BONITA SPRINGS — Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently presented a $3,000 gift to the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, a nonprofit that enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
As part of the initiatives for the south region, which encompasses Lee and Collier Counties, the builder chose to sponsor the nonprofit’s Youth of the Year Celebration and help fund the organization’s programs.
More than 250 guests attended the Feb. 26 event to acknowledge the nonprofit’s youth members, who exemplified the virtues of good character, service and leadership throughout the year. Islande Victorin from Immokalee was named the 2019 Youth of the Year winner during the festivities, which featured a cocktail reception, five-star dinner and program. The Youth of the Year event surpassed its goal, raising nearly $500,000 in support of scholarships and programming needs.
During a visit this month, team members with Neal Communities spent time with Boys and Girls Club of Collier County staff and Jasmine Cledanor, the 2018 winner of the Youth of the Year award.
“Our team believes that investing in children is a very important cause,” said Michael Greenberg, southwest Florida regional president for Neal Communities. “Boys & Girls Clubs of Collier County provides life-changing experiences for young people to learn, grow and build ongoing relationships. We hope this donation further bolsters the mission to improve the lives of young people in our community.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County serves more than 3,000 children and teens – ages 6 to 18 – in its clubs and afterschool programs and through a partnership with the Naples Children and Education Foundation and Florida’s 21st Century.
The nonprofit offers a safe place for young with caring, adult professionals who support the educational, emotional, physical and social development of the youth and provide them with the resources needed to become successful adults. The Club offers award-winning programs to help youth build self esteem and values.
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 90 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine.
To date, Neal has built over 14,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include numerous Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.