“This gift will make a huge impact on the lives of those who visit the new Discovery Center,” said Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president. “People who live, work or visit the southwest Florida community who are inspired to take action to protect our natural treasure will be able to do so at the Conservancy “Call to Action” station. We are grateful to the SunTrust Foundation for giving back to the community.”
With keeping SunTrust’s mission to “help people and institutions prosper” in mind, Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, City President of Lee County states, “‘Live Solid. Bank Solid’ is exemplified by the SunTrust team throughout the communities we serve. We believe that Solid gives back, and our teammates do it all the time. We see the Conservancy vision and look forward to working to assure that the Conservancy of Southwest Florida gets as much support as possible. We think that by working together we can make a significant difference in our community! ”
About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida began in 1964 when community leaders came together to defeat a proposed “Road to Nowhere” and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay.
The Conservancy is a grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region. Partnering with like-minded organizations, the Conservancy works to manage growth and protect area waters, land and wildlife. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida promotes sound environmental policies and practices based on solid scientific research while providing environmental education to residents and visitors. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals each year and releases about half back into their native habitats.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Conservancy Nature Center are located in Naples, Florida at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th Avenue North.
For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call (239) 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.
About SunTrust Bank
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation’s largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of December 31, 2010, SunTrust had total assets of $172.9 billion and total deposits of $123.0 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust’s Internet address is suntrust.com