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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➞Independence 5K Walk - Stride & Stomp Sponsor

BCLC's 11th Annual Destination➞Independence 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.