Southwest Florida Social Calendar 2019

The fundraisers, balls, galas, tournaments, luncheons and a host of other Collier and Lee County events of the social season. Events include the areas of Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers. For more information regarding these Southwest Florida events, click on the email or official website links in the event description. Refer to the Gulfshore Life website for other area events and activities.

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March 2019 Events

1 Celebration of Grace at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Nita Rapp, Ramona Knight. Contact: Barbara Evans, (239) 234-2403, barbara@graceplacenaples.org . www.graceplacenaples.org/celebration-of-grace

1 Fabulous Fashion Fundraiser Luncheon at Heritage Palms Country Club to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: fashionable daytime. Chairs: Marie Kernan, Sandy Magyar, DJ Arnold. Contact: Marie Kernan, (239) 454-6817, november19@netzero.netwww.swflso.org

1 Women Supporting Women at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 11 a.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: (239) 643-4673. www.cancerallianceofnaples.org

2 11th Annual Luncheon at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $90. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Leigh Erickson. Contact: Dort Bear, (239) 948-4146, dort@newhorizonsofswfl.org . www.newhorizonsofswfl.org/luncheon

2 2019 Fun Run 5K at Lakes Regional Park to benefit the Lee County Medical Society. 8:45 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on race day. Contact: Valerie Yackulich, valerie@lcmsfl.org .

2 Experience Ethiopia to benefit the Grace Center Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Chair: Adeline Henriquez. Contact: Marcie Erickson, (239) 465-6435, marcie@gracecenterfoundation.org .

2 JDRF 2019 Hope Gala to benefit JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Chairs: Robin Marcus, Debbie Nuzzo. Contact: Pamela Alagel, (239) 591-2825, palagel@jdrf.org . www.jdrf-southgulfcoast.ejoinme.org/2019hopegala

2 Opera Meets Broadway with Norm Lewis—2019 Gala at Moorings Presbyterian Church and the Hilton Naples to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 3 p.m. Tickets: $250 per gala package of concert and dinner; concert only $75 per preferred guest, $50 per general admission, $28 per sponsored guest. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Stephanie Schwetz, Becky Wilder. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, michelle@gulfshoreopera.org . www.gulfshoreopera.org

Program Meeting at Unitarian Universalist Church to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, membership@aauwgnb.org . www.aauwgnb.org

2 Stay at Home and Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss' Birthday at your private residence to benefit Books for Collier Kids. Tickets: $500 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Nora Kolmer, Donna Eskra, Jennifer Siegal-Miller. Contact: Nora Kolmer, (239) 598-9598, jkolmer627@aol.com . www.booksforcollierkids.org

4 Triumph 2019 at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit The Holocaust Museum & The Janet & Harvey Cohen Education Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200, tim@holocaustmuseumswfl.org . www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org

5 The Fashion Show at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the Latchkey League. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $135. Dress code: smart-casual. Chair: Sarann Kraushaar. Contact: Judy Tedder, (239) 254-0843, judytedder@aol.com . www.latchkeyleague.org

5 Humanitarian & Luminary of the Year at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hodges University. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153, amay@hodges.edu .

5 Southwest Florida Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911, katie.southard@heart.org .

6 Farmers Market Event at the Marco Island Farmers Market to benefit For the Love of Cats. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Elaine Ritchie. Contact: Jan Rich, (239) 642-8674, jan@fortheloveofcatsfl.com . www.fortheloveofcatsfl.comContinues March 13, 20 and 27 and April 3, 10 and 17.

6 Kids’ Minds Matter Secret Garden Gala at Shangri-La Springs to benefit Lee Health’s pediatric behavioral health program. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: garden cocktail. Chairs: Jennifer Parisi, Susan Goldy, Scott Spiezle. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, jason.powella@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/secretgarden

7 Annual Winston Churchill Dinner at an exclusive club in Naples to benefit the English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Pamela Voss, Karen Lannan. Contact: Pamela Voss (239) 777-6883, pgrabczynski@aol.com . www.esuus.org/naples

7 Benefit Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Dolores Sire Sullivan. Contact: Linda Hale, (239) 352-0251, linda_lee_hale@yahoo.com . www.sunlighthome.org

7 Magic Under the Mangroves on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $750-50,000. Dress code: eco-chic. Chair: Robin Hamilton. Contact: Chanel McGregor, (239) 403-4200. www.conservancy.org/magic

7 Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Stefanie Edwards, (239) 461-2802, stefanie@communitycooperative.com . www.communitycooperative.com/events

7-9 82nd Annual Shell Festival at The Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 suggested donation, inside only. Dress code: casual. Contact: info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net .

