Guardian ad Litem Foundation announces date, chairs for ‘Voices of Hope Gala’ in 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. (2019) – Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host its inaugural fundraising gala “Voices of Hope” in March 2020 to build awareness and support for programs that help local youth in the child welfare system.

The Voices of Hope Gala includes a dinner, entertainment and live auction, and will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at The Club at Grandezza, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero.

Co-chairing the Voices of Hope Gala in 2020 will be Peter Knize, senior vice president of estate administration for The Naples Trust Company/The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, and Jennifer Siegal-Miller, an associate in the Naples law office of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Knize is vice president of Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s Executive Committee, while Siegal-Miller is a member of its Board of Directors.

Guardian ad Litem provides trained, court-certified volunteer advocates who serve as the “voice” for abused, neglected and abandoned youth in Southwest Florida as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare systems. The Foundation raises money to recruit, train and support volunteer child advocates, as well as provide financial assistance to help meet a child’s basic and developmental needs.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now. For more information about Gala opportunities, please call Roxanne Dyer at the Foundation’s number 239-533-1435. Information about Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s fundraising event series is available online at

About Guardian ad Litem Foundation

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, was established in 1984 and is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Guardian ad Litem programs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and

Glades counties. The Foundation, a United Way Partner Agency, has a mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected or abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare system. The Foundation raises funds that help meet a child’s health, educational and social needs, as well as provide support for highly trained volunteer advocates who represent the best interests of a child until a safe, permanent placement is established. For additional information, visit or call 239-533-1435.