Preferred Travel of Naples presents $37,000 check to The Founders Fund

Preferred Travel of Naples held their annual travel event on February 12 at Club Pelican Bay with over 600 guests in attendance and raised $37,000 to benefit the Founders Fund scholarship fund.

A check was presented to the Founders Fund Board Chair, Rob McNaghten, and Stacey Lee-Williams, the Funds administrator, on February 22 by Wilma Boyd, President and CEO of Preferred Travel, along with Olga Placeres, CFO and Agency Manager.

“The Greatest Travel Showcase on Earth” marked the 11th year for Preferred Travel’s annual extravaganza and was the biggest travel show to date. Each year, Preferred Travel selects a non-profit charitable organization to benefit from the event.

“This was our biggest event ever and one of the largest checks we have presented”, said Boyd. “We truly enjoyed ourselves observing our guests introductions to new and exciting travel experiences. And, it’s so wonderful to be able to support the Founders Fund mission to help Collier County students attend college.”

The Founders Fund, Inc., a local non-profit organization founded in 1991 by the golf members of Club Pelican Bay, grants scholarships for college and post high school education to Collier County students with financial needs. The Founders Fund has granted over 650 college scholarships since its inception.

Founded by President and CEO Wilma Boyd in 1984, Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. presents a team of domestic and international travel specialists, and provides worldwide leisure and corporate travel services to individual clients and groups. Preferred Travel of Naples is located in the SunTrust Building at Pelican Bay at 801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 300. For information call (239) 261-1177, toll free 800-523-3716 or visit
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