TIF appoints Phillips as vice president of philanthropy

NAPLES – Melissa Phillips has been named vice president of philanthropy for The Immokalee Foundation. In the role, Phillips primary focus is on the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major and planned gifts. Additionally, as the vice president of philanthropy, Phillips will help develop and implement stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors. […]

TIF receives $25,000 boost from Gannett Foundation grant

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) recently received a $25,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation’s national “A Community Thrives” program. Gannett’s fundraising challenge is providing grants to community groups that are driving positive change – enabling nonprofits to promote their ideas on a national level to court additional support through donations. TIF is one of […]

Blue Zones certification benefits The Immokalee Foundation team

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has demonstrated its staff’s commitment to health and wellness by becoming Blue Zones certified. Executive Director Noemi Perez introduced the Blue Zones idea to her team as a way to ensure the staff had ready access to information and guidance about leading a healthy lifestyle. Student Advocate Lorena Ibarra was […]

Grant enables TIF to purchase computers for students’ use

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) recently received a $14,800 grant from The League Club that will help 1,300 Immokalee students in various foundation programs. The Community Trust Fund of The League Club Inc. awarded $343,743 to 35 area charities during an April 4 event made on behalf of its 600 members, enabled The Immokalee […]

The Immokalee Foundation celebrates 88 recent graduates

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation recently recognized 88 graduates – 55 students enrolled in its programs from high school and 33 from colleges and universities – during an evening of celebration at Ave Maria University. Many of the high school graduates will begin college this fall with a Take Stock in Children scholarship, which accepts […]

Students from TIF tour five Florida colleges in three days

NAPLES – Forty-four Immokalee High School students visited five Florida colleges and universities in three days during a tour sponsored by The Immokalee Foundation (TIF). Students and their chaperones traveled to Tampa on the first day to visit Hillsborough Community College – Brandon Campus and the University of South Florida. Day two in Gainesville included […]

The Immokalee Foundation welcomes new students into program

The Immokalee Foundation(TIF) welcomed 34 students into the Take Stock in Children scholarship program, which provides deserving students from low-income families a chance to obtain a post-secondary education in exchange for following program standards. Since becoming a Take Stock partner in 2001, The Immokalee Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. In greeting […]

The Immokalee Foundation installs 2019-20 board of directors

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation recently announced the installation of the organization’s 2019-20 board of directors. Board members at large are Steve Pryor, chair; David Legus, treasurer; Alison Douglas, secretary; Jerry Belle; Tarren Bragdon; Charles “Chuck” Campbell; John Griswold; Joyce Hagen; Karen Hendricks; Donald Huffner; Barbara Morrison; Peter Negri; Linda Salazar; John Tobe; and Joseph […]

TIF seeks companies partner in students’ development

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation is actively seeking local business partners for its recently launched, groundbreaking programming supporting “Professional Careers in The New Economy.” The programming introduces students to career pathways that lead to employment in high-demand jobs in Southwest Florida that may require professional certifications and credentials, in addition to those that require two- […]

Travel event benefits TIF’s college-bound students

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation recently received a donation of $26,100 thanks to Preferred Travel of Naples, which selected the foundation to benefit from its annual travel event. More than 450 guests attended “The Dazzling World of Travel” at the Club Pelican Bay. It marked the 12th year of this event, which to date has […]