What is the Core Society?

The CORE Society is a community of businesses united in their commitment to give every child access to the resources
necessary for success by advancing educational freedom.

As a member of CORE Society, you join an exclusive group of supporters who are dedicated to supporting education choice in two core areas of need:

  • Advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national level
  • Enhancing the technology that delivers a highly customized education for each family

Corporate donors who make philanthropic contributions of at least $1,000 annually are welcomed into the CORE Society
and receive the recognition that comes with membership.

Join the CORE Society today and become part of a community of organizations reimagining education. By empowering families to personalize their child’s education, we will give all students the chance to achieve their dreams.

We look forward to welcoming you to the CORE Society.

4 students sitting out doors in a row near a playground

About Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children. As a state-approved nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organization, Step Up helps administer four state-funded scholarships for Florida schoolchildren and has funded more than 1.5 million scholarships in 20+ years.

Giving Levels 
& Benefits


$1,000 - $4,999


$5,000 - $9,999



CORE Society certificate

Company name displayed on recognition wall in the Step Up Clearwater office
Special recognition in Step Up publications, on social media outlets and on website
Invitation to special Step Up For Students events
Opportunity to participate in a school tour and meet scholarship recipients
Personal call from Step Up leadership