Lee Health Foundation receives Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2021 ‘Overall High Performer’ status

2022-05-19T09:56:38-04:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) has awarded Lee Health Foundation “Overall High Performer” status among respondents in its 2021 Report on Giving. Overall high performers represent AHP’s traditional criteria of the top 25% in net production returns across all respondents. Based on fundraising during the 2020 fiscal year, these high performers raised more than $19 [...]

Family Initiative announces Pat Webster Memorial Scholarship fund

2022-05-13T11:47:59-04:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative, Inc., a Florida-based nonprofit organization serving children and families living with autism spectrum disorder, has announced the establishment of the Pat Webster Scholarship fund to provide opportunities for children, teens and young adults to succeed. “The scholarship fund is in honor of co-founder Eileen Webster’s mother, Pat Webster, and the force of good [...]

GulfShore Mustang Club donates $6,429 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2022-05-09T16:42:06-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, 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 donation of $6,429 from the GulfShore Mustang Club of Southwest Florida. Funds will support the nonprofit’s efforts to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who [...]

‘Jazz on the Harbor’ brings smooth sounds, support for Guardian ad Litem Foundation

2022-05-09T16:17:03-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $30,612 at its sold-out Jazz on the Harbor event to support Southwest Florida children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Held March 19 at Port Charlotte Beach Park, Jazz on the Harbor drew a sold-out crowd, and was a music, culinary and sunset celebration highlighted [...]

Family Initiative raises over $300,000 at 2022 Autism Acceptance Awards Gala

2022-05-09T12:29:23-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative’s 2022 Autism Acceptance Awards Gala raised over $300,000, far surpassing the goal of $200,000, to provide family-centered compassionate support, innovative programs and evidence-based therapies to children, teens and young adults impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The annual celebration was held at the culmination of Autism Acceptance Month on April 30 at the [...]

Community Cooperative food drive collects over two tons of PB&J donations

2022-04-27T10:33:06-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community Cooperative’s pantries are now filled with over two tons of peanut butter and jelly supplies after the nonprofit’s 2022 Peanut Butter & Jelly Food Drive. To help keep shelves stocked all summer long, Community Cooperative launched its annual PB&J Food Drive in March to rally the support of families, businesses and the community in [...]

Community Cooperative’s ‘souper’ satisfying Empty Bowls raises $24,000

2022-04-25T13:46:38-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Cooperative raised over $24,000 on April 9 at the return of Empty Bowls, an event that had not been held in Lee County since 2017. Empty Bowls included a soup competition and community entertainment to benefit Community Cooperative’s emergency food programs, which include Sam’s Community Café & Kitchen, the Community Market, Meals on Wheels [...]

BBQ, Bands & Brew raises over $85,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

2022-04-15T09:58:15-04:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care’s popular BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event has raised more than $85,000 and counting to support the nonprofit 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 repairs through traditional means. The festival, held April [...]

Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation presents record $1.7 million in grants to four local children’s charities

2022-04-11T14:31:17-04:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation presented $1.7 million in grants to four designated charities of the 20th annual Nichols Cup tournaments and auction gala, serving abused and at-risk children in Southwest Florida. The record-setting fundraising efforts were distributed at the Piper’s annual meeting on March 29 among the Foundation’s two primary charity partners, Children’s Advocacy [...]

Guadalupe Resale Shop celebrates style, mission at Fashion Show

2022-04-11T12:24:40-04:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Nearly 140 fashionistas gathered at Guadalupe Resale Shop for a spirited Fashion Show and Private Sale showcasing designer apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and hats. Held March 27 at Guadalupe Resale Shop in North Naples, the sold-out fashion show featured 12 volunteer models wearing trendy cocktail and party dresses, business attire, formalwear, casualwear and athletic apparel. [...]

6th Annual MarineMax Yacht Gala raises more than $300,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

2022-03-29T14:15:55-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 6th Annual MarineMax Yacht Gala raised more than $300,000 at “An Evening Under the Stars,” bringing the total raised since 2016 to more than $1 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “We are so grateful for community supporters like MarineMax Fort Myers who partner with us to raise the necessary funds to [...]

Avow’s Southwest Florida Antiques Appraisal Fair raises $26,705

2022-03-28T12:43:06-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Avow’s Southwest Florida Antiques Appraisal fair kicked off with a sold-out preview event followed by a public appraisal day with representatives of Doyle New York, regular appraisers on “Antiques Roadshow.” The event raised $26,705 for Avow’s hospice, palliative care and grief support services. One participant found out she had a ring valued at $100,000. Board [...]

