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

Dairyland Auto® and Dairyland Cycle® increase contribution five-fold to Step Up For Students to $500,000 for the 2017-18 school year

September 5, 2017 | Stevens Point, WI Dairyland Auto® and Dairyland Cycle® today announced a $500,000 contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program –  five times the amount they donated for the 2016-17 school year. “We are proud to support Florida families through our participation in the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program. We are pleased to be … Read More

AutoNation Celebrates $3 Million Contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program with a School Supplies Drive

August 8, 2017 AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America’s largest automotive retailer, announced Tuesday a $3 million contribution to Step Up For Students. The funding will provide as many as 459 K-12 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year, allowing lower-income children in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to attend the school that best meets their learning needs.    This is the second year that AutoNation has partnered with Step Up For Students, bringing its total to $6 million in support.   AutoNation presented Step Up … Read More

Step Up For Students named a top employer in Jacksonville

JUNE 22, 2017 Step Up For Students has been selected by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Jacksonville for a company between 100 and 245 employees, the newspaper announced Tuesday. Step Up is in good company in that size category with companies such as the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida Capital Bang and Omni Hotels … Read More

Step Up For Students named education nonprofit of 2017 by Tampa Bay Business Journal

JUNE 16, 2017 | CLEARWATER The Tampa Bay Business Journal on June 8 named Step Up For Students Nonprofit of the Year in the education category. Step Up For Students helps manage both the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program for students from lower-income families and the Gardiner Scholarship Program for students with certain special needs. The statewide organization has offices in Clearwater and … Read More

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits announces $150 Million commitment to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

APRIL 5, 2017 | MIAMI Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—announced today it has committed $150 million to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program for the 2017-18 school year, once again topping its own historical donations of the past few years. Southern Glazer’s CEO Wayne Chaplin announced the extraordinary pledge during a … Read More