Celebrating Women Who Make a Difference

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County honors local women leaders who inspire and lead the way in philanthropy and civic engagement. These extraordinary women have transformed our community with their innovation, energy, and generous dedication of time and talent.

2023 Women Rock Philanthropy

The 2023 Women Rock Philanthropy Luncheon honored the 2023 Women of Initiative at a sold-out luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

The funds raised from this event will be directed towards supporting the needs of local at-risk women and girls in our community.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the remarkable women who are making a significant impact in Collier County.

Watch for 2024 Women of Initiative nomination forms in February 2024!

A Look Back: 2023 Women of Initiative

In November 2023, we celebrated the Women of Initiative honorees at the Women Rock Philanthropy event, a grand celebration that combined the Women of Initiative and Power of the Purse into one epic event, recognizing women as philanthropic rock stars. The event’s net proceeds support at-risk women and girls in our community through grants from the Women’s Foundation of Collier County. #womenrockphilanthropy

2023 Women of Initiative Honorees:

Left to right: Grace Evanstad, Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, Ashley Gerry, Mari Hornbeck Tracy, Patty Hornbeck, Brooke Hornbeck, Carrie Cooney, Jacqueline B. Morelisse

Photo by Nick Shirghio Photography
Women of Initiative Honorees were recognized at the Women Rock Philanthropy Luncheon.

Click above to watch the 2023 Honorees discuss an influential woman in their life who inspired them to give back to the community. Let’s learn more about each of these very special honorees.

2023 Women of Initiative Honorees

We honored Carrie Cooney, Grace Evenstad, Ashley Gerry, Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, Jacqueline B. Morelisse, and the mother/daughter trio of Mari Hornbeck Tracy, Patty Hornbeck, Brooke Hornbeck for their exceptional contributions to the community.

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