Pictured left to right: Regina Oenbrink, SunTrust; Stacia Glavas, Brevard Rescue Mission Founder/CEO; Lief Johnson, BRM’s Board Chair/SunTrust Wealth Management, and Linda Stout, SunTrust

(Melbourne, FL) September 24, 2019 — Recognized for its significant community contributions, Brevard Rescue Mission was awarded a 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation.


The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognize select nonprofit organizations that work to build self-sufficient families and more financially confident communities through financial education, financial counseling, career readiness/workforce development and small business/entrepreneurship.


“We are honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award that recognizes our hard work to transform the lives of homeless women with children,” said Stacia Glavas, Founder/CEO of Brevard Rescue Mission. “This grant will allow us to establish a Financial Literacy Lab at our new Melbourne expansion property.” 


The SunTrust Foundation is proud to recognize and support our local nonprofit partners that empower and strengthen the communities they serve,” said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. “Brevard Rescue Mission is making a meaningful impact with their programs to improve the financial well-being of the people who need it most.”


Brevard Rescue Mission is one of 36 nonprofits across the Southeast and Midwest presented with a 2019 Lighting the Way Awardfrom the SunTrust Foundation, which gave a total of $2.7 million in grants to these nonprofits.


The SunTrust Foundation is committed to SunTrust Bank’s (NYSE: STI) purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging with local and national organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $170 million throughout the United States. For more information, visit https://www.suntrust.com/about-suntrust/community-commitment/philanthropy/suntrust-foundation.


Brevard Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that provides transitional supportive housing to homeless women with children; helping them move from dependency to self-sufficiency. They are privately funded by donations from individuals, community foundations, churches and area businesses. For more information, visit www.BrevardRescueMission.org.