Amscot continues its focus on local youth through organizations including the Glazer Children’s Museum and The Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay.


TAMPA FL –Amscot Financial returned for a fifth year supporting the Glazer Children’s Museum in its 13th Annual Imagination Gala, held on Friday, September 25th at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Downtown Tampa – the museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year. But Amscot’s community support didn’t end there. The locally headquartered financial services company also stepped forward once again to support for The Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay’s Rising Stars event for a ninth consecutive year. Both causes are at the very center of Amscot’s key community focus – kids.

“As part of our ongoing ‘kids first’ initiative, it’s a privilege to continue our support for these important organizations and to their positive impact within the community,” said Ian MacKechnie, Chairman & CEO of Amscot Financial.

The Glazer Children’s Museum provides children and families with a safe and fun learning environment with over 170 hands-on exhibits to explore. There are a variety of programs ranging from elementary school field trips … to toddler center programs … to special events like their Halloween Spree and their Snowflake Swirl.

The museum donates a minimum of 15% of their annual admissions to underserved members in the community. More information on the Imagination Gala can be found at

MacKechnie is quick to cite the importance of other local organizations too, including the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay. As an Idol level sponsor of the organization’s annual steak dinner, Amscot contributed $5,000 to support the 34th Annual Steak Dinner and Celebration, held Tuesday September 29th, 2015.

The event is an opportunity for every guest, including donors, community partners and volunteers, to meet with and hear from the direct beneficiaries of their efforts – the club members. Since its inception more than 40 years ago, the event has evolved nationwide to include Annual Steak & Steak Dinners and, in Tampa, Rising Stars: Annual Steak Dinner & Celebration.

Amscot Financial has more than 235 locations throughout Florida. The company offers cash advances, check cashing, and free money orders along with a host of other convenient financial services, 365 days a year.