Nominees Announced for New Awards Celebrating Southwest Florida’s Best Charity Events
The Community Foundation, founded in Cape Coral, honors the best charitable events in Southwest Florida. If you’ve never attended a Charity Event Awards – an annual celebration to recognize the best fundraising events and the most outstanding charities that plan and promote fundraising events to fulfill their mission – you must attend the Charity Event Awards created by The Community Foundation. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible innovation and excellence in fundraising.
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Heartwarming stories of giving back are inspiring. The event, attended by the region’s leading philanthropists, humanitarians, business sponsors and nonprofit leaders, is an opportunity to witness generosity and acts of community service. There are so many generous donors sharing testimonies of why they give to support seniors, arts, animals, veterans, education and families in need. Southwest Florida is a generous regional community.
More than 200 nonprofit event fundraising professionals, marketing and public relations executives, event sponsors and private donors are expected at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, IHG Hotel on April 5 6-9 p.m. Teri Hansen, Founder of Priority Marketing, is the guest speaker.
The event is an evening of networking, celebration and honoring philanthropic heroes. A significant part of the Charity Event Awards celebrates the continued innovation and resilience of our nonprofit community and its ability to create well-planned events with excellence.
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The event is an opportunity to hear the stories of charities, event fundraising professionals and board members who are truly changing the future of event fundraising. The event will honor fundraisers and charity event pioneers who have turned the challenges of the pandemic into opportunities for their causes, finding new ways to engage donors, sponsors, ticket buyers and to increase the impact.
Here are the categories and nominees for this year’s Charity Event Awards:
Best Special Charity Event
Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charitable Foundation
Cape Coral Animal Sanctuary
Cape Coral Wildlife Friends
The Dubin Center
Sarasota County Early Learning Coalition
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Edison’s Festival of Light
EHL Fragile X Foundation, Inc.
Lovers Friends Key
Grand Pine Island Elk Charitable Trust
Lee Fort Myers County Police Sports League
Our mother’s house
Saint Andrew’s Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Thrive Southwest Florida
Best Charity Event Venue and Catering
The Burroughs House
The Forest Country Club
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa
The Plantation Golf & Country Club
Quail Creek Country Club
The Ritz Carlton Naples
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
Best Virtual/Hybrid Event
Foundation C Three
The Naples Cancer Alliance
Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation
Naples Foundation for Children and Education
Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center
Best Overall Charity Event
animal shelter center
Cape Coral Animal Sanctuary
Cape Coral Care Center
Cape Coral Garden Club
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
The Immokalee Foundation
Children’s minds matter
Works from the Ronald McDonald Houses of Southwest Florida
YMCA of Southwest Florida – Englewood
Up & Coming/Grassroots
Southwest Florida Angel Wings, Inc.
Don Yoga Naples
Gulf Coast Humane Society
Naples Women’s Club
Orphan Support International, Inc.
Ride for Tiny Town
Alliance Financial Group
Bailey’s General Store
Bank of America
Best home services
Calusa Athletes Foundation
Cap Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
SWFL’s Cushman and Wakefield Commercial Property
Estero Bay Chevrolet
The Horizon Foundation/Horizon Council
Jaguar Fort Myers
Spada Salon and Day Spa
Fort Myers Subaru
Best Events Team
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity
Lee Health Foundation
Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic
The Charity Event Awards are a very special evening that celebrates what is at the heart of The Community Foundation: generosity. It’s an evening of acknowledging wellness and connecting exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations to inspire greater generosity.
To learn more about the Charity Event Awards, visit charityeventawards.org
The Community Foundation, founded in Cape Coral, the largest city in Southwest Florida, is the voice and choice of the region’s 5,214 nonprofit organizations with a combined membership of 37,610 employees who generate 4, $15 billion in annual revenue. The Community Foundation is also the creator of Generous People, a weekly television production that combines entertainment and philanthropy. The groundbreaking television series will air in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades and Hendry counties in Florida to more than 610,000 homes. Each episode features real-world nonprofit leaders and experts working in the trenches of the charitable sector.
Michael Chatman is President and CEO of The Community Foundation, the global center for giving, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The foundation is located at 1405 SE 47th Terrace, Unit 2, Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-542-5594 or visit www.capecoralcf.org