October 24, 2014
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Winn-Dixie was the presenting sponsor of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Achieving The Dream” Scholarship Awards Luncheon in Jacksonville, Fla., where 14 students were awarded college scholarships to further their education.​

Winn-Dixie recently supported the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce through their annual Achieving The Dream Scholarship Luncheon, where 14 local deserving students received college scholarships to continue their education.

The luncheon was held Oct. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront with more than 250 business and community leaders in attendance, including 20 Winn-Dixie associates. Winn-Dixie donated luncheon seating to the families of the scholarship recipients.

Winn-Dixie was a presenting sponsor of the luncheon, where Bi-Lo Holdings Senior Director of Supplier Diversity Derek Lott spoke to the crowd about how important diversity is to the continued success of Bi-Lo Holdings and how supporting our local youth ensures the future growth of our community.

“We know that we can’t be a great company unless we take advantage of the creativity that comes from multiple perspectives and we take pride in providing an environment that allows our associates the ability to contribute, learn, grow and be heard,” said Lott. “We were proud to be the presenting sponsor of scholarship luncheon to support and empower the youth in our community, as they become trailblazers for their own businesses and communities. They are tomorrow’s leaders.”

Other luncheon activities included remarks by Keynote Speaker Wally Lee, President of the LeeValent Group and former Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Leader, congratulatory messages by the Office of the Mayor, and recognition for each of the 14 scholarship winners who were honored for their achivements.

Winn-Dixie was also recently named a strategic partner with the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to support the organization’s passion for encouraging Hispanic leadership in the local community.

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