- Aug 11, 2022
Demitra Wilson had no intention of buying her local baseball academy. She had enough going on as the senior vice president of brand and teammate communication strategy at Truist. She and her...
- Jul 29, 2022
American flags lined the walkway where Sgt. David Long stood looking at the crowd that had gathered in his new front yard: his parents, fellow veterans, new neighbors, and old friends. The sky was...
- Jun 2, 2022
Mark Johnson has inspired his colleagues and bettered communities for decades. He’s helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for education, especially for the Black community. He even led...
- Apr 27, 2022
The games are fun, but they’re the result of an alarming problem: Childhood literacy has long been a concern, and with the pandemic came even more children who fell behind in reading skills....
- Apr 25, 2022
Two months before her annual mammogram, Charmaine Tyson noticed changes in her breast: extreme sensitivity, a strange heat, and eventually a dimpling. So she got a mammogram, taking her mother...
- Mar 21, 2022
Her business vision was more than just selling gowns for one big event. She wanted her bridal shop to be part of those “moments made of smiles that hurt your face.” But then came the day that...
- Feb 25, 2022
Truist Foundation President Lynette Bell knew she wanted to make an impact. She couldn’t have known how pivotal her role would be in creating change for those in underserved communities.
- Feb 11, 2022
"I've been with Boys & Girls Clubs my entire life," says Tony Orr, regional Southeast vice president for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Orr has worked with BGCA for 18 years. But it all...
- Jan 14, 2022
Scott Blaney spent the past two years refurbishing a boat that its previous owner had dubbed a $500 hunk of junk. Blaney, though, has a knack for seeing the possibility in things—and in people....
- Dec 21, 2021
The city of Atlanta has grown significantly in recent decades—an increase that’s placing a strain on the housing market. Since 2010, the city’s population has increased from 420,000 to 500,000.1
- Dec 10, 2021
Serving your country can provide a sense of pride and patriotism, but more than 37,000 veterans1 experience homelessness on any given night. Georgia has the fifth-largest veteran population in the...
- Nov 23, 2021
On a mission to help launch 1 million Black-owned businesses by 2030, a nonprofit is helping young entrepreneurs like Simone Harvin get ahead. Here’s her story.
- Nov 5, 2021
Baseball is one of America’s most cherished pastimes. Once a segregated sport, today nearly 38% of major league players identify as Latino, African American, or Asian.
- Oct 19, 2021
Riding the bus from a public housing development to the richest neighborhood in Atlanta changed Shannon Heath Longino’s life. Longino was just two weeks old when she moved with her grandmother to East Lake Meadows.
- Oct 8, 2021
Not every kid loves change, but Brent Yamaato did. His father was an ambitious IBM executive in the 1970s and ’80s, when insiders joked that IBM stood for “I’ve been moved.”
- Sep 29, 2021
When Leo and Meg Peters* walked into the bank, they were in distinctly different moods. The Peters were coming to Truist to talk with wealth advisor Ben Yannuzzi about selling their health care business. Leo was really excited about all the things he could do after the sale. Not on the list? Slowing down.
- Aug 31, 2021
People start lining up outside of Mercy Care as early as 6 a.m. They’re hoping for help at one of the few walk-in health care spots in the clinic.
- Aug 6, 2021
It was a two-Kleenex moment for Allan Tanenbaum. “One of the great things we have in life is memories,” he says, grabbing a tissue and reminiscing about his friend, Henry Louis Aaron.
- Jul 16, 2021
“Is there anything you can do to help?” Jerry Siegel was on the phone with his bank. It was spring 2020, and COVID-19 was threatening his business and the health of his employees.
- Jul 15, 2021
DaySha Gibson has always had an eye for better. Before she came to Truist, her career started to take shape when she worked in an office and noticed a clear physical divide.
- Jul 14, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, it changed a lot of people’s perspectives—and gave opportunities to make a difference in new ways.
- Jul 13, 2021
As small businesses suffer from the economic impact of COVID-19, one of our community partners is using a grant to bring better resources to rural towns that are often overlooked.
- Jul 13, 2021
Experts predict the number of food insecure Virginians will increase by 50% this year, but a joint effort is helping the state’s food banks find ways to safely serve those in need.
- Jul 13, 2021
While many schools closed classrooms and cafeterias when the pandemic hit, Boys & Girls Clubs used a grant to safely continue providing a place for kids to find nourishment.
- Jul 13, 2021
When the pandemic forced most non-emergency health visits to go virtual, a community partner innovated so they could stay connected to the vulnerable.