Sea Island Bank Member Won "Service to Mankind" Award

Molly Sisson, Senior Relationship Manager with Synovus Trust’s Sea Island Bank office in Statesboro was one of only 20 Bulloch County residents to receive the Service to Mankind Award during the 25th Annual Deen Day Smith Awards banquet.

Presented by the Statesboro Herald, the Deen Day Smith Awards are named in honor of Deen Smith, widow of Cecil Day – entrepreneur, founder of Days Inn, and Christian philanthropist. “This program seeks to honor those who selflessly volunteer with no intent of personal gain,” according to Holli Bragg, a reporter with the Herald.

Award recipients historically reflect a spirit of giving and compassion, have made a difference in the lives of the less fortunate; and have been an asset and blessing to those in need. Molly is more than qualified, as supported by the remarks delivered when she received her award.

Molly was also featured in a special section of the Herald published after the awards were presented:

“Molly Sisson has a real passion for the underdog. As a board member for the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center, she continues to help provide emotional support and advocacy for victims of sexual assault. As a member of the Kiwanis Club since 2000 and president in 2006, Molly serves on a local committee to raise funds to eliminate neo-natal tetanus. She also has a passion for local history. Molly has helped the Bulloch County Historical Society secure funds for historical markers to be placed around the county. Her fundraising allowed the Boy Scouts to help the Society clean up and record abandoned cemeteries in Bulloch. Molly helped the Willow Hill Community and School Foundation get an $8,000 grant to convert hundreds of oral histories on cassette tapes to a permanent CD collection. Molly Sisson’s contributions have made our community a much better place to live …”