Lipman, North America’s largest field tomato grower, has committed to donating up to $35,000 to the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers. The Imaginarium Group, Inc. – the nonprofit that supports the facility – will be gifted a match for all donations acquired until October 28 (or until the match is satisfied).
The funds will be used to make improvements to the newly named Lipman Family Courtyard, which will serve as an integral part of The Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit (currently in phase II of construction). The area will be landscaped to include native and “Florida-friendly” plants and a butterfly garden.
“We rely on support from companies like Lipman to provide funds for educational programs and exhibitions,” said Matt Johnson, executive director of the Imaginarium Science Center. The nonprofit dedicated the Lipman Family Courtyard and kicked off fundraising for this project during its 2012 Cherish Gala.
Once complete, the Lipman Family Courtyard will serve as a gathering area for educational programs, special events, and field-trip orientations.