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Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. Receives $25,000 Challenge Grant From Evolve Bank & Trust

MEMPHIS, TN, January 21, 2014--- Evolve Bank & Trust is offering a challenge grant of $25,000 to Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. if the Memphis non-profit raises $50,000 by Friday, February 28, 2014.

Thanks to this challenge grant, Neighborhood Christian Centers will leverage all gifts of any size that are designated for the “Evolve Matching Gift” from now through the deadline up to $50,000 to receive the $25,000 matching funds from Evolve Bank & Trust.

To have their gifts matched, donors may simply make a contribution to Neighborhood Christian Centers by mail (785 Jackson Ave.) or through the Website ( and notate “Evolve Matching Gift.”

Evolve Bank & Trust, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, currently operates five full service branches in Arkansas and Tennessee and more than 30 mortgage production offices across the country. In addition to banking and mortgage services, Evolve is a nationwide Preferred SBA lender and also offers trust and fiduciary services to its customers throughout the U.S.

“We are so grateful to Evolve Bank & Trust for this generous and strategic commitment to our ministry. The $25,000 matching funds pledge will make a huge impact on Neighborhood Christian Centers by allowing us to engage our donors and leverage each of their gifts. Evolve Bank & Trust truly understands the issues that the impoverished community of Memphis is facing, and we are so grateful that they have selected Neighborhood Christian Centers as a trusted partner to address those issues through our compassionate ministries, education, and empowerment programs provided to over 60,000 neighbors annually through our six neighborhood-based sites,” shared Ephie Ballard Johnson, Neighborhood Christian Centers President/CEO.

For more information about the “Evolve Matching Gift,” please contact Pamela Cox, Neighborhood Christian Centers’ Community Relations Director, at 901.881.6013 or