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Volunteer Opportunities

All Community and Pro Bono Service (except Junior Achievement volunteers) must be coordinated through our Chapter's Director of Pro Bono and Community Service and must follow the guidelines provided by our national organization at the following address: Connect/ Chapters/ChapterOfficerResources/ProBono/ProBonoVolunteerToolkit/


Grace Place of Naples

Grace Place is a faith based, non-profit neighborhood center teaching literacy, language and life skills to at risk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate City (Collier County, FL).

Visit Grace Place Website at:

FPA of SWFL Grace Place Financial Literacy Team

Each season, members of our chapter complete training sessions on how to provide pro bono services and financial education to low income and poverty level families.  Following the training, our team conducts a series of classes on budgeting and credit basics for families at Grace Place.

Winter/Spring 2014 Class Schedule:

Financial Literacy Classes:

Thursdays, February 13,20, and 27, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Series of 3 classes on basic budgeting, credit and one on one consultation

FAMILY FINANCIAL LITERACY DAY:  Saturday, April 26, 2014 FROM 10:00 am to noon.

Winter/ Spring 2014 Team Members:

** David Kover, CFP® TEAM LEADER
** Tim Allen, CMB
** Renee Porter-Medley, CFP®
** Bill Walsh, CFP®
*  Suzanne Low, JD, CFP®
    Tom Horner
    Nadia Keric, CFP®

**Also served in 2012 and 2013
* Also served in 2013

New Team Members Welcome:  Volunteers will need to go through Pro Bono Boot Camp and Poverty Sensitivity Training which will be scheduled at your convenience.  Also, volunteers do not need to attend all the classes, only the ones you are scheduled to present or assist. 

If you are interested in joining the Grace Place Team or have ideas for another Community Service project, contact FPA of SWFL Director of Pro Bono and Community Service, Renee Porter-Medley via email or call her at (239) 659-8814.

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Junior Achievement utilizes volunteers from around the community and within local companies and businesses to bring hands on experience to students to help them understand the economics of life. These dedicated "business consultants" give a small amount of their time to implement Junior Achievement programs and enhance the prepared curriculum with their personal and professional experience and insight. The purpose is to educate and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

If you tell me something, I'll forget it. If you teach me something, I MIGHT remember it. If you engage me and involve me, I LEARN. That's what Junior Achievement is. It engages, involves, and gets young people wrapped up and enthralled in the Free Enterprise System when they are young.

If interested in volunteering please feel free to contact Junior Achievement directly.

Our Chapter would like to be able to encourage and recognize members who serve the community. In addition, Libby can help you connect with Chapter members involved with Junior Achievement, as well as tell you about other community service opportunities.

Junior Achievement Contact:

   Cecilia St. Arnold
   Program Director
   Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
   9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 104
   Fort Myers, FL 33912
   Phone: (239) 225-2590
   Fax: (239) 225-2565

PB&J Food Drive

The Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida  collected peanut butter and jelly to Benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank until July 26, 2010. The FPA of SWFL and friends from  IMA and CFA sociey of Naples collected approximately 250 pounds of food and a check for $100.

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About Harry Chapin

The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank is"to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties through education andby working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.                           

Overall Distribution

Food Bank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food (8,048,909 lbs.) and other grocery products, valued at nearly $13 million per year. Compared to calendar year 2008 (4,522,880 ilbs.), there were 3,526,029 additional pounds distributes or an increase of 78%.

Distribution Per Week: 154, 787 lbs.
Per Month:
670, 742 lbs.


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We thank you for supporting the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida Chapter's PB&J Food Drive for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.