Join us for our events

We host events throughout the year to recognize outstanding philanthropic contributions to our community; to educate donors, professional advisors and nonprofit leadership; and, to raise funds for grantmaking.

Fall 2020

Celebration of Philanthropy

Due to the risk of infection from COVID-19, this year’s scheduled Celebration of Philanthropy event has been canceled.

Spring 2021

Women of Initiative Rock Philanthropy


The Women’s Foundation of Collier County annually celebrates exemplary women, who, through their leadership and dedication to philanthropic initiatives are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference in Collier County.

Click here to nominate a candidate as a 2021 Women of Initiative


 Honorees will be celebrated at the Women of Initiative Rock Philanthropy on March 26, 2021 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The event combines two favorites (WOI and Power of the Purse) into one new epic celebration that recognizes women as philanthropic rock stars.

Click here to see a list of past Women of Initiative

 Give Where You Live Collier

 Give Where You Live Collier is a 24-hour, online giving event. The goal is simple – inspire Collier County residents, both seasonal and year-round, to come together to show their pride in the community and contribute to support the life-changing work of 40 local basic needs and education nonprofits.

The sixth anniversary of Give Where You Live Collier generated 2,539 donations, including 1663 made online, and raised a total of $5,683,085—$218,238 more than last year’s total of $5,464,847. The event has brought in over $25 million since its inception.

Hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live Collier, gave 40 Collier County nonprofits a much-needed boost with donations, a $500,000 matching fund and $50,000 in prizes.