club at Pelican Bay to benefit Sunlight Home. (239) 352-0251.

21 Luminary of the Year Award Luncheon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Hodges University. (239) 482-0019.

21 Old Fashioned Fundraiser—No Auctions, Just Fun at Sugden School of Resort & Hospitality Management, FGCU, to benefit Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation. Sponsorships available. Chair: Judith Hushon. (239) 643-6222.

21 Welcome-Back Historical Talk at Everglades Community Church to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. (239) 695-2905.

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

25 Signature Dessert Auction and Luncheon at Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club to benefit The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. $50. Chairs: Karen Berens, Flo Rogers. (239) 949-0955.

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

30 Deck the Doors at the Marco Island Historical Museum to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. (239) 389-6447.

Also in November:

Annual Appeal Letter to benefit Fresh Start Fund for Abused Women and Children. (239) 598-5911. Continues through December.

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

Gala Event at Palmetto Pines Country Club to benefit the Cape Coral Historical Society. (239) 772-7037.

Grand Opening Celebration at The David and Cecile Wang Opera Center to benefit Opera Naples. (239) 963-9050.

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

 

December ’14

4 40th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District.
 (239) 692-8436.

4 50th Anniversary Celebration at a private club to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. $250. Chairs: Agnes Hall, Patricia Wacker. (239) 643-8925.

4 HOPE Holiday House to benefit HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. (239) 267-1777.

4 Hope Shines VIP Reception at a private home to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County. (239) 260-7300.

4 Power of the Purse with special guest Erin Brockovich at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. $250, sponsorships available. Chair: Myra Friedman. (239) 649-5000.

5 Anniversary Celebration on site to benefit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary & the Blair Audubon Center. Chair: Beth Preddy. (239) 435-3938.

5 Big Cypress National Preserve 40th Birthday Bash to benefit The South Florida National Parks Trust. $75-100.
(239) 695-1107.

5 Christmas Gala to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Von Zwehl. (239) 687-6405.

5 Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit the Naples Historical Society. $350 per person, $550 per patron, $5,000 per Angel Table of eight. Chair: Mary S. Smith. (239) 261-8164.

5 Hope Shines Luncheon—The Magic Is You! with guest speaker Kevin Hines at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County. $2,000 per table of eight, $2,500 per table of 10. Chairs: Lindy and Lindsey Thomas. (239) 260-7300.

6 Fourth Annual LifeWalk 2015 at Jaycee Park to benefit Lifeline Family Center. (239) 242-7238.

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

6 Meal-packing Event at Gulf Coast High School to benefit Hope for Haiti. (239) 434-7183.

6 Swamp Heritage Festival at Big Cypress National Preserve Welcome Center to benefit The South Florida National Parks Trust. (305) 665-4769.

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

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

7 Comedy Cabaret at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children, SWFL. (239) 262-1808.

7 Holly Ball at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. (239) 472-3644.

8 The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. $750. Chair: Terri Fisher. (239) 825-4851.

12 CAPA Art Forms—Sculpture at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt to benefit the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. (239) 775-2800.

12 Winter Gala to benefit Artis—Naples. (239) 597-1111.

13 Fifth Annual Tara’s Jingle Jog to benefit The Passion Foundation. (239) 898-6441.

13 Girls on the Run 5K at Community School of Naples to benefit Girls on the Run of Collier County. $25. Chair: Chase Grimes. (440) 731-1111.

13 Whisker Wonderland Ball at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit Naples Cat Alliance. $125. Chair: Pam Reed. (239) 300-0829.

18 Chanukah Celebration at the lawn at Mercato to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. (239) 263-4205.

24 Holidays Without Hunger at Harborside Event Center to benefit Meals of Hope. $500 per five-person station, $1,000 per 10-person station. (239) 513-7990.

Also in December:

Annual Client Holiday Party on site to benefit LARC. (239) 334-6285.

Lights of Love to benefit the Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation. (239) 682-7284.

 

January ’15

8 Opening Gala Celebrating the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center on site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. (239) 643-7275.

8-10 Offshore Sailing School’s 50th Anniversary Celebrity Pro-Am Regatta at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—Southern Florida & Puerto Rico Chapter. $250. Chairs: Doris and Steve Colgate. (954) 744-5227.

