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Pace Center for Girls reopens school, seeks support for students, staff impacted by Hurricane Ian in Lee County

2022-10-26T15:41:45-04:00October 26th, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls is seeking donations, gift cards and volunteers to help provide necessary resources to Pace girls and staff directly impacted by Hurricane Ian in Lee County. In the weeks following the storm, the center collected supplies from local individuals, agencies and businesses and distributed them to students and their families at home [...]

Love That Dress! shopping event raises $130,000 for Pace Center for Girls, Lee

2022-08-31T15:45:26-04:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee’s popular fundraising event, Love That Dress!, has raised $130,000 to support Pace Lee programs. “We thank the many shoppers, sponsors and volunteers who joined us at Love That Dress! this year to honor the female spirit and shop for a cause,” said Jennifer Cellitti, executive director of Pace Center for [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee to host 14th annual Love That Dress! shopping fundraiser on Aug. 24

2022-07-25T13:51:37-04:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee will host its popular Love That Dress! fundraising event on Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Estero. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, Love That Dress! features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services. The shopping event kicks off at 6 [...]

Pace Center for Girls launches #MakeSpaceForPace dress collection campaign to support Love That Dress! fundraiser

2022-07-01T14:22:35-04:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee is gearing up for its annual Love That Dress! shopping event with a dress collection that encourages the community to #MakeSpaceForPace. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, Love That Dress! features shopping and silent auctions with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services in Lee County. [...]

Client headlines: The Conservancy, Pace Center for Girls and more

2022-07-04T21:53:34-04:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Each month, Priority Marketing highlights clients who have successfully raised awareness through strategic public relations. Their earned media coverage includes non-paid content in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, blogs and social media.   Clients’ elevated visibility through public relations can lead to increased sales, donations and volunteerism, as well as enhanced education, activism and community buzz.  This [...]

Sponsors announced for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2021 Grande Dames Tea

2021-03-09T11:21:50-05:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced the sponsors of its virtual 2021 Grande Dames Tea on March 11, when Pace will honor three local women – Naomi Bloom, Mariel Goss and Robin Krivanek – for their significant impact on the community. The 13th annual event is presented by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation and [...]

#MakeSpaceForPace dress collection campaign breaks collections records for Pace’s Love That Dress! event

2020-09-21T12:58:53-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s virtual dress collection, #MakeSpaceForPace, has raised a record number of fashion-forward apparel for its Love That Dress! shopping event. Initially scheduled for fall 2020, Love That Dress! will now take place in 2021, with a new date to be announced. The #MakeSpaceForPace campaign encouraged the community to clean [...]

Pace Center for Girls hosts drive-thru graduation ceremony for Pace class of 2020

2020-06-25T14:48:24-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County recently celebrated the graduation of four Pace students with a socially distanced drive-thru celebration. Pace girls Alax, Chantelle, Shinesha and Sophie were honored during a special ceremony held in early June at Pace Center for Girls in Fort Myers. Pace’s executive director, Meg Geltner, delivered the commencement address and [...]

Tickets on sale for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2020 Grande Dames Tea

2020-02-11T15:18:41-05:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

March 10 event to recognize Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout, Barbara Watt-Biggs Tickets are now available for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2020 Grande Dames Tea celebration on March 10, which will honor three local women, Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout and Barbara Watt-Biggs, for their roles in business, community and philanthropy. Admission is $60 per person [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces date, honorees for 2020 Grande Dames Tea

2020-02-11T14:52:54-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

March 10 event to recognize Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout, Barbara Watt-Biggs Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced its 2020 Grande Dames Tea, which will honor three local women, Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout and Barbara Watt-Biggs, for their roles in business, community and philanthropy. The three honorees will be recognized at Pace’s annual Grande [...]

‘Ultimate shopping spree’ awaits attendees Aug. 21 at 11th annual Love That Dress! fundraising event

2019-07-30T20:03:52-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host an exclusive Girls Night Out shopping experience for fashionistas at its 11th annual Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, Love That Dress! features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails, with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services. [...]

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

2019-07-01T12:20:30-04:00July 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 [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces June 19 Love That Dress! collection event, ‘FUNky Fashion Show’

2019-05-22T14:37:11-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s next Love That Dress! collection event, “FUNky Fashion Show,” will be held on Wednesday, June 19. FUNky Fashion Show, hosted by IBERIABANK and presented by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation, includes a fashion show of one-of-a-kind recycled or repurposed pieces created by individuals and businesses, as well as a selection [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces June 4 Love That Dress! collection event, ‘Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club’

2019-05-17T14:03:18-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s next Love That Dress! collection event, “Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club,” will be held on Tuesday, June 4. Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club includes smooth jazz and Latin sounds by Marc Vee, silent and live auctions, signature drinks and light bites, and incredible prize drawings. The live [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces sponsors for 2019 Grande Dames Tea

2019-03-26T17:24:09-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Fifteen generous sponsors have stepped forward to support Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2019 Grande Dames Tea, an annual event celebrating local women for their roles in business, community and philanthropy. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is the Golden Tea Leaves sponsor for the Grande Dames Tea. Silver Tea Cup sponsors are Edison National Bank [...]