NAMI Collier Receives Grant from First Horizon Foundation

2022-03-28T12:34:21-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

NAMI Collier County received a $3,500 grant from the First Horizon Foundation in support of NAMI’s ongoing mission to serve the people of Collier County affected by mental illnesses. NAMI Collier County's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by serious mental illness through education, support and advocacy. All [...]

Charity for Change receives a $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union

2022-03-28T09:50:57-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Charity for Change has received a $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union for improving emotional well-being and academic performance for at-risk students through its social-emotional learning (SEL) program for elementary students. The program’s goal is to improve the emotional well-being and academic performance for at-risk students and engage a minimum of 300 additional at-risk children [...]

Grande Dames Tea raises $67,000 to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee

2022-03-24T11:05:09-04:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 2022 Grande Dames Tea has raised $67,000 in support of programs for Pace Center for Girls, Lee. The sold-out celebration was held March 17 at Broadway Palm and honored three local women – Ellie Fox, Susan Kyle and Linda Taylor – for their significant impact on the community. “Ellie, Susan and Linda are three [...]

Give back in Naples: Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program aims to eliminate single-use plastics while donating to local nonprofits

2022-03-21T12:03:51-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

This year, local community nonprofits are more in need of support than in any other time in recent years. Now shoppers can give back to the local community and help to reduce single-use plastics by purchasing a special reusable bag at Winn-Dixie. NAMI Collier County has been selected by local Winn-Dixie store leadership as the [...]

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic events a Home Run for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2022-03-21T11:43:29-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boston Red Sox, who have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, helped to raise nearly $400,000 to benefit the new neurosurgery program at Golisano Children’s Hospital through the Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic event series. The annual event series includes a golf tournament and Boston “Tee” Party held at The Forest [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation hosts SWFL’s official March Madness Bracket Challenge

2022-03-08T14:08:01-05:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, is hosting its fifth annual March Madness Bracket Challenge to benefit programs serving Southwest Florida children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The cost to participate is a $30 minimum donation per bracket, or $100 for four brackets. After completing an online registration form, participants will [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2022 Magic Under the Mangroves gala raises record $2.1 million net

2022-03-04T15:07:22-05:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 18th Annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala held March 3 raised a record $2.1 million net for programs to protect the water, land, wildlife and future of Southwest Florida. More than 400 guests moseyed their way to the newly renovated Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center for the American Southwest themed event, “A River [...]

Pace Center for Girls announces honorees of 2022 Grande Dames Tea

2022-03-02T10:31:43-05:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee has named Ellie Fox, Susan Kyle and Linda Taylor as the honorees of its 2022 Grande Dames Tea, to be recognized for their significant impact on the community during a sold-out event on March 17. Pace’s annual Grande Dames Tea honors women who exemplify the organization’s guiding principles and have [...]

Wonder Gardens 2022 Enchanted Gala raises more than $225,000

2022-03-01T09:08:19-05:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Sixth Annual Enchanted Gala: A Colorful Evening of Wonder on Feb. 17 raised more than $225,000, far exceeding the last fundraiser. As part of the total, more than $170,000 was raised for an Animal Care Center to include a commissary and veterinary care space, a major step needed to achieve professional zoological accreditation. “We [...]

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues $1.5 million community challenge grant to expand cancer services in Southwest Florida

2022-02-28T12:29:31-05:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $1 million with an additional $1.5 million community challenge grant to expand cancer services at Lee Health Bonita Health Center. In recognition of this generosity, the facility will be named Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Cancer Clinic. To provide state-of-the-art care closer to home for residents and visitors in [...]

The 20th Annual Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation raises record-setting $1.7 million for local children’s charities

2022-02-25T15:49:57-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Bobby Nichols - Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation wrapped up its 20th annual Pro-Am golf and tennis tournaments, and auction gala at Fiddlesticks Country Club on Monday, Feb. 21, raising a record $1.7 million in net revenue and counting, bringing the 20-year total to more than $15 million in donations to serve abused and at-risk children [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware presents donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals from 2021 fundraising campaigns

2022-01-26T17:19:55-05:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $52,913.60 in 2021 to help provide world-class pediatric care at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and $28,225 to benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Total donations raised from all stores equaled $81,138.60. In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network, Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts a series of fundraising campaigns [...]

