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Local company makes $25,000 donation to schools

Surrounded by members of the South Tampa Chamber and administrators from Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa based Old Republic National Title Insurance Company made a $25,000 donation to the Hillsborough Education Foundation, to benefit Hillsborough County Public Schools, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
The $25,000 donation will help the Tinker K-8 School, on MacDill Airforce Base, to upgrade their student-driven morning television show with the purchase of new software. This software will allow students to learn and use motion graphics and dynamic effects when sharing daily school news.
Another portion of the donation will benefit the Lanier Elementary School in two ways. First, to help fund a new sunshade on the playground that will protect students from the harmful effects of the sun during recess and physical education class. Second, to fund the construction of a hydroponic garden wall that will introduce students to hydroponic gardening, nutrition, and conservation in a hands-on learning environment.
“It is a pleasure to connect community leaders and generous businesses like Old Republic Title to schools with needs to expand resources and enhance learning experiences for students,” said Hillsborough Education Foundation CEO Kim Jowell. “We are thankful for the company’s continued investment in education, which is instrumental in improving educational outcomes for children and helping us grow as a community.”
“On behalf of Old Republic Title, I am very pleased to provide a donation check to the Hillsborough Education Foundation. We believe this donation demonstrates our support of early childhood education and our continued interest in helping young children to achieve their full potential.” Carolyn Monroe, President & CEO, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
“Our students are the most important community resource we have, they are our future workforce, leaders, artists and teachers. The South Tampa Chamber is proud to have helped make the connection between local company Old Republic Title and Hillsborough County Public Schools and we look forward to seeing this partnership grow. It is through the generosity of leaders like Old Republic Title that we can help our students to achieve their full potential,” said South Tampa Chamber President & CEO, Kelly Flannery.
In September of 2022, Old Republic Title made another $25,000 donation to Hillsborough County Public Schools to purchase musical instruments for the students at Chiaramonte Elementary and Pierce Middle schools.
About Old Republic National Title Insurance Company: For over 100 years, Old Republic Title has helped Americans protect their property rights while providing peace of mind for one of the biggest investments homeowners will make.  We work closely with title agents, real estate professionals, lenders and industry experts to secure safe and efficient real estate transactions. We provide comprehensive title and escrow products and services for individuals, businesses and government. Learn more at

About Hillsborough Education Foundation: Established in 1987, Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit focused on strengthening public education by supporting teachers and empowering students to achieve academic and personal success. Together with our community partners, HEF strategically invests in initiatives that impact teaching quality, increase graduation rates and build equity in education—bolstering a thriving workforce of tomorrow and the sustainable prosperity of Tampa Bay. Learn more at

About Hillsborough County Public Schools: Hillsborough County Public Schools is the seventh largest school district in the country and the largest in central Florida. There are more than 250 public schools and programs, 24,000 employees and 220,000 students. HCPS is proudly celebrating the highest graduation rate in district history and all twenty-seven high schools were recently listed in the US News and World Report Best High Schools ranking report. Hillsborough Schools boasts the 2020 #1 Elementary Magnet School of the Year — MacFarlane Park Elementary, a Florida Teacher of the Year recipient, and a Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Winner. HCPS is currently ranked #19 in the state academically, the highest ranking in its history. Learn more at
About the South Tampa Chamber: Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. The South Tampa Chamber is recognized as a Certified+ Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2020 Chamber of the Year. Learn more at

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