Spotlight

Son of a Saint salutes "Spotlight Sponsors," partners that go above and beyond in support of our mission.

Hancock Whitney
Hancock Whitney has a long history of investing in community initiatives and creating positive impact within the Greater New Orleans area. Part of this community investment is reflected in the bank’s continued partnership with Son of a Saint and their lasting commitment to create a better future for our mentees and their families.
For years, Hancock Whitney has stepped up as a generous supporter of Son of a Saint, ranging from sponsorship of the 2019 Gala to providing programmatic support to a recent multi-year pledge of $150,000 to support Son of a Saint’s “A Home For Our Boys” Capital Campaign. Within the newly envisioned Son of a Saint headquarters building, Hancock Whitney will have the Counseling and Education wing of the facility named in its honor. The bank’s support of Son of a Saint has also gone beyond funding with the development and implementation of a financial education program for mentees.
Financial education is a vital tool that when taught at an early age that can make a difference in a young person’s future. Through the Son of a Saint Financial Education Program, Hancock Whitney is providing an invaluable learning foundation for Son of a Saint’s young men, offering them the knowledge and financial know-how they will need to make smart financial decisions throughout their lives. This program shows the mentees the basics of money management, credit cards, credit scores, financing higher education, and other important money matters.
In addition to valued financial support and the financial education opportunities provided to Son of a Saint, Hancock Whitney’s associates have also become personally vested in the program. Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer, Chip Knight, sits on the Son of a Saint Board of Directors and Vice President & Corporate Portfolio Manager, Brian King, recently joined the Executive Mentor Council. Both gentlemen believe that being actively involved with the program is important in their mission to create positive impact in the community that they both live and work in.
“Like Hancock Whitney, Son of a Saint is committed to making a difference here in the New Orleans community,” says Chip Knight. “We share a vision dedicated to the future of the young men in this program and will work to ensure Son of a Saint is able to continue to inspire and shape young minds.”
As a proud partner of Son of a Saint and member of the Executive Mentor Council, Brian King says, “Hancock Whitney is a reliable, longstanding financial and community partner committed to creating opportunities for people in the places we call home. We are proud to work with Son of a Saint and the mentees in the program.
For Chip Knight, Brian King and Hancock Whitney, the continued partnership of Son of a Saint is reflective of the company as well as their own personal values. Collectively, there exists a strong belief in building a stronger community together, centered on transforming the lives of the promising young men of Son of a Saint.
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