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2015 Gulfshore Life Social Calendar

We present dozens upon dozens of the season's hottest fundraising events.

 

 

September '15

Love That Dress! 2015 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit PACE Center for Girls—Collier. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marianne Kearns, (239) 842-5406, [email protected] pacecenter.org. Amount raised when last held: $112,000.

40 Under 40 Awards presented by Gulfshore Business magazine at Harborside Event Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Nicole Black, (239) 449-4154, [email protected] gulfshorebusiness.com

4 Fort Myers Miracle vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs at Hammond Stadium to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. Tickets: $7.50. immokaleechildcarecenter.org

Pilot 5K Run/Brain Power Walk & Kid’s Run at Lowdermilk Park to benefit the Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $18 pre-registration, $25 day of, $10 per student. Contact: Suzanne Lester, (239) 289-8268, [email protected] gcrunner.org

Champagne and Chocolate Tasting Event on the Naples Princess to benefit United Way of Collier County. 6 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jeff Jerome, (239) 659-5176. shulasnaples.com

Quality Life Center Luncheon at Gulf Coast Medical Center to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. Contact: [email protected]

12 Fourth Annual Creating a Future Conference at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples, to benefit Adonis Autism. 9 a.m. Contact: Debby Lasek, de[email protected] adonisautism.org

12 Variety Show Fundraiser on-site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. 7 p.m. Tickets: $75 per person, $130 per couple. Dress code: dressy. Contact: Annette, (239) 218-0481, [email protected] laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Amount raised when last held: $46,000.

19 21st Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: (239) 432-2223. candlelightersswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

19 Coastal Cleanup at all waterways, canals and beaches in Collier County to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful. 8 a.m. Dress code: casual cleanup. Contact: Jim Zimmerman, (239) 580-8319. keepcollierbeautiful.com

23 United Way 2015-2016 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast at the Hilton Naples to benefit United Way of Collier County. 8 a.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Dayhanna Acosta, (239) 261-7112, [email protected] uwcollier.org

24 Trendy Tours and Trendy Travel’s Fourth Annual Travel Expo & Charity Luncheon at the Hilton Naples to benefit Champions for Learning™. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $49. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Denise Lucas, (239) 449-5065 or (239) 449-9408, [email protected] trendytoursflorida.com

24-27 Third Annual New Works Festival at The Norris Center to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. $15 per person, per show. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, [email protected] gulfshoreplayhouse.org 

26 Abstraction on-site to benefit Alliance for the Arts. 7 p.m. Tickets: $100. Contact: Lydia Black, (239) 939-2787, [email protected] artinlee.org/abstraction. Amount raised when last held: $65,000.

26 Docs & Duffers Charity Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club Naples to benefit the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $175 per golfer, $600 per foursome. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: April Donahue, (239) 435-7727, [email protected] ccmsfoundation.org

26 Eighth Annual K Is for Kids Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, Waterside Shops, to benefit the K Is for Kids Foundation. Noon. Dress code: casual. Contact: Karen Clawson, (239) 596-5437, [email protected] kisforkids.org/events

26 Latin Night at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the Hispanic Council Foundation. 6 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: (239) 449-8668. chbpnaples.org/events/categories/the-council-events

26 Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit United Way of Collier County. 8 a.m. Tickets: $10 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ann Bares, (239) 261-7112, [email protected] unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. Amount raised when last held: $29,000.

Also in September

Silent Bingo to benefit the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dianna Druding, [email protected] dsc.us.

 

October '15

Signature Chefs Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit March of Dimes. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, [email protected] marchofdimes.org/floridaevents. Amount raised when last held: $106,000.

​1-31 “I Helped Save A Life” Paper Bra Project at local restaurants, salons, sports bars and workout centers to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8583. pfbcc.org

2 The David Lawrence Center presents Chip in for Golf at The Rookery at Marco golf course to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 1 p.m. scramble. Tickets: $250 per golfer, $1,000 per foursome. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Paige Simpson, (239) 304-3505, [email protected] davidlawrencecenter.org

Classic Car Walk at Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club to benefit the ExEL Foundation. 8 a.m. Tickets: $25 donation. Contact: Sandi Atols, [email protected]

George De Marco Memorial Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Carla Belanger, (239) 643-4077.

Get into Gardening on-site to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, [email protected]

HalloWheels hosted by the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers at Sun Splash Family Waterpark to benefit Meals of Hope. 3 p.m. Tickets: $15. Dress code: costumes welcome. Contact: Mike Fahnlander, (239) 289-7661, [email protected]

Scavenger Dash in downtown Naples to benefit Girls on the Run of Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: $250 per team of four. Dress code: casual. Contact: Christine McConnelee, (239) 777-3720. gotrcc.org/events

Second Annual Golf Classic at Magnolia Landing Golf Course to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steve Nemazie, (239) 332-5346, drpipercenter.org. Amount raised when last held: $7,500.

Second Annual Naples Christian Academy Pro-Am Golf Scramble Fundraiser at Olde Cypress Golf Course to benefit Naples Christian Academy. Noon. Contact: John Brunner, (239) 216-0280, [email protected] napleschristian.net

Mental Health Symposium at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-
casual. Contact: (239) 267-1777. Amount raised when last held: $20,000.

9 24th Annual Founder's Cup Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Lindsey Touchette, (239) 590-1016, [email protected] alumni.fgcu.edu/founderscup. Amount raised when last held: $116,000-plus.

9 28th Annual Fall Golf Classic at The Colony Golf & Country Club to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. rmhcswfl.org

Golf Fore Kids’ Sake at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Lois Ferguson, (239) 331-7133, [email protected] bbbssun.org/events

10 2015 CROW Golf Classic at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit CROW—Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,000 per foursome. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Nanette M. Scoville, (239) 472-3644, [email protected] crowclinic.org

10 Busey Bank Run for Prevention at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: athletic. Contact: Deborah Comella, (239) 931-9317. facebook.com/buseyrunforprevention. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

10 Reach for the Stars! to benefit Renaissance Montessori School. Contact: Kathleen Leitch, (239) 275-2022, [email protected]

10-25 The Glass Menagerie at The Norris Center to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. Tickets: $20-64 per person, per show. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, [email protected] gulfshoreplayhouse.org 

15 Becoming Cosmopolitan—Havana Nights at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: [email protected] communitycooperative.com. Amount raised when last held: $ 50,000.

16 Off the Wall Art Auction on-site to benefit ABLE Academy. 6:30 p.m. $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Colleen Cornwall, (239) 352-7600. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

1618 BB&T-Oswald Trippe/DVIC Surf and Turf Experience at South Seas Island Resort to benefit Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers. 3-6 p.m. Tickets: $1,500. Dress code: casual and business-
casual. Contact: Stacey Mercado, (239) 433-7189, [email protected] dvic.us. Amount raised when last held: $50,000.

17 Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival at Mercato to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the gate. Dress code: casual. Contact: Laura Ragain, (239) 437-0202, [email protected] rmhcswfl.org

17 Eighth Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney at Collier’s Reserve Country Club to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: turkey-casual. Contact: Dr. Alan Galbut, (239) 860-2313, [email protected] empowermenteducation.org. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

17 Largest Human Pink Ribbon in the United States at JetBlue Park to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 9 a.m. Tickets: $20 donation for pink umbrella. Dress code: casual. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8583. pfbcc.org

17 SHAPE UP! at Lowdermilk Park and Beach to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: beach or exercise apparel. Contact: Sarah Hawes, (239) 986-0463; Elizabeth Zuluaga, (239) 331-1957. healthcareswfl.org/?p=7010

17 “Swanky Speakeasy” to benefit Physican Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: Roaring ’20s optional. Contact: Colleen Dunphy, (239) 776-3016, [email protected] plancc.org.

18 CMAA Gala at Pelican Nest Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Barbara Alderson, (239) 444-2360, [email protected]

18 Naples Concert Band’s First Concert of the Season at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

19 Bling, Baubles & Bubbly: Annual Jewelry Show & Sale at Kathleen Bradford’s Studio/Gallery to benefit the Bonita Springs Chapter of Shoes That Fit. 5 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Contact: Pat Leggett, (239) 949-2986, [email protected] artistkb.com. Amount raised when last held: $500.

19 Celebration of Inclusion Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,000 donation for lunch table of eight. specialolympicscollier.org

19 CMAA Classic Golf Tournament at Kensington Golf & Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital. Noon. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mark Neneman, [email protected]

20 Great Futures Start Here Celebration Breakfast on-site to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Tiffany Heck, (239) 325-1736, [email protected]

20 “Model Students at Waterside” Fashion Show at Waterside Shops to benefit Community School of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 per VIP, $100 per reserved, $30 per student/faculty. Dress code: casual-cocktail. Contact: Jane Badger, (239) 597-7575, [email protected] communityschoolnaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $18,000.

22 Corks, Forks & Ale to benefit the Fort Myers YMCA. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Laura Allard, (239) 398-3274, [email protected] swflymca.org/corks

22 “Pelican Bay Year Rounders Club” at Waterside Shops to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. 5 p.m. Tickets: $25. immokaleechildcarecenter.org

23 “GO GREEN” Golf Fundraiser at The Plantation Golf and Country Club to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 12:45 p.m. Tickets: $125 per player. Dress code: golf course attire. Contact: Trish Fancher, (239) 334-3488, [email protected] klcb.org. Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

23-24 Over the Edge Rappelling Event at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit The Heights Foundation. Tickets: $1,200 must be raised by each rappeller in order to participate. Dress code: athletic. Contact: Laurie Stanley, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org

23-25 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250 per angler. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4218, [email protected] conservancy.org

24 Annual Golf Marathon at Country Creek Golf Course to benefit the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 1 p.m. Tickets: by pledges. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Marsha Jamison-Stefan, (239) 200-6918, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $6,000.

24 Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve to benefit the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida (Camelot Comm. Care). 7:30 a.m. Tickets: walkers raise donations; $50 donation required for goodie bag. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nadereh Salim, (239) 226-1524, [email protected] childnetswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $73,000.

24 Boots, Brews and BBQ at Pelican Bay Club to benefit Hodges University. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: Western wear. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153, [email protected] hodges.edu

24 Cabaret and Cabernet and More… at Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Young Artist Awards. 7 p.m. Tickets: $65. Dress code: semi-formal/business. Contact: Katherine Boren, (239) 574-9321, [email protected] young-
artistsawards.org

24 Fort Myers Walk to End Alzheimer's at Centennial Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 9 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tiffany Kane, (800) 272-3900, [email protected] alz.org/flgulfcoast. Amount raised when last held:  $61,000.

