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Events That Give Back

The top galas, luncheons and festivals to support local nonprofits

BY October 1, 2022
Hats in the Garden
Naples Botanical Garden’s popular Hats in the Garden event brings top designers to the runway. (Photo by AP Alexander)

The season is packed with glitzy galas, coveted auction lots and star-studded guest lists to support important causes throughout Southwest Florida. Check the organizations’ websites for updates and more information.

 

COLLIER COUNTY

 

OCTOBER

 

Oct. 3 and 5

Fairways for the Future Charity Golf Tournament at Talis Park Golf Club (Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.)

and Grey Oaks Country Club (Oct. 5, 8:45 a.m.) to benefit Youth Haven.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: Mary Molter Cohen and Mary Pat Salomone

youthhavenswfl.org

 

Oct. 7

Seton Golf Benefit Tournament at The Rookery at Marco at J.W. Marriott Marco Island

to benefit St. Elizabeth Seton School. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress code: Golf attire

Chair: Gina Groch

saintelizabethseton.com

 

Oct. 8

Mission 23 Honor Flight at Southwest Florida International Airport

to benefit Collier County Honor Flight. 8:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Patriotic

collierhonorflight.org

 

Oct. 14

2nd Annual CMON Golf Scramble at Club Pelican Bay

to benefit Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: Emely Darby, Sharon Hill and Desiree Silva

cmon.org

 

Oct. 14-16

2022 RedSnook Tournament: Funding the Fight for Clean Water at Florida Sports Park

to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $275 (individual), $550 (pair), $75 (Kick-Off Party)

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Wayne Meland

conservancy.org

 

Oct. 15

Knight Golf Classic at The Club at the Strand

to benefit The Village School of Naples. 7:30 a.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: Sarah Germain and Kristi English

villageschoolnaples.org

 

Oct. 15

Aqua Ball at Hilton Naples to benefit Florida Drowning Prevention Foundation. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chairs: Terri and Richard Ballo

floridadrowningpreventionfoundation.com

 

Oct. 17

Woodstock on Bayshore at Celebration Park

to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Casual, bell bottoms and tie-dye encouraged

Chairs: Rebecca and Nancy Maddox

cancerallianceofnaples.com

 

Oct. 21

9th Annual Chip in for DLC Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club

to benefit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Golf attire

dlcenters.org

 

Oct. 22

The Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament at launch sites around Lee and Collier Counties

to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. 7 a.m.

Tickets: $250

Chairs: Matt and Katie Betz

genedoyle.org

 

Oct. 22

2022 3K/5K Run, Walk & Roll at Paradise Coast Sports Complex

to benefit STARability Foundation. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $35

Chairs: Jeff and Maureen Maconaghy

starability.org

 

Oct. 22

YMCA of Collier County Golf Tournament at Hammock Bay

to benefit Greater Naples YMCA. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Golf attire

greaternaplesymca.org

 

Oct. 22

Stand Against Domestic Violence 5K Race/Walk at Sugden Regional Park

to benefit Legal Aid Service of Collier County. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $25.

Dress Code: Activewear

collierlegalaid.org

 

Oct. 25

Crazy Pants—Fashion Show Fundraiser at The Players Club & Spa

to benefit Pace Center for Girls. 6 p.m.

Dress Code: Crazy, colorful and casual

Chair: Melissa Speach

pacecenter.org

 

Oct. 27-30

14th Annual Naples International Film Festival at Artis—Naples and Silverspot Cinema

to benefit Artis—Naples.

Tickets: From $39

Dress Code: Semi-formal (opening night only), business-casual

artisnaples.org

 

Oct. 28

Pan-Florida Challenge Golf Tournament at TPC Treviso Bay to benefit Pan-Florida Challenge. 1 p.m.

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: Bob Lacroix, Laraine Bergmann, Bill and Lisa Kirkpatrick, Brian and Anne Reilly

panfloridachallenge.org

 

Oct. 28

Taste of Immokalee & Taste the Impact Masquerade Gala

at The Strand Golf & Country Club to benefit Taste the Impact. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Semi-formal, masked

Chair: Debra Bailey

tastetheimpact.org

 

Oct. 29

Taste of Immokalee & Taste the Impact Charity Golf Tournament

at The Strand Golf & Country Club to benefit Taste the Impact. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: $195 (individual), $750 (foursome)

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Debra Bailey

tastetheimpact.org

 

NOVEMBER

 

Nov. 3 and Apr. 1

Author Spotlight Series at Sugden Community Theatre

to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 2 p.m.

Tickets: $58, $48 (members)

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Connie Kindsvater

collierfriends.org

 

Nov. 3

Poker On the Princess on the Naples Princess

to benefit Think Pineapple Foundation. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Amanda Curbelo

thinkpineapplefoundation.org

 

Nov. 3

Charity for Change Gala at Hilton Naples to benefit Charity for Change. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chair: Debra Haley

charityforchange.org

 

Nov. 4

Baby Basics’ 15th Annual Fashion Show at Royal Poinciana Golf Club

to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $135

Dress Code: Cocktail casual

Chair: Natalia Armstrong

babybasicscollier.org

 

Nov. 4

Neighborhood Bash—Party onsite to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Casual

neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

 

Nov. 4-5

Artisan Marketplace and Party onsite to benefit Naples Woman’s Club. 10 a.m.

Tickets: Free (market), $60 (party) 

Dress Code: Resort casual

Chair: Barbara Weiss

napleswomansclub.org

 

Nov. 5

Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament at Fiddler’s Creek

to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 10 a.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: Mary Osborn & Lea Smith

bgccc.com

 

Nov. 5

Music Festival at Rod & Gun Club to benefit Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. 12 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Marya Repko

eshp.org

 

Nov. 5

Annual Benefit Dinner at The Players Club & Spa to benefit Sunlight Home. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $150.

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chair: Diane Zingali

sunlighthome.org

 

Nov. 5

64th NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples,

to benefit NCH Healthcare System. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $600

Dress Code: Black tie

Honorary Chairs: Reinhold and Erika Schmieding

nchmd.org

 

Nov. 5

Be a Believer-Cocoa Ball at True Fashionistas to benefit Project HELP. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $175

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chairs: Thelma Hodges, April May and Vaneza Gonzales

projecthelpnaples.org

 

Nov. 9

7th Annual Veterans Memorial Event at Cancro Family Wellness Center

to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. 12:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Business-casual, uniform encouraged

Chair: Jackie Burke

avemarialaw.edu

 

Nov. 9

A Cause Before the Cure Awareness Dinner at 2900 Gordon Drive

to benefit Help a Diabetic Child. 5:30 p.m.

