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SunTrust Foundation Gifts $25K to UT Business School

KNOXVILLE, TN — The SunTrust Foundation has gifted $25,000 to the College of Business Administration Finance Department Enrichment Fund at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Suntrust Foundation"The SunTrust Foundation has been a long-time and an extremely valued partner of the college and the Department of Finance," said Jim Wansley, Clayton Homes Chair of Excellence and head of UT's Department of Finance. "This gift will allow the finance department to maintain and enhance support of students and faculty."

"On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, we are very pleased to be in a position to continue our long-standing support of the University of Tennessee and its College of Business Administration,” said Mike Butler, chairman, president, and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Eastern Tennessee. “During a period of economic stress when budgets are highly constrained, we are excited that the SunTrust Foundation is in a position to provide meaningful financial support to UT.  At SunTrust, we believe strongly that if you build your community, you build your bank."  

The SunTrust gift is part of the Campaign for Tennessee, UT’s $1 billion fundraising effort.


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