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IRSC Foundation Board Members Highlighted by Florida Trend Magazine in the ‘Florida 500’

IRSC Foundation Board Members Highlighted by Florida Trend Magazine in the ‘Florida 500’

September 29, 2020 Robert Lane

Two distinguished members of the Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation Board of Directors, Michael Adams and Michael Minton have been recognized in the Florida 500—a special publication of Florida Trend Magazine highlighting the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. 

“We are extremely pleased to see both Mike Adams and Michael Minton recognized for their substantial impact on the economic vitality of Florida,” shares Ann Decker, IRSC Foundation Executive Director. “We greatly appreciate the time and talent that both men contribute in support of the success of IRSC students through their dedicated service on the IRSC Foundation Board.”

Michael AdamsMike Adams is president of Adams Ranch Fort Pierce. Consisting of more than 40,000 acres in St. Lucie, Madison, Okeechobee and Osceola counties, the operation is a known leader in land and wildlife management and is one of the top 20 cow-calf operations in the nation. Founded by the late Alto “Bud” Adams in 1937, the ranch developed the Braford breed known for its heat tolerance and weight. The Adams Ranch Natural Beef program breeds and grazes cattle on open pastures with a diet that is antibiotic- and hormone-free.


Michael AdamsMichael Minton of Dean Mead, Attorneys at Law in Fort Pierce began his career as a tax and estate planning attorney, and served as the firm’s president from 2007-13. Minton was the first local attorney to serve as chair of the tax section of the Florida Bar, and he additionally has served on the South Florida Water Management District governing board. Minton has a deeply rooted passion for education and is an ardent supporter of the IRSC Foundation Take Stock In Children program which provides Scholarship Opportunities for At Risk (SOAR) students that enables them to pursue a college education with IRSC.

About the IRSC Foundation
Since 1965, the Indian River State College Foundation has been enhancing access and quality of education for IRSC students. Its focus is to attract and manage private contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses, and private foundations to support IRSC's mission. Managed by a voluntary Board of Directors of business and civic leaders from all four counties served by IRSC, the Foundation is a private non-profit entity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and by the State of Florida as a direct support organization for the benefit of IRSC. As a partner in building a better community, the IRSC Foundation promotes higher education with student scholarships, support of instructional programs, technology grants, and new and improved facilities.

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