ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces $10,000 Matching Contribution to Step Up For Students

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Announces $10,000 Matching Contribution to Step Up For Students


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (October 26, 2016) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP, a leading distributor of optical products in the U.S. headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., announced today the kick-off of a partnership with Step Up For Students by matching an anonymous $10,000 donation.

Step Up is a nonprofit organization that helps manage the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program for lower-income families and the state-funded Gardiner Scholarship for Florida students with certain special needs.

The combined donation of $20,000 will help Step Up maximize the impact of the scholarships by creating wraparound services which further promote students’ academic success. One such service is the Teaching and Learning Exchange, a learning management system that provides ongoing educational support services including personal learning plans for each student. Its goal is to strengthen partnerships between home and school, fostering student success.

"We are delighted to partner with Step Up to help enhance their scholars’ learning experience," said Paul Sherman, Chief Financial Officer of ABB OPTICAL GROUP. "Our organization believes that every child deserves a chance to succeed, and we are extremely proud to support the mission of Step Up For Students."

In addition to the match donation, ABB OPTICAL GROUP has incorporated Step Up into its employee giving program, making it an option for employees to contribute with a 100 percent match from the company.

"We are honored to be included in ABB OPTICAL GROUP’s employee giving program," said Alissa Randall, CMO of Step Up For Students. "This partnership will allow us to offer additional services to the children we serve."

ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading provider of optical products in the United States. The company supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand name contact lenses, fully customizable gas permeable and custom specialty soft contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. The company's Digital Eye Lab is a fully automated optical lab dedicated to freeform digital lens fabrication. ABB OPTICAL GROUP also offers practice-building services such as pricing strategy tools, business reviews, annual supply staff training and e-commerce solutions. For additional information, visit

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