Torrey Pines Bank Rolls-Out “Advancing the Cause” to Help Generate Donations for Three Non-Profit Organizations

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Customers of Torrey Pines Bank in San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area may wonder why their banker or branch VP is wearing a T-shirt to work, but it’s for a good cause.  The bank is launching “Advancing the Cause,” a campaign designed to encourage employees to give back, while adding a little fun at the same time.

Staff members choose the non-profit they’d like to support — the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (orange shirts), the Alzheimer’s Association (purple shirts), or the American Heart Association (red shirts) — and receive specially designed T-shirts proudly displaying that organization’s logo.  Each week the employee has the option of paying $5 for the opportunity to wear their red, orange, or purple logoed T-shirts and jeans that Friday.  The money collected will go to the chosen organization.

The campaign kicked-off Friday, April 4th.  Employees from the Torrey Pines Bank Los Altos Office are pictured here.  The program runs through Friday, September 26th.  While this is a program intended for employees of Torrey Pines Bank, the bank will gladly accept donations from anyone who wants to stop in to one of its offices to contribute to these worthy causes.  Torrey Pines Bank has given over $2.5 million to local philanthropic causes and continues to be a big supporter of the local community since 2003.

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Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank is focused on providing customers with direct access to local experts who can help advance their businesses and the local economy.  The bank has 11 offices throughout San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area.  It is a recipient of the Peak Performance Award (National University School of Business), one of only 35 California banks recognized by the Findley Reports for achieving “Super Premier” performance and recently received a “Superior” ranking, the highest category and “simply the best by all measures” (IDC Management’s fourth quarter report of Bank Management Review).  Executives attribute the bank’s success to its prudent banking practices, financial capacity, strong focus on customers and commitment to providing them with leading bankers who hail from the areas in which they serve.  Torrey Pines Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation.  More information is available at