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 […]

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 […]