Community Bank Turns Online Clicks into $30,000 in Donations to
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ),
named YWCA Clark County the winning nonprofit of its "Click
4A Cause" campaign. Receiving more community votes than any other
participating nonprofit during Umpqua's Click 4A Cause campaign, YWCA
Clark County in Vancouver, Wash., will receive a $15,000 donation from
Umpqua Bank towards their community garden project. Additionally, Boys &
Girls Clubs of the North Valley and Kids Unlimited will received a
combined donation of $15,000 toward the formation of a teen financial
literacy curriculum in the Chico, Calif. area and a culinary education
program for low-income kids in Medford, Ore., respectively.
"Community nonprofits are in need of financial support now more than
ever, with many receiving less funding when the need is higher," said
Nicole Stein, vice president of community responsibility for Umpqua
Bank. "We developed Click 4A Cause to help three nonprofits explore new
online avenues to generate visibility and grow community support, while
overcoming the financial challenges facing them in the current economy.
We're pleased to be able to help bring these programs to life and look
forward to continued work with these nonprofits as they serve our
"Partnering with Umpqua Bank for the Click 4A Cause campaign has helped
raise awareness of YWCA Clark County efforts," said Jennifer Werdel,
YWCA Clark County director of development and communications. "The
campaign allowed us to extend our community outreach through the world
of social media, and in turn provided critical funding to a project that
fulfills a basic need."
Through Umpqua's Click 4A Cause campaign, Umpqua Bank donated $1 for
every online vote of support the nonprofits received during the
eight-week campaign beginning on July 13. Using the click of a mouse,
communities cast more than 27,000 votes to help Umpqua Bank bring the
following community projects to life:
-- Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valleyin Chico, Calif. -Donations raised
through Umpqua's Click 4A Cause program will go toward the
implementation of a teen's financial literacy curriculum. The curriculum
will be available through the Boys & Girls Clubs' after-school "Be
Smart" program and is anticipated to reach more than 810 teens.
-- Kids Unlimitedin Medford, Ore. -Click 4A Cause contributions will fund a
culinary education program for low-income children through Kids
Unlimited in Medford. The program is designed to empower children to
prepare healthy meals for themselves.
-- YWCA Clark Countyin Vancouver, Wash. -Funds raised will go toward the
development of a community garden in Vancouver. The garden will serve as
a collective space for therapy, learning and rehabilitation. Vegetables
harvested from the garden will be used by the YWCA as well as local food
Throughout Click 4A Cause, Umpqua Bank customers and non-customers alike
were encouraged to cast their votes once a week for the nonprofit
program of their choice at http://www.savehardspendsmart.com/Click4ACause/.
For more information on "Save Hard, Spend Smart" and "Click 4A Cause,"
About Umpqua Bank
Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua
Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) and has 150 locations between Napa,
Calif. and Bellevue, Wash., along the Oregon and Northern California
Coast and in both Central California and Central Oregon. Umpqua Bank has
been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking
strategy by national publications including the Wall Street Journal,
New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and
CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past three years in a row
on FORTUNE magazine's list of the country's "100 Best Companies
To Work For." Umpqua Holdings also owns retail brokerage subsidiary,
Umpqua Investments Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank
stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua Bank's Private
Bank Division provides tailored financial services and products to
individual customers. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in
Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.
Source: Umpqua Bank