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Charlie Ingram Elected Chairman of the Board of The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center

Charlie Ingram was elected Chairman of the Board of The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center.

Fort Myers, FL, March 08, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Charlie Ingram was elected Chairman of the Board of The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center. Since 1992, Ingram has been a professional in corporate management and training, working in small, entrepreneurial as well as multi-thousand employee corporate settings. In 2008 he launched Veritas Employer Services in Bonita Springs. Veritas serves Club & Hospitality organizations with customized human resources and administrative solutions. Ingram’s background also includes serving as President of the Dunbar Village Center After-School Program, President of The Heights Foundation, Program Coordinator of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-South, Graduate of Leadership Lee County-1999, and an Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers.

Ingram succeeds outgoing foundation Chairman Victor Mayeron who served on the Board of Directors for 9 years, 5 of those as Chairman of the Board. Mayeron stepped down at the end of 2013 to become a Director Emeritus.

The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. For more information visit www.heightsfoundation.org or call (239) 482-7706.

About The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center

The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 1,200 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 55% Hispanic, 36% African-American, and 9% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.
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The Heights Foundation
Elly Hagen
239-994-3927
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