Tampa, FL – (July 7, 2009) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, has made a major contribution of $5,000 to the Orlando chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., which annually raises funds to provide college scholarships to outstanding graduates of Orlando’s Jones High School.
The national organization of 100 Black Men began in New York City in 1963. It began spreading across the country in 1986 when nine chapters came together as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth.
Today the organization has 110 chapters, and is growing in the United States, England and the Caribbean. Members represent a myriad of professions including corporate executives, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, entertainers, elected officials, professional athletes, educators and men from numerous other professions that have created an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive, nurturing mentoring relationships.
Since 2003, the Orlando chapter of 100 Black Men has raised more than $405,000 in college scholarships for outstanding graduates of Jones High School.
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,400 associates who work at the company’s 174 retail branches and at the company’s corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.
Amscot Financial offers an array of convenience-oriented financial services, including the cashing of personal checks, out-of-state checks and government checks; cash advances; Western Union wire transfers, notary services, pre-paid debit cards and income tax preparation. Amscot Financial also offers consumers the ability to purchase money orders – with no service fees.