Community Cooperative announces the return of the Empty Bowls fundraiser

2022-01-12T15:47:04-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Cooperative announces the return of the Empty Bowls fundraiser, presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust, to take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Sanibel Pottery will be collaborating with this year’s event to raise hunger awareness through art. One-of-a kind handcrafted [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $17,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2022-01-11T12:16:44-05:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: 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 $17,000 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. The impactful donation is a result of funds raised through Aubuchon Team of Companies’ annual fundraising event, “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” “Our community came together in spectacular fashion for [...]

‘Guadalupe Galaxy’ fundraising gala to offer in-person, virtual options

2022-01-10T15:08:33-05:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center’s annual fundraising gala on Jan. 20 will offer in-person and virtual attendance options as the nonprofit continues raising awareness and support for its life-changing education programs. “Guadalupe Galaxy: Constellations of Hope” will be held Thursday, Jan. 20 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. The fundraising gala will feature cocktails, [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $18,483 for Golisano Children’s Hospital during Children’s Miracle Network holiday campaign

2022-01-06T11:28:04-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $18,483 during its Children’s Miracle Network holiday campaign, which helps fund life-changing medical treatments for pediatric patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Customers at Sunshine Ace were able to donate by rounding up their purchases or choosing a dollar amount at the register. The Downtown Naples store location raised [...]

Stanley Hole Golf Tournament raises $25,000 for the CREW Trust

2022-01-06T09:55:16-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 2021 CREW Stanley Hole Golf Tournament raised $25,000 to support CREW Land & Water Trust’s mission of preserving and stewarding water resources and natural communities around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW). Named in honor of engineer, environmentalist and avid golfer Stanley Hole, the annual golf tournament is one of two major fundraisers that [...]

LadyCakes launches Caring Through Cakes boxed cake drive through Dec. 23

2021-12-07T10:26:00-05:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

LadyCakes Bakery is kicking off the giving season with Caring Through Cakes, a boxed cake drive to be held through Thursday, Dec. 23 to benefit the Cape Coral Caring Center, a nonprofit that provides food and utility assistance to neighbors in need. LadyCakes is asking Southwest Florida to help local families by donating boxes of [...]

Terry and Bob Edwards named chairs of the 2022 Magic Under the Mangroves gala

2021-11-04T14:02:04-04:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Terry and Bob Edwards as chairs for the 2022 Magic Under the Mangroves gala set for Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Conservancy Nature Center in Naples. Last year, the event was held virtually and raised $1.4 million. It was livestreamed from Keewaydin Island, where the Conservancy first started [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises over $17,000 at Fashion to a Tea

2021-11-02T09:45:16-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $17,125 at Fashion to a Tea, a luncheon and fashion show featuring community leaders as models. Fashion to a Tea, held Oct. 27 at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, included an elegant high tea luncheon, silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show. Models showcased chic, [...]

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day helps serve hope for kids Oct. 28

2021-10-22T13:20:43-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital will benefit from BLIZZARD Treat sales at participating Dairy Queen locations on Thursday, Oct. 28 during Miracle Treat Day. Throughout the day, $1 or more from each BLIZZARD Treat purchased will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which include Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more than 37 years, DQ [...]

The Wasie Foundation challenges the community to match $3 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s area services

2021-10-12T12:15:38-04:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Nearly five years after Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida opened with significant help from philanthropy, The Wasie Foundation has committed to bringing new, vital programs through the children’s hospital and its satellite campuses with a generous challenge grant of $3 million. This investment will significantly impact the landscape of children’s healthcare for the families [...]

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County receives $15,000 donation, school supplies from Comerica Bank

2021-10-11T17:58:59-04:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Comerica Bank donated $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County for its “Grand Slam for Great Futures” campaign, which provides scholarships for children and teens whose families could not otherwise afford the full cost of programs. While presenting the donation on Sept. 29, Comerica executives announced an expanded partnership that includes financial [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation receives grant from United Way of Charlotte County

2021-10-08T08:46:51-04:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Program Assistant Lara Zdanowicz (left) and Executive Director Jessica Stanfield (right) of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, hold backpacks provided to area students during the Back to School with the Blue event in July.   The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has received a $17,000 grant from the United Way [...]

‘Clips for Cancer’ raises $300,000 for children with cancer

2021-10-07T14:40:03-04:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Clips for Cancer raised $300,000 to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. While Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Clips for Cancer ended Thursday, donations for the event are still being accepted to help as many children as [...]

