PlainsCapital Bank’s Bob Tate Honored as a “Hero for Children” by Texas State Board of Education
PlainsCapital Bank Senior Vice President Bob Tate was recently honored as a “Hero for Children” for his volunteer service to school-age children in the local community. Tate was among 14 other volunteers who were recognized for their service at a November 16 State Board of Education meeting in Austin.
Tate was nominated for this award by Lubbock Independent School District and was selected by State Board of Education District 15 Representative Bob Craig. Tate has worked with Lubbock Independent School District for more than 30 years and is a 10-year board member and former president of the District’s Foundation for Excellence program which provides financial assistance and instruction programs for students, departments and teachers.
“I consider it quite an honor to receive this award from the State Board of Education and sincerely appreciate Lubbock ISD for nominating me,” said Tate. “I really enjoy being associated with our school system through the Foundation For Excellence and Partners-In-Education and appreciate PlainsCapital giving me the opportunity to participate in these and other programs.”
Tate’s service to the children in his community includes participation in the Bank’s Partners-In-Education program that ensures every student at Bozeman Elementary School in Lubbock receives gifts during the holiday season. Through this partnership, Bank employees are also encouraged to participate in a pen pal program with fourth-grade students to encourage reading and writing skills. In addition, PlainsCapital Bank hosts a steak cookout for the faculty and staff at the end of each school year.