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Boniface-Hiers Presents $50,000 Donation to EFSC Foundation

December 7, 2016 - The Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group presented a check for $50,000 Wednesday to the Eastern Florida State College Foundation for student scholarships.

Boniface-Hiers Check PresentationA.J. Hiers, the company’s President and CEO, presented the check to college President Dr. Jim Richey and Dewey Harris, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees.

Richey said the donation “will go a long way to helping students achieve their dream of a college education and launching great careers.”

“I can’t thank Boniface-Hiers enough for their generosity and the strong support they are showing the College as we continue offering students new degrees and opening doors they might not have thought possible,” he said.

Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group owns and operates five dealerships throughout Brevard County, providing sales and service for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Trucks, Mazda, Kia and Infiniti automobiles as well as Honda motorcycles and ATVs.

The EFSC Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships in recent years, including 466 scholarships this academic year.

Among those who have benefited are students such as Heather Sacik.

"In being a single mother to two young boys, the decision to go back to school and pursue a nursing degree was a little daunting,” she said. “I was unsure if I could financially accomplish this task on my own. With the help of a scholarship, I now have the opportunity to teach my boys that anything is possible if you work hard, dream big and never, ever give up."

To learn more about the Foundation, or to make a contribution, visit online at easternflorida.edu/foundation