At Collier Enterprises our philanthropic priorities are sustainable land conservation, public education and the community of Immokalee. We were instrumental in establishing the Immokalee Foundation and also have supported organizations such as the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee, the Education Foundation of Collier County, Sustainable Florida, the Trust for Public Lands, the Council for Educational Change, the Florida Family Literacy Initiative and the PASS (Partnership to Achieve School Success) program.
We are continously identifying opportunities where we can make a difference in our community. In 2007 we became a local founding sponsor for The First Tee Naples/Collier, a program that provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as confidence, perseverance, and judgment through golf and character education.
Collier Enterprises also encourages its employees to get involved by supporting their efforts both financially and by making time available for volunteer activities. Through our Employee Matching Gift Program we donate one dollar to qualified non-profit organizations serving Southwest Florida for every dollar an employee contributes up to $1,000 per year for each employee.
While we recognize the importance of financial contributions, we believe there is no substitute for a personal commitment of time and energy. Our employees volunteer for numerous local causes, including Junior Achievement, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the American Heart Association. Members of our leadership team have also served on numerous community, regional and state organizations - from Leadership Collier and Leadership Florida to the Economic Development Council of Collier County, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, The Education Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, among many others.