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Collaboratory invites public to Spring Night Market

Public invited to learn more about Collaboratory, its resident partners and Health and Wellness Coalition

By Staff | Feb 20, 2024

Collaboratory is inviting the public to their Spring themed Night Market from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Collaboratory’s campus at 2031 Jackson St. in downtown Fort Myers.

This Night Market will feature local artisans and entrepreneurs, tours, resident partners, Collaboratory’s Health and Wellness Coalition and will also feature live music by The Line Up Band.

The coalition’s goal is to transform the region into one of the healthiest communities in the nation by exceeding the 90th percentile for Health Indicators (Length of Life and Quality of Life) by 2040.

“Health and wellness spans a gamut of issues, and we’ve established regional teams to focus on four key areas: active living, health systems, food access and nutrition and behavioral health,” said Tessa LeSage, chief impact officer at Collaboratory. “Our goals are underpinned by two key guiding principles: to foster equitable access and to rely on uniform data to track outcomes and inform strategies.”

Food trucks and vendors include Nickel City Red Hots, Viva La Taco and more.

Retailers and vendors on site will include Wild at Heart Flower Truck, Amorist Jewelry, Henna Magick, Bubbly Bee, Good Hearted Mama, The Adventuring Nerd, SummaVitaLinx, Brandi’s Pup Shop, Tastefully Simply, My Eclectic Everything, Colorstory Boutique, Maddies Sweet Lemonade, Jaxon & Ivy, Rosina’s, NuLife Science, Carito’s Gourmet Empanadas, Curate Entertainment photo booth and more.

To R.S.V.P. please visit collaboratory.org/events. 

About Collaboratory

Collaboratory is a regional community foundation with an evolved mission committed to coordinating the solving of Southwest Florida’s major social problems by 2040. Not alone, but with everyone–the entire community working together across all five counties: Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte and Collier.

Collaboratory provides community leadership, raises and coordinates funding, and disburses funds to organizations that are helping solve the problems our donors and the community have identified as priorities. Collaboratory also provides capacity building with training and resources for regional partners. Given the complexities of the social challenges in our region, Collaboratory ensures we are all working together and that every generous donor achieves the biggest impact with their funds. By using and sharing data to track progress, we ensure that donor dollars are best invested to move the needle on improving social issues.

Connection and collaboration are at the heart of our mission. Since 1976, we have made over $120 million in grants to individuals and organizations across the region to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. It is upon that legacy of a commitment to community we will collectively achieve our 2040 goal. To learn more and get involved, call 239-274-5900 or visit collaboratory.org.