To the editor:
To all beach community supporters: Greetings from the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation! We are excited to be planning the first annual Fort Myers Beach "Charity Beach Ball" to taking place at DiamondHead Beach Resort on Nov. 17, 2012.
The Beach Ball will be a black tie optional dinner with The Marc Vee Band providing entertainment and dance music. We will also feature a silent auction during the evening. We currently have several opportunities for supporters to provide donations and/or to sponsor the event. The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization formed in 2010, prior to this we were the Beach area charter of Pilot International.
100% of our proceeds from fundraising are returned back to the local community. We support several of our local organizations, such as: the Fort Myers Beach PTO, the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School, Friends of the Matanzas Pass Preserve, Chapel By the Sea After School Programs, The Mound House, St. Vincent De Paul, Beds For Kidz, Laces of Love, etc. The Foundation also awards annual scholarships, which helps new graduates or those looking to start a new career. We also work with Keep Lee County Beautiful to clean up our community's greatest asset the beach.
Four ways to contribute:
n Silent auction items such as gift certificates, gift baskets, travel or other merchandise are most appreciated.
n Tax deductible monetary donations/sponsorships for the band, photo booth or other event costs.
n Business sponsorships: a $50 or greater donation will get your promotional items and/or coupon in every attendee's schwag bag (approximately 200).
n Buy tickets or buy a table for the event. How about treating your staff or clients to a night out? Have a group of friends that would like sit together? Tickets are $60 per person or buy a table of 10 for $540, you save $60! Tables will be limited due to individual ticket sales, so buy early.
We will also be accepting donations for our annual Fashion Show fundraiser, taking place in February 2013. Please consider two donations and remember - your donations will be tax deductible.
Your donation can be sent by mail if you would like to call (849-1460 or 281-0716) and supply your email address. If not, we would be happy to pick up larger items. Just give us a call and we will come by at your convenience.
We hope to see you there! Thanks in advance for your support.
Nicole Bennett, DC President
Fort Myers Beach