10-11 30th Annual Cape Coral Rotary Festival of the Arts on Cape Coral Parkway to benefit the Rotary Club of Cape Coral. Chair: John Jacobsen. (239) 699-7942.

10-11 Bonita Springs National Art Festival in downtown Bonita Springs, Riverside Park and adjacent streets
to benefit Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. Donations accepted. Chair: Barry Witt. (239) 495-8989. Continues Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and March 14-15.

12 “Round Up” Celebration at Pelican Bay Club to benefit the Latchkey League. $99. Chair:
 Myra Daniels. (239) 777-6100.

13 Our Passions in Life Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Society. $40. Chair: Maria Kernan. (239) 454-6817.

14 “Water Works” First Annual Luncheon at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. (239) 262-0304.

15 Wines Around the World at a private home in Naples to benefit The Naples Players. $150, $90 tax deductible. Chair: Delores R. Sorey. (239) 263-2673.

13 Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award benefit dinner at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at Southwest Florida Com- munity Foundation. $175. Chairs: Kristine Meek, Juliana Meek. (239) 261-2637.

14 Fire & Ice, Igniting the Flame of Learning at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Guadalupe Center. $500. Chairs: Sandy Vasey, Linda Yost. (239) 657-7158.

14 Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Symposium at the Cohen Center Ballroom, Florida Gulf Coast University, to benefit the Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida. (239) 281-2233.

17 Cattle Barons’ Ball of Lee County
at Top Rocker Field at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, Fort Myers, to benefit the American Cancer Society of Lee County. $1,000 per VIP couple, sponsorships available. Chairs: David and Kerri Call. (239) 936-1113, ext. 3906.

17 Fashion Luncheon at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. $75. Chair: Anne M. Marchetti. (239) 417-3465.

17 Friends of Hope Wine Dinner at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Hope Hospice. (239) 482-4673.

17 Ninth Annual Wishmaker’s Ball at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. $250. (239) 992-9474, ext. 22.

17 Second Annual Fashion Show Face-Off to benefit St. Matthew’s House. (239) 774-0500.

17 Signatures of Greece—An Elegant Evening at the Parthenon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit David Lawrence Center and Foundation. $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron, $10,000 per premier sponsor. Chairs: Caryn Buechel, Renae Burgess, Jenny Haire. (239) 304-3505.

17 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Donations accepted. Chairs: Anne Rose, Dr. Michael Weiss. Honorary Chair: Lois Thome. (239) 334-7007, ext. 132.

21 Kitchen Tour 2015 at various homes in Naples to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. $100. Chair: Debra McInnis. 
(239) 262-6331.

23-25 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. $8,500 per couple, $20,000 per two-couple ticket for the same vintner dinner. Chairs: Sharon and Chuck Hallberg, Sandi and Tom Moran. (239) 325-2970.

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

24 Sixth Annual Walking Challenge at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. $20 per walker plus one child, $10 per additional child. Chairs: Dick Lynch, Tom Mann. (617) 510-4468.

24-26 Sanibel’s Fun Fest to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. Chair: Nichole McHale. (239) 472-2155.

25 50th Anniversary Benefit in Naples to benefit Naples Music Club. $200. Chair: Anne Roberts. (239) 262-5093.

26 An Evening of Carmen at Quail West Country Club to benefit Classical South Florida—88.7FM. $175. Chair: Claudia Polzin. (239) 290-9433.

27 Love Your Neighbor at a private home in Gulf Harbour to benefit The Heights Foundation. $150. (239) 482-7706.

28 2015 Youth Haven Home, Hope and Healing Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Youth Haven. $300. Chairs: Brenda O’Connor, Stacey Herring. (239) 687-5155.

28 Night of Champions at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Education Foundation—Champions for LearningTM. $250. (239) 643-4755.

30 The Choice Affair at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Collier County. $350 or $500 per person, $1,500-10,000 per sponsorship. Chair: Marla Weiss. (239) 262-8923, ext. 309.

30-31 Art Walks the Runway Week- end of Fashion at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Florida Arts. Chair: Melissa DeHaven. (239) 333-1933.

31 Annual Community Celebration at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Chairs: Rosalee Bogo, Wallie Lenchner, Phyllis Seaman, Andrea Tretter. (239) 263-4205.

