Community Involvement

Our Commitment to Community

In 2013, PlainsCapital Bank supported more than 350 organizations in the communities we serve. PlainsCapital’s commitment to the community starts at the top of the organization through our Chairman and CEO Alan B. White, who is a champion for numerous causes throughout the state of Texas. PlainsCapital employees follow White’s lead with their involvement in local civic and charitable organizations. PlainsCapital is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.

Our Commitment to Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is important to PlainsCapital, especially when it comes to young people. We are focused on preparing students for jobs, college and beyond.

PlainsCapital Bank partnered with Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) to develop a targeted financial literacy curriculum for seventh- and eighth-grade students. The curicculum, funded by PlainsCapital Bank, covers topics such as saving, budgeting, credit, taxes, loans, interest and financial responsibility. Financial literacy education is mandatory for all students in the state of Texas. PlainsCapital Bank will provide the TCEE education curriculum free of charge to teachers in the state of Texas so they can teach these principles in their own classroom. For additional information, please send an email to communityrelations@plainscapital.com.

Employees also volunteer their time to teach personal financial literacy lessons to middle school students in afterschool programs throughout Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.

PlainsCapital Bank partners with organizations that provide educational programs for underserved students in the markets where we do business. Below are the organizations we are working with to provide personal financial literacy tools to local students.

Austin

Gus Garcia Recreation Center

Gus Garcia Recreation Center, part of Austin Department of Parks & Recreation, offers youth, teen, adult, and senior programs. In addition to their “Totally Cool Totally Art” and “Teen Club” programs, the Gus Garcia Center partnered with PlainsCapital beginning in the fall of 2013 to offer personal financial literacy classes to middle school students.

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Dallas

Jubilee Park & Community Center

Jubilee Park & Community Center is a 62-block, low-income area in southeast Dallas that was established in 1997. The community center provides afterschool and summer programs for more than 100 kindergarten through eighth-grade students. PlainsCapital Corporation partnered with Jubilee Park to renovate their Teen Place and will provide personal financial literacy classes to their middle school students beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.

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Trinity River Mission

Trinity River Mission is a volunteer-based community learning center that promotes literacy and academic success and develops life skills among disadvantaged youth in the West Dallas community. Trinity River Mission serves nearly 450 children, youth, and families each year. PlainsCapital works with Trinity River Mission to deliver financial literacy classes to middle school students. 

 

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Fort Worth

H.O.P.E. Farm

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) Farm was founded in 1990 by a former Fort Worth police officer with the goal of mentoring boys from single-parent homes who lack a positive male influence in their lives. At H.O.P.E. Farm, boys learn to become responsible citizens and prepare to lead in today’s society. Boys enter the program between the ages of 5 and 7 and the program is designed to continue through high school. PlainsCapital sponsored the 2013 H.O.P.E. Farm Mother’s Day Dinner and began delivering personal financial literacy classes to sixth- through eighth-grade students in the 2013-2014 school year.

 

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Lubbock

Alderson Elementary School

In the fall of 2013, PlainsCapital began working with Alderson Elementary School to deliver personal financial literacy lessons and activities to their students. PlainsCapital Bank has partnered with students from Alderson, formerly Bozeman Elementary School and part of the Lubbock Independent School District, for more than seven years. More than 95 percent of Alderson students are economically disadvantaged.

 

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San Antonio

San Antonio Youth Association

San Antonio Youth (SA Youth) is a 26-year-old organization that promotes the positive development of underprivileged youth at risk of dropping out of school. Their primary mission is to help inner-city youth achieve their full potential by capitalizing on their strengths, talents, and skills. PlainsCapital Bank has been represented on the SA Youth board for more than four years. Beginning in 2014, our employees will deliver personal financial literacy lessons to middle school students enrolled at SA Youth. 

 

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PlainsCapital Bank has had a consistent history of giving back to the communities we serve through our volunteer efforts and financial contributions. We strive to make our communities a better place by creating long-lasting partnerships with organizations that encourage financial literacy, support education programs, and foster economic development. Let us introduce you to some of the organizations we’re passionate about.