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FGCU Academy Give Day is HERE!    

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

Academy programs emphasize the joy of learning by highlighting the personal
fulfillment, intellectual stimulation, and sense of achievement that comes from
sharing knowledge, discussing important ideas and learning new things. They
promote social engagement and provide opportunities for building connections,
friendships, and a sense of belonging within a community. Finally, the Academy
can be a part of an active and fulfilling retirement. Our programs promote mental
acuity, physical well-being, and a vibrant lifestyle. Academy participants seek
knowledge, inspiration, creativity and good health.  

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-pandemic
levels, so revenue is much lower than in the past.   

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

Your support will allow the Academy to offer more than 1,500 diverse and
fascinating programs at more than twenty-one locations throughout SWFL
year-round. Through our mission we promise to enrich the lives, minds and
social well-being of more than 12,000 SWFL adults and seniors who
participate in our programs each year.  

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 either in-person or
online. Please contact me directly at [email protected] or 239-434-4838 with
questions or to learn more.  

In gratitude,  

John J. Guerra
Director, FGCU Academy  

Call our office anytime for assistance at 239.434.4737      

Click on any topic below to learn more.    


Mysterious Oman: A Little-Known Country
March 27| 10 – 11:30 pm Wednesday
Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

Oman, the Middle East’s most exotic destination is a mix of untouched
beaches, parched deserts, mighty fortresses, ancient towns, and majestic
mountains. Located at the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula,
Oman has been closed for centuries to the outside world. Even today it is
captivating and mysterious while at the same time having a progressive
and stable government. A blend of the old and the new, Oman combines
traditional Arabic styles and customs with ancient fortifications and
architectural treasures that set it apart from many other oil-rich modern
countries in the Middle East.

Get Ready to Vote in the August Primaries
March 27 | 1:30- 3 pm Wednesday
Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

Florida will hold its 2024 Primary Elections on August 20. Many
races will be decided on that date; the winners in others will face
off in the General Elections in November. In this presentation, we
review the state and local offices and candidates that will be on the
ballot for Collier County voters and give you a jump-start for being
a more informed voter.

Woodstock Memories
March 27 | 1:30- 3 pm Wednesday
Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

What drew a half million people together in 1969 for three days of peace and music?
August 2019 was the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. This
historical musical presentation explains the political, social and cultural events that
led up to the festival and why it will likely never happen again. The instructor attend-
ed the festival in 1969 and shares her personal memories mixed with her historian’s
perspective in a multimedia presentation. Hippie attire is welcome.        

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)    

FGCU Academy

Click Below to View   2024 Travel Open House Presentation


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Travel Abroad with FGCU Academy  
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with registration or Click to View our Website


FGCU Academy
704 Goodlette-Frank Rd N Suite 330
Naples, FL 34102  


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