Synovus Here Matters Book Drive Delivers Nearly 5,000 Children’s Books

COLUMBUS, Ga., MAY 10, 2017 Synovus team members collected 4,934 books — including 1,712 in Columbus — during the company’s Here Matters Book Drive, which was held April 3-28. More than a dozen community, education, and literacy organizations across Synovus’ five-state footprint will receive the books.

Here Matters focuses company and team member outreach efforts on three areas of local community service: education, needs-based opportunities, and health and wellness. Other Here Matters projects across the Synovus footprint in April collected 9,899 items (toiletries, snacks, canned goods, etc.,) and 31,770 bottles of water for distribution to community agencies.

Team members also built a sub-floor at a homeless shelter in Warner Robins, Ga.; volunteered at the Chattanooga Autism Center; conducted Financial Literacy classes at Bunche Middle School in Atlanta; and donated 225 fans to senior citizens in Savannah.

Synovus local banks partnered with dozens of local agencies across the footprint, including the Boys and Girls Club, the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Genesis Joy House, YMCA, Good Sam Ministry, The Secret Pantry, the Children’s Miracle Network, Phoebe Putney Hospital, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, among many others.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $30 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 248 branches, and 327 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 2016 and 2015, and was named “Best Regional Bank, Southeast” by MONEY Magazine for 2016-17.  Synovus is on the web at, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at