IBERIABANK contributes $2 million to Step Up for Students

March 28, 2016 | Tampa, Fla.

IBERIABANK, a 128-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to announce a $2 million contribution to Step Up for Students  to help fund scholarships for low-income students in Florida.

Step Up is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC), which provides K-12 scholarships legislatively and related support to give disadvantaged families the freedom to choose the best learning options for their children. For the 2015-16 school year, Step Up is serving nearly 78,000 in more than 1,500 private schools throughout the state.

IBERIABANK-DSC_0119 IBB“The most impactful way to improve a child’s life and future is through education. IBERIABANK Corporation first partnered with Step Up For Students in 2015 with a $1.5 million contribution,” said Daryl G. Byrd, president and CEO of IBERIABANK Corporation. “We are proud to share that over the last two years, our donation has helped provide 583 scholarships for low-income Florida students.”

“We are grateful for the generosity of our donors, and for their commitment to help provide Florida families the opportunity to choose the educational environment that best suits their children’s needs,” said Doug Tuthill, president for Step Up For Students. “IBERIABANK is a wonderful partner and we are thankful for their continued support in making dreams come true for families across the state.”

IBERIABANK Corporation is a financial holding company with 319 combined offices, including 219 bank branch offices and three loan production offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Georgia, 22 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 68 locations in 10 states.  The Company has seven locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one IBERIA Capital Partners, L.L.C. office in New Orleans. Follow IBERIABANK on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About Step Up For Students
Step Up For Students is a 501(c) 3 that helps manage the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Students who qualify for free-or reduced-price lunch, or those who are homeless or in foster or out-of-home care may qualify. Since 2001, Step Up has awarded more than 479,000 scholarships.

Step Up also helps administer the state-funded Gardiner Scholarship (formerly called Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts) for Florida students with certain special needs. With the Gardiner Scholarship, recipients may use the funds for a variety of approved services including private tutoring, occupational therapy, instructional materials and other services.

For more information, visit: http://www.StepUpForStudents.org.


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