Patrick Henry High Celebrates Financial Literacy Graduation

On May 22, 2015, Heritage Bank and the Heritage Community Foundation, in conjunction with Patrick Henry High School, celebrated the graduation of students from the first “accredited’ Financial Literacy course, in which the private sector and Heritage Bank played an important role in the course study.

Rocky Davis, the Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation, connected Don Dunlap, an economics teacher at Patrick Henry High School with Robin Gay, EVP at Heritage Bank. Together, they collaborated on a condensed, intense, 10-week accredited course in Financial Literacy. The theme was designed to represent the “true life” experience of an individual from their first paycheck and checking account to their final days of retirement. Each week, Mrs. Gay brought in a professional speaker from each area of finance to speak with the students about their respective area of expertise. Mr. Dunlap incorporated the state-approved curriculum around each of the speakers’ topics, creating the course and establishing the class. continue reading →


Local non-profits reveal benefits of partnering with HCF and Heritage Bank.

Ken Kimbrough, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and Natalie Hynson, Coordinator with Meals on Wheels, reveal how Heritage Community Foundation (HCF), supported by Heritage Bank, have benefited their organizations. From financial services to donations and volunteerism, they recognize the benefit of partnering with a community-focused non-profit organization. Please view the video.

This video was produced by students of Henry County High School.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Shining Light Ministries, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (May 13, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Teresa Bestwick, Founder/Executive Director of Shining Light Ministries, Inc. (SLM) in McDonough on April 30, 2015. The $5000 grant was used by SLM to purchase a pre-owned vehicle which the ministry will use to transport residents to and from doctor’s appointments, counseling sessions and various meetings. Previously, the ministry’s only form of transportation was a passenger van, which was not always available nor practical for transporting just a few residents. The car will allow SLM more flexibility in scheduling appointments and will provide substantial cost savings per trip.

SLM is a non-profit, faith-based recovery home for women which provides a long-term residential recovery program for women suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. The comprehensive rehab program uses moral recognition therapy, behavior modification, AA/NA, and life skills training. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Fayette Senior Services

Jonesboro, Ga. (March 19, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented its very first grant to Nancy Meaders, CEO of Fayette Senior Services (FSS) in Fayetteville. The $2500 grant will be used by FSS to help purchase a new handicap van. FSS provides many services to Fayette County senior citizens, one of which is to provide transportation to medical appointments (primarily dialysis) and to other activities such as grocery shopping. FSS is the only entity in Fayette County, other than ambulance companies, that can provide handicap transportation. The new van is expected to make more than 2,000 trips per year.

Jenny Smith, Chairperson of the foundation board, stated, “We are very excited about the launch of Heritage Bank’s foundation, Heritage Community Foundation. With the commitment of the employees of Heritage Bank, we will really be able to make a difference in our community.” She went on to say, “The grant to FSS is in line with projects we will be able to help support. The employees and board feel this is a worthy organization of our resources and we are honored to be a part of the project.” continue reading →


Heritage Bank to Launch the Heritage Community Foundation

Our Mission is simple: “Committed to those we serve. We will be a specialized solution provider that adds value for our customers, creates a positive economic impact in our communities, and creates positive personal and professional opportunities for our employees.”
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