UnitedHealthcare Celebrates Season of Giving With Record-setting Contribution to Step Up For Students

DECEMBER 4, 2017 | NAPLES, FL In this season of giving, UnitedHealthcare announced today a record-breaking contribution of $15 million to Step Up For Students, the nonprofit that helps administer the needs-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Nicholas Zaffiris, CEO of UnitedHealthcare South Florida, shares a message of giving hope through supporting community programs, particularly Step Up For Students, a … Read More

Step Up For Students Partners with SAP Ariba and Premikati to Create MyScholarShop, an Online Education Marketplace for Florida K-12 scholars

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 | NASHVILLE, TN When it comes to serving Florida’s most disadvantaged K-12 students through opportunity scholarships, Step Up For Students leaders always look for ways to better serve its families, which for the 2017-18 school year means about 115,000 scholars. So, when the nonprofit scholarship organization heard the calls of frustrated Gardiner Scholarship parents, an idea emerged … Read More

Florida Farm Bureau Group helps Florida families with $500,000 donation to Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 | GAINESVILLE, FL The Florida Farm Bureau Group, a multi-line Florida based property and casualty insurance company, announced today it is donating $500,000 to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program. The donation will fund about 76 K-12 scholarships in the 2017-18 school year. “At Florida Farm Bureau Group, helping families is what we do best. We … Read More

Summit Bank supports educational success through $100,000 contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

OCTOBER 26, 2017 | PANAMA CITY, FL Summit Bank, N.A., a regional provider of personalized, concierge-style financial services, has announced a $100,000 contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program, funding 15 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year in Bay County, Escambia County and Okaloosa County. This marks the fourth year Summit Bank has supported the scholarship program. Since … Read More

Step Up For Students Honors Insurance Industry, Tower Hill for Record-Setting Contributions

OCTOBER 25, 2017 | ORMOND BEACH, FL Florida insurance companies have been protecting more than just Floridians’ homes this hurricane season, as they have made generous contributions to Step Up For Students, the nonprofit that helps administer the needs-based Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program. Tower Hill Insurance, a significant contributor from the insurance industry, and Step Up For Students … Read More

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company announces $2 million contribution to Step Up For Students

OCTOBER 12, 2017 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Step Up For Students today announced a $2 million contribution to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program from Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. The $2 million donation will fund 305 K-12 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year, so lower-income children can attend … Read More

Tower Hill Honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Record-Setting Contribution to Step Up For Students

OCTOBER 10, 2017 | TAMPA, FL Step Up For Students and Tower Hill Insurance Group joined together Tuesday at Florida College Academy to celebrate the insurance company’s record-setting contribution to the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program during National Hispanic Heritage month. Since 2011, Tower Hill has contributed more than $3 million to Step Up For Students, providing scholarships to … Read More

Insurance Industry Leaders Provide Record-Setting Contributions to Step Up For Students

OCTOBER 3, 2017 | JACKSONVILLE, FL Florida’s insurance industry has stepped up to support the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program at a record level, committing $61.2 million this year to fund scholarships for more than 9,380 students. Leading the pack is UnitedHealthcare, which has contributed more than $83 million to Step Up For Students over the past decade. UnitedHealthcare CEO … Read More

Rosen Hotels & Resorts celebrates 15 years of supporting Step Up For Students

OCTOBER 3, 2017 | ORLANDO, FL Step Up For Students announced today that Rosen Hotels & Resorts, owner and operator of seven quality properties in the Orlando market, is marking its 15th consecutive year contributing to the Step Up For Students scholarship program. Rosen Hotels & Resorts, led by President & COO Harris Rosen, has committed $140,000 to the Step … Read More

SKECHERS steps in to help disadvantaged Florida schoolchildren with Step Up For Students scholarships

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | CLEARWATER, FL SKECHERS USA, Inc., a global leader in the performance and lifestyle footwear industry, today announced a $210,000 contribution to the Step Up For Students scholarship program. This is the second year that SKECHERS has supported the program and their contribution will fund scholarships for 32 Florida students in the 2017-18 school year. “SKECHERS is … Read More