2017 September 29 by Brad Ogura
Program to Help State’s Hungry
September 29, 2016 – Just as Puget Sound Bank has done for the last four years, we joined the Washington Bankers Association at Westlake Center in Seattle for the closing event of Bankers Care 2017 to benefit Northwest Harvest.
Puget Sound Bank joined community banks across the state to fight hunger in Washington. Pictured left to right: Megan Managan of Washington Bankers Association, Brad Ogura and Kim Carhee of Puget Sound Bank, and Glen Simecek of WBA.
Puget Sound Bank has been pleased to participate in this event since its inception in 2013.
2017 May 17 by Brad Ogura
May 17, 2017 — Puget Sound Bank has been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists. The Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards luncheon held today at the Seattle Sheraton honored corporate philanthropists and companies who have made significant contributions in Washington.
Puget Sound Bank placed on the Journal’s “Corporate Philanthropists – Small” category (revenue of $20 million or less) at position 7, up from position 10 last year. For the past nine years the Puget Sound Business Journal has compiled information for corporate giving in Washington state. Puget Sound Bank has placed on the list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In 2016 we have been active supporting a variety of organizations, including Victim Support Services, King County Police Union, Nellie Goodhue Group Homes, Summit Assistance Dogs, Bellevue LifeSpring, Elizabeth Gregory Home, Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue, St. Vincent dePaul School, Invest in Youth, Crush Kid’s Cancer, Washington Women in Need, and Bellevue College Foundation.
2017 April 26 by Brad Ogura
April 26, 2017 — On May 15, 2017 Puget Sound Bank will be honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists at the annual “Corporate Citizenship and Health Community Corporate Champion” awards program. Puget Sound Bank will share the spotlight with 75 other companies that will be recognized for outstanding community outreach.
2017 February 8 by Brad Ogura
February 8, 2017—With the beginning (or almost beginning) of spring comes an annual tradition for Puget Sound Bank: Bellevue LifeSpring’s Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon to help address local children’s basic needs.
Bellevue LifeSpring helps students focus on their education and break the cycle of poverty. Their “wraparound” approach helps address food, clothing, education and emergency assistance needs for thousands of local children. Puget Sound Bank’s president and chief executive officer, Jim Mitchell, is the group’s immediate past chair and continues to serve on Bellevue LifeSpring’s board of directors.
The annual luncheon will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017, beginning at 11:00 with a special “Sip & Shop” featuring a pop-up thrift store, all at Meydenbauer Center.
2016 December 16 by Brad Ogura
Another Wonderful Season of Giving
December 15, 2016 — For the fifth year, Puget Sound Bank is participating in Bellevue LifeSpring’s Adopt-A-Family program. Families fill out their wish list, specifying gift and clothing ideas as well as household needs. It’s one of our favorite community activities — employees and departments then divide the wishlist and we set out to do everything possible to make their Christmas the best ever.
And plus, we get to enjoy the presents under our own Christmas tree for a few days before we send the presents to Bellevue LifeSpring for the delivery to this year’s family.
From all of us at Puget Sound Bank, we wish everyone in our community a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season.
2016 September 30 by Brad Ogura
September 30, 2016 – At the closing event for the 2016 Bankers Care event at Westlake Center in Seattle, Puget Sound Bank presented $6,700 to Northwest Harvest to help feed hundreds of hungry families in the area.
Puget Sound Bank has been pleased to participate in this event since its inception in 2013. For an overview of the program, our friends at Northwest Weekly interviewed Jim Mitchell, Puget Sound Bank president and chief executive officer.
2016 September 8 by Brad Ogura
September 8, 2016 – Once again, Puget Sound Bank will participate in the Bankers Care Food Drive campaign, a program launched by the Washington Bankers Association and Northwest Harvest in 2013 to help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Washington.
As children prepare to go back to school, it is more important than ever to make sure they get the food they need to grow and learn. Research shows that hungry children don’t learn as well in the classroom. Thanks to Northwest Harvest’s statewide network of food banks and affiliates, donations to this year’s campaign will help those in the local communities
The 2016 Bankers Care Food Drive Campaign will run September 12-30 across Washington state. This year, individuals can get involved by donating to the campaign online or at a local participating bank branch throughout the state. Or, visit the Bankers Care booth at the Washington State Fair on Friday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a food donation and receive free entry to the fair.
2016 May 19 by Brad Ogura
PSB Named a Top Corporate Philanthropist by PSBJ
May 19, 2016 — Puget Sound Bank has been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists at a sold-out event hosted by publisher Emory Thomas, Jr., and columnist Patti Payne.
Puget Sound Bank placed 10th in the Journal’s “Corporate Philanthropists – Small” category (revenue of $20 million or less). The Bank moved up from 12th place in 2015. For the past eight years the Puget Sound Business Journal has compiled information for corporate giving in Washington state.
2016 April 14 by Brad Ogura
One of Washington State’s Top 75
April 13, 2016 — Once again, the Puget Sound Business Journal will honor Puget Sound Bank as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists.
The annual event recognizes cash giving to Washington state nonprofits, and announces the ranking at their annual lunch event (this year, May 19 at the Seattle Sheraton).
2016 March 25 by Brad Ogura
Event raises $365,000 to support children and families in need
March 25, 2016 – Bellevue LifeSpring’s 17th annual “Step up to the Plate “ lunch, held at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Thursday, hit it out of the park, raising almost $365,000 in one hour.
Puget Sound Bank president and chief executive officer Jim Mitchell, shown at far left, also serves as Bellevue LifeSpring’s president and chair. With him are Bellevue LifeSpring executive director Jennifer Fischer and Bellevue School District superindendent Dr. Tim Mills (at right). Photo by Patti Payne.
For the full story, read Patti Payne’s report as published by the Puget Sound Business Journal on March 25, 2016.