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October 29, 2015

LA CADA - An Evening of Miracles - Miracle of Health Sponsor

Plan now to join us as we celebrate L.A. CADA's 44th Anniversary of providing services to the residents of Los Angeles County, and acknowledge the achievements of the many individuals who have benefited from our services.

Our Mission is to save lives, unite families, and protect the community through addiction counseling and healthy living education.

October 29, 2015

Junior Achievement - Finance Park

16 Banc volunteers will provide an inter-active budgeting lesson to 65 members of the LA Job Corps at Junior Achievement of Southern California Finance Park.

At JA Finance Park, students are given a unique life profile after answering a series of future lifestyle questions. Their life profile includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this new adult persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decision regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more.

October 24, 2015

Fullerton Technology Foundation - Toast to Learning Wine Auction - Alice's Imperial Sponsor

Fullerton Arboretum

This year marks the 10th anniversary of FTF's Toast to Learning Wine Auction & Gala, honoring distinguished members of our community. This event brings together business, civic and community leaders as well as Fullerton residents who support FTF & FEF's mission of a world class education for each Fullerton student. The evening includes cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and fine dining.

October 23, 2015

National Asian American Coalition - 12th Annual Economic Development and Empowerment Conference - Platinum Sponsor

South San Francisco Convention Center

The National Asian American Coalition invites you our Twelfth Annual Economic Development and Housing Conference in San Diego. Please join a broad range of Black, Latino and Asian American community and church leaders, as well as key officials from government and corporations, at a conference that will include workshops and an emphasis on homeownership, youth financial education and small business development. The theme of this year's conference will focus on the passage of the historic "Immigration and Nationality Act Of 1965," also known as the "Asian civil rights act."

October 22, 2015

Oasis Center International - Financial Literacy Presentation

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Santa Ana

Banc of California will have 8 of our branch managers provide financial literacy presentation to 2nd and 3rd grade students of MLK Jr. Elementary School. The budget will introduce the concepts of budgeting, saving, buying decisions and setting goals. OASIS has successfully completed an 18-week after-school arts mentoring program with an Architectural Design curriculum at MLK Jr. Elementary School. We have partnered with Oasis to incorporate financial literacy into their program.

October 21, 2015

Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition - Comedy Show for Autism - Red Sponsor

Fox Theater Fullerton

In observance of those with special needs in our community and in support of Fullerton autism charities and special education programs, the sold-out Fullerton Cares "Comedy Show for Autism" benefit comedy night has been going strong for over five years, featuring nationally headlining comics at the historic Fox Theatre Fullerton. The show was the first ever stand-up comedy show held in the historic Fox Theatre, a venue that has been a central feature in Fullerton for over 80 years. Says Summer Dabbs, Director at Fullerton Cares, "Comedy Show for Autism benefits a cause that is very special to me and I am proud that we have the ability to make a difference and spread autism awareness in our community."

October 16, 2015

Inner-City Arts - Imagine Awards 2015 - Bronze Sponsor

The arts and creativity are transformational, and by engaging young people in their own creative process, Inner-City Arts is helping shape a society of creative, confident and collaborative individuals.

The Imagine Awards is Inner-City Arts' signature fundraising event and all contributions directly support free arts education for underserved youth in Downtown LA. Please join us at the historical Vibiana as we celebrate the transformational power of the arts and help unlock the creative potential of LA's youth.

October 16, 2015

Hollywood Police Action League - Financial Literacy Presentation

Los Angeles City College

The Bank will have 16 employees provide general financial literacy presentations to youths ages 11-18.

The Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL), a community-based crime prevention program, provides young people with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs. Through interaction with police officers in recreational, educational, athletic and fine arts activities, young people are given the opportunity to form healthy, positive attitudes toward the police, the society and the laws they represent.

October 15, 2015

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles - 32nd Anniversary Dinner - Bronze Circle Sponsor

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.

Manisha Merchant serves as the Secretary on the Executive Committee.

October 14, 2015

Los Angeles Team Mentoring - 17th Annual Soiree - Platinum Sponsor

Los Angeles Team Mentoring's Annual Soiree takes place in the Fall of every year, and attracts a crowd of dedicated supporters from Los Angeles' business and philanthropic community. Sponsorship of the soiree directly benefits our youth mentoring programs which are provided, free of charge, to over 1,000 students each year.

Our mission is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives.

Steven Sugarman, CEO, serves on the Board of Directors of this organization.

