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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

2019-10-28T12:52:01-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T14:54:27-05:00October 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

2019-10-17T11:41:15-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T15:16:19-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T15:25:36-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T15:27:39-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T15:36:59-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T15:47:57-05:00October 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

2019-10-03T16:05:29-05:00October 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

2019-10-18T15:59:10-05:00September 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

2019-10-18T15:56:59-05:00September 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

2019-09-27T16:27:34-05:00September 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

2019-09-26T15:49:09-05:00September 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

2019-09-26T13:04:09-05:00September 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

2019-09-26T12:44:26-05:00September 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

2019-09-24T11:47:18-05:00September 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

2019-09-20T09:58:19-05:00September 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

2019-09-19T15:54:56-05:00September 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

2019-09-17T14:23:17-05:00September 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

2019-09-05T14:29:41-05:00September 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

2019-09-05T14:15:58-05:00September 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

2019-08-27T16:11:17-05:00August 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

2019-08-15T08:43:49-05:00August 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

2019-08-08T14:52:52-05:00August 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

2019-08-08T13:33:04-05:00August 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 [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care seeking sponsors, participants for Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 6

2019-08-07T16:07:22-05:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care is seeking sponsors and participants for its third annual Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 6 in Punta Gorda. The tournament offers individual shooters and shooting teams an opportunity to navigate a multi-station interactive course while completing specialty challenges and competing for prizes. The event is a major fundraiser for Lee BIA [...]

Sunshine Ace and Crowder Bros. Ace customers donate $9,529 to CCA Florida for red tide recovery

2019-08-07T14:29:39-05:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Customers at Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware stores joined a quest to improve local waterways and the economy by donating $9,529 for red tide recovery programs. Over a 17-day period this summer, Ace Hardware associates asked customers if they’d like to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to support Coastal [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company to host fundraiser on Saturday for 7-year-old SWFL boy battling leukemia

2019-08-07T08:53:59-05:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is hosting a community fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 10 to benefit the family of a 7-year-old Cape Coral boy who is battling leukemia for the third time. The #AdynStrong Fundraiser will feature food trucks, drinks, live music and auction items, with a goal of raising money to help the Pickett family [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County to host 2019 Tides of Change Nov. 8

2019-07-01T12:20:30-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced its fundraising event Tides of Change, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at MarineMax, 14030 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Pace Center for Girls invites the community to help chart a smoother course for at-promise young women in Lee County through [...]

Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association hosts Swingin’ Shindig celebration recognizing 50 years of RPAC

2019-07-03T10:19:40-05:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

In 1969, Americans landed on the Moon, Woodstock took place, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was introduced and the Realtor® Political Action Committee was started. In observation of the milestone, the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association (RPCRA) hosted its annual event June 21 for members to celebrate 50 years of the National Association of Realtors®’ Political [...]

Tickets available for Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night Aug. 14

2019-06-24T15:17:00-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tickets are available for the 16th annual Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night set for Aug. 14 at Rumrunners at Cape Harbour. Enjoy delicious culinary creations from local celebrity chefs including Chef Todd Johnson and Chef Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners, Chef Harold Balink of Harold's Restaurant, Chef Norman Love of Norman Love Confections and Chef Melissa Talmage [...]

Junior Achievement to host Bowl-A-Thon on Aug. 21 at HeadPinz

2019-06-17T17:01:05-05:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

It’s time to start figuring out which of your friends and co-workers can throw a hook, hit the 7-10 split and knows how to score a turkey. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is inviting all bowling enthusiasts and beginners to its eighth annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at [...]

Here, kitty, kitty! Bell Tower partners with Gulf Coast Humane Society to host ‘Kitten Shower’ on June 15

2019-06-13T09:25:13-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bell Tower, long known as Southwest Florida’s dog-friendly destination, is switching up species for a day. On Saturday, June 15, Bell Tower is hosting a “Kitten Shower,” which will feature games, giveaways and adorable kittens that are up for adoption. The goal is to raise money and supplies for the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation announces date, chairs for ‘Voices of Hope Gala’ in 2020

2019-06-10T18:39:13-05:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host its inaugural fundraising gala “Voices of Hope” in March 2020 to build awareness and support for programs that help local youth in the child welfare system. The Voices of Hope Gala includes a dinner, entertainment and live auction, and will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, [...]

End-of-the-year student assemblies celebrate character education, student giving, volunteering, community partners and fun

2019-05-22T15:02:20-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Charity for Change celebrated a year’s worth of learning 19 character traits, practicing charitable giving, volunteering and academics with year-end awards and fun at six high-energy assemblies at four Collier County schools this month. The last two celebrations for this year were Wednesday at Calusa Park Elementary, one of the first two schools to participate [...]

