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At The Figgers Foundation, our commitment to fostering positive change is unwavering, as showcased through our impactful partnerships and initiatives. Whether it's fostering education at Presentation Brothers College and Florida Memorial University, working hand in hand with Figgers Law, or celebrating accolades like the Tallahassee Leadership Award bestowed upon Foundation Chair, our dedication to community and youth development shines brightly. These endeavors underscore our core mission of empowering underserved communities and leaving a meaningful and enduring legacy.
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The Figgers Foundation is proud to have partnered with Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee in announcing the creation of the McGhee Connect Program.
The Figgers Foundation is proud to have partnered with Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee to create the McGhee Connect Program, which was officially announced at the Stephen P. Clark Center (SPCC) on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Freddie Figgers, as the Chairman of the Figgers Foundation, was delighted to join Commissioner McGhee in this announcement and looks forward to the positive impact the program will have on the community.
The Figgers Foundation | At The Figgers Foundation, we are incredibly proud of our Board chair Freddie Figgers for receiving the Annual Tallahassee Leadership Award.
Tallahassee Leadership believes that Freddie Figgers leadership, innovation, and dedication to service are truly deserving of this honor. We know that our Board Chair Freddie Figgers is deeply honored to receive this recognition, and we share in his excitement and gratitude. As an organization, we remain committed to following his example and continuing to make a positive impact in our communities.
At The Figgers Foundation, we firmly believe in the power of community and the impact of supporting those in need.
We were honored to have the opportunity to meet so many incredible families and inspire numerous children across the state, letting them know that they are not alone.
The Figgers Foundation, is honored to support the mission of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Association, Inc. (GRGA Miami), as expressed by The Figgers Foundation Secretary / Treasurer Natlie G. Figgers.
At The Figgers Foundation, we are proud to support the mission of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Association, Inc. (GRGA Miami) and the incredible work they do to provide resources and support to grandparents and elder caregivers who are raising their grandchildren or young kin. GRGA"s efforts to connect these caregivers with essential resources and equip them with the necessary tools to raise the next generation are truly inspiring.
At The Figgers Foundation, we firmly believe that investing in the education and development of our youth is crucial for building a brighter future.
That"s why we are proud to be a part of The Florida Youth Foundation and work alongside exceptional individuals who share our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. We recognize that by reaching and teaching the younger generation, we have the ability to shape their future and the future of our communities.
At The Figgers Foundation, we are truly honored to support Presentation Brothers College, Grenada to invest in the aspiring minds of tomorrow.
It was an incredible experience to meet with the young minds at the Presentation Brothers College who are driving innovation today and building the future of tomorrow.
The Figgers Foundation is privileged to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of Florida Memorial University students during the 2022 Fall Convocation.
We all go through setbacks, disappointments, and losses. That pain is a part of life. It’s easy to get discouraged and consider giving up. Pain will change you, Pain will mold you, and Pain will develop something in you to make you stronger. Grow through what you Go through. This will build your new strength, character, and self-esteem. You will be a better person. Work Hard today. Do what others won’t do today, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t do. Don’t let the pain, stop your dreams.
At the Figgers Foundation, we are delighted to provide our support to Golden Aya Corp for their remarkable efforts in educating young minds in Tanzania Tz.
At The Figgers Foundation, we take pride in providing innovative opportunities to pay it forward to the next generation by partnering with Florida Memorial University.
As flight cancellations and a pilot shortage continue to affect many people in the United States, the Figgers Foundation is committed to creating new and innovative opportunities to support the next generation and make a positive impact.
Airlines struggling with shortages want to recruit more diverse pilots. This HBCU could be a solution.
“We want to be a pipeline for Black pilots,” said William McCormick, chairman of Florida Memorial University’s Board of Trustees.
The Figgers Foundation is honored to collaborate with Figgers Law, where Attorney Natlie G. Figgers demonstrates an unwavering commitment to advocating for her clients and upholding their rights.
As the Secretary and Treasurer of The Figgers Foundation, Natlie exemplifies our values of dedication and service to the community.
Freddie FIggers is the founder and CEO of telecommunications company Figgers Communication. His nonprofit Figgers Foundation is working with the Florida chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association to provide the Brain Bus RV and van with mobile hotspots for visiting families.
For many students across the United States, going to college is an exciting prospect. It is a rite of passage, helping students transition from wide-eyed youth to worldly adults. And, oftentimes, it is a vessel that allows students to build a better life for themselves. However, not all students who want to attend college have the finances or support they need, especially as college tuition and fees continually rise.
The "Bike Dreams" campaign, a product of the Figgers Foundation donated $50,000 to purchase and distribute bicycles for foster and adopted youth in Florida, Georgia, and throughout the country.
