The Planned Giving Council of Lee County Inc. will present “Ethical Fundraising with Older Adults,” at its meeting held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Blue Coyote Business & Social Club in Fort Myers. This presentation will explore the legal and ethical considerations of executing planned...
Naples Originals, a group of more than 35 local independent restaurants, has donated $6,000 to Southwest Florida nonprofits that have a culinary-related mission. The gifts include: $3,000 to fund the 2018-19 Naples Originals scholarships at Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) School of Resort and Hospitality $2,000 to St. Matthew's House...
Registration is open for the ninth annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar, held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 17 at the Naples Daily News Community Room in Naples. This year’s theme is “The Nine Lives of a Non-Profit.”   The free seminar is being presented by the event’s founder Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates. There will be...
Ferguson Enterprises has donated more than $11,255 to Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Funds were raised through its 10th annual golf tournament held at Tiburon Golf Club on June 15. They will support Lee BIA Builders Care.  Builders Care provides emergency repairs...
New backpacks and school supplies will be given to Immokalee children in need Hundreds of students will receive the essential supplies they need ahead of the new school year thanks to the Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event. The 7th annual event is expected to draw over...
The key to a great fundraising event is having a plan and timeline. One that will guarantee a solid return on investment. Fundraising events take a lot of time and energy. They are the backbone for many nonprofits to raise funds to support their charitable mission. The best fundraising event plan...
Wendy Fullerton-Powell, News Director, has been with the News-Press Media Group for more than 25 years. She started as a reporter in Bonita Springs when there was only one stoplight along U.S. 41 in that area. She's also served as business editor, deputy metro editor and assistant managing editor for...
Florida Skin Center’s Shirisha Vallarapu, a board-certified physician assistant, has been accepted into a medical volunteer program called Passion to Heal. In April, Vallarapu will spend 10 days in India’s states of Rajasthan and Udaipur, as well as the Araveli Range. She will dermatologically evaluate children and villagers in makeshift...
Florida Skin Center will donate $15,000 this year to several charitable causes, including $7,000 to four local organizations. Crowning Daughters for Success, Children’s Advocacy Center, Community in Harmony Initiative (Gulfshore Opera), and Dress for Success will all be recipients. This is all part of the launch of its “Dermatology...