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October 31st, 2013

Recognizing Local Non-profits in the Western United States

On 22 October, the winners of Bank of the West’s fourth annual Philanthropy Awards were announced. Nine nonprofits were recognized for their innovative solutions and the meaningful progress they’ve made in local communities where the bank operates.

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August 26th, 2013

Promoting women entrepreneurs on Coney Island

In June, BNP Paribas announced two grants will be given to provide small business training to low-income residents in New York City’s Coney Island community –an area badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. [...]

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July 9th, 2013

A community-focused programme is born in the Bronx

In June, BNP Paribas in the United States announced a formal partnership with Fordham University to provide volunteer technical assistance to the Fordham Foundry. [...]

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May 27th, 2013

Newport Beach Jazz Festival, the smooth jazz fest of Southern California

The Newport Beach Jazz Festival will take place from May 31 through 2 June in Newport Beach, California, with Bank of the West as, once again, the presenting sponsor. [...]

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May 23rd, 2013

A boost for micro-entrepreneurs in the Western United States

Bank of the West Charitable Foundation awarded $195,000 to support small business in April 2013. [...]

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April 26th, 2013

Philanthropy Spotlight: Rebuilding Together San Francisco

Rebuilding Together San Francisco mobilizes teams of volunteers to provide free repairs and renovations for low-income, elderly and disabled San Franciscans, enabling them to live independently. [...]

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April 8th, 2013

Financial Education: Raising Awareness among Senior Citizens

While in previous times, the word “robbed” may have conjured images of masked thieves, today’s criminals are much more sophisticated about using the telephone, mail and internet as a means of gaining access to the elderly’s money. [...]

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April 3rd, 2013

Philanthropy Spotlight: WESST

As a part of its 2012 philanthropy award program, Bank of the West recognized the work of 9 different organizations and the positive impact they had on their communities. WESST was the second of two finalists in the “Community Impact” category, a prize created to recogniz a nonprofit inspired by a Bank of the West [...]

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December 18th, 2012

Stop Soldier Suicide and the “Ride for Life”

Brian Kinsella, an energy sector specialist with Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives at BNP Paribas, is also a military veteran, and the founder and CEO of Stop Soldier Suicide, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping curb the suicide epidemic among active-duty and veteran service members in the US Military.
Brian spent five years serving tours in [...]

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