Mentor Spotlight: Louise Penta
Mentor of the Year Louise Penta has made it her priority to make academic dreams come true for Take Stock in Children scholars. An active mentor of the Immokalee program, Louise has channeled her activity to launch programs like Fund A Dream to help scholars go to college.
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Alumni Spotlight: Belkis Christina Plata Alumni of the Year
Belkis Christina Plata, a 2003 graduate of the Duval Take Stock in Children program, is the recipient of the 2015 Alumna of the Year award for her positive impact on her community assisting thousands of youth and their families.
In 2014, Belkis returned to Take Stock in Children as a mentor with hopes that she can give back to other students the benefits of a mentor. Read more »
4TH ANNUAL PROFIT GOLF CLASSIC BENEFITS TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN'S WORK AND MISSION IN FLORIDAThe 4th Annual Eugene Profit Golf Classic was recently held for the first time at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine benefitting Take Stock in Children. A record amount of golfers and TSIC supporters turned out for the event that took place on the greens of the renowned King & Bear Golf Course.
"I have several business partners and clients in the Florida market, so it was only natural to expand our charitable efforts to the Florida marketplace," said Eugene Profit. "The decision to name Take Stock in Children as one of the beneficiaries of the 4th Annual Profit Golf Classic was a rather easy one. The organization's mission aligns perfectly with our company's mission of believing that no child should be left behind and that given the proper tools, resources, and encouragement, anything is possible," he concluded.
"We are delighted to partner with an organization that shares our commitment to helping students achieve their dreams and making a difference in our communities," said Madeline Pumariega, Take Stock in Children State President and CEO.
Tournament sponsors included Profit Investments, The William Capital Group, Cheevers and Company, Loop Capital, Topeka, Greenberg Traurig, Cabrera Capital Markets, Lewis & Knopf, Advent, Investment Technology Partners, Florida Blue, Edwin Watts, The Spa at World Golf Village, Aroma's, Love Too Par, Arlington Toyota, Underwood Jewelers, Carlisle Industries, KIND Healthy Snacks, Ponte Verda Recorder and First Coast Register and Jerome Brown's Famous BBQ, just to name a few.