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Kids’ Minds Matter raises record $2.8 million for pediatric mental health initiatives

2020-03-06T11:38:36-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter’s fourth annual Secret Garden Gala raised a record $2.8 million for pediatric mental and behavioral health services in Southwest Florida on March 4. Since its founding in 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter has raised approximately $10 million to support its mission to increase access to care to ensure children receive the right care [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:33:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, which will induct Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces auction lots up for bid at 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2020-02-10T16:10:28-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

A stay on a private island in Belize, an unforgettable tour through Sonoma Wine Country, a Texan ranch retreat... These are just a few of the 38 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the Live Auction of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt [...]

Space remains for Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s Twins & Pinz bowling fundraiser on Feb. 16

2020-02-10T15:50:21-05:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Registration is still available for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s annual Twins & Pinz bowling fundraiser on Feb. 16, offering opportunities to bowl a strike alongside players and representatives of the Minnesota Twins. Proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which supports the Chamber’s efforts to enhance [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host eighth annual ‘Breaking Par at Grandezza’ Gala & Golf Tournament on March 19-20

2020-02-10T16:04:39-05:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Registration and sponsorships now available for two-day charity event Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the eighth annual “Breaking Par at Grandezza” Gala Dinner & Golf Tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its flagship program, the CEO Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The two-day event will be held [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals hosts of 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners

2020-02-10T15:57:30-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the hosts of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at luxury venues throughout Southwest Florida. The two-day Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest kicks off with Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 21. Intimate, uniquely themed dining experiences will [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $10,776 at ‘Fashion to a Tea’

2020-02-10T15:54:15-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $10,776 at “Fashion to a Tea,” an elegant high tea luncheon that raised awareness and support for programs assisting foster children in Charlotte County. Fashion to a Tea included lunch, a silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show with models showcasing the chic, trendy styles [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:31:27-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of Broadway Palm, will be inducted into the 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The prestigious award recognizes Owen and Prather as outstanding entrepreneurs who [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-01-30T10:21:32-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a $12,500 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. Funds will support Builders Care in its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names Paul Hobbs as 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Honored Signature Vintner

2020-01-30T09:35:23-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has named Paul Hobbs of Paul Hobbs Winery as the Honored Signature Vintner of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Hobbs couples his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew to be held April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers

2020-01-28T14:50:41-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care will host its 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. The annual event features Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled [...]

New three-day Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo set for Feb. 21-23

2020-01-21T15:59:47-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The eighth annual Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo will be held Feb. 21-23, an expanded three-day format reflecting the rodeo’s growing popularity in Southwest Florida. The professionally choreographed, two-hour premier event will feature bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and more. The rodeo is sanctioned through the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and [...]

Boston Red Sox players, coaches to tee up support for Kids’ Minds Matter in a triple play of fundraising events starting in February

2020-01-16T11:03:41-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boston Red Sox, who have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, have again partnered with Lee Health Foundation for the 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic event series offering baseball fans the opportunity to meet and mingle with players and personnel. “The millions of dollars we’ve raised over the years through [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital micro-preemie Ellie O’Neal named 2020 Child Artist

2020-01-07T13:22:45-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities’ 2020 Child Artist, Eleanor “Ellie” O’Neal was born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces. A “micro-preemie,” Ellie was born while still inside her amniotic sac, which likely protected her during her unexpected, early arrival. “You picture yourself holding your newborn in the hospital, but it would be [...]

Italian adventure, Napa trip and Caribbean cruise among auction lots at Guadalupe Center’s ‘Be Flamazing’ gala on Jan. 16

2020-01-06T13:49:25-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced seven exclusive auction lots up for bid at its Jan. 16 fundraising gala, highlighted by a luxurious, fully customizable weeklong trip to Italy. Be Flamazing is a flamingo-themed gala that includes a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledges $3 million to establish SWFL Children’s Charities Eye Institute at Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-12-31T08:53:01-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

For children in Southwest Florida suffering with serious eye conditions, their world is blurred or totally shrouded in darkness, impacting their education, family and social lives. Think of all the childhood experiences they are missing each day due to impaired vision. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Lee Physician Group provide ophthalmology services to [...]

Guadalupe Center announces sponsors for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

2019-12-23T14:20:25-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced names of sponsors for its Be Flamazing fundraising gala on Jan. 16. The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy & Paul Heuerman is the Presenting Sponsor. The Moglia Family Foundation is a Nebraska-based nonprofit founded in 2006 that primarily offers grants to education and health-related organizations. Be Flamazing will feature [...]

Inaugural golf tournament raises $111,625 for KOVA Foundation

2019-12-17T16:42:57-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire hope, enhance quality of life, and contribute to health and well-being in Southwest Florida, has raised $111,625 through its inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs, the tournament was held Oct. 21 at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, featuring lunch [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware selects Children’s Miracle Network as ‘primary charity partner’

2019-12-12T16:35:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has chosen Children’s Miracle Network as its “primary charity partner” and has begun developing a year-round fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit organization. Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace, made the declaration Thursday during a Lee Health event announcing that Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has joined Children’s Miracle Network. Donations [...]