31 Atocha Coin Display at Cape Coral Historical Museum to benefit the Cape Coral Historical Society. (239) 772-7037.

31 Celebrate Seacrest: Rock On! The Sequel at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. $175. Chairs: Bob and Mariann MacDonald, Andrew and Megan Miller, John and Maria Scalli. (239) 793-1986.

31 Have Strings, Will Swing! on site at Schein Performance Hall to benefit BIG Arts. $95-500. Chair: Lee Ellen Harder. (239) 395-0900.

Also in January:

Breakfast for Babies to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. (239) 267-4663.

Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Grand Pavilion to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. $320 to $450 per person for four lectures. Chairs: Nick Linn, Patricia Sherry. (239) 262-8135. Continues through March.

 

February ’15

2 Fashion Show at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Latchkey League. (239) 775-9447.

2 Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence® Annual Men’s Event: A Tail- gate Party at Bay Colony to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. (239) 775-3862.

5 Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show Featuring Giorgio Armani Spring 2015 Collezioni at Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, to benefit the Saint Ann School Foundation. $750. Chairs: Christine and Terry Flynn, Mary and Tom Parent. Honorary chairs: Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer. (239) 262-4110.

5 Wine, Women & Shoes Luncheon 2015 at Quail West to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples. Chair: Karen Ann Richards. (239) 643-4673.

6 Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos magazines present The Face Awards at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Visit faceswfl.com for additional information.

6 Set Sail for Fun Time at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. $300 and up. Chairs: Roma Michnal, Lynn Nolan. (239) 514-3184.

6-8 ArtFest Fort Myers on Edwards Drive, downtown Fort Myers, to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. Free admission, $75 per VIP. (239) 768-3602.

7 2015 House & Garden Tour at the Naples Botanical Garden Welcome Center Hospitality Event Plaza to benefit the Naples Garden Club. $100 per general admission, $175 per patron. Chair: Arlene Cluff. (239) 262-1272.

7 21st Annual Storybook Ball Honoring Mary and Norman Love at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Ronald McDonald Charities of Southwest Florida. $300. Chair: Heidi Frederic. (239) 437-0202.

7 The Fine Art of Culture at the Port Royal Club to benefit the Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. $350. Chairs: Rebecca Lambert, Laura Strain, Stephanie Dixon, Karen Gburek. (239) 262-0353.

7 For the Love of Art at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Naples Art Association. $250. Chairs: Marjorie John- son, Stacey Bulloch. (239) 262-6517.

7 Night at the Museum: Big Wigs on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. $400. Chair: Vicki Tracy. (239) 514-0084, ext. 1714.

7 The President’s Celebration 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. $750 per person, $1,500 per couple, $5,000-$50,000 per patron level. Chair: Miller Couse. (239) 590-1077.

7-8 Everglades Seafood Festival in Everglades City to benefit the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area. Chair: Carol Foss. (239) 695-2277.

9-10, 15 Third on Canvas in the Third Street South district to benefit David Law- rence Center. Painting days Feb. 9 and 10, auction Feb. 15. (239) 261-6707.

10 The ACE Group Classic at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. (239) 825-4851.

10 Stars in the Arts at the Naples Grande to benefit United Arts Council. (239) 254-8242.

12 Banquet for Life at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center SWFL. (239) 513-9775.

13 Celebration of Reading at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. $250 per person, $5,000 and up per sponsorship. Chairs: Fred and Stephanie Pezeshkan, Thomas R. and Ann Grady. Honorary Chair: Gov. Jeb Bush. (239) 277-6295.

14 24th Annual Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. (239) 226-1221.

14 Ferrari Club Car Show on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund. $5 donation. Chairs: Patti Byers, Maureen Shuman. (239) 440-3534.

15 Junior Parade, Junior Fun Run, Coronation & Parade Awards in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. (239) 334-2999.

15 Masquerade—Black Tie Gala at Marco Island Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. $150. Chairs: Jim and Allyson Richards. (239) 394-4221.

16 Golf Classic Pairings Party & Auction at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
to benefit Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Communities in Schools, Leadership Foundations and One by One Leadership Foundation of Southwest Florida. (877) 446-6752.