Dress Code: Business-casual

helpadiabeticchild.org

 

Nov. 9

Annual Gala at Hilton Naples to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chair: Allister Gibbons, MD

lighthouseofcollier.org

 

Nov. 9

Be the Light Gala at Bonita Bay

to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $325

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Judy Dove

newhorizonsofswfl.org

 

Nov. 10

The Patriot Fund Veterans Honor Invitational Stars and Stripes Dinner

at Tiburón Golf Club to benefit the Patriot Fund. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Club-casual

Chair: Pam Davis

patriotfund.org

 

Nov. 10

My Rescue Rescued Me 2023 at Baker Park to benefit the Humane Society Naples. 6 p.m.

Dress Code: Business-casual

hsnaples.org

 

Nov. 10

Signature Chefs: Feeding Motherhood at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

to benefit March of Dimes. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Dr. William Liu

marchofdimes.org

 

Nov. 11

The Patriot Fund Veterans Honor Golf Invitational

at Tiburón Golf Club to benefit the Patriot Fund. 12 p.m.

Tickets: $1,500

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chair: Pam Davis

patriotfund.org

 

Nov. 12

Seventeenth Annual Luncheon at Saint Ann Jubilee Center

to benefit Providence House. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $75

Dress Code: Smart casual

Chair: Mary Zoe Bowden

providencehousenaples.org

 

 

Nov. 12

4th Annual WolfStock BrewFest and Concert at Paradise Coast Sports Complex

to benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center. 4 p.m.

Tickets: From $20, $150 (VIP)

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Andrea Dekoff

shywolfsanctuary.org

 

Nov. 12

Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance onsite to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $500 (individual), $7,500 (table for 10)

Dress Code: Western attire

Chair: Connie Sharpe

naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org

 

Nov. 12

7th Annual Red Gala at Elite Jets Hanger to benefit Path2Freedom. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $275

Dress Code: Black tie, optional

Chair: Jennifer Parisi

path2Freedom.org

 

Nov. 12

Backyard Bash onsite to benefit Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Jason Philips

cmon.org

 

Nov. 13

YogaCAN at Baker Park to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: $65

Dress Code: Yoga attire

Chair: Joel Waltzer

cancerallianceofnaples.com

 

Nov. 13

Jazz on the Lawn at Collier County Museum at Government Center

to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museums. 3 p.m.

Chairs: Harold Weeks and Yvonne Hill

foccm.com

 

Nov. 16

Santa PAWS onsite to benefit Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5:30 p.m.

Price upon request

Dress Code: Business-casual

goldenpaws.org

 

Nov. 17

2nd Annual Christmas Gala at Vineyards Country Club

to benefit Sampson’s International Nursing Society. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Linda Hill

sampsonsnurses.org

 

Nov. 17

Zoo Gala onsite to benefit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $10,000

Dress code: Jacket and tie, Malaysian-inspired

Chairs: Sheliah Wall, Jennifer McCurry, Anita Lovse and Nina Van Arsdale

napleszoo.org

 

Nov. 18

Empowering Women’s Luncheon at Bear’s Paw Country Club

to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $75

Dress Code: Luncheon attire

Chairs: Lee Kraus and Jalna MacLaren

napleswomansclub.org

 

Nov. 18

9th Annual Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show and Luncheon

to benefit Royal Palm Academy. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $175

Dress Code: Resort chic, Lilly Pulitzer encouraged

Chairs: Sherri Waller, Afshan Hussain and Kerry Nulf

2022fashionshow.givesmart.com

 

Nov. 19

Jack Palmer Memorial Golf Classic at The Club at Olde Cypress

to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $600 (foursome)

Dress Code: Golf attire, no denim

Chair: Sue Palmer

specialolympicsflorida.org

 

Nov. 19

Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival at Mercato Event Lawn

to benefit Pace Center for Girls. 5 p.m.

Dress Code: Casual

Chairs: Jackie Nelson and Amber Philips

pacecenter.org

 

Nov. 20

20th Annual Sing Along Messiah at Naples United Church of Christ

to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m.

Tickets: $15 (advance), $20 (door)

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Mariellen Lemasters

 

Nov. 22

Liberty Mutual Invitational Golf Tournament at The Club at Olde Cypress

to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Golf attire

caccollier.org

 

Nov. 25

Holiday Shell Art Sale at New Life Community Church on Marco Island

to benefit Marco Island Shell Club. 9 a.m.

Tickets: Free

marcoshellclub.com

 

Nov. 28

Trees and Teas VIP Opening onsite to benefit The Naples Players. 7 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Festive attire

naplesplayers.org

 

Also in November:

 

Ave Maria School of Law Signature Event onsite to benefit Ave Maria School of Law.

Date TBA. 6 p.m.

Dress Code: Semi-formal

avemarialaw.edu

 

First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit First Tee Naples/ Collier. 

Date TBA. 1 p.m.

Tickets: $5,000

Dress Code: Golf attire

firstteenaplescollier.org

 

DECEMBER

 

Dec. 1

Glass Slipper Luncheon at The Club at Olde Cypress

to benefit Champions for Learning. 11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $75

Chairs: Gina Lostracco and Dottie Whipple

championsforlearning.org

 

Dec. 2

Celebration of Hope at Arthrex One to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Semi-formal

stmatthewshouse.org

 

Dec. 2

Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit Naples Historical Society. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: From $550

Dress Code: Black tie

Chairs: Sharon von Arx and Elaine Reed

napleshistoricalsociety.org

 

Dec. 2

Opéra de Monte Carlo Casino Night at Wang Opera Center to benefit Opera Naples. 7 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Elegant casual, jackets requested

operanaples.org

 

Dec. 4

20th Annual Major Donor-Keepers Recognition Event at Olde Cypress Country Club

to benefit Hadassah, Collier—Lee Chapter. 10:30 a.m.

Tickets: From $1,000

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Nancy Wiadro

hadassah.org 

 

Dec. 6

Women Rock Philanthropy at Naples Grande Beach Resort

to benefit Women’s Foundation of Collier County. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $275

Chairs: Brenda O’Connor and Vicki Tracy

wfcollier.org

 

Dec. 7

The Luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club

to benefit the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Maureen Lerner, Estelle Price, Nancy White, Diane McGinty and Sandy Roth

hmec.org

 

Dec. 8

LVCC Annual Gala at Artis—Naples

to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets TBA

collierliteracyvolunteers.org

 

Dec. 22

Unleashing Opportunity Luncheon at Summit Church

to benefit Better Together. 11:30 a.m.

