Tickets still available for 2017 Wishmaker’s Ball

Tickets are still available for the 11th Annual Wishmaker’s Ball, An Evening in Paris, presented by Fidelity Private Wealth Management. The fundraising Ball will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort located at 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. The Parisian themed fundraiser will benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida in helping to grant the wishes of local Southwest Florida children with life threatening medical conditions.

The Ball will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres plus a silent auction in the beautiful Court of Palms. Guests will enter the French-themed ballroom for dinner, wish program, live auction, and dancing to the tunes of The Chase Band.

Along with returning Ball Chairs Rick and Brenda Brown, Make-A-Wish® welcomes honorary chairs Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Amy Hale plus, their committee members: Bob DesJardin, Mary Eberhard, Ingrid Fuller, Suzie Hershfield, Susan Kennedy, Mary Kunza, Emily Loewenstein, Leslie Mazzola, Lisa Milligan, Kimberlee Muni, Liz Ponte, Fran Ryan, Carolyn Smith-Burdette, Debbie Smith, Colleen Sowerby and Patricia Stanko. The goal for the Ball is raise enough funds to grant the heartfelt wishes of 45 local children.

Making this event possible is presenting sponsor Fidelity Private Wealth Management, along with sponsors: Arthrex, NeoGenomics Laboratories, Seminole Casino Hotel, Vein Specialists, and Naples Illustrated.

The cocktail chic affair will provide an elegant evening of purpose, fun and after dinner dancing. Tickets may be purchased for $350 per individual at

Sponsorships are still available starting at $5,000 and the Ball organizers are also seeking auction items for this signature Make-A-Wish event which will allow even more wishes to be granted to children in Southwest Florida.
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 10,000 wishes since its inception in 1983. The chapter’s vision is to make every eligible child’s wish come true. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit or call 239-992-9474 to get involved.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.