North State Bank's Summer Salute Exceeds $2 Million in Donations to Transitions LifeCare

June 30, 2021

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Sondra Collins
North State Bank Senior Vice President, Mortgage Community Outreach Officer


 In its 18th year, Summer Salute presented $130,000 to Transitions LifeCare bringing the event’s total donation to $2,038,000 to support end of-life care for those who otherwise could not afford it.

RALEIGH, NC . . . On behalf of the Summer Salute for Transitions LifeCare Planning Committee, North State Bank President and CEO Larry D. Barbour, along with Summer Salute co-chairs Sondra Collins and Jim Branch, presented a check for $130,000 to members of Transitions LifeCare’s management team. Despite not hosting in-person events the past two years due to COVID-19, this year’s event raised one of the largest totals to date at $130,000, bringing the event’s lifetime donation to $2,038,000.  

“To be able to do this during the pandemic is a testament to the hard work and commitment of many people,” said Barbour. “As a community bank, North State’s focus is on supporting and enhancing life for everyone in the communities we serve. Hosting Summer Salute to benefit Transitions LifeCare is one of the most visible ways we accomplish that. It is an honor to present this year’s check and to acknowledge the passing of the $2 million milestone.” 

In past years, Summer Salute hosted an in-person evening of fun, food, and dancing. This year, as in 2020, funds were raised through sponsorships, donations, the Summer Fun Raffle, and the 10 Days of Summer Salute Online Auction.

“As co-chairs, Jim and I could not be more pleased with the success of Summer Salute this year,” said Collins. “Many thanks go to everyone on the Planning Committee for their continued hard work and dedication; to our sponsors for staying with us during a difficult couple of years; and to everyone who donated, purchased raffle tickets, and bid on items in the auction. While we look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2022, this year will always be a special memory.”

In addition to North State Bank, top event sponsors, both monetary and in-kind, included: Diane & Larry Barbour; Ginny & Fred Smith; Caddell Phillips Marketing; Comfort Monster Heating & Air; Fink’s Jewelers at North Hills with Breitling; Hartwell Realty, Inc.; PPM, Inc.; Virginia Watson; and WakeMed.

Planning is already under way for Summer Salute 2022, scheduled for Saturday evening, May 14, at Raleigh’s North Ridge Country Club, featuring The Embers, North Carolina’s premiere beach band.