13.4.16 Grant_Scholarship RecipientsNaples Garden Club is pleased to announce its 2013 Fellowship and Community Grant recipients, all funded by its annual House and Garden Tour.  Naples Garden Club is celebrating its 60th year of nurturing, growing and contributing to its community.

  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida was awarded $15,000 for interpretive signage for its Hammock Trail.
  • Grace Place was awarded $1,830 for the improvement of its Children’s Garden for STEM education.
  • Naples Botanical Garden was awarded $15,000 for three interns for the Naples Garden Club Idea Garden, Buehler Enabling Garden and Scott Florida Garden Wildflower Meadow.
  • Angelica Harkoo and Emily Maya were fellowship recipients of the Naples Garden Club Fellowship Endowed Fund at FGCU.

Grants were awarded on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations for projects that further the mission of Naples Garden Club. The Naples Garden Club Fellowship Endowed Fund annually awards financial assistance to selected students who conduct research in plant sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kapnick Education and Research Center.

Pictured in the photo above are:

Front row: Barbara Evans, Grace Place; Angelica Harkoo and Emily Maya, FGCU scholarship recipients

Back row: Sondra Quinn, President, Naples Garden Club; Stephanie Munz Campbell, Executive Director, Grace Place; Linda Lehtomaa, Interim Vice President, University Advancement, Florida Gulf Coast University and Executive Director, Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation; Chad Washburn, Director of Education and Conservation, Naples Botanical Garden (NBG); Phyllis Racine, Director of Development, NBG; Brian Holley, Executive Director, NBG; Andrew McElwaine, Executive Director, Conservancy of Southwest Florida.