Trustmark supports children and family programs

Trustmark National Bank recently 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.”

Trustmark presented Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth a check for $500,000 at its 31st Annual Bottom Line for Kids Benefit Dinner and Auction. Southern Christian Services is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides children and family services throughout the state.

The bank also 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 12 to 18 years of age in need of immediate assistance due to foster care placement disruption as well as victims of human trafficking.

Canopy Children’s Solutions (CCS) received a $500,000 check from Trustmark at the Inaugural Butterfly Ball. CCS 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 more than 100 years.

“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.

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