F.N.B. Corporation Support Brings Tony and Grammy Winner

and Hamilton Star, Leslie Odom, Jr. to

 “A Night of Promise,”

A Gala to Support The Pittsburgh Promise


FNB’s First Gift to The Promise is an Investment in the Region’s Students and Workforce


PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2019 – Best known for his role in the Broadway musical, Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr. will headline the exclusive gala on November 2, 2019, to celebrate the success of The Pittsburgh Promise and the first decade of students funded by the scholarship program. Presented by F.N.B. Corporation (FNB), parent company of First National Bank, A Night of Promise is expected to raise a minimum of $1 million. FNB’s sponsorship of the gala is the first gift from the company to The Pittsburgh Promise.

“FNB is very pleased to join forces with The Pittsburgh Promise to provide aspirational education opportunities for our hometown’s urban youth,” said Vincent J. Delie, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of F.N.B. Corporation and First National Bank. “Our participation in efforts to bring the entire communities’ resources together to create educational and workplace opportunities will result in a strong and diverse pool of bright and talented young professionals whose career ambitions will drive our regions success for generations.”

The Pittsburgh Promise has raised nearly $205 million of its $265 million fundraising goal and has invested more than $130 million in post-secondary scholarships for 8,804 urban youth. In its first decade, The Promise has been successful in motivating Pittsburgh youth to pursue higher education. High school graduation rates and college-going rates for Promise-eligible students have increased 12% since the inception of the program. Nearly 3,000 Promise scholarship recipients have graduated with a post-secondary degree; many are now employees of over 200 regional companies.

Commenting on FNB’s support for the gala, Pittsburgh Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril said, “We are so thankful for all that FNB does to improve the quality of life and opportunity in our region. With their support, The Pittsburgh Promise will continue to open the doors of opportunity to urban youth so that they too can participate in Pittsburgh’s prosperity, and add preparedness and diversity to its workforce. A Night of Promise will be a celebration of our kids and their accomplishments, as well as a call to action to make sure that tens of thousands more can grow into the fullness of their promise.”

A Night of Promise will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 6 p.m. at downtown Pittsburgh’s Wyndham Grand Hotel. For information about purchasing tickets, tables, or sponsorships, visit, or call 412.745.2220. Individual tickets are $350 and table sponsorships start at $3,500. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

About The Pittsburgh Promise

The Pittsburgh Promise promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce. To date, The Promise has invested more than $130 million in scholarships to send over 8,800 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. Nearly 3,000 Promise Scholars have graduated, and many are now working, and giving back, in the Pittsburgh region. Pittsburgh has the largest Promise program in the United States.

About F.N.B. Corporation

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a diversified financial services company operating in seven states and the District of Columbia. FNB’s market coverage spans several major metropolitan areas including: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; and Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) in North Carolina. The Company has total assets of more than $33 billion and approximately 400 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.


FNB provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, founded in 1864. Commercial banking solutions include corporate banking, small business banking, investment real estate financing, government banking, business credit, capital markets and lease financing. The consumer banking segment provides a full line of consumer banking products and services, including deposit products, mortgage lending, consumer lending and a complete suite of mobile and online banking services. FNB’s wealth management services include asset management, private banking and insurance.


The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB” and is included in Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Customers, shareholders and investors can learn more about this regional financial institution by visiting the F.N.B. Corporation website at


About Leslie Odom, Jr.

Tony and Grammy Award- winning performer, Leslie Odom Jr., has taken the entertainment world by storm across a variety of media – spanning Broadway, television, film, and music. Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, Odom Jr. received a 2015 Drama Desk Award nomination and won the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his performance. He also won a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording. This spring, Odom, Jr. added the title of “Author” to his resume with the release of his book – Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning. Failing Up is about unlocking your true potential and making your dreams come true even when it seems impossible.

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Lauren Bachorski, The Pittsburgh Promise



Jennifer Reel, F.N.B. Corporation