Tickets TBA

bettertogetherus.org

 

JANUARY

 

Jan. 12, 2023

Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence Men’s Event at Grey Oaks Country Club

to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 4:30 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Country club attire

Chairs: Tom Butz and Bill Calfee, Paul Kuveke (vice chair)

naplesshelter.org

 

Jan. 12

Frida and Her Garden Premiere onsite to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 7 p.m.

Tickets: $175 (21+)

naplesgarden.org

 

Jan. 13

Fourth Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast at Vineyards Country Club

to benefit Trinity Life Foundation Naples. 7:30 a.m.

Tickets: $50

Dress Code: Business

trinitylifefoundation.org

 

Jan. 14

11th Annual “An Evening for Better Tomorrows” at Royal Poinciana Golf Club

to benefit Naples Senior Center. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: Starts at $450

Dress Code: Business

naplesseniorcenter.org

 

Jan. 14

Sixth Annual Scene to be Seen Live Runway Art Show and Gala

at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit Naples Art. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $5,000 (VIP); 7:30 p.m. $125 (general admission)

Dress Code: Creative cocktail

Chairs: Valerie and Nizar Ghoussaini

naplesart.org

 

Jan. 15

Hoof & Hike Poker Run at Picayune Strand State Forest’s Belle Meade Tract

to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 10 a.m.

Tickets: $50

Dress Code: Hiking or riding attire

Chair: Lea Haven

ntrc.org

 

Jan. 18

Cherish the Children Luncheon at The Ritz- Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit Youth Haven. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Luncheon chic

Chairs: Trin Mostyn and Jennifer Porter

youthhavenswfl.org

 

Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 13 and 27

Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 12 p.m.

Tickets: From $300

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Trish Benisch

collierfriends.org

 

Jan. 19

Guadalupe Center Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit Guadalupe Center. 5:30 p.m.

Chairs: Debbie and Bill Toler

guadalupecenter.org

 

Jan. 21

Charity Classic Gala at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $800

Dress Code: Formal

Chairs: Janet and Jerry Belle, Carol and Tom Joseph

immokaleefoundation.org

 

Jan. 21

Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show onsite to benefit the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 9 a.m.

Dress Code: Casual

delnorwiggins.org

 

Jan. 21

17th Annual Empty Bowls Naples Fundraiser at Cambier Park

to benefit Empty Bowls Naples. 11 a.m.

Dress Code: Casual

emptybowlsnaples.com

 

Jan. 21

ANI Art Contest at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit additional needs. 4 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

additionalneeds.info

 

Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Mar. 20

Nonfiction Author Series at Kensington Golf and Country Club

to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: $325, $285 (members)

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Lew Paper

collierfriends.org

 

Jan. 25, Feb. 23 and Mar. 22

Culinary Adventure at various participating restaurants

to benefit Naples Woman’s Club. 11 a.m.

Tickets: From $160

Dress Code: Luncheon attire

Chair: Susan Schiraldi

napleswomansclub.org

 

Jan. 27 – Feb. 7

Naples Winter Wine Festival Online Auction

to benefit Naples Children & Education Foundation. 8 a.m.

napleswinefestival.com

 

Jan. 27

5th Annual Monsignor Higgins March for Life Event

at Ave Maria School of Law, Room Commons #110,

to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. 12:30 p.m.

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Jackie Burke

avemarialaw.edu

 

Jan. 28

House & Garden Tour beginning at Naples Botanical Garden

to benefit Naples Garden Club. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Casual, comfortable footwear encouraged

Chairs: Sondra Quinn and Raynelle Perkins

naplesgardenclub.org

 

Jan. 28

Run for the Paws 2023 to benefit Humane Society Naples.

Virtual option; physical venue TBA. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $30

Dress Code: Activewear

hsnaples.org

 

Jan. 28

Catsino Night at Marco Island Yacht Club to benefit For the Love of Cats. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $85

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Linda Wynns

fortheloveofcatsfl.com

 

Jan. 28

Night at the Museum: Saturday Night Fever onsite to benefit

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $1,000

Dress Code: Disco fab

Chairs: Dena Rae Hancock and P. Robert Caito

cmon.org

 

Jan. 28

Star Light, Star Bright at a private country club to benefit

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Sue Sherwin

pathwaysearlyeducation.org

 

Jan. 28

Celtic Ball onsite to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Casual cocktail

sjnceltics.org

 

Jan. 28

YMCA of Collier County Gala at Hideaway Beach Club to benefit

YMCA of Collier County. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

greaternaplesymca.org

 

FEBRUARY

 

Feb. 1-6

Give to the Max Matching Virtual Challenge to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

habitatcollier.org

 

Feb. 2

Jetport Reception at Naples Airport to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Tom O’Riordan and Dennis Flint

stmatthewshouse.org

 

Feb. 3-5

2023 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit Naples Children & Education Foundation. 11 a.m.

Tickets: From $15,000

Dress Code: Resort casual

Chairs: Nena and Bill Beynon, Libby and Rick Germain, Julia and Robert Heidt, Jr.

napleswinefestival.com

 

Feb. 4

Cars on 5th Concours on Fifth Avenue South to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 10 a.m.

Tickets: $30

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Tom O’Riordan

stmatthewshouse.org

 

Feb. 4

Marco Island Center for the Arts Annual Gala at the Island Country Club.

Time and tickets TBA.

Chairs: Mary Pat and Aldo Palombo

marcoislandart.org

 

Feb. 7

Front & Center Gala at Sugden Plaza and Baker Stage to benefit

The Naples Players. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $750

Dress Code: Cocktail

naplesplayers.org

 

Feb. 10

Zoobilee onsite to benefit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. 6 p.m.

Tickets: From $125

Dress Code: Outdoor chic

Chairs: Nikkie Dvorchak and David Ruben

napleszoo.org

 

Feb. 11

24th Annual Step-Up for Parkinson’s Walk at Baker Park, Naples to benefit

Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m.

