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 2018

Celebration of Philanthropy – November 2, 2018, at Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy sponsored by The Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County where our Hurricane Irma heroes were recognized for their dedication to the community and their philanthropic service at the annual Celebration of Philanthropy event on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Grey Oaks Country Club.

Four awards were presented at the 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy:

  • Outstanding Corporation – Rooms To Go
  • Harvey Kapnick Award – Nonprofits that worked with CFCC during Hurricane Irma- Baby Basics, Catholic Charities, Collier Senior Resources, Grace Place For Children & Families, Greater Marco Family YMCA, Guadalupe Center, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Naples Senior Center at JFCS, Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Meals of Hope, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, ReachOut Everglades, Rural Neighborhoods, Salvation Army Naples, Senior Friendship Health Center, United Methodist Committee on Relief
  • Excellence in Civic Leadership Award – Collier County Public Schools (sponsored by Naples Daily News)
  • Collaboration Award –FineMark National Bank & Trust and First Florida Integrity Bank

Click below to watch Unity in the Wake of Irma, a video produced in conjunction with WGCU which highlights some of the amazing hurricane recovery work that was done in our community thanks to help from the Collier Comes Together Fund.


Power of the Purse- December 5, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples-Thank you for attending!

Bringing together civic-minded leaders whose charitable activities help improve the well-being of at-risk women and girls in our community.  Drawings for fabulous designer handbags.

  • Guest Speaker: Ginger Zee
    Ginger is the ABC News Chief Meteorologist and bestselling author of Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I am One. Thank you for joining us on December 5 to hear her speak about women and girls’ issues—locally, nationally and worldwide.

Click here to watch the Power of the Purse Grant Videos

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Spring 2019

Give Where You Live Collier – February 20-21, 2019

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 38 local basic needs and education nonprofits. Thanks to you, the 2018 Give Where You Live Collier generated 2303 donations and a total of $3,917,731!

2019 Women of Initiative Honoree Luncheon – April 5, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Celebrating women who, through their leadership styles, are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement. Check back to get more information on the 2019 Women of Initiative event. The Women of Initiative event will continue through 2019 and then will return every other year so that we can bring you something fresh and new.

Click here to register