Launched in 2009, the BB&T Lighthouse Project continues to provide an opportunity to live out our mission of helping make our communities better places to live and work.
Partnering with local nonprofit organizations, many of whom have seen a decrease in support, associates work together to determine the greatest needs in their communities. Teams are encouraged to be involved in causes in which they are passionate, and they receive funding in addition to time away from the office to lend a helping hand on their project ideas.
In 2014, BB&T was able to support more than 1,100 projects, which took place during the months of May and June. Projects included children and youth organizations, elder care, transitional and community housing, homeless shelters, food banks, healthcare, hygiene items, veteran services and many more. Associates provided more than 61,000 volunteer hours and affected the lives of more than 1.6 million people.
“I am so proud of what our associates have done to help our neighbors in need.” said Kelly King, BB&T Chairman and CEO. “Often all it takes is a little time and energy to significantly improve another person’s life. Everyone can make a difference.”
During its six-years of existence, the BB&T Lighthouse Project has seen more than 6,600 local projects completed. Associates have given greater than 325,000 volunteer hours and the lives of 9.7 million people have been changed for the better!