BB&T donates $500,000 to GSU

Lindsay Gaskins

 

BB&T Banking donated $500,000 to Georgia Southern University to establish the BB&T Executive in Residence, which will provide guidance to legislatures on banking policy.

GSU will hold a Corporation Signing Ceremony today.

BB&T’s donation is part of Georgia’s Eminent Scholars Program that helps bring the best faculty to the university system of Georgia institutions, according to the news release.

The $500,000 donation will serve as objective resource for legislators in addressing policy issues faced by rural community banks.

This program will expand GSU’s services to rural based community credit unions. GSU will provide strategic planning and pricing support to rural institutions.

The signing ceremony will be held at the President’s Conference Room in the Marvin Pittman Administration Building at 1 p.m.