Community Foundation of Collier County Announces the 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy Honorees

Posted on June 5, 2017

2017 COPThe 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy will recognize individuals, nonprofit organizations, corporations and civic groups that demonstrate passion about charitable giving and inspire others to do the same.

Four awards will be presented at the 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy:

Robert C. Cosgrove Award Patty and Jay Baker

  • Acknowledging individuals who represent devotion to human values, families and the well-being of our community.

Harvey Kapnick Award The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

  • Recognizing a nonprofit that has distinguished itself by exemplifying program excellence.

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award – Wynn’s Market & Catering

  • Acknowledging an organization that consistently helps support our community by making intelligent use of its own strengths and social capital.

Excellence in Civic Leadership AwardThe Latchkey League
(sponsored by Naples Daily News)

  • Recognizing a civic organization whose members’ volunteer service to a program or project in our community has had demonstrable impact.

Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation President & CEO said, “We are honored to recognize these outstanding organizations and individuals whose passion for charitable giving in our community inspires us all and helps make Collier County a better place to live and work .”

The 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy is sponsored by the Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Naples Daily News, and Naples Illustrated.  Tickets are $185. Net proceeds benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. To register and for more information, please visit