One of the most recognizable voices on the planet recently spoke up on behalf of The Immokalee Foundation in Southwest Florida.
Susan C. Bennett is best known for being the female American voice of Apple’s “Siri” since the service was introduced on the iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, 2011. Bennett was the voice of Apple’s virtual assistant until the iOS 7 update was released on Sept. 18, 2013. Today, she is often referred to as “Classic Siri.”
Bennett recorded a video to call attention to the critical needs of the nation’s non-profit community – specifically, The Immokalee Foundation. Using technology, the foundation has remained “virtually open” and continues to support its Immokalee-based students. Of course, Siri is one of the most noteworthy technological advancements of the last decade.
Founded in 1991, The Immokalee Foundation and its supporters are empowering children and young adults to change the course of their lives. Students come from situations where English may not be their first language, where just getting through high school is considered a high achievement, and where a college degree and career are mere dreams.
With the support of mentors, donors, and volunteers, The Immokalee Foundation provides students the resources and the confidence to follow pathways to success. The foundation does this by providing educational and career-building opportunities that open the students’ eyes to their personal potential, along with the understanding that what they once considered impossible just might be possible after all.
Bennett has recorded messages for the public address system in all Delta Air Lines terminals worldwide, as well as voicing e-learning software and GPS navigation software, and telephone systems. Her voice has also been used in numerous local and national television advertisements for Ford, Coca-Cola, Fisher-Price, McDonald’s, The Home Depot, Goodyear, Visa, Macy’s, Hot Pockets, Club Med, and Cartoon Network, among others.
Bennett’s video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csrGdmLsVSY.
INSIDE EDITION’s Lisa Guerrero recently recorded a video in support of the Foundation, as well.
To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, becoming a mentor, its signature events, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit https://immokaleefoundation.org.