STA Florida Selects The Flutie Foundation as Their 20l9 Charity Recipient.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

For 2019, STA has selected The Flutie Foundation as the 2019 Charity Recipient.

Melbourne Beach is the home of the Flutie Family and Dougie, Jr. is a student at the Scott Center for Autism. Annually, the Flutie Foundation  distributes funding to schools and organizations supporting people with autism in Central Florida.

In 2018, the Flutie Foundation distributed $50,000 to:

OCA, Opportunity Community Ability – Orlando, FL

Providing Autism Links and Supports (PALS) – Orlando, FL

Nemours Fund for Children’s Health – Orlando, FL

Promise, Inc. – W. Melbourne, FL

SHARP Musical Experiences – Longwood, FL

To learn more about the Foundation, click here. 

STA Florida 2017 conference to Honor Southern Guide Dogs – Paws for Patriots Program

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

There’s no greater distinction than laying down one’s life for freedom’s sake. Some have lost their vision in the line of duty, whether from a roadside bomb or a rare virus. Some recover in military healthcare facilities. And some bear invisible scars; wounds seared on hearts and minds after losing friends, witnessing the unthinkable, and enduring the unspeakable.

They’ve served us. Now it’s our turn. That’s why we provide our guide dogs, service dogs, facility therapy dogs, emotional support dogs and Gold Star Family dogs at no charge. Be a hero for our heroes. Support Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Support this cause with raffle ticket purchase when you register for the 2017 conference and click here to download a flyer about this incredible organization.

STA Florida 2017 annual conference at the Eden Roc Miami Beach will be featuring our very own on Piano, Mike Barclay, ITG Canada.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016


This year we are delighted to announce a special guest pianist by one of our own, Mike Barclay of ITG Canada.

Mike will be playing the piano during our Friday night Opening Cocktail Reception.  Many of you may have seen Mike on the piano before, whether on the stage, or at an impromptu industry gathering.  He has twenty years of industry experience but even more than that at the keys.

Mike’s musical experience began playing classical piano at the age of 4.  He’s played professionally for a bit, and has dabbled in song-writing.

STA Florida to Honor Florida Veterans Foundation at its 2016 Annual Conference

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

Florida has approximately 1.5 million veterans spanning from WWII to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While many of these veterans successfully transitioned to a post-military career, some face challenges to living a happy and productive life. Major issues faced by Florida veterans include access to healthcare and benefits; housing; jobs and unemployment; post-secondary education; depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); traumatic brain injury (TBI); substance abuse; and suicide prevention.

The philosophy of the Florida Veterans Foundation is to leave no veteran behind. This is only possible through the monetary contributions, goods and services we receive through donations and fundraising. Thank you for your support of our nation’s heroes.