FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 1, 2020) – Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala on Nov. 12, an event that will feature dinner, entertainment, and a live auction to support vital programs and services.

Guardian ad Litem’s volunteer child advocates also will share stories of impact and success with guests.

Tickets are available for $175 each or $1,750 for a table of 10.

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

The Voices of Hope Gala starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at The Club at Grandezza, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero. Guardian ad Litem Foundation also is seeking donations for auction packages, including gift certificates, experiences, and other items.

The gala originally was scheduled for March 28 but postponed based on recommendations from public health experts and government officials to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Generous sponsors that have stepped forward include:

  • Champion of Hope: PNC Bank
  • Guardian Ally: The Ronto Group
  • Advocate Angel: Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation and Henderson Franklin Attorneys at Law
  • Child Protector: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, The Naples Trust Company, Kathy and Bruce Greenberg, Morgan & Morgan, Collier County Bar Foundation, and the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, Board of Directors.
  • Media Sponsor: WINK News

For more information about the Voices of Hope Gala or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 239-533-1435.

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 the event page or call 239-533-1435.