FUTURES Receives $5,100 from Amscot Financial ‘Just-a-Dollar’ Campaign
Throughout the month of November, Amscot Financial asked customers to contribute $1 to their local education foundation to provide support for students and teachers. With additional contributions from the company’s founder and Tampa-based corporate office, 2019 contributions totaled $162,688.25 throughout the Amscot markets in Florida. Combined with eleven years of previous one-month annual campaigns, the total raised now exceeds $1.5 million.
“This campaign clearly resonates with both our customers and our associates,” said Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “The fact that the funds are used for unmet needs and to help individual students means a great deal to all of us.”
Locally, FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools will be receiving $5,100 and will utilize these funds to support STEM projects including the 2nd Annual Trepathon competition for middle and high school students.
“Amscot’s Just-a-Dollar campaign is crowd-sourcing for a great cause: Helping meet the needs of vulnerable public school students in Florida,” said Mary Chance, president of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). The CFEF works with Amscot Financial to coordinate campaign fund distributions among their 20 benefiting local education foundations in the company’s current service territory.
FUTURES Foundation is a nonprofit, direct support organization founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. Its mission is to engage business and civic leaders to promote and achieve educational excellence for Volusia County Public Schools. The Foundation’s 28-member board of directors consists of area business and civic leaders who direct and raise funds to facilitate a variety of programs in the school district. For more information about FUTURES Foundation, please contact Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez at (386) 255-6475, ext. 50730, FUTURESFoundation@volusia.K12.FL.US or visit its website at www.FuturesVolusia.org.
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000 associates who work at 240 retail branches and at the company’s corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm Beach, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Marion, Citrus, Flagler, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
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