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Foundation Legacy

Founded in the 1970s, the Barron Collier Jr. Foundation makes grants available for education, children’s healthcare, environmental causes, and local charities. Barron Collier Companies is proud to give back significantly through the Foundation, with its focus on supporting local initiatives in Southwest Florida.

Who was Barron Collier Jr.

Barron Gift Collier’s first-born son, Barron Gift Collier Jr., was committed to giving back to the communities in which he lived and did business. A well-respected real estate developer and newspaper publisher in Southwest Florida, he continued the business of his father, serving as president and board chairman of the Collier Development Corporation and chairman of the Collier County Publishing Company, publisher of The Naples News. After serving in World War II, Barron Gift Collier Jr. returned to the Naples area and built the first school in Immokalee, Florida and soon became vice president of the Collier Corporation in New York. Through his passion for community success, Barron Collier Companies’ founding of the Barron Collier Jr. Foundation would continue this changemaker’s vision for a better Collier County.

Barron Gift Collier Jr. headshot, circa 1940s

Barron Collier Jr. Foundation

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Barron Gift Collier Jr. believed in promise and opportunity, and Barron Collier Companies believes in strengthening these attributes by contributing to educationally focused and empowered groups within our community.

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“Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is grateful for our partnership With Barron Collier Companies, which has provided funding to decrease our program deficit, allowing us to continue providing high-quality education and affordable care for underprivileged children and low-income working families.”

Bianca Bellido, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Fun Time Early Childhood Academy

“The longstanding partnership between Barron Collier Jr. Foundation and Guadalupe Center is changing the lives of generations of children from Immokalee. The Foundation’s ongoing support enables our students to build a strong educational foundation that fosters confidence and resilience leading to self-sufficiency and success with the ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of poverty.”

Kelly Krupp, CFRE, Guadalupe Center Vice President of Philanthropy

“The Collier County NAACP values the partnership we have with Barron Collier Companies. With this partnership, many of our programs have been a success. The NAACP has been able to fund programs like The Literacy Luncheon, a program focused on helping third graders read at an efficient level, the National Flight Academy, The Raise the Bar Program and more. The NAACP knows that when a company like BCC engages in the community, we all win.”

Barbara Melvin, 1st VP of the Collier County NAACP


Barron Gift Collier Jr. carried a deep respect for the land and practiced responsible stewardship of the Collier family land holdings. Conservation, environmental sensitivity, and sustainability remain priorities for Barron Collier Companies with continued support and advocacy.

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“The Barron Collier Jr Foundation has generously supported the Florida Wildlife Federation’s educational efforts in Southwest Florida. With the Foundation’s support, the Florida Wildlife Federation has been able to help thousands of 4th and 5th graders experience wild Florida and learn about the life history of the endangered Florida panther and other native species.”

Meredith Budd,former Regional Policy Director, Florida Wildlife Federation

“Our long-term relationship with Barron Collier Companies has helped us protect hundreds-of-thousands of critical wetlands and wildlife corridor habitat in Collier County. On behalf of the Florida panthers, burrowing owls, wood storks and gopher tortoises, we thank you.”

Ted Rodman, Executive Director, Audubon of the Western Everglades

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“The Barron Collier Jr Foundation has not only provided funding to help advance our mission to care for the hungry, homeless, and addicted people of Collier County, but it also has helped us promote public awareness of how St. Matthew’s House takes a unique approach to caring for our vulnerable neighbors.”

Peter Johnson, VP, Development, St. Matthew’s House

“Community engagement from local businesses is vital as it shows togetherness in the community. Barron Collier Companies has provided so much for Friends of Foster Children Forever, whether it be through donations, time or spreading our mission. Companies like BCC, are a large part of the reason that many foster children in Collier County are on a path to break the cycle and succeed.”

