Tanger Outlets, Foley Raises Over $5,000 in Support of Local Schools

(Foley, AL June 24, 2016) Tanger Outlets, Foley is excited to announce 8 individual schools in Baldwin County as this year’s recipients of a TangerKIDS Grant. In keeping with Tanger Outlets’ mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2016-2017 school year.

This year’s recipients in Baldwin County are:

    For every coupon book sold, Tanger has earmarked one dollar for the TangerKIDS Grants program.
    Funding for TangerKIDS Grants ranges from $3,000 to $7,500 per center and may be split between multiple grant requests.

    “A substantial part of our mission at Tanger Outlets is to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets. “A high quality education is instrumental to enhancing communities and we are proud to once again give back to these remarkable schools in Baldwin County as part of our efforts to support students and educators across the country.”

    The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to assist schools in Tanger Outlets’ primary markets by providing grants for special projects, needed programs or equipment. Grants can also support groups within schools of all grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12. These grants are offered to multiple schools at each of Tanger’s 42 centers in the United States.

    Since the company’s inception, Tanger has dedicated efforts to assist students in local communities from pre-school through high school by raising money that is used to purchase books and supplies, computers and new technology, athletic and playground equipment, and to fund reading programs and educational field trips in addition to many other important educational projects. To date, Tanger Outlets has raised and donated in excess of $540,000 to help children and schools succeed.

    About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.:  
    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 42 upscale outlet shopping centers and 2 additional centers currently under construction. Tanger’s operating properties are located in 21 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.3 million square feet, leased to over 3,000 stores which are operated by more than 470 different brand name companies. The company has more than 35 years of experience in the outlet industry. Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 185 million shoppers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company's web site at

    2016 TangerKids Grant Recipients:
    Daphne East Elementary
    Grants: I’m An Author! (Ms. Weinacker) & STEM Early Learning Kits (Ms. Yelding)
    Pictured: Back row, far left: Terrie Weinacker, Daphne East Elementary;Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager, Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager; Pam Yelding, Daphne East Elementary.
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    Daphne Middle School
    Grant: DMS Becomes FOCUS School
    Pictured: Back Row, Far Left: Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager, Amanda Blake, Daphne Middle School Reading Exension/Peer Helper; Far Left: Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager.
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    Elsanor Elementary School
    Grant: Can You Hear Me Now?
    Pictured: Back row, far left: Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager; Scheafer Jones, Elsanor Elementary Kindergarten Teacher; Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager
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    Foley Elementary School
    Grant: Expanding Expression: Oral Language for Academic and Personal Success
    Pictured: Back row, far left: Foley Elementary Educator; Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager; Elisa Seibert, Foley Elementary; Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager; Foley Elementary Educator.
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    Foley Intermediate School
    Grants: Operation Inclusion; The Comfort of A Good Book; Balancing Kids
    Pictured: Middle row, far left Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager; Shannon McCurdy, Foley Intermediate School Assistant Principal; Kathy Kendrick, Foley Intermediate School; Carlie Sims, Foley Intermediate School; Tyler Ford, Foley Intermediate School Special Education Teacher; Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager; Branton Bailey, Foley Intermediate Principal.
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    Pine Grove Elementary School
    Grant: Seeds For The Soul
    Pictured: Back row, far left Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager; Ashley DuPree, Pine Grove Elementary 5
    th Grade Teacher; Eric Smith, Pine Grove Elementary Principal; Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager.
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    Summerdale School
    Grant: Jazz It Up!
    Pictured: Middle row, far left Twyla Davis, Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager; Summerdale School student; Timothy Brannan, Summerdale School Band Teacher; Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager.
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    WJ Carroll Intermediate School
    Grant: Readers Are Leaders: Let’s Lead Together
    Pictured: Far left Debra Brown, Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager; Frances Alexander WJ Carroll Intermediate School Librarian; Twyla Davis Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager.
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    Pensacola Chamber

