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

2019-05-22T15:02:20-04:00May 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

2019-05-22T14:48:09-04:00May 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

2019-05-08T16:31:57-04:00May 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

2019-05-08T13:21:13-04:00May 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

2019-04-29T11:11:10-04:00April 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

2019-04-26T11:57:25-04:00April 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

2019-04-23T14:44:18-04:00April 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

2019-04-08T22:40:57-04:00April 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

2019-04-02T22:17:23-04:00March 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

2019-03-26T04:09:13-04:00March 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

2019-03-26T04:30:38-04:00March 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

2019-03-26T18:56:43-04:00March 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

2019-03-11T23:09:00-04:00March 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

2019-03-20T18:47:14-04:00March 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

2019-03-26T18:09:50-04:00March 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 [...]

GulfShore Mustang Club donates $4,682 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2019-03-26T18:49:15-04:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Funds will help nonprofit provide emergency construction services for local homeowners in need Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a donation of $4,682 from the GulfShore Mustang Club of Southwest Florida, supporting the nonprofit’s efforts to provide emergency construction services at no cost to [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware to host 2nd annual Big Green EGGFest grilling competition on April 13 to benefit local youth charities

2019-03-26T18:42:25-04:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Grilling enthusiasts and foodies are celebrating the April 13 return of Big Green EGGFest, Sunshine Ace Hardware’s popular grilling competition for amateurs and professionals. EGGFest is a family-friendly event featuring live music, grilling demonstrations, all-you-can-eat samplings, craft beer, special offers and a raffle to win a large Big Green Egg. The highlight of EGGFest is [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation to host 2019 March Madness Bracket Challenge

2019-03-06T22:04:13-04:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, and Iberia Bank will host their second annual March Madness Bracket Challenge to raise money for essential programs that assist abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida. The pick ‘em challenge is an online bracket competition that awards points for correct picks in each round of the [...]

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic raises more than $95,000 for Lee Health programs at Regional Cancer Center

2019-03-05T02:26:29-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni joined baseball fans and business sponsors at the 21st annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic, which raised more than $95,000 to support Lee Health programs at Regional Cancer Center. The Golf Classic featured Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva, Dan Gladden, Joe Nathan and a mix of current and [...]

Jersey Mike’s designates Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital as beneficiary for March 27 Day of Giving

2019-03-01T23:18:25-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout March, customers at four Jersey Mike’s locations in Southwest Florida can donate to the Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The monthlong campaign culminates March 27 with Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving, when the four restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Little Red Wagon [...]

Jersey Mike’s designates Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital as beneficiary for March 27 Day of Giving

2019-03-26T18:23:48-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout March, customers at four Jersey Mike’s locations in Southwest Florida can donate to the Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The monthlong campaign culminates March 27 with Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving, when the four restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Little Red Wagon [...]

2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest totals more than $1.9 million

2019-02-28T01:45:06-04:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

More than 225 bidders came together for the 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Feb. 24, with Live Auction proceeds totaling more than $1.9 million in support of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s efforts to build healthy minds and lives for the children of Southwest Florida. Held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort [...]

Bell Tower Shops seeks Southwest Florida’s baddest dogs for Pug Fest on March 2

2019-02-22T17:51:42-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Good dogs and bad dogs are welcome at the 14th annual Pug Fest, which will be held March 2 at Bell Tower Shops. One of Southwest Florida’s favorite dog-friendly events, Pug Fest welcomes well-mannered canines of all breeds for a costume contest, fun activities and games of skill. This year’s Pug Fest theme is “Bad [...]

Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo announces sponsors for Feb. 22-23 event

2019-02-15T02:46:57-04:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The seventh annual Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo has secured more than two dozen generous corporate partnerships to sponsor the two-day event. Hooters is the title sponsor. Certified Heating and Cooling is the event’s presenting sponsor and Target Roofing & Sheet Metal is a major sponsor. Gold sponsors include Flood Zone Disaster Recovery Solutions and [...]