24 Light the Night Walk at Centennial Park to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contact: Steven Belcher, [email protected] 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. lightthenight.org/sun

24 Path2Freedom First Annual Golf Tournament at Vineyards Country Club Naples to benefit Path2Freedom. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire; no denim or cargo shorts. Contact: Amanda Davis, [email protected]
path2freedom.org

24 Pints and Paws at The Center Bar, the Promenade, to benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center. 5 p.m. Tickets: $50 presale, $60 day-of; includes admission, entertainment food, craft beer and wine. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Labovitz, (724) 288-2887, [email protected]

24 White Cane Fest at Wa Ke Hatchee Recreation Center to benefit Lighthouse of SWFL. 10 a.m. Contact: Mitch Haley, (239) 997-7797. lighthouseswfl.org

25 AMIkids Bowlathon at Beacon Bowl, Naples, to benefit AMIKids Big Cypress. 1 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Sheila Harris, (239) 450-0921.

25 Italian Fest at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Rotary Club of Fort Myers. 11 a.m. Tickets: donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. rotaryfortmyers.org

25 Naples Concert Band performance at Family Festival Day at Artis—Naples to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

25 Strut Your Mutt at Mercato to benefit Humane Society Naples. 11 a.m. Contact: Christy Saunders, (239) 643-1880, ext. 18, [email protected] hsnaples.org

25 Symphony Society Cool Jazz Concert at the Crown Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $30. Dress code: casual. swflso.org

26 11th Annual Gulfshore Playhouse Charity Golf Tournament at TwinEagles Golf Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, [email protected] gulfshoreplayhouse.org

26 Parkinson Association of SWFL 17th Annual Golf Fundraiser at Imperial Golf Club to benefit the Parkinson Association of SWFL (PASFI). 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Tickets: $250 per player. Dress code: golf-casual. Contact: Marianne Gilhuly, (248) 703-9137; Amy Novakovich, (239) 919-6143. pasfi.org. Amount raised when last held: $20,000.

27 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Naples Lakes Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 12:45 p.m. shotgun, 11 a.m. registration. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf-casual. Contact: Gary Tincu, (239) 293-5293, [email protected] naplesorchestraandchorus.org.

27 An Uncommon Evening at the Burroughs Home & Gardens to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: Roaring ’20s-era or comfortable business attire. Contact: Marilyn Stout, (239) 887-0029, [email protected] uncommonfriends.org. Amount raised when last held: $60,000.

28 2015 MDA Lock-Up of Naples to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Chelsea Rollinger Miller. mdalockup.org/naples2015

29 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $1,800 per table of eight. Dress code: Nice business wear. Contact: Jodie Greenhoe, (239) 225-2590, [email protected] jaswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $95,000-plus.

29 Under the Harvest Moon at The Club at Renaissance to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: upscale attire. Contact: Carrie Grunewald, (239) 334-1886, [email protected] bgclc.net. Amount raised when last held: $75,000.

30 Pink Promise Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Susan G. Komen. 10 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: formal. Contact: Charlie Myrick, (239) 498-0016, [email protected]

31 Annual Golf Tournament at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts. Tickets: $135. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Hyla Crane, (239) 394-4221, [email protected] marcoislandart.org/golf2015

31 Halloween Spooktacular on 5th on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). 4:30 p.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: festive-casual. Contact: Lise Sundrla, (239) 692-8436, [email protected] fifthavenuesouth.com

Also in October

Golfing for Champions at Moorings Country Club to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: (239) 594-9007.

Golf Outing to benefit The Passion Foundation. passion-foundation.org

Red Ribbon Week Celebration to benefit the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Deborah Comella, (239) 931-9317. drugfreeswfl.org

United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast at Harborside Event Center to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee. Dress code:
business-casual. Contact: Louise Hawthorne, (239) 433-2000, ext. 225.

 

November '15

Stroke Victor Paths at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit the Stroke Research Foundation. 3 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Bob Mandell, (239) 249-9575, [email protected] stokerf.org

Taste of the Town at JetBlue Park at Fenway South to benefit the Junior League of Fort Myers. 11 a.m. Tickets: admission $5 per person, free for children younger than 12; parking $5. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 277-1197, [email protected] jlfmtaste.com. Amount raised when last held: $133,000.

Friends for Friendship Dinner on-site to benefit Senior Friendship Health Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Allie Krider Harrison, (239) 566-7425, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $50,000.

2Paint the Beach in Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, to benefit Fort Myers Beach Art Association. 5 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Michele Buelow, (239) 689-1221, [email protected] fortmyersbeachart.com. Amount raised when last held: $5,000.

216 Forget Me Not On-Line Auction to benefit Care Club of Collier County. Contact: Luanne Wahlstrom, (239) 353-1994, [email protected] colliercareclub.org. Amount raised when last held: $9,100.

19th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at Design Studio by Raymond to benefit Project HELP. 6 p.m. Tickets: $95. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Michelle English, (239) 649-1404,  [email protected].

5 2015 Annual Appeal Kickoff at Bonita Bay Club to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. 6 p.m. Tickets $200 per couple. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Judy Dove, (715) 410-3388, [email protected]

25th Anniversary Gala at Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Center to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Contact: [email protected]

The Art of Table Design at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the American Association of University Women of Greater Naples. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Ellen P. Granger, (239) 529-5436, [email protected] aauwgnb.org

Soup & Bread Festival at St. Agnes Parish Center, Naples, to benefit the ExEL Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Brian Ingvalson, (612) 910-1024, [email protected] exel-naples.com. Amount raised when last held: $18,000.

5 World Wine Tour Presented by Myers, Brettholtz and Company, PA at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the gate. Dress code: casual. Contact: Laura Ragain, (239) 437-0202, [email protected] rmhcswfl.org

5 Young Life Banquet to benefit Young Life Naples. 6 p.m. Contact: Sue Demczak, (239) 260-5047. ylcc.younglife.org

5Naples International Film Festival at Artis—Naples and Silverspot Cinema to benefit Naples International Film Festival. naplesfilmfest.com

17th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Humane Society Naples. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $185. Contact: Christy Saunders, (239) 643-1880, ext. 18, [email protected] hsnaples.org

The “Doing the Most Good” Civic Luncheon at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Salvation Army of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Yaremi Morales, (239) 210-4015, [email protected] salvationarmynaples.org

Evening of Music and Arts at Covenant Church of Naples to benefit Storytellers Creative Arts. 7 p.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Bill Barnett, (239) 287-7331, [email protected] storytellerscreativearts.com

6 PACE Center for Girls Annual Luncheon on-site to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 425-2366, [email protected] pacecenter.org/lee. Amount raised when last held: $109,000+.

6 Toast to Hope in Cape Coral to benefit Hope Hospice. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Heather Chester, (239)489-9164. hopehcs.org

Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Jane Badger, (239) 597-7575, [email protected] communityschoolnaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $850,000.

The Art of Giving to benefit Montessori Academy of Naples. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Heather Land, (239) 597-2255, [email protected] naplesmontessori.org/the-art-of-giving

Celtic Beach Ball at The Player’s Club at Lely Resort to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: white and tan. Contact: Al Catelli, (239) 455-3044, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $130,000.

Cooking for the Arts at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Florida Arts. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Destiny Haggett, (239) 850-5779. sbdac.com

7 FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Tickets: $1,000. Contact: Tiffany Heck, (239) 325-1736, [email protected]

Guardian Angler’s Fishing Tournament at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. 7 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Robin Bonica, (239) 530-5971, [email protected] rookerybay.org

A Home For the Holidays at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: (239) 332-0364. gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/a-home-for-the-holidays.html. Amount raised when last held: $80,000.

Monofilament Madness at The Mound House, Fort Myers Beach, to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: comfortable. Contact: Trish Fancher, (239) 334-3488. klcb.org

Naples Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Fleischmann Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. 9 a.m. Dress code: casual.
Contact: Tiffany Kane, (800) 272-3900, [email protected] alz.org/flgulfcoast. Amount raised when last held: $75,000.

Patrick Solis Charity Golf Classic at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: $400 per foursome by Oct. 9, $500 per foursome after Oct. 9. Dress code: golf attire, collared shirt, no denim. Contact: Sue Palmer, (239) 775-1991, [email protected] specialolympicscollier.org. Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

8 Betty and Frank Bireley Ribbons and Blues Event at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 5 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: Hollywood glitz and glam theme. Contact: Patti Chlipala, (239) 343-6059, [email protected]. leememorial.org/go/ribbonsandblues. Amount raised when last held: $100,000.

Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

Images of Nature Gala at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: [email protected]

10 Celebrating our Seniors at the Golden Gate Senior Center to benefit Collier Senior Resources. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: James Barton, (239) 430-1920, [email protected]

10 Men and Women of the Year presented by Gulfshore Life magazine at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Tickets: $150. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Nicole Black, (239) 449-4154, [email protected] gulfshorelife.com

11 Eighth Annual Champagne Brunch & Fashion Show at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: dressy casual. Contact: Dick Lynch (617) 510-4468, [email protected] babybasicscollier.org

11 Hats in the Garden on-site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: sold out. Dress code: garden-chic and your favorite chapeau. Contact: Annemarie Zoller, (239) 325-1931, [email protected] naplesgarden.org/show/hats-in-the-garden. Amount raised when last held: $500,000.

12 Celebrate the Arts Gala at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: (239) 254-8242. uaccollier.com

12 National Philanthropy Day at the White Room, Hodges University, to benefit the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Everglades Chapter. 5 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Susan Suarez, (239) 784-4521, [email protected] afpeverglades.afpnet.org

1213,15 The Naples Grape Escape on Fifth Avenue South to benefit The Rotary Club of Naples and Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). $100-250. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mia Delk, (239) 272-5186, [email protected] napleswine.org

12Dec.24 Red Kettles at Publix Supermarkets, Winn-Dixie, K-Mart, WalMart and Sam’s Club to benefit The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties. 9 a.m. Contact: Kathy Edwards, (239) 278-1551, salvationarmyleecounty.org.

13 Backyard Bash: Battle of the Bands on-site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon). Tickets: $125 until Oct. 13, $150 after Oct. 13. Contact: (239) 514-0084, [email protected] cmon.org

13 Benefit Dinner with Speaker & Jazz Band Entertainment at The Club Pelican Bay to benefit Sunlight Home. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Dolores Sire Sullivan, (239) 682-0496, [email protected] sunlighthome.org. Amount raised when last held: $35,805.

