Who We Help
Our Mission is to Enhance the Lives of Others through Philanthropic Activities and Volunteer Service.
Since the Naples Woman’s Club was founded in 1932, the organization has raised over $3,000,000 to support local charities and scholarship funds. Each year we conduct fundraisers and also receive generous donations from our members and sponsors in order to continue to be supportive of those in need in Collier County and beyond.
Most decisions for the donations and scholarships occur in the spring of each year after careful consideration and research. We have a Philanthropy Committee that reviews grant requests and an Education Committee that works tirelessly to identify students who can use scholarship assistance for college or vocational education with the support of the Community Foundation of Collier County. We support high school seniors as well as mature women who need to improve their level of education or technical abilities.
Help Us Make a Difference
The Naples Woman’s, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, welcomes donations and support from all members of the community. There are numerous ways to assist the organization. Click below to learn how to help.
We also perform direct service to charities and organizations in need through our Community Outreach Committee throughout the year. Each member of the organization has made a commitment to participate in this mission by serving on committees, volunteering for service, and providing financial support. Our International Committee helps support global charities as well.
We thank all of our members and the community at large for helping us achieve our mission each year.
Over the past 85 years, the Naples Woman’s Club has helped support non-profit organizations that address the issues facing our community and its residents in need. Each year, our Philanthropy Committee researches organizations, soliciting grant applications in areas that the Club has selected for support. Grants are normally presented in April/May of each year and generally range from $2000 to $10,000.
Organizations must be non-profit (501c3) and listed in Guidestar. Interested groups should contact our office regarding consideration for support. Click here to see a list of some of the organizations we have supported in the past.
The Naples Woman’s Club awards numerous scholarships each year for college and technical education. In addition, we offer awards for community service, and the arts with varying qualification criteria. We have scholarships for graduating high school students as well as for mature women who are furthering their education. We
For information on the scholarships that we award and the criteria, students should access the Collier County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Connector at www.swflscholarships.org. Applications will be submitted online through the Community Foundation, and candidates will be reviewed, interviewed, and selected by members of the Naples Woman’s Club.
Community Volunteer Service
Members of the Naples Woman’s Club are active volunteers in the community. Our Community Outreach Committee coordinates most of the activity by our volunteers, and we have supported efforts at numerous non-profit organizations in the area. Members are also involved in collecting needed supplies for service organizations and their clients.
Examples of organizations where volunteer service has been provided by members are:
- American Cancer Society (walks)
- Baby Basics
- Keep Collier Beautiful Great American Cleanup
- Local Nursing Homes
- March of Dimes
- Naples Hospital (Christmas Caroling)
- Neighborhood Health Clinic
- Ronald McDonald House
- Shelter for Abused Woman and Children
Kathy is a proud alumna of The Ohio State University College of Nursing where she received a B.S. in Nursing and M.S.in Nursing. She is a Past President of the OSU College of Nursing Alumni Society and received their Distinguished Alumni Award twice. She also served...