Arts for ACT Gala & Auction announces new emcees for March 4 event

February 8, 2023 CONRIC PR

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2023) — We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this important announcement: Jen Stacy and Greg Parker of ABC7 will be gracing the stage as the new emcees for the Arts for ACT Night in TV Land Gala & Auction on March 4, at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center!


This signature community event will throw back to some of the greatest classics ever made for an evening of fun and fundraising. Dress as your favorite TV character of yesteryear. Whether you come as Fonzie from Happy Days, Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie, or Fred and Wilma from the Flintstones, come on out to have some fun, win some prizes and help us set the stage for zero tolerance of abuse and support our local survivors.


This must-attend who’s who annual charity event is chaired by Marc Collins and Marilyn Santiago. The highly anticipated live art and luxury item auction will be led by renowned auctioneer Scott Robertson, with emcees Jen Stacy and Greg Parker of ABC7. Prizes include luxury excursions, hotel stays, and art donated by many award-winning local, national, and international artists. The silent auction will be filled with other wonderful items thanks to the generous contributions of local business owners.


Hurricane Ian may have pushed the date, but the 34th annual Arts for ACT Gala and Auction is coming back stronger than ever! Southwest Florida is resilient and the excitement for this event has only grown! Back in person for the first time since the pandemic, Arts for ACT tickets are going quick! Reserve your seats or VIP table and come dance the night away with friends, join in the costume contest, sip cocktails, dine, and bid on your favorite items. You may want to try a Dreamsicle, the signature drink of the night sponsored by Millennial Brewing.


Tickets can be purchased online at The pre-show starts at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite TV character’s costume or semi-formal attire. Check out the event on Facebook, or contact CEO Jennifer Benton at 239-939-2553 or to donate, become a sponsor, or learn more. In the words of the Golden Girls, “Thank you for being a friend!”


About Arts for ACT 

Since 1974, ACT’s mission has been to protect, support, educate, and empower victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties. ACT provides 100% free, safe, and confidential services; it all starts with a call to ACT’s 24/7 Helpline: 239-939-3112. Visit to learn more.

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