13 Uncorked at Mediterra Beach Club to benefit Youth Haven. 3 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: resort-chic. Contact: Shelly Long, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $20,000.

1314 Sixth Annual Creative Arts Conference at the Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Center to benefit Storytellers Creative Arts. 10 a.m. Tickets: $99. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bill Barnett, (239) 287-7331, [email protected] storytellerscreativearts.com

1315 Bikers for Babies at Six Bends Harley-Davidson to benefit March of Dimes. 9 a.m. Tickets: $35. Contact: Taylor Loethen, (239) 271-2564, [email protected] bikersforbabies.org/southwestflorida. Amount raised when last held: $206,000.

14 10th Annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on-site to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: country-casual. Contact: Kim Minarich, (239) 596-2988, [email protected] naplesequestrianchallenge.org

14 10th Annual Luncheon at The Strand to benefit Providence House. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 692-8779.

14 60th Annual Christmas Market at Trinity-by-the-Cove Parish Hall to benefit Women of Trinity charities. 9 a.m. Tickets: free attendance. Dress code: casual. Contact: Polly Butler, (239) 262-6581, [email protected] trinitybythecove.com. Amount raised when last held: approximately $30,000.

14 Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction “Winter White Party” at Harborside Event Center to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: winter white. Contact: Jennifer L. Benton, (239) 939-2553. artsforactfineartauction.com. Amount raised when last held: $200,000.

14 Elephant Fest at the Naples Zoo to benefit the Alzheimer’s Support Network. 9 a.m. Tickets: suggested donation of $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Clarke Pollard, (239) 262-8388, [email protected] alzsupport.org

14 The Naples Grape Escape on Fifth Avenue South to benefit The Rotary Club of Naples and the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). 5 p.m. for Wine IQ, 6 p.m. for main event. Tickets: $100 per gold, $250 per VIP. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mia Delk, (239) 272-5186, [email protected] napleswine.org

14 NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the NCH Healthcare Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Monica Biondo, (239) 624-2019, [email protected] nchmd.org/hospitalball. Amount raised when last held: $1.9 million.

14 Party Like It’s 1965 at Rose History Auditorium to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. Dress code: 1965 attire. Contact: Lori Wagor, [email protected] themihs.com

15 Cocktails at Cove Café at Cypress Cove to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. 4 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Samantha Hannah, (941) 365-3913, ext. 1045, [email protected] plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southwest-central-florida/special-events

16 Charity Classic Pro-Am at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $5,000. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Jennifer Whitis, (239) 430-9122, [email protected] immokaleefoundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $425,000.

18 Kickstarting Culinary and Hospitality Education at Trianon Bonita Bay to benefit Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF). 6:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. for VIP wine tasting for sponsors. Tickets: $150 per person, $500-2,500 per sponsorship. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Judith Hushon, (239) 643-6222.

19 Annual Sunshine Kids Celebrity Gala at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Brenda Fioretti, (239) 659-2429. supportsunshinekids.com. Amount raised when last held: $125,000.

19 Santa Paws Holiday Open House at PAWS Assistance Dogs Training Academy to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: by invitation only. Dress code: business casual. Contact: Laura Barsamian, (239)-775-1660, [email protected] pawsassistancedogs.org

19 Sip ‘n’ Sample at The Village on Venetian Bay to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: tropical-casual. Contact: Tara Bieling, (239) 262-1808. friendsoffosterchildren.net

20 Annual Sunshine Kids Celebrity Golf Classic at Bonita Bay “East” Club to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. 11 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Kim Oullette, (239) 659-4200. supportsunshinekids.com

20 Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $550. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Jennifer Whitis, (239) 430-9122, [email protected] immokaleefoundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $1.9 million.

20 Hunger & Homeless Coalition Annual Dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: semi-formal. [email protected] collierhomelesscoalition.org

20-22 Brigadoon, Learner & Lowe in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and Gulf Coast High School, Naples, to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-75. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steffanie Pearce, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org

21 Luncheon and Dessert Auction at the Olde Cypress Clubhouse to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASWFI). 11:45 a.m. Tickets: $80. Dress code: clubhouse attire. Contact: PASWFI office, (239) 417-3465.

22 Boogie on the Beach, Rio De Naples at LaPlaya Beach Resort to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 1 p.m. Tickets: $100 per adult, $35 per person under 21, free for children under 5. Dress code: resort-chic. Contact: Heather Bassano, (239) 595-3144, [email protected] lighthouseofcollier.org/events.html. Amount raised when last held: $45,000.

22 Kick Off the Holidays with The Hot Flashz at FleaMasters Flea Market to benefit The Hot Flashz. 2 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 482-6252. hotflashz.org

22 Sing-Along-Messiah Concert at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jan Huffman, [email protected], (239) 262-6409. voicesofnaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $7,573.

28 Rose Ball 2015 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Mother Frances de Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Amy Howard, [email protected], (860) 372-8748. motherfrancesdesalesaux.com. Amount raised when last held: $121,419.

28 Starlight Auction at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810, [email protected] animalrefugecenter.com. Amount raised when last held: $245,000.

29 Iron Joe Turkey Ride at Naples Cyclery to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: sports attire. Contact: Beth Brainard, (239) 777-7718, [email protected] naplespathways.org/events

29 Second Annual “Walk for IMAGINE” at Freedom Park to benefit IMAGINE Children’s Health Center. 1 p.m. Tickets: donations accepted and sponsorships available. Dress code: casual. Contact: Molly Barrow, (239) 263-3908, [email protected] imaginechc.com. Amount raised when last held: $4,000.

Also in November

Annual Turkey Party to benefit Miracles Among Us. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: David Smith, (239) 353-2487, [email protected] miraclesamongus.org/index.php/2015-turkey-party-fundraiser. Amount raised when last held: $5,500.

Fifth Annual Stars Under the Stars to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Amount raised when last held: $30,000.

Gargiulo Education Awareness
Series
in private homes to benefit the Gargiulo Education Center. Contact: [email protected]

New Play Contest Fundraiser at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Theatre Conspiracy. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bill Taylor, (239) 936-3239. theatreconspiracy.org

Turtles on the Town Public Exhibition at locations around Collier County to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and United Arts Council of Collier County. Tickets: free. Contact: Community Foundation of Collier County, (239) 649-5000. cfcollier.org. Continues through March 2016.

 

December '15

2Festival of Trees/Tux & Trees Gala at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Tickets: $100 per gala attendee. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Madison Mitchell, (239) 995-2106, [email protected] tuxandtrees.com. Amount raised when last held: $90,000.

41st Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: festive-casual. Contact: Lise Sundrla, (239) 692-8436, [email protected] fifthavenuesouth.com

Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit the Naples Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350, $550, $5,000 per Angel Table of eight. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Geraldine Pessolano, (239) 261-8164. napleshistoricalsociety.org. Amount raised when last held: $145,000.

An Evening with Carl Hiaasen at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Everglades Foundation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Stan Boynton, (239) 823-2517, [email protected] evergladesfoundation.org.

Night at the Nest at Alico Arena and the FGCU campus to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 per person, $1,500 per table until Oct. 1; $200 per person, $2,000 per table after Oct. 1. Dress code: business-
casual. Contact: Allison Bass, (239) 590-7107, [email protected] fgcuathletics.com/nan. Amount raised when last held: $460,000.

4 Young Executives Holiday Cocktail Reception at Jack’s River Bar to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Jennifer Denike, (239) 304-3505, [email protected] davidlawrencecenter.org

Emergency Relief Food Packing Party to benefit Hope for Haiti. 8:45 a.m. Tickets: $20 suggested donation. Dress code: holiday pajamas. Contact: Ida Soderlind, (239) 434-7183, [email protected] hopeforhaiti.com/events

Fifth Annual LifeWalk 2015—The Case for Life at Jaycee Park to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 7:45 a.m. Tickets: donations. Dress code: sport. Contact: Karen, (239) 242-7238, [email protected] lifelinefamilycenter.org/lifewalk

Holiday Craft/Art Sale at Winn-Dixie, Marco Island, to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 9 a.m. Contact: (239) 393-2238. Amount raised when last held: $1,500.

Tara’s Jingle Jog at Estero Park to benefit The Passion Foundation. 8 a.m. Tickets: $30. passion-foundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

6 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

Everyone Rides at JetBlue Park to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Collier County. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $10 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact: Carrie Grunewald, (239) 334-1886, [email protected] everyonerides.org. Amount raised when last held: $80,000.

Tea at the Ritz—presented by Fidelity Investments at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 2 p.m. Tickets: $125. Contact: Lesley Colantonio, (239) 992-9474, ext. 22, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $13,000.

The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 11 a.m. Tickets: $750-5,000. Dress code: country club-casual. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, [email protected]

2015 NAMI Luncheon at a private club in Naples to benefit NAMI of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $2,000 and up per table sponsor. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jacquelyn Sly, (239) 260-7300, [email protected] namicollier.org/luncheon. Amount raised when last held: $215,000.

8 Naples’ Annual Christmas Parade on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: festive-casual. Contact: Lise Sundrla, (239) 692-8436, [email protected] fifthavenuesouth.com

SWFL Symphony Society Casino Night at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: resort-elegant. Contact: Charlotte Qua, (239) 896-6957, [email protected] swflso.org

The Annual Christmas Dinner Dance featuring music by Kelly and Shelly at the Port Royal Club to benefit The English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 6 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Karen Lannan, (239) 774-5586, [email protected]

Duck Feast: A Gastronomic Event at Mereday’s Brasserie Bayfront to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Bryan Lee, [email protected] caccollier.org/duck.html. Amount raised when last held: $13,000.

10 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Ladies Luncheon at The Ritz-Cartlon, Naples to benefit the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Contact: Amy Snyder, (239) 263-9200. holocaustmuseumswfl.org

11 Diamond Ball Annual Gala Celebration at The Club at Pelican Bay to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-
formal white attire. Contact: Bruce Barone Jr., (239) 261-1774, [email protected] immokaleechildcarecenter.org

11 Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $100 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Pat Smart, (239) 495-8295, [email protected] chidrenshospitalgoal.org/events. Amount raised when last held: $100,000-plus.

11 Holiday Party and Showcase at River Park Communicty Center to benefit Kneads, A Fresh Vision for Special Education. 6 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: holiday attire. Contact: Edith Pagoni. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

11 Lights of Love at Long Shore Lake Country Club to benefit Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 to purchase a light for the tree in memory of someone. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Suzanne Lester, (239) 289-8268, [email protected] pilotclubofnaples.org

11 Power of the Purse at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $175 and up. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 649-5000, [email protected] cfcollier.org

12 21st Annual Greater Marco Family YMCA Golf Tournament at The Rookery at Fiddler’s Creek to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 8 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Cheryl McDonnell, (239) 394-3144, ext. 204. greatermarcoy.org

12 Nature Fest 2015 at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Area #3 to benefit Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 10 a.m. Tickets: free with admission to park. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lori Heath Thorn, (239) 593-2658.

