News and Happenings

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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February 09, 2023

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.


January 31, 2023

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.


December 25, 2022

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.


December 19, 2022

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.


October 26, 2022

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.


September 15, 2022

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.


September 03, 2022

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.


August 16, 2022

School is Officially Back in Session

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.


August 13, 2022

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.


August 07, 2022

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.


June 27, 2022

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.


June 14, 2022

Paying it forward: Freddie Figgers’ nonprofit helps people living with Alzheimer’s

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.


May 14, 2021

Florida A&M Students Receive Everyday People Grants From the Figgers Foundation

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.


December 28, 2020

Freddie Figgers' Foundation Launches 'Bike Dreams' Campaign for youth in foster care

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.


December 25, 2020

Donating to his hometown

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


December 25, 2020

The Figgers Foundation to donate $50,000 worth of bikes to children and teens in Foster Care

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.


December 25, 2020

The Figgers Foundation Donates $50,000 to Support Teens in Foster Care with Bike Dreams

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.


December 07, 2020

The Figgers Foundation and Thanksgiving

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.


December 04, 2020

Former Quincy native gives away over 1,000 turkeys to Gadsden County Families

Freddie Figgers is a Quincy success story.


October 30, 2020

The Figgers Foundation and Together We Rise Announce Partnership to Help Foster Youth

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.


July 24, 2020

Local inventor, tech giant invests in future of Tallahassee's southside

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A local inventor and tech giant is giving back to Tallahassee"s southside, using his platform to create opportunity.


May 03, 2020

Manatee County partners with MCR Health to provide free face masks in Bradenton area

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April 23, 2020

MLK and Centinela Hospitals Receive Big Donation of PPE and Masks

Uniting to help others is one way to describe the massive donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks to two local medical facilities.


April 21, 2020

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.


February 05, 2020

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration gets locals and NFL players in the spirit of praise

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.


February 01, 2020

BET Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

BET Super Bowl Gospel Celebration | The Figgers foundation was blessed with the opportunity to donate to the @americancancersociety!


January 29, 2020

BET Super Bowl Gospel - Red Carpet

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.


September 30, 2017

Black-Owned Telecommunications Firm Gives Free Phones To Help Puerto Rico

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.


September 29, 2017

BLACK-OWNED COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY DONATES PHONES & SIM CARDS TO 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.


April 10, 2017

Figgers Communication is sending satellite phones to help families affected by the hurricanes

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.


Gadsden Entrepreneurship

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.


The broken computer that unlocked my fortune

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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