Financial Cents program honors our founders' commitment to the future

Shane Loper
November 6, 2017
Hancock and Whitney Bank were both founded in October, and each year we celebrate our companies’ anniversaries by paying forward our founders’ commitment to our communities. This year, we honored that promise by focusing on the future of our children through financial education programs at elementary, middle and high schools across our six-state footprint.
 
Financial literacy creates opportunities
We provide the Financial Cents financial literacy program at no cost to school districts or to local taxpayers through a partnership with EVERFI, Inc., the country’s leading education technology company.  This web-based, integrative financial education program teaches students essential skills they need to make sound financial decisions and take control of their financial futures.
 
More than 60 associate volunteers visited 30 classrooms and imparted "Financial Cents” to 800 students during the month of October.
   
 
Financial Cents program honors our founder's commitment to the future
Commercial Bankers Brandon Nelson and David Rolfes, left, and Director of Social Media and PR Janel Evans, far right, lead a Financial Cents class with students at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, LA.
 
 
 Financial Cents program honors our founder's commitment to the future
Senior Regional President Eric Obeck, left, and Regional President Tim Coop discussed financial skills such as how to manage credit cards and how to apply for financial aid with students at Jefferson High School in Tampa, FL. 
 
  
Financial Cents program honors our founder's commitment to the future
Financial Center Manager Fabiola Young and Regional Retail Manager Stephen David said they were gratified to be a part of teaching important financial skills to the students at Northdale Academy in Baton Rouge, LA. 
 
 
Financial Cents program honors our founder's commitment to the future
 Members of the Hancock and Whitney Marketing Department taught 5th graders at Orange Grove Elementary School in Gulfport, MS important lessons about saving their money and making responsible financial decisions.
 
 
Financial Cents program honors our founder's commitment to the future
 Business Banker Sam Bilbo believes that everyone benefits when bankers present to children in schools, and that a big part of his job is to be a resource for the communities we all serve. Here he leads a class at Petal Upper Elementary School in Petal, MS.
 
 
Financial Cents program honors our founder's commitment to the future
 Students at YES Prep in Houston, TX, participated in a class led by Financial Center Manager Rhonda Schroeder, far right. The high school curriculum includes lessons about consumer protection, investing, taxes and insurance. 
 

We are proud to support education initiatives that can lead to better opportunities for young people. By helping meet the need for financial literacy education in our public and private schools, we’re continuing our founders’ legacy of empowering young people to become responsible citizens that will build prosperous futures for our communities.

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