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 2019

Celebration of Philanthropy – November 1, 2019, at Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples

Join our celebration!

Four awards will be presented at the 2019 Celebration of Philanthropy:

Harvey Kapnick Award Honoree – Lighthouse of Collier, Inc.  

Recognizing a nonprofit that has distinguished itself by exemplifying program excellence.

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award Honoree – èBella Magazine

Acknowledging an organization that consistently helps support our community by making intelligent use of its own strengths and social capital.

 Excellence in Civic Leadership Award Honoree – Greater Naples Leadership
(sponsored by Naples Daily News)

Recognizing a civic organization whose members’ volunteer service to a program or project in our community has had demonstrable impact.

Robert C. Cosgrove Award Honoree – Christine and Terry Flynn

Acknowledging individuals who represent devotion to human values, families and the well-being of our community.

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Power of the Purse 2020 Centennial Event- December 1, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Join us to kick off the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the ratification of the 19th amendment, and the women’s suffrage movement.

Come early to participate in the luxury handbag drawing sponsored by Waterside Shops, sip champagne, and socialize.  Program starts at noon and will include a “Suffrage Roll Call” led by Jackie Pierce featuring participants from local women’s organizations.  Attendees are encouraged to wear suffrage white.

Premier Sponsor: BMO Wealth Management

Media Sponsor: Gulfshore Life

Luxury Handbag sponsor: Waterside Shops

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Click here to watch the 2018 Power of the Purse Grant Videos

Spring 2020

Give Where You Live Collier – February  2020

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 fifth anniversary of Give Where You Live Collier generated 2,221 donations, including 1394 made online, and raised a total of $5,464,847—representing a 39% increase over last year’s total of $3,917,731. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live Collier, gave 40 Collier County non-profits a much-needed boost with donations, a $500,000 matching fund and $50,000 in prizes.