40 Stories for 40 Years: Robin & Norm Bagwell

by Emily Roberts | Oct 25, 2018

Bank of Texas has been a supporter of The Family Place Partners Card for 10 years, but Bank of Texas Chairman and CEO Norm Bagwell and his wife, Robin, have followed the work of The Family Place for nearly 20 years.

“It is a tremendous organization,” Norm says. “A true difference maker in our community. In another time, family violence was a tough topic to fully understand. It was a troubling issue, and people in general struggled with how to talk about it and even worse what to do about it. The relentless advocacy of The Family Place helped bring this problem out of the dark and into mainstream discussion. I think The Family Place changed the conversation, increased public awareness and acceptance, and offered help and hope to those impacted.”

Norm says Partners Card has been an incredible partnership for Bank of Texas. Over the years the relationship has grown into a multifaceted one where Bank of Texas provides the agency with advocacy, facility support, banking, and volunteers if needed.

“This has become one of our most impactful relationships, and we are proud to partner with The Family Place,” he says.

Norm and Robin are also dedicated users of Partners Card and mark the week on their calendar every year without exception—even the year Robin gave Norm a kidney.

“I was only in the hospital a couple of nights,” Robin says. “Norm’s stay was longer, and he was released on our anniversary, November 4th.  On the way home from the hospital, he and my dad stopped at Bachendorf’s to pick up an anniversary present. They couldn’t believe Norm was stopping on his way home from the hospital and asked why he didn’t get the present ahead of time, especially since this was a planned surgery. The answer was simple—it wasn’t during Partners Card!”

Join us in thanking Norm and Robin Bagwell and Bank of Texas for their commitment to Partners Card and The Family Place.