In 2013 Myra Janco Daniels, founder and former CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida, responded to the plight of more than 10,000 school children in Collier County who came home every day to an empty house. Mrs. Daniels agreed to chair a capital campaign to raise $5 million dollars for the construction of The Salvation Army’s new Fran Cohen Youth Center. The Youth Center was officially dedicated in April 2017 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries, Latchkey League members, Salvation Army representatives and many others.
Latchkey League was formed in 2013 with the commitment to raise funds for at-risk children participating in after-school programs in Collier County, Florida. The mission of the Latchkey League, Inc. is to support and provide educational, cultural and recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who are in need of after-school supervision and activities and to promote educational development for their future.
The Latchkey League offers fundraising opportunities throughout the season to financially support latchkey children attending after-school programs which provide opportunities for kids to learn dance, music, art and theater in addition to actively mentoring and tutoring them where possible.
Latchkey League became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2015 to continue supporting the Fran Cohen Youth Center and expand its ability to help more children by providing grants to eligible Collier County organizations offering after-school programs.
Judy Tedder – President
Judy is from Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Indiana University/Purdue University. She started her career in the medical insurance field as a marketing vice president for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana. Judy moved to Atlanta to become director of consumer services and marketed senior benefits with Acordia Senior Benefits, a division of Blue Cross and she is a registered health underwriter. Judy retired with her move to Naples in 2000 and worked part time at the Philharmonic as a customer service representative for nine years. She has been president of the Longshore Lake Women’s Club and chair of the tennis committee.
Madonna Crane – 1st Vice President
Madonna graduated from Southern Illinois University with a major in Social Work.She is married and has two grown daughters, Kirsten and Kristen.
Madonna is a member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) for 29 years and the Sons of Norway for 16 years. Madonna appreciates the work of the Latchkey League and she is honored to support this organization that does so much good for the children and families of Collier County.
Robert Young – 2nd Vice President
Bob is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps. His business career was in magazine publishing including The New Yorker Magazine. Other pursuits include president of YMS Media Services, director of NYAC, president of the Frank McGuire Foundation and president of Central Park Studios. Bob’s local endeavors include numerous charitable organizations. He serves as a mentor at New Beginnings School and is a life member of the Marine Corps League.
Barbara Plocharczyk – Membership Director
Barbara is from Upstate New York and attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale. Before making the move to Florida 1992, she retired as Manager of the Conference Center at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Albany, NY. She served as President of the Longshore Lake Foundation as well as President of the Longshore Lake Women’s Club, and continues to volunteer on several committees in her community where she has lived for the past 20 years. Barbara became a member of the Latchkey League because she believes in its mission of being in it for the kids.
Laura Clemo – Treasurer
Laura was born and raised in the Cleveland and Chagrin Falls areas of Ohio. She has lived in Bonita Springs for the past 27 years. Laura worked at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts for almost 20 years, under the direction of Myra J. Daniels. Her last position with the Phil was customer service manager. She now holds her real estate license and works on a limited basis for John R. Wood Properties. Currently, Lauras’ main effort is being full-time caretaker for her husband, Jim. Previous volunteering efforts include working with Habitat for Humanity. She rejoins the Latchkey League’s board as treasurer, a position she held several years ago.
Wilma Boyd – Director
President and CEO of Preferred Travel, Wilma attributes her success to a “positive outlook, tremendous drive and the ability to select outstanding, experienced and caring staff members.” Since opening its doors in 1984, Preferred Travel of Naples has become one of the leading and most award-winning travel agencies in the region. The agency has grown from three employees to over 50 travel specialists from throughout the world. Wilma Boyd and the Preferred Travel team believe in giving back to the community. They support numerous local charities through their special travel events.
Amy Turner – Director
Amy is an entrepreneur with a 4 decade history of working with fellow Neapolitans in the area of real estate, retail and technology. Most recently, she was the co-owner of Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour.
Her real estate projects include senior housing facilities, shopping center sites, and commercial triple net properties. She is a technology and innovation enthusiast and enjoys working with and mentoring children. She holds a business./marketing degree from the University of Florida.
When she isn’t working, you’ll find Amy in the garden with her pups, or hitting the gym with her family.
Nadine Glatley – Director
Nadine is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rent A Daughter Senior Care, Inc. She began her business in the Cleveland area in 2003 as a care-giver for an elderly woman. The relationship Nadine and the client formed was much like a mother and daughter. Nadine decided at that moment that she had found her calling. She began to work with other elderly clients in the community and word quickly spread.
In 2005, Nadine began to hire care givers and train them to provide the same level of care a daughter would provide a parent. Nadine now creates custom care plans for each of her clients is actively involved in their care.
Over the next 15 years, Rent A Daughter, Inc. has expanded its services throughout the Cleveland, OH and Naples, Fl community. Nadine resides in Solon, OH and Naples, Fl with her husband Mark and their four children, Amanda, Blake, Spencer and Julia.
Donna Raab – Director
Donna is from New Jersey where she returns every summer to enjoy her place at the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. She has three sons and seven grandchildren who visit her often in Naples and New Jersey. Donna has been an avid volunteer for many social and charitable organizations. She is a recent graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership Master Class XXIII where she learned much more about the non profits of Naples and Collier County. She just completed the first year of a 3 year term as a Director of the Pelican Bay Property Owners Association. She is honored to be a new member of the board and she looks forward to her involvement with the Latchkey League.
Bethany Sawyer – Director
Bethany believes small gestures made one day at a time can make a difference. Bethany enjoys playing pickle ball and has great joy teaching the students at the Fran Cohen Youth Center this wonderful sport.
Evelyn Cannata – Director
Evelyn was born and raised in Panama, she eventually relocated to New York. She and her husband moved to Naples in 2004. They have three beautiful daughters.
Evelyn brings years of fundraising and philanthropic experience to the table. She has been involved with Naples International Film Festival from conception to Artis-Naples for the last ten years. Her passions are her family, cooking and love for the Cayman Islands.