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Center for Philanthropy – Events

Center for Philanthropy Events

Throughout the year the Center for Philanthropy hosts a number of special events. These provide an excellent venue for people like you to make new friends, have fun all while supporting the health and well-being our of community!

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Annual NCH Ball

The NCH Ball is the longest running annual gala in the history of Naples! Every year, for more than 60 years, friends of the healthcare system come together on one special evening to raise meaningful support for critical hospital programs and services. The NCH Ball consistently draws more than 400 generous supporters and sells out quickly, so please save the date and plan to join us for an evening of excitement, fun and goodwill!

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NCH Center for Philanthropy Medical Diplomats Council

Medical Diplomats Holiday Party

Members of the NCH Medical Diplomats Council provide crucial annual funding to the NCH Healthcare System ensuring the best possible care for every patient we serve. As members of the NCH Center for Philanthropy’s Annual Leadership Giving Circle, NCH Diplomats continuously commit to supporting NCH with generous gifts year after year. For this, we are honored to thank our diplomats at our annual holiday dinner party.

Banyan Society Luncheon - February 2021


The Banyan Society Luncheon recognizes the generosity of those who have remembered the NCH Healthcare System through a planned gift. Each year, generous donors make a commitment to the NCH Healthcare System by giving through their estates. These gifts vary in size, form and purpose, but each adds strength to the hospital’s ability to serve the community. It is our privilege to honor our Banyan Society members at this annual luncheon.

NCH Center for Philanthropy Honored Patrons Night


A special evening “honoring those who have made our extraordinary care possible.” Honored Patrons Night is the NCH Center for Philanthropy’s chance to show our profound appreciation to our generous donors. Without you, we could not fulfill our mission to promote, maintain and restore health to those we serve. Please join us and allow us to celebrate . . . you!

The 2023 Honored Patrons Night date will be announced soon.

NCH Center for Philanthropy Magnolia Ball 2017


 The Magnolia Ball transports guests to a time of true southern spirit and charming elegance. The Magnolia Ball raises awareness and financial assistance for the health and well-being of area patients with cancer, giving people the tools and support they need to fight cancer and win their health back. A biennial event that began in 2001, the Magnolia Ball has raised close to $9 million to provide equipment, facilities, treatment and caring support for Naples area cancer patients and their families.

Thank you to Magnolia Ball Founders Suzanne and Bob Chute, the generous leadership and participation of past chairs, committee members and supporters!

In 2017, more than $800,000 was raised to launch a comprehensive Cancer Navigation program.