12 Wines Around the World at Shula’s Steak House, Naples, to
benefit the Ricky King Children’s Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250.
Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Heather Tice. Contact: Jennifer
Weidenbruch, (239) 449-0209.
14 Apple Blossom Awards at Vineyards Country Club to benefit
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). 11 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress
code: business-casual. Contact: Tiffany Cawley, (239) 643-3908,
14 Bay Days (The Great American Cleanup) at multiple waterway,
bay and canal sites to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful. 9 a.m.
Tickets: volunteer. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jim Zimmerman.
Contact: Jim Zimmerman, (239) 580-8319,
14 Denim & Diamonds Gala & Auction on-site to benefit Bishop
Verot Catholic High School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code:
business-casual to casual. Chairs: Robin Collier, Angela Clark,
Lisa Quattrone. Contact: (239) 274-6730.
14-15 Haydn Cello Concerto at Temple Shalom to benefit Naples
Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. April 14 and 3:30 p.m. April 15.
Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual concert attire. Chair: Chris
Davies. Contact: email@example.com .
16 Friends of Hope Spring Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut
Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hope Healthcare.10:30 a.m.
Tickets: $100. Dress code: ladies lunch. Chairs: Etta Smith,
Barbara Caccese. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 489-9164.
17 Celebration Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the
Guadalupe Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code:
business-casual. Chairs: Sue Hagemann, Sandy Vasey. Contact:
Tracy Connelly, (239) 657-7120,
19 Chefs Cooking for Kids at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 5:30 p.m.
Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Susan Battaglia, Ryan Love.
Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 288-4224,
20 Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic at Vineyards Country Club to
benefit the Guadalupe Center. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250. Dress
code: golf. Contact: (239) 657-7711.
21 Crawfish Boil at Walker’s Marina to benefit the Boys & Girls
Club of Collier County. 4 p.m.
21 Earth Day Festival on-site to benefit the Conservancy of
Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child,
free for members and children under 3. Dress code:
weather-appropriate, comfortable shoes. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak,
(239) 403-4200, firstname.lastname@example.org .
21 First Annual Cornhole Crusade at Florida SouthWestern State
College to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 11 a.m. Dress code:
casual. Chairs: Craig Bamberg, Lorie Bassano Monserrat. Contact:
Robin Goldstone Garcia, (239) 430-3934,
21 Scholarship Winners' Recital at First United Methodist Church
to benefit Naples Music Club. 3 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code:
business-casual. Chair: Gerhard Samide. Contact: Gerhard Samide,
21 Stroke Victor Scramble at Quail Village Golf Club to benefit
the Stroke Recovery Foundation. Noon. Tickets: $80 for golf and
dinner. Dress code: golf. Chairs: Bob Mandell, Nancy Dagher.
Contact: Nancy Farris Dagher, (239) 598-2815,
21 Sunshine 5K Run at Vineyards Community Park to benefit
Friends of Foster Children Forever. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $25.
Dress code: runners’ attire. Chairs: Jim Derham, Craig
Harrington. Contact: Gisela Estrada, (239) 262-1808,
21 A Swing of Grace at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Grace
Place for Children and Families. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250.
Chair: Erik Lutgert. Contact: Barbara Evans, (239) 234-2403,
21-22 Sixth Annual Breaking Par at Grandezza Golf Tournament at
The Club at Grandezza to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest
Florida. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Tickets:
tournament $175 per person or $700 per team, dinner/auction $65
per person. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jim Shields. Contact:
Stephanie Hoffman, (239) 225-2590,
25 15th Scholarship Spring Golf Classic at Grey Oaks Country
Club to benefit Hodges University. 11:30 a.m. registration and
luncheon, 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Contact: April May, (239)
598-6153, email@example.com .
27 Annual Golf Tournament at the Vineyards Country Club to
benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m.
Tickets: $250 per golfer. Dress code: golf. Contact: (239)
28 13th Annual Golf Classic at Vineyards Country Club to benefit
Royal Palm Academy. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: golf.
Contact: Lynn Girouard, (239) 594-9888,
28 March for Babies at Centennial Park and Sun-N-Fun Lagoon to
benefit March of Dimes. 9 a.m. (Fort Myers); 5:30 p.m. (Naples).
