Florida Blue re-ups as $100,000 United Arts trustee

United Arts of Central Florida will formally announce Tuesday that Florida Blue has renewed its $100,000 Trustee-level support for arts, science and history programming throughout United Arts' four-county region.

United Arts supports the arts, sciences and history in Central Florida by fundraising and disbursing grants to more than 50 constituent institutions and artists in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. In addition, for the past 25 years, United Arts has served as the primary partner to Orange County Public Schools, facilitating arts and cultural experiences for students.

"This renewed gift is inspiring," said Linda Landman Gonzalez, chairwoman of United Arts in a statement announcing Florida Blue's donation. "I am so proud that United Arts has earned the support of an organization with the history and quality of Florida Blue. Their sustained commitment to this organization highlights the importance of the arts and culture for the well-being and vitality of Central Floridians."

Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company with headquarters in Jacksonville, has about 4 million members and serves 15.5 million people in 16 states through its affiliated companies.

"Florida Blue is proud to continue our partnership with United Arts of Central Florida to support programs that provide art and cultural experiences to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve," said Tony Jenkins, the Central Florida Market president of Florida Blue.

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