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As the Official Bank of LSU Athletics, Hancock Whitney was proud to present the LSU Football National Championship Parade and Celebration, commemorating the 2019 season and the National Championship team.
In February, Hancock Whitney received the Community Champion Award from the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce for our commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism in Terrebonne Parish.
Each spring Hancock Whitney proudly serves as the signature sustaining sponsor of the Gulf Power Economic Symposium, bringing together leaders to focus on Northwest Florida's economic future.
The inaugural Hancock Whitney Classic hosted in March brought together two NCAA top-25 baseball teams to play at MGM Park, home of the Biloxi Shuckers. Together Hancock Whitney and the Biloxi Shuckers are committed to providing our clients and the communities we serve with opportunities they may not have otherwise had - including powerhouse, college athletics.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April as a gesture of our gratitude and to help our communities carry on, Hancock Whitney worked closely with many local restaurants to provide more than 8,000 meals to healthcare professionals caring for COVID-19 patients. That initiative helped businesses stay open and pay hundreds of employees while emphasizing Hancock Whitney's gratitude to #HealthcareHeroes.
Hancock Whitney committed $2.5 million for investments in communities to help people in some of the Gulf South's most vulnerable neighborhoods during the COVID-19 pandemic including $1 million for local food pantries across the Gulf South. In all, Hancock Whitney was able to provide funds to 54 organizations in five states to serve more than two million meals.
In addition to monetary donations to help combat food insecurity during the pandemic, Hancock Whitney associates also volunteered their time to help food banks package and distribute items to communities across the Gulf South.
Caring for our communities is more than just words to us. As the coronavirus pandemic continued, Hancock Whitney provided 100,000 masks to communities across our footprint.
Hancock Whitney is proud to serve 200+ communities across the Gulf South and we are humbled to be recognized for our 5-star service. We appreciate our clients in Pensacola for recognizing us as the Best Bank/Financial Institution in VIP Pensacola Magazine.
Our community partnerships are an effort to build more vibrant places to call home. We were excited to join our partners at the Mississippi Aquarium for their Grand Opening in August.
Hancock Whitney was honored to be named one of Houston’s Top 50 Banks by The Houston Chronicle in its annual CHRON100.
As part of Hancock Whitney's partnership as the official bank of the New Orleans Pelicans, Hancock Whitney donated $5,000 to eight regional charities. Through the Bank Dem Shots campaign, Hancock Whitney donated $150 for each bank shot made during select Pelicans games this season.
Within 24 hours of Hurricane Laura's landfall in western Louisiana, we were able to open a mobile financial center at our Ryan Street location and within 48 hours, most of our ATMs in the area were operable. Associates and family members from across the footprint showed up to help, serving more than 65,000 hot meals and 84,000 pounds of ice in the weeks following the storm. When Hurricane Delta arrived six weeks later, our team was there again with hot meals, ice and cash.
Hancock Whitney has deep Mississippi roots, and we are excited to have recently expanded into the Metro Jackson area with top local bankers focused on helping businesses and companies succeed.
In September, Hancock Whitney and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette announced a five-year partnership establishing Hancock Whitney as the “Official Bank of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.” Additionally, the bank will be the exclusive provider of the Ragin’ Cajuns branded debit card.
After years in the making, the University of South Alabama has a stadium of their own. Hancock Whitney Stadium is a dream come true for students, athletes, faculty, staff, alumni and South Alabama Jaguar fans everywhere.
When Hurricane Sally impacted our Alabama and Northwest Florida markets, our associates provided hot meals and ice to three different communities for several days following the storm.
Even during a year where school is a bit nontraditional, Hancock Whitney associates found creative ways to share financial education with students, knowing that solid financial basics today lead to strong financial futures tomorrow.
Hancock Whitney is proud to be the Official Bank of the New Orleans Saints. Even during an unprecedented season, we were excited to keep the #BlackAndGoldFriday spirit alive for fans everywhere.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, Hancock Whitney provided supplemental resources to five communities in Mississippi and Louisiana, severed 9,000 meals and distributed 20,000 bags of ice.
Thank you to all of our Louisiana clients for recognizing us with two Top Honors - "Top Winner" in the Best Bank category in the 2020 New Orleans CityBusiness Reader Rankings, and "Best Bank/Credit Union" by the readers of Gambit Weekly in Best of New Orleans 2020.
In November, Hancock Whitney pledged $20,000 to the University of South Alabama Leadership in Social Justice and Perseverance Scholarship designed to help promising young social justice leaders pursue higher education at USA. Aligning with Hancock Whitney’s broader corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion, the pledge also expands a long-standing educational and community partnership between Hancock Whitney and USA.
Two years after Hurricane Michael destroyed the Highway 77 financial center in Panama City, the local community celebrated the opening of the renovated financial center with a flag-raising ceremony on Veterans Day, paying tribute to the two military bases and military members who are a vital part of the Panama City community.
Bankers from across the Tampa Bay Region partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to teach financial education to students from kindergarten to 5th grade. They shared important money management lessons including spending, saving, needs, wants and paying yourself first.