Chairs: Jackie Chand (Fort Myers); Russell Budd and Krist
Pickard (Naples). Contact: Elizabeth Esposito, (239) 271-2563,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Fort Myers); Megan Flores, (239)
271-2564, email@example.com (Naples).
28 Rising Stars Series—Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus at the
Wang Opera Center to benefit CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts
Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 per general admission, $50 per
VIP. Contact: Nikki Clark, (239) 775-2800,
Also in April:
31st Annual “Fairways for the Future” Golf Tournament to benefit
Youth Haven. Contact: Meredith Chase, (239) 687-5155,
Annual Benefit Dinner to benefit Interfaith Charities of South
Lee. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Bonnie Olson. Contact:
Bonnie Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Gala to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre.
Annual “Who Dun It” Mystery Event to benefit LARC. 6 p.m.
Contact: Angela Katz, (239) 334-6285, ext. 229,
Bling & Bags Bingo at The Landings the benefit the Children’s
Advocacy Center of SWFL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $45-50. Dress code:
country club-casual. Chairs: Candis Loving, Lisa Rizzio.
Contact: Lisa Rizzio, (239) 939-2808,
Blues by the Bay at a private home on Sanibel to benefit The
Heights Foundation. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code:
resort-casual. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706,
Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut
Point Resort & Spa to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest
Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $2,000 per table.
Dress code: nice business. Contact: Jodie Greenhoe, (239)
225-2590, email@example.com .
Charity Golf Outing at Stoneybrook Golf Club to benefit LARC. 9
a.m. Chairs: Duffy’s Foundation. Contact: Angela Katz, (239)
334-6285, ext. 229,
Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Regional Cancer Cancer. 5:30
p.m. Tickets: $45. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Tommie
Schott. Contact: Patti Chlipala, (239) 214-0639,
George DeMarco Memorial Golf to benefit the George DeMarco
Foundation. Dress code: golf. Chair: Loretta DeMarco. Contact:
Loretta DeMarco, (239) 643-4077.
Leadership Collier Foundation Graduation 2018 to benefit the
Leadership Collier Foundation. Contact: Amanda Beights, (239)
403-2903, firstname.lastname@example.org .
PFLAG Naples Interfaith Convocation to benefit PFLAG Naples. 3
p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Ruth Dorfman,
Elissa Goldstein. Contact: Ruth Dorfman and Elissa Goldstein,
The White Party presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Contact:
Jaimie Miller, (239) 449-4154,
YogaCAN at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the
Cancer Alliance of Naples. 9 a.m. Tickets: $45-50 per person,
$500-5,000 per sponsorship opportunity. Dress code: casual.
Chair: Dr. Joel Waltzer. Contact: Jodi Bisogno, (239) 643-4673,
1-2 Hodges University Identity Fraud Institute Conference at the
Hilton Naples to benefit Hodges University. 8:30 a.m. Contact:
Carrie Kerskie, (239) 598-6281,
4 Carnival After Dark at Venue Naples to benefit Girls on the
Run of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $80-100. Dress code:
cocktail. Chairs: Jaimee Sidisky, Nicole Roland, Monet Layton,
Brittany Bower. Contact: Jaimee Sidisky, (239) 580-8425,
5 12th Annual Stingray Golf Tournament at TwinEagles Golf &
Country Club to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. 7:30 a.m.
Tickets: $200. Dress code: golf. Contact: Claudia D’Alessandro,
(239) 793-1986, email@example.com .
5 Derby Dash 2018 at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the
Naples Junior Woman’s Club. 5 p.m. Dress code: garden-cocktail.
Chair: Julia Brackett. Contact: Julia Brackett,
5 Kentucky Derby Party at a private home to benefit the Latchkey
League. 5 p.m. Tickets: $160. Dress code: Kentucky Derby attire
encouraged. Chairs: Sarann and Stan Kraushaar. Contact: Lynne
Nordhoff, (239) 594-8420,
5 March for Babies at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, to benefit
March of Dimes. 9 a.m. Contact: Elizabeth Esposito, (239)
271-2563, firstname.lastname@example.org .
5 Ninth Annual Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to
benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: $150.
Dress code: golf. Chair: Barry Dunleavy. Contact: Dort Bear,
(239) 948-4146, email@example.com .
