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April 2nd, 2015

Banc of California Partners with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for Leaders Build Day 2015

Banc of California executives traded a day at the office to experience the joy of making a difference in the community we serve at Leaders Build Day 2015. This is an exclusive event where top executives and business leaders work together to build affordable homes for limited-income families — and experience greater involvement with the overall mission of Habitat OC: transform lives and communities by helping families in need build and purchase or renovate their own homes.

April 1st, 2015

Los Angeles Conservations Corps: Life Skills Week

Banc of California is proud to partner with Los Angeles Conservation Corps during Life Skills Week where we will be providing financial literacy education centered around budgeting.

February 17th, 2015

Small Business Financial Development Corporation of Orange County - Awards Event

The event will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The Small Business Financial Development Corporation’s (SBFDC) mission is to assist small businesses in the greater Orange County region to access capital to grow their companies and provide jobs through the state loan guarantee and other capital and business development programs. Established as a non-profit corporation in 2001, SBFDC focuses on the economic development of underserved communities in California.

February 14th, 2015

Banc of California Supports Partnership for Los Angeles Schools "University Day"

Banc of California is thrilled to support Partnership for LA Schools' "University Day” and Parent College Program at Cal State Los Angeles. Over 1,200 parents and students will tour the campus and learn more about these important student/parent education programs. Parent College is a parent empowerment program designed to help parents become informed advocates for their children’s education. Through monthly academic and empowerment workshops, Parent College teaches parents to better support their children's learning at home, and to better understand the “Three R’s,” rights, roles and responsibilities.

December 19, 2014

Banc of California to Sponsor the Blind Children’s Learning Center Holiday Event

For more than 50 years, children who are blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired have received specialized training to maximize their full potential and meet meaningful goals and objectives. Parents receive support and encouragement during each and every step of their child's journey toward independence.

December 17, 2014

Banc of California Presents $50,000 Check To Support JVS BankWork$ Program

Banc of California employees presented a $50,000 check to support JVS’s BankWork$ program at its graduation and job fair event. BankWork$ prepares job seekers for positions as bank tellers as a first step on the career ladder in the financial services industry. This intensive eight-week program offers job training, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching for career advancement. The event also provided graduates of the program with an opportunity to interview for positions at Banc of California's branches. Founded in 1931, JVS helps people of all faiths and backgrounds navigate the changing job market, overcome barriers to employment and keep their dreams intact.

December 4, 2014

Banc of California to Sponsor Hispanas Organized for Political Equality 25 Years of HOPE Awards Dinner

For the past 25 years, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) has been walking hand in hand with Latinas who are pushing the limits, breaking barriers and defining what it means to be a leader. Banc of California will celebrate 25 years of HOPE meeting its mission of advancing the careers of Latinas and helping them change their communities. HOPE Board Members, corporate sponsors, volunteers and supporters will come together to celebrate HOPE's many accomplishments towards empowering Latinas in our communities, in our state, and in our nation.

December 2, 2014

Banc of California President and CEO Named "Outstanding CEO of the Year"

Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County honored Banc of California’s President and CEO, Steven Sugarman, with the “Outstanding CEO of the Year” award at their 2014 Annual Gala. The gala brings attendees from a wide range within the broader Asian community.

November 27, 2014

Banc of California Turkey Trot Pacific Palisades 2014

Banc of California will be supporting a 5K (3.1 miles) family Turkey Trot in the Pacific Palisades for a 2nd year in a row on Thanksgiving Day. The Trot also benefits Hearts With Hope, an initiative that provides medical, dental and humanitarian assistance to children with congenital heart disease in the underserved global community. The event will also be collecting canned and boxed food to donate to the Los Angeles Food Bank as well as encouraging all participants to bring donations to the event.

November 22, 2014

Los Angeles Team Mentoring: Team Works University

Banc of California is proud to sponsor LATM’s unique TeamWorks University college field trip, which brings together over 100 students from different under-served communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Banc of California staff members will mentor young middle school children, advocating for financial literacy and college planning for the future.

November 19, 2014

Banc of California Celebrates Foster Care Counts Holiday Season Gala

Banc of California celebrated Foster Care Counts Holiday Season Gala. The Gala supports the organization’s One Laptop Per Foster Youth program which provides computers to Los Angeles college-bound foster youth. Foster Care Counts is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to supporting foster youth.

November 16, 2014

Banc of California is Proud to be the Path to the Future Sponsor at the 2014 JVS Gala Tribute Dinner

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) 2014 Gala will honor the Felsenthal Family. JVS Los Angeles offers hope and opportunity to our diverse community through job training, mentoring and education, combined with expert career guidance and employer partnerships, transforming lives and empowering individuals to achieve dignity and independence.

November 14, 2014

Banc of California Sets Two Guinness World Records® for Financial Literacy Training Teaching 6,000 At-Risk Youths

Banc of California, Inc. announced today that its presentation of the "World's Largest Financial Literacy Education Event," featuring a keynote speech from President Bill Clinton, was officially certified by Guinness World Records® as breaking two records: the Biggest Ever Financial Literacy Training and Biggest Ever Financial Literacy Training in One Venue.

