IMMOKALEE — On April 14, RCMA (Redlands Christian Migrant Association) announced that it has received a donation of $3,000,000 from Lipman Family Farms. The gift will support efforts to expand RCMA’s charter schools throughout the state, including a new campus in Immokalee. The gift is the largest one-time private gift that RCMA has ever received and is also Lipman Family Farm’s largest donation to any one organization.
“Lipman Family Farms has been a great partner in helping us provide educational opportunities and other services to the migrant and agricultural working families in Immokalee and throughout the state,” said Isabel Garcia, Executive Director of RCMA. “This gift will fuel RCMA’s efforts to build new dual language schools in different parts of rural Florida, which have the potential to change Florida’s educational landscape for low-income families in rural Florida. We are so very grateful for their generosity.”
RCMA will receive $1,200,000 from Lipman Family Farms this spring, and $200,000 a year over the next 9 years. In honor of their many years of partnership, RCMA’s new campus in Immokalee located off Lake Trafford Road, will be named Lipman Family Farms Campus for Children and Families.
“We are proud to be a part of the continued success at RCMA,” said Jaime Weisinger, Director of Community Relations for Lipman Family Farms. “This gift represents the largest donation Lipman has ever made to a nonprofit organization, and is the culmination of a relationship that goes back decades. Lipman is dedicated to creating lasting impact in the communities in which we operate, and this gift is going to positively affect the Immokalee community in a big way.”
Groundbreaking for the new facility in Immokalee will be held on May 12, 2023. When completed, the center will feature two new child development centers, a community center, two soccer fields, and a brand new charter school.
For additional information on RCMA, please contact Joseph Goldbach at Joseph.Goldbach@rcma.org or 239-658-3560 x2007.