The Immokalee Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Babson and Trisha Hare to its Board of Directors.
Babson’s business career spanned over 20 years with Arthur Andersen & Co., a public accounting firm. She joined the Denver office as a Certified Public Accountant before being transferred to the Firm’s headquarters in Chicago, where she held various positions in the professional education, marketing, and communications areas.
She has considerable leadership experience serving on nonprofit boards dedicated to women’s and children’s issues, education, and rural economic development. That experience includes governance, strategic planning, and financial oversight.
“I care deeply about inspiring and developing future leaders and have a passion for this work,” Babson said. “The Immokalee Foundation has ambitious goals, meaningful metrics to measure the impact of its work, and an exemplary success rate.”
As a senior vice president and relationship strategist for PNC Private Bank, Trisha Hare assists individuals and families in pursuing the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that the important aspects of their financial lives are thoughtfully orchestrated.
Hare is active in the community, serves on Boards for other area nonprofits, and is a Graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2011.
“I have a passion for ensuring every child has access to a higher education, and The Immokalee Foundation fits this passion,” said Hare. “After hearing Foundation President and CEO Noemi Perez speak and listening to the extraordinary student success stories, I knew I had to get involved.”
Babson and Hare also cited The Immokalee Foundation’s 100% high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates as instrumental in their decision to join the Board.
“Both of these extraordinary women bring a sincere passion and a fresh new perspective to The Immokalee Foundation’s Board,” said Perez. “We know their contributions will greatly impact our ongoing ability to positively change the lives of Immokalee’s most vulnerable—its children.”