Immokalee Foundation Announces 2022 Gala Date

Immokalee Foundation Announces 2022 Sueños Dream Gala Date and Chairs

The Immokalee Foundation Sueños, The Dream Gala will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort on November 11, 2022

The Immokalee Foundation has announced the 2022 Charity Classic Celebration theme as Sueños, The Dream Gala. The event will be held at Ritz Carlton Beach Resort on November 11, 2022 after a two-year-long hiatus. The co-chairs for the 2022 Charity Classic Celebration are Janet and Jerry Belle and Carol and Tom Joseph.

Janet and Jerry Belle have a long history with The Immokalee Foundation. Jerry is the current chair of The Immokalee Foundation’s board of directors and has served as a mentor for an Immokalee Foundation student for the past four years, providing support, encouragement and guidance. The Belles co-chaired the Charity Classic Celebration in 2019, which raised critical funds to support the foundation’s career-based programs for the youth of Immokalee. Carol and Tom Joseph are active philanthropists both in Naples and Wisconsin. Carol is a new member of The Immokalee Foundation’s board of directors.

“It’s been a two-year wait, but we are so excited to co-chair this incredible event that helps provide such vital funding for The Immokalee Foundation’s students,” said Jerry Belle. “Immokalee has some incredible children that flourish through the Foundation’s programs, and the Sueños Dream Gala will be an elegant evening of entertainment and fine dining, presented alongside a number of wonderful opportunities to support these very deserving young people.”

The 2022 Charity Classic Sueños Dream Gala will take guests on a journey of The Foundations’ 31 plus years of making dreams come true. The event provides opportunities to support students in achieving a professional career through Fund A Dream, a live bidding experience that enables donors to contribute directly to support Immokalee’s children.

Immokalee Foundation Vice President of Philanthropy, Marie Rubenstein adds, “As the Spanish word ‘sueños’ indicates, the 2022 Charity Classic Celebration will be an unforgettable evening of making dreams come true for the children of The Immokalee Foundation.”

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Left to Right: Jerry Belle, Tom Joseph, Janet Belle, and Carol Joseph) The Immokalee Foundation has announced Janet and Jerry Belle and Carol and Tom Joseph as co-chairs of the 2022 Charity Classic Celebration.

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About The Immokalee Foundation

For more than 30 years, The Immokalee Foundation has been preparing the next generation of leaders through a 100% focus on education, career readiness, and professional development for students in Immokalee–from kindergarten to postsecondary education. The Immokalee Foundation offers new pathways to success and financial independence through robust programming that prepares students for well-paying, in-demand professional careers in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Construction Management and Healthcare. For additional information call 239-430-9122 or visit


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