Naples Community Orchestra Awarded Grants and Sponsorships

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Naples Community Orchestra (NCO) has been awarded two grants as well as a corporate sponsorship. First, the Community Foundation of Collier County (CCFC) will provide the NCO board training in two areas; best board practices and strategic planning. Second, a grant from the Martin and Gustel Morton Foundation, New London, NH is intended to support student education. NCO will use the grant to underwrite the appearance of violinist Isabelle Durenberger, a student at the New England Conservatory of Music. Also, PNC Bank has become a corporate sponsor of NCO that will be used to underwrite the Orchestra Concertmaster Chair.

In addition, the Naples Community Orchestra has unveiled its new Family Sponsorship campaign.This program is for donors of $1,000 or more and features some special benefits, including premium seating at all concerts, a pair of complimentary tickets to share with friends, an NCO Family personalized pin, member profiles in season playbills, and invitations to exclusive events, including the Pre-Season Cocktail Party on November 14th.

“We are indebted to our sponsors, donors and customers,” said Anne Wilson, NCO president. “Their generous support recognizes our development as a community orchestra and validates our plans for the 2022 season. Our Family Sponsorship Program introduces a package of donor benefits to recognize and express our appreciation for our donors.”

NCO’s 2021-22 season series is inspired by the community partnerships the orchestra has forged with Artis Naples, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). NCO’s partnership with Artis Naples provides musicians for conducting and performing in the orchestra, sectional rehearsals, soloists, and rehearsal and event space. 

All NCO concerts will be held at Moorings Presbyterian Church, located at 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. Four concerts will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and an additional pops concert will be at 7 p.m. on Friday April 29. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at Individual concert tickets are $30 per ticket and the four concert series subscription is $100. Complimentary tickets are available for students with valid student identification. Tickets will be sent to your email address. Ticket holders may print them out or have them available on a smartphone to scan at the door. Email ticket questions to and any other questions may be sent to Anne Wilson at

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About Naples Community Orchestra

Naples Community Orchestra is Naples’ premier community orchestra.  Founded in 1993 by the late Ralph Stewart, the orchestra enhances our lives with outstanding classical and popular music performances at an affordable cost. Naples Community Orchestra is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Learn more at

About the Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County, now in its 36th year, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds over $284 million in assets and has distributed over $216 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at or call 239-649-5000.

About PNC Bank

For more than 160 years, PNC Bank has been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.

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