The Heights Foundation is pleased to announce Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery as the Title Sponsor for the Inaugural Blues by the Bay.
Online PR News – 30-March-2015 – Sanibel Island – The Heights Foundation is pleased to announce Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery as the Title Sponsor for the Inaugural Blues by the Bay. “Blues by the Bay”, an evening of live music, excellent food and drinks, will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the waterfront Sanibel home of Sandy Stilwell. Guests will enjoy samplings from Sanibel and Captiva’s finest restaurants including Blue Coyote Supper Club, Cantina Captiva, Keylime Bistro, Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s, SS Hookers and The Timbers. Fine wines and a signature Blue Bay Martini will be served courtesy of E&J Gallo Winery. The champagne sponsor is The Lighthouse Resort & Tiki Bar. Live music will be provided by The Marty Stokes Band and Lori & Randy Thomas with Rob Robinson. Dress is resort casual.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction lots including a $5,000 gift certificate to Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, A "Lux Life" package including a week in a premium Jaguar courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers, $1,250 in designer clothing and a $1,000 premium jewelry gift certificate, a Sanibel-Captiva staycation showcase featuring lodging, meals and golf at some of the best the islands have to offer, a sunset cruise courtesy of Captiva Cruises for up to 20 guests with gourmet hors d'oeuvres and wine and a show-stopping dinner for 8 guests in the winning bidder's home created exclusively to their preferences by top local chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire. Also featured will be a fishing excursion and a year membership to The Blue Coyote Club of Fort Myers.
All proceeds will benefit the School Success programs for at-risk children in the Harlem Heights neighborhood in Fort Myers. Additional sponsors include Comcast, RE/MAX of the Islands, The Sanibel-Captiva Islander/Island Reporter and Stilwell Enterprises. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
“We are appreciative of the commitment Lily & Co. has made to support the children of our community,” said Kathryn Kelly, president & CEO of The Heights Foundation. “Our School Success program includes academic tutoring, after school and summer camp programs, scholarship and college access assistance, school supplies, and tuition support. Each program is geared to meet the specific needs of children and young adults who seek to further their education.”
“Lily & Co. is thrilled to be the title sponsor for Blues by the Bay,” said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. “The Lily & Co. family believes in giving back to our community and we support the important work of The Heights Foundation.”
Tickets are now on sale for $125 each and space is limited. Sponsorships with exclusive benefits are also available. Purchase tickets at www.heightsfoundation.org/blues or call Laurie Stanley at (239) 482-7706.
About the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center
The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts.
Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.