Bank of Commerce Gives $50,000 to Local Educational Organizations as Part of Children’s Promise Act

Bank of Commerce, whose main location is in Greenwood, Miss., recently donated $50,000 to Mississippi educational organizations in accordance with the Children’s Promise Act.

As part of the Children’s Promise Act, Bank of Commerce donated $10,000 each to Greenwood Mentoring Group, Pillow Academy (Greenwood), Delta Streets Academy (Greenwood), Heritage Academy (Columbus) and Starkville Academy.

“It’s an honor to bolster such worthy organizations,” said Bryan Thornhill, president and CEO at Bank of Commerce. “Educators deserve every bit of support we can provide.”

The Children’s Promise Act provides tax credits to individuals and businesses who give to qualifying charitable organizations.

Bank of Commerce serves seven communities across Mississippi. The company has two branches in Greenwood as well as branches in Starkville, Columbus, Oxford, Charleston and North Carrollton. For more information on Bank of Commerce, visit


Starkville Academy: Jeremy Nicholas, Head of School, Starkville Academy, Brian Jones, Bank of Commerce

Delta Streets Academy: Xavier Black, Administrator, Delta Streets Academy, Chism Patterson, Bank of Commerce, T-Mac Howard, Head of School, Delta Streets Academy

Greenwood Mentoring Group: Bill Clay, Founder/CEO, Greenwood Mentoring Group, Larry McCoy, Board Member and CFO, Greenwood Mentoring Group, Luther Wade, Bank of Commerce

Pillow Academy: Justin Braswell, Bank of Commerce, Barrett Donahoe, Headmaster, Pillow Academy

Heritage Academy: Mark Crigler, Bank of Commerce, Dr. Greg Carlyle, Headmaster