FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 16, 2019) – Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, is seeking sponsors for its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala, a new signature fundraising event to build awareness and support for programs helping Southwest Florida youth in the child welfare system.

The Voices of Hope Gala includes dinner, entertainment and a live auction, and starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at The Club at Grandezza, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero. Event tickets are $250 per person.

Guardian ad Litem Foundation has announced five sponsorship levels – Champion of Hope ($10,000), Defender of Justice ($7,500), Guardian Ally ($6,000), Advocate Angel ($5,000) and Child Protector ($2,500). Sponsorship benefits include Gala tickets and reserved tables; opportunities to provide promotional items in gift bags and speak on stage at the event; media interviews; and recognition at the event, on social media and in event marketing materials.

“Because the gala is a new event, all sponsorship levels are available, including the coveted Champion of Hope sponsor that will receive premium recognition and benefits,” said Roxanne Dyer, executive director for the Guardian ad Litem Foundation. “The business community in Southwest Florida is known for its generosity, especially when it comes to children’s causes, and we’re hopeful that proceeds from the Voices for Hope Gala will help us continue serving local children in need.”

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.

Co-chairing the Voices of Hope Gala are Jennifer Siegal-Miller, an associate in the Naples law office of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., and Peter Knize, senior vice president of estate administration for The Naples Trust Company/The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company.

For more information about sponsorship or ticket opportunities, 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 or call 239-533-1435.