S. R. Perrott, Inc. Redirects over $3 Million to Fund Scholarships for Underprivileged Florida Students

August 9, 2012 | Ormond Beach, Fla. – S.R. Perrott, Inc., a family-owned and operated beverage distributing company located in Ormond Beach, announced today that it plans to contribute over $3 million to fund scholarships for low-income Florida students.

S.R. Perrott, Inc. recently joined the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program as a corporate partner, and its contribution of $3,088,380 will help more than 690 underprivileged students in Florida to attend the school that best meets their unique learning needs.

“Having the support of S.R. Perrott, Inc. means that almost 700 Florida students will now have access to educational options that they otherwise would not have had,” said Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill. “S.R. Perrott, Inc. recognizes the value in supporting equal educational opportunity, and we are grateful to count them as a partner in our mission to serve our state’s neediest families.”

The distributorship founded by Samuel R. and Mariette Perrott, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and has a long record of charitable support of educational, community-based and responsibility projects in the Daytona Beach area.

“We are proud in our 50 years of being a beverage distributor to announce our partnership with Step Up For Students,” said Michele P. Connors, S. R. Perrott, Inc. president. “Through this partnership, we are able to support equal educational opportunities for all of Florida’s children.”

“We are proud in our 50 years of being a beverage distributor to announce our partnership with Step Up For Students. Through this partnership, we are able to support equal educational opportunities for all of Florida’s children.”Michele P. Connors, S. R. Perrott, Inc. president

During the 2011-2012 school year, Step Up For Students awarded more than 40,000 scholarships to underprivileged students in Florida. The program allows companies to redirect a portion of their Florida alcohol beverage excise tax, among other types of tax, to the program, which is then distributed as scholarships.

About S.R. Perrott, Inc.

The beer distributorship of S. R. Perrott, Inc. was founded by Samuel R. Perrott and Mariette Perrott in March of 1962.  S.R. Perrott, Inc. has its distribution rights in the counties of Volusia and Flagler for a wide variety of domestic, import, specialty and craft beers.  S.R. Perrott’s portfolio also includes wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Harley Davidson Beer, a collector’s item since 1983, originated at S. R. Perrott, Inc. The distributorship is very involved with special events and is committed to its responsible drinking programs.

For more information, please visit www.srperrott.com

About Step Up For Students

In 2001, the Florida Legislature founded the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program as a way to give low-income families a voice in their children’s education.  This innovative program gives dollar-for-dollar state tax credits to corporations with a Florida tax liability as a funding mechanism for the scholarship program.  Step Up For Students, at present the only state-approved Scholarship Funding Organization, redistributes the funds as K-12 scholarships.  The scholarships give parents the opportunity to choose the school that is right for their child.

For more information or to learn how your corporation can participate in the program, visit www.StepUpForStudents.org.

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