LWRWC received a distinguished Honoree Award at the Southwest Florida Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 37th Annual Philanthropy Day Celebration. The event was held at Michael’s on East on November 8, 2022. LWRWC was nominated by HOPE Family Services with the following write-up that was presented at the event:

“ From 1997 to today, the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club has donated over $500,000 to their adopted organizations; Hope Family Services, SMART Riding Therapy, Solve Maternity Homes, & Children’s Guardian Fund . Throughout the pandemic, LWRWC Sewing Angels stitched masks that were donated to local charities and the LWRWC Blankets for Babies donated over 500 gorgeous handmade blankets to local babies and children in need. LWRWC puts the fun in fundraising and members enjoy Fashion Shows, Author’s Luncheons, Holiday Market Luncheons, Holiday dinners, and more, all while raising money to help others.”

Kathleen Cleveland, LWRWC Treasurer and LWRWC 2019 President and Monika Templeman, LWRWC Publicity Chair and LWRWC 2017 President, accepted the Award Certificate on behalf of LWRWC.