Young Professional Organizations

Young Professional Organizations

If you are an emerging leader ready to get engage in Collier County, you are invited to explore the below organizations specifically designed for young professionals:

Associate Leadership Collier
David Lawrence Center Advocates
FGCU Alumni Association
Habitat NextGen
Humane Society Naples Pawfessionals
Naples Junior Woman’s Club
Young Professionals of Naples

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Our Story:
In the fall of 2015, several graduates of the Associate Leadership Collier program came together with LCF staff and board members to create the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC). The goal: bring together Collier County’s next generation groups to increase impact for all, and, as our mission statement describes: “facilitate communication and collaboration between Collier County established decision makers and emerging leaders, fostering leadership succession that contributes to the vitality of our community.” Our members are subdivided into various working committees to compile resources and assist young professionals and emerging leaders as needed. For the first time, young professional and next generation boards in Collier County are systematically collaborating to share information and best practices, as well as address leadership succession in the community.

To learn more about the Emerging Leadership Council,  contact Amanda Pearson, VP of Leadership Collier Foundation, email