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 over 50,000 individuals every year through the Center’s 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

DLC Advocates Sunset Cruise

This wildly popular event often sells out filling with anyone with a passion for supporting mental health awareness and helping others. The two-hour cruise along Naples Bay will feature a fun, festive atmosphere, music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a priceless encore performance of a beautiful Naples sunset.

Sponsorship opportunities available, view here: DLC Advocates Sunset Cruise Sponsorship Packet.

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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

DLC Advocates Sunset Cruise

This wildly popular event often sells out filling with anyone with a passion for supporting mental health awareness and helping others. The two-hour cruise along Naples Bay will feature a fun, festive atmosphere, music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a priceless encore performance of a beautiful Naples sunset.

Sponsorship opportunities available, view here: DLC Advocates Sunset Cruise Sponsorship Packet.

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 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 suse 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 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 suse challenges in our community.

Become a DLC Mindful Giver

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
  • Quarterly 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.

Become a DLC Mindful Giver
Become a DLC Mindful Giver

Become a DLC Mindful Giver

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
  • Quarterly 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.

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.

  • Priscylla Oliva – Chair
  • Joseph Stusek – Vice Chair
  • Peter Michaels – Treasurer/Secretary
  • Briana Shipe Karaszi – Staff Adviser
  • Kat Varela
  • Matt Meyers
  • Lee Davidson
  • Jesse A. Renda 
  • Aome Rogers
  • Franchesca Whiting

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.

  • Priscylla Oliva – Chair
  • Joseph Stusek – Vice Chair
  • Peter Michaels – Treasurer/Secretary
  • Briana Shipe Karaszi – Staff Adviser
  • Kat Varela
  • Matt Meyers
  • Lee Davidson
  • Jesse A. Renda 
  • Aome Rogers
  • Franchesca Whiting

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

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