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Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join Engage Estero to celebrate and honor Jim Shields at the inaugural “Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award” dinner on Thursday night, Feb. 8th, 2024, at The Club at Grandezza.

For over 19 years, Jim Shields has provided leadership and commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of life in Estero and, notably, improving education in our community. He created the 2-5-8 Graduate Junior Achievement program, including 135 volunteers, impacting over 2800 students. The Breaking Par Program he started in 2013 has raised $561,000 for educational programs.

Jim has served on the Engage Estero Board of Directors and the FGCU Daveler and Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He worked closely and tirelessly with Don Eslick over the years with the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) (now Engage Estero) on other community projects, too numerous to mention.

The program begins with a Happy Hour at 6 pm, dinner at 6:50, and the award presentation. The Happy Hour will include light hors d’oeuvres butler served and two tickets per person for Wine or Beer. (Cash Bar available for mixed drinks)

The Happy Hour will feature a slide show and videos reflecting Jim Shield’s life and his efforts at improving your quality of life in Estero.
$95 per person. Your choice of:
• Chorizo and Potato Stuffed Frenched Chicken Breast
• Pan Seared Chardonnay Salmon
• Vegetarian Entree

Each entree includes an Artisan Caesar Salad and a Raspberry Brule Cheesecake Dessert.

The Engage Estero “Don Eslick Estero Person of the Year Award” is an annual event memorializing Don Eslick for his clarity, vision, persistence, and significant contributions to the Estero community, and to honor those that make exceptional contributions to improving the quality of life in Estero.

Share this event with friends and neighbors. But don’t wait; register today as seating is limited, and registration ends on January 29th. Tables of 8 are available.


February 8
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Engage Estero
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The Club at Grandezza
11481 Grande Oak Blvd
Estero, Florida 33928
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(239) 948-3569
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