Cadence Bank Donates $200,000 to Sally Kate Winters Family Services

Helping to support Mississippi’s youth impacted by child abuse and neglect

WEST POINT, Miss. — March 23, 2022
 - Cadence Bank, formerly BancorpSouth Bank, announced today its $200,000 donation to Sally Kate Winters Family Services (SKW), supporting the organization’s mission to empower children and families to seek and experience an improved quality of life.

SKW will use the donation to support the needs of families and children traumatized by child abuse and neglect. The organization will also use portions of the contribution to support their four unique programs that operate on a referral and voluntary basis—Emergency Shelter Program, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, Transitional Living Program, and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

"We believe in making a difference in the communities that we serve and are proud to support Sally Kate Winters Family Services,” Jennifer Woodruff, BancorpSouth president - West Point, Mississippi market. This is a fantastic organization that truly works hard to bring a better quality of life to children and families in need.”

SKW was formally established as Sally Kate Winters Memorial Children’s Home in 1990 by Martha Winters and Deputy Cassandra Smith. The agency was named after Ms. Winter’s only daughter, Sally Kate, who passed away in a tragic car accident. The nonprofit organization offers a variety of social services and family support to youth in need. Since its inception, SKW’s mission has been to offer the gift of humanity, love, and respect to children traumatized by child abuse and neglect.

“The overall success of the work of our agency is dependent upon local support.  Serving over 300 children and youth each year affected by child abuse, neglect, family violence, and homelessness signifies the need of safety and improved well-being for local children in crisis. The support offered through this donation brings awareness of these crimes against children and more importantly supports individualized services that are critical to impacting the cycle of child abuse that affects generations,” said Sheila Brand, executive director at Sally Kate Winters Family Services. “Cadence Bank is truly a champion for children!”

About Cadence Bank

Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with approximately $50 billion in assets and more than 400 branch locations across the South, Midwest and Texas. Cadence provides consumers, businesses and corporations with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, credit cards, commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment financing, correspondent banking, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, and personal and business insurance. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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