Amscot Financial presents $100,000 gift to Urban Leagues in the State of Florida
Submitted by Herbie Thiele
TAMPA – Amscot Financial today presented a $100,000 gift to the Urban League affiliates in Broward and Pinellas counties to assist the organizations in their work on behalf of un-derserved communities.
Amscot Financial, a financial services company serving over 2.5 million customers throughout Florida, regularly contributes to nonprofits and community organizations in the form of mini-grants and scholarships. This mission has led to more than $7 million in charitable donations, including this latest donation to the Broward and Pinellas affiliates.
“We are more than just a business, we are dedicated members of our communities,” said Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “We are honored to support the work of nonprofits and the role they play in the lives of their home towns, and we are proud to contribute to their important work.”
The Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to advocating for underserved urban communities through economic development. The organization and its local affiliates across the country focus on poverty reduction through programmatic service areas including health, education, workforce, and housing.
Amscot Financial’s decision to contribute to the local Urban Leagues was prompted by their extensive entrepreneurship and business development initiatives. Urban League programs provide financial investment and technical training as well as corporate relationships for minority-owned businesses. Today’s gift will directly benefit two major communities served by Amscot Financial.
“We are so grateful to have the support of one of Florida’s most vibrant businesses,” said Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh, President and CEO of the Broward County Urban League. “This generous donation will be of tremendous help in advancing our mission to elevate the lives of residents in underserved urban areas. Companies like Amscot Financial join an esteemed group of corporations that see the value empowering families through financial education.”