Cadence Donates $1.25 Million to 17 Mississippi Nonprofits to Support Impactful Programs The number of agencies getting gifts grew by 143% and assists organizations addressing children’s education, food insecurity and women’s and family healthcare.

TUPELO, Miss. – March 22, 2024 – Cadence Bank announced donations to 17 nonprofit organizations throughout the state totaling $1.25 million supporting its corporate vision of helping people, companies and communities prosper. The number of organizations receiving donations this year grew from seven to 17, and each has innovative programs helping Mississippians in one or more critical areas: children’s education, food insecurity or women’s and family healthcare.

Dan Rollins, chairman and CEO of Cadence Bank, said the strategy for making these donations is pretty straightforward.

“We are making meaningful connections and investments in local organizations throughout Mississippi which have outstanding programs addressing areas of need and where we think our investments will make a difference,” said Rollins. “By putting our values in action, we are helping create positive impacts making for stronger communities. And strong communities build strong banks.”

Rollins added, “To us, community relationships go beyond traditional banking products and services. Whether we’re making monetary donations or engaging in hands-on volunteer work, these are ways we show we care.”

Children’s Education – $800,000 total gifts

Starkville Academy – Starkville ($50,000) Extracurricular programs, facilities

Innova Preparatory School – Hattiesburg ($50,000) Instructional programs

First Place for Youth Mississippi ($50,000) Financial literacy and independent living skills programs

Catholic Charities, Vardaman Family Life Center ($50,000) After-school reading and tutoring for kindergarten to third grade students

Canopy Children’s Solutions – Jackson ($200,000) Expanded behavioral health, educational and family support solutions

Faith Haven – Tupelo ($100,000) – Emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children

Methodist Children’s Homes – Jackson ($100,000) Expanded individual services for neglected, abandoned youth

Sally Kate Winters Memorial Children’s Home –West Point ($200,000) Emergency youth shelter and children’s advocacy programs

Food Insecurity – $200,000 total gifts

Mississippi Food Network – Jackson ($50,000) Statewide food distribution

Extra Table – Hattiesburg ($50,000) Regional food distribution

Mid-South Food Bank – Mississippi/Tennessee border ($50,000) Regional food distribution

Feeding the Gulf Coast – Gulfport ($50,000) Regional food distribution

Women’s and Family Healthcare – $250,000 total gifts

First Choice Center for Women – New Albany ($50,000) Expanded free medical testing, counseling services

Pregnancy Center of Oxford – Oxford ($50,000) Continued free medical testing and counseling to low-income women and families

Care Pregnancy Resource Center of Desoto County – Southaven ($50,000) New ultrasound equipment

Center for Pregnancy Choices – Vicksburg ($50,000) Continued free medical testing and services to women and families at or below the poverty line

Women’s Resource Center – Gulfport ($50,000) Expanded medical services, referrals, education

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About Cadence Bank

Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with approximately $50 billion in assets and over 350 branch locations across the South 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 and retirement plan management. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity, inclusion and belonging in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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