Women of Initiative Nomination

2017 Women of Initiative Honorees
Standing: Kathy Feinstein, Penny Allyn, Kimberly Leach Johnson, Susan Reed Benson,
Mary Beth Crawford, Kathryn Woods
Seated: Dusti Beaubien, Susie McCurry, Kathleen Peck, Diana Riley

Photo Credit: Heather Donlan for eBella Magazine  

2018 Women of Initiative Nominations Are Open!

Each year, the Women’s Foundation of Collier County (formerly Women’s Initiative Network)honors ten women who, through their leadership and dedication to philanthropic initiatives, are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference in Collier County.

Please complete this form to assist the Nominating Committee in offering equal consideration to every candidate and by October 20, 2017. Feel free to include all pertinent information that could help us in our decision to consider your candidate. Use additional paper, if necessary, and attach the candidate’s resume, if available.

The 2018 Women of Initiative will be introduced at the Power of the Purse Event on December 1, 2017 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.

Click here to download and print the nomination form. Printed nomination forms must be sent to the address below no later than 5:00 pm on October 20, 2017.

Carri Kreisman
Community Foundation of Collier County
1110 Pine Ridge Road Suite 200
Naples, FL 34108

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an active volunteer in Collier County.  The emphasis is on volunteerism, leadership and philanthropic efforts that have benefited Collier County.
  • Has held various leadership roles with nonprofit organization(s) in Collier County. The candidate does not have to have served multiple organizations.
  • Made meaningful contributions through volunteerism and participation outside of their current and/or past employment.
  • In the case of candidates who work in professional careers, consideration will be given to whether the nominee’s volunteer hours are outside of their professional duties or is career-related.
  • A nominee can reside outside of Collier County, but the greatest emphasis of her leadership and work has to benefit Collier County.
  • The number of nominations a candidate receives will not weigh in favor of the candidate; the quality of the nomination and the candidates’ contributions will take precedence.

Please note: Board Members and Staff of the Community Foundation of Collier County, as well as the WFCC Steering Committee Members are not eligible.  Volunteer service to a political campaign or candidate, and paid Executive Directors of nonprofit agencies will not be considered.

All fields must be completed in order for the candidate to be considered.

Please contact Carri Kreisman at the Community Foundation of Collier County at 239-307-4526 or at ckreisman@cfcollier.org with questions.


Women of Initiative Nomination Form

  • Candidate's Details

  • Nominator's Details

  • List all organizations in which the candidate had or has a major leadership role. Describe the candidate’s leadership skills, responsibilities and accomplishments and how they benefited the organization’s volunteers, clients, and/or programs.
  • List the organizations in which thecandidate now serves or has served and outline the benefits to that organization.
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