What is The Art of Giving?


Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church

The Art of Giving is our fundraising event that promotes the understanding that generosity to those less fortunate nourishes the human spirit, enriches our lives, and transforms our community.  For decades, Trinity-by-the-Cove has been raising money for Collier County Charities. Each year 100% of the net proceeds raised by the Art of Giving remain in Collier County; our Grants Commission has an extensive process to review applications from local charities, including follow-up to ensure that funds are used appropriately. Our focus this year will be on Child Protection, Advocacy & Education and charities such as Friends of Foster Children, Fun Time Academy and Pace Center for Girls.

This year the charities we support will be addressing a wide range of needs for children in Collier County. A range of educational needs will be addressed with emphasis on those children with special developmental challenges. Support will be given across the age spectrum from pre-K ages to those in 7th and 8th grades. Transportation needs and transportation safety will support the need to make educational and developmental programs available to the broadest number of students. An innovative program, Music and ME will provide music to early childhood to help children speak more clearly, develop a larger vocabulary and strengthen social and emotional skills.

You have made a big difference and your generosity will never be forgotten. While 2021 was a challenging year, so too will be the challenges of the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Your support for the children of Collier County will help ease the burden that many families continue to encounter.

For more information on the charities we have funded and our ongoing efforts to adapt to changing needs in Collier County, please call our office at (239) 262-0353.