Tickets now available for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2019 Grande Dames Tea

2019-02-05T18:45:54-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

March 26 event to recognize Linda Brown, Doris Colgate and Mary Fischer Tickets are now available for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2019 Grande Dames Tea, to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Each year, Pace’s Grande Dames [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces honorees of the 2019 Grande Dames Tea

2019-01-24T21:07:24-05:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

March 26 event to recognize Linda Brown, Doris Colgate and Mary Fischer Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced Linda Brown, Doris Colgate and Mary Fischer as the honorees of its 2019 Grande Dames Tea. The three women will be recognized for their roles in business, community and philanthropy at Pace’s annual Grande Dames [...]

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

2018-12-03T21:27:35-05:00December 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. [...]

‘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 [...]

Fort Myers entrepreneur creates TheraPouf, an innovative new product to relieve back and neck pain

2018-09-06T18:54:28-04:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fort Myers resident Judy Cutler-Teeven has developed an innovative new product offering much-needed relief to those suffering from back, neck and joint pain. TheraPouf, a versatile, inflatable support pillow, works by applying counter pressure to areas of the spine where support is needed, thus achieving a neutral spine position. It includes a gel pack that [...]

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 [...]

‘Ultimate shopping spree’ awaits attendees Aug. 22 at 10th annual Love That Dress! fundraising event

2018-07-24T00:10:08-04:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tickets on sale Aug. 1, proceeds to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County PACE Center for Girls, Lee County will host an exclusive Girls Night Out shopping experience for fashionistas at its 10th annual Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, Love That Dress! features [...]

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County announces ‘FUNky Fashion Show,’ a Love That Dress! collection event, set for June 20

2018-05-22T20:24:28-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County is putting the “fun” in funky with a FUNky Fashion Show collection event on June 20 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Presented by IBERIABANK, the FUNky Fashion Show features one-of-a-kind pieces created by individuals and businesses made completely from recycled or repurposed items. This year’s featured designer is [...]

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County announces ‘Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club,’ a Love That Dress! collection event, set for June 5

2018-05-18T17:17:01-04:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An exclusive trip to the American Music Awards and a private Costa Rican villa rental for 10 are among the fabulous items being auctioned at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County’s next fundraising event on June 5. Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club, a Love That Dress! collection event, includes smooth jazz and Latin sounds by [...]

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County announces 2018 Boo Ball

2018-05-03T19:16:08-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated signature event, the Boo Ball, coming to Fort Myers in October 2018. Featuring an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction for exceptional travel opportunities and experiences, the Halloween-themed gala will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at [...]

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County brings celebrity models, high fashion for launch of new ‘Love That Dress!’ collection

2018-04-02T21:02:27-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

PACE Center for Girls, Lee County will celebrate the launch of its next “Love That Dress!” collection with an April 10 fashion show in Bonita Springs. “Fashion meets Passion” will feature 15 well-known community leaders donning the latest fashion trends and styles on the runway, highlighting new looks from White House | Black Market and [...]

PACE Center for Girls Lee County hosts 10th Anniversary Celebration

2017-02-10T20:14:57-05:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

February 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. The PACE Center has provided academic and social services to over 600 local girls and young women, and has seen many achievements and milestones in recent years. In commemoration of this decade of service, PACE Center for Girls will host [...]

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County and community partners celebrate Health & Wellness Initiative

2016-11-08T14:59:05-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Cooking class educates girls and young women of Lee County on healthy living PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, Lee Memorial Health System, Culinary Solutions at LeeSar, and LeeSar Cooperative Services recently partnered to launch a new Health & Wellness Initiative that promotes healthy living through nutrition. The program recently offered a six-week [...]

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County presents inaugural Boo Ball Oct. 22

2016-11-08T14:59:08-05:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fundraising event to support girls and young women of Lee County PACE Center for Girls of Lee County will present its inaugural Boo Ball fundraising gala at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Proceeds from the spooktacular soiree will support the PACE Center’s [...]

Gulf Coast Village to host dress collection party July 29 to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:54-05:00July 6th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, is hosting a Sugar and Spice, Bring Something Nice dress collection party on July 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County’s Love That Dress! event. The party will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, 50/50 raffle, [...]

Melissa Cofta Joins Priority Marketing Team

2016-11-08T15:00:36-05:00March 20th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Melissa Cofta, APR Melissa Cofta, APR, has joined Priority Marketing as marketing and public relations account manager. In this position, she will provide account services to a variety of clients and work with the firm’s creative team to develop strategies to achieve their marketing goals.Cofta has seven years of experience in non-profit resource [...]

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