Fund the Future
Early Learning | Healthcare | Hunger | Mental Health | Oral Health | Out-of-School Time | Vision
As we celebrate the accomplishments of the last 20 years, our sights are set on the next 20 years. The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) is as committed as ever, and we are charging full speed ahead!
Move forward with us. Make a difference with us. CELEBRATE the challenge with us! Share our 2020 Vision of funding all seven strategic initiatives with a focus on the wellbeing of the whole child and support the continued success of our collective impact projects.
Let’s do this.
Your contribution will help nourish, heal and educate underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, giving our most vulnerable young people the chance to grow into strong and resilient adults. While you’ll never know the details of the lives you transform or the cycles you break, you can be certain of this: a child’s first years last a lifetime.
Children’s experiences in their earliest years affect how their brains work, the way they respond to stress, and their ability to form trusting relationships. During these years the brain undergoes its most dramatic growth, setting the stage for social and emotional development. Language blossoms, basic motor abilities form, thinking becomes more complex, and children begin to understand their own feelings and those of others.
Emotional, cognitive, social and physical development are interrelated and influence each other, which is why all our initiatives—Early Learning, Healthcare, Hunger, Mental Health, Oral Health, Out-of-School Time, Vision—are so necessary to provide children with the opportunities that physical and mental health afford.
Each of NCEF’s collective impact models and initiatives provide the most fragile children with the tools they need to succeed academically and thrive. Help us continue NCEF’s blueprint for success and transforming our community. Please stand with us as we say, bring it on!
Here’s how your contribution can last a lifetime:
How it works:
Your registration packet includes five cards that display your paddle number. Four of the cards display a specific dollar amount on one side and a signature line on the reverse side. The fifth card displays a write-in area for you to choose the amount with a signature line on the reverse side.
Following the auctioneer’s call to action, every paddle holder has the opportunity to drop one (or more) of the signed cards in to the bucket provided by volunteers as they move from table to table through the tent. Every dollar raised will go to support NCEF’s seven strategic initiatives to focus on the wellbeing of the whole child.
Celebrate 20 Years of Cheers by giving generously and supporting the continued success of our collective impact projects as we embark on our next 20 years. Your participation will be one of the best investments you can make for the benefit of the children in our community. It’s all for the kids!
Caring Patrons of the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival