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The Harvest of Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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The Harvest of Hope Foundation 5809 NW 67th Ct.

Gainesville, FL 32653

Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Frank Campano Memorial Fund is named in honor of Florida’s greatest champion of migrant children. Frank Campano was a “true gentleman” in every sense and a resolute visionary who tirelessly and passionately sought out educational opportunities and scholarships for migrant farmworker children and youth in our state. Frank established, coordinated and nurtured the nationally recognized Florida Migrant Education Summer Institutes for many years, brought the PASS and Close Up Migrant Programs to Florida, and at the time of his death in 1998, he was the Director of Florida’s Migrant Secondary Service Center in Plant City, Florida.

The Frank Campano Memorial Fund supports two distinct awards for deserving children, youth, and adults who currently participate or have participated in one of the two state programs for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Florida. These state programs are: the Title I, Migrant Child Education Program and the Farmworker Jobs and Education Program (formerly known as the Adult Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program).

The Frank Campano Memorial Fund also provides emergency aid and supports advocacy efforts on the behalf of Florida migrant farmworkers and their families. An Award Selection Committee exists for the purpose of coordinating fund raising activities and selecting awardees in accordance with established criteria.

I am very pleased to announce that the Frank Campano Memorial Fund has been incorporated into the Harvest of Hope Foundation. The agreement between the Frank Campano Memorial Fund Committee and the Harvest of Hope Foundation has been made to promote the growth of the Frank Campano Memorial Fund and its ability to help more Florida migrant families.

Under the umbrella of the Harvest of Hope Foundation, the Frank Campano Memorial Fund will have the institutional sponsorship and support of this nationally recognized Foundation. In addition, tax-deductible donations will be accepted by the Harvest of Hope Foundation and can be reserved for the Memorial Fund as designated by the donor.

Your support will be crucial to helping the Frank Campano Memorial Fund serve Florida migrant farmworkers and their children. In honor of Frank, please consider making a donation to the Harvest of Hope Foundation, 5809 NW 67th Ct., Gainesville, FL 32653. Please indicate that the donation is reserved for the Memorial Fund.

To make a donation, click here for How To Contribute

Text supplied by Carlos Saavedra, Senior Educational Program Director Adult Migrant Program and Services Tampa, FL

Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Harvest of Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 group operated by President Phillip Kellerman and a Board of Directors with over 80 years in migrant education and human services.

The Foundation serves to:

  • Support migrant farmworkers and their families with emergency aid;
  • Issue small grants to programs that assist migrant families;
  • Provide financial aid to migrant students attending college via the Paths To Scholarships Fund;
  • Heighten awareness of the plight of migrant farmworkers in the country;
  • Coordinate with agencies assisting migrant families and their children with education, immunizations and medical needs, and social services ;

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Harvest of Hope Foundation

CURRENT HARVEST OF HOPE FOUNDATION FUNDS

Alachua County Migrant Project Fund – provides emergency aid, including a dental fund, for migrant farmworkers and families in Alachua County and surrounding counties in northern Florida.

Arkansas Migrant Scholarship Fund – distributes educational scholarship aid to Arkansas migrant students.

Aurora Vidal and Gurrin Co Memorial Fund for Florida Migrant Students – supports migrant students in Florida. This fund was established by Maritza Licea in memory of her grandmothers.

Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation Fund – helps migrant families in Dade County and south Florida.

Elizabeth Alfred Memorial Scholarship Fund – distributes scholarship and educational aid to Nebraskan migrant students in college.

Florida Growers and Associates Fund for Exemplary Migrant Students – provides funds towards the purchase of vehicles for two exemplary migrant students in Florida for transportation to and from college. 

Frank Campano Memorial Fund – provides educational aid to migrant farmworkers seeking alternative careers in Florida. This fund was established in memory of Frank Campano, long time migrant education program director and advocate.

