Who We Are

The Strategic Partners for Future Ready Collier are composed of representatives from organizations making a significant and sustained organizational investment in the collective. The group provides strategic guidance and engagement, reviews budgets, and balances overall partner commitment and expectations.

Strategic Partners Chair:
Eileen Connolly-Keesler,
Community Foundation of Collier County

Members:
Dr. Elizabeth Alves,
Collier County Public Schools

Dr. Peggy Aune, Champions For Learning

Susan Block, Early Learning Coalition of SWFL

Lisa Church,
Champions For Learning

Judy Coleman,
Lal Gaynor Early Education & Beyond Fund at the CFCC

Michael Dalby
, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

Lara Fisher,
Grace Place for Children & Families

Mary Beth Geier
, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

Beth Hatch
, Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee

Maria Jimenez-Lara,
Naples Children & Education Foundation

Megan McCarthy,
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Susan McManus,
Champions For Learning

Dawn Montecalvo,
Guadalupe Center

Lisa Morse,
Collier County Public Schools

Dr. Kamela Patton
, Collier County Public Schools

Noemi Perez,
The Immokalee Foundation

Tami Raznoff,
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

Steven Sanderson,
United Way of Collier County

The following organizations are represented by board members, staff, and volunteers working together within Future Ready Collier. To join us, contact info@futurereadycollier.org.
Artis-Naples
Ave Maria University
Beverly’s Angels
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
Books for Collier Kids
Boy Scouts of America, SWFL Council
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
CareerSource Southwest Florida
Champions For Learning
Child’s Path
Collier County Public Library
Collier County Public Schools
Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Community Foundation of Collier County
David Lawrence Center
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Collier County Alumnae Chapter
Early Learning Coalition of SWFL
Early Steps of SWFL
Florida College Access Network
Florida Department of Health in Collier
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida SouthWestern State College
Friends of Foster Children Forever
Fun Time Early Childhood Academy
FutureMakers Coalition
Gargiulo Education Center
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’MON)
Grace Place for Children & Families
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Guadalupe Center
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
Healthcare Network of SWFL
Healthy Start Coalition of SWFL
Junior Achievement of SWFL
Lal Gaynor Early Education & Beyond Fund
Lighthouse Pediatrics
Literacy Volunteers of Collier County
Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Moore Strategic
NAACP Collier County
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Children & Education Foundation
Naples Community Hospital
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County
National Association for College Admission Counseling
New Horizons of SWFL
Nova Southeastern University
PACE Center for Girls
Pathways Early Education
Quest for Success
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Room To Read
Rotary Club of Naples
Salvation Army of Naples
Southwest Florida Music Education Center
Taste of Immokalee
The ABLE Academy
The Children’s Movement of Florida
The Immokalee Foundation
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
United Way of Collier & the Keys
Wellfit Girls Program SWFL, Inc.
YMCA of South Collier
Youth Haven