The DeBartolo Family Foundation’s Spirit of Humanity Award honors local nonprofit organizations that impact the Tampa Bay community in a meaningful way. Recipients of this award create unity, demonstrate hard work, and extend their outreach by helping people in need to overcome obstacles that are beyond their control. Since 2002, 53 recipients have been recognized with the $25,000 Spirit of Humanity Award, awarded three times annually.
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The DeBartolo Family Foundation is proud to present TRIBE Seminole Heights with the final Spirit of Humanity Award of 2021. The $25,000 donation honors local nonprofit organizations that impact the Tampa Bay community in a meaningful way.
Founded in 2018 by Kristen Brown, TRIBE Seminole Heights integrates unique learning experiences, family support and outreach focused on the wellness of children and their families. The community center is powered by over 130 volunteers, donations and the neighborhood of Seminole Heights, which like a TRIBE, share a common goal to give back to their community. The organization offers more than 50 activities each week, free clothing and shoes to children and a place to gather or receive tutoring for students at neighboring Title 1 schools.
TRIBE will use the Spirit of Humanity Award to continue building a sustainable program and to support initiatives at its partner schools. “Kristen and her team have created a powerful community space for families in Seminole Heights and we are honored to present TRIBE Seminole Heights with our Spirit of Humanity Award,” said Lisa DeBartolo, Chief Executive Officer of the DeBartolo Family Foundation. “
“This generous gift from the DeBartolo Family Foundation allows TRIBE to continue to provide services and activities and will impact thousands of families,” said Kristen Brown, Founder and Directory of TRIBE. “Our limited resources were forcing our organization to reprioritize some planned projects, but through this powerful donation, the DeBartolo’s have guaranteed that students at our partner schools, and in our facility can continue to expect our support and programming!”
Recipients of the Spirit of Humanity award create unity, demonstrate hard work, and extend their outreach by helping people in need to overcome obstacles that are beyond their control. Since 2002, 55 recipients have been recognized with the $25,000 Spirit of Humanity Award, awarded three times annually.
To learn more about TRIBE, please visit their website at tribeseminoleheights.com.
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