September 6, 2017

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SunTrust Supports Westside Future Fund

SunTrust is committed to helping people take steps toward financial confidence and improving education to strengthen communities.

SunTrust Supports Westside Future Fund
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From left to right: Helen Smith Price, president, Coca-Cola Foundation; John Ahmann, executive director, Westside Future Fund; Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS); Dr. Diamond Jack, principal of Hollis Innovation Academy; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president emeritus of Spelman College; Allison Dukes, head of commercial and business banking and chairman of Atlanta, SunTrust; and Byron Amos, local APS board member.


SunTrust Supports Westside Future Fund

 

SunTrust is committed to helping people take steps toward financial confidence and improving education to strengthen communities. Recently, the SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust gave $1 million to the Westside Future Fund to help revitalize the historic Atlanta Westside community and add 21 new teachers to Hollis Innovation Academy, a STEM-based, K-8 Atlanta Public School.

“A quality education sparks creativity, new ideas and experiences for children – all of which build confidence for our future generation,” said David Fuller, head of corporate philanthropy at SunTrust Bank.

The grant also will go toward wrap-around services at Hollis, including extended school days, experiential learning, professional development, and counseling for students and families.

“Hollis Innovation Academy will serve as an example of what can happen when all sectors of the community work together toward a common goal,” said John Ahmann, executive director, Westside Future Fund.

 

Congratulations SunTrust Banks, Inc.!