FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. raised $7,250 at its inaugural Night of Giving at Burn by Rocky Patel at the Mercato Shops in Naples.
Dozens of supporters attended the event on Friday, Feb. 6 that brought together great drinks, food, music and a silent auction, all to benefit the volunteer programs of the JLFM throughout Lee, Collier, Glades, Charlotte and Hendry counties.
The free event was open to the public and featured Burn’s beautiful Mediterranean atmosphere and a generous selection of wines and cigars from all over the world.
“We are so grateful to our supporters throughout the community we serve,” said Sasha Storsberg, president of the Junior League of Fort Myers. “Burn provided a beautiful setting for our event, and we thank the its staff, all of our auction donors and everyone who attended our Night of Giving.”
The JLFM presented a silent auction including African Safaris, an exclusive trip to Honduras, jewelry, local theatre events and more.
Burn by Rocky Patel is an evolution in cigar lounges. Featuring a design that draws on an exotic mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Cuban cultures, Burn is a sanctuary for those who enjoy fine cigars and premium spirits. Burn by Rocky Patel stocks the full line of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, as well as cigars from other top cigar makers from around the world.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLFM is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for the community’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.