TIF’s John Henry named a Distinguished Volunteer of the Year

John Henry, a positive force for The Immokalee Foundation for more than a decade, recently was named a 2018 Distinguished Volunteer of the Year by the Collier-Lee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Henry, an emeritus board member for The Immokalee Foundation, has devoted countless hours of time to mentoring several students who have […]

TIF students learn about home construction and sales

Students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) Career Development program experienced first-hand the home construction process during a recent career exploration day hosted by Pulte Homes. The day began at Pulte Homes’ corporate office in Bonita Springs with a tour, which included Pulte’s Design Center. Students were then encouraged to roll up their sleeves and […]

The Immokalee Foundation is seeking more mentors

NAPLES – January is National Mentoring Month, and The Immokalee Foundation needs more adults to take part in rewarding relationships with its students. Caring adults who can encourage and guide these young people in middle and high school are vital to the students’ success. The process is simple: A foundation mentor is matched with a […]

TIF raises $2.5 million at annual events to help youth of Immokalee

The Immokalee Foundation unveiled its new career model during the Charity Classic Celebration gala and Pro-Am this month, garnering strong support from philanthropists and community business leaders who donated $2.5 million to support the foundation’s groundbreaking programs that serve the youth of Immokalee. The Charity Classic Celebration provided attendees with the opportunity to support specific […]

Bank of America awards $7,500 grant to TIF program

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the Career Development program, a multifaceted curriculum that introduces Immokalee youth to potential occupations, business etiquette and networking, and matches students with adult mentors in the community. The foundation’s Career Development program empowers Immokalee’s youth to […]

Students from TIF learn about careers in film

NAPLES – Students from The Immokalee Foundation recently learned about career fields in the film industry during a SON Studios career day. SON Studios is a self-described “group that’s committed to positively influencing society by creating enriching, entertaining media.” To nurture upcoming talent on- and off-camera, SON sponsored a visit at Wyndemere County Club for […]

The Immokalee Foundation launches new website with focus on student success stories

NAPLES – Visitors to The Immokalee Foundation’s new website at https://immokaleefoundation.org have the chance to meet several program participants and graduates through videos, photos and testimonials. On the home page, a prompt connects visitors to a video featuring students at various levels of success, including professionals who have achieved the ultimate goal of financial independence […]

TIF students receive expert support at event

NAPLES – A recent networking reception introduced students in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs to more than 20 Southwest Florida professionals from a variety of career fields. The event, held in the offices of the Community Foundation of Collier County, also gave students practical experience in meeting, greeting and conversing in a business environment. Thirty Immokalee […]

The League Club grants $10,000 to The Immokalee Foundation’s Immokalee Readers program

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from Southwest Florida’s League Club to support its Immokalee Readers program. Immokalee Readers is an after-school early intervention literacy tutoring program designed to help the lowest-performing young readers by supplementing their regular classroom instruction in reading. The tutors are high school students supervised by certified […]

TIF appoints Noemi Perez as new executive director

The board of directors of The Immokalee Foundation has appointed long-time foundation employee Noemi Perez as the organization’s executive director effective July 1, 2018. Steven Kissinger, who has served as the foundation’s executive director since 2014, will assume the position of vice president of Take Stock in Children of Florida on July 1. Perez, who […]