Infantry Museum Foundation gets $1.25 million from Synovus, CB&T and TSYS

Synovus, Columbus Bank and Trust Co. and TSYS, through the Synovus Foundation, have jointly become one of the largest non-governmental supporters of the new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park with a donation of $1.25 million.

"The Synovus family of companies have a long history of supporting our soldiers and their families," said Foundation Executive Director Ben Williams on Friday. "This donation is one more indication of their commitment to honoring those who’ve done so much to protect our freedoms."

Richard Anthony, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Synovus, said: "We are proud to support this project to honor the history of sacrifice by the soldiers who have served to protect our country, and this facility will continue to promote the freedoms they fought to preserve."

The new $85 million museum is being built on a 200-acre site connecting Columbus and Fort Benning. Construction began in January; completion is expected in 2008.