Southern Bank Making Good on VISIONS Matching Campaign Pledge

Rob Goldberg | September 18th, 2020

Southern Bank's Austin Parker (left) and Danielle Cooper (right) present a $25,000-check to PCC Foundation Executive Director Beth Sigmon during a Sept. 11 visit to the Pitt campus.

WINTERVILLE—Representatives from Southern Bank stopped by the Pitt Community College campus this month to present a check to the PCC Foundation in support of the college’s VISIONS Career Development and Scholarship Program.

On Sept. 11, Austin Parker, manager of Southern Bank’s Medical Park branch in Greenville, joined Danielle Cooper, Southern Bank’s Winterville branch manager, in presenting a $25,000-check to PCC Foundation Executive Director Beth Sigmon. The funding is part of Southern Bank’s overall $100,000-commitment in support of the foundation’s VISIONS Matching Campaign.

Sigmon said contributions from Southern Bank and other donors helped the PCC Foundation successfully raise $1 million in 2019 to match a $2 million-offer from the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation. She said all of the money raised through the campaign goes toward the VISIONS program, which began in 2004 and has helped more than 1,000 Pitt County high school students receive the guidance and support they needed to complete high school and move into higher education and/or the workplace.


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