Kelly E. Capolino announces 2019 Diamond Volunteer Award Winners

Kelly E. Capolino, Naples Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program, is pleased to announce the 2019 award winners. The program honors volunteers of local non-profit agencies for their efforts to improve the community while helping change the lives of those they serve.

Three organizations are chosen each year to receive the Diamond Volunteer Award and the 2019 winners are: The Holocaust Museum & Education Center, PAWS Assistance Dogs, and Path 2 Freedom.

Capolino founded the program in 2009 with the first awards presented in 2010. Each year groups are chosen based on their exceptional volunteer dedication and the positive influence that they make in the lives of others. This will mark the tenth year Capolino has been honoring non-profit organizations for their volunteer work. The total number of non-profits that have been honored has reached 31 since the program’s inception.

The Diamond Volunteer Award includes a private cocktail reception for each organization for 25 of their volunteers and honored guests; a press release written about their group; photos taken at their award reception and submitted to local media; and a framed award plus inclusion into the Diamond Rewards Program.

Past winners have included:
2010 – Baby Basics of Collier County, Penny Bear Company, and Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
2011 – Hope for Haiti, Bedtime Bundles, Sunlight Home, and Senior Friendship Center
2012 – Eden Autism Services, Miracles in Action, and Project HELP Crisis Center
2013 – Naples Civitan Club, Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County, and The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy
2014 – Angel Undercover of Collier County, Inc., Immokalee Housing and Family Services, and Shy Wolf Sanctuary
2015 – Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc., PACE Center for Girls, Inc – Collier, and Pilot Club of Naples
2016 – Laces of Love, Collier Child Care Resources, and Meals of Hope
2017 – Guadalupe Center, Special Olympics, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
2018 – The Naples Music Club MusicScores!, Naples Senior Center at JFCS, Stroke Recovery Foundation

About the founder – Kelly E. Capolino:

Local award winning real estate professional, Kelly E. Capolino, founded the Diamond Volunteer Program in 2009 as a way to honor hardworking volunteers of non-profit organizations. Besides sitting on several non-profit boards, chairing fundraising committees for others, she is also a volunteer for many organizations and knows the importance of being thanked.

Kelly Capolino can be reached at 239-877-6700 or online at or visit
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