November 13, 2014

Banc of California supports USC Athletics Kids Corner Tailgate

Banc of California was proud to support USC Athletics and its Kids Corner Tailgate. The bank provided food and tickets to the Cal game for over 3,000 children from schools in surrounding communities. The bank also provided financial literacy workbooks.

November 13, 2014

Banc of California to Sponsor Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation 19th Annual Eddy Awards

The event will honor Anthony Pritzker, UCLA and Honda. The Eddy Awards® is one of the most prestigious awards programs to recognize leadership in economic development in business and government throughout Los Angeles County. The Eddy Awards® also support fulfillment of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s mission to attract, retain, and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County.

November 3, 2014

Banc of California to Sponsor Los Angeles Team Mentoring 16th Annual Soiree

Los Angeles Team Mentoring’s 16th Annual Soiree takes place in the Fall of every year, and attracts a crowd of dedicated supporters from Los Angeles’ business and philanthropic community. The event will honor Shine America with service to the Community Award, in recognition of their outstanding service to LATM’s program. All proceeds of the soiree directly benefit youth mentoring programs, which are provided free of charge to over 1,000 students each year.

October 29, 2014

Banc of California Partners with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for Team Build Day

Banc of California teamed up to help Habitat for Humanity to eliminate substandard housing through construction, rehabilitating and preserving homes. The team worked tirelessly, shoveling dirt and concrete, cleaning out trash from the townhome units, and moved lumber, cabinets, supplies form one location to another. This was the Banc of California’s third group volunteer “Build Out” for these townhomes in Cypress.

October 23, 2014

Banc of California to Sponsor The National Asian American Coalition 11th Annual Homeownership and Economic Development Conference

NAAC is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 which allowed the Asian American community to grow from 1 million to 20 million today. Join Black, Latino and Asian American community leaders, representatives from government and corporations in a conference that will include workshops on homeownership, youth financial education and small business development programs.

October 22, 2014

Banc of California to Sponsor Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles 31st Anniversary Dinner

The Anniversary Dinner is a signature annual event that benefits Advancing Justice – LA through the generous support of many individuals, companies and foundations. It celebrates the organization’s accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services. Additionally, the organization honors partners who have made a significant impact on the community. This event is attended by over 1,200 guests, including elected officials, community partners, members of the local Asian American bar associations and leaders from the corporate, legal and nonprofit sectors.

October 2, 2014

President Bill Clinton to Keynote Banc of California’s Financial Literacy Education Event Nov. 9th at USC

President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States, will keynote the world’s largest financial literacy education event on November 9, 2014 at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center. Presented by Banc of California, the event will include over 5,000 at-risk youth from communities throughout Southern California.

October 1, 2014

Banc of California’s President and CEO, Steven Sugarman, to give speech at Awards Ceremony in honor of 60th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, a coalition of America’s most prominent faith leaders, bank executives, business entrepreneurs and the Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau present The National Faith Leaders, Educators, Small Business and Youth Conference, an economic empowerment summit on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th.

September 4, 2014

Banc of California Announces Community Benefits Goals

Banc of California, N.A., the banking subsidiary of Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC), today announced its Community Benefits Goals which demonstrate the positive benefits that the closing of the pending Popular Community Bank branch acquisition will have for the communities it serves.

August 21, 2014

Community Leaders and Organizations Serving LMI Community Rally to Support Acquisition of Popular Community Bank Branches

Includes letters of support from:

2 Brothers Construction, Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, AmPac Tri-State CDC, Inc., AOF/Pacific Affordable Housing Corporation, Bread of Life Rescue Mission, Centro Latino for Literacy, Christian Community International Orange County, Clearinghouse CDFI, Community Action Partnership of Orange County, Family Service Association, Fullerton Technology Foundation, Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Incorporated, Habitat for Humanity, Jewish Vocational Service, Junior Achievement of Southern California, Kennedy Commission, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Mary Erickson Community Housing, Mary’s Shelter, National Asian American Coalition, Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles, Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, NeighborWorks Orange County, NetServe Systems, Inc., OASIS Center International, Orange County Community Housing Corporation, San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Foundation Development Corporation of Orange County, Taller San Jose, and The Association of Financial Development Corporations.

August 12, 2014

Banc of California Named Outstanding Community Partner in Orange County

Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC) is proud to present Gary Dunn and Banc of California with the “Outstanding Community Partner” award for their dedication to community partnerships in helping to promote economic opportunity and stability for many Southern California families struggling to make ends meet particularly in underserved ethnic minority communities.

July 23, 2014

Banc of California Announces Investment in Pan American Bank

Banc of California teamed with banking partners to lead the recapitalization of Los Angeles-based Pan American Bank. This capital infusion will serve to recapitalize Pan American and support the sustainability of the oldest Latino-led bank in the Western United States.

July 21, 2014

Banc of California Thanks Community Organizations For Their Support

Banc of California is grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support for its acquisition of Popular Community Bank’s branches in California, and thanks community organizations with ads in both Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.

