SunTrust Bank presented Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. with a $10,000 donation on Thursday, Nov. 21. The donation is a gift from the SunTrust Foundation to help with the opening of Goodwill’s Prosperity Center.
“We are proud to help our friends and neighbors learn financial skills and increase their financial stability,” said Fred Shelfer, CEO and President of Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. “The Center will help Tallahassee citizens be prosperous community members and moreover, encourage family values.”
The Prosperity Center will assist low-income adults in improving their income earning potential and moving toward family sustaining wages, which aligns with the mission of the SunTrust Foundation. Visitors to the Prosperity Center will receive an evaluation of emergency needs, intensive budget analysis, and development of specific income goals, financial literacy training and ongoing financial guidance on site.
“At SunTrust, we believe financial well-being is a stepping stone to greater opportunity and prosperity, and we are committed to lighting the way to financial well-being for our clients and the greater Tallahassee community,” said Debbie Buckland Jacksonville City President and Executive Vice President Commercial Banking, SunTrust Bank. “Our partnership with Goodwill-Big Bend is one way SunTrust delivers on this promise.”