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Cadence Bank Makes $500,000 Contribution to Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business to Develop Future Bankers

HOUSTON, February 23, 2021 – Cadence Bank, a subsidiary of Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE), is honored to announce its $500,000 commitment to Texas Southern University’s (TSU) Jesse H. Jones School of Business. A $250,000 three-year pledge will support the new Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP), funding scholarships to business students based on merit and financial need and designated the “Cadence Banking Scholars” program. Another $250,000 contribution will be made to the to the FBLP program endowment.

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business’s new Future Bankers Leadership Program, which will launch fall 2021, will focus on educating and preparing students who are interested in a commercial banking career, providing them with the necessary financial and business skills to succeed in the banking industry. The FBLP initiative will help drive the development and growth of prospective banking leaders from underserved minority communities, positively contributing to the industry’s future.

“Cadence is proud to expand our support of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) within our footprint as we seek to recruit and expand diverse talent,” said Myra Caldwell, chief diversity officer at Cadence Bank. “Supporting the Future Bankers Leadership Program will not only help the Texas banking community, but will provide steps for young, diverse talent to accomplish personal and career goals.”

In addition, Cadence Bank will offer three TSU FBLP students summer banking internships. The internship will allow FBLP students to gain firsthand banking knowledge and experience, setting them up for professional growth and success. 

“The Jesse H. Jones School of Business is appreciative for this very generous and transformative gift from Cadence Bank. This support will help to diversify the workforce, educate future bankers and create a significant impact in metropolitan Houston and the state of Texas,” said Dr. David Yen, dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business.

About Cadence Bank 

Cadence Bank is a leading regional banking franchise with $18.7 billion in assets as of December 31, 2020, and 98 branch locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 133 years of financial expertise, Cadence provides corporations, middle-market companies, small businesses and consumers with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, personal and business insurance, consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Clients have access to leading-edge online and mobile solutions, interactive teller machines, and more than 55,000 ATMs. The Cadence team of 1,800 associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations and helping their clients succeed financially. Cadence Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE). For additional information, visit Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS#525022.


Media Contacts:
Danielle Kernell
Cadence Bank
713-871-4051 direct | 713-392-7709 mobile
[email protected] 

Sheena Cochran
Cadence Bank
713-871-4072 direct | 281-740-4366 mobile
[email protected] 

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