Synovus, CB&T, and CB&T Bank of East Alabama Exceed United Way Goal

FEBRUARY 11, 2016, COLUMBUS, GA – Synovus announced today that the company and its divisions, Columbus Bank and Trust and CB&T Bank of East Alabama, exceeded their fundraising goals for the 2015 United Way Campaign.

The company established a stretch goal of $500,000 for this year’s combined “What’s Your Dream” campaign among all Chattahoochee Valley area Synovus team members. The total pledge reached $506,986 — 101.4 percent of the goal — with 60 percent of Chattahoochee Valley area team members participating.

“Our team is proud to support the efforts of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley in improving the quality of life for everyone in our community,” said Kessel Stelling, chairman and CEO of Synovus. “Strengthening the communities we serve has always been one of the highest callings of our company, and I am honored to work with a team that is so passionate about and dedicated to meeting the needs of others each and every day.”

The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley has community partnerships with 26 agencies and funds 50 programs in Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Talbot, Marion, and Taylor counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama. United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley collaborates with its partners to focus resources on ensuring a good quality of life for all Chattahoochee Valley citizens by addressing four core areas: basic needs, income, health, and education. For more information, visit

Columbus Bank and Trust (CB&T) and CB&T Bank of East Alabama have a combined 18 branches in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL. They offer diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services and Mortgage Lending. CB&T and CB&T Bank of East Alabama are both divisions of Synovus Bank.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $29 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 257 branches, and 336 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, was recognized as one of America's Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2015. Synovus is on the web at, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at