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Jan 30, 2018

IAAM Gets $100,000 from First Citizens

  • IAAM in the Media

First Citizens Bank has generously donated $100,000 in the International African American Museum (IAAM), which is slated to break ground later this year.

For more than a century, First Citizens has successfully served its customers while adhering to its fundamental values of “working hard, working with integrity, listening to what its customers have to say and taking the long-term view.” The bank is also deeply committed to diversity, which fortifies our communities and our society as a whole.

First Citizens is particularly interested in supporting low-income students, and providing them with enrichment opportunities. The IAAM’s projections include a substantial number of low-income students who are eligible for reduced-price and free meals.

“As the museum gets closer to opening its doors, approximately two years from now, we will have plans in place to provide the necessary resources to make the museum accessible to these students,” said Michael Boulware Moore, IAAM President and CEO. “The First Citizens grant will be used to bring to life the International African American Museum, which will serve – in such an important way – a population that First Citizens is so dedicated to supporting,”

First Citizens President Peter Bristow noted that, “We’re proud to make a difference in the communities where we work and live by supporting the International African American Museum. It’s just one of the ways we strive to fulfill our Forever First brand promise to be the best bank possible.”