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Saturday, November 14, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples


Kim and Jan Kantor Named Chairs of the 57th Annual Hospital Ball

A couple active in local business and philanthropic communities, Kim Ciccarelli Kantor and Jan Kantor have been named Chairs of the 57th Annual NCH Hospital Ball, to be held Saturday, November 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples.

"We are grateful to the Kantors for stepping forward to lead this elegant fundraising gala, which this year will benefit the NCH Stroke Program," said Allen Weiss, M.D., President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. "I have had the good fortune to work closely with Kim as she has provided years of service and dedication to NCH as a member of the NCH Healthcare System Board and as Chair of our Planned Giving Committee. Currently, she is a valued member of the NCH Healthcare Foundation Committee. Jan brings a long history of community service and experience in business management that will be invaluable as we begin our journey to a successful fundraiser."

"We are honored to serve as Chairs for the 2015 NCH Hospital Ball. We are grateful for the opportunities we have had to assist NCH Healthcare System in ensuring the very best healthcare--including stroke services--are available to the residents of Southwest Florida," said Kim, whose family members,including seven siblings and their families, primarily reside in Naples.

"Community hospitals play such a critical role in serving the local medical and healthcare needs, and they deserve the community's financial support to grow and expand to meet current and future needs," said Jan. "We are pleased that proceeds from this year's Ball will help ensure NCH continues to offer state-of-the-art technology and to train staff in the latest techniques to assess and treat the growing number of stroke patients."

The NCH Hospital Ball will be held Saturday, November 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and include live and silent auctions, as well as dinner, dancing and entertainment throughout the evening. The NCH Physician of the Year and the Nurses of the Year Awards also are presented during the program. For sponsorship and ticket information, please call Monica Biondo at (239) 624-2019 or

Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, CFP® CAP™, is Co-Founder and President of Ciccarelli Advisory Services, Inc. (CAS), a family focused comprehensive wealth management firm. Her passion and inspiration for those she serves developed early on by following the mentoring of her father, Frank Ciccarelli, who retired from the profession when she was 12. In 1994, Kim co-authored the book Preserving Family Wealth and Peace of Mind--Caring For & Communicating to Your Family Through Legacies, with Loren Dunton. She was privileged to receive recognition in all five categories of Barron's Top 100 Professionals in the financial services industry, and received the state of Florida Family Small Business of the Year Award (2004). She is a former Preserving Wealth columnist for the Naples Daily News. As a 30+ year resident of Naples, she has been actively involved in volunteering her time with the NCH Healthcare System (NCH Healthcare System Board Member, Chair of the Planned Giving and Governance Committees, NCH Healthcare Foundation Committee Member), Community Foundation and The Forum Club. She is a graduate of Leadership Collier and Leadership Institute, and a member of Grow Florida CEO Roundtable in Collier County.

Jan Kantor is Founder and Owner of Success Systems, a business consulting firm serving closely held and family businesses. Jan came to Southwest Florida in 1972 from Miami. He owned and subsequently sold two radio stations, then began his business specializing in enhancing internal corporate communications, teamwork, leadership and management techniques and executive coaching. Jan has been a Naples Daily News business columnist for many years, and has published business articles in many Southwest Florida publications. His passion is leadership and community trusteeship. He served on the charter steering committee for Leadership Lee County in 1985 and Leadership Southwest Florida in 1989. He is an alumnus of Leadership Collier's third class, and currently serves on the Leadership Collier Foundation Board. Jan was the founder and first chairman of Leadership Bonita in 1998. In 2003, Jan was recognized as Director of the Year by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber Board of Directors. Jan and Kim's family includes three children and nine grandchildren, as well as their parents and seven siblings who reside in Naples.

The NCH Hospital Ball has raised more than $7,000,000 since 2000 to help fund projects that vary from the NCH Heart Institute to the much needed NICU and North Naples Hospital Emergency Department expansions and renovations.  In addition to new initiatives, NCH provides more than $30 million in charity care each year without direct taxpayer, county or government support.  It is because of generous donors that NCH has been recognized as a leader within the healthcare industry.

We invite you to join us at the 2015 Hospital Ball and be part of NCH’s proud, long-standing tradition of helping those in need.

The NCH Hospital Ball is the longest running annual gala in the history of Naples. For the past 57 years, friends of the hospital gather on one special evening to raise funds and awareness for critical hospital programs and services. Thank you for your support! 



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