Our Board of Directors

Laces of Love is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and run by a great team of dedicated volunteers.  There are NO paid staff.

2020 Board of Directors

    • Jeanne Nealon, President & Co-Founder
    • Julie McLeod, Vice President
    • Vi Steffan, Vice President
    • Susan Warren, Secretary/Treasurer & Co-Founder
    • Bette Russo
    • Jennifer Herwig
    • Shannan Jacoby
    • Donna Karwoski
    • Geralyn Krout
    • Christie Lampe
    • Diane Neglio
    • Judith Gangi Santos
    • Patti Spicer
    • Lori Stockham
    • Ryan Ulrich
    • Carey Brisson

2019 Distribution


Collier County Schools
Shoes Sport Shoes Total
Elementary Schools 3,629 3,629
Middle Schools 968 179 1147
High Schools 623 222 845
Other Agencies 3139 109 3,284
Totals 8,539 510 8,869

Other Agencies Collier County: Baby Basics, Big Brother Big Sisters, CAC, Childer Home Society Day Care, David Lawerence, Dress for Success, Eva’s Closet, Friends of Foster Children Forever, Fun Time Nursery Naples, Garguilo Farms, Golden Gate Community Center, Golden Gate Parks and Recreation, Guadalupe Center, Guardian Ad Litem Collier, Helps Outreach Naples, Immokall Child Care, Immokalee Parks and Recreation, Migrant Center Immokalee, Naples New Horizons, New Beginnings Immokalee, Outreach Homeless Laison, Shelter for Abused Women, Special Olympics Collier, St. Matthew’s House, Well Fit Girls, YMCA Naples


Lee County Schools
Shoes Sport Shoes Total
Elementary Schools 2,917* 2,917
Middle Schools 456 456
High Schools 302 126 428
Other Agencies 1,868 1,868
Totals 5,543 129 5,543

* Includes shoes distributed through Lee County School District Office

Other Agencies Lee County: ACT Shelter Lee, Cafe of Life, Eva’s Closet, Foster Care Lee, Homeless Laison, Our Mother’s Home, Guardian Ad Litem, Marcy Raylor RN, New Horizons Super Kid Reading Camp, PACE Lee

Grand Total: 14,875


2017 Financial Report
Income Expenses
Donations* $183,978.53 Shoes $146,782.11
2017 Concert $45,079.71 Sport Shoes $5,203.38
2017 Annual Letter $7,174.00 Socks $307.48
Interest $771.72 All Fundraising ** $14,053.45
Operations*** $29,594.20
Total Income: $237,003.96 Total Expenses: $181,887.17
Net Operating Income: $55,116.79

* We are trilled to receive monetary donations throughout the year and numerous donations at year end every year. We also receive donations of new shoes, which are not included here. There are included in our 990 which is available on Charity Navigator.

** Includes all 2017 fundraising expenses plus expenses in 2018 such as 2018 Concert Save the Date postcards and other 2018 Concert down payments.

*** Operations = Fees (State of Florida), insurance (Liability & D & O), web page hosting & updates, publishing Jeanne’s book, marketing (shoe cutout brochures, thank you notes, shoe key chains, posters, banner, etc.), storage expense, annual letter, postage.