96a701b6-4d7e-442d-8fd7-48c5a37eeeb5Grace Place AP Leaders, Yesica and Alex, and Don Grandi, Grace Place Board Member at the 2015 Meet the Kids Day

The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF,) founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival and one of the country’s premier wine fundraisers, kicked-off this year’s Festival with its Meet the Kids Day! The morning allowed NCEF trustees to do just that, “meet the kids,” from the charities their generous investments support.

Two of our AP Leaders, Yesica and Alex, attended the Friday morning occasion and did a phenomenal job engaging with these patrons. They articulated the impact Grace Place has had on their lives and showed their sincere appreciation to these individuals whose goodwill has helped them to pursue their dreams and succeed academically.

This year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival, “Imagine the Possibilities,” raised more than $12.3 million dollars, which will provide funding to charities, including Grace Place that serve children at-risk in our community.

We are incredibly grateful to receive support for the first year from such a worthy organization and are so proud of Yesica and Alex for sharing their stories about how Grace Place has changed their educational paths.


Two events. Two opportunities. To support Grace Place!


The Book Club is a series of intimate evenings held at the private Naples residences of our gracious hosts.
Each evening is themed around classic novels and authors. Patrons will enjoy delightful libations, hors d’oeuvres and stirring conversations.

Upcoming The Book Club Evenings:

February 17, 2015 The Book Club, “At Home with Mark Twain”

*Featuring a Mark Twain impersonator

March 8, 2015 The Book Club, “Boys in the Boat”

*The Book Club series does not follow the traditional format of a book club. Patrons are welcome but not required to read the novels to attend as no formal discussion will take place.

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Thank you to the Naples Gulf Shore Rotary Club for selecting Grace Place as the beneficiary of its 2015 Mardi Gras Masks Fundraiser!

February 13, 2015

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The Young Plaza at the Von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street

Black tie (optional)
Live music by Dee Dee Wilde Band

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