SunTrust has recently held week-long community efforts engaging hundreds of teammates in a variety of service projects ranging from advancing financial education to helping the homeless.
“At SunTrust, we give back throughout the year in communities across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States,” said Rob McNeilly, President and CEO, SunTrust Bank, Middle Tennessee. “The ‘Week of Purpose” galvanizes our teammates to focus on several meaningful projects over the course of a short time to visibly demonstrate our commitment to Lighting the Way to Financial Well Being where we live and work. “
In Nashville, TN, 120 teammates participated in the Week of Purpose – delivering financial and life-skills education to students at local schools, helping build a home for a low-income family, and sorting food items and creating more than 7,500 meals for a food bank.
Teammates in Jacksonville, FL. provided job application assistance including mock interviews for participants in a workforce readiness program, taught 300 students about money and financial literacy, helped build a home for a low-income family, and led a legacy and estate planning session for residents of a local senior services center. In Greenville, SC., 70 SunTrust teammates fanned out across the Upstate Region to deliver financial education to 1,000 students in six different elementary schools over the course of the week.
SunTrust teammates across the organization raised more than $6 million for United Way programs and other community service organizations. Though its efforts to raise funds, volunteer and invest in the community, SunTrust is Lighting the Way to Financial Well Being.