Tickets: From $25, $10 (children under 12), $5 (pets)

Dress Code: Casual

parkinsonassociationswfl.org

 

Feb. 11

19th Annual AsiaFest “Year of the Rabbit” Celebration at Mercato to benefit

Asian Professionals Association of SWFL. 11 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Outdoor-casual, Asian attire encouraged

Chair: Pearl Cruz

apaswfl.org

 

Feb. 11

5th Annual STAR Gala: A Night on the Red Carpet at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit STARability Foundation. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $750

Dress Code: Black tie

Chairs: Allison Rainey and Jana Seaman

starability.org

 

Feb. 11

Heart for Education—Fabulous Fifties Gala onsite to benefit

Saint Ann School Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: 1950s attire

Chairs: Saint Ann School Foundation Trustees

foundationstann.org

 

Feb. 13

Swing Fore the Future Gala at Arthrex to benefit First Tee — Naples/Collier. 6 p.m.

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chair: Ann Bain

firstteenaplescollier.org

 

Feb. 16

Mélodie & Motown at Trinity by the Cove to benefit Archangel Fund

for Collier County Charities. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $150

artofgivingnaples.org

 

Feb. 16

Annual Gala at a private golf club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $400

Dress Code: Broadway-inspired attire

Chairs: Robin Larkin and Pam Heffernan, Faye and Jim Derham (honorary chairs)

funtimeacademy.org

 

Feb. 17

Friends of Artis—Naples Gala onsite to benefit Artis—Naples. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: From $1,000

Dress Code: Black tie

artisnaples.org

 

Feb. 18

Naples Lions Club 85th Anniversary Celebration at the Quarry Golf Club

to benefit Naples Lions Club. Time and tickets TBA

Chair: Jim Lafontaine

napleslionsclub.com

 

Feb. 18

Bucket List Bash at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit American Cancer Society. 6 p.m.

Tickets: From $750

Dress Code: Black tie, optional

Chairs: Beverly Fanning, Darlene and Don DeMichele

cancer.org

 

Feb. 18

Hope for Haiti Annual Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Hope for Haiti. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA.

hopeforhaiti.com

 

Feb. 20-21

Mending Broken Hearts Designer Boutique at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 9 a.m.

Tickets: Free.

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Cindy Halle

naplesshelter.org

 

Feb. 21

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: $400

Dress Code: Business

Chairs: Shari Kapelina and Patti Erwood

naplesshelter.org

 

Feb. 21

Youth of the Year Celebration at Pelican Bay Club to benefit

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $750

Dress Code: Cocktail

bgccc.com

 

Feb. 23

Kind Mariners Ball at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club

to benefit Freedom Waters Foundation. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $450

Dress Code: Nautical chic

Chairs: Elizabeth Huizinga, Brodie Hall and Dan Lane

freedomwatersfoundation.org

 

Feb. 24

Imagination Ball at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

to benefit American Cancer Society. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Black tie, optional

Chair: Debra Shanahan

cancer.org

 

Feb. 25

Your Community for Life Event, feat. Kayleigh McEnany

at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. 5:30 p.m.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: David Joyce

supportcpci.com

 

Feb. 25

Night of Champions at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit

Champions for Learning. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $400

championsforlearning.org

 

Feb. 28 

Seville Soiree Amor de la Música Gala at Arthrex One to benefit Opera Naples. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Cocktail, jackets required

Chairs: Louise Ost, Cindy Stegemann and Teresa Heitmann

operanaples.org

 

Feb. 28

Wines and Wildlife at Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit

The Alliance for Florida National Parks. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Casual

floridanationalparks.org

 

Also in February:

 

Beers & Books to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 6 p.m.

Date, venue and tickets TBA.

Dress Code: Casual

graceplacenaples.org

 

CCSN Red Wagon 25th Anniversary Celebration virtual auction

to benefit Christ Child Society of Naples.

Chair: Barbara Franks

christchildnaples.org

 

MARCH

 

Mar. 2

Magic Under the Mangroves onsite to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $750

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chairs: Charlie and Toni Mueller

conservancy.org

 

Mar. 3

Boogie Bash at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit

Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Cocktail

friendsoffosterchildren.net

 

Mar. 4

Naples Craft Beer Fest at Bayfront of Naples to benefit

Naples North Rotary Club Foundation. 12 p.m.

Tickets: $80

Dress Code: Casual

Chairs: Heather Henning and Rob Stoneburner

naplescraftbeerfest.com

 

Mar. 4

2023 JDRF Hope Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit JDRF. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Black tie, optional

Chair: Jessica Shwedel

jdrf.org

 

Mar. 4

Annual Fashion Show Luncheon & Silent Auction

at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Sunlight Home. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $140

Dress Code: Garden party

Chair: Diane Zingali

sunlighthome.org

 

Mar. 6

Masquerade—The Gulfshore Playhouse Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples,

to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 5 p.m.

Tickets: From $600

Dress Code: Formal

Chairs: Sandi and Tom Moran

gulfshoreplayhouse.org

 

Mar. 7

Charity Classic Celebration Pro AM to benefit The Immokalee Foundation.

Venue TBA. 7:30 a.m.

Tickets: $5,000

Chair: John Tobe

immokaleefoundation.org

 

Mar. 7

An Evening at Naples Tables 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit The League Club. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $375

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Andrea Stewart

leagueclub.org

 

Mar. 8

Cruise for a Cause on Naples Princess to benefit PANIRA Healthcare Clinic. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Business-casual

panirahealthcareclinic.org

 

Mar. 8

Naples Tables 2023: Fun. Fabulous. Festive! at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples,

to benefit The League Club. 10 a.m.

Tickets: $450

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Andrea Stewart

leagueclub.org

 

Mar. 8

MS Gal Adventures Luncheon at Collier’s Reserve Country Club

to benefit Heil Luthringer Foundation. 11:30 a.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Club casual

Chairs: Dr. Debbie Heil and Lisa Luthringer RN, MSN

empowermenteducation.org

 

Mar. 9

Bash for the Bay at The Players Club at Lely Resort to

benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Casual

rookerybay.org

 

Mar. 10-11

Spring Shell Art Sale at New Life Community Church—Marco Island

to benefit Marco Island Shell Club. 9 a.m.

Tickets TBA

marcoshellclub.com

 

Mar. 10

Celebration of Hope and Healing onsite to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Susan Jones, RN

neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

 

Mar. 11

Historic Homes Tour at Rod & Gun Club to benefit

Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $75

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Patty Huff

eshp.org

 

Mar. 11

The Witches and Warlocks Ball at Island Country Club to benefit

Marco Island Historical Society. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Casual, costumes encouraged

Chairs: Jim and Allyson Richards

themihs.org

 

Mar. 12

Afternoon Tea at a private Port Royal home to benefit Providence House. 2 p.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Smart casual

Chair: Susan Eckert

providencehousenaples.org

 

Mar. 12

Gulfshore Opera Gala at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church and

The Club at The Strand to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 4 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chairs: Stephanie Schwetz and Becky Wilder

gulfshoreopera.org

 

Mar. 12

Dinner on Stage—The Sound of Music onsite to benefit The Naples Players. 4:30 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Business

naplesplayers.org

 

Mar. 14

Annual Churchill Dinner to benefit English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch.

