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Kids' Minds Matter Signature Event

Date + Time

February 7, 2024
5:30 - 9:00 P.M.


Arthrex One
1951 J and C blvd.
Naples, FL 34109



The Next Chapter For Kids' Minds Matter

Why Attend

Kids’ Minds Matter is making a significant difference in the lives of Southwest Florida children and families. And yet, the need is greater than ever as the mental health epidemic continues to escalate within our community. We need your support to take back the narrative and tell stories that matter.

Help us write a new chapter that will change the future for kids today and for generations to come. With your support, we can continue improving access to care by:

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Developing the intensive outpatient program and the partial hospitalization program
Expanding Golisano clinics throughout the region, including Cape Coral
Encouraging adoption of outpatient group therapy
Increasing the number of providers at existing practices to meet growing demand
Partnering with the Collier and Lee County School Districts to expand the navigators program

Our Featured Storytellers

Sharing your story is one of the most difficult things to do, but I also think that’s one of the most healing things for yourself and for other people. -Kelly Maquire
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Kelly Maguire

Youth Mental Health Advocate

Kelly’s journey commenced in middle school amidst struggles with severe anxiety and depression, culminating in a survival from a suicide attempt. Years later, during a college leave for residential treatment, she realized her story started earlier. Living with and overcoming PTSD, anxiety, OCD, and depression has fueled her with newfound inspiration and empowerment. Sharing her narrative, Kelly aspires to convey to youth that “you are never alone” and it’s acceptable to not always be okay.

Post-earning a ’22 Psychology degree from FGCU, Kelly embraced mental health advocacy. She’s spoken at conferences, interned in behavioral health with Healthy Lee and Kids Minds Matter, and is training as a youth mental health speaker with Minding Your Mind.

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Dr. Michael Rizzo

Child Provider Specialist

For more than 35 years, Dr. Michael Rizzo has worked with children who present with unexpected social, emotional, behavioral and/or academic difficulties. Dr. Rizzo is no stranger to these challenges, as he also struggled as a child. He was later diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety and dyslexia.

Perceived laziness, poor attitude, difficulty sustaining attention, anxiety and mood disturbances are often symptoms, not the causes of a child’s shortcomings. Dr. Rizzo’s philosophy is that no child is lazy. Every child strives to do well and make their parents and teachers proud. By specializing in the innovative science of the brain, Dr. Rizzo has dedicated his life to preventing children from being misunderstood simply because they are neurodiverse.

2024 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

It All Started When...

Over the past seven years, Kids’ Minds Matter has made great strides toward its mission, thanks to our generous partners and advocates. We commend these businesses and individuals for supporting the well-being of children and families in our community.

You Matter

Your event sponsorship of the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala will make a tangible difference in expanding access to mental health services and programs. As one of our valued sponsors, you will also receive benefits and recognition during our signature gala event. To secure your sponsorship, email

  • All benefits listed below
  • Lead/Presenting Sponsor placement on all promotions for the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala
  • Option for an additional reserved table of 8 at the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala
  • All benefits listed below
  • Premier seating and reserved table of 8 at the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala
  • Featured placement on promotions for the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala
  • Featured as Impact Sponsor on invitations (pending time of commitment)
  • Featured as Impact Sponsor on event-related press releases
  • Verbal recognition from podium at the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala
  • VIP access to speakers prior to the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala
  • Recognized at each private dinner, including: verbal recognition by presenter, on Thank You poster and on placement cards 
  • One table of 8 at the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala 
  • Recognition on Kids’ Minds Matter social media channels, including opportunity to share your story 
  • Featured as sponsor on digital correspondence with guests, before and after gatherings 
  • Logo recognition on event webpage 
  • Visual recognition at the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter Gala  
  • Optional signage available upon request to display at your business or your digital channels recognizing your business as a valued supporter of Kids’ Minds Matter – Advocates for Mental Health 
  • Documentation provided for your tax-deductible gift

Register Now

Please submit your registration by February 1 for this community-focused event.

Tables are for 8 people

Presenting Sponsor

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Impact Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

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