DLC Advocates

The David Lawrence Centers (DLC) Advocates is a group composed of all ages (18+) of advocates for mental health and substance use awareness. Their primary goal is to spread awareness for all families in Southwest Florida and continue to improve the lives of thousands of individuals every year through DLC’s education, prevention, intervention, and treatment services.

DLC Advocates Social Events

DLC Advocates Social Events

The DLC Advocates are in partnership with DLC for several social events each year, hosting one event per quarter. The DLC Advocates also participate in the larger DLC events including the DLC Advocates Sunset Cruise, Sound Minds Luncheon, Mind your Mind Community Day and DLC’s annual Chip In for DLC Golf Tournament. Most of the DLC Advocates social events include fitness boot camps, yoga classes, and healthy cooking demonstrations.
All proceeds from these events benefit the mission, operations, and expansion of the Center’s comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and community-based prevention and treatment services. All DLC Advocate events are open to the community.

DLC Advocates Social Events

DLC Advocates Social Events

The DLC Advocates are in partnership with DLC for several social events each year, hosting one event per quarter. The DLC Advocates also participate in the larger DLC events including the DLC Advocates Sunset Cruise, Sound Minds Luncheon, Mind your Mind Community Day and DLC’s annual Chip In for DLC Golf Tournament. Most of the DLC Advocates social events include fitness boot camps, yoga classes, and healthy cooking demonstrations.
All proceeds from these events benefit the mission, operations, and expansion of the Center’s comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and community-based prevention and treatment services. All DLC Advocate events are open to the community.

Upcoming Events

  • SEPTMEMBER 2022: DLC Supply Drive for Clients
  • SEPTEMBER 2022: YP & DLC Advocate Event
  • OCTOBER 6, 2022: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Workplace Mental Wellness
  • OCTOBER 21, 2022: Chip In for DLC Golf Tournament
  • NOVEMBER 15, 2022: Artful Healing
  • FEBRUARY 15, 2023: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Children & Young Adult Mental Health
  • FEBRUARY 23, 2023: DLC Advocate Open House
  • MARCH 23, 2023: DLC Sound Minds Celebration
  • APRIL 20, 2023: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Senior Mental Health
  • MAY 6, 2023: Mind Your Mind Community Day
  • JUNE 15, 2023: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Personal Wellbeing

To keep up-to-date with all upcoming events, like the DLC Advocates Facebook page.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • SEPTMEMBER 2022: DLC Supply Drive for Clients
  • SEPTEMBER 2022: YP & DLC Advocate Event
  • OCTOBER 6, 2022: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Workplace Mental Wellness
  • OCTOBER 21, 2022: Chip In for DLC Golf Tournament
  • NOVEMBER 15, 2022: Artful Healing
  • FEBRUARY 15, 2023: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Children & Young Adult Mental Health
  • FEBRUARY 23, 2023: DLC Advocate Open House
  • MARCH 23, 2023: DLC Sound Minds Celebration
  • APRIL 20, 2023: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Senior Mental Health
  • MAY 6, 2023: Mind Your Mind Community Day
  • JUNE 15, 2023: MYM Series in partnership with DLC Advocates – Personal Wellbeing

To keep up-to-date with all upcoming events, like the DLC Advocates Facebook page.

DLC Advocates Membership

DLC Advocates Membership

DLC Advocates is open to anyone in the community who is passionate about creating life-changing wellness for every individual. By becoming a DLC Advocates member, you are committing to positively impacting and significantly altering the future of mental health and wellness in Collier County. Members serve as advocates in support of the one in four children and adults who experience mental, emotional, psychological, and substance use challenges in our community.

DLC Advocates Membership

DLC Advocates Membership

DLC Advocates is open to anyone in the community who is passionate about creating life-changing wellness for every individual. By becoming a DLC Advocates member, you are committing to positively impacting and significantly altering the future of mental health and wellness in Collier County. Members serve as advocates in support of the one in four children and adults who experience mental, emotional, psychological, and substance use challenges in our community.