Venue TBA. 6 p.m.

Dress Code: Black tie

Chairs: Pamela Voss and Karen Lannan

esuus.org

 

Mar. 14

An Evening in Casino Royale: Bet on a Bright Future

at Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Child’s Path. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Semi-formal, black and gold encouraged

childspath.org

 

Mar. 15

“Triumph 2023” at Arthrex One to benefit the

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chairs: Maureen Lerner, Estelle Price, Nancy White, Diane McGinty and Sandy Roth

hmcec.org

 

Mar. 17-18

Flower Show at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Naples Garden Club.

Tickets: $25

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Melinda Earle

naplesgardenclub.org

 

Mar. 18

The Seacrest 2023 Cheers to Forty Years Gala at Vineyards Country Club to benefit

Seacrest Country Day School. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Formal

seacrest.org

 

Mar. 20-Apr. 6

III Festival Under the Stars at Cambier Park to benefit Opera Naples. 7 p.m. 

Tickets: From $28

Dress Code: Casual

operanaples.org

 

Mar. 22

100 Club Annual Dinner at Hilton Naples to benefit Collier County 100 Club. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $75

Dress Code: Cocktail

collier100club.org

 

Mar. 23

Sound Minds: Celebrating 55 Years! at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to

benefit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Cocktail

dlcenters.org

 

Mar. 25

Emma’s Wish Gala at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit KOVA Foundation. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chairs: Lisa Emma, Kim Gaglia, Matt Flores and Ben Buemi

kovafoundation.org

 

Mar. 25

Starry Nights Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit Youth Haven. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Evening attire

Chairs: Beverly Fanning and Ingrid Aielli

youthhavenswfl.org

 

Mar. 29

Hats in the Garden onsite to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $850

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Shelly Stayer

naplesgarden.org

 

Mar. 25

Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Community School of Naples.

Time and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Black tie

Chairs: Charles and Kristie Hale

communityschoolnaples.org

 

Mar. 30

Foreverglades Naples at Arthrex One to benefit The Everglades Foundation. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $750 (individual), from $2,500 (packages)

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chairs: Ellin Goetz and Valerie Boyd

forevergladesnaples.org

 

Mar. 31

A Step Forward, Overcoming Obstacles Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples,

to benefit Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m.

Tickets: From $300

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Beth Poorman and Merrill Fox

parkinsonassociationswfl.org

 

Mar. 31

Knights on Broadway at a private country club to benefit

The Village School of Naples. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Eveningwear

Chairs: Sarah Germain, Samantha Moran and Maggie Talford

villageschoolnaples.org

 

Also in March:

 

So, You Think You Can Dance? to benefit Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee.

Date and venue TBA. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: From $150

Dress Code: Cocktail

pathwaysearlyeducation.org

 

The BIG Event at Porsche Naples to benefit Big Brothers

Big Sisters of the Sun Coast—Collier. Date TBA. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Miranda Sharkey and Lee-Anne Bosch

bbbssun.org

 

APRIL

 

Apr. 1

Annual Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit

New Horizons of Southwest Florida.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Becky Willis

newhorizonsofswfl.org

 

Apr. 1 

Seton Gala & Auction at The Players Club & Spa to benefit

Saint Elizabeth Seton School. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Gina Groch

SaintElizabethSeton.com

 

Apr. 1

Sneaker Ball onsite to benefit YMCA of Collier County. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Cocktail, sneakers encouraged

greaternaplesymca.org

 

Apr. 1

Annual Butterfly Release at Cambier Park to benefit Avow. 9 a.m.

Tickets: $50 (memorial)

Dress Code: Casual

avowcares.org

 

Apr. 7

Pinwheels At the Pier at Naples Pier to benefit

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: Free

caccollier.org

 

Apr. 9

Run to Home Base Florida at JetBlue Park to benefit

Home Base Florida Veteran and Family Care. 7 a.m.

Tickets: From $35

Dress Code: Athletic attire

Chair: Jason Cooper

homebase.org

 

Apr. 11

Living Well with PD—an Education Symposium at Naples Hilton to benefit

Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m.

Tickets: From $75

Dress Code: Casual

parkinsonassociationswfl.org

 

Apr. 17

CEO Summit at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 4 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress code: Business attire

immokaleefoundation.org

 

Apr. 22

Earth Day Festival onsite to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m.

Dress Code: Casual

conservancy.org

 

Apr. 22

Museum 25th Birthday at Museum of the Everglades to benefit

Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. 10 a.m.

Tickets: Free.

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Vicky Wells

evergladesmuseum.org

 

Also in April:

 

Rally for Littles at Ultimate Garages Naples to benefit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 10 a.m.

Date and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Casual

Chairs: James Buonavolonta and Gianluca Corso

bbbssun.org

 

Wines Around the World “Taste and Discover” at Shula’s Steak House to benefit

Ricky King Children’s Fund. Date TBA. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Heather Tice

rickykingfund.org

 

MAY

 

May 6

2nd Annual Mind Your Mind Community Mental Health Day at Cambier Park

to benefit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health. 9 a.m.

Tickets: $5

Dress Code: Casual

dlcenters.org

 

May 6

Swing for New Horizons Golf Tournament at West Bay Club to benefit

New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: Wendy Kephart and Barry Dunleavy

newhorizonsofswfl.org

 

May 6

Kentucky Derby Party onsite to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 4 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Derby chic

Chair: Cathy Chickerell

naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org

 

May 6

Hole in One for Health at Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club to benefit

PANIRA Healthcare Clinic. 7:30 a.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Golf attire

panirahealthcareclinic.org

 

May 6

Annual Golf Tournament at Island Country Club to benefit Marco Island Center for the Arts.

Time and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Golf attire

marcoislandart.org

 

May 14 and 28

Hand & Harvest at Mercato to benefit Empty Bowls Naples. 12 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

emptybowlsnaples.com

 

May 20

23rd Annual Lipman Family Farms Golf Classic

at Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club to benefit RCMA.

Time and tickets TBA

rcma.org

 

Also in May:

 

A Swing of Grace to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families.

