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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.

April 2019
















Women of Initiative Awards 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.

Congratulations to the 2019 Women of Initiative!

Mary Ann Bindley
Lynn Yaeger Davidson
Kathleen Flynn Fox
Myra Friedman
Sonya Sawyer
Chief Stephanie Spell
Barbara Teaford
Susan Warren
Pat Wheeler
Linda Yost


Ginger Zee- ABC News Chief Meteorologist and best-selling author of Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I Am One

Thank you for attending the Power of the Purse!

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. In addition, the 2019 Women of Initiative were introduced.

  • Guest Speaker: Ginger Zee
    Ginger is the ABC News Chief Meteorologist and bestselling author of Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I am One. We hope you will join us to hear Ginger share her story and how it relates to the growing need for mental health care services in our community, and our nation.

Click here to watch the Power of the Purse Grant Videos

Net proceeds from the event support the Women’s Foundation of Collier County grantmaking.

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