The Heritage Community Foundation and Heritage Bank Partner with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to Provide a Home Repair Assistance Grant of $35,000

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Jonesboro, Ga. (May 30, 2019) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $35,000 check to Cynthia Jenkins, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity on April 23rd at the Foundation’s annual golf tournament. The grant is the result of a partnership between the Heritage Community Foundation, Heritage Bank and Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to provide home repair resources for homeowners in low to moderate income housing areas in Clayton County.


“We are excited about this new partnership because it reflects Heritage Bank’s commitment and the commitment of Heritage Bank employees to invest in the communities where we serve,” said Leonard Moreland, CEO of Heritage Bank. “Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s program to help homeowners make repairs and home-improvements fits perfectly with our desire to invest in the community and support home-ownership.”


Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity has identified seven homeowners that have applied for help to improve their property and the $35,000 grant will support these seven projects. The partnership with Heritage Community Foundation, Heritage Bank and Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity aims to review the home-improvement project needs annually so that additional funding may be provided.


The Heritage Community Foundation began its work in 2015 as an initiative of Heritage Bank employees with a mission of supporting and reinforcing the good work being done by non-profit groups in the Bank’s service area. Since beginning its work in January of 2015 the Foundation has provided nearly $550,000 in grants to more than 150 non-profit groups and agencies in Henry, Clayton and Fayette Counties.


“The generosity of Heritage Bank’s 125 or so employees is amazing,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. ”Our employees will donate over $40,000 to the Foundation this year. Also Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the Foundation, so 100 percent of the funds donated go directly to meet community needs in the form of grant awards. Not many non-profit groups have the benefit of zero operating costs. We do, thanks to the support from Heritage Bank.”


In 2018, the Heritage Community Foundation provided over $166,000 in grant funds to 54 non-profit groups in Clayton, Henry and Fayette Counties. The Foundation was developed by bank employees to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.”


The Foundation raises funds through an annual golf tournament in the spring and a clay shoot event in the fall. There are also a number of generous individuals in the area that donate to the Foundation.


In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of other local businesses support the Heritage Community Foundation as IMPACT Partners. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Active Pest Control, Fulton & Kozak, CPAs, The Burke Group, Foster, Foster & Smith Attorneys, Heritage Cadillac, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, Lincoln Insurance, Chitwood Hauling, Eagle Excavation, Lincoln Insurance, Life and Money Matters, Laura Crumbley, CPA, Griffin Insurance and Sutherland Foodservice.


Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

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Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Accepts a $35,000 grant from the Heritage
Community Foundation and Heritage Bank.
Left to Right: Rocky Lipham, Jenny Smith, Robin Malone, Kim Devine, Mandy Wentzel,
Cynthia Jenkins, Pamela Cisneros, Stacy Hammons, Ed Taylor and Leonard Moreland


Heritage Community Foundation Provided $166,800 in Grants to Local Non-Profit Groups in 2018

Jonesboro, Ga. (January 15, 2018) – The Heritage Community Foundation Board of Directors announced today that in 2018 it provided $166,800 in grant awards to 54 different non-profit groups and agencies serving Henry, Clayton and Fayette Counties. The Foundation was created in 2015 by the employees of Heritage Bank to support and reinforce the good work of local non-profit groups and agencies and has provided over $485,500 in grants to local groups since beginning its work in January of 2015.

“We are excited to report the great success of our Foundation’s success,” said Kerry Arnold, the Heritage Community Foundation’s Board Chairman. “This charitable organization was formed by the employees of Heritage Bank to invest in the local groups that are doing the hard work day in and day out to make a difference in the lives of people in our community. The fact that this year alone we provided over $166,000 in grants to these groups is humbling and very exciting.”

The Heritage Community Foundation is unique in that 100% of all donations received are used to fund grant awards. All of the Foundation’s day to day operational costs are paid in full by Heritage Bank.

“The employees of Heritage Bank provide almost $35,000 of our funding through payroll deduction donations,” said Arnold. “In addition, Heritage Bank donates $25,000 and also pays every penny of the Foundation’s operational expenses. It is wonderful to let people know that 100% of the money donated to the Heritage Community Foundation is used to fund grant awards and no donations go to pay the light bill or salaries. We are so fortunate to have this extraordinary support from Heritage Bank to help us invest in the significant work these non-profit groups are doing in our community.”

