Osceola School District Receives $12,000 from Dr. Phillips Charities
- The Dr. Phillips Charities honors the legacy of the Phillips family and its support of organizations that live up to the motto "to help others help themselves." In keeping with this concept, the Osceola School District has been awarded $12,000 for the SkillsUSA initiative, led by Mr. Irwin Inwood at Poinciana High School. The SkillsUSA organization is a key career, technical, and leadership program. This organization provides students with opportunities to compete in many different leadership and career-oriented competitions, while gaining experience and learning about the different opportunities that will enhance their future through exploration of careers and post-secondary opportunities.
Once considered the largest citrus producer in the world, Dr. Phillip Phillips left a legacy that has spanned several generations culminating in the establishment of Dr. Phillips Charities, comprised of The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips, Inc. As stewards of the Phillips family legacy for over 50 years, Dr. Phillips Charities bears the ethical responsibility of ensuring that its charitable contributions honor and contribute to the Phillips' family vision. Dr. Phillips Charities is well known in Central Florida for its grant support to worthy capital projects and innovative programs of non-profit organizations that address critical community needs, demonstrate the potential for ongoing community support, and have a significant, lasting impact on the community.