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

Support Those on the Fire Line!

The 2020 Red & White Ball has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  In lieu of tickets and donations to the Ball, Summit Bank Foundation is asking those of you who might have attended to donate to our Wild Fire Relief Fund in support of our Bay Area firefighters and first responders who continue to battle the devastating wild fires that have caused both loss of life and homes.  Many of these heroes have lost their own homes, and some have also lost their lives.  Your donations will provide both physical and mental support to these brave warriors.  Please go to our “Donate” page and give generously to “Wild Fire Relief.”  Thank you so much for your continued support!

Summit Bank Foundation Supports Hospitals With Meal Deliveries

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Bank Foundation has responded by giving back to health care workers who give so much to us. Over 1000 meals have been provided to front-line bay area workers, and planning to provide over 10,000 total in the coming weeks.

In addition to feeding those fighting the pandemic, we also strive to provide support to local, small businesses including Kinder’s BBQ (Walnut Creek), Sunrise Bistro (Walnut Creek), Skipolini’s Pizza, Canesa’s Brooklyn Heros, and Home of Chicken and Waffles (Oakland) to deliver these meals.

Summit Bank Foundation has received generous donations from several of our supporters for the sole purpose of helping our health care workers who are working tirelessly to keep us safe.

All raised proceeds will fund meals delivered to healthcare workers at hospitals. We are planning to deliver meals to the following locations over the next 30 days:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland
  • Highlands Hospital, Oakland
  • John Muir Hospital, Oakland
  • Kaiser Hospital, Oakland
  • Kaiser Hospital, Walnut Creek
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Santa Clara
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland
  • UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital
  • UCSF Mount Zion Hospital
  • UCSF Parnassus Hospital
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

For those interested in making a donation, please visit: https://summitbankfoundation.org/donate/

To view the full press release, please visit: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/summit-bank-foundation-supports-hospital-153500940.html

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Summit Bank Foundation’s Chairman named ICBA Community Banker of the Year

Shirley Nelson, Chairman of the Summit Bank Foundation, recently was named the ICBA Community Banker of the Year. “Shirley Nelson has built a nearly 50-year career doing two things she loves—community banking and giving back to her community. And she has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.”

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Medical Advisory Council Member Elected by The National Academy of Sciences

Frank McCormick, PhD, David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research, and member of the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Council, was elected in recognition by The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Read more about their election in this UCSF news story.