2019 Shop for Success raises nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida

2019-11-20T10:51:42-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

More than 300 designer-name fashionistas and bargain hunters came together to help raise nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida at the nonprofit’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. The shopping extravaganza held Nov. 8 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower featured 5,000 square feet of gently used [...]

Guadalupe Center seeking donations for Holiday Gift Shop

2019-11-20T09:42:43-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center is accepting donations to restock its Holiday Gift Shop, an annual shopping experience that allows Immokalee parents to select Christmas presents for their children. Now through Dec. 5, Guadalupe Center will accept new, unwrapped donations of toys, clothing, shoes and other gifts appropriate for infants through teenagers. In 2018, Guadalupe Center distributed gifts [...]

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. collects toys for Toys for Tots

2019-11-20T09:24:06-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For the 13th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices will collect toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys will be collected until Dec. 15 when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and [...]

Tickets available for 10th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show

2019-11-20T09:12:10-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 10th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show set for Dec. 6 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Kids’ Minds Matter, Golisano Children’s Hospital mental and behavioral health program. An elegant affair, the event will feature a gourmet luncheon, fashion show and several opportunities [...]

Matanzas on the Bay’s Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser raises $2,028 for CROW

2019-11-18T13:05:39-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay’s family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser has raised $2,028 for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Held at Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach on Oct. 26, the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser featured an array of children’s activities including face painting, [...]

Shoppers at Fresh Market in Bell Tower can purchase Thanksgiving meal kits for local families in need

2019-11-06T10:05:12-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Southwest Florida businesses and individuals can help provide local families with a full Thanksgiving meal by checking off one item on K-9 Deputy Chance’s Holiday Wish List. Through Nov. 18, shoppers at Fresh Market in Bell Tower can purchase a Thanksgiving meal kit at the register to help area families in need this holiday season. [...]

VIP tickets still available for 2019 Shop for Success Nov. 8

2019-10-28T12:52:01-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Signature shopping event to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida VIP tickets are still available for Dress for Success SW Florida’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. The shopping extravaganza will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 [...]

Brown & Brown Insurance’s Charity Golf Outing raises record amount to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida

2019-10-18T14:54:27-04:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The fourth annual Charity Golf Outing, presented by Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida, raised a tournament record $50,200 to support scholarship programs for Child Care of Southwest Florida. Held Sept. 27 at West Bay Golf Club, this year’s sold-out tournament field included 144 golfers who enjoyed a pre-golf breakfast and a round of [...]

Hope Kids Care inaugural event Shine raises $440,000

2019-10-17T11:41:15-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

More than 250 Southwest Floridians with a passion for supporting children and families attended Shine, raising $440,000 to benefit Hope Kids Care Oct. 11 at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Shine featured an elegant evening with cocktails, dinner, music, entertainment, and a “Fund-A-Need” Live Auction to support the essential services [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware to host Bonita Ladies Night Out on Nov. 14

2019-10-18T15:16:19-04:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is inviting all Southwest Florida women to its fourth annual Bonita Ladies Night Out: “Heels, Hounds and Hardware” event on Nov. 14. The first 100 women in line will receive complimentary gift bags stuffed with items valued over $100. All attendees will receive a 20% discount on purchases made during the event, [...]

Inaugural Purple Tie Ball raises nearly $50,000 for One Way Out Ministries

2019-10-18T15:25:36-04:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

More than 90 community supporters came together for the inaugural Purple Tie Ball event Sept. 28, raising nearly $50,000 for One Way Out Ministries. The event included live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment by Carla Del Villaggio, a Barbara Streisand tribute artist. The inaugural event invited the community to help One Way Out’s ministry [...]

Sponsors announced for Oct. 21 Mercedes-Benz golf tournament, benefiting KOVA Foundation

2019-10-18T15:27:39-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Event sponsors have been announced for Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs’ inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament on Oct. 21, which will benefit the KOVA Foundation. EECON Construction Services has been named Platinum Sponsor of the event. Crowther Roofing and Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick Law Firm are Apparel Sponsors. KOVA Companies and HighTower Naples are [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces sponsors for 2019 Tides of Change

2019-10-18T15:36:59-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced the course-charting sponsors of its 2019 Tides of Change event. The Fort Myers Police Department is the North Star Sponsor (title). Boy Agnew Potanovic Law Firm is the Anchorage Sponsor. Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida and Scott and Mary Fischer are Helmsman Sponsors, and Lee [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces sponsors for 2019 Shop for Success

2019-10-18T15:47:57-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida has announced the sponsors of its biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. Sponsors for the Nov. 8 annual signature shopping event include Card Systems/eGuarded, Edison National Bank, Entech, Frank and Sons Moving & Storage Inc., Garramone Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A., [...]

Guadalupe Center enhances After-school Tutoring Program through grant from United Way of Collier County

2019-10-03T16:05:29-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Guadalupe Center is enhancing its successful After-school Tutoring Program through a generous grant from by United Way of Collier County. United Way is providing $46,000 to help fund an After-school Tutoring Program widely regarded as a difference-maker for children in Immokalee. Guadalupe Center’s program operates throughout the school year and serves 840 students in kindergarten, [...]

