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SunTrust Foundation Convenes National Leaders to Help Advance Financial Well-Being.

The SunTrust Foundation recently hosted a National Financial Well-Being Summit at SunTrust Park, convening top thought leaders from nonprofit organizations and higher education to discuss ways to lead more people on the path to financial confidence. “The need for financial well-being in America is great," said Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc., and SunTrust Foundation chairman, as he welcomed the summit participants. "It's important we continue having an open and transparent dialogue on how we can work together to make a positive impact in our communities."

Guest panelists shared how their organizations are contributing to financial wellness through financial education/counseling for students and adults and empowering others through career readiness and entrepreneurship. Leaders from the following organizations participated in the summit:

  • John Hope Bryant, president and CEO, Operation HOPE
  • Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Jeff Faulkner, acting president & CEO, National Foundation for Credit Counseling
  • Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide
  • Angela Geiger, president and CEO, Autism Speaks
  • Michelle Jones, chief business and development officer, Money Management, International
  • Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO, Junior Achievement
  • Nan Morrison, president and CEO, Council for Economic Education
  • Dr. Timothy Renick, vice president for enrollment management & student success, vice provost and professor, Georgia State University
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president, Florida International University
  • Mary Sellers, U.S. president and CEO, United Way Worldwide

“The SunTrust Foundation will continue to spearhead opportunities for collaboration to advance financial well-being in America,” said David Fuller, SunTrust Foundation president. 

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