First Community Foundation Donation

First National Bank Texas presented CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties with a $5,000 gift from the First National Bank Community Foundation on Friday, June 11, 2021.

The funding will be used to provide more services in Bell and Coryell Counties specifically focused on recruiting and training new volunteers for CASA.  CASA provides specially trained volunteer advocates to represent area children who have been placed in CPS or foster care while they are going through the court ordered processes to determine their final placements.

Bank executives Joe Burnett, Executive Vice President, Deana Stafford, SVP and Director of CRA and Lending, and Patricia Cox, VP/Deputy CRA Analyst, were on hand to make the check presentation to CASA Executive Director, Kevin Kyle, and Board President Lee Ann Deal.

Lee Ann Deal stated that gifts from community foundations are especially appreciated by agencies like CASA.  “The ability to grow the number of children that CASA can serve is multiplied when we receive gifts such as this.  CASA is able to provide services to just over 10% of the children in need in our two- county area at this time, so the need for more volunteers is critical.  This generous gift from First National Bank Texas will allow us to offer more volunteer training and recruit more advocates which will allow us to impact more children”.  Executive Director Kevin Kyle added “that local corporate support like this is invaluable to our ability to support our advocates and the children we serve.  We are on a mission to find more volunteers during these critical summer months and this financial support is an excellent way to help us share the benefits that CASA can provide with more advocates.”

CASA welcomes First National Bank Texas as a new community partner and looks forward to building a beneficial relationship with FNBT.  If your company has opportunities to share resources or provide support in other ways, please reach out to our CASA office at 254-774-1881.

Left to Right: Deana Stafford, Joe Burnett, Kevin Kyle, Patricia Cox and Lee Ann Deal