Italian adventure, Napa trip and Caribbean cruise among auction lots at Guadalupe Center’s ‘Be Flamazing’ gala on Jan. 16

Guadalupe Center has announced seven exclusive auction lots up for bid at its Jan. 16 fundraising gala, highlighted by a luxurious, fully customizable weeklong trip to Italy.

Be Flamazing is a flamingo-themed gala that includes a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted through philanthropic support. Proceeds from the event will support Guadalupe Center’s highly successful programs aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.

The auction lots include:

I Dream of Italy: Seven-night Italian vacation for two. Guests can customize their adventure by choosing excursions while staying in at least two of Belmond properties’ iconic locations, which include Florence, Tuscany, Ravello, Portofino, Venice and Taormina Mare. Courtesy of Preferred Travel of Naples.

Beautiful in Blue: Spectacular cocktail ring with almost 20 carats of natural aquamarine and a stunning nearly 2.5-carat diamond set in solid 18-karat white gold. Courtesy of Crown Jewelers of Naples.

Flamazing Food, Fashion and Footwear: Private champagne reception, Italian-themed gourmet dinner and wine pairing for eight at Waterside Shops. Each guest also will be able to go on a shoe-shopping spree to select a new pair of Gucci shoes. Additionally, the winning bidder will receive a luxury handbag. Courtesy of Waterside Shops.

Hidden Gems of Napa: Luxury four-day, three-night adventure to Calistoga in northern Napa Valley for three couples. Package includes exceptional accommodations, VIP tastings and tours at six renowned wineries in the region: Phifer Pavitt Winery, Fisher Vineyards, Arrow and Branch, Gamble Family, Peacock Vineyards and Rarecat Wines. Courtesy of Phifer Pavitt Winery.

A Taste of Southwest Florida: Fabulous collection of gift certificates for extravagant dining and entertainment experiences to enjoy the good life in Southwest Florida. Courtesy of the Be Flamazing Event Committee.

Beautiful Bangle: Roberto Coin bracelet from the Roman Barocco collection featuring a charming twisted gold alternating-pattern diamond station bangle. Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue and Roberto Coin.

Cruise the Caribbean: Seven-night Celebrity Cruise for two in a Verandah Stateroom aboard the stunning Celebrity Edge or Celebrity Apex deluxe vessels. Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises and Preferred Travel of Naples.

The gala’s presenting sponsor is the Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy & Paul Heuerman.

Be Flamazing begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and available online at GuadalupeCenter.org/event/Be-Flamazing-Flamingle-With-Us, or by contacting Jessica Vieira at 239-963-8769 or JVieira@GuadalupeCenter.org.

Guadalupe Center announces ticket, sponsorship opportunities for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

Guadalupe Center has announced the theme and event chairs for its annual gala, which raises funds that directly support the center’s educational programs in Immokalee.

“Be Flamazing” will be held Jan. 16 and feature flamingo-themed décor in a lively atmosphere playing off Southwest Florida’s tropical climate, as well as Guadalupe Center’s spirit of positivity that encourages every student to be amazing.

The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and include a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted through philanthropic support.

Last year’s event, which had an Old Hollywood theme, raised $1.2 million. The gala is among the top annual charitable events in the greater Naples area.

Guadalupe Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. Proceeds from “Be Flamazing” will support the Early Childhood Education, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment, and Tutor Corps programs.

Co-chairing the event will be dedicated supporters Amy Heuerman, Joanne Keenan Miller and Julie Kapler.

Guadalupe Center also has announced sponsorship opportunities for “Be Flamazing” that include event tickets and recognition in event programs, marketing materials and at the event.

For more information about tickets and sponsorships, please call Jamie Brown at 239-963-8715 or email JBrown@GuadalupeCenter.org.