JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trustmark National Bank presented a total of $1,050,000 to three Mississippi youth and family-based charities providing services and programs to help children thrive. Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi, and Canopy Children’s Solutions are the recipients of these contributions.
“Trustmark is committed to investing in our communities, and we are proud to support these three organizations in their work to help Mississippi children,” said Jerry Host, Chief Executive Officer of Trustmark. “Supporting local charitable organizations has been an integral part of our corporate philosophy for over 130 years. We are making a difference in communities across Mississippi through our support of these organizations.”
On September 24, 2019, Trustmark presented Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth (SCSCY) a check for $500,000 at its 31st Annual Bottom Line for Kids Benefit Dinner and Auction. Trustmark has been a proud partner of SCSCY since 2002 and has served as a sponsor for many of its programs and events, including the Sonny Fountain Memorial Golf Tournament. With Trustmark’s contribution, Southern Christian Services will be able to purchase a permanent facility to house its many services and programs throughout Mississippi.
Southern Christian Services is a faith-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that provides children and family services throughout the State of Mississippi. Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services and certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, SCSCY’s services include therapeutic foster care, adoption, group homes and a transitional living program.
On September 30, 2019, Trustmark made a $50,000 contribution to Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi (MCH). The contribution will be used as an initial investment to fund MCH’s Permanency Assessment Center. The center will provide care for those twelve to eighteen years of age in need of immediate assistance due to foster care placement disruption as well as victims of human trafficking.
Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi has been providing care and love for children and families in Mississippi since 1896. Originally an orphanage, MCH has cared for more than 11,000 children over the course of a century. MCH has multiple homes across the state and a primary campus in Jackson.
On October 12, 2019, Trustmark presented a $500,000 check to Canopy Children’s Solutions (CCS) at the Inaugural Butterfly Ball, the first gala of its kind devoted to raising much needed funds and awareness for mental and behavioral health for children. Trustmark has been a partner of CCS for over 17 years and served as Presenting Sponsor of the event.
Canopy Children’s Solutions is Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational and social service solutions. It has served the children and families of Mississippi for over 100 years and serves all 82 counties through a full range of innovative solutions.
“We understand and embrace the importance of being a true community partner,” said Host. “Our hope is that our contributions will inspire others to support life-changing organizations like these as they continue to enhance and rebuild the lives of children and youth here in Mississippi.”
Trustmark is participating in The Children’s Promise Act, which offers a Mississippi tax credit to individuals and businesses for donations to eligible charitable organizations.
Trustmark National Bank is a subsidiary of Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK), a diversified financial services company headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, with 193 locations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Visit trustmark.com for more information.