October 14, 2015

Christ Our Redeemer Community Development Corporation - Financial Literacy Presentation

We will have 9 bank employees providing financial literacy presentations that will focus on credit to senior class of Anaheim High School.

COR Community Development Corporation (COR CDC) is committed to economically empowering impoverished communities by forming partnerships with public and private sectors. Located in Orange County, our organization provides services in the areas of education, financial literacy, affordable housing and civic engagement.

October 11, 2015

Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Foundation - 3rd Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe - Masters of Wine Sponsor

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Stroll around the historic and iconic grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on October 11, 2015 while sampling fine wines and beverages from around the Rancho Santa Fe area. Our local restaurants will be offering a taste sampling of their best dishes and desserts. Top musicians will be entertaining the crowd in this relaxed setting. The silent auction and raffle are some of the evening's highlights.

The heart of the Rotary Club is to help others. With that in mind, the proceeds from this Rotary event will benefit: Miracle Babies, The RSF Community Center, The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, Kids Kingdom Orphanage, International Relief Teams, Just in Time, The Pendleton Cottages Project, The San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, The Rotary Foundation.

Please join us for a Wonderful Night and a Worthy Cause!

October 10, 2015

Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton - Annual Auction, Dinner and Dance - Platinum Level Sponsor

For over 60 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton has offered our youth a safe place to be during after-school hours coupled with programs that enhance their educational, civic, leadership and arts abilities. Our Fundamental Campaign "Stand Up for Kids" runs year-round to help balance the cost to run our programs and services. Individual giving is the driving force behind our ability to support the 1,500+ kids who pass through our doors. It just takes one donation to make a difference.

October 9, 2015

LISC San Diego - Neighborhood Champions Breakfast - Neighborhood Partner

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

Presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co., LISC San Diego's first Innovations in Community Development roundtable breakfast will highlight "best practices" in local community and economic development programs. The dynamic agenda will spotlight innovative public-private partnerships to foster investment in neighborhood economic development activities. Bringing together leaders in community and economic development who support, fund, partner or advocate for neighborhood development in San Diego, this program will convene neighborhood stakeholders, share best-practices, discuss new initiatives and recognize successful programs that have made a difference in San Diego's communities.

October 7, 2015

Centro Latinos for Literacy - Manos Amigas Graduation - Literacy Champion Sponsor

Crescent Arms Hall

Centro Latino for Literacy (Centro Latino) teaches non\0x2010literate Spanish\0x2010speaking adults to read and write in Spanish as a foundation to learn English. Founded in 1991 as a non\0x2010profit organization, Centro Latino creates innovative solutions that transform lives through literacy. Over 5,600 non\0x2010literate adults have learned basic literacy skills, including math, grammar, and personal finances.

October 4, 2015

Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara - High Esteem Luncheon

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County works to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence by providing prevention and intervention services and by challenging society's attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to effect social change.

October 4, 2015

Interface Children & Family Services - Farm to Table - Platinum Sponsor

The 2nd Annual Farm to Table Benefit Presented by Union Bank will be held Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Sherwood Country Club from 4pm to 8pm. Based on the success of last year's event, we expect to attract over 300 philanthropic leaders from the local community and to be among the most notable fundraisers taking place in our region. This magical evening emceed by Andrew Firestone will bring people together to nourish our roots and celebrate community. Incorporating produce provided by local farmers, you will experience a culinary experience that brings the freshest ingredients to the table in creative and tasteful ways. The evening will begin with an elegant silent auction and cocktail hour followed by a dinner program and live auction.

October 3, 2015

Friends of Pathways - Hot Havana Nights 19th Annual Fundraiser - Gold Sponsor

Pathways to Independence's mission is to assist young women in getting an education and becoming independent self-sufficient members of society. This occurs by providing the love, support and resources they require to heal emotionally and live productively. Many of our clients come from alcoholic families. Many have experienced years of incest or other forms of abuse. Some spent years in foster care or even became indigent.

September 19, 2015

Project Access - 10th Annual Keys to Success Gala - Silver Sponsor

Samueli Theater

Mission: To be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors. Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active.

September 19, 2015

Voices for Children - Starry Starry Night Gala - Honarary Committee

Save the Date for the 13th annual Starry Starry Night gala on Saturday, September 19, 2015, taking place again at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Join event co-chairs Stephanie Bergsma and Dwight Hare for a beautiful night under the stars, including gourmet cuisine, musical entertainment, and an exciting live auction--all to support the life-changing work of our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who advocate for San Diego County foster children in Court, in schools, and in the community.

