Boogie Bash is our exciting annual fundraising event, normally held in March. During this high-energy evening guests enjoy a cocktail reception with unique silent auction items, a delectable dinner with a live auction hosted by Celebrity Auctioneer Scott Robertson, music, dancing and non-stop entertainment. All net proceeds from this event go directly to help foster children in our community and provide these children with targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. 


Join a festive evening of wine and food tastings while supporting Friends of Foster Children Forever normally held in November. Sip international wines and sample delectable appetizers from your favorite participating restaurants and merchants at the stunning Village Shops on Venetian Bay! During this exciting event, attendees will receive a passport to explore wonderful restaurants and merchants that are participating, and each location will stamp your passport as you travel around the Village Shops, offering you a glass of wine and/or appetizers. You receive a Friends of Foster Children wine glass that you get to take home, and all proceeds benefit children in foster care within our community!


Friends of Foster Children Forever honors two individuals or organizations each year that through their body of work, extraordinary service and contributions have helped improve the lives of foster children in our community.  It is our way to recognize and thank them for going above and beyond to help foster children. 

Thank You! Dr. Rebecca Lambert & Dr. Jonathan Sonne – Circle of Friends Honorees Sponsor

2019 Award Honorees

  • The Lynn Schultzel Friend for a Lifetime Award – Books for Collier Kids
  • The Stan Appelbaum Friend of Distinction Award – Richard M. Schulze Foundation

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Circle of Friends Reception award winners: Mary Beth Geier (Richard M. Schulze Foundation) & Mary Pisarczyk (Books for Collier Kids)

Previous Honorees

The Lynn Schultzel Friend for a Lifetime

2018 – Nancy Goldszak
2017 – Jeanne Nealon & Susan Warren, Co-founder for Laces of Love

2016 – Pat Barton
2015 – Robert Germain, Jr.
2014 – Stan Appelbaum

The Stan Appelbaum Friend of Distinction

2018 – Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
2017 – The Naples Children & Education Foundation, Founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival

2016 – Citizen’s Foster care Review Board
2015 – The Honorable Franklin Baker
2014 – The Honorable Daniel Monaco