Hancock Whitney presents over $1 Million in Grants funded by Local Foundations to Beaumont Area Nonprofits

Bill Darling, November 7, 2019

On November 6, Hancock Whitney honored 56 Southeast Texas nonprofit organizations and presented grants totaling approximately $1.3 million on behalf of six prominent Beaumont area foundations at the annual “Harvest of Giving” awards ceremony at The Event Centre in Beaumont, Texas.

The annual event promotes the charitable efforts of six local private foundations presenting these grants and celebrates nonprofit organizations that champion arts, community services, education, health, and social welfare in Southeast Texas. Each year, area nonprofits are invited to participate in a grant application process for funds from one of the six participating foundations.


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Hancock Whitney Trust and Asset Management is the trustee of the following six foundations providing grants that make “Harvest of Giving” possible:

• Helen G. Bell Charitable Trust
• H.E. & Kate Dishman Charitable Foundation Trust
• Eva Dujay Foundation–Mary Harold Medical Fund
• H.H. & Edna Houseman Charitable Trust
• Roy & M. Permenter Charitable Foundation
• B.A. & Elinor Steinhagen Benevolent Trust

Since 1981 almost 1,620 grants have been awarded to well-deserving nonprofits from the “Harvest of Giving” foundations, along with the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage Foundation. Over the past 38 years, these grants have totaled more than $30.5 million given to better the Southeast Texas region.


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John Hairston, Hancock Whitney President and CEO gives keynote address at the 2019 Harvest of Giving


Hancock Whitney President and CEO John M. Hairston presented a keynote address emphasizing the continued commitment of Hancock Whitney to the communities of Southeast Texas, and also praised the work that the honored organizations have continued to do in the aftermath of flooding this year. The ceremony also recognized the Foundation for Southeast Texas as the 2019 Hancock Whitney Community Service Award winner.


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