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Boniface Hiers Makes Donation to EFSC Foundation

August 14, 2017 - The Boniface Hiers Automotive Group has contributed $50,000 for student scholarships to the Eastern Florida State College Foundation.

Dr. Jim Richey accept donation from AJ Hiers
EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey, on the left, accepts a $50,000 donation for student scholarships from, A.J. Hiers, President and CEO of the Boniface Hiers Automotive Group.

A.J. Hiers, the company’s President and CEO, presented the check Monday to the college’s Board of Trustees and EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.

This is the second straight year the company has donated $50,000 to the Foundation.

The $100,000 contribution has significantly increased the Foundation’s ability to help students pay for their education, with about 500 students receiving scholarships annually through its work.

“All of us on the Boniface Hiers team continue to be impressed with the new career opportunities the college is giving to its students,” said A.J. Hiers, the company’s President and CEO.

“That helps our entire community as well and we’re proud to support the college through the scholarship dollars that our donation provides to the Foundation.”

College President Dr. Jim Richey called the donation “very generous and something that is helping students improve their lives in important ways.”

“We’re very grateful to Boniface Hiers Automotive Group for everything they’re doing to help our students succeed,” said Richey. “It’s a testament to their deep involvement in our community.”

Boniface Hiers Automotive Group owns and operates five auto dealerships in Brevard County, providing sales and service for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda and Kia cars and trucks as well as Honda motorcycles and ATVs.

The EFSC Foundation was established in 1971. It has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships in recent years with every dollar helping the students it serves.

To learn more about the Foundation and how you can make a contribution, visit easternflorida.edu/foundation