First Tennessee, SunTrust to Host Documentary Screening in Honor of Dr. King’s Dream of Financial Inclusion
Community Invited to Attend Local Premiere of Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money Documentary
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Tennessee Bank, member of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies, is partnering with SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) to host a special screening of “Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money” documentary. The screening will take place from 5–8 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2018 at the University Center Theatre at the University of Memphis.
“First Tennessee and SunTrust are continuing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of financial inclusion by providing economic literacy in their communities through Operation HOPE,” said Ambassador Andrew Young. “I’m proud to see how Dr. King’s legacy continues on today in the city of Memphis, more than 50 years later.”
In its 11th year of national syndication, “Andrew Young Presents” is a series of first-person documentary narratives hosted by the civil rights activist and former ambassador to the United Nations. This latest episode was created to highlight the work of Operation HOPE with partner organizations First Horizon and SunTrust, and focuses on the continuation of King’s “Poor People’s Campaign.”
“Our vision and belief is that by increasing access to financial literacy education and tools, we can create stronger communities,” said Bryan Jordan, CEO of First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee. “Our partnership with Operation HOPE is providing the necessary resources for members of the community to empower themselves and secure healthy financial futures.”
The documentary premiere will also feature a fireside chat with Young, Jordan, Operation HOPE founder and CEO John Hope Bryant, and SunTrust-Memphis president and CEO Johnny Moore.
“Our partnership with Operation Hope is a key part of how we fulfill our purpose of lighting the way to financial well-being for the communities and clients we serve,” Moore said. “We’re proud to join First Tennessee in support of building financial confidence, and in building up the city of Memphis. Ambassador Young’s documentary is an inspiring message of how all members of our community are focused on furthering Dr. King’s message of inclusion.”
The free event, sponsored by First Tennessee and SunTrust, is open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are requested. To register, visit www.thecolorofmoney.eventbrite.com.
About First Tennessee and Capital BankOur First Tennessee and Capital Bank brands have the largest deposit market share in Tennessee, more than 300 branches across the southeast U.S., and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. We have been ranked by American Banker as No. 5 among the Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks. We were founded in 1864, have the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country, and have one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. Our FTB Advisors wealth management group has more than 300 financial professionals and provides services to about $4.8 billion in assets. FTN Financial, with 28 offices across the U.S., is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. First Tennessee, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). We have been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by American Banker magazine and the National Association for Female Executives. More information is available at www.FirstTennessee.com.
About SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of September 30, 2018, SunTrust had total assets of $211 billion and total deposits of $160 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. Learn more at suntrust.com.
About Operation HOPESince 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its fourth consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org. Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope
FHN-GCONTACT: Media Relations – First Tennessee, Alana Hu, (901) 523-4112Media Relations – SunTrust, Thomas Crosson, (470) 218-9178Media Relations – Operation HOPE, Shalon Bell, (404) 625-0688Investor Relations – First Tennessee, Aarti Bowman, (901) 523-4017