MARKIT Group CEO Nannette Staropoli was part of the President’s Council of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida that chose three new chairpersons for the Lee and Collier County President’s Councils. Amy Sedlacek, anchor with ABC 7 News, will serve as the Lee County chair, while Jenny Foegen of The Naples Princess, and Dylan Sanders with Fidelity Investments, will be co-chairing the Collier Council. New chairs and members will begin their terms of service on September 1st to coincide with the start of the Make-A-Wish fiscal year. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida works to secure donations and cultivate awareness in order to grant wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes for thirty years.
MARKIT Group, along with Entrée Magazine and the Waterside Shops recently put on an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as St. Matthew’s House. The September 6th inaugural Craving Fashion event, a food and fashion extravaganza, was a huge success. 580 guests were in attendance to enjoy taste samples and fashion shows from high-end area restaurants and shops. The silent auction was full of exciting and chic items which amassed a sizeable amount of money for the cause. 100% of tips, donations, and silent auction prices directly benefited Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Matthew’s House.
One of the participating local chefs, Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, had high praise for the evening, saying, “great night tonight with some of my favorite people in Naples! The chefs, the food, the guests, the music, was all awesome! Congrats to the Waterside Shops and all who were involved in putting on such a fantastic event!”
Guest Sandra Buxton was also eager to commend the event, adding, “Craving Fashion was like a street fair – great food, fun entertainment, and the best shopping. I felt that I SHOULD be at the event so as not to miss anything, and I was right. Seeing all your pals is always fun, as well. Great job! I can hardly wait for the next one. I will be a frequent flyer for this venue!”
MARKIT Group was proud to be part of such a successful and wonderful event that was able to give so much to this wonderful foundation. For more information about the event, or to get involved with Make-A-Wish, click here: www.sfla.wish.org.