San Antonio-based Vantage Bank Texas and seven-time LPGA winner and major champion Angela Stanford are partnering to provide educational opportunities for children whose families have been impacted by cancer. Stanford formed The Angela Stanford Foundation in 2009 to provide scholarships for students whose families affected by the disease. The foundation currently supports 20 college students through its scholarship program.
Vantage Bank Texas has a rich history of supporting community causes in markets across Texas, including Fort Worth, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. Brent White, a senior vice president at the bank, currently serves as president of The Angela Stanford Foundation. Other organizations for which Vantage Bank has provided ongoing support include the Vannie E Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation in McAllen and ChildSafe San Antonio.
“I am proud to have Vantage Bank Texas as a primary sponsor,” Stanford says. “It is critical to the foundation’s ongoing success that we align ourselves with companies like Vantage Bank who share our commitment to improving the lives of those around us.”
“Angela and Vantage Bank Texas have aligned core values,” says Jeff Sinnott, Vantage Bank Texas CEO. “We believe in sponsoring victories for children who face challenging trials. Partnering with Angela’s foundation is an honor for us and we encourage LPGA fans to continue pulling for her success and seek opportunities to support her foundation.”
“I believe you need a purpose in life and when these kids get hit hard, whether it’s themselves or their parents, we like to try to help them keep some purpose,” Stanford says.
Stanford is a native of Saginaw, Texas, and an alumnus of Texas Christian University. After a decorated collegiate and amateur career, she turned pro and immediately commenced her LPGA Tour career, which continues today after 20 seasons. She’s amassed close to $12 million in tour earnings and has enjoyed seven victories, including one major championship title.
Established in 1923, Vantage Bank Texas has branches in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Laredo, El Paso, Fort Worth, Hondo and Refugio.