8 A Night in Black and White at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Nickole Hendra, (239) 689-4992, nickole@dfsswflorida.org . www.swflorida.dressforsuccess.org

9 31st Annual Auction at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Claudia D'Alessandro, (239) 793-1986, cdalessandro@seacrest.org .

9 Celebrate the Stars at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 6 p.m. Contact: (239) 254-8242, info@uaccollier.org .

9 A Night of Inspiration at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Temple Shalom. 6 p.m. Contact: Jeanette Fischer, (239) 455-3030, jfischer@naplestemple.org .

9 Star Gala—Dazzling Diamond Soiree at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the STARability Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Lou and Laura Georgelos. Contact: Karen Govern, karen@starability.org . www.starability.org/gala

10 Peace of Mind Fundraiser at Hideaway Beach Club, Marco Island, to benefit the Naples Senior Center at JFCS. 1 p.m. tennis clinic followed by pro tennis exhibition and dinner. Dress code: tennis for clinic and exhibition, dressy-casual for dinner. Chair: Carolee Levison. Contact: Claudia Polzin, (239) 290-9433, capcatcap@gmail.com . www.naplesseniorcenter.org

10 Songs of America at St. Leo's Catholic Church "Parish Life Center" to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Shari Juntunen, (239) 434-8207. www.voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

10 Taste of Love at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit Special Equestrians. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Adele Smith, Freda Jones, Jan Fifer. Contact: Jan Fifer, (239) 851-7070, jtfifer@gmail.com . www.specialequestrians.net

10 A Vintage Affair—A Night of a Thousand Wines at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit the MS Center of SWFL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Shannon Diener, Niki Varveris. Contact: Linda Grimm, (239) 435-1901, kay@mscenterswfl.org . www.msgala.com

10 West Coast Muscle Car Club Car & Truck Show to benefit LACES of LOVE. 9 a.m. Tickets: one pair of new sneakers. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Susy Warren, Vi Steffan. Contact: Susy Warren, (239) 293-1215.

11 11th Season Announcement Party on-site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Giulia Ramsey. Contact: Giulia Ramsey, giulia.ramsey@gmail.com . www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com

11 The Maine Event at a private home to benefit the Latchkey League. 6 p.m. Tickets: $160. Dress code: casual. Chair: Judy Shanley. Contact: Judy Shanley, (239) 272-0038. www.latchkeyleague.org

11 Naples Tables—A Celebration of Style, Food and Fun at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The League Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jane Stone. Contact: (239) 353-3100.

13 Marco Y Mutts & Martinis at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 5 p.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual/costume. Chair: Anthony DeLucia. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, (239) 394-3144, ext. 105, commrelations@marcoy.org . www.marcoy.org

13-31 The Savannah Sipping Society at Marco Town Center Mall to benefit The Marco Players. 8 p.m. Tickets: $31-33. Dress code: casual. Chair: Beverly Dahlstrom. Contact: Beverly Dahlstrom, (239) 642-7270, info@themarcoplayers.com . www.themarcoplayers.com

14 Art of the Handbag at Center Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6 p.m. Tickets: $47. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Sheri Rouleau. Contact: Sheri Rouleau, (239) 495-8989, controller@artsbonita.org . www.artcenterbonita.org/events/handbags

14 Corks, Forks and Ale on-site to benefit the Fort Myers YMCA. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Joey Belanger (239) 275-9622, joeyb@fortmyersymca.org . www.swflymca.org/corks

14-16 Shell Show and Art Sale at the United Church of Marco Dissiler Hall to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $2 donation. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jae Kellogg. www.marcoshellclub.com

15 10th Annual Bash for the Bay at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per general admission, $750 per keystone. Chairs: Karyn Capozzo, Milda Vaivada. Contact: Janet Brooks, (239) 530-5971, friends@rookerybay.org . www.rookerybay.org

15 Guild Spring Luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: country club-casual. Chair: Gretchen Brown. Contact: Marcie Burland, (239) 316-7416, mburland@neighborhoodhealthclinic.org . www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/guild

