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Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia Names Bill Rogers Winner of “Hall of Fame” Award

SunTrust CEO Honored for Commitment to Shaping the Lives of Youth in Metro Atlanta

Oct 31, 2014

ATLANTA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia recently honored Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc., with its prestigious “Hall of Fame” award. The award celebrates the extraordinary youth, men and women who have made significant contributions to the Boys & Girls Club movement in this state.

More than 20 years ago, Rogers and his wife Ashley began their involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. During this time, Rogers has served two terms as the chairman of the board, led a capital campaign that raised $26 million and facilitated the organization’s move to its new headquarters in Midtown. He is now chair of the organization’s board of trustees and serving as the honorary chair for their current campaign to raise $23M for capital projects, capacity building initiatives and a technology fund.

“This award couldn’t go to a more deserving individual or community leader than Bill Rogers,” said Missy Dugan, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “His belief in our organization and commitment to shaping the lives of youth in Atlanta has opened so many doors for us. We are forever grateful to him, his family and the SunTrust organization.”

A longtime advocate for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Rogers has also made substantial personal contributions over more than two decades of service, both financially and through volunteerism. These efforts support the organization in reaching more than 3,500 children and teens each day with programs that help them live healthy and succeed in school to become future leaders.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs have the power to make real change in this city and across the country, helping young people reach their full potential,” said Rogers. “I’ve been honored to be part of an organization that focuses on communities and children who need us most. In many ways, it is an extension of my SunTrust workday, as I get to work with great people oriented toward a common purpose.”

To learn more about this award, please visit www.bgcga.net/HallofFame.aspx.

For more information on how you can become involved in shaping the futures of kids and teens in Atlanta, visit www.bgcma.org/get_involved.

About the Georgia Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame is a virtual museum celebrating the extraordinary youth, men and women who have made significant contributions to the Boys & Girls Club movement in Georgia. Each has helped raise the standards and level of professionalism in this movement, while inspiring and mentoring future generations, and laying the ground work that encourages us all to strive for excellence in helping children who need us most.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of September 30, 2014, SunTrust had total assets of $186.8 billion and total deposits of $136.5 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Through 28 Clubs in 10 metro counties, trained and professional staff serve more than 3,500 youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. BGCMA also oversees Camp Kiwanis, a 160-acre outdoor residence camp. While the cost to effectively serve those who need us most is more than $4,000 per member, BGCMA asks families to pay only a $50 annual membership fee and no child is turned away due to inability to pay. For more information, please visit www.bgcma.org.

For more information, contact:
Melanie Buckmaster, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, (404) 527-7586 (office), mbuckmaster@bgcma.org;
Sue Mallino, SunTrust Banks, Inc., (404) 813-0463, sue.mallino@suntrust.com