Press Release


San Francisco, Calif. | Jul 18, 2011

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Call for Nominations: Bank of the West to Recognize California's Top Nonprofits

Bank of the West today announced its official call for nominations for the Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards for Northern California and the Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards for Southern California.  Now in its second year, the awards spotlight the leadership and innovation of individuals and nonprofit organizations that advance meaningful progress in the communities they serve.

"We once again look forward to celebrating innovative solutions and outstanding leadership within our California communities" said Rebeca Rangel, Community Affairs Manager. "Our local community organizations play an important role in the well-being and progress of many families, neighborhoods and schools, and the Philanthropy Awards is just one way that Bank of the West can recognize the incredible work and say thank you to those who serve in the nonprofit sector."

Nominations are being accepted in three categories: Innovation in Philanthropy, Community Impact and Team Member Commitment. Award laureates will receive a $15,000 cash grant and a video about their group to help promote their cause. Two additional finalists in each award category will receive a $5,000 cash grant. All nominations must be submitted online by Sunday, August 14. Award recipients will be announced and honored at Bank of the West events hosted in Pasadena on October 13 and San Francisco on October 18.

For more details on submitting a nomination, eligibility requirements and selection criteria, go to www.bankofthewest.com/community

About Bank of the West
Founded in 1874, $58 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com) offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the world's largest and best rated financial institutions with more than 200,000 employees in more than 80 countries.

Media contact
Lily Ruiz, Bank of the West
Corporate Communications
Lily.ruiz@bankofthewest.com
415-765-4850

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