Naples, FL – 2/6/19 – The 2019 Gourmet Vintner Dinner benefiting the Neighborhood Health Clinic (Clinic), a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization providing Collier County’s working, uninsured residents affordable medical and dental care, raised $1.1 million for patient services during the February 2, event held at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
“Our deepest thanks to our sponsors and supporters,” said Clinic CEO Leslie Lascheid. “The event’s success speaks to the crucial role the Clinic has made in thousands of lives during the past 20 years while also is a vote of confidence in our current and future efforts to meet the needs of Collier County’s growing population of uninsured workers.”
During the event, which celebrated the Clinic’s “20 Years of Hope and Healing”, guests enjoyed a Wine Tasting, gourmet dinner, the Save-A-Life fundraiser and live auction.
Additionally, Dr. Sean Kelley was presented the William P. Lascheid MD Award for exemplifying the qualities of the Clinic’s co-founder through his compassionate treatment of the Clinic’s patients. A loyal volunteer, Kelley has caringly treated patients since the Clinic opened working countless Saturdays for decades.
The event’s Gold Sponsors were Key Private Bank, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, éBella Magazine. Silver Sponsors included Finemark National Bank and Trust, FisherBroyles, Millennium Physicians Group, The Mosaic Group at Morgan Stanley and Gulfshore Life.
Funds raised during the event help the nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization provide Collier County’s working, uninsured resident’s affordable medical and dental care:
•Performed over 27,065 patient procedures in fiscal year 2017
•Provided more than 10,000 patient visits with working, uninsured men and women in fiscal year 2017
•Offers access to general medical practitioners; specialty clinics for complex and chronic conditions and dentists
•Provides onsite laboratory basic tests for established patients
•Offers patient education and research projects
•A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that has received the coveted Four Star Charity Navigator rating 5 years in a row and Guidestar’s 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency
For more information the Neighborhood Health Clinic, please call 239.261.6600, or visit www.NeighborhoodHealthClinic.org.