SunTrust Bank to Receive Corporate Social Responsibility Award at Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner

Date: 
October 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2015

Media Contact:  Michelle Guzman
301-738-0015 or mguzman@mcccmd.com

SunTrust Bank to Receive Corporate Social Responsibility Award
at Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner

Rockville, MD – SunTrust Bank will receive the Corporate Social Responsibility award at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Business Awards Dinner. Award sponsor Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. will present the award at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on November 19, 2015.

“At SunTrust, we pride ourselves on actively supporting quality of life in the communities we serve because we understand that our clients’ life issues are just as important as their financial well-being,” said John Cannon, Senior Vice-President, Geographic Credit Risk Officer, SunTrust Bank.

“We are honored to help recognize a solid corporate citizen like SunTrust Bank with the Corporate Social Responsibility award,” Larry Gross, Executive Director, Market Development, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. “Facilitating employee engagement in a wide range of volunteer activities makes our community stronger and healthier.”

SunTrust Bank will receive this award for its demonstration of exemplary business practices, dedicated involvement, and unyielding commitment to community service and volunteer programs that enrich the lives of Montgomery County residents and beyond. Examples include

  • Support of Economic Growth: SunTrust provides billions of community development loans, leases, and investments, as well as small business loans with a community development purpose.
  • Volunteerism: Through the Shine On Volunteerism program, SunTrust actively supports financial well-being and local non-profit organizations by empowering and inspiring employees to give back to their communities.
  • Charitable contributions: The SunTrust Foundation contributes an average of $12 million in giving to 1,500 organizations annually.

“Montgomery County is home to incredible corporate giving and participation on boards, at events, and in the community. SunTrust Bank demonstrates every day the private sector commitment that makes a community prosper,” said Georgette ‘Gigi’ Godwin, MCCC President and CEO.

The MCCC Business Awards Dinner connects the most influential business and government leaders in the region for a celebration of innovation, achievement, and commitment to the community.

To register and for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mcccmd.com/events/business-awards-dinner.

For press admission or inquiries, please contact Michelle Guzman at mguzman@mcccmd.com or 301-738-0015.

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