Friends of the Smokies 2023
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 presented a check in the amount of $15,500 to Friends of the Smokies for the 2023 contributions made by our customers who elect to carry the Smoky Mountain credit or debit card designed by Robert Tino. Since inception in 2014, our customer donations have totaled $140,560!
TSB encourages you to visit the Friends of the Smokies website at https://friendsofthesmokies.org/ to see what this great organization is doing to help our Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tennessee State Bank is Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender
Boys & Girls Club Donation 2023
Tennessee State Bank is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. Our annual donation of $5,000 helps to 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 https://www.bgcsmoky.com to learn more. Tennessee State Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
(Pictured L to R) Todd Proffitt, CEO & President of Tennessee State Bank and Mark Ross, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.
Second Harvest Donation 2023
Tennessee State Bank proudly supports Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. With our donation of $2,500.00 on “double your donation day” we were able to supply 15,000 meals to our community!
Sevier County Jeans Day Donations 2023
. Throughout the year, our employees donate $1 each Friday for the privilege to wear jeans. At the end of the year the funds are donated to local charities. This year our employees in Sevier County were able to donate to Sevier County Food Ministry, Teen Christmas Sevierville, and The Salvation Army! This season serves as a reminder that the true joy of the holidays lies in the joy that we bring to others.
Cocke County Jeans Day Donations 2023
Our dedicated employees from our Newport Branch are making a meaningful impact every Friday through a small gesture. For a $1 donation, our employees have the privilege of ditching their dress pants and wearing jeans. In a collective effort, our Newport branch has chosen to allocate those funds to support Isaiah 117 House, Sunset Gap, and Feed My Sheep Ministries. We’re all about giving back!
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 at https://www.smokymountainservicedogs.org to see what this great organization is doing to help our heroic veterans.
Tennessee State Bank presented a check for $10,130 to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs.
TSB customers have given a total of $58,055 since starting in 2015.
Pictured L to R: Robin Kurtz (TSB), Rex Rauhuff (TSB), Mike Kitchens and Hooligan
School Spirit Cards
Jamboree Night - Check Presentation 2023 School Spirit Debit Cards
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.