Pay It Forward Initiative

Pay It Forward Initiative

Each year at our Women in Banking Forum, we like to highlight a local non-profit that helps serve the local community where we hold the program.

We have worked with many non-profits over the years and have brought in many donations to help serve the local community. Such organizations like: Clothes the Deal, New Economics for Women, Headbands of Hope, and many more.

This year, we are partnering with and highlighting Project Hope Alliance.

Project Hope Alliance (PHA) is a nonprofit that is ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. A homeless student who graduates high school is 400 times less likely to experience homelessness as an adult. Based in Orange County, CA, Project Hope Alliance works directly with students experiencing homelessness, ensuring that students graduate high school, and end the cycle of homelessness. They work with students from Kindergarten, through age 24. They provide 24/7 case management support, along with basic needs, academic tutoring, mentorship, financial assistance, and enrichment activities. What is unique about Project Hope Alliance is that their case managers work directly on school campuses that have high student populations of homeless youth. Students always have access to their Case Managers and the support they provide.  Learn more about Project Hope Alliance at

Every kid deserves to have a fun summer! You can provide youth experiencing with an amazing summer by donating the following items: 

  • Sunscreen
  • Flip Flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Hats/Visors
  • Sand Toys
  • Beach Towels 
  • Bubbles
  • Sports Toys
  • Gift Cards to: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Visa‚Äč