    Pensacola Chamber Foundation announces Leadership Pensacola Class of 2017
    PENSACOLA, Fla. – June 15, 2016 – The Pensacola Chamber Foundation announced today the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2017. Participants were carefully selected for their professional achievements, commitment to the Northwest Florida community, and leadership skills and potential.
    Founded in the fall of 1982, LeaP is a 10-month-long program designed to help participants acquire an understanding of the issues facing the Greater Pensacola area and the leadership skills necessary to resolve them. To date, more than 1,500 individuals have completed the Leadership Pensacola program and have acquired the skills, passion and connections to work effectively as community trustees.
    “It is an honor to welcome this new class of exceptional men and women as part of the distinguished Leadership Pensacola program,” said Greater Pensacola Chamber President & CEO Clay Ingram. “LeaP provides participants with an opportunity to pursue a common cause together, contribute to important and rewarding work in our community, and generate a long- lasting impact for future generations.”
    Each year the LeaP Selection Committee seeks a cross-section of the community, made up of men and women from different career, educational, political, social and cultural backgrounds. Participants accepted into LeaP are involved in a combination of retreats, day-long seminars and at least one community project for which the class uses its resources and talents to enhance the Greater Pensacola region.
    The LeaP Class of 2017 is Robert Andrade, Danita Andrews, Leslie Appleyard, Cherri Baker, Sheldon Bernau, Dannon Byrd, Molly Carey, Natalie Chism, Susan Clark, Jehan Clark, Amanda Clonts, Michael Crawford, Melissa Dandridge, Preston Forshee, Brandi Gomez, Trevor Hadder, Leah Harrison, Verdell Hawkins, Michelle Henghold, Jeff Huggins, Leslie Hunter-Huff, Kelly Jasen, Kasey Jones, Tyler Kercher, Heather Lafevers, Alicia Leidner, Alfred Lojo, Glenn Lovett, Kevin Mair, Kristen McAllister, Chandra McKern, Kay Mitchell, Eddie Murray, Jennifer Passeretti, Brice Pelfrey, Jason Perry, Ricki Phelps, Todd Phillips, Sara Porter, Allison Romer, Anny Shepard, Charles Sherrill, III, Brett Snyder, John Stevens, Kristen Sylvester, David Taylor, Martha Tutchtone, Mehrdad Valinasab, Lynne Whittington and Lauren Williams.
    About Leadership Pensacola
    Leadership Pensacola, a 501(c)(3), was founded in the fall of 1982 with the first graduating class in 1983. The Greater Pensacola Chamber established the program with a goal of ensuring the community's pool of talented leaders would be continually renewed. To date, more than 1,500 people have completed the Leadership Pensacola program and have acquired the skills, passion and connections to work effectively as community trustees. For additional information about Leadership Pensacola, please visit pensacolachamber.com/LeaP.
    About the Pensacola Chamber Foundation
    The Pensacola Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life in Greater Pensacola by taking a long- term, strategic approach to regional growth and community building. Its goal is to build a healthier, better-educated workforce; to continue to advance the region’s competitive economic positioning; and to improve community infrastructure by focusing on strengthening special economic interests within the region, on small business development, on minority initiatives, and on military support services. For additional information, please visit pensacolachamber.com.

    Parks and Recreation

    This July, Pensacola residents don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover that they have super powers. They just need to visit their nearest park or recreation center to find super powers they didn’t know they had.
    Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.
    “Providing quality programming and services and a safe, attractive park system is a commitment we make every day to the families and residents of Pensacola. We’re excited to bring awareness to that commitment through the Park and Recreation Month activities our staff has planned. I personally invite you and your family to discover your super powers by visiting a park or recreation facility or activity in July,” said Brian Cooper, Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation Director.
    Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation has several special events and activities, free fitness classes, park cleanups and more to celebrate this special month. A complete list of activities is available at
    NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a selfie photo contest. From July 4-31, NRPA will issue weekly challenges for people to get out in their parks and recreation facilities and discover their super powers. Weekly prizes will be awarded. The contest can be entered via Facebook or by uploading a photo to Twitter and Instagram using #SuperJuly and #SuperParkSelfie. Visit
    www.nrpa.org/July for official rules and details. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share their photos and love of parks using the hashtag #SuperJuly on social media.
    To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit
    www.playpensacola.com/prmonth and www.nrpa.org/July.

    About The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department
    The City of Pensacola has a total of 93 parks & open spaces, along with 8 resource centers which are maintained by the Parks & Building Maintenance Divisions, programmed by the Recreation Division, and utilized by Pensacola residents and City organizations. The mission of the Parks & Recreation Department is to improve and promote the quality of life for all citizens and visitors of Pensacola by protecting the heritage of our parks while providing a wide range of recreational, social, and educational opportunities. For more information, visit
    About The National Recreation and Park Association
    The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit
    NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit ParksAndRecreation.org.
    This July, Pensacola Will Discover the Super Powers of Parks and Recreation


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