“I am thrilled to receive this acknowledgement of my involvement in principally civic endeavors.  It is as important to encourage and reward those who work in the civic area as those who contribute so much in the philanthropic sphere.  One needs a solid community base to make the work of nonprofits truly meaningful and our nonprofits are world class.”

As an editor and marketer, Lydia Galton knows how to assemble all the parts, organize them for easy access and sell the results. GNL has benefitted from her skills on committees and the board. As a member of our Community Involvement Sub- committee, she is always on the lookout for how we can collaborate with other civic organizations in the community.

You’ll often find her guest commentaries in the local newspapers, as she is fearless in voicing her opinions.

Most recently, Lydia has been involved with the Collier Identity theft Coalition, Identity Task Force, Opportunity Naples Steering Committee, Collier citizen Council (founding member), Leadership Collier Board member, President of the League of Women Voters of Collier County. As president of the Naples Garden Club, she helped the group obtain non-profit status, move to the Naples Botanical Garden, and launch the Naples Flower Show in conjunction with the Garden. [Sheila Harris-Schutz, Class XIII]