16 Global Food and Farm Festival at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Dress code: casual. Chair: Danielle Flood. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, dflood@echonet.org . www.echonet.org/food-and-farm-festival

16 Peek at the Unique Tour of Island Homes at Sanibel Community Church to benefit the Zonta Foundation of SWFL. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual, good walking shoes. Chair: Susan Tucker. Contact: Barbara Beran, barbberan@comcast.net . www.zontasancap.com

16-17 Handel Judas Maccabeus at Temple Shalom to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual concert: Chair: Anne Wilson. Contact: Anne Wilson, info@naplesorchestraandchorus.org . www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org

18 Ninth Annual Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. Tickets: $600. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 261-7529, ext. 206, jfernandez@gulfshoreplayhouse.org .

19 17th Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $55. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Betty Busselberg. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 432-2223, info@candlelightersswfl.org . www.candlelightersswfl.org

20 Centers’ Annual Luncheon 2019 at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $70. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Loretta Menuez. Contact: Loretta Menuez, (239) 495-8989, membership@artsbonita.org . www.artcenterbonita.org/luncheon

20-22 Small Stage Symphony Series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center; Shell Point; and the Community House to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 and up Contact: Box office, (239) 418-1500, tickets@swflso.org . www.swflso.org

21 Big Impressions by Little Artists at the Naples Art Association to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Alicia Feldman, (239) 643-3908, aliciaf@collierchildcare.org . www.collierchildcare.org

21 The Moveable Feast on-site to benefit The Naples Art District. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: Paula Brody, (239) 272-7110, paulabrody@me.com .

22 12th Annual Boogie Bash at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: casual and fun. Chairs: Edee and Michael DeLuca. Contact: Jane Billings, (239) 262-1808, jane@friendsoffosterchildren.net . www.friendsoffosterchildren.net

22 Artful Intersection to benefit Friends of the Mound House. Chair: Gayle Pergoli. Contact: Gayle Pergoli, crnagayle@msn.com .

22-23 Naples Flower Show "Making Music" at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. Tickets: No additional cost with Naples Botanical Garden membership or with Naples Garden Club general admission. Chair: Mary Pulick. Contact: Mary Pulick, marypulick@gmail.com . www.naplesgardenclub.org

23 Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Laina Kennedy, Jessica Kraszewski. Contact: Taylor Marini, tmarini@communityschoolnaples.org .

23 Brain Fair 2019 at South Regional Library of Collier County to benefit Miracles Among Us. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Suzan Berg, Marjorie Appleby. Contact: Suzan Berg, (239) 529-5284, suzanberg@miraclesamongus.org . www.miraclesamongus.org

23 Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Barbara Neff, Rachel Keller. Contact: Brenda Anderson, (239) 455-2655, banderson@catholiccharitiescc.org . www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

23 Fourth Annual Fashion Show Luncheon “Fashions in the Gardens” at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Naples, to benefit St. John’s Shoppe, “The Outreach Ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church.” 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Margo Ziolo. Contact: (239) 597-9518, stjohnsthriftshoppe@gmail.com . www.stjohnsshoppe.com

23 Inaugural Night in Monte Carlo at the Hilton Naples to benefit Project HELP. 6 p.m. Dress code: cocktail, semi-formal. Chair: Laura Press. Contact: Eileen Wesley, (239) 649-1404, projecthelp@projecthelpnaples.org .

23 Run 4 The Cause 2019 on-site to benefit Christy’s Cause. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: running. Chairs: Ken Esquillin, Christy Ivie. Contact: Christy Ivie, christy@christyscause.com . www.christyscause.com/run4thecause

26 Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 1 p.m. Tickets: $60 per person, $500 per table of eight. Dress code: high tea. Chairs: Alexandra Bremner, Lee Peacock. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 470-7548, allyson.ross@pacecenter.org . www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee

26 Hats Off to Fighting Blindness at The Players Club & Spa to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Karen Vosmik. Contact: Karen Vosmik, (847) 363-0939. www.fightblindness.org

28 Marjorie Prime Red Carpet Premier at Sugden Community Theater to benefit The Naples Players. 6:45 p.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Alyssa Haney. Contact: James Duggan, (239) 263-7990, jduggan@naplesplayers.org . www.naplesplayers.org

