We are pleased to announce the NEW date for Big Impressions by Little Artists Gala is the evening of Thursday, February 11, 2021. Unfortunately we had to postpone the 2020 gala due to COVID-19 concerns.
About the Gala
This art-themed gala still features artists creating art live, as well as interactively with guests, a silent auction, live auction, delectable dinner and live entertainment. While we are still confirming some aspects of the 2021 gala, here is a snapshot of what you can look forward to:
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2021
WHERE: The Naples Grande, 475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103
CO-CHAIRS: Leeza Arkhangelskaya & Shannon Morgan
Tom and Sandi Moran CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS
Scott and Jennifer O’Dell CHAMPIONS OF EARLY EDUCATION
EMCEE: Rachel Pierce, NBC2 News Today co-anchor
AUCTIONEER: Rick Gallo
We hope that current ticket holders and sponsors will be able to attend the gala on February 11, 2021. Should this new date not work for your schedule, you are welcome to a refund. Please note that as a non-profit we also appreciate ticket donations.
As a result of changing conditions caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Apple Blossom Teacher of the Year Awards program is being canceled this year.
CCCR is currently planning ways to honor the 2020 nominees on our website and social media. Stay tuned for that!
We are immensely grateful for everything our early learning teachers are doing beyond their daily routines to help parents through this challenging time and to continue caring for the children. They are among the unsung heroes.
Please contact CCCR’s Director of Fundraising and Special Events, Kimberly Komorny, for further details or specific questions. You can email Kimberly at Kimberlyk@collierchildcare.org.
About the Apple Blossom Awards
Each year in Collier County, the Apple Blossom Awards recognize exceptional early childhood teachers for their efforts in educating our youngest children through their most formative years.