Beverage Industry

‘Cheers to Education’

November 16, 2011
JJ Taylor

 J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida Inc., Tampa, Fla., donated $20 million in beer excise taxes to Step Up For Students, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to underprivileged kindergarten through high school students in Florida. J.J. Taylor presented checks to the organization at its “Cheers to Education” events, which took place at three of its Florida distribution centers. The company joined the program as a corporate sponsor in 2011 and has pledged the largest single redirection in the history of the program, which will provide scholarships for nearly 4,850 low-income children in Florida to attend a school that best meets their learning needs, the company says.