Old Hollywood Signature Event raises $1.2 million to support education programs at Guadalupe Center

2019-02-05T21:20:24-04:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guadalupe Center raised an impressive $1.2 million at its Old Hollywood Signature Event, funds that directly support the center’s educational programs in Immokalee. “Old Hollywood: The Glitz, The Glamour, The Giving” was held Jan. 17 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. More than 450 sponsors, supporters, students and staff members attended the gala, dinner and [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2019-01-24T20:16:48-04:00January 24th, 2019|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 $12,000 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies in support of 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 repairs through traditional [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon set for Jan. 11 at Mel’s Diner, Fort Myers

2019-01-07T22:19:32-04:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 17th annual Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon will be held Jan. 11 and feature on-air appeals by pediatric cancer patients, medical professionals and celebrity guests. The Radiothon benefits Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Barbara’s Friends is named in honor of Barbara Haskell, who marveled at the bravery of children battling cancer [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s Burly Wine Experience raises over $125,000 for three deserving needy families in Lee County

2018-12-17T18:32:57-04:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care recently hosted the food and wine fundraiser known as the “Burly Wine Experience,” bringing the building industry community together to raise money for three deserving needy families in Lee County. Over the course of the evening, $50,000 was raised in donations and services valued over $75,000 were donated from national homebuilder, [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s second annual Charity Clay Shoot raises $34,000

2018-12-12T01:10:21-04:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Funds to support critical housing repairs for local homeowners in need Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $34,000 during its second annual Charity Clay Shoot on Nov. 30 at Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda. Funds raised will support Lee BIA Builders Care [...]

Estero Council of Community Leaders to host seventh annual ‘Breaking Par at Grandezza’ Gala & Golf Tournament on March 21-22

2018-12-06T23:36:23-04:00December 6th, 2018|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 seventh 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 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names 2018-2019 trustees of Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-12-04T21:09:09-04:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced its 2018-2019 trustees of its Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: David and Christin Collins, Dave and Cheryl Copham, Patrick and Brooke Denson, Dave and Pat Gibbons, Michelle Graham and Peter Vamvakaris, Fred and Elaine Hawkins, Ray and Jessica Higdon, Jeff and Susan Lagarce, Steve and Ester Machiz, Joe [...]

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County to host 2019 Grande Dames Tea March 26

2018-12-03T21:27:35-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County has announced its 2019 Grande Dames Tea, set for Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The 11th annual event, which celebrates three local women for their roles in business, community and philanthropy, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. [...]

Guadalupe Center’s Kelly Krupp earns ‘Certified Fund Raising Executive’ designation

2018-11-30T01:31:25-04:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Kelly Krupp, director of major gifts for Guadalupe Center, has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation by CFRE International. The designation means Krupp has met a series of standards that include tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement. Krupp also had to pass a rigorous written exam and agree to [...]

Trivia Nite helps Guardian ad Litem Foundation raise $7,145 to provide local children with volunteer advocates

2018-11-20T20:13:57-04:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $7,145 at its lively Trivia Night on Nov. 1 to support the organization’s “I am for the child” program. The 60 guests in attendance enjoyed an extensive appetizer buffet and drinks at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill in Naples. Participants then formed teams and competed for prizes, [...]

Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay raises $3,500 for Operation Open Arms

2018-11-19T19:45:10-04:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Event proceeds to benefit military outreach efforts, PTSD mental health care Matanzas on the Bay’s first-ever craft beer event, “Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay,” has raised $3,500 for Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel. Held at Matanzas on the [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $10,000 at ‘Fashion to a Tea’ to support Southwest Florida children

2018-11-17T00:53:02-04:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $10,028 at the nonprofit organization’s Fashion to a Tea fundraising event on Nov. 7. Held at Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda, Fashion to a Tea included an elegant high tea luncheon, silent auction and fashion show to raise money for Guardian ad Litem, which pairs [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names nine new beneficiaries of dollars raised at 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-11-06T22:07:59-04:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced nine new beneficiaries of its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, thereby extending its reach throughout the five-county region. In support of a variety of children’s programs including hunger, health, education and counseling, the new beneficiaries include: Blessings in a Backpack, Community Cooperative, Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Florida [...]

