Men & Women of the Year 2023 Event

Please join us as we honor the 2023 Men & Women of the Year and celebrate the past 25 years of honoring our community’s leaders. Read the full press release on the honorees and the event.

2023 Men & Women of the Year:

  • Patty and Jay Baker: Renowned philanthropists dedicated to supporting the arts, education and healthcare
  • Alise Bartley: Stalwart advocate for mental health care and awareness
  • Claribel Bocanegra: Champion for girls’ mental health and personal development
  • Richard D’Amico: Visionary restaurateur known for culinary innovation and community involvement
  • John DeAngelis: Influential business leader dedicated to corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Jay Hartington: Efficacious business owner known for entrepreneurial spirit and community engagement
  • Richard LeBer: Nonprofit leader recognized for his tireless efforts to end hunger in Southwest Florida
  • Steffanie Pearce: Arts visionary known for bringing opera to Southwest Florida and ensuring equitable access to the arts
  • Michael Wynn: Life-long entrepreneur impacting our community through generations


Event Details

Thursday, November 16 | 6:00 p.m. | Cocktail attire

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples | 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL

Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks during cocktail hour from 6:00-7:00 p.m., followed by dinner and awards presentation by WINK News anchor and 2002 Woman of the Year, Lois Thome.


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