Safepoint Insurance Launches Company Giving Program, Starting with Contribution to Step Up For Students Scholarship Program

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Safepoint Insurance Provides 18 Scholarships for Florida K-12 Students

Tampa-based SafePoint Insurance has committed to provide 18 scholarships for Florida students by partnering with the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program.

As a Florida business, we are proud to know that our contribution is helping children in our own backyard. We know that the education these students receive will help propel them to achieve great things.

Safepoint Insurance today announced a community giving program called Safepoint Gives Back, and is kicking off the program by contributing to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program. Safepoint Insurance’s contribution will fund 18 scholarships for low-income Florida students.

Safepoint Insurance is based in Tampa, FL and specializes in residential property insurance products.

“Safepoint Insurance is excited to kick off our community giving program by supporting such a worthy cause,” said company CEO David Flitman. “As a Florida business, we are proud to know that our contribution is helping children in our own backyard. We know that the education these students receive will help propel them to achieve great things.”

This is the first year that Safepoint has partnered with the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program, which is providing approximately 70,000 scholarships to kindergarten-12th grade students statewide this year.

“We are grateful for our corporate partners who recognize the value of educational choice and who support our mission to ensure that all Florida students have access to the learning environments that suit their individual needs,” said Step Up For Students President Doug Tuthill. “We are thankful for Safepoint Insurance’s help, and for their commitment to the Florida community at large.”

In addition to funding scholarships, the Safepoint Gives Back program will focus on education for Florida students by providing internships for students to learn about the insurance industry and mentoring of actuarial students and by partnering with InVEST, a program sponsored by the Big I Independent Insurance Agents that provides insurance education to high school and college students. As part of the community giving program, Safepoint will also partner with the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to promote building stronger homes.

Step Up For Students helps administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which enables companies like Safepoint to redirect a portion of their Florida tax liabilities to fund scholarships.

Step Up For Students has provided nearly 400,000 scholarships to Florida students since the program’s inception in 2001. This school year, more than 7,000 students in the Tampa Bay area are attending the school of their choice with help from a Step Up scholarship.

About Step Up For Students
Step Up For Students is a nonprofit organization responsible for administering the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is available to students who qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch and students who are in foster care or who are homeless. It provides tuition assistance to the private school of their parents’ choice or transportation help to an out-of-district public school. Scholarships are funded by corporations that receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for their contributions.
Step Up For Students also helps administer state-funded Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA) for Florida students with special needs. With the PLSA’s, recipients may use the funds for a variety of services including private tutoring, occupational therapy, instructional materials and other services.

For more information, visit http://www.StepUpForStudents.org.

About SafePoint Insurance Company
SafePoint Insurance is a privately held Florida licensed insurance company based in Tampa, FL, specializing in residential property insurance products. SafePoint utilizes independent insurance agents to sell their products. With over $25 Million in policyholder surplus and local presence, SafePoint has the financial resources to protect Florida’s homeowners. SafePoint is rated “B” (Fair) by AM Best (http://www.ambest.com) and rated “A” (Exceptional) by Demotech (http://www.demotech.com). SafePoint’s Management Team is comprised of experienced professionals with over 75 years in the insurance industry - more than half spent in the state of Florida.
For more information, visit http://www.safepointins.com.

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