In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of individuals support the Foundation through annual donations of $500 or more as part of the “Heritage Society”. Additionally, a number of local businesses support work of the Heritage Community Foundation as “IMPACT Partners”. These business partners include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, Southerland’s Foodservice, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, Laura Crumbley, CPA, Life and Money Matters, McDonough Truck& Trailer Collision, Eagle Excavation and Outback Steakhouse.

“We are grateful for the generosity of individuals and businesses in our area,” said Jenny Smith, Heritage Community Foundation Treasurer. “These individuals and businesses provided over $60,000 for the work of the Foundation this year. We couldn’t do our work without their incredible support.”

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 678-284-3438.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

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Contact: Lincoln Parks, Public Relations Contact, Heritage Bank, 770-478-8881.


Heritage Community Foundation to Host Sporting Clays Event

Jonesboro, Ga. (August 10, 2018) – The Heritage Community Foundation, a charitable foundation established in 2015 by employees of Heritage Bank, announced today it will host a Sporting Clays event on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin, Georgia.

 

“We are excited to announce our 1st Annual Sporting Clays Classic event and we look forward to a great day of fun and fellowship with all those in our area that enjoy skeet shooting,” said Jack Bowdoin, Board Member of the Heritage Community Foundation.  “We are looking for sponsors and for shooting teams to join us for some friendly competition and at the same time, support the ongoing work of the Heritage Community Foundation.”

 

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Heritage Community Foundation which is a 501c3 organization.  The HCF provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. Since 2015, the HCF has provided nearly $400,000 in grant funds to more than 100 non-profit groups in our area.  HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.”  Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds donated go directly to meet community needs in the form of grant awards.

 

“Our Foundation is unique in that every dollar donated is converted into a charitable grant,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the HCF.  “Donated funds are not used to pay for any of our operational costs.  Heritage Bank generously pays all of the organization’s operating expenses so every cent of a gift to the Heritage Community Foundation is invested back into the community.”

 

For more information on the upcoming Sporting Clays event or to make a donation to the HCF, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org.  You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 678-284-3438.

 

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

 

 

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Contact:

Lincoln Parks, Public Relations Contact, Heritage Bank, 770-478-8881.

 

 


Heritage Community Foundation Provides $100,000 in Grants to Local Non-Profit Groups in 2017

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Heritage Community Foundation Provides $100,000 in Grants to Local Non-Profit Groups in 2017

 

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 19, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation Board of Directors announced today that through September of 2017 it has provided $101,532 in grant awards to 41 different non-profit groups and agencies serving Henry, Clayton and Fayette Counties.  The Foundation was created in 2015 by the employees of Heritage Bank to support and reinforce the good work of local non-profit groups and agencies and has provided over $290,000 in grants to local groups since beginning its work in 2015.

 

“We are excited to report the great success of our Foundation’s success,” said Kerry Arnold, the Heritage Community Foundation’s Board Chairman.  “This charitable organization was formed by the employees of Heritage Bank to invest in the local groups that are doing the hard work day in and day out to make a difference in the lives of people in our community.  The fact that this year alone we have provided over $100,000 in grants to these groups is humbling and very exciting.”

 

The Heritage Community Foundation reports that 100% of donations are used to fund grant awards.  All of the Foundation’s operational costs are paid by Heritage Bank.

 

“The employees of Heritage Bank provide about $30,000 of our funding through payroll deduction donations,” said Arnold.  “In addition, Heritage Bank donates $25,000 and also pays every penny of the Foundation’s operational expenses.  It is wonderful to let people know that 100% of the money donated to the Foundation is used to fund grant awards and no donations go to pay the light bill or salaries.  We are so fortunate to have this extraordinary support from Heritage Bank to help us invest in the good work non-profit groups are doing in our community.”

 

In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of individuals and local businesses support the Foundation through their partnership in the Heritage Society and the HCF Community IMPACT Club.  These business partners include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, The Dockery Group, Waldrop & Trite, LLC.,, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, New South Package and Emmett J. Arnold Law, P.C., and David Curry.

 

“We are grateful for the generosity of individuals and businesses in our area,” said Jenny Smith, Heritage Community Foundation Treasurer.  “These individuals and businesses have pledged to provide nearly $60,000 for the work of the Foundation this year. We couldn’t do our work without their incredible support.”

 

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.”  Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

 

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org.  You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 678-284-3438.

 

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

 

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Contact:  Lincoln Parks, Public Relations Contact, Heritage Bank, 770-478-8881.