Grower-shipper donates $3 million to education center for migrant children

Lipman Family Farms is proud to have presented a check for $3 million to the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s (RCMA) Immokalee Community Academy. The donation represents the single largest one-time private gift made to RCMA in its 47-year history.

“We are delighted to support RCMA, a dedicated organization providing quality childcare, education, and resources to children in the Immokalee community in Florida, a community that feels like family to us,” said 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.” 

The $3 million donation represents the single largest one-time private gift made to RCMA in its 47-year history.

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.

“We are grateful for the commitment Lipman has made with us to support our shared community,” said Isabel Garcia, executive director of RCMA. “Its generous donation is a historic one for our organization and a reflection of the company’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 continues to broaden its range of programs. Its Early Head Start centers accept infants as young as six weeks, and after-school programs serve children ages six to 16 years.

In honor of their many years of partnership, RCMA’s new campus in Immokalee will be named Lipman Family Campus for Children and Families. A groundbreaking for the campus is scheduled for May 25, 2023. 

For more information:
Morgan Stuckert
Lipman Family Farms
Tel.: +1 (239) 641-0088  

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