TIDES OF CHANGE FUNDRAISER BENEFITS GIRLS
Hundreds of community leaders, philanthropists and local business owners continue to get involved in activities supporting the mission of the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. PACE centers are lauded for “reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency amongst girls.”
A recent PACE Lee event, Tides of Change was a coastal-themed dinner and dancing fundraiser held last November at MarineMax Fort Myers. The event concluded a year of celebrations in honor of the local organization’s 10th anniversary.
Event chairs were Cheryl Komnick, Noelle Casagrande- Montgomery and Marc Collins. After enjoying cocktails sponsored by Scott and Mary Fischer and the Wicked Dolphin, and dinner by chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, attendees danced the evening away. They also participated in a live auction to benefit PACE. PACE Lee provides “at-risk middle school- and high school-aged girls with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The organization’s model is nationally recognized as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.” PACE operates 19 non-residential centers throughout
Florida, serving the needs of more than 2,000 girls annually. PACE Lee has assisted some 525 students since its inception in 2007.
For information on 2018 events and how you can get involved, contact development manager Allyson Ross at 239-4707548 or [email protected]center.org.