29 Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Champions For Learning. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-formal. Chair: Martha Rozman. Contact: Jason Kurek, (239) 643-4755, jkurek@championsforlearning.org . www.championsforlearning.org/ga

29-30 American Virtuosi on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jim Griffith. Contact: Jim Griffith, (239) 333-1933, jim@sbdc.com . www.sbdac.com

30 Annual Life Saver Event with guest speaker Tucker Carlson at the Hilton Naples to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Domenick Micillo. Contact: Domenick Micillo, dmicillo@community4life.com . www.community4life.com

30 IMAG Gala on-site to benefit the IMAG History & Science Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business. Chair: Britt Gravley. Contact: Amanda Plummer, (239) 243-0043, ext. 203, amanda@theimag.org . www.theimag.org/gala

30, 4/2, 4/4 La Traviata at St. Leo Parish Life Center, Bonita Springs, and the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. 7 p.m. Tickets: $28-88. Dress code: business-casual, semi-formal. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, michelle@gulfshoreopera.org . www.gulfshoreopera.org

31 Mac ’n’ Cheese Challenge at Venue Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, (239) 992-9474, esumpmann@sflawish.org . www.sfla.wish.org

31 Power of Community Celebration at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. 11 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Arlene Sobol. Contact: Julie Hartline, (239) 263-4205, jhartline@jewishnaples.org . www.jewishnaples.org

Also in March:

Celebration of Hope to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Natalie Combs, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, ncombs@stmatthewshouse.org .

Glass Slipper to benefit Champions For Learning. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: Naples-chic. Chairs: Claudine Léger-Wetzel, Kaleigh Grover. Contact: Jennifer Laderer, (239) 643-4755, jladerer@championsforlearning.org . www.championsforlearning.orgMay be held in April; inquire for details.

Golisano Children’s Hospital Pro Tennis Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35-150. Dress code: casual. Chair: Duane Chaney. Contact: Duane Chaney, (239) 292-0322, duanechaney@comcast.net . www.madisensmatch.com

Naples Princess Dress Collection Party on Naples Princess Cruises to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Pat Patterson. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, mollie.martin@pacecenter.org . www.pacecenter.org/locatoins/collier-at-immokalee

Sixth Annual Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium to benefit David Lawrence Center. Dress code: casual. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, donorcare@dlcmhc.com . www.dlcsoundminds.org


April 2019 Events

1 10-Year Anniversary Event at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $2,500 per table. www.lighthouseofcollier.org

2 Cruising for a Cause on the Naples Princess to benefit Miracles in Action. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Ariana Dunbar, (239) 348-0815, info@miraclesinaction.org . www.miraclesinaction.org

3 CHEF Celebrates Club Chefs Gala honoring Ralph Feraco at Kensington Golf & Country Club to benefit the Culinary and Hospitality Education of Southwest Florida (CHEF). Dress code: country club/business-casual. www.chefswfl.org

4 Annual Speaker Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tricia Leite, (239) 417-3465, pr@pasfi.org . www.pasfi.org/annualspeakerluncheon2019.html

4 Chefs Cooking for Kids to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: business-cocktail. Chairs: Lauren McCabe, Tracey Marazzi. Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 288-4224, amclaughlin@bbbssun.org . www.bbbssun.org

5 Extravaganza 2019 at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club to benefit the Canterbury School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Chairs: Elizabeth Cameratta, Deena Schwartz. Contact: Julie Pearson, (239) 481-4323, ext. 213, jpearson@canterburyfortmyers.org .

5 Women of Initiative Honorees Awards Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $225 per individual, $2,250 per host table, $2,750 per patron table. Dress code: business-chic. Chair: Vicki Tracy. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 307-4526, ckreisman@cfcollier.org . www.wfcollier.org

5-7 Small Stage Symphony Series at the Community House; Faith Presbyterian-Cape Coral; and The Moorings-Naples to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; and 4 p.m. Tickets: $29 and up Contact: Box office, (239) 418-1500. www.swflso.org

6 Butterfly Release at Cambier Park to benefit the Avow Foundation. 10 a.m. Contact: Angie Manley, (239) 280-2285, angela.manley@avowcares.org .

