Recognizing Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s longstanding presence and positive impact, First National Bank turned to the organization to help introduce them as a new neighbor to the Charleston area. With a shared commitment to education and community, F.N.B. Corporation has donated $10,000 to Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) as part of its entry into the Charleston banking market.
The contribution reinforces F.N.B’s commitment to the Lowcountry communities it began serving with the official March opening of its first Charleston branch at 317 Meeting Street. F.N.B. Corporation is based in Pittsburgh, PA, and parent company to First National Bank.
Jeffrey Smith, Vice President of Retail Banking and Manager of the Charleston branch, has worked with Charleston Promise Neighborhood in the past.
“When it came down to finding a community partner that has the same passion for education and community, Charleston Promise Neighborhood was the one group that is making the Charleston downtown community better,” Smith said.
Charleston Promise Neighborhood provides wrap-around services to students in under-served, yet high-potential, elementary schools in Charleston and North Charleston in order to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. Its mission is to ensure Charleston Promise Neighborhood is a place where residents are engaged in their community and every child is on track to graduate high school with the abilities necessary to succeed in college, the military or the workforce.
F.N.B. Corporation operates in seven states along the Atlantic coast from Pennsylvania to South Carolina. Its 4,500 employees serve 2.5 million customers through 400 branches. The company donated $2.2 million to charity in 2018 and has been named a Best Place to Work in Ohio and Pennsylvania for several years running.