NAPLES, Fla. (June 14, 2021) – The Immokalee Foundation recently announced the addition of four new members to its 2021-22 board of directors: Drew Yurko, CFO of Lipman Family Farms, is the newly appointed treasurer. New board members include Katherine Ahearn, senior vice president at Northern Trust Naples; Katherine “Kitty” Green, vice president for advancement and foundation executive director at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Carol Joseph, former vice president of organizational development at Magnum Products.
“Community engagement is an important strategic pillar for FGCU, and I can’t think of a better partnership than between The Immokalee Foundation and FGCU,” said Green. “We work together on many initiatives to benefit the young people of Immokalee, and I am delighted to represent FGCU on The Immokalee Foundation’s board. I am looking forward to supporting the foundation’s excellent work in any way I can.”
Along with Ahearn, Green, Joseph and Yurko, The Immokalee Foundation 2021-22 board of directors includes Jerry Belle, chair; Alison K. Douglas, secretary; Tarren Bragdon; John Griswold; Joyce Hagen; Karen L. Hendricks; Barbara L. Morrison; Stephen D. Pryor; Linda Salazar; John C. Tobe, and Joseph Zednik.
“We are honored by the tireless dedication of The Immokalee Foundation board of directors,” said Noemi Y. Perez, president and CEO of the foundation. “Together with our staff, we look forward to working together to provide life-changing opportunities for the youth of Immokalee.”
For 30 years, The Immokalee Foundation has provided a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence. 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.