About 200 people gathered Nov. 3 at the Naples Hilton to support Charity for Change, a non-profit social-emotional learning educational organization funded by philanthropy.
Guests enjoyed a VIP reception, live auction and “Call for Change” cash call. The Ben Allen Band provided music for dancing and entertainment. The Honorary Event Chair was Brigid Soldavini-Clapper and the Event Chair was Debra Haley.
“We are grateful for the support from our community and guests as we continue to build the foundational skills of character, generosity and gratitude in our next generation,” said Karen Conley, founder of Charity for Change. “Support of our program helps us to empower children to achieve their best in school, future careers and life.”
Soldavini & Caldwell, Exteriors by Koby Kirwin and Westwood Interior Cleaning were the Humanity Hero title sponsors. Other major sponsors included Cowboy’s Concrete & Masonry, Diamond Drywall & Glass, Kathy and Eric Feinstein, Flor’s Cleaning, Jenèe F. Grady, DDS, Home-Tech, Lorraine Paige at Premier Plus Realty, Becky Sharon Brain Health, Dr. Jacqueline Romero, DO, and John R. Wood Properties. In-kind sponsors include Priority Marketing and Scott Robertson Auctioneers. Media sponsors were èBella Magazine and Naples Illustrated.
About Charity for Change
Founded in 2008, Charity for Change brings children together to see past their differences and work together for others in need. Outcomes are proven over a 15-year track record improving behavior and academic performance, while fostering inclusion and equity, developing empathy, resilience and the mental well-being of Pre-K to 5th grade learners.
Through character education and charitable activities blended with academics, the organization serves children through its afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program has impacted 100,000 children, instilling nine character traits and raising $150,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and who will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical and self-reliant citizens. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.