Gadsden County native Freddie Figgers recently donated 5,000 Level 1 surgical masks for first responders in Gadsden County, according to Sheriff Morris Young. Figgers operates Figgers Communications, a telecommunications firm in Fort Lauderdale
This time of year, we are no strangers to the act of giving. Yet for many people, giving reaches only to people whom they know and love. The Figgers Foundation is working to change this script. Created to impact positive change, the foundation is the brainchild of Freddie Figgers, CEO and Chief Software Architect of Figgers Communications, Inc.
This period of the year, we are no strangers to the action of the giving. Yet, for several people, giving limits only to people whom they recognize and like. The Figgers Foundation is acting to modify this scenario. Planned to influence positive addition, the foundation is the mensa genius child of Freddie Figgers, CEO of Figgers Communications; settling his powers into practice, Mr. Figgers, who resides by the mantra “we are our brother’s manager,” today declared the “Bike Dreams” giveaway, an operation to distribute bikes to kids and teens in foster attention systems beyond the country.
The Figgers Foundation touched over 6,500 lives this past Thanksgiving to provide, funds, food, food assistance and products to families in need in all over the State of Florida, as well as making sure that the homeless in Broward and Miami Dade Counties had a safe holiday dinner.
Freddie Figgers is a Quincy success story.
Brea, CA - The Figgers Foundation commits a gift of $50,000 to Together We Rise to provide bicycles to youth in foster care for the holidays. As part of The Figgers Foundation’s “Every Child Christmas” campaign, bicycles will be donated to foster and adopted youth residing in Florida, Georgia, and California. This campaign officially launches a long-term partnership between The Figgers Foundation and Together We Rise in support of diverse programs benefiting foster youth across the United States.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A local inventor and tech giant is giving back to Tallahassee"s southside, using his platform to create opportunity.
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Uniting to help others is one way to describe the massive donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks to two local medical facilities.
Black-owned tech company Figgers Wireless donates 700,000 PPE kits to frontline workers in coronavirus outbreak hotspots throughout the country
Freddie Figgers was already a man on a mission before the coronavirus crisis
Entrepreneur Freddie Figgers Partners With Faithful Central Bible Church to Provide PPE to MLK and Centinela Hospitals
Entrepreneur Freddie Figgers, Founder of Figgers Communications, has partnered with Faithful Central Bible Church to donate 750,000 masks and 250,000 PPE to Martin Luther King Jr. and Centinela Hospitals, as well as Inglewood City Hall.
Founder, The Figgers Foundation and Figgers Wireless CEO Freddie Figgers presents a $2500 donation to Sheri Barros, strategic director of global sports alliances at the American Cancer Society and provides Figgers F3 Ultimate cell phones to patients from the Jessie Trice Community Health Center during the BET Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
BET Super Bowl Gospel Celebration | The Figgers foundation was blessed with the opportunity to donate to the @americancancersociety!
During the 2020 BET Super Bowl Gospel Celebration festivities, The Figgers Foundation donated $2500 to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to support the ACS CHANGE grant program, which provides screening and prevention resources to underserved communities. In addition, the communications company donated brand new Figgers Wireless F3 Ultimate cellphone packages with a year of service to patients from the Jessie Trice Community Health System, a CHANGE grant recipient of the American Cancer Society, which funds cancer screening and prevention resources for this Miami community health center. Pictured below: Figgers Wireless CEO and Foundation Founder Freddie Figgers presenting donation to Sheri Baros, strategic director of global sports alliances at the American Cancer Society and patients from the Jessie Trice Community Health Center.
After Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm, a number of celebrities jumped into action to provide assistance to those in need. Freddie Figgers, owner of one of the nation"s largest black-owned cell phone companies and networks, is also doing his part to help the people of Puerto Rico.
While the White House and Congress were trying to decide what kind of aid to send while criticizing the people of Puerto Rico after the devastation from Hurricane Maria, one Black entrepreneur decided to do something about it. Freddie Figgers, owner of one of the nation’s largest African-American owned cell phone companies and networks, has sent over 500 free satellite phones with unlimited calls, texts and data to help families affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
From the moment Freddie Figgers found out about the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, he knew he had to step in and do something. So the 28-year-old founder and owner of Figgers Communication sent Puerto Rico 500 satellite phones with unlimited calls, texts and data.
In an award from the Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee Community College received $100,000 that will be used to create the Gadsden Entrepreneurship Initiative. The collaborating partners include the Gadsden County School District and The Figgers Foundation. It is anticipated that the following goals will be met through the grant implementation.
Freddie Figgers was abandoned as a baby by some rubbish bins. An elderly couple took him in and taught him right from wrong. He taught himself how to build a computer. When his beloved adoptive father got severe dementia, Freddie invented a special shoe with a GPS and two-way comms inside so he could always find him again. This was the beginning of his journey to becoming the youngest person in the US and the only African American to get a licence as a telecoms operator. Now worth millions of dollars, he has helped thousands of others through his Foundation and healthcare platform.
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