philanthropy

Businessman

Ideal Youth Incorporated 

Co-founder of local non-profit summer youth internship program. 




F & M Business Center

Unyque Financial 




enterprises

Ideal Youth Television

Executive Producer 



Ishmael Trone is a licensed tax preparer and Notary Public who has served the Pasadena community as a businessman and entrepreneur for over 30 years. From 1981-1999 he coordinated program and administrative services for a private non-profit organization contracted with the California Department of Education to disburse federal and state funds. During that period, he disbursed over 40 million dollars to day care home providers and childcare centers to serve nutritious meals to community children. In 2000 he developed F&M Business Center, a taxation and real estate corporation to provide quality business services to a community with limited business resources. In 2009, he founded Ideal Youth Incorporated to provide summer internship and entrepreneur opportunities to high school and college students. In 2012 he established Rose City Java and The Slyder House as food concession stands at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena. 

Throughout his professional career, as an entrepreneur he has partnered with investors in multiple real estate ventures, assisted numerous clients in creating successful businesses and has assembled a network of highly skilled professionals to provide clients with a wealth of business resources. In addition to his professional career, He has engaged in civic and community duties with the City of Pasadena redevelopment advisory bodies, assisted in creating the Rose Bowl Local Hiring Advisory Committee, Chair of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee, Chair of the Robinson Park Master Plan Oversight Committee, Executive Director San Gabriel Valley Black Business Association and Trustee of the Pasadena Museum of History.      

special events producer 


As a seasoned special event producer, Ishmael coordinates all aspects of an event to make it a success for the organizer and people attending. He aims to add a level of creativity that makes the event memorable with his excellent planning and coordinating skills to ensure that the team providing services understand their role and deliver on time, above and beyond the required standard.

 

​​Signature Events 


​City of Pasadena Nights in partnership with the

Los Angeles Sparks


Cali Stars Celebrity Softball Challenge


City of Pasadena "NBA Experience" in partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers


Jackie Robinson All Star Weekend with guest Rachel Robinson 


San Gabriel Valley Black Business Association Summer Business Mixers