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SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2018 Lighting the Way Awards

Oct 18, 2018

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The SunTrust Foundation today announced the winners of the 2018 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and Midwest to build stronger, more financially confident communities.

The SunTrust Foundation today announced the winners of the 2018 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and Midwest to build stronger, more financially confident communities. The SunTrust Foundation more than tripled the total grant money awarded in the previous year by providing a $75,000 grant to each of the 36 nonprofits.

During the Lighting the Way Awards event, the SunTrust Foundation more than tripled the total grant money awarded in the previous year by providing a $75,000 grant to each of the 36 nonprofits.

"Supporting the unique needs of our communities is central to our mission, and we recognize outstanding local nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to meet the needs of their communities," said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. "The Lighting the Way Awards celebrate their efforts and continue our partnership with these organizations."

The SunTrust Foundation is also committed to improving the program effectiveness of its nonprofit partners through workshops, shared techniques, technology and collaborative projects. Following the Lighting the Way Awards, winners engaged in an interactive session with nonprofit sustainability expert David Greco and adventurer and motivational speaker Alan Hobson to help them improve long-term viability and mission outcomes for their organizations.

This year's Lighting the Way Awards recipients include:

About the SunTrust Foundation
The SunTrust Foundation is dedicated to SunTrust Bank's (NYSE: STI) purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial empowerment, but also include education, health and human services, civic improvement and cultural growth. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $140 million throughout the United States.

SOURCE SunTrust Foundation

For further information: Audria Belton, 404.813.3664, audria.belton@suntrust.com


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