The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) is committed to improving the lives of the children of Immokalee and creating tomorrow’s workforce. In 2009, TIF transitioned from a grant-awarding organization to an operational not-for-profit organization focused on educational programs. This winter season, TIF is launching new and exciting events where individuals can participate and make a difference for the children in Immokalee. Some of these exciting monthly events are described below.
Rockin’ At Riverside Park
This free concert series event benefits TIF and is the first Monday of every month from September 2013 to February 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs (10450 Reynolds St.; Bonita Springs, FL). The first chapter of this event celebrated the first Monday of September was a success and the next five installments promise to be a great time.
Come support TIF and our community while enjoying legendary music!
TIF’s Dine & Donate
On selected Monday nights, TIF will be celebrating Monday Night Dine and Donate. This event is the result of the culinary world’s most philanthropic Naples restaurants pairing up with TIF to support the foundation’s mission.
This series of events kicks off on Monday, December 9, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (the beach resort). The centerpiece of this event will be the beautifully re-mastered Terrazza Restaurant. Tickets are being sold at $100 per person.
Next, on Monday, January 13, 2014, the Bleu Provence Restaurant will host an evening where ten percent of the proceeds for the evening will benefit TIF and the children of Immokalee. Mark your calendars for Monday nights out on the town!
TIF’s Program Services
The excitement continues to grow for the upcoming educational events organized by TIF. Here are some of the exciting events that TIF students will take part in:
The Immokalee Foundation’s Exciting Winter Season
• TSIC Expansion Induction. This event was held on Thursday,
October 3, 2013 at Ave Maria University. TIF is happy to announce
that it was able to expand this program to address the needs of very
• TIF’s Career Panel. The Career Development program organized
a Career Panel Opportunity at the Naples Community Hospital on
Friday, October 18, 2013.
• Annual Etiquette Luncheon & Networking Reception. This
event forms part of the Career Development Program. It will take
place on March 31, 2014 and it will be hosted by Shula’s restaurant
(located at the Naples Hilton).
• TSIC Induction Ceremony. The event, hosted by Take Stock in
Children, celebrates new scholarship recipients. The event will take
place on Thursday, April 3, 2014. This event will be held at Ave Maria
University in Ave Maria, Florida.
• TIF’s Annual Graduation Event. This event celebrates all TIF
students that graduate from high school, college or a post-secondary
path. This event will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Ave Maria
University in Ave Maria, Florida.
The foundation’s programs are made possible with the help of the foundation’s annual flagship fundraising event, the Charity Classic Celebration and Fund A Dream™ held on Saturday, November 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and the Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament held on Monday, November 16 at Bay Colony Golf Club. This event provides opportunities to make a life-changing impact on the lives of the foundation’s young students. The success of the charity auction celebrated at the event provides students with opportunities to grow, learn, and advance.
“We’re thrilled with the great support that our foundation is receiving from the community, restaurants and companies, the donors and volunteers,” said Liz Allbritten, TIF’s executive director. “We are focused on the education and success of our children. Our success could not come without our crucial supporters and partners that attend our events as well as the ones that host our events.”
Come out to support TIF’s upcoming events. For more information call 239.430.9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.