Nine local charities will be receiving much-needed donations courtesy of SunTrust Bank by the end of 2008, announced John Schmitt, chairman, president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Bank, North Florida.
“These gifts, a special year-end donation, will provide our community the support many people need in these difficult times,” stated Schmitt. “On behalf of our board of directors and our employees, it is our privilege to assist these outstanding organizations, enabling them to continue to provide their fine services.“
The total SunTrust gift of $100,000 was distributed among the nine organizations to assist the critical needs of the North Florida community. They are:
- Second Harvest Food Bank of North Florida
- City Rescue Mission
- Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in Gainesville
- First Step Food Bank of Ocala
- Panama City Rescue Mission
- Big Bend Homeless Coalition of Tallahassee
- Pine Castle
- Boys & Girls Clubs of North Florida
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of September 30, 2008, SunTrust had total assets of $174.8 billion and total deposits of $115.9 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com.