On August 5, 2020, Synovus made a $1 million donation to the UNCF to fund a scholarship program that will be named for Bro. Calvin Smyre.  Bro. Smyre has represented Columbus-Muscogee County in the Georgia House of Representatives since 1974, and was initiated into Omega through Lambda Iota Chapter in Columbus.
From the press release:
“One scholarship annually will be designated for a student enrolled at Smyre’s beloved alma mater, Fort Valley State University (FVSU), an HBCU in Fort Valley, GA, where he serves as Chairman of the FVSU Foundation.”
Read the full press release on the UNCF website.