Sponsorship and Giving

Commitment to social responsibility runs deep within Florida Marine Transporters. At FMT, our success has been built around a continued commitment to ethical behavior and contributions to economic development, improving the quality of life of not only our workforce and their families, but also the local community. Such efforts have been unmistakably reflected onto the face of our organization. FMT is blessed to have the hardest working, friendliest family of employees in the industry. These men and women go above and beyond their call of duty to help us carry out our leadership goals of being responsible corporate stewards within our community. As such, FMT strives to empower the community through job creation, educational partnerships and by encouraging our employees to be involved in community organizations and associations.

Florida Marine exhibits its dedication to giving back to the community through a number of charitable organizations and events:

  • “Friends of the Front Line,” a non-profit foundation to assist first responders affected by Hurricane Katrina, founded by Mr. Dennis Pasentine
  • Supporter of St. Jude’s Hospital
  • Host of an annual FMT Charity Golf Ball Bash tournament supporting a different organization each year
  • The Drew Brees Dream Foundation
  • The JK Living Foundation
  • “Barbeque on the River” charity event in Paducah, KY
  • “You Night” Empowerment Events St Tammany
  • “Safe Harbor Real Men of St. Tammany” Event Fundraiser
  • St. Tammany Arts Foundation
  • Special Olympics
  • LA, Fore Kids Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • MHS Football Boosters
  • MSC Boy Premier
  • FS Cheerleading
  • Saint Paul’s School
  • St Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Pontchartrain Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Church of the King
  • SBBA
  • Turn Around Village
  • Ponce De Leon High
  • Cub Scouts
  • Children’s Foundation
  • Honey Island Elementary School

Partner with Brees Dream Foundation

Florida Marine has partnered with Drew Brees Dream Foundation in several events including the distribution of 300 bicycles to needy children & The Amazing Race. In 2009 the Foundation and Florida Marine partnered to send 20 outstanding high school students to London to watch the New Orleans Saints play the San Diego Chargers. These students were selected by their respective churches based upon their outstanding community service, which included extensive work in foreign missions and other community service projects. All the young people were also given footballs signed by Saints quarterback Drew Brees at a party sponsored by FMT’S CEO Dennis Pasentine.

Friends of the Frontline

After Hurricane Katrina, Florida Marine CEO Dennis Pasentine founded Friends of the Front Line, a non-profit foundation to assist first responders who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Through the Friends of the Front Line, Mr. Pasentine disbursed nearly $1,000,000 to first responders in the area. Mr. Pasentine became aware of the losses suffered by police and firemen from his controller, whose husband is a member of a local law enforcement agency.

Founded in 2002 – FMT Charity Golf Ball Bash – Here are some of the Beneficiary:

  • 2015 – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • 2014 – Drew Brees Foundation
  • 2013 – Steve Gleason Foundation
  • 2012 – The Jonathan Vilma Foundation
  • 2011 – Habitat for Humanity
  • 2010 – Habitat for Humanity
  • 2009 – St Paul School
  • 2008 – Fore Kids Foundation
  • 2007 – The Smile Train