Save the Date for 2016 Uncommon Evening – November 3, 2016

The Uncommon Friends Foundation hosts its 2016 Uncommon Evening annual gala on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gale McBride Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers.

The annual awards program will feature tours of the historic home, followed by outdoor dining and entertainment as the sun sets over the beautiful Caloosahatchee River. The Uncommon Friends Foundation will announce the winners of the annual Business Ethics Award, student scholarships, and the Character Education Champion Teacher.

Nominations for the Uncommon Friends Business Ethics Award are being accepted now at https://uncommonfriends.org/business-ethics. The Business Ethics Award is presented in conjunction with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Chair of Business Ethics to a Southwest Florida business that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior throughout the organization and in its dealings with the public. Finalists will participate in a special Business Ethics Forum to be held at Florida Gulf Coast University on October 21, 2016.

For information on sponsorships, table purchases and individual reservations for Uncommon Evening, contact angela@uncommonfriends.org or call 239-337-9503. 100 percent of the money raised at Uncommon Evening supports 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 organization established in 1993 and dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. It is located at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens on the Fort Myers riverfront at 2505 First Street. Public tours are available by reservation. For more information, contact Executive Director Angela Melvin at angela@uncommonfriends.org or call 239-337-9503.