ABOUT US

A little over 40 years ago a group of fun-loving Neapolitans got together and decided to have a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Through the hard work of many volunteers and the generous support of patrons like you, the Parade has prospered in the decades since.

 

The Parade is now the largest privately-funded Parade in the state. It draws over 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America. The Foundation has donated over $200,000 to local high school bands and scholarships in the last five years.

OUR HISTORY 

A brief history of the Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade and how the tradition started

OUR MISSION 

We donate all funds raised by our charity to local high school music programs and educational scholarships.

We Need Your Support Today!

 

THE BOARD

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KIM HEASLIP

President

Foundation Board Member

PATRICK KIRK

Chief Parade Marshal

Foundation Board Member

Secretary

Foundation Board Member

JANET SHEENHAN

Parade Committee Member

TOM KANE

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SEAN GOULD

Parade Committee Member

MARYALICE BALBONI

Foundation Board Member

Foundation Board Member

MIKE JOYNT

Foundation Board Member

BERNIE MCLAUGHLIN