Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced Linda Brown, Doris Colgate and Mary Fischer as the honorees of its 2019 Grande Dames Tea.

The three women will be recognized for their roles in business, community and philanthropy at Pace’s annual Grande Dames Tea celebration, held from 1-3 p.m. on March 26 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers.

Brown serves on the board for Lee Community Healthcare. Colgate is the co-owner, chief executive officer and president of Offshore Sailing School. Fischer was recently re-elected to her third term as a district representative for the Lee County School Board.

Ticket sales for the 11th annual Grande Dames Tea event begin Feb. 1, with admission at $60 per person and $500 for tables of eight. Proceeds from the event benefit Pace.

To purchase tickets, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 239-425-2366.