13 Naples Big Wheels for Little Wheels Motor Festival at Florida Sports Park to benefit Bikes for Tykes. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Contact: Teddy Plaisted, (239) 465-9047.

13 Worldwide Candle Lighting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples, to benefit The Compassionate Friends Southwest Florida Chapter. 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: informal. Contact: Linda Wallace, (612) 812-0186. tcfswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $1,200.

19 Champagne Tea Inspired by Downton Abbey at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit WGCU Public Media. 4:30 p.m. Dress code: tea or period clothing. Contact: Member Services, (239) 590-2361, [email protected] wgcu.org/events. Amount raised when last held: $48,500.

19 Reindeer Run 5K at Community School of Naples to benefit Girls on the Run of Collier County. 8 a.m. Tickets: $10-25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Heather Milner, (239) 250-5085. gotrcc.org/events

20 Major Donor and Keeper of the Gate Recognition Event at Quail West Golf and Country Club to benefit Hadassah, Collier/Lee Chapter. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $40 couvert plus donation. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nancy Wiadro, (239) 269-3666, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $110,000

24 Holidays Without Hunger at Harborside Event Center to benefit Meals of Hope. 9 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steve Popper, (239) 537-7775, [email protected]

25 100th Annual Children’s Christmas Party on-site to benefit the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steve Nemazie, (239) 332-5346. drpipercenter.org

Also in December

Lights of Love at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810, [email protected] animalrefugecenter.com. Amount raised when last held: $13,500.

Operation Santa to benefit the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida (Camelot Comm. Care). Contact: Nadereh Salim, (239) 226-1524, [email protected] childnetswfl.org

 

January '16

Visionaries of the Visual Arts Award and Benefit Dinner at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Harmon-Meek Fund at Southwest Florida Community Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Juliana Meek, (239) 262-2699, [email protected] harmonmeekgallery.com/visionaries.html

CAPA Presents the Debut of the Yzgrev Quintet at Wang Opera Center to benefit CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 per person, $50 per VIP. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Nikki Clark, (239) 775-2800, [email protected] capacenter.org

10th Anniversary Gala at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-toe. Contact: Lesley Colantonio, (239) 992-9474, ext. 22, [email protected] wishmakersball.net. Amount raised when last held: $150,000.

Around the World on the Orient Express at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit ArtsNaples World Festival. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Trey Farmer, (239) 390-2788, [email protected] stayinmay.com

An Evening for Better Tomorrows at Vineyards Country Club to benefit JFCS of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Jaclynn Faffer, (239) 325-4444, [email protected] jfcsswfl.org

910, 3031 Bonita Springs National Art Festival at Riverside Park to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10 a.m. Tickets: free admission, donation suggested. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ehren Gerhard, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org. Amount raised when last held: $300,000. Continues March 5-6.

13 Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Megan Becker, (239) 657-7124, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $1.3 million.

13 Fourth Annual Kitchen Tour at four homes in the Port Royal area to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club (GFWC). 9 a.m. or noon. Tickets: $125. Dress code: classy-
casual. Contact: Barrie Conley, (239) 262-6331, [email protected] gfwcnapleswomansclub.org. Amount raised when last held: $54,000.

14 Annual Fundraiser at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples, to benefit the Action for Life Naples Pro-life Council. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Terese Flanigan Melone, (239) 272-8486, [email protected] actionforlifenaples.com. Amount raised when last held: $15,000.

15 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 11 a.m. Tickets: $350 per individual, $1,500 per patron. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Susan Utz, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org.

15 Our 15th Year Anniversary Celebration with Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia to benefit the Ave Maria School of Law. Contact: [email protected] vemarialaw.edu. Amount raised when last held: $200,000.

15-16 Artisan and Craft Boutique Show on-site to benefit the Sanibel Community Association: Sanibel Communtiy House. 9 a.m. Dress code: casual. [email protected] sanibelcommunityhouse.net

16 30th Anniversary of the Friends of the Collier County Museum at Windstar Country Club on Naples Bay to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museums. 6 p.m. Tickets: $120. Dress code: formal, semi-formal or time costume. Contact: Terri Neuman, (239) 252-8477, [email protected] foccm.com, colliermuseums.com

16 Cattle Baron’s Ball at Six Bends Harley-Davidson to benefit the American Cancer Society, Fort Myers. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: Western attire. Contact: Stacey Mueller, (239) 936-1113, ext. 3906, [email protected] cattlebaronslee.com

16 Celebrity Martini Glass Auction at Artis—Naples to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: by invitation only. Dress code: cocktail-chic. Contact: [email protected] naplescmga.com

16 Make a Difference Day at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church to benefit Project Linus. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 489-3582.

16 NAFC Children’s Fair at Cambier Park to benefit the Naples Alliance for Children. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tom Wedlock, (239) 649-5260, [email protected] napleschild.org

16 The Power of a Community Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Jewish Confederation of Collier County. 7 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: cocktail/business. Contact: Jeffrey Feld, (239) 263-4205, [email protected] jewishnaples.org

16 Radiothon at Clear Channel Radio Station, Fort Myers, to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital. 6 a.m. Tickets: free. Contact: Sally Wilson, (239) 343-6950.

16 Special Evening Event (by invitation only) at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Hope for Haiti. Tickets: $250. Contact: Yvette Ebb, (239) 434-7183, [email protected] hopeforhaiti.com/events

16 Wildlife & Wildlands Art Show at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Area #3 to benefit Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 10 a.m. Tickets: free with admission to park. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lori Heath Thorn, (239) 593-2658.

16 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: donation; form teams to walk. Dress code: casual, walking shoes. Contact: Marta Hodson, (239) 334-7007, ext. 132, [email protected] harrychapinfoodbank.org. Amount raised when last held: $330,000.

16-17, 23-24 Young Artists Awards Auditions at Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Young Artist Awards. 9 a.m. Tickets: $25 per pre-registered audition. Dress code: professional audition attire. Contact: Katherine Boren, (239) 574-9321, [email protected] youngartistsawards.org/audition.html

17 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

18 San Marco Dinner at San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center to benefit Providence House. 6 p.m. providencehousenaples.org

​18 Take Stock in Children Pro-Am Golf Tournament at TwinEagles to benefit Champions For Learning™. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Heather Noel, (239) 643-4755, hnoel@championsforlearning.org. championsforlearning.org

19 Ebony & Ivory Gala at an exclusive private Naples beach club to benefit the Latchkey League. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Tina Nicholson, (239) 777-6100, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $175,000.

20 Celebration of Philanthropy at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $175 and up. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 649-5000, [email protected] cfcollier.org

20 Home Hope and Healing Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Youth Haven. Noon. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Shelly Long, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $300,000.

20 Water Quality Luncheon at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4218, [email protected] conservancy.org/water-works

21 Writer’s Domain at Norris Home Furnishings, Naples, to benefit Books for Collier Kids. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Sallie Williams, (239) 394-4062, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $5,000.

22 “Around the World with One Suitcase” Champagne Afternoon Tea at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort to benefit IMAGINE Children’s Health Center. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: luncheon, business-casual. Contact: Molly Barrow, (239) 263-3908, [email protected] imaginechc.com

22 Inaugural Evening of Vision Gala to benefit Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Ophthalmology Research Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Ileana Daly-Bronstein, (786) 447-7196, [email protected]

22 Off the Walls! at Riverside Park to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: free admission, donation suggested. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org. Amount raised when last held: $50,000.

23 2016 Marco YMCA Annual Dinner at The Hideaway, Marco Island, to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. greatermarcoy.org

23 Baby Basics of Collier County’s Seventh Annual Walking Challenge at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 for one walker and a child, $10 per additional child. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dick Lynch (617) 510-4468, [email protected] babybasicscollier.org

23 Empty Bowls Naples at Cambier Park to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank. 11 a.m. Tickets: $15. Dress code: casual. Contact: Joyce Jacobs, (239) 334-7007, ext. 130, [email protected] emptybowlsnaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $65,000.

23 Living Life in Color Gala at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron, $6,000 per table sponsor. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Paige Simpson, (239) 304-3505, [email protected] davidlawrencecenter.org

23 Whisker Wonderland at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance. 6 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Pam Reed, (239) 370-2437, [email protected] naplescatalliance.org

2324 Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park to benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund. 10 a.m. Tickets: donation requested. Dress code: casual festival attire. Contact: Taire Malloy, [email protected] specialneedschildrenfund.com. Amount raised when last held: $31,500.

24 10th Annual Naples Bike Brunch and Family Festival at Lowdermilk Park to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $45 per person, free for children under 12. Dress code: sports attire and play clothes. Contact: Beth Brainard, (239) 777-7718, [email protected] naplespathways.org/events

24 Annual Gala Starring Tommy Tune to benefit TheatreZone. 6 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Marsha Jamison Stefan, (239) 200-6918, [email protected] theatrezone-florida.com

25 Annual Gala to benefit the Naples Music Club. Contact: Anne Roberts, (239) 498-6366, [email protected]

25 Non-Fiction Author Series at The Country Club of Naples to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 9 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marlene Kern, (239) 262-8135, [email protected] collier-friends.org. Continues Feb. 22 and March 21.

28 Between the Covers with Elaine Newton: How to Be Your Own Book Critic at Stonebridge Country Club to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Elaine Mayrides (239) 262-4448, [email protected] collierliteracy.org

2931 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. 1 p.m. on Jan. 30. Tickets: $10,000 and up per couple, $25,000 package for reserved seating for four at a vintner dinner and under the tent. Dress code: varies by event. Contact: Barrett Farmer, (239) 325-2970, [email protected] napleswinefestival.com. Amount raised when last held: $12.3 million.

30 Friends of Hope Evening at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Hope Hospice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $235. Dress code: cocktail/dinner attire. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 489-9164. hopehcs.org/foh

30 Run for the Paws 5K to benefit Humane Society Naples. 8 a.m. Contact: Christy Saunders, (239) 643-1880, ext. 18, [email protected] hsnaples.org

Also in January

Love Your Neighbor at a private home in Gulf Harbour to benefit The Heights Foundation. Tickets: $150; VIP also available. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Laurie Stanley, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $250,000.

