Don Gardner retired from First Citizens Bank as Senior Vice President and Business Relationship Manager after 32 years with the bank and 38 years in banking. Mr. Gardner is the Director of Auxiliary Services at the University of South Carolina – Lancaster. A US Air Force veteran, he holds a degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina and graduated from the South Carolina Bankers School. Mr. Gardner currently serves as a board member and Treasurer of the Lancaster Children’s Home. He previously served as chairman of the Lancaster County Partners for Youth board, and of the board of the Lancaster Housing Authority, and as president of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, and of the Lancaster Rotary Club. Additionally, Mr. Gardner is a former director of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Lancaster Community Foundation. Mr. Gardner is also a past board member of Catawba Regional Development Corporation. Mr. Gardner became a trustee of the Foundation in 2016.