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United Community Bank Foundation donates to Urban League affiliates across the Southeast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16, 2023
Greenville, S.C. – In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, the United Community Bank Foundation donated $25,000 to Urban League affiliates across its footprint. The Urban League’s dedication to economic empowerment aligns with the bank’s commitment to improving the financial health of the communities we serve and Dr. King’s dream of economic justice.

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Pictured from left to right: Columbia (S.C) Urban League President JR McLawhorn, United Community Bank VP of Community Development and Engagement Moryah Jackson, Urban League of the Upstate (S.C.) President Gail Wilson Awan and National Urban League President Marc Morial.

“At United Community Bank, we believe that economic empowerment is an essential part of building strong communities,” said Moryah Jackson, VP of Community Development and Engagement at United Community Bank. “That's why we're proud to contribute to Urban League affiliates in celebration of Martin Luther King Day and supporting the mission to invest in the economic success of African American and other historically underserved communities.”
 
United Community Bank is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves, and its employees have led the way. United Community Bank’s Together For Good Council is a group of volunteer employees who help advance the bank’s social impact programs that support the communities they work and live in.  Since the United Community Bank Foundation was founded in early 2021, they have given nearly $440,000 to more than 120 organizations across all six states in its footprint.
 
“Dr. King once said, ‘There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.’ Our commitment to using our resources to build stronger communities by supporting the work of Urban League is one way we can help make Dr. King’s vision a reality,” added Jackson.
 
Donations to Urban Leagues across the Southeast include:
  • Georgia 
    • Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • North Carolina 
    • Urban League of Central Carolinas
  • South Carolina 
    • Charleston Area Urban League
    • Columbia Urban League
    • Urban League of the Upstate
  • Tennessee 
    • Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
    • Knoxville Area Urban League
    • Urban League of Middle Tennessee
  • Florida 
    • Central Florida Urban League
    • Jacksonville Urban League
    • Urban League of Hillsborough County
    • Urban League of Greater Miami
The National Urban League and its affiliates promote economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development and entrepreneurship.  
 
About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. As of September 30, 2022, United had $23.7 billion in assets and 193 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the last nine years United earned the coveted award. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2022 for the sixth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.