MS Center 15th Year Anniversary Celebration to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida. mscenterswfl.org

Purses for Pooches at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Animal Refuge Center. Noon. Tickets: $40. Dress code: casual. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810, [email protected] animalrefugecenter.com. Amount raised when last held: $6,800.

Stepping Out for Hodges to benefit Hodges University. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153, [email protected] hodges.edu

 

February '16

129 An Evening to Remember—Wine & Dine for the Mind at private homes and various locations to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association—Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Contact: Katie Hood, (727) 259-2316, [email protected] alz.org/flgulfcoast/EveningtoRemember

Fort Myers Choice Affair Luncheon at Lexington Country Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: casual. Contact: Samantha Hannah, (941) 365-3913, ext. 1045, [email protected] plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southwest-central-florida/special-events

SWFL Symphony Society Chinese New Year’s Dinner & Entertainment at Cape Coral Yacht Club to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. 5 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: resort-smart. Contact: Mae Jean Nothstine, (239) 590-0217, [email protected] swflso.org

4, 18 Nick Linn Lecture Series 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. Noon. Tickets: $250-480. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marlene Kern, (239) 262-8135, [email protected] collier-friends.org. Continues March 7 and 14.

Believing in Girls “Throw a Girl a Lifeline” Luncheon at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit PACE Center for Girls—Collier. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marianne Kearns, (239) 842-5406, [email protected] pacecenter.org. Amount raised when last held: $59,000.

Celebration of Reading at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per individual; $5,000 and up per sponsorship. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tina Matte, (239) 277-6295, [email protected] barbarabush.org. Amount raised when last held: $1.1 million.

5-29 Young Artists Awards Art by Kids with Cancer Exhibit at Arts for ACT Gallery to benefit the Young Artist Awards. 6 p.m. opening reception Feb. 5. Tickets: free and open to the public. Dress code: casual. Contact: Katherine Boren, (239) 574-9321, [email protected] artsforactgallery.com

12th Annual Choice Affair with keynote by Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America at the Naples Grande Beach Resort Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Dawn Montecalvo, (239) 513-7990, [email protected] plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southwest-central-florida/special-events

22nd Annual Storybook Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Laura Ragain, (239) 437-0202, [email protected] rmhcswfl.org

25th Annual Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch, Punta Gorda, to benefit Special Equestrians. 9 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jan Fifer, (239) 851-7070, [email protected] specialequestrians.net. $20,000.

Bizarre Bazaar on-site to benefit Montessori Academy of Naples. 8 a.m. Tickets: free admission; booth fee. Dress code: casual. Contact: Heather Land, (239) 597-2255, [email protected] naplesmontessori.org/bizarre-bazaar

6 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

Fifth Annual K is for Kids Teen Fashion Show at Barron Collier High School to benefit the K is for Kids Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 per student, $10 per adult. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Karen Clawson, (239) 596-5437, [email protected] kisforkids.org/events

Naples House & Garden Tour at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Naples Garden Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: $125 per person, $225 per patron. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mary Beth Johns, (239) 262-1272. naplesgardenclub.org.

The President’s Celebration 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. $750 per person, $5,000-50,000 per patron. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Bill Rice, (239) 590-1077, [email protected] fgcu.edu/foundation

Second Annual Banquet and Auction: Helping Local Veterans and a Salute to Local Veteran Ted Soliday, supported by The Naples Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol at a Naples Municipal Airport hangar to benefit the Museum of Military Memorabilia. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 per person, $250 per couple. Dress code: casual; fatigues and military uniforms encouraged. Contact: Dr. Joseph Braden, (239) 405-4200, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $28,500.

6 Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 7 a.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: sportswear. Contact: Alicia Miller, (239) 337-0433, [email protected] leeschoolfoundation.org

YMCA Sneaker Ball on-site to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150 per person, $1,200 per table of 10. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Cari Hansen, (239) 963-3769. ymcasneakerball.org

6ArtFest Fort Myers on Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront, to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. 10 a.m. Tickets: free for regular admission, $75 per VIP experience. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jeanne Seehaver, (239) 768-3602, [email protected] artfestfortmyers.com

Founder’s Luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Christ Child Society of Naples. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (630) 863-8645. christchildnaples.org

Golf To Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge at TwinEagles Golf Club and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 8 a.m. Tickets: $2,500 per player. Dress code: golf/semi-formal. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, [email protected]

Queen’s Birthday Party at the Club at Pelican Bay to benefit The English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Karen Lannan, (239) 774-5586, [email protected]

10 Night of Champions at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Champions for Learning™. 6 p.m. Tickets: $2,500 and up per table sponsorship. Dress code: business-formal. Contact: Heather Noel, (239) 643-4755, [email protected] championsforlearning.org/noc

11 On the Journey of Life at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Contact: (239) 513-9775.

12 Fifth Annual Fashion Show at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 11 a.m. Tickets: $55. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dorothy Johnson, (239) 784-1918, [email protected] naplesorchestraandchorus.org. Amount raised when last held: $3,000.

12 Wine, Women & Shoes Signature Luncheon & Fashion Show at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples. 10 a.m. Tickets: $195. Dress code: business-professional, casual-professional. Contact: Jodi Bisogno, [email protected] cancerallianceofnaples.org

1214 Everglades Seafood Festival in Everglades City to benefit the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Carol Foss, (239) 695-2277. evergladesseafoodfestival.org

13 Annual Benefit on-site to benefit  BIG Arts. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: Sanibel semi-formal. Contact: Barbara Wells, (239) 472-9700, ext. 305, [email protected] bigarts.org

13 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction at Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Brenda Brooks, (239) 657-2253, [email protected] crewtrust.org/crew-concert.

13 For the Love of Art Gala at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Naples Art Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, [email protected] naplesart.org/event/fortheloveofartgala

13 Keating Associates Presents “Red Hot Night” at Naples Luxury Imports to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Tiffany Cawley, (239) 643-3908, [email protected] collierchildcare.org

13 STEMtastic Day of Discovery at Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-2999, [email protected] edisonfestival.org

14 Junior Parade in the downtown Fort Myers River District to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-2999, [email protected] edisonfestival.org

17 Evy Lipp People of the Book at Temple Shalom to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: membership in good standing. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Jeffrey Feld, (239) 263-4205, [email protected]

17 Stars in the Arts at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 11 a.m. Contact: [email protected], (239) 254-8242. uaccollier.com

17 Tropical Princess Luncheon Cruise aboard the Naples Princess to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casually elegant. Contact: Millie Savarese, (239) 262-5747, [email protected] gfwcnapleswomansclub.org

18 Ave Maria University Fifth Annual Scholarship Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Ave Maria University. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $350 per general admission, $1,000 per patron. Dress code: business/cocktail attire. Contact: Stacy Laffere, (239) 280-1565, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $600,000.

18 Feathers & Friends Gala at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Audubon of the Western Everglades. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: tie, business attire. Contact: Lori Beall, (239) 643-7822, [email protected] audubonwe.org. Amount raised when last held: $20,000.

19 Passion for Fashion Charity Fashion Show at Colonial Country Club to benefit Literacy Council Gulf Coast. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Acuna, (239) 676-5202. literacygulfcoast.org. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

19 She Said, He Said: Love, Life & Politics with Mary Matalin and James Carville at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The League Club. 11 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Dusti Beaubien, (239) 353-3100. theleagueclub.org

1920 Over the Edge at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 7 a.m. Dress code: fitted sports attire. Contact: Jodie Greenhoe, (239) 225-2590. jaswfl.org/events

19-21 Crafts on the River at Centennial Park to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-2999, [email protected] edisonfestival.org

20 13th Anniversary Block Party at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: casual-chic. Contact: Natasha Alveshire, (239) 777-4479, [email protected] neighborhoodhealthclinic.org. Amount raised when last held: $753,000.

20 Butterfly Ball at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Avow. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: black tie. Contact: Rachael Tenz, (239)649-3697, [email protected] avow.thankyou4caring.org/2016-butterfly-ball

20 Grand Parade of Light in the downtown Fort Myers River District to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. 11 a.m. Tickets: no admission fee. Contact: (239) 334-2999, [email protected]

20 Gulf Harbour Yacht Club Dinner & Auction at Johnny Brown’s Restaurant at the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club to benefit AMIkids SWFL. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: John Ingraham, [email protected]

20 Rat Pack Tribute Band on-site to benefit the Sanibel Community Association: Sanibel Community House. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Teresa Riska-Hall, [email protected] sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Amount raised when last held: $40,000.

20 Third Annual “House of Style Fashion Show” at Boutique Thrift Store to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Mila Koonce, (239) 250-4255, [email protected] stmatthewshouseofstyle.com

21 From Jazz to Broadway Concert at Covenant Church of Naples to benefit LACES of LOVE. 7 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 495-1954, [email protected] lacesoflove.org. Amount raised when last held: $26,000.

21 Legends of Opera Gala Concert & Dinner at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs and Bonita Bay Club to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 4 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Steffanie Pearce, (239) 529-3925, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org. Amount raised when last held: $50,000.

22 Evening with the Red Sox at JetBlue Park to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Carrie Grunewald, (239) 334-1886, [email protected] bgclc.net. Amount raised when last held: $136,000.

22 Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence Tailgate Party at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tamika Seaton, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org.

22 Imagine Solutions Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Searching for Solutions Institute. 8:45 a.m. Tickets: $650. Dress code: casual. Contact: Randall Antik, [email protected] imaginesolutionsconference.com

22 Lexington Country Club Golf Classic at Lexington Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital. 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts. Dress code: casual. Contact: Al Kinkle, (239) 437-0404.

22 A Vintage Affair at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Kay Jasso, (239) 910-4416, [email protected] mscenterswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $147,000.

22 The Winter Palace Ball at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Opera Naples. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350 per premium, $500 per VIP, $3,500 per premium table of 10, $5,000 per VIP table of 10. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Signe Larson, (239) 963-9050. operanaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $350,000.

24 Prelude to a Park—Three at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of Baker Park. 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $350 per person, $500 per patron. Dress code: resort-festive. Contact: Ursula M. Pfahl, (239) 450-0477, [email protected] friendsofbakerpark.com. Amount raised when last held: $800,000.

2425 Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 5 p.m. Feb. 24, 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Tickets: $65 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nicki McTeague, (239) 343-6106, [email protected] leememorial.org/go/twins. Amount raised when last held: $140,000-plus.

25 Fun Time Super Kids—Surf’s Up at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300 and up. Dress code: semi-formal, beach party theme. Contact: Lynn Nolan, (239) 514-3184, [email protected] funtimeacademy.org. Amount raised when last held: $300,000-plus.

