Friends of the Smokies
Tennessee State Bank supports the Friends of the Smokies to "Preserve. Protect. Provide." for the mountains we call home. Our customers that elect to carry a beautiful debit or credit card that is stunningly portrayed by artist Robert A. Tino pay an annual contribution of $10 to show support for the Friends of the Smokies. 100% of the contributions collected are given to this organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Friends of the Smokies is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1993. Since its inception, the Friends of the Smokies has been dedicated to funding projects in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, raising awareness and providing volunteers for needed projects.
Tennessee State Bank proudly sponsors the EverFi financial literacy program. We are proud to be committed to advancing financial education in Sevier and Cocke County schools by partnering with EverFi. Fourth graders are learning about Responsible Money Choices, Credit and Borrowing, Insurance and Safety, Savings and Investing, Income and Careers and Making Plans with Money. Seniors in Cocke County are taught about the same subjects, at a higher level, plus Payment types, Credit Scores, Financing Higher Education, Investing and Renting vs Owning. We are preparing students for their financial future.