Date: April 4
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: The Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907


The Community Foundation, founded in Cape Coral, largest city in Southwest Florida, is a leader in recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of charity fundraising events, galas, golf tournaments, and competitive races to secure contributions and raise awareness for nonprofit and charitable causes.

The Charity Event Awards dinner is for nonprofit executives, board members, event fundraising professionals, marketing and public relation leaders, event sponsors and private donors to gather to celebrate the best fundraising events and the most outstanding charitable organizations that host, plan, and promote events to raise funds to fulfill their mission.

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Charity Event Awards Honored Categories


Corporate Citizenship Award
This award recognizes the efforts of a company that has strived to have a positive impact on the community, upheld strong ethical and moral standards, and worked toward a sustainable future.

Virtual Charity Event of the Year
Putting a charity event on virtually is no easy feat so this category is for those who pulled it off seamlessly and delivered a virtual event to remember.

Best “Business-to-Business” Tradeshow, Conference or Event by Association
This award is given to the organizers of the Best B2B tradeshow, conference or event. Judges will be looking for creativity, expertise and success in all areas.

Outstanding Events Team Award
Any event worker can tell you there truly is no “I’ in team. This category is for the team that best worked together to deliver incredible charity events that made an impact.

Best Overall Charity Event
Sometimes, everything just comes together beautifully. This award is for the charity event that was firing on all cylinders and succeeded in a truly impressive way.

Best Charity Event Caterer Award
No great charity event is complete without some outstanding food to keep everyone energized. This category is for the catering team that best elevated charity events with their service.

Up and Coming/Grassroots Award
Everyone gets their start somewhere, so this award is for the organization/individual who started strong and is already well on their way. This award recognizes charities that are still building capacity with few or no staff and annual revenues less than $100,000.

Best Creative Charity Event
Did you organize a charity golf tournament, walk-a-thon, gala, or other specialty charity event? This category recognizes your efforts to organize unique, memorable charity events.

Best Charity Event Support by a Marketing/PR Firm to Honor Priority Marketing
Behind any successful charity is a PR or marketing firm that helped get the word out there. This category recognizes the vital contributions of a Marketing/PR Firm that provides support to nonprofit organizations to plan and host successful events that drive charitable impact and raise funds to fulfill the mission.