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SunTrust Banks, Inc., through the SunTrust Foundation has continued to encourage the positive development of local youth with an $8,000 contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. The donation marks the largest ever from SunTrust to the local Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate.

Photo: SunTrust Bank Assistant Vice President JoDee Lambert and Senior Vice President Craig Parrent present an $8,000 check to Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Sue Totty at the BBBS office.

“This gift comes at a critical time for our agency,” explains Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Sue Totty. “As federal funding becomes less available, we are so thankful to local partners like SunTrust who step forward to ensure that we can continue serving the children in our community who need us most.”

SunTrust has invested $20,500 in the school based mentoring program through annual contributions since 2013. SunTrust employees have also provided additional support by participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

About the SunTrust Foundation

Helping guide, advise, and lead people along their road to financial security and wellness, or as we call it, Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being, is what motivates us every day. And the end of that road is a Life Well Spent—a life of financial strength and confidence. A life free from the worries of financial burden.

That's why the SunTrust Foundation has provided grants of more than $100 million to not-for-profit organizations focused on education, health and human services, and civic and cultural activities since 2008. Aligning with SunTrust Bank's larger goal of creating a movement to overcome financial stress in the United States, the SunTrust Foundation is committed to helping people start along their path to financial confidence.

This purpose is what drives the SunTrust Foundation in our actions, investments, and goals in our communities and the country as a whole.*


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is a youth-services organization that pairs adult mentors in professionally guided, one-to-one matches with children facing adversity. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, the organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve positive, measurable outcomes through research-based methods. Among other improvements, local evaluation data shows that children served progress academically, avoid delinquency, and experience increased self-confidence. Founded locally in 1976 as an outreach of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the organization is the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the state of Virginia, serving 638 children in 2015. 

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