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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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, .

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. .

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,​ .

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, . .

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

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, .

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, .

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, .

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, .

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, .

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, .

18 Spring Performance of Coppélia to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. Contact: .

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

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,​ .

Also in May:

Best of the Gulfshore presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: business, business-casual.

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, .

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,​ .

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, .

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, .

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, .

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, .

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, .

Top Doctors presented by Health Source magazine. Dress code: business, business-casual.

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, .

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, .

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, .

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, .

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