As a community bank headquartered in Suwanee, it’s our privilege to support the people and organizations that make this town great. It’s also nice when we have an opportunity to support the city itself and one of those opportunities presented itself this spring.
Quantum is proud to contribute $100,000 to the City of Suwanee’s Art for All program. Bank president Brad Day made the announcement at the City’s Big Artsy celebration on June 15.
Bryan Cohen, Quantum’s CEO, said, “Suwanee has been our home since our founding over 20 years ago. We’ve watched the city grow and prosper in that time as our Bank has grown too. We appreciate the partnership we have with the city and are happy to be part of this exciting new program.”
In 2008, the city launched a successful public art initiative with the creation of its Public Arts Commission. This was enhanced in 2015 when the city adopted a public art master plan that envisioned a community full of interesting and creative public art. Quantum’s donation will support three signature art pieces in Suwanee’s new park. This new park will be an extension of the existing Town Center Park and, once completed, will be one of the largest urban parks in metro Atlanta.
On May 28, the Suwanee City Council recognized Dr. Narasimhulu Neelagaru (Dr. Neel), Quantum’s founder and Chairman of the Board, for the Bank’s commitment to the city and its residents. Dr. Neel was presented with a proclamation from the City recognizing the relationship of over 20 years.
Denise Brinson, Assistant City Manager, said, “Suwanee believes public art is a key component of a vibrant community and what is so remarkable about our city’s art program is that is has been accomplished primarily with private funding from residents and businesses like Quantum National Bank. Quantum’s donation is the first major (and, to date, largest) contribution to our capital campaign. The Bank has been a key part of our community since its founding in 1995. We appreciate this latest indication of their dedication and commitment to their hometown of Suwanee.”
We’ve called Suwanee home since Quantum began in 1995 and we’re looking forward to continuing to call it home for many years to come!