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Truist Stands for Better, Builds on History of Service and Philanthropy

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One year ago, BB&T and SunTrust completed a historic merger of equals to form Truist. 

Today, the company is celebrating its teammates’ hard work and collective commitment to the communities it serves through three community impact reports. The company’s purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities, and each report shares some of the ways 55,000 Truist teammates brought this purpose to life during an unprecedented year marked by a global pandemic, challenging economic environment and social injustice.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington to Establish Makerspace

GLOW Academy’s SunTrust Foundation Makerspace provides hands-on creative area for girls to design, experiment, build and invent
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ATLANTA, Noveber 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The SunTrust Foundation today announced it has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) for a state-of-the-art makerspace in what is North Carolina’s only single-gender public charter school.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

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ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA) and a $1.5 million grant to support JA Finance Park®, an innovation in experiential education designed to engage middle school students and prepare them for life and work outside of school. With this grant, the SunTrust Foundation will become the JA Finance Park signature partner at two locations in Fairfax, Virginia, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. 

SunTrust Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Support expands financial counseling pilot program for Hispanic community
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ATLANTA, October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/— The SunTrust Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC), doubling its initial commitment to the organization in 2018, to support a large-scale program for improving the financial wellness of Hispanic and Latino families. The grant will allow the NFCC to expand its services for Hispanic/Latino consumers beyond its original scope of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area to include all of Texas and Ohio. 

SunTrust Foundations Award $3 Million to Atlanta Police Foundation

Grants support the youth crime diversion program by opening an At-Promise Center
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ATLANTA, September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Trusteed Foundations announced today they awarded $3 million in grants to the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF). The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations include the Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund, the Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund and the Nell Warren Elkin and William Simpson Elkin Foundation. This funding will support APF’s youth crime diversion program, the At-Promise Initiative, by opening an At-Promise Center on Campbellton Road in Southwest Atlanta. 

SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards

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ATLANTA, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/—The SunTrust Foundation today announced the winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and Midwest.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to 3DE National

Grant supports expansion of 3DE schools in metro Atlanta and first-time launch outside Georgia
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ATLANTA, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year grant of $2 million to 3DE National to continue the nonprofit’s expansion in metro Atlanta and launch 3DE schools outside of Georgia for the first time, bringing the innovative high school model to Florida, Texas and the District of Columbia. 

SunTrust Foundation Awards $275,000 Grant to YMCA of East Tennessee for Youth Development

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation announced today a $275,000 grant to the YMCA of East Tennessee to expand its youth development programs that focus on financial wellness, academics, leadership and well-being. On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank Knoxville market president, presented Jim Dickson, CEO of YMCA of East Tennessee, with the grant at a special event Tuesday, July 9, at West Side Family YMCA in Knoxville.

SunTrust Highlights Accomplishments in 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

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ATLANTA, June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts while underscoring its focus on inclusive, ethical business practices.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to 10 Westside Atlanta Nonprofits Through Beloved Benefit

Continued support of the Westside part of ongoing SunTrust Foundation commitment to the City of Atlanta
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ATLANTA, May 2, 2019  /3BL Media/— The SunTrust Foundation announced today it awarded grants totaling $250,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations that are committed to positively impacting Atlanta's historic Westside neighborhoods. The 10 nonprofit organizations were recently recognized as Community Beacon Award recipients at the inaugural Beloved Benefit at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event raised more than $5 million to support the ongoing revitalization of the Westside.

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