The Sullivan State Farm Agencies continued their support of higher education recently by awarding a partial four-year college scholarship to 2022 East Lee County High School graduate, Mahkai Conway. The Sullivan’s recognize the importance of providing the tools and resources needed to support effective learning. Having branded their business as “the education agency,” Cape Coral agents Dawn and Mike Sullivan pay particular attention to removing obstructions young people face along their path to higher education and career success.
“Dawn and I truly believe that comprehensive schooling is critical for healthy and vibrant communities,” Mike said. “Education is key to growth and success for the individual and for the community, and every child deserves an education that will help them reach their greatest potential and realize their dreams.”
Conway was awarded the scholarship on June 1, to help make his college dreams a reality. “I am so grateful for Mike and Dawn,” said Conway. “I am continuing my education at Knox College and intend on getting a PhD in mechanical engineering. I will also be continuing my dream of playing football while attending. Go Prairie Fire!”
Dawn says Conway has been a part of the agency’s family since he was a young boy. “We have watched him grow into a fine young man who has had a strong commitment to his studies , sports, community and his faith. He has overcome adversity and challenges throughout the years and has not always had the same opportunities as many students in our community, yet he has been a strong positive influence to his friends, teammates and his younger sister,” said Dawn. “Mahkai is a true example of what Sully’s House stands for. We know he will do great things and not only are we super proud of him and his mom, Danielle, we are extremely blessed to be a small part of his journey.”
At the center of the agency’s giving is Sully’s House, a nonprofit the Sullivans founded in 2016 and named after Mike’s late father. Sully’s House is a self-funded foundation focused on at-risk individuals and families in need of assistance, including providing full-ride and partial scholarships to deserving high school graduates across Southwest Florida. Sully’s House has granted local students full scholarships to college, summer art programs and other educational experiences.
This year, the Sullivans are also supporting Pelican Elementary School by helping to produce their brand new, custom-designed homework and communications folders for a full year. Students and families use these folders to transfer needed paperwork between school and home and to communicate with teachers and other administration.
In addition to their excellent business reputation in the insurance industry, the couple is recognized for their extreme generosity to the community, causes, children and clients, with a special focus on education. The couple sponsors local Pop Warner football, youth baseball and the Cape Junior Cudas, a swim team. They partner with Cape Christian for Cape Leads, a program that brings current and future leaders together for learning and collaboration. They back the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest, which benefits Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, the Lee County PACE Center for Girls, and Valerie’s House, which provides grief support for children and families. Everything the Sullivan State Farm Agencies do is about pushing other people forward. That applies to clients as well as the community, and it’s been that way ever since they opened their doors 15 years ago.
The Sullivan State Farm Agencies strongly believe in family and community, and whether you’re currently covered or looking to determine the best insurance options for your unique circumstances the team is ready to help. Call the Sullivan State Farm Agencies at 239-541-3276 or visit the agents’ websites: mikesullivan1.com or dawnsullivan.net. You can also follow Dawn and Mike’s Facebook pages.
About the Sullivan State Farm Agency
Established in 2007, the Sullivan State Farm Agency is the office of State Farm agent Michael Sullivan and State Farm agent Dawn Sullivan. The family-focused business specializes in helping families and small business owners find the insurance coverage to protect their loved ones at every stage in life. For more information about Michael Sullivan, visit mikesullivan1.com. For more information about Dawn Sullivan, visit dawnsullivan.net. To contact the office, call 239-541-3276.