Bank recognized as 2017 Community Partner of the Year, IBC Bank – Houston CEO and Chairman Honored for Decades of Service to Covenant House Texas
On April 1, Covenant House Texas (CHT) honored IBC Bank-Houston as the 2017 Community Partner of the Year at the organizations annual gala. Additionally, during the event, CHT recognized IBC Bank-Houston Chairman and CEO Jay Rogers and his wife, Julie, for their more than 30 years of service to the organization.
IBC Bank-Houston has donated tens of thousands of dollars over the years to enhance the programs and services for the youth of CHT. Rogers sat on the CHT Board of Directors for many years and is now on the advisory board. His wife, Julie, has been involved with the organization for 25 years and has been a member of the CHT Guild of Volunteers for 18 years.
“We truly appreciate the unwavering involvement of IBC Bank in our fundraising efforts to help our kids,” said CHT Executive Director Leslie Bourne. “Their support has been key to helping us continue our services and programs. We are proud to recognize Julie and Jay Rogers and IBC Bank as the honorees for our 2017 gala. Together, Julie and Jay Rogers have given more than 30 years of dedicated service to CHT and our youth. All our thanks to IBC and Julie and Jay.”
On any given night, there are between 60 and 70 individuals – including young women and children – staying at Covenant House. The mission of CHT is to offer homeless and runaway youth a safe haven from the dangers of street life and abuse as well as provide them with the necessary skills, training, and emotional support to choose positive life alternatives and develop into self-sufficient adults.
“Julie and I, in addition to the entire IBC Bank family, are grateful for the services Covenant House provides for our youth,” said Rogers. “Their commitment and dedication to helping these individuals through focusing on education and job development is perfectly inline with everything we stand for. We are proud to be a part of helping more than 3,000 youths a year to become confident and independent through the great services CHT offers.”
The CHT Guild of Volunteers coordinates CHT’s annual gala, CHT’s largest fundraising event. The gala included a silent and live auction to raise funds for the youth organization. This year the gala raised more than $760,000 to help Houston’s youth.
IBC Bank–Houston is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.8 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 194 facilities and more than 307 ATMs serving 87 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2016, IBC celebrated its 50th anniversary since it opened its doors for business in 1966. IBC Bank’s commitment to “Do More” reflects the bank’s dedication to the growth and success of both the customers and the communities it serves. International Bancshares was ranked 46th on Forbes’ prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2017. IBC Bank–Houston has been serving the area since 1997 and has a retail branch network of 15 locations. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.
COVENANT HOUSE TEXAS
Established in l983, Covenant House Texas is a non-profit human services agency that offers crisis shelter, crisis intervention, outreach and prevention, medical care, transitional housing, educational/vocational training and community-based services to runaway, and homeless youth ages 18 through 20, including pregnant moms with children. CHT offers youth sanctuary from the dangers of street life and abuse, structure in their unstructured lives and the necessary emotional support to help them choose workable life alternatives. CHT is part of an international network founded in New York City in 1968. Visit CHT’s website at www.covenanthousetx.org.