BMI partnered recently with the Florida Association of Broadcasters in presenting their “Service to Florida” award to Scott and Jaclyn Stapp at a ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on June 21. The award is presented, in conjunction with the Association’s annual convention, to a native Floridian who has given back philanthropically to his or her home state in a profound way. Scott, who was born in Orlando and attended Florida State University ,is a decorated BMI songwriter and the lead singer for the GRAMMY award-winning band Creed. He and his wife Jaclyn created both the “Arms Wide Open Foundation” and “CHARM” (Children Are Magical), which helps to heighten awareness of children’s issues and provide underprivileged youth with the tools needed to enrich their lives through education and encouragement. The “Arms Wide Open Foundation” has donated more than a million dollars in funding to various causes. In addition, the couple supports multiple charitable organizations including MusiCares, the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the anti-bullying organization NVEEE.