Fort Myers Miracle to host inaugural ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ on June 7 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-05-22T14:48:09-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are bringing a hockey tradition to Hammond Stadium on Friday, June 7, when the team will host its first Teddy Bear Toss to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “The Teddy Bear Toss might be a hockey thing, but if it’s for a good cause, then we’ll gladly try it,” [...]

Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raises more than $84,000 to support Guadalupe Center’s educational programs

2019-05-08T16:31:57-05:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , |

The sold-out fifth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raised more than $84,000 to benefit Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs serving the children of Immokalee. Held April 8 at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, the Golf Classic attracted a record 136 golfers and included lunch and 18 holes of championship golf, followed by an awards party [...]

Lehigh Acres Middle School to celebrate fine and performing arts at Prism Showcase on May 17

2019-05-08T13:21:13-05:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lehigh Acres Middle School will host its annual Prism Showcase on May 17 to highlight the incredible work of students in its fine arts and performing arts programs. A Prism Showcase is a formal event that allows students in a variety of artistic disciplines, including music, dance and art, to exhibit their work and showcase [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware customers donate $46,932 to MDA through Shamrocks program

2019-04-29T11:11:10-05:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware collected $46,932 in donations to help support the Southwest Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association in its mission of providing critical resources, research and summer camp opportunities to children at no cost. To raise funds, customers all at nine Sunshine Ace locations were asked at checkout whether they wanted to purchase a colorful paper [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company to host fundraiser for San Carlos Park food truck owners rebuilding after home fire

2019-04-26T11:57:25-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is holding a fundraising event Sunday, April 28 in support of a San Carlos Park couple whose home recently sustained significant fire damage. The homeowners, Virgil Metcalf and his wife Karen Cheney, operate Flavour Street, a local food truck that makes stops at popular destinations around Southwest Florida, including regular appearances [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care raises record $90,000 at 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew

2019-04-23T14:44:18-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), netted a record $90,000 at its 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event. Thousands of food- and music-loving guests attended BBQ, Bands & Brew, which was held Sunday, April 7 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Proceeds support Lee BIA [...]

2019 Grande Dames Tea honors the female spirit, raises $54,000 for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County

2019-04-08T22:40:57-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County raised $54,000 at its 11th annual Grande Dames Tea, which celebrated the unique perspectives and powerful insight that women gain throughout their life journeys. With a theme of “The Wisdom of Time – Honoring the Female Spirit,” the Grande Dames Tea was held March 26 at Broadway Palm Dinner [...]

Partnership between Boston Red Sox and Lee Health Foundation helps raise more than $505,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-04-02T22:17:23-05:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida raised more than $505,000 at three fundraising events headlined by Boston Red Sox players, coaches and management. The Red Sox, which have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, partnered with the Lee Health Foundation for the 26th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic, Green Tee Party [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County to kick off Love That Dress! collection series on April 11 at Fort Myers INFINITI

2019-03-26T04:09:13-05:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will kick off its 11th annual Love That Dress! collection series with a celebration of fashion and giving on April 11. Love That Dress! is an annual campaign soliciting donations of new and gently loved dresses, handbags, shoes and accessories. A series of social events helps build inventory, and [...]

Secret Garden Gala raises over $725,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter

2019-03-26T04:30:38-05:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter raised more than $725,000 at its third annual Secret Garden Gala, which raises awareness and philanthropic support for pediatric mental and behavioral healthcare initiatives in Southwest Florida. Held March 6 at historic Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs, the Secret Garden Gala featured hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, an exquisite dinner, music and a live [...]

Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show raises more than $90,000 to help Southwest Florida patients battling cancer

2019-03-26T18:56:43-05:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 12th annual Colors of the Sea Fashion Show raised more than $90,000 to benefit the Regional Cancer Center and assist Southwest Florida patients in their fight against cancer. The midday affair featured an awards luncheon, benefit auction and fashion show, and was held Feb. 27 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in Fort [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care announces music lineup, food vendors and sponsors for 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew on April 7

2019-03-11T23:09:00-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Chasing Dallas, The Echo, Deb & The Dynamics and Bite the Bullet will be headlining the 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew festival on April 7 in Fort Myers. A highlight of each year’s event is an impressive lineup of Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town.” Famous [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces sponsors for Breaking Par at Grandezza Gala & Golf Tournament

2019-03-20T18:47:14-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced sponsors for the organization’s seventh annual Breaking Par at Grandezza Gala & Golf Tournament in March. Lee Health is the CEO Academy Program sponsor. The CEO Academy, JA’s flagship program, is a weeklong, business school summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that’s held at Florida [...]

Record $2 million raised at Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Magic Under the Mangroves

2019-03-26T18:09:50-05:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida raised a record $2 million net at its 15th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala held March 7 at the Conservancy Nature Center. “The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been fighting to protect our water, land, wildlife and future for 55 years,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the [...]

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