JoAnn Remington received the prestigious Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s Beau Venturi Award at the 2011 Mending Broken Hearts Luncheon. Beau Venturi, who died in 1997, was a long-time Southwest Florida resident and a passionate Shelter volunteer.  She was the wife of professional golfer Ken Venturi, who organized a golf outing that netted $800,000 for the Shelter.

The award in Beau Venturi’s name recognizes JoAnn’s extraordinary service and commitment to the Shelter. JoAnn’s list of leadership accomplishments include:

  • Developing and managing new strategies as chair for the Mending Broken Hearts Luncheon, resulting in a 100 percent net increase in 2007 and 2008.
  • Re-structuring the Shelter Guild programs and committees during her term as Guild president.
  • Training and mentoring many luncheon and Guild volunteers.
  • Serving four years on the Shelter Board of Trustees, including three years on the Executive Committee, and currently serving as its chair.

JoAnn is no stranger to hard work and exemplary service to our nonprofit community.  Since moving to Naples in 2000, JoAnn has dedicated her time and energy to many initiatives, including The Women’s Philanthropic Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County, where she is a Steering Committee member.   She received the Women of Initiative Award in 1998 and is currently chair of the Special Events Alumna Committee of the Women of Initiative.

JoAnn and her husband, Chuck, retired to Naples from Cleveland, Ohio, where she owned and operated a public relations agency.

Cleveland’s loss is Collier County’s gain. Congratulations JoAnn!