‘Clips for Cancer’ event throughout September to raise money for children with cancer

2021-09-02T12:17:17-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Clips for Cancer kicks off Sept. 1 to raise the funds necessary to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Throughout September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, local community leaders will allow pediatric cancer survivors to shave [...]

Guadalupe Center announces date, theme for 2022 fundraising gala

2021-08-30T21:20:39-04:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced the date and theme for its signature fundraising gala, an annual event that supports life-changing educational programs for students in Immokalee. “Guadalupe Galaxy: Constellations of Hope, Charting the Future” begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 and will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. [...]

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County opens registration for FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament on Nov. 6

2021-08-24T09:38:34-04:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County has opened registration for its 18th Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament, which features championship golf, a cocktail party, live and silent auctions, awards ceremony, music and more. FORE-the-Kids begins with a shotgun start on Saturday, Nov. 6 at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek, a 7,157-yard championship course that [...]

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware helps raise $3,800 for Children’s Miracle Network through Blue Buckets campaign

2021-08-24T09:22:05-04:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware helped raised $3,800 during its three-day Children’s Miracle Network Blue Bucket Days campaign to provide life-changing medical care for children across the region. Crowder Bros. Ace customers were able to purchase a limited-edition, blue 5-gallon bucket for a $5 donation, and in return, they received a 20% discount on nearly everything [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $3,800 for Children’s Miracle Network through Blue Buckets campaign

2021-08-23T13:52:56-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $3,800 during its three-day Children’s Miracle Network Blue Bucket Days campaign to help provide life-changing medical care for children across the region. Sunshine Ace customers were able to purchase a limited-edition, blue 5-gallon bucket for a $5 donation, and in return, they received a 20% discount on nearly everything they could [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee launches Love That Dress! virtual auction, Women of Influence collection Aug. 13-23

2021-08-12T12:45:38-04:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee will host its Love That Dress! virtual auction Aug. 13-23, offering an expansive selection of high-end packages, collections and experiences up for bid to support Pace, Lee programs. Each year, generous donors provide dozens of silent auction packages to feature at Pace, Lee’s Love That Dress! shopping extravaganza. Starting on [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber Foundation to host Summertime Backyard BBQ Craft Beer Dinner on Aug. 12

2021-08-03T18:45:34-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting a Summertime Backyard BBQ Craft Beer Dinner fundraiser with Palm City Brewing on Thursday, Aug. 12 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation’s efforts to enhance education and professional development at a variety of levels as well as [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces fashion designers for signature fundraiser Aug. 27

2021-07-23T10:30:53-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida has almost reached its goal of a sold-out event and has only 52 tickets available for its signature fundraiser, A REcycled Night Through the Decades, on Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. A REcycled Night Through [...]

Pace Center for Girls brings back Love That Dress! shopping event Aug. 19-21

2021-06-30T14:36:40-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is bringing back its popular fundraising event, Love That Dress! with a new twist. This year, the event will be three fun-filled days of shopping Thursday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 21 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces signature fundraiser ‘A REcycled Night Through the Decades’

2021-06-28T13:01:41-04:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida announces its signature fundraiser, A REcycled Night Through the Decades, on Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. A REcycled Night Through the Decades is a one-of-a-kind experience where 17 local designers showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from [...]

Roy’s Restaurant collects food June 24 for Community Cooperative’s School’s Out, Hunger’s Not summer food drive

2021-06-15T11:37:19-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Roy’s Restaurant in Bonita Springs will collect non-perishable food for Community Cooperative on Thursday, June 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults donating non-perishable food will receive a complimentary beer or glass of Roy’s wine per person. The restaurant is at 26831 South Bay Drive, Suite 100 in Bonita Springs. “Every summer, Community Cooperative puts [...]

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware, Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helps raise over $32,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

2021-05-18T14:10:17-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helped collect more than $32,000 during a spring fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network. Through its monthlong “Round Up for the Kids” campaign in April, customers rounded up their purchases to help provide life-changing medical care to children across the region. Donations collected at Crowder [...]

Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit honors the late Sam Galloway, Jr., raising money for the hungry

2021-05-18T12:04:04-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit was held May 6 to raise much needed funds for Community Cooperative. The event honored the organization's founder, the late Sam Galloway, Jr., who passed away in March. Community Cooperative’s Board of Directors announced the Community Café, known as the Fort Myers soup kitchen, [...]

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