6 For the Love of Art on-site to benefit The Naples Art Association. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person, $1,125 per group of 10. Dress code: jazz-related style or business-casual. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, (239) 262-6517, aimee.schlehr@naplesart.org . www.naplesart.org

6 Red Wagon Gala at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Christ Child Society. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Janis Morrisroe. Contact: Janis Morrisroe, (239)-592-9600, janismm@aol.com . www.christchildnaples.org

6 Relay for Life of Greater Lee County at Cypress Lake High School to benefit American Cancer Society—Fort Myers. 9 a.m. Chair: Ashley Robbin. Contact: Terry Inscoe, (239) 936-3528, terry.inscoe@cancer.org .

6 Southwest Florida Friendship Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Best Buddies Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Dress code: comfortable. Contact: Melanie Musick, (239) 275-2510, melaniemusick@bestbuddies.org . www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org

6 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $1,500 per patron couple. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Jason and Kelly Stephens. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911, katie.southard@heart.org .

6 Third Annual Stroke Victor Scramble at Quail Village Golf Club to benefit the Stroke Recovery Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $90 per person, $360 per foursome. Dress code: golf-casual. Chairs: IBERIABANK, Hotwire, Family Foot & Leg. Contact: Bob Mandell, bobm@strokerf.org . www.strokerecoveryfoundation.org

6-7 Mozart Symphony "Jupiter" at Temple Shalom to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual concert. Chair: Anne Wilson. Contact: Anne Wilson, info@naplesorchestraandchorus.org . www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org

7 10th Annual BBQ, Bands & Brew at Centennial Park to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, free for children 12 and under. Dress code: outdoor-casual. Chairs: Christi Pritchett, Mandi Wray. Contact: Christi Pritchett, (239) 938-0056, bbq@bia.net . www.bbqbandsandbrew.com

8 Fourth Annual St. Vincent de Paul Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf. Chair: Diane Van Parys. Contact: Samantha Maturo, (239) 775-1667, svdpgolfnaples@gmail.com . www.svdpnaples.org

8 Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic at Vineyards Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. www.guadalupecenter.org

9 Chair-a-tea Event at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: tea party hats. Chair: Marin Asher. Contact: Karen Watson, (239) 267-4663, karen@ourmothershome.com . www.ourmothershome.com/event/2019-chair-a-tea-party

10 Blooms & Babies Luncheon at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: complimentary. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Megan Chionis, (239) 217-4838, mchionis@prcnaples.org . www.supportprc.org/blooms-babies-2019

10-28 Black Tie at Marco Town Center Mall to benefit The Marco Players. 8 p.m. Tickets: $31-33. Dress code: casual. Chair: Beverly Dahlstrom. Contact: Beverly Dahlstrom, (239) 642-7270, info@themarcoplayers.com . www.themarcoplayers.com

11 Strut & Putt at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: golf. Contact: Elizabeth Zuluaga, (239) 658-3113, ezuluaga@healthcareswfl.org . www.healthcareswfl.org/how-to-help

11 Second Annual Donor Social on-site in the Discovery Center to benefit Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: free, by invitation only. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tabitha Stadler, tstadler@audubon.org .

12 White Party presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: all white. www.gulfshorelife.com/about-us/advertise/signature-events

13 2019 Gala at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. 5 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Renee Pesci, Deb Jonsson. Contact: Renee Pesci, rpesci@floridarep.org . www.floridarep.org

13 Magnolia Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the NCH Center for Philanthropy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $3,000, sponsorships available. Dress code: black-tie, white jackets preferred. Chairs: Alica and Angelo Arena. Contact: Monica Biondo, (239) 624-2019, monica.biondo@nchmd.org . www.nchmd.org/magnoliaball

13 Octifest on the Beach at Sanibel Causeway Island A to benefit Sanibel Sea School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Chrissy Basturk, (239) 472-8585, chrissy@sanibelseaschool.org . www.octifest.org

13 Pinwheels at the Pier at the Naples Pier to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: beach wear. Contact: Bryan Lee, (239) 272-2706, blee@caccollier.org . www.caccollier.org

16 Tulip Tuesday on-site to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. All day. Tickets: $20. Chair: Laura Domonte. Contact: Laura Domonte, (239) 417-3465, volunteer@pasfi.org . www.pasfi.org

16 Tutor Corps Celebration Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. www.guadalupecenter.org

18 JA 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. Dress code: business. Contact: Stephanie Hoffman, (239) 225-2590, shoffman@jaswfl.org . www.jaswfl.org

18 “Meet the Artists” Reception for Carmen at Patina Collection to benefit Opera Naples. 5 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Amy Wilkins-Lyon, (239) 300-0092, info@patinacollection.com .

