Torrey Pines Bank host Social Impact Press Conference
Torrey Pines Bank announced its total cash back contributions to non-profit organizations was over $64,000 and further announced the bank more than doubled its previous year’s contribution. According to Gary Cady, CEO for the bank, “This is just another strong indicator that we are meeting the needs of non-profit organizations and that there is a general flight to quality financial institutions, like Torrey Pines Bank”. Cady further commented "As residents of San Diego County, we all have a personal stake in the economic welfare of this community. This is our home - not just one of many places we do business. And we are fortunate that the demands of our business are well aligned with our desire to make a positive impact in our community."
As part of the bank’s Charitable Contributions Program, Torrey Pines Bank makes an annual contribution for non-profits to use toward their causes. Since inception in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank has contributed close to $1 million in charitable donations to its customers’ endeavors.
Rudy Johnson, CEO of Neighborhood House Association and Rudy Hasl, President and Dean of Thomas Jefferson School of Law drew from first hand accounts of their experience with the bank and offered warm felt client testimonials. A number of non â€“ profit customers received their “live” checks prior to the conference including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The National MS Society, Neighborhood House Association, Social Advocates for Youth, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Congregation Beth Am, and Head North Foundation. In total 69 non â€“ profit organizations will receive checks this year through the program.
Additionally, the bank announced a contribution to Accion San Diego, to support the organization’s micro loan financing program for small business entrepreneurs. According to Elizabeth Makee, Executive Director for Accion San Diego “our local banking partners are crucial to the growth of our program and our local small business owners. Torrey Pines’ investment in ACCION will help us to further leverage our capital and meet the heightened demand of entrepreneurs in need of loans to grow their enterprises.”
Jason Burns, CEO for Profits 4 Purpose provided closing remarks to the conference by punctuating the Bank’s commitment to strategically aligning its core business objectives with its social commitment and utilizing the Profits 4 Purpose online module which helps companies track and assess the social impact it’s making in its respective community.
$50,000 Check Presentation to Accion San Diego
Neighborhood House Association, Don Rickman, Relationship banker
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Linda Stouffer, Relationship Banker
Torrey Pines High School Foundation, Don Schempp, Relationship Banker
Head North Foundation, Tim Himstreet, Relationship Banker
Say San Diego, Renee Osuna, Relationship Banker
TACHS, Linda Stouffer, Relationship Banker
La Jolla Rotary Foundation, Linda Stouffer, Relationship Banker
Rich Israel, National MS Society, Craig Nelson, Relationship Banker
Gary Cady, CEO, Torrey Pines Bank
Jason Burns, CEO, Profits 4 Purpose
Michael Moskowitz, Congregation Beth Am
Todd Sieja, Western Eagle Food Bank with Tim Himstreet, Relationship Banker