Patrick DeMare IV, Marketing & Development Coordinator, Friends of Foster Children Forever

BCC Employees Give Back in More Ways Than One

In addition to our passioned pillars, we’ve also instituted partnerships with organizations because of our employees. From Volunteer Time-Off, matching funds, and educational seminars for staff, Barron Collier Companies has donated over $100K annually to philanthropies in which our team members are involved.

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“Through my involvement over the years, I can attest to the huge impact Valerie’s House has on our Naples community. Having an employer like Barron Collier Companies who supports my commitment in helping children and their families has helped provide great resources, such as grief counseling, peer support, scholarships among many other relief initiatives. I am proud to work for an organization that is never hesitant in being a community changemaker.”

Ashley McNamara, HR – Valerie’s House

“Having the opportunity to volunteer for Wellfit Girls has been incredibly fulfilling. With the support of Barron Collier Companies, I’ve been able to utilize my marketing skills outside of the office and help this organization with brand awareness and campaigns. I’m proud to work for a company who supports my involvement in the community.”

Michelle Mambuca, Marketing & PR – Wellfit Girls

“One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and many will survive because of funds raised for research. There has been a 31% drop in cancer deaths due to donations raised, and Barron Collier Companies generosity in helping the American Cancer Society find cures and giving patients hope is something, as a cancer survivor, I’m forever grateful for. Thank you, Barron Collier Companies, for your involvement and sponsorship of our annual Relay for Life event!”

Kathleen Coppola, Ave Maria – American Cancer Society

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Terms and Conditions (“Terms”)
Last updated: May 18, 2018

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the website (the “Service”) operated by Barron Collier Companies (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

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Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Barron Collier Companies.

Barron Collier Companies has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Barron Collier Companies shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Governing Law
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Florida, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 15 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

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If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at [email protected].

Barron Collier Companies (the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand what information we gather, how we use it, what we do to protect it, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service. Unless otherwise indicated below, this Privacy Policy applies to any website that references this Privacy Policy, any Company website, as well as any data the Company may collect across partnered and unaffiliated sites.

For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be accessed via our website at or through our mobile application. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of Service.

By accessing our Service, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, by using our Service, or services across partnered and unaffiliated sites, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy. Each time you visit our website, or use the Service, and any time you voluntarily provide us with information, you agree that you are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide, and you are consenting to receive emails or otherwise be contacted, as described in this Privacy Policy. Whether or not you register or create any kind of account with us, this Privacy Policy applies to all users of the website and the Service.

We may collect both “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” about you. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. “Personal Information” includes information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address and email address.

In addition, we may also track information provided to us by your browser or by our mobile application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We use this information for, among other things, the operation of the Service, to maintain the quality of the Service, to provide general statistics regarding use of the Service and for other business purposes. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal Information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Service may not work properly.

Personal Information:

In general, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share your Personal Information with vendors and other third-party providers who are performing services for the Company. In general, the vendors and third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide for the Company

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment processors, have their own privacy policies in respect of the information that we are required to provide to them in order to use their services. For these third-party service providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so that you can understand the manner in which your Personal Information will be handled by such providers.

In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or if you violate our Terms of Use.

Non-Personal Information:

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns of the Service. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our sole discretion.

We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user via other third party services, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. Please note that we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third-party website accessed by selecting a link via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

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The Company reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post these changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any such modifications become effective upon your continued access to and/or use of the Service five (5) days after we first post the changes on the website or otherwise provide you with notice of such modifications. It is your sole responsibility to check this website from time to time to view any such changes to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any changes, if and when such changes may be made to this Privacy Policy, you must cease access to this website. If you have provided your email address to us, you give us permission to email you for the purpose of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes here so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check this Privacy Policy periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

We will send you Service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or a new enhancement is released, which will affect the way you use our Service, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. Based upon the Personal Information that you provide us, we may communicate with you in response to your inquiries to provide the services you request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. We may also use your Personal Information to send you updates and other promotional communications. If you no longer wish to receive those email updates, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each update or communication.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, or wish to withdraw your consent for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected].

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on Fri May 18 2018.