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March 2013 Check Presentation

Friday, March 29, 2013

As we embark on a road trip, the journey can be fraught with bumpy, unpaved roads, blinding downpours of rain, and slippery pavement that threaten to throw us dangerously off course. It can make all the difference to have a safe, high quality vehicle to help us through the rough patches (not to mention faithful friends and family to call on in case of a breakdown). Similarly, on our life’s journey, with a high quality education to minimize the hardships in life, plus generous people supporting us when barricades arise, it often makes the difference between success and failure.

Both of these concepts are well known to the Campisi family, owners of Regal Automotive Group. For 37 years, they have been deeply committed to providing the highest quality vehicles to send their customers on the smoothest and safest driving experience possible. The largest automotive dealership in Lakeland, they are well-respected in the community not only for their outstanding products and services, but for the Campisi family and Regal’s devotion to making a meaningful difference. They have been proud supporters of the greater Lakeland community for over 34 years through sponsorships, charities, and volunteer projects.  And Polk State College is filled with gratitude that they have been a driving force behind many of the Polk State College Foundation’s fundraisers.

In 2013, Regal Automotive Group was the title sponsor of the inaugural Joggin’ for the Noggin, a Corporate Sponsor of Wise & Witty Women and Many Magnificent Men, and the title sponsor of Clays for Courts, Kicks & Curveballs. 

On March 18, 2013, Regal Automotive Group was honored at a check presentation ceremony at the Polk State College Board of Trustees meeting. Polk State warmly welcomed Renee Campisi from Regal Automotive Group, who presented the Polk State College Foundation with a $10,000 commitment. 

“My father has always been a big supporter of education, and it’s a cause close to our heart because of him. He made sure that all of his children got a higher education.  It’s made a difference in my life, and now that we’re in the community, we definitely tend to gravitate to education as a way to give back,” said Campisi.

Brent Parrish, member of the Polk State College Foundation Board of Directors, gave heartfelt thanks to the Campisi family for their generosity and dedication to Polk students.

“Renee, on behalf of my fellow members of the Polk State College Foundation Board of Directors, the College’s District Board of Trustees, and the students who ultimately benefit from your generosity, please accept our deep gratitude for your support that truly transforms the lives of our students and community,” said Parrish.

Pictured left to right: Rick Garcia, Linda Pilkington, Teresa Martinez, Brent Parrish, Renee Campisi, Dr. Eileen Holden, Dan Dorrell, Mark Turner, Ernie Pinner, and Greg Littleton.