Hats in the Garden

Thank you to our Chair, Shelly Stayer, to the Sustaining Leadership Council, and to all who celebrated and supported our springtime splash on Wednesday, March 29! Hats in the Garden celebrated 19 years of millinery, fashion, and the beauty of Naples Botanical Garden with a champagne celebration, extraordinary luncheon, and one-of-a-kind runway show featuring world-renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. This year was one to remember with nearly 700 guests in attendance and a record-breaking $2.65 million raised!

Save the date for our 20th anniversary on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Thank you to our 2022 – 23 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Beauty Sponsor:
Dr. Kiran Gill of Naples Aesthetic Institute

Jewelry Sponsor:
Van Cleef & Arpels

Magazine Sponsor:
Gulfshore Life

Runway Show Sponsor:
Marissa Collections

Supporting Sponsors:
Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild
Simone & Scott Lutgert


Balayage Boutique | Bayview Dental Arts | Bentley Naples |
Kate and Rob Edwards | Jerri and David Hoffman | Naples Princess |
The Lutgert Companies | The Paper Merchant | Sea Salt |
Shelly and Ralph Stayer | Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vandenberg

See photos from Hats in the Garden 2023:

2022 – 2023 Sustaining Leadership Council


Cortney L. Beebe
Jane Purdy Berger
Mary Ann E. Bindley
Joanne D. Brown
Eleanor B. Chabraja
Joan E. Clifford
Parker J. Collier
Grace Evenstad
Donna S. Hall
Nancy H. Hamill
Cordia Harrington
Amy M. Heuerman
Barbara J. Hills
Jerrilyn M. Hoffmann
Manisha D. Kapani
Kathleen Kapnick
Ann Khan
Linda Koehn
Jody B. Lippes
Joan T. Loos
Gloria P. Messey
Barbara L. Morrison
Beverly Neal
Donna D. Nelson
Linda Orlans
Kathleen C. Rooney
Patrice Schoonmaker
F. Annette Scott
Karen M. Scott
Lynne Shotwell
Mary S. Smith
Vicky C. Smith
Shelly Stayer
Carol A. Walter
Shirley Z. Welsh
Nancy White
Kathryn E. Woods


Geren W. Fauth
Leslie K.S. Fogg
Melissa Keiswetter
Paula J. Malone
Katherine R. Pallas
Wynnell Schrenk
Susan Stielow
Jenny W. Sutton
Connie Vandenberg
Linda G. White

Founding Hats in the Garden Chairs

Jane Purdy Berger
Barbara J. Finn
Leslie K.S. Fogg
Anne M. LaGrippe

All proceeds will support Naples Botanical Garden. To support this event via sponsorship or donation, please contact Rhea Merrill: rmerrill@naplesgarden.org

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Sponsors