Enterprise donates $5,000 to University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation presented University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee with a $5,000 check Monday, upping the total contributions to the school to $25,000 since 2007.

The contribution will go toward a variety of campus needs including the recent 40th Anniversary Hospitabull Gala.

“Enterprise continues to be supportive of our campus and we truly value the role they play in the development of our students,” regional chancellor Sandra Stone, who welcomed Enterprise representatives Kayla Siwiec and Andrew Gorman to the campus Monday, said in a statement. “Their generous gifts help create career-focused programs to better prepare our students for life after graduation, which is a top priority for all of us at USF Sarasota-Manatee.”

Started in 1982 by Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s founder Jack Taylor, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established to allow the company to support communities where its customers and employees live and work. The foundation has contributed more than $230 million to thousands of registered non-profit efforts nationwide since its inception.

This spring, the foundation supported two events offered by USFSM’s Career Services Office – “Kiss, bow and shake hands,” which helped business students understand foreign business customs, and “Game On,” which focused on their interview skills.