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Partner Support

Our employees, lovingly referred to as partners, impact the lives of our residents every day. Because of the generosity of our donors, we are able to fund innovative ways to support those whom we care so much about.

For some of our partners and their dependents being able to attend college is a dream. A dream that  Moorings Park residents can make into a reality through the Moorings Park Foundation Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of residents from all three campuses, carefully reviews the applications and selects who will receive a scholarship.

Partners may apply if they have worked full-time or part-time for Moorings Park for at least a year. Household dependents and spouses may also apply.  Scholarship applications open in early November and typically close the first week of February.  Please visit the Community Foundation of Collier County website ( for all application questions and requirements.

We would like to thank our residents for investing in the education of our partners and their families. If you have not made a donation and would like to do so, please click here.

Each year, your Foundation matches state funding for eligible Moorings Park employees who need assistance with child care expenses.

Through the School Readiness Program, administered by the Early Learning Coalition of SW Florida, childcare is provided through private, early childhood programs, family child care homes and school-based sites operated by public schools. This helps parents have access to high quality programs designed to meet the individual needs of their children.

Eligibility depends on participants’ household size and income. Partners could receive help with 35-40% of their childcare costs. In Collier County, one of the highest expenses other than housing is childcare. For some of our partners, taking advantage of this benefit is the difference between having to work longer hours, keeping them away from their children.  The application process is handled through our HR department.

For the paperwork to apply, click the links below.

Following Hurricane Ian, it became apparent that our partners’ needed help when navigating challenges. Because of the generosity of residents John and Connie Rakoske, led to the funding of a new position to help partners with non-work-related needs.

In May, Social Services Coordinator, Candy Dyckman joined the team and has hit the ground running! Candy will explore internal and external resources to help address partners’ needs. To increase access to her services, she spends her time at different locations on the original campus, Grey Oaks, and Grande Lake.

Because of this transformational Rakoske gift, our partners are now empowered with information and access to resources that will increase their opportunities for success. We are very thankful for their commitment to this initiative and Moorings Park Foundation.

Candy Dyckman can be reached at 239-326-2981 (internal ext. 151) or at