Past Luncheon Highlights

2016 “Hope Shines” Luncheon Highlights

2015 “Believe” Luncheon Highlights

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County hosted their 2015 Hope Shines luncheon on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at a private club in Naples, drawing in supporters from near and far. With a theme of “Believe,” the fundraising event was able to raise $200,000 due to the overwhelming generosity of hundreds that support the 1 in 4 families affected by serious and persistent mental illness.
Chairing the event this year were Lindy and Lindsey Thomas, of Naples, who were able to raise awareness and funds for the 16,000 children and families that NAMI of Collier County helps […]

2014 “The Magic is You!” Luncheon Highlights

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County’s annual Hope Shines luncheon was held on December 5, 2014. Event chairs, Lindy and Lindsey Thomas report that “The Magic is You!” themed event, featuring a strong message of hope, was held at a private club in Naples. They noted, with 400 people attending, “It truly was magical bringing so many people together to support the vital work provided by NAMI to the children and families in Collier County.”

Keynote speaker Kevin Hines captivated the group with his moving story about finding brighter days after his suicide attempt in 2000. His story is a […]