The Marco Island chapter of P.E.O International will honor long-time Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala as “Woman of the Year” at the February 5th, 2020 gala event that will do double-duty as a fund-raiser for a variety of educational assistance programs for women.
P.E.O. International is a philanthropic organization of women dedicated solely to providing scholarships, grants and low-cost loans to women pursuing higher education. Marco Island’s Chapter GT was established in 1988 and has nearly 50 members.
“Few have had as long and distinguished a career in the service of Collier County citizens as Donna Fiala,” said Carol Jennings, president of P.E.O.’s Chapter GT. “She has consistently—and persistently—put the needs and quality of life of residents first, particularly in the East Naples/Marco Island area.”
The event, “P.E.O Dining by Design for Education,” will feature a display of themed over-the-top “tablescapes” designed and donated by creative and talented volunteers from the Marco Island/Naples community. Crafted from the table legs up, these tablescapes will showcase a variety of inventive approaches, from contemporary to whimsical to extravagant.
Guests will have two separate opportunities on February 5th to enjoy this treat of color and creativity, a Preview Party and an Evening Gala. The event will also include a silent auction of high-end items and services.
The Preview Party, 11 AM – 2 PM, will include complimentary sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres. Preview Party tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Evening Gala with Donna Fiala begins at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 7 PM. Evening Gala tickets are $125. For ticket information, call 239–231-3972.
The event will be held at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island.