16 Naples Window into Africa at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Tumaini Fund USA. Chair: Rev. Alice Sadler. (501) 454-8428.

17 Basketball Hall of Fame Charity Golf Classic Naples to benefit Children with Promise at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Communities in Schools, Leadership Foundations and One by One Leadership Foundation of Southwest Florida. $7,500 per foursome. Chair: Tom Beynon. (413) 231-5516.

17 Mardi Gras Party at Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Society. $70. Chair: Liz Erikson Marnul. (239) 458-3620.

18 10th Anniversary Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Opera Naples. $300-500 per person, $3,000-5,000 per table of 10. Chairs: Moira Fennessey, Janice Burrus. (239) 963-9050.

19 Fourth Annual Ave Maria University Scholarship Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Ave Maria University. $350 per person, $1,000 per patron, sponsorships available. Chair: Colleen Kvetko. (239) 280-1565.

19 Your Life Calling | A Conversation with Jane Pauley at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The League Club. $250. Chair: Sallie C. Miller. (239) 353-3100.

20 “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” annual luncheon at the Hilton Naples to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier. Chair: Gayle Nelson. (239) 842-5406.

21 12th Annual Block Party featuring “This is Your Life” at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Neighbor- hood Health Clinic. $350. Chair: Susan Jones. (239) 261-6600.

21 Annual Parkinson Walk at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. (239) 417-3465.

21 Charting a New Course for AMIkids Southwest Florida at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club to benefit AMIkids Southwest Florida. $100. Chair: Jim Ingraham.
 (239) 560-6344.

21 Grand Parade from Fort Myers High School to downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. (239) 334-2999.

21 Naples Music Festival at North Naples United Methodist Church to benefit Naples Music Club. (239) 262-5093.

22 Magic Flute—Indigenous Tunes at Gallery on Fifth, Mercato, to benefit the Russian American Museum of Art. (239) 220-7503.

23 Annual Gala “Swing, Swing, Swing” at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. $350. Chair: Roz Travis. Honorary chairs: Betsey and Al Harris. (239) 514-3737.

23 Imagine Solutions Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to bene- fit Searching for Solutions Institute. $600. Chair: Randall Antik. (214) 215-6000.

24 Little Black Dress Garden Party on site to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. $300. Chair: Amy Hale. (239) 434-6697.

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

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

26 Pacesetter Dinner at The Country Club of Naples to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Chair: Dr. Sam Durso. (239) 775-0036. Invitation only.

27 Mentalist Evening Show to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. (239) 472-2155.

27-28 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest 2015 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. Chairs: Elaine Hawkins, Dorothy Fitzgerald. $1,500 for Friday vintner din- ner and Saturday grand tasting and auction; $500 for only Saturday grand tasting and auction. (239) 513-7990.

28 Bizarre Bazaar on site to benefit Montessori Academy of Naples. Chair: Heather Land. (239) 597-2255.

28 Kaleidoscope at the Naples Grande to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. $175. Chair: Marianne Frey. (239) 594-9007.

28 Seventh Annual Benefit Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. $75. Chair: Kathy Courtnage. (239) 498-7789.

28 Sneaker Ball on site to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA. $150. Chair: Deb Campbell. (847) 337-5151.

Also in February:

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. (239) 343-6076.

Captiva Cruise to benefit Gladiolus Learning and Development. (239) 481-2100.

Celebration of Philanthropy to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. (239) 649-5000.

Comedy for a Cause at The Laugh-In Comedy Café to benefit Peace by Piece. (239) 245-8301.

Fourth Annual Fashion Show at Windstar Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. (908) 415-1655.

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

Hearts of Love Gala to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. (239) 267-4663.

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

Strides for Education 5K at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. (239) 337-0433.

 

March ’15

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

2 Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis—Naples to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $1,000. Chair: Mary Pat Hussey. (239) 325-1718.

3 12th Annual Soup Kitchen Benefit to benefit Community Cooperative. $150. Chair: Sam Galloway. (239) 332-7687.

4 Dining for Philanthropy at various homes in Naples to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. (239) 262-6331.

5 The Fine Art of Design at the Port Royal Club to benefit the Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. (239) 262-0353.

