Throughout my life I have always thought what I did was not enough and I could do better. Being a recipient of the Bill Russell Scholarship Recipient has changed my whole mindset and boosted my confidence. I am so grateful.
Quaylin, UC Berkeley Student

Our Story

Summit Bank Foundation was founded in 1998 by Shirley Nelson and a group of dedicated business professionals under the direction of Summit Bank. The Foundation was established to develop and promote financial literacy programs and support cancer and other research. more…

Cancer & Other Research

Our mission is to raise funds in support of research at UCSF, aid doctors in pursuing a cure and to provide a channel for innovation and progressive research. more…


The Summit Bank Foundation has been dedicated to promoting volunteerism and corporate support for non-profits in the Bay Area area. The Foundation has been active in education, first by promoting Grade Specific curriculums in Financial Literacy for K-12 students through the Newspapers in Education program.more…

News & Events

Red & White Ball
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Diablo Country Club

Join us for a formal evening kicking off the Holidays mingling with friends and TV personalities.

Join Us

Please click on the picture of Dr. Yerem Yeghiazarians below to watch and listen as he talks about the Translational Cardiac Stem Cell Program, which will be supported by the proceeds from our 2018 Red & White Ball. If you would like to donate directly to this life changing program, you can do so online at or with a tax-deductible check written to “UCSF Foundation” with “Yerem Yeghiazarians/B2041” on the memo line and send to UCSF Foundation, Attn: Eileen Murphy, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339. The tax ID number is 94-2829914