SunTrust Awards $750K to Grady Health Foundation

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust and SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations, which include the Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund, the Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund and the Nell Warren Elkin and William Simpson Elkin Foundation, awarded $750,000 in grants to Grady Health Foundation to support the hospital’s capital campaign.
“SunTrust and Grady are committed to advancing the well-being of others in the communities we serve,” said Stan Little, head of corporate philanthropy at SunTrust Bank. “We’re pleased that our financial support will help families get the medical care they need to ensure their ongoing health.”
The campaign was launched last year as a joint public/private partnership. It will fund two specific projects: a new Center for Advanced Surgical Services on Grady’s main campus that will increase the hospital’s capacity for inpatient and outpatient care, and the expansion of the Ponce Center for HIV/AIDS to better serve patients and conduct more of the cutting-edge research needed to end a growing epidemic.
“We are grateful for this generous gift, which will allow Grady to change and save the lives of even more patients,” remarked Renay Blumenthal, president of Grady Health Foundation. “SunTrust has a long history of supporting Grady financially, through volunteerism, and even championing our recent cycling fundraiser, VeloCity. This is just another example of how the bank makes an incredible impact on the health and financial welfare of the communities it serves.”
“Grady is a critical Atlanta institution that has grown with our community just as SunTrust has,” said Jenna Kelly, chairman of the SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations. “We appreciate the important role it plays in responding, improving and delivering exceptional care to our community.”