Trustmark in the Community

Each year, Trustmark pledges a percentage of pre-tax earnings to support our local communities. Trustmark’s unique, two-level service commitment involves associates working as individuals and together with the company to give back to the community and improve the quality of life for all.
Each year at the Lake Forest, Ill., headquarters, associates participate in a Giving Tree with Lake County Cares to help provide Christmas gifts for needy families in Lake County. Associates throughout the country volunteer their time to support local charities of their choosing.
The Trustmark Foundation, established in 1984, actively supports associate volunteerism through program donations and volunteer grants. In 2016, the Foundation distributed nearly $1 million in cash and gifts-in-kind. Foundation grants and programs directly support the United Way, community health, safety, education, and urban and cultural enrichment.

More than 50 Lake Forest associates, including members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), volunteered their time during three United Way Days of Caring in 2016. Associates sorted book donations at Bernie’s Book Bank, packed food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and refreshed an Early Learning Trail at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center.

CoreSource Associates Participate in Plane Pull for Charity

A group of CoreSource associates in Lancaster, Penn., recently did some heavy lifting for client Piedmont Airlines at Harrisburg International Airport. The team pulled a plane, weighing roughly 30,000 pounds, a distance of 15 feet to raise funds for the United Way of the Capital Region.

In Piedmont’s annual Dash Pull, held at various airports across the country, teams of eight made up of Piedmont employees and community members compete to see who can pull a DASH-8 turboprop aircraft, which seats 37 people, 15 feet in the fastest time. Each participant pays $10 and the money goes directly to the United Way. One team was announced the grand winner.

“We were invited to get a team together by our client, Piedmont Airlines, to help raise money for United Way. We assembled nine people strong and it truly was a fun day,” said Chris Hess, Senior Administrative Assistant. “Our team pulled the Dash plane 15 feet from start to finish in 7.4 seconds, which was a very respectable time – especially in light of the fact that we had never done it before and were competing against teams who obviously had, some of which were all-male teams.”

The CoreSource participants, who also enjoyed a picnic lunch inside an airplane hangar, included Kevin Ray, Eileen Lefever, Amy Eidemiller, Ed Jackson, Lloyd Sarrel, Brendan Quinn, Mitch Redcay and Chris Hess. CoreSource Northeast Regional President Bob Wolfkiel was an alternate member of the team.

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A team of CoreSource associates from the Lancaster office recently participated in client Piedmont Airlines’ annual Dash Pull to raise money for United Way. The team competed against others to see who could pull a DASH-8 aircraft a distance of 15 feet the fastest. Team members included (from left) Ed Jackson, Amy Eidemiller, Mitch Redcay, Eileen Lefever, Lloyd Sarrel, Kevin Ray, Brendon Quinn and Chris Hess.