Hard at Work in California
Bank of America began serving California nearly 140 years ago, starting with the Security Pacific Bank in Los Angeles and Bank of Italy in San Francisco. Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco in 1904 by A.P. Giannini, who believed in the power of capital to change people’s lives for the better. After the 1906 earthquake, he famously loaned money on a handshake to anyone who promised to rebuild. Security Pacific Bank’s many contributions include helping secure locations for several major universities in southern California. Today, Bank of America provides services to half of all American households and lends billions of dollars to help spur economic growth.
Art enriches people’s lives. And after recent auctions in New York and San Francisco, art may help improve the quality of lives in the Bay Area, too. Bank of America on June 5 auctioned several pieces of art by Bay Area artists from its corporate collection to raise funds and awareness for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center… learn More about Bank of America Art Auctions Raise Over $1 Million for San Francisco General Hospital
Oct 19, 2012
In 2004, entrepreneur Stacy Johnson made a momentous decision. Over the past six years, she had painstakingly grown Stacia, her retail clothing business, from a single storefront and design studio in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn to a popular product line carried in 300 boutiques in the U.S. and abroad… learn More about How the California Lifestyle Inspired a Successful Fashion Brand
Aug 30, 2012
Los Angeles, with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, ranks as one of the least affordable housing markets in the U.S., with 30% of people living in substandard housing or homeless.To combat this, nonprofit Habit for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has developed a range of affordable home ownership programs that serve low-income families and individuals… learn More about Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Revitalizes Communities—One House, One Family at a Time
Aug 24, 2012
After operating in San Diego for over 38 years and developing a reputation as a top-notch, full-service bicycle store serving both families and cycle enthusiasts, Black Mountain Bicycles had the opportunity to relocate its store in 2011 to a larger location with higher visibility and increased foot traffic… learn More about How One Shop is Supporting Multiple Generations of Cyclists
*Over $20.7 million in nonprofit support for California in 2012.