mission & vision
To Educate, Equip and Empower students on all educational levels without thought to nationality, creed, color, handicaps and belief. The advancement of Education by creating and performing fundraising activities to provide funds for assisting Students based upon need and/or merit.
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER/PRESIDENT:
Brenda Robinson Geanakos has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in directing a variety of fundraising and brings experience in the events, meeting, and conference sector for Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector. Brenda's career spans the gamut from multi-day conferences in Washington DC, New York, Reston, VA, Florida and West Virginia to Incentive trips to Hong Kong for 150 business winners. Brenda has handled the complete logistical, planning and budgetary management of her events from start through to completion along with post-event analysis. She managed hotel/vendor negotiations, acquiring sponsorship, acquiring in-king, catering, audio visual, housing, floor plans, entertainment, transportation, coordination of trade shows and exhibits, on and off site events for groups ranging from a Fifty to over 2,000 attendees. Form weekend long Event/Festivals to Single events to Ribbon Cuttings to After Hour Mixers to Weddings and recreating events or starting new events for all interested. Brenda's approach to planning has always been to incorporate her supplier's desires along with providing the "extra mile service," to all sponsors, vendors, and attendees to ensure her events are the best. Brenda gained her certificated in event management from Rosen School of Hospitality/UCF for CSES and is a member of Tampa Bay MPI Chapter. She has worked with five not for profit companies creating events that exceeded goal during tough economic times and provided growth in attendance along with success of the events.
ABOUT O2B Fun, Inc.
This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under sections 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
O2B Fun, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) Florida not for profit female owned Education Foundation. The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are: The advancement of Education by creating and performing fundraising activities to provide funds for assisting Students based upon needs and/or merit. To Educate, Equip and Empower students on all educational levels without thought to nationality, creed, color, handicaps or belief.
Please know that as a sponsor you will reach the affluent Tampa Bay Market, exposing your product to a consumer who loves travel, culture, new experiences, dining out, different generations and different cultures. Acknowledgments: "I have had the pleasure to work with Brenda for many years through another one of my charities of choice and am happy to support her not for profit organization where I know she will show her servant heart in helping underprivileged students," Tony Dungy 5-19-2014. "It is with pleasure that I support o2b Fun, Inc as Brenda has always supported The Ryan Nece Foundation in both donations and attendance," Ryan Nece 5-22-2014
WHO BENEFITS from o2b Fun, Inc?
8th Grade Students headed into High School are granted the opportunity to attend a Florida Educational Summer Camp to keep them scholastically engaged. We also Grant College Bound Students a Once in a Lifetime Scholarship to attend a Florida College of their choice. GOAL - Our Goal is to eventually be able to Grant to Every County in the State of Florida One Middle School and One College Bound Student. WANT TO APPLY FOR A GRANT - Applications are online here under "Students" Annually in February to be completed and submitted back to us by April 15 Annually
GRANTS GIVEN TO DATE:
2014 INAUGURAL WINNERS = Two College Bound educational Scholarships were awarded along with a food pantry
2015 Winners = Four High School Bound summer camp educational scholarships and Four College Bound educational Scholarships were awarded along with seed monies to eight local organizations to assist in their needs
2016 WINNERS = Five High School Bound summer camp educational Scholarships and Five College Bound educational Scholarships were awarded along with Four local School needs and seed monies to eight local organizations to assist in their needs.
2017 WINNERS = TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE 2017
CONNECT WITH US ON ONE OF THESE SITES: https://www.o2bfun.com; https://www.facebook.com/#!/o2bfuninc; https://twitter.com/O2BFun; https://www.pinterest.com/myabbey77/; https://www.linkedin.com/pub/brenda-geanakos/4/bb9/1bb; https://www.tumblr.com/blog/fungalsstuff; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY1EGww6SWg; and https://www.youtube.com/watch
FUNDING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH OUR SIGNATURE EVENTS: Rooftop Party (Signature Event) - is a high end, upscale ticketed Dinner Event with adult beverages, food, live entertainment, unique setting with ambiance (on the Actual Rooftop - OUTSIDE) where Jetsetter and First Class Ticket Holders are Guaranteed to WIN ... now that's ROI Baby (return on investment)or come enjoy on a Coach Ticket . Student Scholarship Party- This event is a time of making memories with the parents, students, Ten School Staff; Student/Family Friends, our volunteers and others as we present to the winning students their cash scholarship! Celebration includes a dinner, games with prizes and hopefully wonderful new family memories! Reds, Whites & Jazzy Blues is Reds/Whites wines and beer with heavy appetizers and Chinese Silent Auction all while enjoying Jazz & Blues entertainment! Health Fair is just that a complimentary to the public health fair to become more familiar with services, providers and needs of every family, including your pets! And there is our year end ABCD Banquet with "UN" Auction - This is a ticketed dinner event where we recognize Achievers, Board, Champion Sponsors and Donors for the calendar year with a Silent Auction where anyone that has a cell phone or iPad or computer can participate in the auction! WIN WIN WIN