18 Wines Around the World at Shula's Steak House to benefit Ricky King Children’s Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Heather Tice. Contact: Jennifer Weidenbruch, (239) 449-0209. www.rickykingfund.org

20 Hop to the Top 5K at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the Wellfit Girls Program SWFL. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: running clothes, Easter-themed outfits encouraged. Contact: Colby Hazewinkel, (239) 529-0366, colby@wellfitgirls.org . www.runsignup.com

24-5/8 The StayinMay Festival at venues across Southwest Florida to benefit The StayinMayFestival. www.stayinmay.com

26-27 Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition & Music Festival at Centennial Park to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 5 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Devon Parker. Contact: Devon Parker, (239) 333-1933, devon@sbdac.com . www.sbdac.com

27 March for Babies at Centennial Park to benefit March of Dimes. 9 a.m. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, thowe@marchofdimes.org . www.marchforbabies.org/event/southwestfl

27 A Swing of Grace at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: golf. Chairs: Jim Bosscher, Erik Lutgert. Contact: Robert Mirakian, (239) 234-2466, robert@graceplacenaples.org . www.graceplacenaples.org/a-swing-of-grace

28 29th Annual Taste of Marco at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 11 a.m. Tickets: $8 per person, $15 per duo. Dress code: casual. Chair: Anthony DeLucia. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, (239) 394-3144, ext. 105, commrelations@marcoy.org . www.marcoy.org

28 YogaCAN at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. www.cancerallianceofnaples.org

Also in April:

Bling & Bags Bingo to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Lisa Rizzio, (239) 939-2808, lrizzio@cac-swfl.org .

Blues by the Bay at St. Charles Yacht Club to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, karen@heightsfoundation.org . www.heightsfoundation.org

Charity Golf Event at Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club to benefit the ExEL Foundation (Excellence in Early Learning). Dress code: golf. Chair: Brian Ingvalson. Contact: (612) 910-1024, exel-naples@comcast.net . www.exelnaples.org/golf

Friends of Hope Ladies Luncheon to benefit Hope Hospice. 10 a.m. Tickets: $100 and up. Dress code: ladies’ lunch/tea. Chairs: Etta Smith, Barbara Caccese. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 489-9164, heather.chester@hopehcs.org .

Leadership Collier Foundation Graduation to benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business. Chair: Stephanie Spell. Contact: Amanda Beights, (239) 403-2903, amanda@napleschamber.org . www.napleschamber.org/events

Relay for Life of Bonita Springs and Estero at Bonita Springs High School to benefit American Cancer Society—Fort Myers. 10 a.m. Chair: Chris Jeffray. Contact: Terry Inscoe, (239) 936-3528, terry.inscoe@cancer.org .

SanCap Cares Island Celebration at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Dress code: island-chic. Chair: Valerie Tutor. Contact: Jeff Muddell, (239) 214-0639, jeff.muddell@leehealth.org . www.sancapcares.org

May 2019 Events

FutureMakers Lee Senior Decision Day—Lee County Public Schools at various Lee County high schools to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Dress code: college shirts/attire. Contact: Kelly Thawley, (239) 337-0433, kelly@leeschoolfoundation.org .

2 Pars for Pets at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. 8 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Sondra Rice, Mendy Gordon. Contact: Sondra Rice, (239) 961-1015. vsarescue@aol.com .

3 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433,​ beverly@leeschoolfoundation.org .

3-5 Gene Doyle Backcountry Catch and Release Fishing Tournament at multiple sites to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. Tickets: $125 per child, $250 per adult. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Normand Giguere and Claudine Auclair. Contact: Normand Giguere, (239) 249-0453, normgiguere@gmail.com . www.genedoyle.org .

