Company leaders presented the contribution Thursday during an information session for Manatee- and Sarasota-area families about Step Up For Students’ K-12 scholarship program.
Step Up For Students helps provide scholarships to qualified low-income families throughout Florida, 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 honored to partner with a company that goes the extra mile to spread the word about our scholarship program,” Step Up For Students Director of Operational Compliance & Training Jody Hysler said. “We are grateful for Gold Coast Eagle’s generous contributions that have helped so many Florida students, as well as their community outreach efforts.”
During the 2013-14 school year, about 800 students in Sarasota and Manatee counties benefited from a Step Up scholarship.
Gold Coast Eagle, located in Lakewood Ranch, is the 50th largest of 675 Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the United States.
|Jody Hysler, Step Up For Students director of operational compliance & training, joins Hugh Shields, Gold Coast Eagle marketing manager, to accept Gold Coast Eagle’s $6.82 million contribution to the scholarship program. PHOTO PROVIDED|