U.S. Bank Awards $350,000 To Florida Step Up For Students

March 1, 2012 | Orlando, Fla. – U.S. Bank made a $350,000 contribution to the Florida Step Up For Students Scholarship program. The cash contribution will fund tax credit scholarships for at least 85 economically disadvantaged K-12 students in Broward, Duval, Orange and Miami-Dade counties.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Doug Tuthill, Step Up For Students president; Paul Brown, Joshua Brown, Chanel Brown, Tamar Brown, Aquanas Brown; and Peter Fowler, U.S. Bank. The Brown children attend the school. Chanel was the featured student speaker for the event; she told those in attendance about her positive experiences at Heritage Preparatory.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Doug Tuthill, Step Up For Students president; Paul Brown, Joshua Brown, Chanel Brown, Tamar Brown, Aquanas Brown; and Peter Fowler, U.S. Bank. The Brown children attend the school. Chanel was the featured student speaker for the event; she told those in attendance about her positive experiences at Heritage Preparatory.

U.S. Bank representatives presented a check on Wednesday, Feb. 29, to Step Up For Students at Heritage Preparatory School, a program participant. The school is located at 6000 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32808.

The event began with introduction by Barbara Stewart, Ph.D., of Heritage Preparatory, followed by a musical performance by students. Doug Tuthill, president of Step Up For Students, provided information about the nonprofit organization. Afterwards, a Heritage Preparatory student talked about the experience with Step Up For Students.

Following the check presentation, Peter Fowler of U.S. Bank provided a money management lesson to students.

“The students and teachers enjoyed today’s events,” said Stewart, elementary school principal for Heritage Preparatory School. “The students especially enjoyed the money management lesson by U.S. Bank.”

The funds will be evenly distributed among Broward, Duval, Orange and Miami-Dade counties to provide scholarships for qualified low-income students in those regions.

“U.S. Bank is committed to giving back to the communities where it does business,” said John Stephens, State of Florida Manager for U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services. “We’re proud to support Step Up For Students, a fine organization that helps students in need fund their education.”

“U.S. Bank is committed to giving back to the communities where it does business. We’re proud to support Step Up For Students, a fine organization that helps students in need fund their education.”John Stephens, State of Florida Manager for U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services

U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services is one of the largest corporate trust providers in the nation and the largest provider of municipal trustee services in Florida. U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Services provides municipal and corporate debt trustee and agency services, along with specialized escrow agent services for multiple transaction types, in each of its four Florida locations. U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Services serves the Florida market through its offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

About Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students is a nonprofit organization that administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for low-income Florida students. The scholarship program was created by the Florida Legislature in 2001 and is funded by corporations that receive dollar-for-dollar tax credit for their contributions.

For more information, visit www.StepUpForStudents.org.

About U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services

U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services is one of the largest providers of trustee services with more than $4 trillion in assets under administration in municipal, corporate, asset-backed and international bonds. The division provides a wide range of trust and agency services such as calculation/paying agent, collateral administration and document custody through its network of 48 U.S.-based offices and its European locations in London, Dublin and an Argentinian office.

About U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $340 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2011, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,085 banking offices in 25 states and 5,053 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way.

Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

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