Athens Federal Donates $5,000 to TWC

Posted on: January 20, 2012

Athens Federal Community Bank presented TWC with a donation for $5,000 in honor of TWC Senior Vice President Larry Wallace

Athens Federal Community Bank recently presented Tennessee Wesleyan College with a donation of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in honor of TWC Senior Vice President Larry Wallace.

In lieu of an employee appreciation outing in 2011, the staff of Athens Federal elected to make a local charitable contribution; the bank’s board of directors designated Tennessee Wesleyan College as the recipient of the $5,000 gift.

“Athens Federal is proud to be a local business with hometown banking values and I am honored to represent a staff that is equally charitable and community-minded. Tennessee Wesleyan is an important piece of our area’s history and will be pivotal to this community’s future,” said Jeff Cunningham, president and CEO of Athens Federal Community Bank.

For his service and dedication to the college, Athens Federal named the donation in honor of TWC Senior Vice President Larry Wallace. Following an illustrious career in state law enforcement and his retirement as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) in 2003, Wallace returned to his hometown of Athens and has since served Tennessee Wesleyan in a variety of capacities. In addition to developing and implementing a criminal justice major, Wallace also served as special assistant to the president, managed TWC’s external affairs division, and currently oversees the college’s facilities, human resources and financial affairs departments.

“Throughout his storied career, Larry Wallace has represented the highest level of honor and integrity and Athens Federal is proud to recognize his contributions to TWC and this community,” said Cunningham.


Pictured from left is Tennessee Wesleyan College Senior Vice President Larry Wallace, Athens Federal Community Bank Customer Service Representative Shakendre Warner, TWC President Dr. Harley Knowles, and AFCB President and CEO Jeff Cunningham.

Submitted by:
Nicole Gibbs, Athens Federal Community Bank

Vice President for Marketing and Communications