Synovus Makes $1 Million Contribution to UNCF, Names Scholarship Fund in Honor of State Representative Calvin Smyre
COLUMBUS, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Synovus today announced a $1 million contribution to UNCF (United Negro College Fund) for the establishment of The Synovus/Calvin Smyre Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide scholarships for African American students to attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other institutions of higher education in Synovus’ five-state footprint.
Our country has been bluntly reminded of the work that remains to ensure equal opportunities and to address persistent racial and educational inequalities, said Kessel D. Stelling, Synovus chairman and CEO. Synovus is deeply committed to taking action, and we’re proud to support UNCF and its vital work to close these gaps through education.