4 Derby Dash to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. 5 p.m. Tickets: $75-100. Dress code: garden cocktail. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, emily.sumpmann@gmail.com . www.naplesjuniors.com

4 Kentucky Derby Party on-site to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 4 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: Derby-chic, hats. Chair: Annette Pakula. Contact: Missy Lamont, (239) 596-2988, info@ntrc.org . www.naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org/derby

4 Lipman Golf Classic at Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $225 per golfer. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jaime Weisinger. Contact: Kathleen Roehm, (863) 781-2874, kathleen.roehm@rcma.org . www.rcma.net/how-you-can-help/golf-tournament

5 Liberty Mutual Invitational at Quail West Golf and Country Club to benefit Swinging With Purpose™. 1 p.m. shotgun start. Tickets: $350. Dress code: golf. Chairs: Dr. Thomas and Amy Hale. Contact: Diana Riley, (301) 706-7131, diana@swingingwithpurpose.org . www.swingingwithpurpose.org

9 Human Trafficking Symposium at the Cohen Center at FGCU to benefit Christy’s Cause. 8 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Dr. Amanda Evans, Christy Ivie. Contact: Christy Ivie, christy@christyscause.com .

11 24th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $155. Dress code: casual. Chair: Michael Constantine. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 342-2223, info@candlelightersswfl.org . www.candlelightersswfl.org

11 NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at the Collier Harvest Warehouse to benefit Collier Harvest. 1 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Connie Preu. Contact: Annette Kirk, (239) 405-0921, annette@collierharvest.org . www.collierharvest.org

18 Spring Performance of Coppélia to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. Contact: gulfshoreballet@gmail.com . www.gsballet.org

23 Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Gulfshore Business magazine at the Hilton Naples. Dress code: business, business-casual. www.gulfshorebusiness.com

23 Winged Foot Scholarship Awards Banquet to benefit The Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: jacket and tie. Chair: Bud Hornbeck. Contact: Brooke Hornbeck, (239) 280-3270,​ brooke_hornbeck@ajg.com . www.wingedfootaward.com

Also in May:

Best of the Gulfshore presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: business, business-casual. www.gulfshorelife.com/about-us/advertise/signature-events

Golf-a-Thon to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: golf. Contact: Natalie Combs, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, ncombs@stmatthewshouse.org .

Partners in Education—State of Our Schools Breakfast at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools 7 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433,​ beverly@leeschoolfoundation.org .
 

June 2019 Events
 

StandUp Paddle Poker Run at Capri Fish House, Isle of Capri, to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 7 a.m. Dress code: beachwear. Chairs: Stephanie Dangler, Becky Newell. Contact: Stephanie Dangler, (239) 775-1991, info@specialolympicscollier.org . www.specialolympicscollier.org

11-29 2019 Fair Food Sustainer Drive online to benefit The Coalition of Immokalee Workers. 9 a.m. Chair: Julia Perkins. Contact: Ileana Roque Gonzalez, (239) 657-8311, ileana@ciw-online.org . www.ciw.givingfuel.com/sustainerdrive

Also in June:

Clive Daniel Home Dress Collection Party at Clive Daniel Home to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 suggested donation. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jackie Nelson. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, molliemartin@pacecenter.org . pacecenter.org/locations/collier-at-immokalee

Eighth Annual Young Executives Sunset Cruise on the Naples Princess to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $45. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Budd, (239) 304-3505, donorcare@dlcmhc.com . dlcyoungexecutives.com

Rock and Role Models at Millennium Brewery to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nola Theiss, (239) 415-2635, nola@humantraffickingawareness.org .

Top Doctors presented by Health Source magazine. Dress code: business, business-casual. gulfshorelife.com/about-us/advertise/signature-events
 

July 2019 Events

Fifth Annual Grouper Slam at Port Sanibel Marina to benefit LARC. 6 a.m. Chair: Alex Newman. Contact: Angela Katz, (239) 334-6285, ext. 229, angelakatz@larcleecounty.org . www.fishgrouperslam.com
 

August 2019 Events

28 Love That Dress! 11 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers-Estero to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 5 p.m. VIP, 6 p.m. general admission. Tickets: $30 per general admission, $150 per VIP, $2,500 per VIP suite for 10. Dress code: best dress. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 470-7548, allyson.ross@pacecenter.org . www.lovethatdress.org

Also in August:

Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night at Rumrunners, Cape Coral, to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Todd Johnson, Ralph Centalonza. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 214-0639, katy.martinez@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/rumrunners

Youth Masterpiece Theater at Dunbar High School to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Contact: Keesha Allen, (239) 334-2797, ext. 105, kallen@qlcswfl.org . www.qualitylifecenter.org

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