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SunTrust Foundation Awards $75k Grant to Family & Children’s Service

SunTrust Foundation Awards $75k Grant to

Family & Children’s Service in

2019 Lighting the Way Awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 14, 2019 -- The SunTrust Foundation recently awarded a $75,000 grant to Family and Children’s Service (FCS) as part of its Lighting the Way Awards grants program.

“On behalf of FCS, I want to thank the SunTrust Foundation for its generosity – not only to our nonprofit, but to the three dozen nonprofit organizations they supported through the Lighting the Way Awards program this year,” said FCS CEO Michael McSurdy. “We are proud of the work our team does in Middle Tennessee to help families and children in crisis, and we are honored to receive this special award.”

This year’s 2019 Lighting the Way Awards totaled $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and Midwest.

The awards support the work of these organizations to build self-sufficient families and more financially confident communities through financial education, financial counseling, career readiness/workforce development and small business/entrepreneurship. Each nonprofit, including FCS, was awarded a $75,000 grant.

"Every one of these nonprofits has created impactful programs to support specific needs of their communities, and it is a privilege to recognize their efforts," said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. "The Lighting the Way Awards illustrate our commitment to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being in partnership with organizations that make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most."

The SunTrust Foundation also is committed to helping nonprofits improve their organization's financial well-being by providing workshops, case studies and training on organizational economic sustainability.

About SunTrust Foundation The SunTrust Foundation is committed to SunTrust Bank's (NYSE: STI) purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging with local and national organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $170 million throughout the United States. SOURCE SunTrust Foundation

About Family & Children’s Service

Family & Children’s Service (FCS) serves all people in crisis and transition by meeting them where they are, understanding their needs, and connecting them to the resources they need. FCS often ‘fills in the gaps’ in social services, creating a safety net to ensure that all children and families can be safe and healthy. Each year, FCS provide services to more than 50,000 Tennesseans. FCS’ mission is to connect individuals and families to hope, to healing, and to one another. Founded in 1943 by volunteers who helped find adoptive homes for children orphaned during WWII, FCS is one of Nashville’s oldest and most venerated nonprofits. Throughout its history, FCS has focused on the most vulnerable children and families, adapting its services to meet the changing needs of the community.

More information about Family & Children’s Service can be found at or by calling 615-320-0591.