Date, venue, time and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Activewear

graceplacenaples.org

 

JUNE

 

Jun. 10

Champions for Learning Bike Giveaway at 3606 Enterprise Ave.

to benefit Bikes for Tykes. 10 a.m.

Dress Code: Casual

bikesfortykes.org

 

Jun. 15

Bike Rodeo at Anchor Christian Church to benefit Bikes for Tykes. 10 a.m.

Dress Code: Casual

bikesfortykes.org

 

Jun. 25

A Cause Before the Cure Golf Tournament at DeBary Golf & Country Club to

benefit Help a Diabetic Child. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Golf attire

helpadiabeticchild.org

 

 

LEE COUNTY

 

OCTOBER

 

Oct. 1

NAMIWalks at Centennial Park to benefit NAMI

Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties. 4 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Corey Lazar

namilee.org

 

Oct. 8

Habitat for Humanity’s 40th Anniversary Prayer Service at Heritage Heights Pavilion

to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. 8 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

habitat4humanity.org

 

Oct. 8

Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

to benefit American Cancer Society. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $275

Dress Code: Boots and bling

Chairs: Jaime Walsh and Taylor Woods

cancer.org

 

Oct. 13

16th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’

at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250 (VIP), $150 (general admission), $500 (foursome)

Dress Code: Cocktail

communitycooperative.com

 

Oct. 14

First Annual River Nights at Burroughs Home and Gardens

to benefit Fort Myers YMCA. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150 (individual), $1,500 (table)

Dress code: Cocktail

ymcaswfl.org

 

Oct. 14

2022 BGCLC Golf Tournament at Babcock National Golf Club to benefit

the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $600

Dress Code: Casual

bgclee.org

 

Oct. 15

2022 International Culture Fest at Fishermen’s Village to benefit

Asian Professionals Association of SWFL. 12 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Outdoor-casual

Chair: Jaha Cummings

apaswfl.org

 

Oct. 22

17th Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve to benefit

Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. 7 a.m.

Tickets: $25

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Nadereh Salim

childnetswfl.org

 

Oct. 21

GO GREEN Golf Tournament at Plantation Golf & Country Club

to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 7 a.m.

Tickets: $500 (foursome)

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Trish Fancher

klcb.org

 

Oct. 22

10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. at Sanibel Community House to benefit

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. 7 a.m.

Tickets: From $40

Dress Code: Athletic attire

Chairs: Diane Cortese and Nicole McHale

fishofsancap.org

 

Oct. 22

The Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament at launch sites around Lee and Collier Counties

to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. 7 a.m.

Tickets: $250

Chairs: Matt and Katie Betz

genedoyle.org

 

Oct. 22

Get Into Gardening Festival onsite to benefit ECHO Global Farm. 9 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Danielle Flood

echonet.org

 

Oct. 22

Champion of the Year Gala at The Club at Pelican Preserve to benefit

Best Buddies Southwest Florida. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chair: Alina Gonzalez-Dockery

bestbuddies.org

 

Oct. 23

Faces of Hope at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit

Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $75

Dress Code: Business-casual

hopeclubhouse.org

 

Oct. 24

CEO/Elected Officials Build at Heritage Heights to benefit

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. 7:45 a.m.

Tickets: Free 

Dress Code: Construction attire encouraged

habitat4humanity.org

 

Oct. 25-28

Beethoven Fest at St. Leo Catholic Church to benefit Grand Piano Series. 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $45

Dress Code: Business-casual

grandpianoseries.org

 

Oct. 29

Arts for ACT Gala and Auction at Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater

to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: A night in TV Land

Chairs: Marc Collins and Marilyn Santiago

actabuse.com

 

NOVEMBER

 

Nov. 1-30

Taste of the Islands at participating restaurants throughout Sanibel and Captiva Islands

to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.

Tickets: $10

Dress Code: Casual

crowclinic.org

 

Nov. 3

Brushstrokes From the Soul at Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center

to benefit The Dubin Center. 5 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Jan and Dr. Michael Martin

dubincenter.com

 

Nov. 4

The 6th Annual Restore Gala at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

to benefit Captains For Clean Water. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Florida formal

captainsforcleanwater.org

 

Nov. 4

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic

to benefit Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Venue, time and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Golf attire

fortmyers.org

 

Nov. 5

Monofilament Madness at The Mound House to benefit

Keep Lee County Beautiful. 8 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Trish Fancher

klcb.org

 

Nov. 5

Type One to Type None Picnic at Estero Community Park to benefit JDRF. 10:30 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Robin Marcus

jdrf.org

 

Nov. 5

Enchanted Forest Extravaganza 2022 at The Forest Country Club

to benefit The Canterbury School. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets TBA 

Dress Code: Semi-formal

Chairs: Lauren Casey and Claudia Potter

canterburyfortmyers.org

 

Nov. 5

All In for Autism Casino Night at Cape Coral Yacht Club

to benefit Family Initiative. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: From $100

Dress Code: Cocktail-casual

fi-florida.org

 

Nov. 7

The Nest’s Salute to SWFL Veterans and Military Families Golf Tournament

at The Nest Golf Club at Pelican Landing to benefit

Home Base Florida Veteran and Family Care. 10 a.m.

Tickets: From $250

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chair: Mary Jo Morgan

homebase.org

 

Nov. 9

United Way Kickoff at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

to benefit United Way Lee, Hendry, and Glades.

Time and tickets TBA 

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Sally Jackson and Matt Humphreys

unitedwaylee.org

 

Nov. 11

Vegas Night in Black & White at Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit

Dress for Success SW Florida 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Black-and-white cocktail

dressforsuccess.org

 

Nov. 11

Wines in the Wild at Bailey Homestead Preserve to benefit

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets TBA

sccf.org

 

Nov. 12

Everywhere the Glint of Gold Gala onsite to benefit

IMAG History & Science Center. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Black tie, optional

Chairs: Britt Gravley and Stefanie Ink-Edwards

theimag.org

 

Nov. 17

40th Anniversary Celebration at Caloosa Sound Event Center to benefit

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $40

Dress Code: Dressy-casual

habitat4humanity.org

 

Nov. 18

Cooking for the Arts – An Evening in Havana onsite

to benefit Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250 (couple)

Dress Code: Business-casual or Havana-inspired

sbdac.com

 

Nov. 19 – 20

Fall Garden Festival onsite to benefit Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 9 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

edisonford.org

 

Nov. 21

11th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show at

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Lee Health Foundation. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Pat Smart

leehealthfoundation.org

 

Nov. 25 –  Dec. 31

Holiday Nights onsite to benefit Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30 (guided tour), $20 (self-guided tour)

Dress Code: Casual

edisonford.org

 

Nov. 26

Starlight Auction at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $100

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Betty Hughes

animalrefugecenter.com

 

DECEMBER

 

Dec. 2

Charity Clay Shoot at Bermont Shooting Club to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. 8 a.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Outdoor

Chairs: Crystal Stouten and Tasha Birk

leebuilderscare.com

 

Dec. 2

Off The Walls at Center for Performing Arts to benefit

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $175

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Susan Bridges and Loretta Menuez

artcenterbonita.org

 

Dec. 3

Orange Blossom Evening at Talis Park to benefit National MS Society. 6:10 p.m.

