Republic National Distributing Company takes center stage and donates $65 million to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

FEBRUARY 6, 2018  Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest wine and spirits wholesaler, announced today a contribution of $65 million to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program, which serves lower-income children in Florida. The donation was announced during RNDC’s state sales meeting, held on a soundstage at Universal Studios Orlando. RNDC’s donation will allow more than … Read More

Seaside Engineering and Surveying announces $20,000 contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 | BAKER, FL Seaside Engineering and Surveying, LLC., a provider of professional surveying and civil engineering services, today announced a $20,000 contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program for the 2017-18 school year. This marks the second year Seaside Engineering and Surveying has supported the scholarship program. First partnering with Step Up as a corporate … Read More

EverBank inspires hope for Florida schoolchildren through $1.5 million contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

JANUARY 25, 2018 | JACKSONVILLE, FL EverBank, a division of TIAA, FSB, today announced a $1.5 million contribution to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program. The donation will fund about 229 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. This marks the 14th year EverBank has supported the scholarship program. Since teaming with Step Up in 2004, the company has contributed … Read More

Breakthru Beverage Florida donates $45 million to Step Up For Students for scholarships serving lower-income Florida families

JANUARY 19, 2018 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Breakthru Beverage Florida, one of the largest distributors of wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages in the state, announced today it is donating $45 million to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program. Breakthru’s donation will fund more than 6,880 K-12 scholarships for lower-income Florida schoolchildren for the 2017-18 school year. Since 2011, Breakthru … Read More

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