BB&T Donates $10K To Max Planck Florida Foundation

Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) has made a $10,000 donation to the Max Planck Florida Foundation to support the operations and programming of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

The research center recently opened its new 100,000-square-foot facility with nine distinct research groups focused on investigating the many remaining mysteries of the brain in order to better understand human behavior and offer ways to treat a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases more effectively.

“We recognize the important research being done at the institute, and hope that our gift will inspire other corporations and donors to raise their hand in support,” said David L. Hamilton III, vice president of BB&T.

As a corporate donor, BB&T will have its name on the donor wall prominently displayed in the lobby of the new building.

The nonprofit Max Planck Florida Foundation supports the institute’s scientific research as well as its educational programs by attaining private philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations across the United States and with organizing and coordinating all fundraising programs.

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Above: Carl Minardo, vice president of the Max Planck Florida Foundation; Ellen Laird Regnery, attorney at Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger law firm and member of the foundation’s Planned Giving Council; and David Hamilton, vice president and regional corporate banker of BB&T.