Community Involvement

Friends of the Smokies - Donation from the Robert Tino Charity Cards.

Friends of the Smokies

Tennessee State Bank is proud to support our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park by being a contributor to the Friends of the Smokies organization annually.  Friends of the Smokies assists the National Park Service with its mission to preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects.

Tennessee State Bank was proud to present a check in the amount of $19,500 to Friends of the Smokies for the 2021 contributions made by our customers who elect to carry the Smoky Mountain credit or debit card designed by Robert A Tino.  TSB encourages you to visit the Friends of the Smokies website to see what this great organization is doing to help our Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

(Pictured L-R) Nan Jones, Friends of the Smokies, Chief Financial Officer; Lauren Gass, Friends of the Smokies, Senior Special Projects Director; Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank; and Timothy Chandler, Executive Director and CEO for Friends of the Smokies.

Boys & Girls Club Donation 2022

Boys and Girls Club donation for 2022 -Mark Ross and Todd Proffitt, President/CEO of Tennessee State Bank

Tennessee State Bank is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. Our annual donation of $5,000 helps support the many programs that educate and encourage the young people in our community to become responsible and caring adults. TSB has been a Keystone Society Sponsor since 2012. If you wish to contribute towards the future of our children, visit their website at to learn more. Tennessee State Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

(Pictured L to R) Mark Ross, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Todd Proffitt, CEO & President of Tennessee State Bank.

The Smoky Mountain Service Dogs 

Tennessee State Bank is proud to support local veterans by partnering with Smoky Mountain Service Dogs.  Our customers may elect to carry a Patriot Visa Debit or Credit Card for an annual contribution of $10. The bank donates all proceeds to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, an organization that trains mobility assistance service dogs to aid disabled veterans who have bravely fought for our country.

These unique cards feature stunning artwork by local artist Robert A. Tino and are available in both credit and debit form. Operated solely off of donations, the efforts of Smoky Mountains Service Dogs help combat-wounded veterans achieve a higher level of societal and community involvement upon return home. Not only do the contributions help veterans but you can also show your patriotism every time you use your card. TSB encourages you to visit the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs website to see what this great organization is doing to help our heroic veterans.

Tennessee State Bank presented a check for $7,000 to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs on November 11, 2021. TSB customers have given a total of $47,925 since starting in 2015.  Pictured L to R: Sadie with her veteran, Chuck Stewart, Laurie Brit, SMSD Community Events Director and Hooligan
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs annual contribution for spirit cards purchased in 2021.

School Spirit Cards 

Jamboree Night -  Check Presentation 2022 School Spirit Debit Cards 

Presentation of the Jamboree Check at SCHS for the sell of TSB School Spirit Cards.

Tennessee State Bank was on-hand as the 2022-2023 football season kicked off with the local high school jamboree. TSB handed out school spirit pom-poms to the fans and a check to each of the five Sevier County area high schools for contributions by customers showing their school spirit by carrying a School Spirit Visa® Debit Card.

Tennessee State Bank would like to thank everyone who has participated in raising a total of more than $64,000.00 for our area high schools since the card’s inception in 2015.

Pictured L to R (Missy Harris- TSB, Dr. Mitchell Whaley- SCHS, Kate Torres- TSB, James Lethco- NVA, Ron Brewer- TSB, Robin Kurtz- TSB, Dr. Ben Clabo- PFHS, Brent Whaley- TSB, Garry Stinnet- GPHS, Emily White- TSB, Greg Haggard-SHS)

EverFi Financial Literacy Program

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.

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