Spring 2023: Community West Bank Gives Back
May 12th, 2023
Our team members live here, work here and send their kids to school here. And just as we offer services to help local individuals and businesses thrive financially, we also aim to give back to our community through donations of time, treasure and talent.
Each season, we happily contribute to local nonprofit organizations, sponsoring events and groups that benefit a wide range of causes. From collecting pet products for the local humane society to signing big checks for gala fundraisers to getting our hands dirty volunteering to serve individuals experiencing homelessness, our employees are actively involved. We are all part of this “community,” and we want to see it at its best.
Recently our bank has provided support to a number of local non-profits and their events.
On April 12, Community West Bank hosted the Vitalant Bloodmobile for those who wanted to donate. According to Vitalant, “Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Your blood donation may help save lives.” Learn more or donate: https://www.vitalant.org/
On April 16, Community West Bank was proud to sponsor One805LIVE! at Sunstone Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. This wonderful afternoon of music and food raised money for local first responders – purchasing equipment, supporting public safety and taking care of those who take care of us. This event raised over $90,000. Learn more or donate: https://one805.org/
On May 4, Community West Bank helped sponsor Habitat for Humanity of SLO County’s Build With Us event at The Penny in San Luis Obispo. At the event, supporters celebrated the Vine Street build project, the Playhouse Build Program, and ongoing work building homes, communities and hope in San Luis Obispo County. Learn more or donate: https://www.hfhsloco.org/
On May 6, Community West Bank helped sponsor the CASA San Luis Obispo County charity golf tournament at Monarch Dunes. Support funds CASA’s advocates for abused and neglected children within the court system. Learn more or donate: https://www.slocasa.org
On May 11, Community West Bank proudly supported Housing Trust Fund Ventura County’s Compassion Campaign at the Museum of Ventura County. This event was designed to help further the Housing Trust Fund’s mission of funding local affordable housing – because everyone deserves a home! Learn more or donate: https://www.housingtrustfundvc.org/
On May 13, Community West Bank sponsored the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Miles for Moms 5K Walk/Run on Mother’s Day weekend. As a not-for-profit hospital, Cottage raises funds each year to strengthen its state-of-the-art healthcare facility in Goleta. Learn more or donate: https://www.cottagehealth.org/donate/goleta-valley-cottage-hospital-foundation/
On May 19, Community West Bank participated with Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County’s Denim & Diamonds annual event at the Carriage and Western Art Museum in Santa Barbara. Support directly funds Habitat’s mission to preserve, protect and produce affordable homeownership housing. Learn more or donate: https://www.sbhabitat.org
On May 21, Community West Bank sponsored the 19th annual Rebozo Festival at Camarillo Ranch. This unique and popular cultural event promotes the rich heritage of our area by highlighting the colorful Mexican rebozo, or shawl, and raises funds for Ventura County nonprofit organizations. Learn more or donate: http://rebozofestival.org/
On May 27-29, Community West Bank is proud to help sponsor the Children’s Creative Project 37th annual I Madonnari Italian street painting festival at Old Mission Santa Barbara on Memorial Day weekend. Artists of all ages create street paintings, from classical to original images. Learn more or donate: https://ccp.sbceo.org/i-madonnari/welcome
On June 7, Community West Bank is a sponsor of the South Coast Business & Technology Awards at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Proceeds from the event benefit the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and support local students in achieving their higher education goals. Learn more or donate: https://www.sbscholarship.org/south-coast-business-technology-awards/
On June 12, Community West Bank will support French Hospital at the French Cup golf tournament at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Hosted by the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation, this event supports a variety of patient programs and services offered by French Hospital Medical Center, as well as raising funds to support the latest technology, new equipment, facility improvements and special projects. Learn more or donate: https://www.supportfrenchhospital.org/home
On June 15, Community West Bank is a sponsor of the Regional Cal Black Chamber of Commerce Business Summit and Expo Anheuser-Busch San Fernando Valley in Van Nuys. Victor Fakrogha will be a panelist during the speaker’s roundtable. Community West Bank is proud to support RCBCC and this annual event. Learn more or donate: https://www.regionalcalblackchambersfv.com/
Being a true community bank means being an active part in the communities we serve, throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. We’re very proud of the work our colleagues do, supporting organizations that better the communities in which they live.