First Citizens Bank and First Citizens Wealth Management are donating $20,000 in support of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities over the next two years. This multi-year gift showcases the strong partnership between the two organizations and the importance First Citizens places on arts education in South Carolina.
First Citizens has supported the Governor’s School for over 20 years, contributing more than $100,000 in the last five years. These donations have provided financial support to the school’s students, funded professional development in under-resourced counties across the state, and helped bring guest artists to the school for master classes.
“First Citizens is delighted to continue our partnership with the Governor’s School,” said Erin McCaskill, senior vice president and wealth consultant with First Citizens Wealth Management. “We believe the arts are extremely important; they enrich our lives and help us learn more about the world and our history. The mission of the Governor’s School reflects our Forever First commitment to our community.”
“We are very grateful for the ongoing support from First Citizens. Thanks to this generous donation, cost will not be a factor for more passionate young artists wanting to pursue their dreams at the Governor’s School,” said Dr. Cedric Adderley, school president. “We are now much better equipped to provide valuable guest artist experiences for our learning community and additional outreach opportunities throughout the state.”
To learn more about partnership opportunities visit https://www.scgsah.org/give/events.
About First Citizens
Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens Bank serves customers at more than 500 branches in 19 states and 125 locations in South Carolina. First Citizens Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq: FCNCA), which has more than $56 billion in assets. For more information, call toll free 1.888.FC DIRECT (1.888.323.4732) or visit firstcitizens.com. First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.
About SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. As a public, residential high school, serving juniors and seniors, students refine their talents in a master-apprentice community while receiving a nationally recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students, and SCGSAH serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations, and schools. SCGSAH.org
About SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the Governor’s School. The foundation uses its resources to increase access to the school for students who need financial support, aid the school’s efforts to provide arts education in under-resourced counties, and bridge the gap between state funding and the unique needs of South Carolina’s premier public arts school. Visit www.scgsah.org/giving or call (864) 282-1570.