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Nominations for Business Ethics Award now open

By Staff | Jun 2, 2017

2016 winner CPR Tools, Inc. President John Benkert accepts the award from Dr. Eric Dent.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation has announced its 2017 Uncommon Evening annual fundraiser gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gale McBride Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens in Fort Myers. The event chair is Kerri Goldsmith and co-chair is Caryn Smith, members of the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s board of directors. This year’s theme is, “Starry, Starry Night” and dress is semiformal/cocktail attire.

Nominations for the prestigious Business Ethics Award are now open at uncommonfriends.org/business-ethics and due by Sept. 1. The award is presented in conjunction with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Chair of Business Ethics to a Southwest Florida business in the local five county area that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior throughout its organization and in its dealings with the public.

For information on sponsorships and reservations for Uncommon Evening, contact Executive Director Jennifer Nelson at jennifer@uncommonfriends.org or call 239-337-9503. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to support the Uncommon Friends Foundation and its work in character education, promoting ethics in business, student scholarships, and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. It is located at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street. Its waterfront Gale McBride Pavilion is available for public and private weddings and events. Public tours of the historic home are available by reservation. For more information, visit uncommonfriends.org or call 239-337-9503.