Wildcat Run Cares for Kids

Wildcat run CHARITABLE Foundation, Inc.


Giving people in the community an opportunity to encourage, support and improve the lives of children in Southwest Florida by providing assistance to other charitable or educational organizations.

The Wildcat Run Charitable Foundation has been a major contributor to Valerie’s House, donating over $60,000 to this amazing charity, who mission is to help children and their families who have lost a loved one.
The children of Valerie’s House, Inc., a Southwest Florida nonprofit helping grieving families, have created a traveling Children’s Grief Quilt that has been displayed at several businesses and schools in the area, as well
as in Congressman Francis Rooney’s office in Washington, will also be displayed at Wildcat Run from January 8 to January 11, 2018.Each square of the Children’s Quilt, represents a memory they have about the person
in their life who has died. The handmade quilt was made to bring attention to children grieving and spread awareness about the Valerie’s House grief support program.More than 20 businesses, schools and government
agencies have displayed the quilt in 2017, such as Fine Mark National Bank & Trust, Iberia Bank, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright and Company, Norman Love Confections, the School District of Lee County, and
the Cannon House Office Building, House of Representatives in Washington D.C., to name a few.The Wildcat Run Charitable Foundation is proud to display this beautiful and emotional work of art.

Click Here for Wildcat Care for Kids in the News!  
Click Here Wildcat Charitable Foundation News Flash- September 1, 2017
Click Here for Thank You Notes From Our Charities
Click Here for Another Thank You From Wings of Shelter
Click Here for Another Thank You from Valerie's House
Click Here for Another Thank You from Valerie's House

Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club Charitable Foundation recently presented $75,000 to three local charities—surpassing last year’s contributions by $15,000 and bringing the total amount raised for Southwest Florida’s children over the past six years to more than $275,000. The Foundation awarded $35,000 to Wings of Shelter, $30,000 to Valerie’s House and $10,000 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida from monies raised during the club’s annual golf and dinner event attended by club members and guests.
Read Press Release Here
To Learn More about Valerie's House Click Here
To Learn More about Wings of Shelter Click Here
To Learn More about Children's Advocacy Center Click Here 

Save the Date for Wildcat Gives Back to the Community 2017!

Thursday, September 21st Click Here to Learn More

Wildcat Cares for Kids Helped Valerie's House Raise $80,000 at their inaugural event "Under the Stars"!

We are so excited to see Valerie's House in the News Press!
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Valerie's House Thanks Wildcat Run! 

Wildcat Gives Back to the Community September 14th, 2016 was a success!
Local heroes honored at eighth annual ‘Wildcat Gives Back’ event
Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club in Estero welcomed local representatives from the Estero Fire Rescue, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Lee County Public Safety for a golf tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in appreciation of their heroic efforts in the community.
Attended by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, the goodwill effort celebrated nearly 100 emergency first responders of Estero during the day-long “Wildcat Gives Back” event.
“We are honored to host this amazing group of first responders to a complimentary and fun-filled day of golf and lunch,” said Board President, Judy Mittino. “These men and women are so appreciative of this annual day, and we as a community are appreciative of their efforts to keep all individuals safe and secure.”

Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club recently presented the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and

Valerie’s House Inc. with checks for $30,000 each. The money was raised during the club’s annual Wildcat Cares 4 Kids event attended by more than 200 club members and guests. 

Hosted by the Wildcat Run Charitable Foundation, the Carnevale Fantasy-themed evening included both silent and live auctions, including top bids for a gift certificate to the Diamond District coupled with a pair of high-polish frosted background earrings, a limousine ride to Fleming’s Steakhouse for an elegant dinner and a custom white diamond bracelet. 

The funds raised matched the previous year’s contributions, bringing the total amount raised over the past five years to more than $200,000.

“The continued support and generosity of the Wildcat Run members and community sponsors year after year is remarkable,” said Wildcat Cares 4 Kids Board President, Judy Mittino. “This is our fifth year contributing to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and it is because of our partnership that we are truly able to make an impact in our community. This year we also had the opportunity to partner with Valerie’s House to help extend our reach in Southwest Florida.”

 Thank you for your generosity and support. Once again, our residents have proven to be outstanding contributors. 

Wildcat Cares for Kids Charitable Foundation donated $540.00 to our local Fire Chief to provide fire safety material for over 300 children in the Fire Safety Education Program here in Estero.

Board of Directors

 Judi Mittino - President  
Pamela Bishop- Vice President 
JoAnne Vicidomini- Secretary
Linda Scalley -Treasurer 

Directors Include:

Emily Campos
Mary Joyce
Kathy Goldhawk
Mary Karas
Chris Wheeler