The David Lawrence Center and Foundation’s 2014 signature fundraiser, “Under the Eiffel Tower; A Journey to 1920’s Paris,” will transport guests to the world’s metropolitan center for spectacular cultural and artistic glamour during the post World War I era when peace fell softly on the ‘City of Lights’. A time when soulful jazz played through the evening streets and gas lit, romantic promenades were filled with people dancing, dining and indulging in the economic prosperity and social and artistic dynamism of the roaring 20’s.
The evening’s suggested attire should be inspired by the decadent fashions of this iconic decade's distinctive cultural edge. Think visually stunning flapper fashions with diamonds, pearls and crystal embellished dresses, headbands and feather boas for the ladies and the dapper “Great Gatsby-esq” three piece suits, bowties and, of course,… a hat for the gents.
There will be endless opportunities to bid on French-inspired luxurious silent and live auction lots while you dine on the finest French cuisine. To help set the mood, this soirée of elegance and vintage Paris proudly presents NY Jazz singer Lainie Cooke and her trio: master drummer Ralph Peterson, Peter Zak on piano and Don Mopsick on bass for dinner entertainment with live band dance music provided by PowerHouse so you can dance the night away under the Eiffel tower.
Previous years’ events have been named the Best Themed Event by Gulfshore Life magazine and one of the Spring Season’s most memorable fundraising parties by Naples Illustrated magazine.
All proceeds will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Center’s innovative, comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience behavioral, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges.
Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples – new location
Jacques and Lysielle Cariot
Tickets to the event are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron, and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of ten and can be purchased online at the gala website.
For sponsorship information or to reserve a ticket, contact Monica Biondo at (239) 304-3505 or visit the gala website.
Bev and Art Cherry
Stanley and Elizab eth Star
Robin and Pat Stranahan
Caryn and Fred Buechel
Brown & Brown Benefits /Florida Blue
Gulf Coast Construction
Sheila and Doug Johnson / Marsha Murphy and Bob Morantz
The Stephens Group, UBS Private Wealth Management
Jenny and Kermit Sutton
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Woods, Weidenmiller & Michetti, P.L.
The Naples Woman’s Club will host its 2nd Annual Kitchen Tour and has generously selected David Lawrence Center as one of their benefitting charities for what will certainly be a sellout, must attend event this season. Building on the overwhelming success and excitement of last year’s inaugural sold out event, this season’s event will once again showcase select, exquisite kitchens located in prestigious Port Royal area homes where prominent Naples restaurant chefs will offer their finest gourmet samplings to the attendees. Each home will also provide live musical entertainment, unique floral designs, gift boutiques and prize drawings.
Tickets include an open-house at the Naples Woman’s Club the day of the event and the choice of one of two tour time slots, from where guests will be provided transportation to the homes. Entertainment, edible goodies, a drawing for a wonderful surprise prize and much more will be offered at the club. Both tour times will offer all the same homes.
Proceeds will benefit the David Lawrence Center, Friends of Foster Children, Youth Haven and the Naples Woman’s Club philanthropic efforts.
January 22nd, 2014
Women’s Club Open House: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Tour times either 10 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
Private Homes in Port Royal, Naples
Naples Woman's Club, 570 Park Street, Naples, Florida 34102
$100 for general admission; $150 for patron level admission (includes name in the program book)
To purchase tickets please contact Anne Palmer at (239) 262-2259. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chair, Debra McInnis at (239) 776-4946. Checks should be made payable to the Naples Women’s Club and mailed to Attn. Kitchen Tour 100 Moorings Park Dr. #103, Naples FL 34105 and your time slot request should be indicated on your check.
Naples Woman’s Club Website
Each February, more than 40 local, national and internationally acclaimed artists paint in and around the beautiful buildings, fountains, plazas, and courtyards of the Third Street South historic district for Third on Canvas. This year, the event will once again benefit the David Lawrence Center.
Painting days are February 3 and 4 throughout the Third Street South shopping district, Crayton Cove, Palm Cottage and the beach. The Art Auction will be held February 9, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. where wine and passed hors d’oeuvres are served.
Painting days are February 4 and 5, 2014. Art Auction is February 9, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
A Private Club in Port Royal
Tickets are $125 per person and $2,500 per sponsor table of 10 and can be purchased online here.
For more information, visit the Third Street South website or contact Monica Biondo at (239) 304-3505.
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to preview one of the finest collections in the world at the 2014 Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Opening Night Preview Party to benefit the David Lawrence Center. The evening will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne, the show catalog and early admittance to the stunning collections of more than seventy-five internationally acclaimed exhibitors. Guests will have access to 50,000 square feet of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century. The beautifully transformed Naples Exhibition Center located in the heart of downtown Naples draws an enthusiastic crowd of more than 16,000 patrons who admire aisle after aisle of carefully selected offerings from high quality dealers.
The exhibition will occur from February 6-10. The hours are Thursday Opening Night Preview 5 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday and Monday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
100% of the admittance price from the opening night preview will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Center’s innovative, comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience behavioral, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges.
Thursday, February 6th 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Naples Exhibition Center, 100 Goodlette-Frank Road South, Naples
Opening Night Preview Party admission is a $75 donation to DLC and can be purchased online here.
For more information contact Monica Biondo at (239) 304-3505 or visit their website.