ATLANTA, Nov. 1 2023 – Ameris Bank is proud to announce its sponsorship of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s Art Scholars program. The bank’s $25,000 grant provides a full day of enriching activities and meals for local students attending Title I schools on select days that schools close for holidays and teacher workdays, helping parents who would otherwise need to arrange childcare. Students take part in clay modelling, painting and drawing, creative movement and more.
Ameris will sponsor the next Art Scholars program on November 7 at Callanwolde for students who attend a Dekalb County elementary school, which will be closed for Veterans Day.
“Ameris is proud to support the Art Scholars program and this special day for students,” said Lawton Bassett, Bank President of Ameris Bank. “Callanwolde is committed to enhancing the lives of metro Atlanta children and people across our communities and continues to make a positive impact through art education.”
Ameris Bank became the program’s first sponsor in 2022. In addition to funds, the bank supplies tote bags, coloring books and art supplies for students. The company’s lion mascot “Courageous” also makes an appearance to spend time with the children.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a nonprofit community arts center that offers classes and workshops for all ages in visual, literacy, and performing arts. The organization has a mission to provide the Atlanta community with premier accessible arts education, especially to the underserved.
About Ameris Bancorp
Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the parent of Ameris Bank, a Georgia state-chartered bank, is a financial services company committed to bringing financial peace of mind to its communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, it operates 164 financial centers across the Southeast and also serves consumer and business customers nationwide through select lending channels. Ameris Bank manages $25.70 billion in assets as of September 30, 2023 and provides a full range of traditional banking and lending products, treasury and cash management, wealth management, insurance premium financing, and mortgage and refinancing services. Learn more about Ameris Bank at www.amerisbank.com.