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 encourages every student to be amazing.

The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and include a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted through philanthropic support.

Last year’s event, which had an Old Hollywood theme, raised $1.2 million. The gala is among the top annual charitable events in the greater Naples area.

Guadalupe Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. Proceeds from “Be Flamazing” will support the Early Childhood Education, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment, and Tutor Corps programs.

Co-chairing the event will be dedicated supporters Amy Heuerman, Joanne Keenan Miller and Julie Kapler.

Guadalupe Center also has announced sponsorship opportunities for “Be Flamazing” that include event tickets and recognition in event programs, marketing materials and at the event.

For more information about tickets and sponsorships, please call Jamie Brown at 239-963-8715 or email JBrown@GuadalupeCenter.org.

About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 95% meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 92% graduate with a post-secondary degree.