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SWBC Foundation Donates $100,000 to UTSA College of Business
September 7, 2010


(San Antonio)—The SWBC Foundation has committed $100,000 to The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business in support of capital renovations for the college's Center for Professional Excellence.

"We are grateful for the investment that SWBC has made in the College of Business," said Dean Lynda de la Viña. "SWBC has been a longstanding friend to the college. With state funding decreasing, it is essential that we receive private support from the community to allow us to continue to offer innovative programming and services for both our students and the business community."

"UTSA students are the future leaders of San Antonio," said Charlie Amato, SWBC chairman and co-founder. "In fact, a number of our employees are graduates of UTSA, and their programs are top notch. Knowing that the business school is home to a number of leadership programs makes this investment vital for the local business community."

The gift will provide catalyst funding for renovations in the Center for Professional Excellence. New meeting and study space will be created for EMBA students that will allow 24-hour access to the facility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. In recognition of the SWBC Foundation gift, the College of Business will name the center's executive conference room the SWBC Leadership Commons.

The Center for Professional Excellence is the home of executive education programming in the College of Business. Recognized for its focus on transformational leadership, it offers an executive MBA program, executive training and leadership development programs.

Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World." For more information, visit http://business.utsa.edu.

Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage and investment services to financial institutions, businesses and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service and customized solutions in all 50 states. For more information, please visit SWBC's Web site at www.swbc.com.

Wendy Frost—

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