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Golisano Children’s Fashion Show

The 10th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show was held December 6, 2019 at the Hyatt Coconut Point benefitting Kids’ Minds Matter, advocates for children’s mental health. Everyone enjoyed participating in the ‘Flower Pick’ for great prizes and dozens of raffle gifts to raise money. The highlight of the event is always the young, former patients who participate as models of the beautiful fashions

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Evening Under the Shadow Wood

More than $35,000 was raised during the fourth annual fundraiser at Shadow Wood Country Club benefitting the culinary, performing and fine arts programs at Estero High School. Evening Under the Shadow Wood was held Dec.16, 2019. Culinary students demonstrated their cooking skills while the 170 guests viewed student artwork and enjoyed chamber music performed by students. Dinner featured filet mignon with truffle mushroom sauce, a signature salad and a trio dessert.

A live auction was conducted by auctioneer Rick Gallo and NBC-2 anchor Rachel Pierce. Since 2016, the funds generated from this event have transformed the EHS culinary arts program and facilities. Students participate in events throughout the community and earn top honors at state competitions. This annual fundraiser is led by Village Council member Nick Batos, who serves as liaison to Lee County Schools.

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-Photos by Ashley Snizek

FGCU Night at the Nest

The 10th Annual FGCU Night at the Nest, the Athletics Department’s biggest fundraising event of the year, was held at Alico Arena on Dec. 6, 2019. The evening included cocktails, dinner and both a silent and a live auction. The highlight of the evening was the $1 million dollar contribution from FGCU graduate, seven-time American League Allstar and Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale!

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