Pinnacle Financial Partners Donates $25,000 to the Carolina Theatre of Durham 

April 2, 2024 by Sandy Lerebours

The donation supports the historic nonprofit theater’s programming 

 DURHAM, April 2, 2024 — Pinnacle Financial Partners has generously donated $25,000 to the Carolina Theatre of Durham in support of its ongoing programming. This contribution fosters the theater’s mission of advancing the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Durham.

The partnership between Pinnacle Financial Partners and the Carolina Theatre of Durham is a testament to Pinnacle Financial Partners’ dedication to nurturing the downtown Durham arts scene. By supporting the nonprofit theater’s mission of uniting the greater Durham community through the arts, this donation aims to enrich the lives of Durham citizens. 

Natanya Chadwick, Area Manager, Client Services at Pinnacle Financial Partners, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are honored to partner with the Carolina Theatre of Durham. This opportunity allows us to spotlight our commitment to the thriving Durham arts community and her citizens.” 

The donation will provide crucial funding for the Carolina Theatre’s diverse programming initiatives, including its Family Saturday Series, Arts Discovery Educational Series, Sensory Friendly Film Series, Retro Film Series, and more. 

Rebecca Lee, Senior Director of Development at the Carolina Theatre, expressed gratitude for Pinnacle Financial Partners’ gift, stating, “We are grateful for the support of Pinnacle Financial Partners and look forward to bringing programming beyond the walls of the theater and into the Durham community through our partnership.” 

In addition to its financial support for nonprofits, Pinnacle Financial Partners prioritizes community engagement and volunteerism. Associates of Pinnacle Financial Partners contribute tens of thousands of volunteer hours to hundreds of causes every year. Through this partnership, Pinnacle Financial Partners hopes to encourage its team members to volunteer within the theater’s programs. 

Mark Miller, SVP Financial Advisor at Pinnacle Financial Partners, emphasized the importance of supporting the community, stating, “I believe in supporting our community to help build a stronger quality of life so people can prosper. The arts and specifically the Carolina Theatre of Durham represent a great way to enrich our lives with a diverse array of cultural events.” 



About Pinnacle Financial Partners: 

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm is the No. 1 and fastest growing bank in the Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA, according to 2023 deposit data from the FDIC, is listed by Forbes as No. 27 among America’s Best Banks, higher than any other bank headquartered in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. Pinnacle also earned a spot on the 2023 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its seventh consecutive appearance and was recognized by American Banker as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For 11 years in a row and No. 1 among banks with more than $10 billion in assets in 2023. 

Pinnacle began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN, in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $47.5 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2023. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, the firm operates in 17 primarily urban markets across the Southeast. 

Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the Nasdaq Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at 


About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at 


Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard
Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham
(919) 560-3040 |