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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón

Creating a Sanctuary Where Healing Begins

Co-Chairs: Trina Mostyn and Jennifer Porter
Honorary Chairs: Dr. Richard Lublin and Christine Lublin

Youth Haven’s Cherish the Children Luncheon will be held on the Grand Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón. This event supports our local youth who have been removed from their homes due to traumatic situations and depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope and Healing.

Cherish the Children offers an engaging, enjoyable, and memorable program for donors, friends, and community partners alike.

Our 2024 Keynote Speaker is Steve Pemberton!

Committee Members

  • Sue Brousseau
  • Ann Agens
  • Kathy Brown
  • Holly Chabbott
  • Carolyn Chesney
  • Lynda Engel
  • Judy Gesell
  • Annie Griffo
  • Helen Hassett
  • Sally Kane
  • Laina Kennedy
  • Donna Kozin
  • Sarah Lamont
  • Sharon Lawrence
  • Cindy Neville
  • Danielle Otto
  • Yasmin Papenfuss
  • Kathy Polk
  • Lori Rosenberg
  • Brenda Ruth/Blickenstaff
  • Sue Simon
  • Robin Trovato
Chief Human Resources Officer, Workhuman & Best Selling Author

Steve Pemberton

In addition to his many professional achievements, Steve is also widely known as the author of two critically acclaimed bestselling books. His first, A Chance in the World, shares his extraordinary story of how he defied seemingly impossible odds as an orphan navigating the perils of the foster care system, all while trying to solve the mystery of his own identity. In 2018, the book was adapted into an independent film of the same name. A partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt led to creating an integrated social-emotional learning curriculum based on the book, taught today in high schools throughout the United States. Steve’s second book, The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World, offers practical encouragement for becoming a “human lighthouse” – turning personal pain into a purposeful mission to help others, as he has done in his own life. The power of his life story, and its many engaging insights, has led to numerous high-profile media appearances, including the Today Show, CBS Evening News, Tamron Hall, and People magazine.

Thanks to Our 2023 Cherish the Children Sponsors

Over 400 men and women joined us at the 2023 Cherish the Children luncheon raising over $500,000 to support the programs and services that create healthier outcomes for the children and teens who call Youth Haven home.

Providing Home, Hope and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida

Founded in 1972, Youth Haven was established to fulfill an immediate need for emergency shelter for children who had been removed suddenly from a traumatic home situation.