Monin funds 10 K-12 scholarships with $60,000 donation to Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | CLEARWATER, FL

Monin, Inc., producer of premium syrups, gourmet sauces, fruit purées and fruit smoothie mixes for coffees, iced teas, lemonades, cocktails and more, has announced a $60,000 donation to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program.

This is the first time that Clearwater-based Monin has partnered with Step Up For Students, a nonprofit which provides K-12 scholarships for financially disadvantaged Florida children so they can attend the school that best meets their learning needs. The scholarships are funded by corporations with tax-credited donations.

“At Monin, we strive to provide support and improve lives for people in our local community. Through our partnership with Step Up For Students, we are making an impact on a few families through helping children become more successful,” said Bill Lombardo, Monin CEO. “Having options and choices speaks to our products at Monin,” added Greg Grabau, Monin CFO. “We are proud that our contribution will allow educational choice to families that otherwise would not have it.”

Step Up helps administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program allowing recipients to choose between a scholarship to help with private school tuition and fees, or a transportation scholarship to attend an out-of-district public school.

“We are grateful for the new partnership with Monin, and for their generosity and support of the scholarship program,” said Doug Tuthill, Step Up For Students president. “Thanks to our donors, we are able to provide educational options to Florida schoolchildren so they can find the best learning environment that suits their individual needs.”

During the 2016-17 school year, Step Up For Students expects to serve more than 95,000 students throughout Florida, with tuition scholarships valued up to $5,886 per student. More than 1,600 private schools participate in the scholarship program statewide.

Monin CEO Bill Lombardo and CFO Greg Grabau presented Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill with a check for $60,000. They are joined by Denisha Merriweather and Grace Arlington, both who have benefited from the scholarship program.

Monin CEO Bill Lombardo and CFO Greg Grabau presented Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill with a check for $60,000. They are joined by Denisha Merriweather and Grace Arlington, both who have benefited from the scholarship program.

 

 

 

 


About Monin, Inc.

Founded in 1912 in Bourges, France and family-owned for three generations, Monin is the premier provider of quality flavoring solutions.  With manufacturing facilities in three continents and distribution to more than 140 countries, Monin is recognized as the global flavor leader.

For more information, visit: www.monin.com.

About Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students is a nonprofit organization that helps manage the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Students who qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch program, or those who are homeless or in foster or out-of-home care, may qualify. It provides tuition assistance to the private school of their parents’ choice or transportation help to an out-of-district public school. Since 2001, Step Up has awarded more than 570,000 scholarships.

Step Up also helps administer the state-funded Gardiner Scholarship, formerly known as Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA), 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.

Media Contact:
Paul Soost
Step Up For Students
Phone: (727) 451-9828
Email: psoost@sufs.org

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