Oconee State Bank Establishes Foundation to Commemorate 60th Anniversary

Staff Report

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

In a demonstration of commitment to the local community and to commemorate 60 years of
service, Oconee State Bank announced the establishment of The Remarkable Foundation.

The mission of The Remarkable Foundation aligns with the mission of Oconee State Bank. The Remarkable Foundation will provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in the communities we are proud to serve. This will enhance and mark the quality of life for all people in the communities served by Oconee State Bank.

“Since 1960, Oconee State Bank has been proud to partner with countless local charities. We are thankful to give back to the organizations in our communities who are making an impact,” said Neil Stevens, President and CEO of Oconee State Bank. “As part of our 60th commemorative celebrations, we are beyond excited to share that Oconee State Bank isforming The Remarkable Foundation.”

The foundation is set up as a donor advised fund in conjunction with The Athens Area Community Foundation. The Athens Area Community Foundation builds community by encouraging strategic, long-term giving through funds created by local benefactors. The mission of the Athens Area Community Foundation is to help passionate donors leave permanent legacies, foster strategic philanthropy, and shape effective responses to community needs through collaboration. Through The Remarkable Foundation, bank team members, customers, the community, and beyond will have an opportunity to partner with Oconee State Bank to impact the communities in which we live, work, and play. Oconee State Bank has pledged to contribute an initial $60,000 to the fund to celebrate 60 years of service to our customers and community.

“At the Athens Area Community Foundation, we work to be a trusted guide for local philanthropy. The Remarkable Foundation Fund demonstrates Oconee State Bank’s belief that local banks are a vital part of the community,” said Sarah McKinney, President|CEO. “We are so pleased to come alongside the Oconee State Bank Team to help them mobilize, grow, and distribute dollars to support our local communities for years to come through The Remarkable Foundation Fund!”