OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS
The public is welcome to attend these Naples Woman’s Club events during the year. Click on any of the events below to learn more and register as a guest.
Don't Miss our new culinary adventure events!
The Pandemic has created the need to create a different kind of Kitchen Tour--where the Chefs invite you into their kitchens for a change!
DINING FOR Philanthropy
March 3, 2021 (Wednesday)
6 pm, Various Locations
The 13th Annual Dining for Philanthropy will provide an opportunity to meet new friends in a unique dining experience. 12+ themed dinners are created by generous hosts who share their culinary skills to support the NWC mission to serve our community. Funds will be used to support grants to critical social service agencies and the NWC Scholarship program.
Thank you to the 2021 sponsors:
The Barr Family Foundation
Charlie & Cathy Shriver
Airport Pilot Shop
Kathy & Mike Peppe
Valerie & Ronald White
For years, the Naples Woman’s Club has held a Flea Market at the Clubhouse and parking lot. NWC members along with community members have donated countless objects of clothing, housewares, electronics, toys, and much more. All items are sold to support the charitable activities of the club. Items that remain are donated to the Shelter for Abused Women and Children’s Options Thrift Store. Attendance is free.
Non-profit organizations are offered the opportunity to have tables in the parking lot for a small fee. For inquiries, contact Nancy Herbert, Chair at email@example.com
Due to the restrictions of the Pandemic, the Education and Libraries Committee held its first virtual scholarship reception via Zoom on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Committee Members and donors participated by introducing each scholarship recipient. The recipients then shared their high school, future education plans, and potential career plans. We were all extremely happy we could honor our scholarship recipients during this most challenging of times. This year, we will hold another virtual scholarship reception unless circumstances change, and we are able to safely hold our normal in-person scholarship reception, which includes families and guests as well as Committee members, donors and scholarship recipients.
The Holiday Artisan Marketplace
The Naples Woman’s Club will present the seventh annual Artisan Marketplace featuring talented artisans and their wares for sale. Included will be pottery, paintings, textiles, jewelry, clothing and accessories, and more! Enjoy shopping for donated items. One man’s treasurer is another man’s heart. The event will be held at the Clubhouse at 570 Park Street. Admission is free. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Naples Woman’s Club Arts College Scholarship Fund. Admission is free and open to the public.
Empowering Women Luncheon
January 22, 2021 11:00-1:30
Windstar on Naples Bay Country Club
Over 10 years ago the Empowering Women's Committee started with a gift of $500 in memory of Dora Valentine, a long time member and supporter of mature women who needed financial assistance in furthering their education. The initiative has grown and now the Club has funded several scholarships for mature women through donations and by hosting a very special luncheon at Windstar Country Club. Speakers include the scholarships recipients. Members of the public are invited to join us, and the net proceeds will benefit the mature women scholarship program.
Jan 27, Feb 23, Mar 29, 2021
A new series of events called A Culinary Adventure That Gives Back will replace the Kitchen Tour in 2021 due to the Pandemic. Join us for one or all of three exciting small table luncheons presented by 16 of Naples best restaurants and chefs. Each luncheon, with no more than 16 guests, will feature a three-course meal, wine and special interaction and presentations by the chef, creating a memorable experience for the guests. Guests will find out where they are going with a personal invitation from the chef for an adventure that promises to fun!
This program was developed as a way of giving back to both the many restaurants who make Naples very special and with grants to four agencies that are addressing food insecurity that many Collier County residents are experiencing: Meals of Hope, Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, and the Jean Sullivan Resource Center (supplemental food for kids on the weekends).
Tickets go on sale November 1 online on our website. Opportunities for sponsorship for this event are still available; contact Lisa Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Shop and Share
Shopping is fun for all. Invite your friends for these special shopping opportunities to support Naples Woman’s Club fundraising efforts. As we raise funds with a % of sales to the NWC, we support our local businesses. Victoria Ricciuti, Chair.
February 26, (Friday) 11-5 pm, Lilly Pulitzer Shopping Day at Waterside Shops
March 5 & 6th, (Fri. & Sat.) 11-5 pm, 120% Lino at Waterside Shops, Shop and Share Days featuring linen fashions for men and women
Dining For Philanthropy SPONSORS
We are so grateful for the generous dinner hosts, and these individual and corporate sponsors.