Green Pastures Fund – supports the education of migrant students in Berkshire County, Massachusetts; Columbia County and Northeast Dutchess County, New York; and Northwest Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Hurricane Katrina Migrant Emergency Fund – distributes emergency financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families affected by Hurricane Katrina (includes Cindy’s Fund – to rebuild the Southern Coastal Migrant Education Program in Biloxi, Mississippi, severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Israel Cortez Education and Emergency Fund for Georgia Migrant Students – supports the education of migrant students and provides emergency aid to migrant families in Georgia This fund was established in honor of Israel Cortez, migrant education advocate and recruiter.

Jean and Jesse Franco Scholarship Fund for the Grand Traverse Area, Michigan – supports the education of migrant students in the Grand Traverse Area of Michigan.  This fund was established by Jean and Jesse Franco, migrant education program director and advocate.

Jehova Jireh Food Pantry Fund – to provide emergency food for immigrant and migrant families in the Moorhead/Fargo region of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Jose Rodriguez Migrant Fund – established in honor of Jose Rodriguez, retired migrant advocate for the Alachua Multi-County Migrant Program.  Funds to be used to aid migrant farmworkers in north central Florida.

Kern County Migrant Emergency Fund – distributes emergency aid to migrant farmworkers and families in the Region 5 Migrant Education Program area (Kern County) in California.

Leah Levy Memorial Fund – provides scholarship aid to migrant students in Columbia County, New York. This fund was established in memory of Leah Levy, migrant advocate.

Manuel Recio Scholarship Fund – supports a former migrant student studying medicine in Puerto Rico. This fund was established by Dr. Manuel Recio, former migrant education director for Pennsylvania.

Minnesota Migrant Emergency Fund – offers emergency aid to migrant farrmworkers and families in need in Minnesota.

National Migrant Education Florida Hotline Fund – provides emergency aid to migrant farmworkers and families in Florida seeking help via the National Migrant Education Hotline.

North Florida Migrant Emergency Fund – distributes emergency aid to migrant farmworkers and families in the Panhandle region of North Florida.

Oregon Migrant Fund – provides financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families in Oregon.

Path to Scholarships – distributes educational aid to college and post-secondary migrant students around the country.  This fund was established with the assistance of June McBride, former foundation board member.

Pennsylvania Migrant Farmworker Fund – supports migrant farmworkers and families in Pennsylvania with emergency funds.                                                                                                                                               

Saint Edwards College Assistance Migrant Program Fund – provides educational financial aid to migrant students attending St. Edwards College in Austin, Texas.

Saint Lucie County Migrant Emergency Fund – provides emergency assistance to migrant farmworkers and families in Saint Lucie County, Florida.

South New Jersey Migrant Emergency Fund – assists migrant farmworkers and families in southern New Jersey with emergency funds.

SUNY Oneonta College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Fund – provides financial aid to former CAMP students to purchase college textbooks in their sophomore, junior and senior years at the State University College of New York in Oneonta.

West Ottawa Migrant Emergency Fund – distributes emergency aid to migrant farmworkers and families in and around the area of West Ottawa, Michigan.

Harvest of Hope Foundation – Grants, Scholarships & Funds

Do you know of migrant students and other students interested in college and post-secondary education but need financial and scholarship help?The problem most students face is properly organizing the necessary materials to apply for these scholarships.

Florida migrant advocate, June McBride, has helped migrant students in Orange County, Florida, to garner more than $800,000 in scholarships. Based on her experiences, June has produced the Path to Scholarships workbook which contains a simple organizational portfolio method, reproducible worksheets and directional guides.

Path to Scholarships® is a academic program that: motivates ALL students to dare to dream great dreams, plants the seed of hope within students, gives students self-confidence and courage to seek a better future, challenges students to set goals that stretch them, inspires students to discover life purpose, guides students to turn obstacles into character and strength, teaches the value of hard work through the scholarship process, and empowers all students with the tools to successfully reach their dreams!