Tickets: $350

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Ian Russell and Robin Nunley

nationalmssociety.org

 

Dec. 6-9

Annual Festival of Trees & Wreaths at Historic McSwain House

to benefit Bonita Springs Historical Society. 4 p.m.

Tickets: $5

Dress Code: Casual

Chairs: Bonnie Whittemore and Derrick Botana

bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org

 

Dec. 9

5th Annual Grampy’s Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Fiddlesticks Golf & Country Club

to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 7 a.m.

Tickets: From $3,500 (foursome)

Dress Code: Country club, golf attire

rmhcswfl.org

 

Dec. 15

Art Divine Holiday Sale Reception and Chamber of Commerce After Hours

onsite to benefit Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Pam Flaherty

fortmyersbeachart.com

 

Dec. 22

Holiday in the Park at Roberto Clemente Park 

to benefit Lee County Black History Society.

Time TBA. 

Tickets: Free

leecountyblackhistorysociety.org

 

JANUARY

 

Jan. 7

Wild About CROW at Burroughs Home and Gardens to

benefit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. 5:45 p.m.

Tickets: $175 (early bird), $200

Dress Code: Animal print encouraged

crowclinic.org

 

Jan. 12

Open House onsite to benefit Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 10 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Helma Gansen

fortmyersbeachart.com

 

Jan. 13

MarineMax 7th Annual Yacht Gala at Marine Max Fort Myers

to benefit Lee Health Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chair: Trudi Kemmis

leehealthfoundation.org

 

Jan. 13-22

SWFL Wine & Food Fest Online Auction to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. 5 p.m.

Tickets: Free

swflwinefest.org

 

Jan. 14

Choral Artistry Soiree Fundraiser at The Forest Country Club to benefit

Symphonic Chorale of SWFL and DBA Choral Artistry. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Business-casual

choralartistry.org

 

Jan. 17

SCA Gala at Sanibel Community House to benefit Sanibel Community Association. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $175

Dress Code: Island Festive

sanibelcommunityhouse.net

 

Jan. 20

SWFL Wine & Food Fest Chef Vintner Dinners

to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $1,500 (must purchase tickets to Live Auction)

Dress Code: Semi-formal

swflwinefest.org

 

Jan. 21

17th Annual Empty Bowls Naples Fundraiser

at Centennial Park to benefit Community Cooperative. 1 p.m.

Tickets: $10

Dress Code: Casual

communitycooperative.com

 

Jan. 21

SWFL Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting & Live Auction

at Suncoast Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College

to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. 12 p.m.

Tickets: $1,500

Dress Code: Resort casual

swflwinefest.org

 

Jan. 26

A Light to Remember at Bell Tower Shops to benefit The Dubin Center. 5 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Chair: Ellie Fox

dubincenter.com

 

Jan. 28

Faces of Pace 15th Anniversary Gala at Caloosa Sound Convention Center

to benefit Pace Center for Girls of Lee County. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Black tie, formal

Chairs: Noelle Casagrande and Lt. Angelo Vaughn

pacecenter.org

 

Jan. 29

Busey Bank Run for Prevention at Jaycee Park to benefit Drug Free Lee. 8 a.m.

Tickets: $25

Dress Code: Athletic

Chairs: Jon Engh and Lisa Barnes

drugfreeswfl.org

 

FEBRUARY

 

Feb. 2-3 

Shop for Success at Bell Tower Crowne Plaza

to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. 4 p.m.

Tickets: From $50

Dress Code: Casual

dressforsuccess.org

 

Feb. 8

Drug House Odyssey Family Night

at Lee County Civic Center to benefit Drug Free Lee. 5 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chairs: Jon Engh and Lisa Barnes

drugfreeswfl.org

 

Feb. 11

Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. 7:30 a.m.

Tickets: $50

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Jan Fifer

specialequestrians.net

 

Feb. 11-12

Winter Garden Festival onsite to benefit Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 9 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

edisonford.org

 

Feb. 16

Enchanted Gala 2023 onsite to benefit Bonita Wonder Gardens.

Time and tickets TBA

wondergardens.org

 

Feb. 18

17th Annual Nichols Cup Tennis Tournament at Fiddlesticks Country Club

to benefit Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation. 9 a.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Tennis attire

Chair: Holly McKenna

nicholscup.org

 

Feb. 18

Asian Food Fest at Millennial Brewing Company to benefit

Asian Professionals Association of SWFL. 12 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Outdoor casual

Chairs: Pearl Cruz and Kyle Cebull

apaswfl.org

 

Feb. 18

21st Annual Gala Dinner & Auction at Fiddlesticks Country Club

to benefit Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Chair: Elliot Katzman

nicholscup.org

 

Feb. 18

27th Annual ‘Moana’ Storybook Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $325

Dress Code: Island-themed attire, black tie optional

Chairs: Suzanne Costa and Carly Schwartzel

rmhcswfl.org

 

Feb. 19-20

21st Annual Nichols Cup Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Fiddlesticks Country Club

to benefit Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation.

Time and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chair: Tony Ciampaglio

nicholscup.org

 

Feb. 23

American Virtuoso Dinner and Concert at Luminary & Co.’s Silver King Ocean Brasserie

to benefit Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Business-casual

sbdac.com

 

Feb. 25 

The Cape Coral Charity Car Show at Tarpon Point Marina

to benefit Cape Coral Caring Center. 9 a.m.

Tickets: $5

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Phil Deems

capecoralcaringcenter.org

 

Feb. 25 

Burrowing Owl Festival at Rotary Park, Cape Coral to benefit

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. 10 a.m.

