First Foundation recently announced the 20 local nonprofits in its 7
operating regions that are the recipients of the company's 2014
"Supporting Our Communities" initiative.
First Foundation's "Supporting Our Communities" program, conducted under
its Foundation Services Group, is designed to enhance the organizational
strength and capacity of local charities. In December 2013, the company
invited nonprofit organizations in its operating regions to apply for
"We received more applications this year than ever before from so many
worthy organizations that it made our judging committee's job very
difficult," said Doug Freeman, senior managing director. "We focused on
choosing organizations for which we believed our team could have the
greatest positive impact on their governance, communications and
The Company received 142 applications and selected 20 charities, each of
which will receive a combination of cash grants and in-kind consulting
services. Over the 2 years of this program, the combined value of this
initiative is $1 million.
The 17 recipients announced today follow:
El Centro Office
Palm Desert Office
San Diego Office
In February, the company announced its three Las Vegas-area recipients:
Grant a Gift Autism Foundation ("Board Development Capacity Building
Project"), The Last Vegas Philharmonic ("Engagement and Development
Project") and the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation ("Capital Campaign
for Construction of Building").
"We are proud of the progress we have made in partnership with last
year's Supporting our Communities recipients, and look forward to
forging ahead with the 2014 recipients. Our mission is to collaborate
with these remarkable organizations to make a significant difference in
the communities we all serve," Mr. Freeman concluded.
About First Foundation
First Foundation, a financial institution since 1990, provides
integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust,
banking and insurance services. The company is headquartered in Irvine
with offices in Irvine, Newport Beach, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, San
Diego, Palm Desert, Imperial Valley in California, and Las Vegas,
Nevada. For more information, please visit our website at www.ff-inc.com.
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