November 10, 2021 – 6 TO 9 P.M.

Each year, the Uncommon Friends Foundation and its supporters gather to celebrate the core values and principles of the uncommon friends and award scholarships to deserving recipients, recognize the efforts of a local educator who champions character education in the classroom, and showcase a local business that demonstrates high ethical standards. Join us at the outdoor Gale McBride Pavilion on the riverfront grounds of the Burroughs Home and Gardens located at 2505 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District.

Guests can watch the sun set below the horizon, while visiting with new and old friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. An elegant dinner precedes the announcements of scholarship winners, as well as the winner of the Champion Character Education Teacher of the Year award and the Business Ethics award.

We Count on Support from Our Community and Local Businesses!

The Uncommon Evening Gala is the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s annual signature event that raises funds to support its efforts toward character education, business ethics, scholarships, and historical preservation all year long. Support of sponsors and individuals throughout our community is vital to our success.

For more information on tickets or sponsorship, contact our office at 239-337-9503 or email Executive Director Heather Fitzenhagen at heather@uncommonfriends.org.


Heather Fitzenhagen, Executive Director

Media Sponsors:
CDM Smith Consulting
Eunice Bremner and Alexandra Bremner
Gary Eskin
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
PACE Center for Girls – Lee County
Sanibel- Captiva Community Bank
Wayne Smith

Uncommon Friends Foundation

The Uncommon Friends Foundation inspires future leaders toward excellence of character, a spirit of innovation, and a sense of purpose.

Quick Links

Contact Us

2505 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901


Receive our Uncommon Friends Newsletter to keep updated on events and news!

Uncommon Friends Membership Meeting 2011
Business Ethics Luncheon 2012
2016 Scholarship Recipients
2019 Business Ethics Luncheon at FGCU
2019 Uncommon Evening: Pearls of Wisdom
Business Ethics Award Recipients
Champion Teachers
Historic Images
Honorary Lifetime Membership Winners
Royal Palm Yacht Club Ladies Visit Burroughs Home
Scholarship Recipients