Path to Scholarships® is an organized academic curriculum with student workbooks in English and Spanish and a Path to Scholarships® Teacher’s Curriculum Guide which incorporates metacognitive, cognitive, and social/affective learning strategies. It has been aligned to Florida, Texas, and California state standards and thus facilitates the implementation of the reading and writing benchmarks of Florida’s Sunshine State Standards Grades 9-12, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Reading and Writing Grades 9-12, and the California Content Standards, English Language Arts, Grades 9-12 within an English class, ESL class, elective course, after school program or summer program.

Please be sure to check-out Path to Scholarships’ 2007 Academic Workbooks and Resources that are listed below. Click on any image to read the overview of what each resouce offers.

For information or to order workbooks, go to www.needcollegemoney.com or contact June at: mcbridejune@msn.com. It is a wonderful resource!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each workbook will go to the Harvest of Hope Foundation to provide post-secondary aid to migrant students.

Harvest of Hope Foundation – Frank Campano Memorial Fund

The Frank Campano Memorial Fund is named in honor of Florida’s greatest champion of migrant children. Frank Campano was a “true gentleman” in every sense and a resolute visionary who tirelessly and passionately sought out educational opportunities and scholarships for migrant farmworker children and youth in our state. Frank established, coordinated and nurtured the nationally recognized Florida Migrant Education Summer Institutes for many years, brought the PASS and Close Up Migrant Programs to Florida, and at the time of his death in 1998, he was the Director of Florida’s Migrant Secondary Service Center in Plant City, Florida.

The Frank Campano Memorial Fund supports two distinct awards for deserving children, youth, and adults who currently participate or have participated in one of the two state programs for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Florida. These state programs are: the Title I, Migrant Child Education Program and the Farmworker Jobs and Education Program (formerly known as the Adult Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program).

The Frank Campano Memorial Fund also provides emergency aid and supports advocacy efforts on the behalf of Florida migrant farmworkers and their families. An Award Selection Committee exists for the purpose of coordinating fund raising activities and selecting awardees in accordance with established criteria.

I am very pleased to announce that the Frank Campano Memorial Fund has been incorporated into the Harvest of Hope Foundation. The agreement between the Frank Campano Memorial Fund Committee and the Harvest of Hope Foundation has been made to promote the growth of the Frank Campano Memorial Fund and its ability to help more Florida migrant families.

Under the umbrella of the Harvest of Hope Foundation, the Frank Campano Memorial Fund will have the institutional sponsorship and support of this nationally recognized Foundation. In addition, tax-deductible donations will be accepted by the Harvest of Hope Foundation and can be reserved for the Memorial Fund as designated by the donor.

Your support will be crucial to helping the Frank Campano Memorial Fund serve Florida migrant farmworkers and their children. In honor of Frank, please consider making a donation to the Harvest of Hope Foundation, 5809 NW 67th Ct., Gainesville, FL 32653. Please indicate that the donation is reserved for the Memorial Fund.

To make a donation, click here for How To Contribute

Text supplied by Carlos Saavedra, Senior Educational Program Director Adult Migrant Program and Services Tampa, FL

Harvest of Hope Foundation – Grants, Scholarships & Fund

The Harvest of Hope Foundation was established in 1997 as the only national foundation to raise funds exclusively for migrant farm worker individuals and families.

As of June 14, 2007, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed over $534,000 to migrant farm workers and families around the country for repairs to vehicles, housing, utilities, medical services and bills, food, clothing, funeral expenses and tuition for migrant students attending college. In addition, the Foundation has issued small grants to migrant-related support service organizations.

Federal, state and other public aid to migrant farm workers has become increasingly restrictive, and, in many cases, not available at all. The Harvest of Hope Foundation has been called upon to fill in the gaps in service to this most hard-working and deserving, yet needy group of laborers.

I established in the Harvest of Hope Foundation through an inheritence from my grandmother, Dr. Helen Zand – a long time social worker and advocate for the indigent. Private donations fund the endowment of the Foundation as well as the emergency fund.

See our most recent annual report outlining sample Foundation expenditures.

Your interest and donations are very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Philip Kellerman, President