SunTrust Foundation Thought Leaders

Creating New Financial Well-Being Opportunities

The SunTrust Foundation is committed to SunTrust Bank’s purpose—helping everyone achieve financial well-being. Together, we reach more individuals and communities to make a bigger difference.

First-Ever Financial Well-Being Summit

The SunTrust Foundation and PwC hosted our first Financial Well-Being Summit to tackle the issue of financial literacy. We gathered together with thought leaders from the Atlanta metro area to discuss new opportunities to bring financial education, counseling and well-being to students and adults. Educators, non-profit organizations, businesses, government representatives and other community leaders exchanged ideas on the roles they could play to support these efforts.


Inaugural "Lighting the Way" Awards
In 2016, the SunTrust Foundation recognized non-profit organizations across our markets for the positive impact they made in building financial confidence in their communities. Organizations were nominated by local leadership teams, and winners were selected by SunTrust Foundation board members. They were recognized at an awards breakfast hosted by the SunTrust Foundation. They each received an engraved crystal award and $50,000.


  • Project Community Connections, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC)
  • Lighthouse of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • Capital Area Asset Builders (Washington, D.C.)
  • PARC (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Family Foundations of Northeast Florida, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Goodwill Industries of the Valleys (Roanoke, VA)
  • The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development Center (Delray Beach, FL)

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