5 Magic Under the Mangroves on site to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Patron packages $3,500-50,000. Chair: Lynne Shotwell. (239) 403-4218.

5 Wines Around the World at Shula’s Steak House, Naples, to benefit the Ricky King Children’s Fund. $175. Chair: Heather Tice. (239) 449-0209.

6 Bucket List Bash at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the American Cancer Society. $500. Chairs: Susie Holden McCurry, Jennifer McCurry. (239) 261-0337, ext. 3854.

6 A Knight to Remember … A Night at the Copacabana at The Strand to benefit The Village School. $175. Chair: Jennifer Ferris. (239) 331-8913.

7 Annual Benefit Dinner, Silent Auction and Live Dessert Auction at the Lamb 
of God vineyard, Fort Myers, to benefit Interfaith Charities of South Lee. $40. Chairs: Gary Seacat, Bonnie Olson. (239) 293-9242.

7 Casino Night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Animal Refuge Center. (239) 233-4375.

7 Friends of Baker Park Gala at Baker Park to benefit Friends of Baker Park. $350 per person, $500 per patron. Chair: Delores Sorey. (239) 263-2673.

7 Historic Tour in Everglades City to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. $20. Chair: Marya Repko. (239) 695-2905.

7 Hope Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit JDRF. $400. (239) 591-2825.

7 Kind Mariners Ball at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Freedom Waters Foundation. $300, premium sponsorships available. Chairs: Mike and Carol Donahue. (630) 251-3200.

7 A Passport to the Heart Gala—25th Anniversary Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Hope for Haiti. $500. Chair: Stephanie Dixon. (239) 434-7183.

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

7 Seventh Annual Hope, Love & Faith MS 5K Run/Walk at Artis—Naples to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation. (239) 595-7179.

7 Sponsor Party at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit SanCap Cares. (239) 472-2082.

7-8 Old Florida Festival at the Collier County Museum to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museum. $10. Chair: Brigitte van den Hove-Smith. (239) 450-2204.

8 Family Day at Baker Park to benefit Friends of Baker Park. (239) 263-2673.

8 Tamra & Friends Benefit Concert at Covenant Community Church to benefit LACES of LOVE. $30. Chair: Tamra Nashman Richardt. (239) 293-1215.

8 Taste of Love 12 at Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings to benefit Special Equestrians. $100. Chairs: Adele Smith, Freda Jones, Jan Fifer. (239) 851-7070, (239) 565-3792.

9 Bubbles, Baubles & Broadway at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. $300 per ticket, $600 per couple, $2,400 per table of eight. Chairs: Adria Starkey, David Drobis, Naomi Buck. (239) 261-7529.

9 Lucas Cup Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Talis Pak to benefit JDRF. (239) 591-2825.

10 The Annual Churchill Dinner in Port Royal to benefit The English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. $200. Chairs: Karen Lannan, Pamela Grabczynksi. (239) 435-2507.

12 2015 Gala at the Naples Hilton to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. Chair: Gary Ingold. (239) 262-6381.

12 Humanitarian of the Year Award Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Hodges University. $175. (239) 938-7826.

12-14 Shell Show and Shell Art Sale at United Church to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. $2 requested donation. Chair: Jae Kellogg. (239) 963-4694.

14 Batfish Bash for the Bay at Rookery Bay Reserve Environmental Learning Center to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. $175. (239) 530-5971.

14 The Emerald Ball at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County. $300. Chairs: Dominick and Rita Cavuoto. (239) 455-2655.

14 ZOObilee 2015: Feast with the Beasts on site to benefit the Naples Zoo. $150. Chairs: Tommy Beynon, Reg Buxton. (239) 262-5409, ext. 144.

16 12th Annual Young Artists Awards Gala at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Young Artists Awards. 
(239) 574-9321.

17 Chefs Cooking for Kids at Bay Colony Country Club to benefit Big Brothers Big Sister of the Sun Coast—Collier. $100. Chair: Mike Stephens. (239) 331-7133.

18 An Alzheimer’s Benefit Dinner at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Chair: Katie Hood. (727) 259-2316.

18 Mutts and Martinis at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit Bedtime Bundles. $5. Chair: Dianna Dohm. (239) 393-3415.

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

20 Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee. $50. Chair: Deanna Hansen. (239) 425-2366.

