Naples, FL – January 9, 2023 – Suncoast Credit Union Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to The Immokalee Foundation to support its career-focused educational programming and training through Career Pathways, the Foundation’s comprehensive curriculum that prepares its students for in-demand, well-paying careers in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Construction Management and Healthcare.
“The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is active in promoting the education, health and emotional well-being of children in the communities we serve, so this program is the perfect fit,” said Kourtney Berry, Executive Director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. “With this grant, we hope that The Immokalee Foundation will be able to impact more children in their community by fostering lasting relationships to serve them for a lifetime.”
Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of Florida, the 10th largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its $15+ billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 75 full-service branches and serves more than one million members in 40 counties across Florida.
“From the beginning, Suncoast has been focused on education and educators,” said Noemi Y. Perez, President and CEO of The Immokalee Foundation. “Today, we share a goal of placing the youth of Immokalee on a path toward future careers and financial independence. The Immokalee Foundation is honored to be a part of Suncoast’s rich history of care and support.”
Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $36 million to organizations and initiatives. For more information, visit suncoastcreditunion.com.
About The Immokalee Foundation: For more than 30 years, The Immokalee Foundation has been preparing the next generation of leaders through a 100% focus on education, career readiness, and professional development for students in Immokalee—from kindergarten to postsecondary education. The Foundation provides new pathways to success and financial independence through robust programming that prepares students for well-paying, in-demand professional careers. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, become a mentor, signature events, volunteer as a career panel speaker or host, donate, or include the Foundation in your estate plans, please call 239-430-9122 or visit immokaleefoundation.org.