The mission of the Ryan Nece Foundation is to create opportunities for teens to embrace the Power of Giving through volunteerism and inspirational leadership programs.
Our vision is to empower teens to become leaders and impact giving in their communities.
Through our flagship program, Bay Area high school students are engaged in a curriculum centered on principles of leadership and giving while they perform community service projects over a two-year period. Through our service trips, our students are connected with impactful projects.
Annually, the foundation mobilizes 175 volunteers to feed approximately 1,000 individuals in one of the most disadvantaged areas of Hillsborough County. Students create a lasting change in the communities they travel to, and return home motivated to continue making a difference locally.
An opportunity to connect with likeminded teens looking to make a meaningful imprint on our community and learn from leaders who share a vision to make change!
Annually, the foundation mobilizes nearly 200 volunteers to feed up to 2,200 individuals in two most disadvantaged areas of Hillsborough and Pinellas Cos.
On June 9, 2009, Ryan invited approximately 55 leaders and foundation friends to an event where he posed a challenge. The economy had taken a downturn and raising money had become increasingly difficult. So Ryan decided to give away money instead. He provided each attendee with $55 cash out of his own pocket.
The challenge? Use it to have a positive effect on someone in need and ask them to pay it forward. The goal was to create a ripple effect that would provide evidence of the power of giving. Over the next few months, we received emails and letters from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, and points in between. People had learned of the Power of Giving and were working to spread it in their own communities.
Since then, the “Power of Giving” has become the core belief of the Ryan Nece Foundation. All of our programs center on the idea that in order to create a more positive society, each individual must take advantage of the opportunities we have to do good by giving of our time, treasures, and talents. The smallest act of giving can have the largest impact in another’s life. That is the Power of Giving.
Experience the Power of Giving through sponsorship of the Ryan Nece Foundation and its programs, events, and community activities. Opportunities include sponsorship of our annual events, such as the Broken Bench & Busted Clay Charity Tournament, Power Plate Leadership Luncheon and Power of Giving Holiday Party. Or, consider sponsoring our flagship Student Service Program, Student Serivce Trip, Youth Leadership Summit or Power of ThanksGiving Celebrations. For more information on specific sponsorship opportunities, please Contact Us Here.