25 Give Your Heart to Breast Cancer Luncheon at Legends Golf & Country Club to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8583, [email protected] pfbcc.org. Amount raised when last held: $16,000.

25 Pacesetter Dinner at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Lisa Lefkow, (239) 775-0036, [email protected]

26 Arts 4 Freedom to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Karen Curtiss, (239) 415-2635, [email protected] humantraffickingawareness.org

26 Faith in Action Tea Party to benefit the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steve Nemazie, (239) 332-5346. drpipercenter.org. Amount raised when last held: $5,000.

2627 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest at private homes and Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. Friday evening vintner dinners; Saturday noon grand tasting and food and wine stations, 2 p.m. live auction. Tickets: $1,500 per person for both Friday and Saturday, $750 per person for Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Dawn Montecalvo, (239) 513-7990, [email protected] swflwinefest.org. Amount raised when last held: $3.35 million.

2627 Art Walks the Runway at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Florida Arts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-125. Dress code: dress to impress. Contact: Melissa DeHaven, (239) 222-5020, [email protected] sbdac.com

27 15th Annual Parkinson Walk to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASWFI). 9 a.m. step-off. Tickets: $35; includes light breakfast and T-shirt. Dress code: casual walking attire. Contact: PASFI office, (239) 417-3465. pasfi.org. Amount raised when last held: $14,000.

27 2016 NAMI Walk at Cambier Park to benefit NAMI of Collier County. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jacquelyn Sly, (239) 260-7300, [email protected] namicollier.org/walks. Amount raised when last held: $98,000.

27 Casino Night at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: casual. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810, [email protected] animalrefugecenter.com. Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

27 Eighth Annual Benefit Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Piortroski, (857) 636-0099, [email protected] newhorizonsofswfl.org/luncheon. Amount raised when last held: $140,000.

27 The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at North United Methodist Naples Church to benefit ArtsNaples World Festival. 8 p.m. Tickets: $95 per premium ticket. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Trey Farmer, (239) 390-2788, [email protected] stayinmay.com

27 Night at the Museum on-site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon). Tickets: $350. Contact: (239) 514-0084, [email protected] cmon.org.

27 Sixth Annual Walk for Wishes® at the Florida Gulf Coast University Recreation Field to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: pre-registration $25 per adult, $15  per student, $10 per child 12 and under. Contact: Taylor Marini, (239) 992-9474, ext. 23, [email protected] walkforwishes.net. Amount raised when last held: $85,000.

27 “Swish Upon A Star” at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Africa 6000 International. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250 per person, sponsorships available. Dress code: cocktail attire, dressy but not formal. Contact: Teresa Murtland, (814) 878-4419, [email protected] africa6000intl.org. Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

27 TropiCANa Signature Gala at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie, formal. Contact: Jodi Bisogno, [email protected] cancerallianceofnaples.org

2728 Children’s Art Show at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Area #5 to benefit Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets: free with admission to park. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lori Heath Thorn, (239) 593-2658. delnorwiggins.org

28 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

28 Singing for Scholarships Concert at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Dress code: Casual. Contact: Jan Huffman, (239) 262-6409 [email protected] voicesofnaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $11,400.

28 “Young at heART” Black-tie Gala at Island Country Club to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Hyla Crane, (239) 394-4221, [email protected] marcoislandart.org/youngatheart

29 Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway, the Sixth Annual Gulfshore Playhouse Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Grand Lawn Pavilion to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, [email protected] gulfshoreplayhouse.org

Also in February

The Baker Museum 15th Anniversary Gala on-site to benefit Artis—Naples.  Contact: Crystal Diggs, (239) 254-2738, [email protected]

Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Event Series at Forest Country Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Tickets: $50 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 343-6076, [email protected] leememorial.org/go/redsox. Amount raised when last held: $1 million-plus.

Drug House Odyssey—A Lee County Prevention Event at the Lee County Civic Center to benefit the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Deborah Comella, (239) 931-9317. drugfreeswfl.org

FCA Annual Gala to benefit the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marsha Jamison-Stefan, (239) 200-6918, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $80,000.

Inaugural 'Diamonds in the Rough' Breakfast to benefit St. Matthew’s House. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: JoDee Hanssen, (239) 298-5025, [email protected]

Saint Ann School Foundation Annual Benefit to benefit the Saint Ann School Foundation. Tickets: $750. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Pamela Macia, (239) 262-4110, [email protected] stann.net/foundation

Walk to Remember at North Collier Regional Park to benefit The Compassionate Friends Southwest Florida Chapter. Tickets: free. Dress code: walking clothes. Contact: Mark Hutchison, (239) 513-113, [email protected] tcfswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $4,000.

Young Life Auction to benefit Young Life Naples. ylcc.younglife.org

 

March '16

Celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Stay at Home and Read in your home to benefit Books for Collier Kids. Tickets: donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nora Kolmer, (239) 598-9598, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $30,000.

Seventh Annual Dining for Philanthropy at homes in the Naples and Bonita Springs areas to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: casually elegant. Contact: Valerie White, (571) 345-4141, [email protected] gfwcnapleswomansclub.org. Amount raised when last held: $47,000.

​3 Benefit Fashion Show Luncheon & Silent Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. Tickets: $65. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Linda Hale, (239) 352-0251, [email protected] sunlighthome.org. Amount raised when last held: $70,307.

Lifeline Family Center Celebrates 20 Years of Ministry Dinner Concert with Steve Green, Lifeline Graduates and Keynote Speaker Dan Betzer at McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers, to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $70 per person, $400 per table of eight. Dress code: formal. Contact: Karen, (239) 242-7238, [email protected] lifelinefamilycenter.org/benefit-dinner

Magic Under the Mangroves on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $750 per person, $3,500-50,000 per patron. Dress code: eco-chic; jackets preferred. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4218, [email protected] conservancy.org

Seventh Annual Community Awareness Luncheon & Fundrasier at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Drug Free Collier. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Ana DiMercurio, (239) 377-0535, [email protected] drugfreecollier.org

Wines Around the World at Shula’s Steak House, Naples, to benefit Ricky King Children’s Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Heather Tice, (239) 449-0209. rickykingfund.org. Amount raised when last held: $150,000.

3Sanibel Shell Festival on-site to benefit the Sanibel Community Association: Sanibel Community House. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Teresa Riska-Hall, [email protected] sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Amount raised when last held: $100,000.

Big Impressions by Little Artists at the Hilton Naples to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. 11:30 a.m. $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tiffany Cawley, (239) 643-3908, [email protected] collierchildcare.org

Bucket List Bash at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples to benefit the American Cancer Society, Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Mackenzie Sivret, (239) 261-0337, ext. 3858, [email protected] acsbucketlistbash.com

A Knight to Remember Denim and Diamonds Casino at The Strand to benefit The Village School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: [email protected] knight2remember.org. Amount raised when last held: $235,000.

The Beach Ball: Portugal at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: beach-chic. Contact: Bryan Lee, [email protected] caccollier.org/beach-ball.html. Amount raised when last held: $220,000.

5 Flip Flop Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Susan G. Komen. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: finest island attire. Contact: Charlie Myrick, (239) 498-0016, komenswfl.org.

Imagination Ball at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa to benefit the American Cancer Society Marco Island Unit. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie optional. Contact: Sue Olszak, (239) 642-8800, [email protected] acsimaginationball.com

Jewel of the Everglades at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Friends of Fakahatchee. 5 p.m. Contact: Pat Sherry, (202) 445-5048, [email protected] orchidswamp.org

The Naples Craft Beer Fest at Bayfront to benefit the Naples North Rotary Club Foundation. Noon. Tickets: $50-60. Dress code: casual. Contact: Heather Henning-Milner, (239) 250-5085, [email protected] naplescraftbeerfest.com

Race for the Cure at Coconut Point Mall to benefit Susan G. Komen. 8 a.m. Tickets: $35 per adult walk, $45 per adult run, $15 per children walk/run. Dress code: athletic wear. Contact: Charlie Myrick, (239) 498-0016, [email protected] southwestflorida.info-komen.org/race. Amount raised when last held: $650,000.

Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Office. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911. swflheartball.ahaevents.org

Springtime YMCA Gala on-site to benefit the Bonita Springs YMCA. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: formal or semi-formal. Contact: Laura Allard, (239) 398-3274, [email protected] swflymca.org/bonita. Amount raised when last held: $90,000.

13th Annual Young Artists Awards Gala at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit the Young Artist Awards. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show. Tickets: $55. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Katherine Boren, (239) 574-9321, [email protected] youngartistsawards.org

Fifth Annual Vagina Monologues at Sugden Community Theater to benefit Project HELP. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual.
Contact: Michelle English, [email protected]

Taste of Love to benefit Special Equestrians. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: snappy-casual. Contact: Jan Fifer, (239) 851-7070, [email protected] specialequestrians.net. Amount raised when last held: $150,000.

6Lucas Cup Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Talis Park to benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Tickets: $3,000. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Lisa Lye, (239) 248-1750, [email protected] thelucascup.com. Amount raised when last held: $572,000-plus.

810 Soup Kitchen Benefit to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: casual. Contact: [email protected] communitycooperative.com. Amount raised when last held: $350,000.

9 Mutts and Martinis at The Esplanade to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual or doggie dress-up. Contact: Cheryl McDonnell, (239) 394-3144, ext. 204. greatermarcoy.org

Turtles on the Town Gala at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and United Arts Council of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jeanne Bolds, (239) 250-1688, [email protected] turtlesonthetown.com

10 Celebration of Hope Benefit Dinner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples, to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: JoDee Hanssen, (239) 298-5025, [email protected] stmatthewshouse.org/event/celebration-hope-benefit-dinner

1012 Shell Show at United Church of Marco, Marco Island, to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $2 requested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 393-2238. marcoshellclub.com. Amount raised when last held: $26,000.

11 16th Annual Pet Lovers Gala at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Humane Society Naples. 7 p.m. Tickets: $350. Contact: Christy Saunders, (239) 643-1880, ext. 18, [email protected] hsnaples.org

11 Third Annual Author Talk on-site to benefit the Naples Woman's Club. 4 p.m. Tickets: $10. Contact: Kathy Bertone, (703) 615-0050, [email protected] gfwcnapleswomansclub.org

11 ZOObilee: Feast with the Beast on-site to benefit the Naples Zoo. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150-250. Dress code: casual. Contact: Marci Seamples, (239) 262-5409, ext. 144, [email protected] napleszoo.org

12 10th Anniversary Celebration at Second Annual Kind Mariners Ball at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: evening yachting attire. Contact: Debra Frenkel, [email protected] kindmarinersball.com. Amount raised when last held: $120,000.