5-6 Music of MGM at Temple Shalom to benefit the Naples
Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. May 5 and 3:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets:
$20. Dress code: casual concert attire. Chair: Chris Davies.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
9 Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Gulfshore Business
magazine at the Hilton Naples. 11 a.m. Dress code: business
attire. Tickets: $45. Contact: Jaimie Miller, (239) 449-4154,
11 La Fille Mal Gardee Spring Performance to benefit Gulfshore
Ballet. Contact: (239) 590-6191,
11 National Public Gardens Day at Lakes Regional Park to benefit
the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. 9 a.m. Tickets: free.
Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 533-1333.
12 13th Annual Lovers Key Turtle Trot 5K Run/Walk at Lovers Key
State Park to benefit Friends of Lovers Key State Park. 7 a.m.
registration and packet pickup, 8 a.m. race start. Tickets: $35
per adult and $25 per youth under 18 through May 8, $40 per
person on race day. Dress code: active-casual. Contact: Ranger
Station, (239) 463-4588.
12 NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at the Collier Harvest
Foundation warehouse, 4451 Mercantile Ave., to benefit the
Collier Harvest Foundation. 1 p.m. Tickets: free; volunteer
activity. Dress code: lightweight, outdoor work clothing. Chair:
Connie Preu. Contact: (239) 455-3663.
12 Tosca at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to
benefit Gulf Coast Symphony.
17 FCS Foundation Golf Classic Kick-Off and Evening Reception at
Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club to benefit the Florida Cancer
Specialists Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code:
golf-casual. Contact: Terri Gagliardi, (941) 677-7192,
18 FCS Foundation Golf Classic at Heritage Palms Golf & Country
Club to benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. 7:30
a.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: golf. Contact: Terri Gagliardi,
(941) 677-7192, email@example.com .
25 State of Our Schools—Partners in Education Breakfast at
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit The Foundation for Lee
County Public Schools. 7 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code:
business-casual. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433,
Also in May:
Lipman Golf Classic at Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club to
benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 8:30 a.m.
Tickets: $225. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jaime Weisinger.
Contact: Kathleen Roehm, (863) 781-2874,
Pars for Paws Golf Tournament and Auction to benefit Volunteer
Services for Animals. Dress code: golf-casual. Chair: Sondra
Rice. Contact: Sondra Rice,
Murder Mystery Dinner at Naples Lakes Country Club to benefit
Bikes for Tykes. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: theme or
dinner attire. Chair: Teddy Plaisted. Contact: Teddy Plaisted,
(239) 465-9047, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sixth Annual SUP Poker Run at The Capri Fish House to benefit
Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: $50.
Dress code: swimwear. Chairs: Stephanie Dangler, Becky Newell.
Contact: (239) 775-1991.
Sunset Cruise for Mental Health on the Naples Princess to
benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual.
Contact: Jennifer Denike, (239) 304-3505.
Best of Business presented by Gulfshore Business magazine.
Tickets: $45. Dress code: business/cocktail. Contact: Jaimie
Miller, (239) 449-4154,
Fourth Annual Grouper Slam at Port Sanibel Marina to benefit
LARC. 6 a.m. Chair: Alex Newman. Contact: Angela Katz, (239)
334-6285, ext. 229,
Laughter Is the Best Medicine at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center to benefit SalusCare. 7 p.m. Dress code: business-casual.
Contact: Todd Cordisco, (239) 791-1575,
Youth Masterpiece Theater at the Dunbar High School auditorium
to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. Dress code:
casual. Contact: Keesha Allen, (239) 334-2797, ext. 105,
22 Love That Dress! 10 at the Embassy Suites Fort Myers-Estero
to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. 5 p.m. for VIPs,
6 p.m. for general admission. Tickets: $30 per general
admission, $150 per VIP. Dress code: best dress. Contact:
Allyson Ross, (239) 470-7548,
Also in August:
Love That Dress! at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit
PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30
per general admission, $150 per VIP. Dress code: casual.
pARTy with a Purpose to benefit Youth Haven. Contact: Meredith
Chase, (239) 687-5155,
RumRunners Celebrity Chef Night at RumRunners, Cape Coral, to
benefit Barbara’s Friends. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code:
business-casual. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 214-0639,