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United Community donates to organizations across Alabama following Progress Bank Conversion

  • Posted on June 13, 2023
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  United Community, through the United Community Bank Foundation, is donating a total of $20,000 to four organizations in Alabama including the Princess Theatre for Performing Arts, Huntsville Museum of Art, Central-West Alabama Red Cross and YMCA of the Shoals

“Serving our communities has always been a focus at United,” said Lynn Harton, Chairman and CEO of United Community. “Each one of these organizations was handpicked by our employees, and we’re proud to continue to support the great work our teams have been doing here for years.”

United Community has been committed to giving throughout its 70-year history. The bank created the Foundation in 2020 out of a desire to inspire, lead, and strengthen the places where its employees and their families live. Every United employee has the opportunity to request funds for local organizations that are important to them.

“We are excited to continue the great work we have been doing for nearly 15 years under our new brand, United Community,” said David Nast, who founded Progress Bank in 2008 and now serves as President of Alabama and Florida Panhandle for United. “Our team has always been passionate about investing in our communities and we’re proud to continue that work now that we’ve joined United, which has a long history of positively impacting the communities it serves.” 
Progress and United merged in early 2023 and completed the conversion process in April. All fourteen Progress branch locations in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle have been rebranded, bringing United Community’s total footprint to 207 locations across six states.

For more information about the United Community Bank Foundation, visit

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) is a top 100 U.S. financial institution with $25.9 billion in assets, and through its subsidiaries, provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services. UCBI is the financial holding company for United Community Bank (“United Community”) which has 207 offices across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. United Community is committed to improving the financial health and well-being of its customers and ultimately the communities it serves. Among other awards, United Community is a nine-time winner of the J.D. Power award that ranked the bank #1 in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast and was recognized in 2023 by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Banks and one of America’s Best Banks. The bank is also a multi-award recipient of the Greenwich Excellence Awards, including the 2022 awards for Small Business Banking-Likelihood to Recommend (South) and Overall Satisfaction (South), and was named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2022 for the sixth consecutive year. Additional information about United can be found at

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