More than 340 supporters of Voices for Children gathered for last year's Starry Starry Night gala which grossed a record-breaking $1.36 million for the foster children we serve.

Jamie Smart, VP Branch Manager of Rancho Santa Fe, is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the organization.

September 19, 2015

Taller San Jose - Light Up A Life - Platinum Sponsor

Promenade & Gardens by Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa

Taller San Jose will host its annual Light Up A Life gala to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The gala is to be a memorable evening under the stars. The gala features a live and silent auction, Amigo scholarship drive, car raffle, student speaker and gourmet dinner.

Taller San Jose (St. Joseph's Workshop) provides disadvantaged young adults with the life skills and job training needed to live more productive and self-actualized lives. Taller San Jose gives young people, who are unemployed, out of school, in and out of the criminal justice system and/or pregnant or parenting, the chance to start over. The organization demonstrates an unwavering acceptance of others for whom and where they are on their life trajectories and is committed to empowering youth to realize their strengths and positively impact their futures.

September 17, 2015

The Country Friends - Art of Fashion - Copper Sponsor

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The nonprofit announced recently that it is honored to partner for the 11th straight year with South Coast Plaza, an international destination known for luxury shopping, personal service, and upscale amenities. Proceeds from the fashion show and luncheon, featuring boutique shopping and the Apres Affaire wine tasting, benefit more than 30 San Diego County charities, including Angel's Depot, Armed Services YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Burn Institute, Canine Companions, Hospice of The North Coast, Mama's Kitchen, Pro Kids The First Tee of San Diego, Promises2Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, and many more.

The organization's primary exempt purpose is to raise funds to support human care agencies located in San Diego County.

September 17, 2015

JVS Women's Leadership Network - 3rd Annual Conference Woman to Woman Living Your Authentic Life - Impact Sponsor

The Skirball Cultural Center

The conference is produced by the JVS Women's Leadership Network (WLN), a donor support group for all of JVS' programs serving girls and women in crisis or transition. The WLN focuses on WoMentoring, an innovative career mentoring program that matches women in career transition with professional women in established careers. Founded in 1998, the program supports women with a clear career direction as they work to advance their professional goals and personal development. Successful mentees are encouraged to return to the program as mentors, and the program is developing a component to serve women veterans.

September 15, 2015

Oasis Center International - 2nd Annual Illumination Reception - Patron of the Arts Sponsor

The mission of OASIS is to positively impact "at risk" youth through a replicable Arts Mentoring Program and to enhance the skills of local artists by establishing an internationally acclaimed Art Academy and Performing Arts Center.The vision of OASIS is to inspire a generation of youth to fulfill the highest level of life achievement possible through discovery and development of their inherent creative gifts.Gary Dunn, EVP Community Development, serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of this organization.

September 30, 2015

Hollywood Police Action League - 12th Annual Pal Awards - Host Sponsor

The Hollywood Police Activities League will present the 12th Annual Hollywood PAL Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 30th from 6-9pm at the Avalon in Hollywood. This highly anticipated Gala will be themed ROCK EVOLUTION and feature live music and performances, all the while celebrating the PAL mission to build trust between cops and at-risk youth. All proceeds raised from this event will be used to provide enrichment activities and fund PAL's ongoing crime prevention programs for children ages 6-17 in Hollywood. The evening program will include an awards presentation honoring the recipient of the 2015 Community Leadership Award, as well as PAL Kid-of-the-Year. The fundraising success of this event directly impacts the number of kids we will be able to serve in 2016.

September 15, 2015

Banc Home Loans Supports Martinez Family in Achieving Dream of Homeownership

On September 15, 2015, the Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County celebrated the realization of a long-time dream of homeownership for the Martinez family. After working numerous hours for Habitat for Humanity projects within Sonoma County, the foundation selected the Martinez family as a "Habitat Partner Family" as a tribute to their dedication.

Staying true to its nationally-renowned reputation of work with Community Land Trust Networks, our Banc Home Loans Santa Rosa Branch successfully funded the Martinez family's loan for a new home. We are proud to have played a role in the realization of this dream, as it marks another step in our journey toward building California's bank.

August 8, 2015

Mary Erickson Community Housing
Sunset at Salt Creek - Presenting Sponsor

Over the past 12 years, guests at Mary Erickson Community Housing's annual fundraiser, "Sunset at Salt Creek", have enjoyed beautiful sunsets, along with delicious food. However, no previous sunset compared to the spectacular sunset last year that filled the sky and provided a backdrop for this unique fundraiser held on the beach in Dana Point. This year's event will be held on Friday August 7, 2015 Mary Erickson Community Housing is a San Clemente based organization that provides safe, affordable housing and educational opportunities to promote self-sufficiency for low income families. Fundraisers like "Sunset at Salt Creek" are essential for the organization's success.