July 14, 2014

Banc of California and San Diego State University Athletics Partner to Tackle Financial Literacy

Banc of California teamed up with San Diego State University (SDSU) Athletics to announce a focus on financial literacy as the company was named an "Official Banking Partner of SDSU Athletics." To launch the relationship, Banc of California employees and SDSU Athletics staff hosted a Tickets for Kids event at the Fowler Athletics Center on SDSU campus which engaged more than 100 children from SDSU partner programs with financial literacy classes, pep talks and sports workstations with SDSU coaches, as well as the announcement of a 3,000-ticket giveaway to Aztec Football games to low-income students in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus.

July 4, 2014

Pacific Palisades Annual 4th of July Parade

Banc of California’s Pacific Palisades branch was proud to sponsor and participate in the Annual Pacific Palisades 4th of July Parade as Banc of California proudly saluted our great country and the communities in which we live and serve.

June 27, 2014

22nd Annual HBCOA "On Course" Golf Tournament

Banc of California was proud to be the Title Sponsor for the 22nd Annual Huntington Beach Council on Aging “On Course” Golf Tournament at Meadowlark Golf Club in Huntington Beach. The proceeds from this tournament will help support low income seniors and their families through many beneficial programs offered by the Michael E. Rodgers Senior Center and Huntington Beach Seniors Outreach Center.

June 24, 2014

Banc of California Focuses on Financial Literacy as Part of USC Athletics Sponsorship

Banc of California focuses on financial literacy in cooperation with the University of Southern California Athletics department as the company was named the "Official Bank of USC Athletics." Banc of California employees and USC Athletics staff hosted a Trojan’s Kids Corner event, which engaged more than 100 children with financial literacy classes, pep talks and sports workstations, as well as the announcement of a 20,000-ticket giveaway to low-income students in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus.

June 10, 2014

Orange County Community Outreach Meeting

Banc of California establishes a dialogue with Orange County community leaders and stakeholders to understand the priorities and needs of the market service area jointly served by each organization and the bank.

June 9, 2014

Los Angeles Community Outreach Meeting

Banc of California establishes a dialogue with Los Angeles community leaders and stakeholders to understand the priorities and needs of the market service area jointly served by each organization and the bank.

June 4, 2014

Habitat for Humanity

Banc of California’s Community Banking group partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for deserving families in Orange County, bringing them one step closer to their dream of home ownership.

May 8, 2014

Banc of California's President and CEO, Steven Sugarman, gives Keynote Speech at JVS Business Awards Luncheon

Nearly 400 friends, supporters and financial partners of Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) celebrated the life-changing efforts of JVS to put Angelenos back to work, one job at a time, during their 17th Annual Strictly Business Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. NBC 4 Weatherman Fritz Coleman served as Master of Ceremonies, and the keynote address was delivered by Banc of California President and CEO Steven Sugarman. The luncheon drew an enthusiastic crowd and generated over $300,000 in critical funding.

May 2, 2014

Banc of California Announces Investment in Clearinghouse CDFI

Banc of California announces that it has made a $705,000 investment in Clearinghouse CDFI, a mission-based lending institution serving low to moderate income communities in California and Nevada. The Company’s investment was the single largest one-time purchase of shares in Clearinghouse CDFI.

April 24, 2014

Banc of California Named "Community Partner of the Year" by Los Angeles Conservation Corps

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the largest urban conservation corps in the nation and a pre-eminent youth development organization, named Banc of California its “Community Partner of the Year” at the organization’s Spring Luncheon Celebration. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a longtime supporter of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Senior Advisor to Banc of California, accepted the honor on the Bank’s behalf.

November 28, 2013

2013 Pacific Palisades 5K Turkey Trot

Banc of California sponsored the Inaugural Pacific Palisades 5K Turkey Trot. This Thanksgiving Day run benefitted “Hearts with Hope,” an initiative which provides medical, dental and humanitarian assistance to children with congenital heart disease in underserved global communities.

November 21, 2013

Foster Care Counts Charity Event

Foster Care Counts aims to improve the lives of children in foster care and those transitioning out of the foster system by providing stimulus to established foster care organizations through financial support, operational participation, and public exposure. Banc of California was excited to support this endeavor at the 2013 Foster Care Charity Event.

November 20, 2013

Los Angeles Team Mentoring 15th Annual Soiree

Banc of California's CEO, Steven Surgarman, was honored at the Los Angeles Team Mentoring 15th Annual Soiree. The fundraising event recognized Banc of California and CEO Steven Sugarman's leadership in providing college awareness and financial literacy to over 800 students at LATM's Team Works University college field trip.

November 16, 2013

Los Angeles Team Mentoring: Team Works University

Banc of California proudly sponsored LATM’s unique TeamWorks University college field trip, which brought together over 800 students from eleven different under-served communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Banc of California staff members mentored young middle school children, advocating for financial literacy and college planning for the future.

October 15, 2013

Banc of California Announces Launch of the Banc of California Foundation

Banc of California announces the launch of the Banc of California Foundation (the “Foundation”). The Foundation will focus its resources on community and economic development activities that further Banc of California's Community Reinvestment Act objectives in the communities it serves.