Foundation Announces 2022 Charity Event Awards

Teri Hansen, Founder, President and Creative Director of Priority Marketing. COURTESY PHOTO

The Community Foundation will hold its 2022 Charity Event Awards from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower in Fort Myers. The evening will celebrate the best fundraising events and the most notable charities that organize, plan and promote events that raise funds to fulfill their missions.

The awards program will feature keynote speaker Teri Hansen, Founder, President and Creative Director of Priority Marketing. The company will be honored at the event as the recipient of the 2022 Charity Event Award for Best Charity Event Support Team by a Marketing and Public Relations Firm.

Nominations are now being accepted for outstanding individual and organizational efforts led by nonprofit organizations in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, and Sarasota counties. The organization selected as the best overall charity event will receive $5,000; all winners in other categories will each receive $500. Nominations are due by March 1 for the following categories:

Corporate Citizenship Award
Best Virtual Event Award
Best Event Team Award
Best Overall Charity Event Award
Best Charity Event Caterer Award
Up and Coming/Grassroots Award
Best Special Charity Event Award

“An important part of the Charity Event Awards celebrates the continued innovation and resilience of our nonprofit community and their ability to create well-planned events with excellence,” said Michael Chatman, President and CEO of The Community. Foundation. “This year’s winners will honor fundraisers and charity event pioneers who have turned the challenges of the pandemic into opportunities for their causes, finding new ways to engage donors, sponsors and buyers of tickets, and increase the impact.”

The Charity Event Awards 2022 are awarded by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation. Additional sponsorship levels ranging from $1,200 to $7,500 are available. Tickets for the event are $150 per person.

To learn more about nominations and sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, call 239-542-5594 or visit

About the foundation

The Community Foundation is a leader in recognizing and celebrating the achievements of charitable fundraising events, galas, golf tournaments and competitive races to raise contributions and awareness for non-profit and charitable causes. .

It was established in 1973 as the Cape Coral Community Foundation. ¦

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