12 Venetian Charity Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Catholic Charities of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Charles Anderson, (239) 334-4007, [email protected] catholiccharitiesdov.org

12 Wild About Kids at NGALA Wildlife Preserve to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 7 p.m. Tickets: $2,000. Dress code: Moroccan theme. Contact: Melissa Cunningham, (239) 343-6071, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $500,000-plus.

12-13 Marco Island Festival of the Arts at Veterans' Community Park to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts. 10 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Hyla Crane, (239) 595-0043, [email protected]

14 Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis—Naples to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Tiffany Heck, (239) 325-1736, [email protected]

15 The Annual Churchill Dinner featuring speaker Lord Lisvane, House of Lords, at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit The English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Karen Lannan (239) 774-5586, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $26,000.

15 Beauty Festival to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. Contact: Vicki Torbush, (239) 263-1704. wishingwellfoundation.com

18 Face Awards presented by Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos magazines at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Tickets: $150. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Nicole Black, (239) 449-4154, [email protected] gulfshorebusiness.com

18-19 Madisen’s Match at The Landings Golf, Yacht and Tennis Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 6 p.m. March 18,  8:30 a.m. March 19. Tickets: $25 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Duane Chaney, (239) 292-0322, [email protected] madisensmatch.com. Amount raised when last held: $80,000-plus.

1819 Naples Flower Show at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Naples Garden Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: free with garden admission. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mary Raymond, (239) 262-1272. naplesgardenclub.org.

1820 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival at Veterans Park, Marco Island, to benefit the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club. 11 a.m. Tickets: $8. Dress code: casual. Contact: Wanda Day, (239) 777-1484, [email protected] marcoislandseafoodandmusicfestival.com. Amount raised when last held: $75,000.

19 Batfish Bash for the Bay at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Robin Bonica, (239) 530-5971, [email protected] rookerybay.org. Amount raised when last held: $130,000.

19 Celebrate Seacrest at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. 7 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: casual. Contact: Kristine Duke, (239) 793-1986, [email protected] seacrest.org/celebrateseacrest

19 Colors of Hope at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Tumaini Fund USA. 6 p.m. Dress code: vibrant cocktail-casual. Contact: Grace Gokturk, (501) 454-8428, [email protected] tumainifundusa.org. Amount raised when last held: $207,000.

19 ECHO’s Global Food and Farm Festival on-site to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, [email protected] echonet.org/food-and-farm-festival

19 Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Mary Shaughnessy (239) 455-2655, [email protected] catholiccharitiescc.org

19 Fourth Annual Color Collier Healthy Run at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual, athletic. Contact: TJ Snopkowski, (239) 552-7788, [email protected]

19 Signature Event—Charting the Course at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Marsha Jamison-Stefan, (239) 200-6918. Amount raised when last held: $80,000.

19 Wanderlust at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. Contact: Dr. Scott Lee, (239) 590-7707, [email protected] fgcu.edu/wanderlust. Amount raised when last held: $148,000.

1920 Old Florida Festival at the Collier County Museum to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museums. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10-15, free for children under 9. Contact: Terri Neuman, (410) 258-5227, [email protected] foccm.com, colliermuseums.com

1920 St. Matthew Passion, JS Bach at First Christian Fort Myers and North Naples Church to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 7:30 p.m. March 19, 3:30 p.m. March 20. Tickets: $25-75. Dress code: classical concert attire. Contact: Steffanie Pearce, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org

20 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

22 2016 Naples Players Gala at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort to benefit The Naples Players. 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $350 per person, $500 per patron. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Delores Sorey, (239) 263-2673, [email protected] naplesplayers.org. Amount raised when last held: $500,000.

22 Annual Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 1 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: tea-appropriate attire, hats encouraged. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 425-2366, [email protected] pacecenter.org/lee. Amount raised when last held: $40,000-plus.

22 Gulf Harbour Luncheon at Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club to benefit Gladiolus Learning and Development. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tina Parson, (239) 481-2100, [email protected]

22 Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 432-2223. candlelightersswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $21,000.

24 Old Bags Luncheon & Fashion Show at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $350 per individual, $1,500 per patron. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Rebecca Thompson, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org

26 Bunny Hop with The Hot Flashz at Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens to benefit The Hot Flashz. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact:
(239) 482-6252. hotflashz.org

26 Butterfly Release Endowed by the Gorlach Family at Cambier Park to benefit Avow. 10 a.m. Tickets: $40 donation for butterfly name to be read during ceremony. Dress code: casual. Contact: Rachael Tenz, (239) 649-3697, [email protected] avow.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2016-butterfly-release

26 Polynesian Luau Dinner and Show on-site at the Sanibel Community Assocation: Sanibel Community House. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. [email protected] sanibelcommunityhouse.net

31 25th Anniversary of the Naples Branch, Annual Meeting Luncheon, featuring Eric Milligan, former mayor of Edinburgh, at Pelican Marsh Country Club to benefit The English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Karen Lannan, (239) 774-5586, [email protected]

Also in March

20th Humanitarian of the Year Award Luncheon to benefit Hodges University.  Tickets: $175. Dress code: business.
Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153, [email protected] hodges.edu

Annual Fundraising Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Literacy Council Gulf Coast. Tickets: free; donations or pledges requested. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Acuna, (239) 676-5202. literacygulfcoast.org. Amount raised when last held: $180,000.

Fashion Show to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. collierliteracy.org

The Fast and the Furriest 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk at Hammond Stadium to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society.  Tickets: prices vary. Dress code: running clothes. Contact: (239) 332-0364. gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/the-fast–the-furriest.html. Amount raised when last held: $11,000.

The Giver Challenge to benefit Charity for Change. Tickets: $175. Dress code: rainforest-casual. Contact: Suzanne Todd, (239) 592-6787, [email protected] charityforchange.org. Amount raised when last held: $71,000.

JDRF Hope Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie optional. Contact: Sarah Owen, (239) 591-2825, [email protected] naplesgala.com. Amount raised when last held: $530,000.

Lionfish Fest at The Heights Center to benefit The Heights Foundation. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Laurie Stanley, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

SanCap Cares Sponsor Party to benefit SanCap Cares. Contact: Amanda Cross, (239) 472-2082, [email protected] sancapcares.org

Signature Life Saver Event with Laura Ingraham to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Danica Sun, (239) 262-6381. community4life.com

SWFL Symphony Society Designer Showcase to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. swflso.org

Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament to benefit the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Petra Jones, (239) 261-5405, [email protected] mhaswfl.org

Triumph Event to benefit the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. Contact: Amy Snyder,
(239) 263-9200. holocaustmuseumswfl.org

 

April '16

​1 26th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Champions For Learning™. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $2,500 and up per table sponsorship. Dress code: business-formal. Contact: Heather Noel, (239) 643-4755, hnoel@championsforlearning.org. championsforlearning.org/ga

Inaugural April Fooling in the Garden Gala on-site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Annemarie Zoller, (239) 325-1931, [email protected] naplesgarden.org

141st Annual Spring Show at North Naples United Methodist Church to benefit Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus.  7 p.m. April 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 2. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bob Slade, (239) 213-0134, [email protected] paradisecoastmen.org. Amount raised when last held: $40,000.

1Sound Minds Wine Dinner, Musical Festival, Reception and Symposium at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6 p.m. April 1, 1 p.m. April 2. Tickets: free for symposium; $500 for wine dinner; $125 for music festival, reception and symposium. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Paige Simpson, (239) 304-3505, [email protected] davidlawrencecenter.org

Boots & Boogie Bash at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: favorite Western-casual.
Contact: Tara Bieling, (239) 262-1808, [email protected] friendsoffostercildren.net. Amount raised when last held: $150,000.

Extravaganza on-site at the Murphy Sports Center to benefit Canterbury School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Lou Ann Ozboyaci, (239) 481-4323, [email protected] canterburyfortmyers.org. Amount raised when last held: $200,000.

26th Annual Taste of Marco at The Esplanade to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 11 a.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. Contact: Cheryl McDonnell, (239) 394-3144, ext. 204. greatermarcoy.org

BBQ, Bands & Brew at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Builders Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under. Dress code: casual. Contact: Heidi Taulman, (239) 634-0109, [email protected] bbqbandsandbrew.com. Amount raised when last held: $61,000.

Naples Music Festival & 10-Year Anniversary Celebration at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400 per VIP. Contact: Amy Lane, (239) 434-6697, [email protected] gardenofhopeandcourage.org

SanCap Cares 16th Annual Island Celebration at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit SanCap Cares. Contact: Amanda Cross, (239) 472-2082, [email protected] sancapcares.org

3 YogaCAN—Formerly JaneCAN at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. cancerallianceofnaples.org

Night on the Town at Prime de Leon and Arcade Theater to benefit Foster Care Advisory Services. 6 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: casual. Contact: Charles Johnson, (239) 989-8663. fostercareadvisoryservices.org

Sip & Putt Golf Event at Pelican Marsh Golf Club to benefit Angels Undercover of Collier County. 4 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Sherry Whalen, (239) 595-3555, [email protected] angels-undercover.org. Amount raised when last held: $22,000.

5 Tulip Tuesday to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASFI). Tickets: $25 per bunch of 10 stems. Contact: PASFI office, (239) 417-3465. pasfi.org. Amount raised when last held: $2,000.

Goddess Night at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Naples Art Association. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $130. Dress code: casual. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, (239) 262-6517. naplesart.org/event/goddess-night-the-fine-art-of-being-a-woman

Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Banquet at Harborside Event Center to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433, [email protected] leeschoolfoundation.org

8 Women of Initiative 2016 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $175 and up. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 649-5000, [email protected] cfcollier.org

8Mike Ditka/Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational to benefit the Foundation for the Immokalee Child Care Center. 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday. Tickets: $550 per individual, $2,000 per foursome. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Tom Massey, (239) 261-1774, [email protected] immokaleechildcarecenter.org. Amount raised when last held: $154,000.

Bay Days, part of the “Great American Cleanup,” at waterways and beaches in Collier County to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful. 8 a.m. Dress code: casual cleanup. Contact: Jim Zimmerman, (239) 580-8319. keepcollierbeautiful.com

On Stage with Florida Rep at The Marina at Edison Ford to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: period or country-club attire. Contact: John Martin (239) 332-4665, [email protected] floridarep.org. Amount raised when last held: $184,000.

