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Steven Kissinger, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation, recently was selected as an honored guest for a Community Leadership Dinner hosted by Florida First Lady Ann Scott.

Kissinger and his wife, Stephanie, were seated with Mrs. Scott for dinner, which followed a gathering in the State Reception Room at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee. Each of the 20 honorees – including professionals from the field of education, civic leaders and members of the armed forces – had an opportunity to address the attendees and talk about their work.

“I enjoyed sharing The Immokalee Foundation’s mission and successes with leaders from throughout the state,” Kissinger said. “And Mrs. Scott was very gracious. She thanked us for the work we are doing and being a catalyst for change. She also presented a great overview of the mansion and the renovations they have completed over the years.”

The Greek Revival mansion, known as The People’s House, was built in 1956 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit

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