Former WINK News Anchor Stacey Adams to Return as Tux & Trees Gala Emcee for Sixth Year
One of Fort Myers' most popular former news anchors, Stacey Adams, will return to the public eye on Saturday, December 5, to host Goodwill's annual Tux & Trees Gala, a charity fundraiser and part of the Fort Myers Festival of Trees celebration.
By: Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation
Tux & Trees is part of the Festival of Trees, the signature fundraising event of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The festival features a four-day showcase of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and other holiday fare. This year’s festival runs Dec. 2-6, with the Tux & Trees Gala held during the evening of Dec. 5.
“We’re very lucky to have Stacey returning to Tux & Trees,” says Kirsten O’Donnell, director of public relations for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. “When she told us she was leaving television, our first impulse—after congratulating her-- was to make sure she still wanted to host the gala. She agreed immediately. Stacey is a class act.”
As emcee, Adams will join auctioneer Mike Joyce of Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry. The two have paired together at the gala three times, raising record funds for Goodwill.
“They’re like our ‘Dream Team,’” laughs O’Donnell.
Last year’s Festival and Gala raised $90,000 to support The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term financial support to programs and services of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Festival information and gala tickets are available on the events website: http://www.tuxandtrees.com.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to assisting people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. Last year, Goodwill was able to assist nearly 40,000 people across Southwest Florida, through services such as Goodwill Job-Link centers, disability-accessible housing, youth mentoring, the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school, and the Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute.
For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit http://www.goodwillswfl.org.