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  • Umpqua Bank Kicks Off "The Good Project” to Inspire and Celebrate Community Engagement
    Company Release - 09/30/2013 13:30

    Month-long campaign champions giving back with Good Deed Fund up to $50,000, Introduces Umpqua Bank Good Deed Awards to celebrate generosity of others

    PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, is launching “The Good Project,” a month-long campaign in-stores and on Facebook created to inspire customers and communities to join the company in giving back through simple good deeds.

    “Giving back to the communities we serve is an essential part of Umpqua’s culture of service and commitment to being a community bank,” said Eve Callahan, Umpqua Bank’s senior vice president of corporate communications. “The Good Project is an opportunity for us to join with our customers and communities to make a significant and positive difference. We look forward to seeing how people choose to give back – and to watching Umpqua’s Good Deed Fund grow.”

    The Good Deed Fund

    Throughout the month of October, Umpqua Bank invites community members to pledge to do a good deed – from dropping off a bag of food, to mowing a neighbor’s lawn or volunteering at a local nonprofit. For every Good Deed pledged in an Umpqua store or through the company’s Facebook page, Umpqua will add a $10 donation – up to $50,000 – to its Good Deed Fund.

    In November Umpqua will invite the community to help decide which nonprofit groups and schools should be a Good Deed Fund beneficiary.

    Community Good Deed Awards

    As part of “The Good Project,” Umpqua is also launching its inaugural Community Good Deed Awards to recognize individuals making a meaningful difference in their communities.

    Anyone can nominate a candidate through Umpqua’s Facebook page October 1-14. 12 finalists will be announced on October 16, with voting throughout the month. Four winners, one in each of the states Umpqua operates – Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada – will each receive a $5,000 grant for the organization of their choice. The official nomination rules and submission form may be found at facebook.com/umpquabank.

    About Umpqua Bank

    Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation with locations between California’s Central Coast and the Puget Sound, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, and in Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past seven years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and was named by The Portland Business Journal, for the eighth consecutive year, Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon, and the state’s fifth-most admired company overall for 2012.

    Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua’s Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.

    for Umpqua Bank
    Tom Biro, 206-686-6420 or 862-485-0711

    Source: Umpqua Bank