Published July 26, 2012
The First Citizens Foundation donated $20,000 to the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation Inc.
From left to right: James Bennett, First Citizens’ public affairs director; Jimmy Gulledge, First Citizens’ Upstate division executive; Bruce Halverson, the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ president; and Joe Thompson, chairman of the school and the Visual Arts Department. (Photo/Provided)
Thompson, chairman of the Visual Arts Department, said he hopes to complete the sculpture by September. It will be housed at the gateway to the school’s residential campus.
“Joe Thompson's dynamic sculpture will serve as an impressive symbol of welcome to our campus,” said the school’s president, Bruce Halverson, in a news release. “An exciting school needs exciting art, and we are very grateful to the First Citizens Foundation for its instrumental role in making this wonderful project possible.”
First Citizens Bancorp. Inc. is the parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Inc. First Citizens Bank offers services in commercial and retail banking through its more than 190 offices in South Carolina and Georgia.
As of March 31, First Citizens Bancorp. Inc. had total consolidated assets of $8.28 billion.