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JANUARY – MAY 2024
PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE OR VIA PHONE    

Keep your mind active and engaged in the new year!
Register for a lecture with FGCU Academy!
Register for a Day Trip with FGCU Academy!    

Greetings, Welcome to 2024! A new year of hope and prosperity for all.  

Our office is open and we are ready to assist you with your registration needs.  

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2024 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE ONLINE!  

-The Program Guides are available at The Naples Center – 704 Goodlette Frank Rd. N.
We have them in front of our building for your convenience to pick one up any time.  
-Program Guides are available at your local libraries throughout Lee and Collier Counties.  
-Program Guides have been mailed out.  
-If you would like to see our remarkably rich and varied program sooner, click the link
above to view our program guide online.  

WINTER-SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN  

AVAILABLE ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE  

Call our offices anytime for assistance at 239.434.4737      

Day Tripping / Special Events with FGCU Academy  

Click on any topic below to learn more.    

Special Events
       
A Conversation with Florida Gulf Coast University President Aysegul Timur
Wine and Food Pairing Social Event at Mare Terra
They Were Children: Rescue as Resistance Special Exhibition  

Miami Day Trips  

         
Miami Design District Art and Food Tour
Miami Millionaire’s Row™ Boat Cruise & Bayside Marketplace
Miami South Beach and Art-Deco Tour
Miami’s Little Havana Culinary, Artistic and Cultural Tour
Miami’s Wynwood Artistic, Culinary and Cultural Tour
Vizcaya Museum Tour with Lunch  

St. Petersburg / West Palm Beach
Immokalee / Myakka City


         
The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg
Flagler Mansion and Gilded Age Tea Lunch
Tour of Immokalee
Myakka Elephant Ranch Spa Enrichment Experience – Lunch at Local Winery      

TAKE A LECTURE AT ONE OF OUR 19 LOCATIONS  
The Arlington, Naples (AR)
Aston Gardens, North Naples (AG)
Bentley Village, North Naples (BV)
Bonita Bay Community Assoc., Bonita (BB)
Brooks Enrichment Center, Bonita (BR)
The Collaboratory, Ft. Myers (CO)
Cypress Cove, Ft. Myers (CC)
FGCU Main Campus, Ft. Myers (FG)
Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples (GR)
Hideaway Beach Club, Marco island (HB)
The Island Country Club, Marco island (IC)
Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples (GL)
Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, Naples (GO)
Moorings Park Original Campus, Naples (MP)
Naples Center, Naples (NC)
Siena Lakes, North Naples (SL)
The TwinEagles Club, North Naples (TE)
United Church of Marco Island, Marco (UC)
Wyndemere Country Club, Naples (WC)  
(see page 4 of the Winter-Spring 2024 Program Guide for location addresses)
   

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2024 Travel Open House Presentation

 
Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania
August 13-28, 2024 
16 days for $11,196  
View Brochure

 
Exploring Iceland
August 15-25, 2024  
11 days for $6,692  
View Brochure

 
Southern Italy & Sicily
September 4-18, 2024  
15 days for $6,674  
View Brochure

 
Scotland: Highlands & Islands
September 9-20, 2024  
12 days for $5,896   
View Brochure

 
Sensations of Lyon & Provence 2024 River Cruise
September 17 – 28, 2024
12 days from $5,469  
View Brochure

 
Jewels of the Rhine 2024 River Cruise
September 20 – 30, 2024
11 days from $4,925   
View Brochure

 
Provincial French Countryside
September 27-October 11, 2024 
15 days for $6,297  
View Brochure

 
New Zealand Adventure
October 10-25, 2024  
16 days for $8,124  
View Brochure

 
Southeast Asia Odysseys
October 31-November 18, 2024 
19 days for $7,597  
View Brochure

Travel Abroad with FGCU Academy  
Call our office 239.434.4737 
for assistance with registration or
Click to View our Website        

DONATE NOW  

FGCU Academy Needs Your Support Today to Ensure that Our Critical Mission of
Adult Education and Enrichment Continues!  

FGCU Academy is ready to serve the SWFL community for the Winter-Spring 2024 Season—
Learning, Growing, Sharing and Socializing. With nearly 700 programs at more than nineteen
locations, there is something for everyone. If we have had the opportunity to meet in person or
if you have heard me speak, I hope I was able to share with you my passion about FGCU
Academy and its mission to provide lifelong learning and enrichment to the SWFL community.
I believe it is critical to our well-being to keep exploring new avenues for growth to keep our
minds engaged in our past, present and future.   

Since we are a non-credit programmatic offering, Florida Gulf Coast University can provide
$0.00 of support to the Academy. We must be financially self-sustaining.  

The fact is that the revenue generated through memberships and program fees provides for only
50% of our annual operating costs. Additionally, our attendance has not yet returned to pre-pan-
demic levels, so revenue is much lower than in the past.   

As an educator, I find myself slightly uncomfortable talking about the financial needs of the
Academy beyond thanking everyone for their participation. But, this year and for the near future,
it is important that I find the words to ask for additional support through philanthropic donations.  

Our passion keeps us moving forward and your donations will do the same. Please take a moment
to consider a year-end donation to ensure our continued success. All amounts make a difference
in strengthening the work we do in the community.   

Your gift will allow the Academy to offer more than 1,000 diverse and fascinating programs at
more than twenty locations throughout SWFL. Through our mission we promise to enrich the
lives, minds and social well-being of more than 10,000 SWFL adults and seniors that participate
in our programs each year.   

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW  
or mail your donation to
FGCU Academy
704 Goodlette Frank Road North, Suite 330
Naples, FL 34102  

I look forward to seeing you at a FGCU Academy program in 2024. Please contact me directly
at jguerra@fgcu.edu or 239.434.4838 with questions or to learn more.  

In gratitude,   John J. Guerra Director of FGCU Academy

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FGCU ACADEMY NAPLES CENTER
704 Goodlette-Frank Rd N Suite 330
Naples, FL 34102  

239.434.4737  

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