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BUELL G. DUNCAN JR. TO RECEIVE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND 'TREE OF LIFE' AWARD

 BUELL G. DUNCAN JR. TO RECEIVE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
 'TREE OF LIFE' AWARD
 ORLANDO, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Buell G. Duncan Jr., chairman of the board of SunBanks, Inc. will be presented with the Jewish National Fund's coveted "Tree of Life" Award at a gala dinner- dance to be held in his honor on Wednesday, May 27, at the new Clarion Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Fla. The "Tree of Life" Award is given in recognition of outstanding community involvement.
 Guest speaker at the dinner-dance will be Paul Jeser, director of development of the Jewish National Fund. Jeser is past executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.
 Duncan is currently a director of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company; The Florida Council of 100; Florida Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Inc.; Florida Council on Economic Education; and Florida Tax Watch. He is a trustee of the United Arts of Central Florida, and a member of Central Florida Commuter Rail Authority and Emory University School of Business Alumni Association. He is also a member of the advisory board of the University of Florida College of Business Administration; the Board of Overseers, Crummer School of Business at Rollins College; University of Central Florida Council of Business Administration; and the founding board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
 Dinner co-chairs are David Albertson, Albertson International, Inc.; Randolph Berridge, AT&T; Harris Rosen, Tamar Inns, Inc.; William B. Wilson, Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A.; and William C. Martin III, Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson.
 The net proceeds from the dinner will be utilized to create the Buell G. Duncan Jr. Forest in the American Independence Park located 15 miles southwest of Jerusalem. The Park in Israel serves as a constant reminder of the friendship between the United States and Israel.
 For more information about the dinner, call the Jewish National Fund office at 407-647-6982.
 SunBanks, Inc. is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. It operates 22 banks throughout the state of Florida with over 330 offices and $16.8 billion in assets. SunBanks, Inc. is a subsidiary of SunTrust Banks, Inc. of Atlanta, with over $33.7 billion in assets and more than 600 offices in three states.
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 /CONTACT: Sarah F. Gurtis of SunBank, 407-237-4063; or Ruth Carlton of the Jewish National Fund, 407-647-6982/ CO: SunBanks, Inc.; Jewish National Fund ST: Florida IN: FIN SU:


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