Become a DLC Mindful Giver

DLC Advocates is open to anyone in the community who is passionate about creating life-changing wellness for every individual. By becoming a DLC Advocates member, you are committing to positively impact and significantly alter the future of mental health and wellness in Collier County. Members serve as advocates in support of the one in four children and adults who experience mental, emotional, psychological, and substance use challenges in our community.

We ask that members of DLC Advocates lead by example in investing in behavioral health by becoming one of our Mindful Givers, at a minimum of $5 per month.

The membership benefits of DLC Advocates also include:

  • Member prices to signature events
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of DLC
  • Private Annual Membership Reception
  • Bi-Annually DLC Advocates newsletter with insider information
  • Name listed as member on website and Facebook page
  • Networking with like-minded members in the community
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Philanthropic fulfillment

To become a member please complete the DLC Advocates Membership Application and return to Briana Shipe Karaszi at brianask@dlcenters.org. Please note that member terms will be 2 years.

Become a DLC Mindful Giver
Become a DLC Mindful Giver

Become a DLC Mindful Giver

DLC Advocates is open to anyone in the community who is passionate about creating life-changing wellness for every individual. By becoming a DLC Advocates member, you are committing to positively impact and significantly alter the future of mental health and wellness in Collier County. Members serve as advocates in support of the one in four children and adults who experience mental, emotional, psychological, and substance use challenges in our community.

We ask that members of DLC Advocates lead by example in investing in behavioral health by becoming one of our Mindful Givers, at a minimum of $5 per month.

The membership benefits of DLC Advocates also include:

  • Member prices to signature events
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of DLC
  • Private Annual Membership Reception
  • Bi-Annually DLC Advocates newsletter with insider information
  • Name listed as member on website and Facebook page
  • Networking with like-minded members in the community
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Philanthropic fulfillment

To become a member please complete the DLC Advocates Membership Application and return to Briana Shipe Karaszi at brianask@dlcenters.org. Please note that member terms will be 2 years.

DLC Advocates Board of Directors

DLC Advocates Board of Directors

The DLC Advocates Board of Directors is the leadership that guides members in networking, fundraising, and leadership opportunities. Board members commit to monthly meetings and special projects to assist in supporting the mission of David Lawrence Centers and to guide the Advocates.

  • Peter Michaels – Chair
  • Kat Varela- Vice Chair
  • Franchesca Whiting- Treasurer/Secretary
  • Aome Rogers- Communications Director
  • Matt Meyers- Director
  • Lee Davidson- Director
  • Jesse A. Renda- Director
  • Briana Shipe Karaszi – DLC Staff Advisor

Additional DLC Advocate Members:

  • Madison McNally
  • WT Pearson
  • Amanda Beights
  • Red Gamso
  • Justin Jaffry
  • Tong Kyu Kim
  • Sloan Nagy
  • Victoria Scheller
  • Grace VanderMolen
  • Alexander Ziegler
  • Mark Cardillo

If you’re interested in a board position, please contact Briana Shipe Karaszi at brianask@dlcenters.org.

DLC Advocates Board of Directors

DLC Advocates Board of Directors

The DLC Advocates Board of Directors is the leadership that guides members in networking, fundraising, and leadership opportunities. Board members commit to monthly meetings and special projects to assist in supporting the mission of David Lawrence Centers and to guide the Advocates.

  • Peter Michaels – Chair
  • Kat Varela- Vice Chair
  • Franchesca Whiting- Treasurer/Secretary
  • Aome Rogers- Communications Director
  • Matt Meyers- Director
  • Lee Davidson- Director
  • Jesse A. Renda- Director
  • Briana Shipe Karaszi – DLC Staff Advisor

Additional DLC Advocate Members:

  • Madison McNally
  • WT Pearson
  • Amanda Beights
  • Red Gamso
  • Justin Jaffry
  • Tong Kyu Kim
  • Sloan Nagy
  • Victoria Scheller
  • Grace VanderMolen
  • Alexander Ziegler
  • Mark Cardillo

If you’re interested in a board position, please contact Briana Shipe Karaszi at brianask@dlcenters.org.

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