FUQUAY-VARINA, North Carolina (July 13, 2020) – Fidelity Bank is proud to announce its donation of $50,000 to the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund.  Established by the North Carolina Community Foundation, this Fund provides critical resources for nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that have been impacted by COVID‐19. The Fund’s focus is to support communities that have been disproportionately affected by the virus and underserved by other sources of financial assistance.

“We understand that many people throughout the communities we serve are facing financial hardships.  Our hope is that this donation will help bring awareness to the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund and provide assistance to those most in need,” said Fidelity Bank President and CEO, Mary Willis.  “As a Community Bank, it has always been a priority for us to support our local communities.  We continually seek ways to enrich the well-being of our communities and felt this was one way we could demonstrate what it means for us to be Right By You,” Willis shared.

“Nonprofits are vital to meeting needs of communities, particularly the most vulnerable ones. The Fund seeks to support these nonprofits in continuing to offer the services upon which so many rely for healthy living and well‐being,” said NCCF CEO and President, Jennifer Tolle Whiteside. “The North Carolina Community Foundation has a deep history of responding to communities in crisis. Because of our experience in disaster relief and recovery in the aftermath of hurricanes, partners and donors have called upon us to activate philanthropy to address COVID‐19’s impact on our state,” said Tolle Whiteside.

Interested philanthropic entities can make commitments or contributions to the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund by contacting Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and President, at 919‐256‐6910 or jtwhiteside@nccommunityfoundation.org or Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF Vice President for Community Investment and Engagement, at 919‐256‐6913 or lajackson@nccommunityfoundation.org.

Fidelity Bank is a full-service financial institution with assets of approximately $2.6 billion headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The Bank owns and operates 57 branches throughout North Carolina and Virginia; and was awarded a 5-star (superior) rating by BauerFinancial.