TIF earns Take Stock in Children’s highest honor for 7th time

NAPLES – For the seventh consecutive year, The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) has earned the statewide Gold Level of Excellence Award from Take Stock in Children. Sandra Garcia is one of the students who celebrates her 7th year of involvement with Take Stock in Children. She applied and was accepted into the foundation’s program when she […]

Mercedes-Benz of Naples supports TIF’s Career Pathways program

NAPLES – The recent Mercedes-Benz of Naples Dealer Championship raised $7,200 for The Immokalee Foundation’s newest program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Recognizing that some well-paying jobs do not require a four-year degree but rather professional certifications or a vocational education, The Immokalee Foundation has worked with educational partners and local industry leaders to […]

Event chairs, committees gearing up for The Immokalee Foundation’s Charity Classic events

NAPLES – Event chairs and committee members are in place and planning ahead for The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) signature fundraising events in November – the Charity Classic Celebration on Nov.8 and the Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament on Nov. 11. Heading up the efforts are gala co-chairs, Janet and Jerry Belle and Barbara and Dale […]

The Immokalee Foundation director attends Harvard Business School program

NAPLES – Noemi Y. Perez, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation, recently returned from Harvard Business School, where she attended an executive education program made possible through a scholarship awarded by the Harvard Club of Naples. Perez was the sole recipient of the scholarship for this three-day program, titled Performance Measurement for Effective Management of […]

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 […]