Greater Naples Leadership (GNL) is an educational organization whose mission is to provide proven leaders with unique opportunities to learn firsthand about the issues and needs in Collier County and to encourage the use of their skills individually and collectively in bettering the community. We are proud of the great number of GNL members who are involved with local nonprofits and/or civic organizations–volunteering and serving on boards or in advisory capacities. Our community is well served by these members, many of whom report that they volunteer in multiple sectors including nonprofit, civic, political, faith-based and educational activities.
If you are a GNL member, we recommend that you explore the listings to see if one of them might match your interests. Click here for this information.
If you are a nonprofit or civic organization, we can jump-start the connection between our volunteers and your needs by your completing our Request a Volunteer Form. Once approved, your request will appear on this website for our members to view and respond. Your request will be sent to the Community Services Committee which will work to match your needs with a qualified GNL member.
To post a request, please complete the form from the button below. A copy of your submission will be sent to you. Your request will be sent to GNL’s Community Service Committee, which will work to match your needs with a qualified GNL member.
Contact us if:
- Your organization’s name is not on the dropdown list of organizations
- You need to edit or update your request
- Your position is filled and/or you no longer need to list your request
THE GNL DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD
The GNL Distinguished Leadership Award, formerly known as the Parke Wright III Distinguished Leadership Award, is presented to a GNL member who outstandingly exemplifies the mission of our organization-–to provide proven leaders with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the issues and needs in Collier County and to encourage the use of their skills individually and collectively in bettering the community. GNL is proud of the achievements of its award recipients over the years and the fact that many of these individuals played a key part in the creation and development of the Greater Naples Leadership program as we know it today.
Each year since 2002 (except for COVID), Greater Naples Leadership has presented the Distinguished Leadership Award to a GNL member who outstandingly exemplifies the mission of our organization--to provide proven leaders with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand...
Previous Award Recipients
2020 – Jim Barton
2019 – Gary Personette
2018 – Thomas D. McCann
2017 – Jennifer Walker
2016 – R. Wayne Mullican
2015 – Bob Morantz (1942-2016)
2014 – Ann E. Berlam
2013 – J. Richard Munro
2012 – Joanne S. Wyss
2011 – John A. Henry
2010 – Carl J. Kuehner
2009 – Susan and Peter (1940-2020) Manion
2008 – Dorothy A. Gerrity
2007 – Ned R. Sachs
2006 – Thomas G. Schneider
2005 – Patricia Barton
2004 – Mary Ann Durso (1944-2008)
2003 – James T. Rideoutte
2002 – Edwin J. (Ned) Putzell III (1913-2003)