MOTTO:
Educate +
Equip +
Empower
Students

About Us

Welcome

 

WELCOME to o2b Fun, Inc.  We are a 501-c-3 not for profit, female owned, education foundation that provides educational scholarships to eligible  Florida students.   Scholarships are provided by funds that are raised in our Annual Signature events: “Rooftop Suitcase Party;” “Reds, Whites & Jazzy Blues,” and ABCD Banquet with our signature “UN” Auction, which allows anyone to bid on auction packages that are posted on-line, by simply using your Smart Phone, Laptop or Computer.  The auctions items will appear at the following website the week of the event, which occurs the first week of December: https://www.myminiauction.com/o2bfuninc 

We provide Educational Scholarships to Florida College bound students based on need and/or merit. We also grant Educational Summer Camp Scholarships to students based on need and/or merit, to keep them scholastically engaged during summer months. Our Scholarships are awarded at the annual Student & Parent Scholarship Party which takes early June!  In addition in mid September we grant Cash Educational Scholarships to schools for special programs such as classroom needs; bullying programs, etc.   Thank you for your support and please like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/o2bfuninc/ 

ROI

 Please know that as a sponsor of o2b Fun, Inc, you will; reach the affluent Tampa Bay Market, Expose your product to a consumer who loves travel, culture, new experiences in dining out all while mixing different generations with different cultures.  Expose your product to Tampa Bay Schools students and their families, not only the underprivileged.  Your sponsorship each year will benefit through: publicity, social media and your business promotion for tax purposes.  Our intentions are to exceed each year’s results Thanks to our Sponsors!   Acknowledgements:     “I have had the privilege to work with Brenda for many years through one of my supported charities of choice and am happy to support her not for profit organization where I know Brenda will show her servant heart in helping 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 

Incorporated on August 17, 2014. Please know that we also accept gently used laptops; iPads; Cell Phones and office equipment that can be gifted to those in need and/or any donations you wish to provide!  The name “o2b Fun, Inc.” has been our hearts desire to help Florida Students.  Working in the not for profit business since 1986 as Vice President of Events with companies such as: March of Dimes Birth, Upper Tampa Bay Chamber, Mainstream Sports Media, Accenture Reston, Clearwater Regional Chamber and All Pro Dad is where Brenda gains her contacts, experience, knowledge and expertise

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Three Signature Events

 o2b Fun, Inc. has been organized to: Promote the advancement of Education by creating and performing fund raising activities and also by providing funds for assisting students based.

Tupon need and/or merit. We connect students with educational scholarships to help ensure them with a brighter future.    Our goal and motto is to educate, equip and empower people on all educational levels without thought to nationality, creed, color, handicap, or belief.   This is only accomplished through our 3 Signature events in which 100% of proceeds benefit YOUR Local Students!

Board of Directors

Frona Elkes, Chairman of Board

 Frona Elkes is a nationally certified American Sign Language Interpreter. She has a Masters Degree in Deaf Education with an emphasis in second language acquisition. She was an instructor at St. Petersburg College in the Interpreter Training Program and is currently working for Hillsborough County Schools. She also works with Sorenson Communications Inc. providing video relay interpreting services and was one of the original team that established the first in-patient Deaf psychiatric program in Florida.  Frona was one of the original team members that established the first-in-patient psychiatric program for the Deaf in Florida. 

Vivian Stowell, Treasurer

 

Vivian Brinson Stowell, Board of Directors Member, is retired from the USPS after 30 years as a city carrier in St. Petersburg, FL.  While there, she served on an Affirmative Action committee and worked in an industrial film about mentoring new career employees.  She currently works part time in senior care giving.

Vivian has her real estate sales license (’86) and dabbles in it occasionally.  She volunteers at her church (First Baptist of Indian Rocks) and at Northside Christian School, where her son graduated in 2008.  She loves sports, spends time at the gym and enjoys social dancing (West Coast Swing).

Vivian lives in Pinellas County.  Her son (Tyler) and daughter-in-law (Allison) live in Edison, NJ and are expecting their first child in February.

Cristina Ashley, Secretary

 

Cristina Ashley, Secretary of the Board, has a broad background in healthcare and is a certified person trainer, currently working with Physical Therapists in injury rehabilitation and loves to incorporate techniques such as circuit training, plyometric, improving flexibility, joint stability, along with proper nutrition needed for long term fitness goals.  Cristina believes in aligning the mind, body and spirit to achieve over all fitness needs.  Her mission is to motivate and encourage individuals towards a more positive healthy active lifestyle by raising awareness on the importance of physical fitness.

Cristina is certified with National Federation of Person Trainers and has worked for Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinics for over 20 years. She volunteers for MS including completing in the 100 mile MS Citrus Bike Tour Fundraiser.  Native to Florida with passion for the outdoors, she is a mother of two wonderful daughters and one granddaughter. Cristina attends Calvary Baptist Church.

Terri Kilgore, Vice-Chairman

 Terri Kilgore, a native of Defiance, Ohio, has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1982.  Terri has worked for the past 32 years as a Registered Nurse (RN), with the majority of the time in the operating room.  She has been employed at Morton Plant Hospital for 25 years, serving as a Clinician II and specializing in open heart surgery for over 15 years.

Terri has been a member of the American Operating Room Nurses Association (AORN) most of her career.  As a Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR) since 1990, Terri enjoys the opportunity to train scrub-technicians and RNs to perform the various roles required within the operating room.

Terri has two children, Gretchen and Garrett.  She attends Countryside Christian Center and Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, where she regularly volunteer for various activities.  Terri has attended Countryside since 2005, where she was blessed to meet Brenda, who has been a consistent godly example of a true friend.

Founder/Executive Director Brenda G

 

Brenda Robinson Geanakos, Executive Director and Founder of o2b Fun, Inc., has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in directing a variety of fundraising events, including all logistics, all sponsorship and training of volunteers. Brenda has worked with four not for profit companies from creation of events to successful profit during tough economic times, and provided growth in attendance at the events. Brenda served from 1986-1995 as Vice President of Special Events with March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, then onto Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber; and onto Clearwater Regional Chamber. Most recently for four (4) years as Director of Partner Development Assistant with All Pro Dad.

Brenda brings with her over 20 years of experience in the events, meeting and conferences 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 trip to Hong Kong for 150 winners.

Events

Tuesday

School Tour

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Tuesday

School Tour

Tour our school and hear more about our programs. Space is limited. Please contact us to reserve your spot.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Friday

Talent Show

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Friday

Talent Show

Come see our talented students!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday

School Fair

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Saturday

School Fair

Support us by attending our fundraising fair!

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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