Tee It Up “FORE” Kids at Shell Point Golf Club to benefit Gladiolus Learning and Development. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $100 Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Tina Parson, (239) 481-2100, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $21,000.

10 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ev Hughes, (239) 263-9521, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org 

10 Naples Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Naples Lions Club. 8 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Howard Freedman, (425) 785-1447, [email protected] napleslionsclub.com. Amount raised when last held: $20,400.

11 Friends of Hope Spring Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hope Hospice. 11 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: afternoon tea. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 489-9164. hopehcs.org/foh

15 AFCAAM Charity Golf Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit AFCAAM/Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. Contact: Roseann Albertario, (239) 461-0233, ext. 200, [email protected].

16 Earth Day Festival on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4218, [email protected] conservancy.org/earthday

16 A Swing of Grace at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $800 per foursome. Contact: Barbara Evans, (239) 234-2403. graceplacenaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $155,000.

16 Time to Remember at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $600 per person, $5,500 per table. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: (941) 677-7184, [email protected] foundation.flcancer.com. Amount raised when last held: $600,000.

17, 21 Elixir of Love, Donizetti at First Christian Fort Myers and Artis—Naples to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-150. Dress code: classical concert attire. Contact: Steffanie Pearce, [email protected].

18 Swing into Spring: Golf Tournament and Live Auction at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $300 per golfer includes golf, lunch and dinner; $80 per dinner guest. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Annemarie Zoller, (239) 325-1931, [email protected] naplesgarden.org/show/spring-golf-tournament. Amount raised when last held: $110,000.

19 19th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-a-thon at Imperial Golf Club to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: JoDee Hanssen, (239) 298-5025, [email protected] stmatthewshouse.org/event/golfathon

21 Healthcare Networker of the Year at The Strand Country Club to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. 5:30 p.m. $250. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact:  Sarah Hawes, (239) 986-0463; Elizabeth Zuluaga, (239) 331-1957. healthcareswfl.org

22 Healthcare Network Golf Classic benefiting at The Strand Country Club to benefit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250 per golfer. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: [email protected] healthcareswfl.org/how-to-help/planned-giving. Amount raised when last held: $186,000.

23 Annual Benefit Dinner at Pelican Sound Country Club to benefit Interfaith Charities of South Lee. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 495-2607. icslee.org. Amount raised when last held: $45,000.

23 Dancing Classrooms Colors of the Rainbow at Miromar Design Center to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 4 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Erica Patti, (239) 337-0433, [email protected]

23, 30 March for Babies at Laishley Park, Centennial Park and North Collier Regional Park to benefit March of Dimes. 8 a.m. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, [email protected] marchforbabies.org

23May 7 Women Build 2016 in Lee County to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: Women Build T-shirt/work clothes. Contact: Cheryl Garn, (239) 652-1677, [email protected] habitat4humanity.org/events/index.php?page=womenBuild. Amount raised when last held: $140,000.

27 14th Annual Administrative Professional Event at Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops to benefit the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 10 a.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Steve Nemazie, (239) 332-5346. drpipercenter.org. Amount raised when last held: $6,000.

28 NAFC Celebration Dinner at Artis—Naples to benefit the Naples Alliance for Children. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $45. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Myra Shapiro, (239) 649-5260, [email protected] napleschild.org

29 Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Office. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: red business attire. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911. swflgored.ahaevents.org

29May 1 Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament in Collier County to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. Tickets: prices vary. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jamie French, (239) 272-2255. genedoyle.org/tournament_overview.php

Also in April

Annual Boston College Alumni Golf Tournament to benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund. Contact: Domenic Lucarelli, [email protected]
specialneedschildrenfund.com

Celebrate Bonita at Riverside Park to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. Contact: (239) 992-3034. bonitaassistance.org. Amount raised when last held: $29,000.

Drive the Lane Celebrity Basketball Game at Bishop Verot High School to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Southwest Florida. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lori Burke, (239) 791-7560. madd.org/southwestfl

Hodges University 2016 Gala and Spring Golf Classic to benefit Hodges University. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153, [email protected] hodges.edu

Inter-Club Challenge to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 7:30 a.m. TicketsL $1,250. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Jennifer Whitis, (239) 430-9122, [email protected] immokaleefoundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $115,500.

Lipman Golf Classic at Naples Heritage Golf Club to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. Tickets: $300 per golfer. Dress code: golf-course standard. Contact: Gloria Moorman, (800) 282-6540, ext. 245. rcma.org. Amount raised when last held: $100,000.

Pars for Paws Golf Tournament to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: (239) 290-6274.

Rackets Up! The Salvation Army’s 12th Annual Tennis Event at the Arthur B. Allen Tennis Center, Cambier Park, to benefit The Salvation Army of Collier County. Tickets: $50. Dress code: tennis, sporty-casual. Contact: Yaremi Morales, (239) 210-4015, [email protected] salvationarmynaples.org. Amount raised when last held: $10,000.

Southwest Florida Epilepsy Awareness Walk at Lakes Regional Park to benefit Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida. Dress code: casual. Contact: Kevin Lindberg, (941) 953-5988.
epilepsy-services.org

The White Party presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Tickets: $55. Dress code: white attire required. Contact: Nicole Black, (239) 449-4154, [email protected] gulfshorelife.com

Wickets and Wine Croquet Tournament to benefit the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Dress code: croquet attire. Contact: Petra Jones, (239) 261-5405, [email protected] mhaswfl.org

Youth Haven’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Youth Haven. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Shelly Long, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $200,000.

 

May '16

Annual Ride Nature Fundraiser Banquet at Naples First Church of the Nazarene to benefit Ride Nature. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: [email protected] facebook.com/events/804005216348600. Amount raised when last held: $14,000.

Lighthouse of Collier’s 7th Birthday Celebration on-site to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual, casual. Contact: Robin Goldstone Garcia, (239) 430-3934, [email protected] lighthouseofcollier.org

Derby Dash to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Fund. 5 p.m. Dress code: cocktail, Derby attire. Contact: [email protected]

Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. 8 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: casual. Contact: Wendy Kephart, (239) 877-4427, [email protected] newhorizonsofswfl.org/golf-tournament. Amount raised when last held: $60,000.

12 Chocolate, Champagne & Chefs to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 6 p.m. champagne reception, 7 p.m. program and chef sampling extravaganza. Tickets: $150. Dress code: cocktail attire. (239) 331-7133. bbbssun.org

14 10th Annual Stingray Golf Tournament at TwinEagles to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $200. Contact: Teresa Massa, (239) 793-1986, t[email protected] seacrest.org/stingraygolftournament

14 Friends of Bonita Springs Assistance Office Golf Tournament at Spanish Wells Country Club to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. 8:30 a.m. $100 per player. Dress code: golf attire. Contact:[email protected] bonitaassistance.org

21 Nations’ 37th Anniversary & Scholarship Gala at Harborside Event Center to benefit The Nations Association Charities. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Susan R. Perez, (239) 332-7575, [email protected] nationsassociation.org

26 Winged Foot Awards Banquet at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. Tickets: $275 per individual, $2,000 per table, $3,600 per school, $5,000 per major sponsor. Dress code: business. Contact: Bud Hornbeck, (239) 262-7171. wingedfootaward.com

Also in May

Annual Golf Scholarship Shootout to benefit Sports CLUB. Contact: Graham Wilczewski, (239) 298-6407, [email protected] Amount raised when last held: $25,000.

Blues by the Bay at a private home on Sanibel to benefit The Heights Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $125; VIP tickets also available. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Laurie Stanley, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org. Amount raised when last held: $50,000.

Golf Classic to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf. caccollier.org

Goodwill 50th Anniversary Breakthrough Awards Celebration to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Dress code: business-formal. Contact: Madison Mitchell, (239) 995-2106, [email protected] goodwillswfl.org

Goodwill Golf Classic to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $60 per player. Dress code: golf-appropriate. Contact: Madison Mitchell, (239) 995-2106, [email protected] goodwillswfl.org. Amount raised when last held: $14,000.

Hats for Cats to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance. naplescatalliance.org

Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Gulfshore Business magazine at the Hilton Naples. Tickets: $45. Dress code: business. Contact: Nicole Black, (239) 449-4154, [email protected] gulfshorebusiness.com

A Night at the Races on site to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. Dress code: casual. Amount raised when last held: $30,000 (net).

The Rotary Club to benefit Rotary Club of Fort Myers. therotarycup.net

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

Tee-ming Up Fore Kidz Golf Tournament at The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $200 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Matt Sellick, (239) 825-9499, [email protected] leememorial.org/teeming. Amount raised when last held: $100,000.

Young Life Golf Tournament to benefit Young Life Naples. ylcc.younglife.org

 

June '16

State of Our Schools—Partners in Education Breakfast at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 7 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433, [email protected] leeschoolfoundation.org

16 Smart Party 3.0 to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida. Contact: Brenda Tate, (239) 281-2233, [email protected] smartparty.org/swfl

19 Key West Vacation Raffle to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. Tickets: $25. Contact: Carla Belanger, (239) 643-4077, [email protected]

Also in June

Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Event at Florida Sports Park to benefit Bikes for Tykes. Tickets: $50. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: (239) 465-9047.

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. 5 p.m. Tickets: $90. Dress code: casual. Contact: Carrie Grunewald, (239) 334-1886, [email protected] bgclcpoker.org. Amount raised when last held: $22,000.

 

July '16

Celebrate a Sparkling Fourth at Sea on the Naples Princess to benefit the Latchkey League. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $145. Dress code: patriotic-casual. Contact: Tina Nicholson, (239) 777-6100, [email protected]

Also in July

Best of Business presented by Gulfshore Business magazine. Tickets: $45. Dress code: business. Contact: Nicole Black, (239) 449-4154, [email protected] gulfshorebusiness.com

 

August  '16

24 Love That Dress! At Embassy Suites, Estero, to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County: 5 p.m. VIP admission, 6 p.m. general admission. Tickets: $30 per general admission, $150 per VIP, $2500 per suite sponsorship. Dress code: best dress. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 425-2366, [email protected] lovethatdress.org. Amount raised when last held: $122,000-plus.

27 Golden Baby Shoe Awards at Shadow Wood County Club, Bonita Springs to benefit Healthy Start Coalition Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $65. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Cathy Timuta, (239) 425-6920. goldenbabyshoe.org

Also in August

Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night at Rumrunners Waterfront Restaurant to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Tickets: $175. Dress code: casual. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 343-6076, [email protected] leememorial.org/go/rumrunners. Amount raised when last held: $165,000-plus.