July 30, 2015

JA Finance Park

At JA Finance Park, students are given a unique life profile after answering a series of future lifestyle questions. Their life profile includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this new adult persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decision regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more.

July 27, 2015

Young Eisner Scholars - Financial Literacy Presentation

Lennox Middle School - Financial literacy presentation focused on savings and credit provided to a group of middle school students.

YES' mission is to level the educational playing field for promising children in underserved communities, building leadership for a brighter America. YES identifies these students in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Appalachia and provides them with every opportunity to ensure their success in high school, their admission to college, their placement in their first job, and beyond. YES Scholars and their families receive the necessary support required for their achievement and remain engaged with YES for life.

July 25, 2015

Inner-City Arts - Summer on Seventh - Supporting Sponsor

One night each summer, Angelenos descend upon Inner-City Arts, turning our award-winning campus into the creative epicenter of Los Angeles. Art lovers from all over, including young professionals, Downtown residents and our friends from the neighboring Arts District converge at the corner of 7th and Kohler to celebrate the transformational power of creativity.

All proceeds support free arts education for underserved youth.

June 24, 2015

Junior Achievement - Finance Park

At JA Finance Park, students are given a unique life profile after answering a series of future lifestyle questions. Their life profile includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this new adult persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decision regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more.

June 24, 2015

National Latina Business Womens Association Los Angeles - 12th Annual Honoring Latina in Business Awards - Copper Sponsor

National Latina Business Women Association-Los Angeles (NLBWA-LA) meets the needs of the rapid growth and ranks of Latina entrepreneurs, executives and corporate professionals from the Greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to encourage Latinas to develop their business and professional skills and to meet their career goals through education, business referrals and networking by building relationships.

June 23, 2015

Junior Achievement - Finance Park

36 Banc volunteers helped provide an inter-active budgeting lesson to 55 students at Junior Achievement of Southern California Finance Park. At JA Finance Park, students are given a unique life profile after answering a series of future lifestyle questions. Their life profile includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this new adult persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decision regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more.

June 18, 2015

Project Access - Financial Literacy Presentation

Project Access envisions that all residents of affordable housing communities have the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency and maximize their full potential.

Project Access's mission is to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors. Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active.

June 17, 2015

Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce - 6th Annual Business Awards and Business Match Marking Event - Silver Sponsor

Join us for the most dynamic business event in Los Angeles. The event attracts over 500 Latino business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs to celebrate the accomplishments of Latinos in various industries and features a Business Matchmaking event where attendees maximize procurement opportunities.

June 13, 2015

The Watts Cinema and Education Center - Frame by Frame Fundraising Event - Silver Sponsor

Just as a movie is made one frame at a time - with each scene leading us toward the end of the story - you have played a feature role in bringing the Wattstar saga to what we know will be a Grand Opening conclusion. WCEC recognizes you for being there "Frame by Frame".

The mission of the Watts Cinema and Education Center Inc. is to erect and operate the building (Wattstar) that will facilitate quality family entertainment, educational enrichment, global communications, and economic development through job training and business development in the entertainment industry.

June 3, 2015

Los Angeles Youth Network - 30th Anniversary Key of Hope Gala - Bronze Sponsor

Thirty years ago, the Los Angeles Youth Network was established to empower homeless runaway and foster youth become self-sufficient. Thanks to the generous support of friends like you, LAYN provides food, shelter and guidance to more than 500 youth each year.

We have much to celebrate at our 30th Anniversary Key of Hope Gala - Unlocking the Possibilities for our Homeless and Foster Youth, to be held on Wednesday, June 3rd. The Gala will be an exciting experience as we dine on the stage of the Greek Theatre, featuring friends, music, entertainment, a four-star meal and a silent and live auction.

Councilman Mitch O'Farrell is our Honorary Gala Chair and one of our honorees for the evening will be Mr. Brian Folb. We will also have some surprises because after all - it's our 30th anniversary!

We hope that you will be able to join us as a Table Sponsor. Your sponsorship will help Los Angeles Youth Network provide services to homeless runaway and foster youth on an on-going basis: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

June 3, 2015

Oasis Center International - Financial Literacy Presentation

We provided a financial literacy presentation to a class of 25 third graders at MLK JR Elementary School in Santa Ana. The school is part of an after-school program that Oasis provides an arts mentoring program with an Architectural Design curriculum for 18 weeks.