21 10th Annual Imagine GALA on site to benefit the Imaginarium Science Center. $100. Chair: Shannon Goff. (239) 321-7420.

21 15th Annual Island Celebration at South Seas Island Resort to benefit SanCap Cares. Chairs: Dorothy Fitzgerald, Amanda Cross, Mike Mullins. (239) 472-2082.

21 Avow Butterfly Ball at the Naples Grande to benefit Avow. $300. Chair: Lee Pinto. (239) 649-3697.

21 Boots & Boogie Bash at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children, SWFL. $250. Chairs: Chris and Jackie Sereno. (239) 262-1808.

21 CREW Concert and Silent Eco-Auction to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. $20 general admission, $75 VIP. Chair: Brenda Brooks. (239) 657-2253.

21 Farm Day at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. $7. Chair: Danielle Flood. (239) 567-3312.

22 Art Bazaar at Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. (239) 463-3909.

22 Get Electrified at Gallery on Fifth, Mercato, to benefit the Russian American Museum of Art. $100. (239) 220-7503.

24 13th Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. (239) 432-2223.

24 Night on the Town at Morgan House Restaurant and Arcade Theatre to benefit Foster Care Advisory Services. $90. Chair: Charles Johnson. (239) 939-1338.

24 Spring for the Arts Gala at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. $195. Chair: Windstar on Naples Bay Lovers of the Arts. (239) 775-2800.

27 Big Impressions by Little Artists at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. $50. Chairs: Jackie Ressa, Mabel Ramirez.
(239) 643-3908.

27 Friends of Hope Spring Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Hope Hospice. $100. Chairs: Etta Smith, Signe Wynne, Sally Barnes, Barbara Caccese. (239) 489-9164.

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

28 The Beach Ball at the Naples Grande to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center. $250. Chair: Michele Thoman. (239) 263-8383.

28 The “Giver” Challenge at Olde Cypress to benefit Charity for Change. $150. Chairs: Jackie Ressa, Brooke Stone. Honorary Chairs: State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo and John Passidomo. (516) 445-6785, (864) 351-9399.

28 Red Wagon Gala at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Christ Child Society of Naples. $300. Chair: Penny Parmelee. (239) 434-2060.

28 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Market. $500. Chairs: Dr. Larry and Becky Antonucci. (239) 495-4912.

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

30 19th Annual Boston College Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund. (239) 440-3534.

Also in March:

Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Game at Germain Arena to benefit For the Kids Foundation. $20. Chair: Sean Hoover. (239) 541-0461.

Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. $350 per person, $1,500 per patron. Chair: Gwyn Sanford. (239) 775-3862.

Princess Cruise on Marco Island to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. $50. Chair: Vicki Torbush. (239) 641-8661.

Rackets Up! Tennis Fundraiser at Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center, Cambier Park, to benefit Salvation Army. Continues through April.

Stay-at-Home Tea to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. (239) 657-4190.

 

April ’15

9 Goddess Night 2015 at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Naples Art Association. (239) 262-6517.

9 Ninth Annual Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Golf Classic at Quail West Golf Club to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. $250. Chairs: Jim Johnson, Tom Lykos. (239) 658-3113.

10 ForEverglades Naples at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Everglades Foundation. $500. Chair: Ellin Goetz. (239) 823-2517.

10 Golden Apple Teacher Banquet to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. $150. Chair: Beverly Burke. (239) 337-0433.

10 Mike Ditka/Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational Pairings Party at Seminole Casino to benefit the Foundation for the Immokalee Child Care Center. Chair: Jim Hart. (239) 261-1774.

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

11 NCH Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH Healthcare System. (239) 624-2000.

11 Tee It Off “FORE” Kids at Shell Point Golf Club to benefit Gladiolus Learning and Development. $100. Chair: Tim Specht. (239) 481-2100.

12 BBQ, Bands and Brew at Lee County Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Lee Building Industry Association. $10. Chair: Heidi Taulman. (239) 872-3779.

13 2015 Annual Youth Haven Golf Tournament at Grey Oaks Country Club and Golf Course to benefit Youth Haven. (239) 774-2904.

13 Sip and Putt Golf Event at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Angels Undercover of Collier County. Chairs: David Drobis, Lynn Davidson, Lisa Morse. (917) 514-9497.

