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 […]

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 […]

First-year TIF college students enjoy ‘fun money’

NAPLES – For students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs, there is one scholarship that’s not based on academics, test scores, grade point averages, or class standing. This scholarship is just for fun. Dr. Massoud Eghrari of Naples once again provided “fun money” scholarships to first-year college students who completed an application with general information […]

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 […]