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SunTrust Foundation Awards $75k Grant to
Family & Children’s Service in
2019 Lighting the Way Awards
“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 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 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 , president of the SunTrust Foundation. "The Lighting the Way Awards illustrate our commitment to 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.
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 SOURCE SunTrust Foundation throughout .