Lipman Family Farms Donates $3 Million; Jaime Weisinger and Isabel Garcia Share
IMMOKALEE, FL - A major donation was given by Lipman Family Farms to the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s (RCMA) Immokalee Community Academy. The $3 million check represents reportedly the single largest one-time private gift made to RCMA in its 47-year history.
“We are delighted to support RCMA, a dedicated organization that provides quality childcare, education, and resources to children in the Immokalee community in Florida, a community that feels like family to us,” shared Jaime Weisinger, Director of Community and Government Relations for Lipman Family Farms. “We look forward to seeing how RCMA will use these funds to positively impact the education and welfare of the children of our community."
As long-time supporters of RCMA, this is the largest donation Lipman has made to any one organization. The gift will support efforts to expand RCMA’s charter schools throughout the state, including a new campus in Immokalee, Florida.
According to the release, RCMA honored its many years of partnership with Lipman by naming its new campus in Immokalee as the Lipman Family Campus for Children and Families. A groundbreaking for the campus is scheduled for May 25, 2023.
“We are grateful for the commitment that Lipman has made with us to support our shared community,” said Isabel Garcia, Executive Director of RCMA. “Their generous donation is a historic one for our organization and a reflection of Lipman’s commitment to the families and future generations of Immokalee.”
Since the establishment of its first two childcare centers in Homestead, Florida, in 1965, RCMA has grown to 71 centers in 21 Florida counties. Serving the rural poor, most centers serve children of Hispanic immigrants working in the community, representing nearly 86 percent of the 7,600 students served. Through generous donations, RCMA has continued to broaden its range of programs.
A heartfelt round of gratitude to Lipman and RCMA for all the work they do for the community and our industry.