Robin Hamilton named chair of 2019 Magic Under the Mangroves gala

2018-11-05T20:34:15-04:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

15th anniversary event in support of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Robin Hamilton as the chair for the 2019 Magic Under the Mangroves gala. Hamilton is a long-time Conservancy supporter and member of the Magic Under the Mangroves event committee. “As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of our signature [...]

Creighton Construction & Development raises $41,500 for Wounded Veterans Relief Fund at 7-Eleven Redfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament

2018-10-31T18:53:25-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development’s sixth annual 7-Eleven Redfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament has raised $41,500 to support the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. An annual fundraising event for clients and project partners of Creighton Construction & Development, the catch-and-release fishing tournament attracted more than 150 anglers and 37 boats to the waterways around Cape Coral, Pine Island [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation to host Trivia Nite on Nov. 1

2018-10-26T01:50:47-04:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host a lively Trivia Nite on Nov. 1 to raise money for an essential program pairing volunteer advocates with abused, neglected and abandoned children. Trivia Nite will be professionally managed by Spotlight Entertainment of SWFL and held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at [...]

Conservancy invites community to RedSnook Kickoff Party Nov. 2

2018-10-23T06:36:43-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Annual fishing tournament celebrates 25 years of supporting clean water The Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the community to support its clean water efforts during a Friday Night Kickoff Party to commence its 25th annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament in early November. Featuring local craft beer from Naples Beach Brewery, wine, a fun [...]

‘Boo Ball’ gala raises $174,000 to enhance academic, social programs at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

2018-10-23T06:53:33-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The spooky speakeasy-themed Boo Ball, an elegant costumed fundraising gala, raised $174,000 to enhance vital academic and social programs at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. More than 260 guests donned costumes from the Roaring Twenties and bygone eras at the sold-out Boo Ball event on Oct. 6, sipping prohibition-inspired cocktails from the sweeping verandah [...]

Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida charity golf tournament raises more than $30,000 for Child Care of Southwest Florida

2018-10-09T22:53:22-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

More than 100 golfers recently came together for the third annual Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida Charity Golf Outing, raising more than $30,000 in support of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Presented by Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida, the four-person scramble golf tournament featured a round of championship golf, breakfast [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $2.36 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-10-05T01:46:44-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has presented grants totaling $2.36 million to seven beneficiaries of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric health care and education programs. Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries, and a portion of auction proceeds also were awarded [...]

Tickets, sponsorships now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2018-08-29T18:33:41-04:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jeff Fridkin, Adria Starkey to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will induct Jeff Fridkin, co-founding member of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A., and Adria Starkey, Collier County president for FineMark National Bank [...]

Tenth annual Love That Dress! fundraising event raises $157,000 for PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

2018-08-29T02:18:32-04:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

More than 450 fashionistas and community supporters recently came together for the 10th annual Love That Dress! fundraising event, raising $157,000 and climbing in support of PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. The ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year featured shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero, with [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida opens registration for Brown & Brown Insurance charity golf tournament

2018-08-29T01:51:04-04:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. has opened registration for the Brown & Brown Insurance third annual Charity Golf Outing, which raises life-changing scholarship funds for children within its education program. Presented by Brown & Brown Insurance, the golf tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 21 at the Robert Cupp-designed LaPlaya Golf Club, 333 Palm [...]

Craft beer, food, live music on tap Nov. 10 at first-ever Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay

2018-08-22T22:31:41-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is pleased to announce its first-ever craft beer event, “Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay,” on tap from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Bringing local breweries, musicians and cuisine to Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. kicks off 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest season with focus on mental, behavioral health

2018-08-17T01:04:05-04:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local nonprofit names chairpersons, new venue for signature fundraising event SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is kicking off its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest fundraising season with the announcement of a new organizational focus on mental and behavioral health. With a 10-year history of raising $25 million in lifesaving funds in support of organizations [...]

Bell Tower Shops to hold fundraiser on Aug. 23 for fallen Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

2018-08-16T23:46:25-04:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

In lieu of its monthly Thursday Night Live concert, Bell Tower Shops will host a fundraising event on Aug. 23 for fallen Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. Restaurants and boutiques at Bell Tower Shops, as well as community partners and law enforcement agencies, are participating in a community fundraising event and benefit concert to [...]

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