In Holiday Spirit of Giving, Local Bank Gives Back

A total of $10,000 was awarded to Alameda non-profit organizations with grants of $2,000 each as part of Bank of Marin’s "Give Back" program. The recipients this year are:

 Alameda Education Foundation

 Alameda Family Services

 Alameda Point Collaborative

 Boys & Girls Club

 Girls Inc.

First launched in 2013 when Bank of Marin merged with Bank of Alameda, the "Give Back" program represents just a portion of the bank’s philanthropic outreach in Alameda.

"As part of our core values, we are dedicated to supporting the local community," said Russell A. Colombo, president and chief executive officer. "Our ‘Give Back’ program is just one way we hope to make a valuable difference in Alameda."

Consistently ranked one of the "Top Corporate Philanthropists" by the San Francisco Business Times, Bank of Marin gives back more than 1 percent of pre-tax profit to local organizations.

Bank employees donate more than 10,000 hours a year to the community and sit on the boards of directors for more than 70 non profit organizations across the five Bay Area counties the bank serves.

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