Tickets: $5

ccfriendsofwildlife.org

 

Feb. 25 

Paint! Plein Air Competition Reception onsite to benefit

Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 3 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Michele Buelow

fortmyersbeachart.com

 

Also in February:

 

Run to Home Base Florida at JetBlue Park to benefit

Home Base Florida Veteran and Family Care.

Date TBA. 7 a.m.

Tickets: From $35

Dress Code: Athletic Attire

Chair: Jason Cooper

homebase.org

 

Sweethearts & Scholarships at HeadPinz to benefit

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Date TBA. 4 p.m.

Tickets: From $10

Dress Code: Business

Chairs: Women in Business Committee

fortmyers.org

 

Twinz & Pinz for Education at HeadPinz to benefit

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 4 p.m.

Date and tickets TBA

fortmyers.org

 

Black History Month Celebration at Roberto Clemente Park

to benefit Lee County Black History Society. Date and time TBA

Tickets: Free

leecountyblackhistorysociety.org

 

MARCH

 

Mar. 1

Why Cook! at Bonita Springs YMCA to benefit Bonita Springs YMCA. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $250

Dress Code: Business

ymcaswfl.org

 

Mar. 4

Cause on the Causeway at Sanibel Island Causeway Island A

to benefit Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

sccf.org

 

Mar. 7-11

ECHO’s Global Food and Farm Festival onsite to benefit ECHO Global Farm. 9 a.m.

Tickets: $8

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: John R. Smith

echonet.org

 

Mar. 9

Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford

to benefit Community Cooperative. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $200

Dress Code: Business-casual

communitycooperative.com

 

Mar. 10

Tropical Tasting Lunch onsite to benefit ECHO Global Farm. 12 p.m.

Tickets: $25

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Sally Smith

echonet.org

 

Mar. 19

Taste of Love 2023 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

to benefit Special Equestrians. 5 p.m.

Tickets TBA

Dress Code: Western attire

Chairs: Adele Smith, Freda Jones and Jan Fifer

specialequestrians.net

 

Mar. 25

Pan-Florida Challenge Cancer Ride organized by Pan-Florida Challenge. 8 a.m.

Venue TBA.

Tickets: From $35

Dress Code: Activewear

Chairs: Robert Vigorito, Ed and Sue Mullen, Craig Manchen, Jim and Tina Gula

panfloridachallenge.org

 

Mar. 25

2023 SWFL Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

to benefit American Heart Association. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Dress Code: Black tie

Chair: Tyler Kitson

heart.org

 

Mar. 29

Annual Dinner Fundraiser at The Forest Country Club to benefit

Interfaith Charities of South Lee. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chair: Loran Eberle-Brodniak

icslee.org

 

Mar. 31

Playmakers Tailgate Party at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

to benefit Tommy Bohanon Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Business-casual

tommybohanonfoundation.org

 

Mar. 31 and Apr. 1

Art Walks the Runway onsite to benefit Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 7 p.m.

Tickets TBA 

Dress Code: Dress to impress

sbdac.com

 

Also in March:

 

Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Pace Center for Girls.

Date TBA. 1 p.m.

Tickets: $60

Dress Code: Business-casual, tea party hats encouraged

Chairs: Kelly Fayer and Dr. Marlene Moulton

pacecenter.org

 

go! FISH to benefit F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. 5:30 p.m.

Date, venue and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Business-casual

Chairs: Maggi Feiner and Ann-Marie Wildman

fishofsancap.org

 

Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Wine Dinner to benefit LARC.

Date and venue TBA. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $500

Chairs: Jim Wells, Pamela Cronin, Tim and Sandy Stilwell Youngquist

larcleecounty.org

 

Toast to Potential at Caloosa Sound Convention Center to benefit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Lee County.

Date TBA. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $125

Dress Code: Cocktail, semi-formal

bbbssun.org

 

Love Your Neighbor onsite to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center.

Date, time and tickets TBA

heightsfoundation.org

 

The Craig Scott Memorial Golf Tournament at The Club at Shell Point

to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center.

Date, time and tickets TBA

Chair: Pat Ostrom

heightsfoundation.org

 

APRIL

 

Apr. 1

12th Annual BBQ Bands & Brew at Centennial Park to benefit

Lee BIA Builders Care. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $12

Dress Code: Outdoor

Chairs: Crystal Stouten and Tasha Birk

leebuilderscare.com

 

Apr. 1

Kensington and Home Base Veteran & Family Golf Tournament

at Kensington Golf and Country Club to benefit

Home Base Florida Veteran and Family Care. 11 a.m.

Tickets: From $300

Dress Code: Golf attire

Chairs: General Fred Franks and Bob O’Brien

homebase.org

 

Apr. 1

Entertainment Extravaganza & Fundraising Gala at Caloosa Sound Convention Center

to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $300

Dress Code: Cocktail

Chairs: Renee Pesci, Emily Yorgey, Dinah Bloomhall and David Fritz

floridarep.org

 

Apr. 1

A Vintage Affair: April Fools & Folly at Vineyards Country Club to benefit

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $400

Dress Code: Formal

Chairs: Rachel Keller, Samantha Brown, Cindy Lightner and Linda Rezek

mscenterswfl.org

 

Apr. 8

Beer in the Bushes onsite to benefit Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. 6 p.m.

Tickets TBA

sccf.org

 

Apr. 8

Arts Worldwide | Free Family Day at Center for Performing Arts to benefit

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

Chair: Susan Bridges

artcenterbonita.org

 

Apr. 22

Friendship Walk 2023 at Miromar Outlets to benefit

Best Buddies Southwest Florida. 7:30 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Casual

bestbuddies.org

 

Apr. 29

Autism Acceptance Awards Gala at Luminary Hotel

to benefit Family Initiative. 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: From $350

Dress Code: Semi-formal

fi-florida.org

 

Also in April:

 

Business Hall of Fame and JA Inspire

to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.

Date, venue, time and tickets TBA

Dress Code: Business

jaswfl.org

 

MAY

 

May 5

Aiming for Ability at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Sporting Clays to benefit LARC. 8:30 a.m.

Tickets: $175

Dress Code: Casual

larcleecounty.org

 

May 5

2023 SWFL Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

to benefit American Heart Association. 11 a.m.

Tickets: $150

Dress Code: Red cocktail

Chairs: Dr. Deborah Antoine and Rebeckah Barney

heart.org

 

AUGUST

 

Aug. 30

Love That Dress! at Embassy Suites – Estero to benefit Pace Center for Girls. 6 p.m.

Tickets: $30

Dress Code: Business-casual

pacecenter.org