Junior Achievement announces sponsors for 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2019-10-18T15:59:10-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the sponsors for its sold-out 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will induct Huntley “Bud” Hornbeck II, area chairman for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Dan Lavender, president and CEO of The Moorings Park Institute, Inc., into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame. Encore [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals theme, announces co-chairs for 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2019-10-18T15:56:59-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is bringing a splash of color to the Southwest Florida community with the theme of its 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, “Painting a Difference.” Celebrating its 12th year, the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place Feb. 21-22, 2020. Held in the vibrant setting of Hyatt [...]

Mayor Henderson and Dozens from The SWFL Community Go Bald During Pediatric Cancer Month

2019-09-27T16:27:34-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson joined Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Chief Administrative Officer Armando Llechu, and dozens of others including doctors and team members, community leaders and influential individuals from Southwest Florida, to have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients on Friday, Sep. 27 during the second annual Clips for [...]

Bell Tower announces craft beer lineup for Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5

2019-09-26T15:49:09-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bell Tower has expanded its lineup to 27 craft breweries from around the country that will be offering beer and hard cider at Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5. Pumptober-Fest is a family-friendly fall festival that includes unlimited beer samplings, fresh food, carnival-style games and live entertainment. Most breweries will be offering at least two types of [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation hosts ‘Fashion to a Tea’ on Oct. 30

2019-09-26T13:04:09-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host an elegant high tea luncheon on Oct. 30 to raise money for programs assisting foster children in Charlotte County. Fashion to a Tea features lunch, a silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show with models showcasing the chic, trendy styles available at HipNotique, an [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosting Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit CROW

2019-09-26T12:44:26-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is partnering with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) to host a family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed fundraiser. The CROW Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Matanzas on the Bay, 416 Crescent St. on Fort [...]

Guadalupe Center announces ticket, sponsorship opportunities for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

2019-09-24T11:47:18-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced the theme and event chairs for its annual gala, which raises funds that directly support the center’s educational programs in Immokalee. “Be Flamazing” will be held Jan. 16 and feature flamingo-themed décor in a lively atmosphere playing off Southwest Florida’s tropical climate, as well as Guadalupe Center’s spirit of positivity that [...]

Realtor community unites to bring relief to the Bahamas

2019-09-20T09:58:19-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association (RPCRA) recently rallied the Southwest Florida Realtor community in an effort to bring urgently needed relief supplies to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. With the help of RPCRA members and the public, RPCRA’s “Help the Bahamas” collection drive accrued a sizeable supply of relief items to [...]

Sunshine Ace, Wynn’s and Crowder Bros. partner with Meals of Hope for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

2019-09-19T15:54:56-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

A partnership between Southwest Florida businesses and Meals of Hope is making it easy for area residents to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Customers at the following stores can make a donation of $1 or more at the register to help provide nutritious, balanced meals to Bahamians in need: Sunshine Ace [...]

City of Fort Myers mayor to have head shaved by pediatric cancer patient

2019-09-17T14:23:17-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Henderson, Golisano Children’s Hospital and SWFL community leaders go bald to help kids with cancer As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will have his head shaved by Sarai, a six-year-old pediatric cancer patient at Golisano Children’s Hospital, at the second annual Clips for Cancer event [...]

Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association facilitates relief efforts for Bahamas

2019-09-05T14:29:41-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association (RPCRA) is spearheading an effort to bring urgently needed relief to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. RPCRA, which has offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, is the National Association of Realtors’ Ambassador Association to the Bahamas, and recently hosted its Bahamian counterparts at an association [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida collecting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

2019-09-05T14:15:58-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida is partnering with Venice-based Agape Flights to collect critical supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Donations of new items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Child Care of Southwest Florida’s administrative offices at 6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, in [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night raises $110,000 to help children & families in their fight against cancer

2019-08-27T16:11:17-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 16th annual Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night raised $110,000 to support Barbara’s Friends, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Cancer Fund, which assists children and their families in their fight against cancer. The popular event, held Aug. 14 at Rumrunners restaurant at Cape Harbour, attracted more than 175 guests and featured culinary creations from local [...]

VIP tickets now on sale for Dress for Success SW Florida’s biggest shopping event of the year

2019-08-15T08:43:49-04:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

VIP tickets are now on sale for Shop for Success, Dress for Success SW Florida’s eagerly awaited annual signature shopping event. The free shopping extravaganza will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. VIP tickets [...]

One Way Out to host the inaugural Purple Tie Ball Sept. 28

2019-08-08T14:52:52-04:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

One Way Out has announced its fundraising event, the Purple Tie Ball, to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Club at Pelican Preserve, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort Myers. One Way Out invites the community to help its ministry of reaching women in rough places, brushing them [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2019-2020 board of directors

2019-08-08T13:33:04-04:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has introduced its 2019-2020 board of directors, led by Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist as president and Jason Stephens as vice president, in addition to Ray Higdon as vice president of marketing and public relations, Brooke Denson as secretary and Jeff Lagarce as treasurer. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. board members are responsible for supporting [...]

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