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Supporting communities where we work, do business, and live.

At Pacific Premier, we believe responsible corporate stewardship is critical to the long-term health and success of our organization. We strive to conduct business in a manner that promotes the fair and just treatment of all individuals, while helping reduce our potential impact on the environment. With a proven track record in helping meet the needs of our communities, the Bank also received an “Outstanding” rating on our most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination.

“We have a long-standing record of investing our time and capital to help strengthen our communities and support organizations and initiatives that foster diversity and economic inclusion.”
–Steve Gardner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

2020 Charity Support*

  • Charitable Support$2,800,000
    Charitable Support
  • volunteers9,176 Employee Volunteer Hours
  • Qualified Organizations420 Organizations Across AZ, CA, NV, OR, & WA
  • financial literacy hours474 Hours of Financial Education

Environmental, Social, and Governance

We work to drive awareness and action in line with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles throughout our company. As a community and regional leader, we help to promote social awareness, confront the growing threat of climate change, and address the demand for greater accountability and oversight.

ENVIRONMENTAL
We recognize the significance of the environmental challenges facing our clients, employees, shareholders, and the communities we serve. In all aspects of our operations, we seek to conduct business in a way that reflects integrity and the high standards we have set for ourselves.

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SOCIAL
Through our Corporate Culture, we support diversity, equity, and inclusion with a greater emphasis on improving representation in our workplaces and communities. 68% of all charitable giving, or over $1.9 million, was pledged to support minority communities to help build a better future.

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GOVERNANCE
Our Board is committed to annually reviewing the appropriate skills and characteristics required of directors and making recommendations for potential nominees. The Board also believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is extremely important.

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Community Partners

We partner with over 420 organizations dedicated to improving local communities. These organizations focus on widely diverse programs and services that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including but not limited to: decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, good health and well-being, gender equality, quality education, no poverty, and zero hunger.

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We support organizations in our communities that help address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Bridge Builders Foundation

Bridge Builders Foundation, located in South Central Los Angeles, seeks to address disparities by investing in quality education and enrichment programs to improve outcomes for underserved and at-risk minority youth. In 2020, we supported their Thriving Under the Influence mentoring program that works to alleviate disparities and provide access to quality education throughout Los Angeles County with a $100,000 grant.

Supporting Our Communities

We are strong believers in giving back to our communities. Our employees actively volunteer and support nonprofit organizations and other community stakeholders to strengthen and empower the communities we serve. We take pride in the communities where we work, do business, and live.

*As of 12/31/2020.