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The Community Foundation to host 2022 Charity Event Awards on April 5

The Community Foundation has announced its 2022 Charity Event Awards, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.

Recognizing innovation and excellence in event fundraising, The Community Foundation’s Charity Event Awards will celebrate the best fundraising events and the most outstanding charitable organizations that host, plan and promote events that raise funds to fulfill their missions. The awards program will feature keynote speaker Teri Hansen, APR, founder, president and creative director of Priority Marketing, Southwest Florida’s largest full-service marketing, public relations and advertising firm. The company will also be honored during the event as the 2022 Charity Event Award recipient for Best Charity Event Support Team by a Marketing and PR Firm.

Nominations are now being accepting for outstanding individual and organizational efforts led by nonprofits across Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Sarasota counties. The organization selected as the Best Overall Charity Event will be awarded $5,000, and all other category winners will each receive $500. Nominations are due by March 1 for the following categories:

  • Corporate Citizenship Award
  • Best Virtual Event Award
  • Best Events Team Award
  • Best Overall Charity Event Award
  • Best Charity Event Caterer Award
  • Up and Coming/Grassroots Award
  • Best Special Charity Event Award

“An important part of the Charity Event Awards is celebrating the continued innovation and resilience of our nonprofit community and their ability to create well-planned events with excellence,” said Michael Chatman, president and CEO of The Community Foundation. “This year’s winners will honor the charity event fundraisers and trailblazers who turned the challenges of the pandemic into opportunities for their causes, finding new ways to engage donors, sponsors and ticket buyers, and to grow impact.”

The 2022 Charity Event Awards is presented by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation. The Community Foundation is seeking the community’s support for the 2022 event and has announced additional sponsorship levels ranging from $1,200 to $7,500 with a variety of benefits. Tickets for the event are $150 per person.

To learn more about nominations, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, visit CapeCoralCF.org/Events/Charity-Event-Awards-Nominations or call 239-542-5594.

About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a leader in recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of charity fundraising events, galas, golf tournaments and competitive races to secure contributions and raise awareness for nonprofit and charitable causes. Previously known as the Cape Coral Community Foundation, the philanthropic organization was established in 1973 to empower communities through nonprofit leadership to grow and prosper. For more information on The Community Foundation, call 239-542-5594 or visit CapeCoralCF.org.

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