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February 2016 Check Presentation

Friday, March 4, 2016

inter Haven, Fla. Feb. 22, 2016. Photo by Tom Hagerty.

A passion for the betterment of our community. A dedication to fulfilling dreams through the power of a higher education. A continuous generosity that truly touches lives and makes a profound difference. Add them all together, and they equal the heart of what makes S.R. Wright and Company, P.A. truly priceless.

It is through the remarkable leadership of its president, Steve Wright, that these philanthropic goals and aspirations spring gloriously to life. This local accounting firm builds the bonds of trust, respect and satisfaction not only with its clients, but with Polk State College and the entirety of Polk County through its warm and philanthropic heart.

Wright’s passionate commitment to higher education and Polk State College’s mission has been displayed through his previous service on the Polk State Foundation and his annual participation in the William N. Ryan Memorial Golf Classic, as well as giving contributions to students when they are in need.

Most profoundly, the generous-hearted collective giving total of $19,000 for scholarships and programs at Polk reflects his dedication and that of his colleagues.

Wright said he feels a personal connection to the College. In addition to having a sister and many friends who have attended Polk, he said the inspiration for giving to the College lies in its people – both educators and students. “I have known and deeply admired a number of professors at Polk State,” he said. He also expressed the importance of nurturing our community by supporting local students.

He noted that it is not only himself and the company that give to Polk, but also his clients, for which he is grateful. He said he takes every opportunity to encourage them to lend their support to Polk State. “Any time I can interject my positive thoughts to them about Polk State, I do,” he said.

He said how gratifying it was to receive positive feedback from students at the Golf Classic this February. “They were so nice and showed such gratitude, thanking us for helping them out,” he said.

On February 22, 2016 at a check presentation ceremony at Polk State College’s District Board of Trustees meeting, S. R. Wright and Company, P.A. was warmly recognized for its support of Polk. Steve Wright, along with his wife Cheri who also passionately supports the College, were both in attendance.

Gary Boyer, Development Chair of the Polk State College Foundation Board of Directors, expressed the heartfelt gratitude of Polk State College, the Polk State Foundation, and the students for whom S. R. Wright and Company, P.A.’s generosity makes a transformational difference.

Wright expressed how much the opportunity to contribute to Polk State College means to him and his company.

“The College has great educational programs and educators. The people at Polk State College and its Foundation are taking the college in the right direction and are extraordinary.

“Any time you can help others – it’s a great feeling,” he added.

Pictured left to right: Rick Garcia, Steve Wright, Greg Littleton, Dr. Eileen Holden, Mark G. Turner, Gary Boyer, Dan Dorrell and Linda Pilkington.