The 2019 American Bank Holiday Bear drive, held December 2-31, netted a total of 2,116 bears collected bank wide, the largest annual collection in the event’s history. In Victoria, 328 bears will be donated to the Victoria Police Officer’s Association and in Goliad, 59 bears will be donated to the Goliad County Sheriff’s Department. The 61 bears collected in Rockport were donated to Camp Aranzazu. In Corpus Christi, 1,534 bears will be donated to The Purple Door and Nueces County Court at Law No. 5, Judge Timothy McCoy. American Bank’s two Austin locations collected 113 bears for donation to Mainspring Schools. In San Antonio, 21 bears were donated to 1HOPE for Kids in their first teddy bear collection.
This marks the 26th year clients, employees, and friends of American Bank have contributed teddy bears during the holiday season. Over 20,500 bears have been collected since 1994. The bears are donated to various agencies to give to women and children who are in need of comfort and help to rebuild their lives. They serve as decorations on the Christmas trees at each of American Bank’s locations during the collection.
About American Bank
American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is an independent financial institution with assets totaling over $1.5 billion as of September 30, 2019 and 14 locations in the Texas communities of Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport, Goliad and Victoria. It also operates a network of 19 ATMs. The bank’s strategic plan includes growth in the size and scope of the bank’s operations and geographic footprint; an enhanced, exceptional banking experience for clients; and a position as a leading regional Texas bank by 2022. Services include commercial banking, with Centers of Excellence specializing in commercial real estate, medical, energy, SBA and technology lending; a full range of business and personal deposit accounts and loans; Private Banking and Wealth Management for executives and professionals; Treasury Management services; home-related loans; and a full range of electronic banking services. In addition, the bank’s subsidiaries and other partners offer trust and asset management, insurance, and non-bank investment services. Those partners include American Bank Trust and Asset Management, the American Financial Insurance Services affiliate Borden Insurance, and American Investment Services, a division of Herndon Plant Oakley Ltd., member FINRA/SIPC. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.