First Citizens Bank Invests $100,000 in Eastern NC Youth Development

Winterville, NC – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain announced it has received a $100,000 donation from First Citizens Bank to support the organization’s greatest needs and strategic initiatives.

This contribution will have an immediate impact on all 17 Boys & Girls Clubs across seven counties in eastern North Carolina, specifically supporting child safety, academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership.

“First Citizens Bank has been a passionate and loyal supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs in eastern North Carolina for many years. We are truly grateful for their continued generosity,” said Kirk Dominick, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Interim President & CEO. “As we continue facing the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this investment will help us serve more kids, more often, and with greater impact.”

Gordon Jethro, Area Executive for First Citizens Bank, presented the $100,000 check to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Interim President & CEO, Kirk Dominick, and Board of Directors member, Steve Stephenson, at the Jack Minges Club on Fire Tower Road.

“First Citizens is thrilled to make this donation that will support vital programs at local Boys & Girls Clubs and help young people across the region,” said Jethro. “First Citizens has served eastern North Carolina for 124 years. As the largest family-controlled bank in the country, we’re committed to helping the places we call home. That’s why we believe it’s important, especially in these critical times, to give back and assist organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs that do so much for our communities.”

About First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank helps personal, business, commercial and wealth clients build financial strength that lasts. In January 2022, parent company, First Citizens BancShares, Inc. and CIT Group Inc. merged – creating one of the top 20 U.S. financial institutions, with more than $100 billion in assets. As the largest family-controlled bank in the United States, First Citizens is continuing a unique legacy of strength, stability and long-term thinking that has spanned generations. Its commercial banking segment brings a wide array of best-in-class lending, leasing and banking services to middle-market companies and small businesses from coast to coast. Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens also operates a nationwide direct bank and a network of more than 600 branches in 22 states, many in high-growth markets. Industry specialists bring a depth of expertise that helps businesses and individuals meet their specific goals at every stage of their financial journey. First Citizens brings together personal

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