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What: "Signatures of Greece, An Elegant Evening at the Parthenon"

Event Description:
The David Lawrence Center and Foundation’s 2015 destination themed annual gala, “Signatures of Greece, An Elegant Evening at the Parthenon,” will transport guests on a journey back in time to discover the immense beauty of Ancient Greece when artistic expression and the gayety of music danced along with its people through the streets. Cuisine, as colorful as it was delicious, adorned banquet tables while people gathered to ponder the vital issues of the day and benefit from their enlightened states of mind.

The evening’s suggested attire is elegant Grecian attire for the ladies and black tie for the gentlemen.

There will be endless opportunities to bid on luxurious silent and live auction lots while you dine on Greek inspired cuisine and dance the night away to live music performed by Wonderama.

Previous years’ events have been named the Best Themed Event by Gulfshore Life magazine, one of the Spring Season’s most memorable fundraising parties by Naples Illustrated magazine and Best Event Theme by The Journal.

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.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
6:00 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108
(Please note, last year the gala was at the Ritz Golf Resort, however this year we will be back at the Ritz Beach Resort)

Honorary Co-chairs:
Marissa, Burt and Jay Hartington

Caryn Buechel, Renae Burgess, Jenny Haire

Tickets to the event are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron, and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of ten.

Ticket Options

For sponsorship information or to reserve a ticket, contact Paige Simpson at (239) 304-3505.

What: Third on Canvas Art Auction

Event Description:
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 9 and 10 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm throughout the Third Street South shopping district, The Pier, Crayton Cove, and the City Docks. There will be an Art Preview on February 14 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at 255 13th Avenue South (adjacent to the Old Naples Pub.) The freshly painted and framed works will be on display, and advance bid sheets will be available at the Preview. The Art Auction will be held February 15, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and includes fine wine and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Painting days are February 9 and 10, 2015. Art Auction Preview is Saturday, February 14. Art Auction is February 15, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

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 Paige Simpson at (239) 304-3505.