2008 – Dorothy A. Gerrity

2008 – Dorothy A. Gerrity

A former chair of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Dottie (Class II) has served in significant roles on the boards of the Christ Child Society of Naples, First Book-Collier County, Fun Time Early Childhood Academy and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce....
2007 – Ned R. Sachs

2007 – Ned R. Sachs

GNL’s second president, Ned (Class III) has had extensive board involvement with many local nonprofits. He was a founding member of the highly successful Naples Children and Education Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars for children’s...
2006 – Thomas G. Schneider

2006 – Thomas G. Schneider

In addition to being GNL’s third president, Tom (Class III) has had extensive board involvement with nonprofits in Collier County. His crowning achievement is the establishment of the local Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® program. He noted the severe need for...
2005 – Patricia Barton

2005 – Patricia Barton

Since moving to Naples in 1965, Pat (Class I) has been involved in a broad array of civic and social service endeavors, having served on several local boards and chaired many political campaigns. She was a founding member of both Naples Informed Parents (the prototype...
2004 – Mary Ann Durso (1944-2008)

2004 – Mary Ann Durso (1944-2008)

Mary Ann (Class V) was a driving force behind the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. As executive director, she devoted her life to Habitat along with her husband, Sam, making the Collier chapter one of the most industrious in the nation. She worked at Habitat as a...