According to SouthState’s Director of Corporate Stewardship, LeDon Jones, “one of our key beliefs is allowing our team members to follow their broader purpose – including their religion, family, and contribution to society.” The leaders of SouthState Financial Group said, “We have decided to donate $1 million towards the mission and initiatives of Family First because we think making families strong helps communities succeed.”
Through its flagship initiatives iMOM and All Pro Dad, Tampa-based nonprofit Family First has made a difference in the lives of countless people online and in real life for the last 31 years. Mark Merrill and Tony Dungy, a former Super Bowl champion head coach and current member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, established All Pro Dad. To aid dads in giving their kids the best possible start in life, All Pro Dad organises workshops, seminars, and other activities. At more than 1,300 schools across 44 states, All Pro Dad Chapters provide monthly gatherings for dads, father figures, and their children to engage in deep discussion and build lasting bonds.
Please know how appreciative we are of SouthState’s gift and their dedication to the success of Family First and the initiatives it funds. Dungy said that the group will be able to do even more good for the community thanks to the funding.