More than 1,500 Trustmark associates from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, participated in the company’s 5th Annual “Jerseys and Jeans Day”, by replacing their business attire with jerseys and jeans on October 4, 2013. The associate-inspired fundraiser generated $8,925.85 in 2013 for a number of non-profit organizations. During its five year existence, “Jerseys and Jeans Day” has raised over $27,000 that has been put directly back into Trustmark’s markets.
Trustmark associates participating in this event donated $5 to wear jeans and a jersey from their team of choice. The Jackson, Mississippi corporate office contributed to this fundraising effort by hosting a bake sale for all associates with a tailgate theme. “This project is one that many look forward to each year,” Trustmark CEO Jerry Host said. “We are proud that our associates choose to be a part of the communities in which they live and work. “Jerseys and Jeans Day” unites our associates and strengthens our Trustmark team.”
A beneficiary non-profit organization was selected from each of Trustmark’s markets to provide a local and personal connection to the fundraiser for associates. This year’s beneficiaries included a variety of national non-profit organizations, such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters, March of Dimes, Relay for Life, United Way and Habitat for Humanity, as well as local non-profits that support battered women and children, soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters and Autism support groups.