As a successful community bank, Gulf Coast Bank’s mission aligns with the community-driven mission of South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).
Gulf Coast Bank President and CEO, Paul Patout, is a longtime proponent of career and technical education.
Patout serves on the SLCC Foundation Board, and has invested in the college, both personally and on behalf of Gulf Coast Bank.
In 2014, the bank also partnered with a local Marine Corps League to establish a scholarship benefitting a student in Vermilion Parish, the bank’s home parish.
Gulf Coast Bank has sponsored numerous initiatives of SLCC and the Foundation, including its “Striding for Scholarships 5K” fundraising event and sponsorship of an education layout promoting SLCC in the Abbeville Meridional newspaper.
It is no surprise to SLCC that Patout and his brother, Pat, were honored as Philanthropists of the Year from the Community Foundation of Acadiana in 2015.