F&M makes donation

Friday, April 18, 2008
From left, John Collier, foundation board member and vice president at Maury Regional Hospital, and Paula Streeter, community health nurse with the foundation, accept a donation from Farmers and Merchants Bank Chairman and CEO Randy Stevens and President Tim Pettus.

COLUMBIA -- First Farmers and Merchants Bank recently presented a $1,500 donation to the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation, according to Darlene Baxter, executive director of the foundation.

"First Farmers and Merchants Bank has a long history of community support. Their donation to the Community Health Program will assist the foundation in its efforts to reach out to underserved populations," Baxter said.

The Community Health Program is used to provide a community health nurse to conduct screenings and health education to persons without adequate access to health care services.

"We are very supportive of the foundation's efforts to provide health services to those who might otherwise be unable to afford proper care," said Randy Stevens, chairman and CEO of F&M. "We're honored to be one of the first donors to assist in their efforts."

The Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation was established in October 2006.

Financial support received through the foundation is used for projects including community health initiatives, education scholarships, and other health-related projects.

The foundation is designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax-deductible. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of an individual and may be donated to one of several funds.

For more information about the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation and giving opportunities, please call 931-380-4075.

Founded in 1909, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, a member of the FDIC, is one of the most successful independent banks in Tennessee, with total assets of approximately $800 million and an additional $2.6 billion in assets held by its Trust & Financial Management Department.

Headquartered in Columbia, the bank operates 19 branch offices in a seven-county area that includes Maury, Lawrence, Marshall, Hickman, Dickson, Giles and Williamson counties.

First Farmers & Merchants is distinguished by its commitment to traditional, personal banking relationships that incorporate state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest possible level of service.