18 LCEC Cardboard Boat Regatta at Four Freedoms Park to benefit the Rotary Club of Cape Coral. (239) 851-8631.

22 Administrative Professionals Day at Crowne Plaza, Bell Tower Shops, to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. $35 per person, $300 per table of eight. (239) 332-5346.

25 Extravaganza on site to benefit Canterbury School. (239) 481-4323, ext. 213.

25 On Stage with Florida Rep—2015 Gala Event at The Marina at Edison Ford to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. $150. Chair: Robert Cacioppo. (239) 332-4665.

25 A Swing of Grace at Wyndemere Golf and Country Club to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. $200. Chair: Dick Gast. (239) 234-2403.

25-May 9 Women Build throughout Southwest Florida to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. Chair: Cheryl Garn. (239) 652-1677.

30 Printemps à Paris Gala, Paris in Spring Gala at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit ArtsNaples World Festival. $350 per person, $2,400 per table of eight. Chairs: Trey Farmer, Lacey King. (239) 390-2788.

Also in April:

25th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Education Foundation—Champions for Learning. (239) 643-4755.

Annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament in Collier County to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. $100-250. Chair: Jamie French. (239) 206-3501.

Ante Up For Autism at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Peace by Piece. $50. Chair: Tracey Demarest. (239) 245-8301.

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.

Celebration Dinner to benefit the Naples Alliance for Children. (239) 263-2544.

DRIVE THE LANE Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Chair: Lori Burke. (239) 791-7560.

Dubin Golf Classic at Crown Colony Country Club
to benefit the Alvin
A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. (239) 437-3007.

Glitter 5K at Vineyards Community Park to benefit Girls on the Run of Collier County. (239) 777-3720.

Lipman Classic Golf Tournament to benefit
Redlands Christian
Migrant Association. $225 per golfer. Chairs: Jaime Weisinger, Brad Young. (800) 282-6540.

Pars for Paws Golf Tournament at Fox-Fire Country Club to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. $100. Chair: Mendy Gordon. (239) 250-1838.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout Naples to benefit Project HELP. (239) 649-1404.

Tea on the Green in Fort Myers to benefit Senior Friendship Centers. Chair: Cathy Wielgolinski. (239) 275-1881.

Third Color Collier Healthy Run at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition. (239) 537-3436.

 

May ’15


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

2 Derby Dash at Ridgway Bar & Grill to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. $50. Chair: Stephanie Dixon.
(239) 580-8539.

2 Derby Gala to benefit Renaissance Montessori School. $100. Chair: M. Kathleen Leitch. (239) 275-2022.

2 Kentucky Derby Event at The Bay House to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. (239) 596-2988.

2 Savor the Flavor on site to benefit Community School of Naples. (239) 597-7575.

2 Sixth Annual Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. (239) 218-5606.

5 18th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-a-thon at Imperial Golf Club to benefit St. Matthew’s House. Chair: Nevin Souers. (239) 298-5026.

5 Une Grande Symphonie, Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony and Poulenc Organ Concerto at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit ArtsNaples World Festival. (239) 390-2788.

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

Also in May:

Feed the Cape (SOS) Save Our Summer throughout Cape Coral to benefit the Cape Coral Care Center. (239) 945-1927. Continues through August.

Gig for Good in Naples to benefit the Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists. $150. (239) 436-1988.

Golf Classic at the Country Club of Naples to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center. (239) 263-8383.

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

Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Chair: Petra Jones-Ryan. $95. (239) 261-5405.

Winged Foot Banquet to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. $275 per person, $2,000 per table of eight. Chair: H. A. (Bud) Hornbeck II. (239) 280-3200.

 

June ’15


13 Get into Gardening at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. (239) 543-3246.

18 SMART Party 2.0 to benefit the Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida. (239) 281-2233.

Also in June:

Uncommon Evening to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. (239) 337-9503.

 

August ’15

Golden Baby Shoe Awards at The Club at Grandezza to benefit Healthy Start Southwest Florida. (239) 425-6920.

New Play Contest Fundraiser at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Theatre Conspiracy. $50. Chair: Bill Taylor. (239) 936-3239.