The mission of OASIS is to positively impact "at risk" youth through a replicable Arts Mentoring Program and to enhance the skills of local artists by establishing an internationally acclaimed Art Academy and Performing Arts Center.

May 28, 2015

Junior Achievement of Southern California

Junior Achievement of Southern California prepares youth to succeed in a global economy. Dedicated to teaching financial literacy, volunteers from Banc of California partnered with Junior Achievement on May 28th to teach eager-to-learn 6th graders about creating a balanced monthly budget and making important financial decisions. By the end of the day, the class of 6th graders learned valuable lessons that they can put to use as they continue to improve their financial literacy.

May 16, 2015

Blind Children's Learning Center - 11th Annual Destination\0x279EIndependence 5K Walk - Stride & Stomp Sponsor

BCLC's 11th Annual Destination\0x279EIndependence 5K Walk is a non-competitive walk for individuals and teams including; children, friends, family, corporate sponsors and even virtual walkers wishing to take part in helping children to maximize their full potential.

May 16, 2015

Mychal's Learning Place - Mychal's Luncheon - Table Sponsor

Mychal's Learning Place believes that children and adults with developmental disabilities deserve to be challenged with opportunities that build self-esteem and independence, creating long term success for life.

In doing so, we encourage each child and adult to develop their individual talents and the skills necessary for them to interact and contribute to society.

We believe that no disability should ever hinder the growth, passion, success, or independence of those who are willing to try.

May 7, 2015

OC Human Relations - Awards 44 - BRIDGES School Level Sponsor

Join OC Human Relations' AWARDS 44 Dinner & Fundraiser to honor Orange County's unsung heroes who have made exemplary contributions to human relations issues in schools, cities, businesses, and police departments in our community. Event proceeds will support OC Human Relations' youth programming, community building and dispute resolution.

May 7, 2015

UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Program - Financial Literacy Presentation

The UCLA Guardian Scholars Program provides support to UCLA students who are current or former foster youth. Through individual mentoring and referral to campus resources, the Guardian Scholars Program works to support student's academic achievement and personal development and promote the realization of student's educational and career goals.

A group of employees from Private Bank will be providing a general financial literacy presentation to about 30 students.

May 4, 2015

Junior Achievement of Southern California - 20th Annual Golf Classic - Golf Cart Sponsorship

Proceeds from this event are critical for JA SoCal to continue providing life changing programs to students in Southern California. These programs are delivered at no cost to students and JA SoCal relies on funding from individuals, corporations and foundations. You are making a difference in the lives of these children by participating in this world-class event! Thank you!

May 2, 2015

Community Action Partnership of Orange County - 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala - Signature Sponsor

This is Community Action Partnership of Orange County's signature fundraising event to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. This unforgettable evening will bring together Orange County's top business professionals to kick off this milestone celebration. The evening will glimpse at Community Action Partnership of Orange County's vibrant history and culture of helping people and changing lives. We will be celebrating with delectable food, dazzling entertainment, and delightful company! CAPOC changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. The agency cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

April 30, 2015

LACC - Annual Spring Luncheon Celebration - Park Builder Sponsor

For more than a quarter century, the LA Conservation Corps has saved young lives in some of our harshest communities. We offer jobs, and education and, most importantly, the belief that these young people matter. For their part, they make the City of LA more livable - planting trees, cleaning streets and alleys, building parks and gardens, leading LA River tours and recycling. We invite you to celebrate these determined young people with us at our Annual Spring Luncheon.

April 27, 2015

3rd Annual KidWorks - Classic Golf Tournament - Contest Sponsor

On Monday, April 27th KidWorks, Santa Ana, will hold its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, presented by Citadel Outlets, at Aliso Viejo Country Club. An unusual twist makes this OC tournament unique, which organizers call "A Taste of Santa Ana". Selected Orange County restaurants, most from the trendy downtown Santa Ana dining quarters, will be throughout the course serving golfers gourmet food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverages.

Since 1993, KidWorks has been transforming the lives of at-risk children, families and communities in central Santa Ana, California, through educational support, health and fitness programs, and spiritual and leadership-development activities, which begin with preschoolers and follow youth into their college years. The fruit of KidWorks' transformational work permeates through the entire County of Orange and beyond.

April 2, 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 1, 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 17, 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 14, 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.