SunTrust and Monticello Teamed Up to Provide Visits for Piedmont Housing Alliance’s Communities


Residents from Piedmont Housing Alliance’s communities in Charlottesville, Crozet, and Scottsville were treated to a trip up the mountain for a tour of Monticello, thanks to the generosity of the SunTrust Foundation in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.  

On June 21, 2016, a group of over-55 residents of the apartments at Scottsville School and Monticello Vista travelled by bus to Monticello, and received a special tour of the home of Thomas Jefferson from the Monticello staff.  They were accompanied by Kay Carter, service coordinator at Piedmont Housing Alliance who said, “the Scottsville School Apartment attendees appreciated their tour of Monticello, made possible by SunTrust and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.  Scott Horchler, Mac Weems, and Chad Brown of SunTrust, and the entire staff at Monticello were warm, attentive hosts to our group and their needs.” Following their tour, the residents were greeted by SunTrust teammates in the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello for lunch and an over-55 focused Financial Education event.  A similar tour followed for the residents of the Meadowlands and Crozet Meadows on June 23.

“We are very grateful to Scott Horchler at SunTrust and the SunTrust Foundation for making these visits possible again this year for our residents,” Karen Reifenberger, Chief Operating Officer of Piedmont Housing Alliance, stated.  SunTrust-Foundation-web

The SunTrust Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit organizations and institutions engaged in activities promoting education, health and human services, culture and art, and civic and community involvement that contribute to the social and economic development of the communities we serve.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was incorporated in 1923 to preserve Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, the foundation seeks to engage a national and global audience in a dialogue with Jefferson’s ideas. Monticello is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and a United Nations World Heritage Site. As a private, nonprofit organization, the foundation’s regular operating budget does not receive ongoing government support to fund its twofold mission of preservation and education. About 440,000 people visit Monticello each year. For information, visit

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