Bruce Breslau, left, of Union Bank, and John Engle, of Scripps Health, stand next to the Mobile Medical Unit, which will help serve health care needs in the community.

Bruce Breslau, left, of Union Bank, and John Engle, of Scripps Health, stand next to the Mobile Medical Unit, which will help serve health care needs in the community.

Union Bank has partnered with Scripps Health to sponsor its Mobile Medical Unit, a motor coach equipped with exam rooms, a nurse’s station and television screens providing patient education videos. The unit was unveiled Oct. 28 with Bruce Breslau, senior vice president of corporate banking for Union Bank, and John Engle, corporate senior vice president and chief development officer of Scripps Health, announcing the Mobile Medical Unit. It will travel to events around San Diego as well as to neighborhoods that are underserved by health care resources. The unit provides basic health care services and screenings to the community … Bank of America announced its 2011 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative winners and local winners in San Diego. The Parent Institute for Quality Education and STAR/PAL each received a $200,000 grant and leadership training as part of BofA’s Neighborhood Builders program. “Local Heroes” were also selected for showing their commitment to the highest standards in community service. They will receive $5,000 to be directed to the nonprofit of their choice: Ruth Anfangar/Jewish Family Service; Linda Kelly/Ocean Discovery Institute; Suzanne Stewart Pohlman/North County Interfaith Council; John Earnhart/Los Angelitos de Encinitas; and Edilberto Samala/Life Christian Center. … For the sixth year in a row, Wells Fargo is honoring California’s Teachers of the Year on its ATMs across the state. Darin Curtis, eighth grade physical education teacher at Tierra del Sol Middle School in Lakeside, was chosen as a 2011 Teacher of the Year. Wells Fargo’s ATM users can learn more about Curtis’ teaching achievements by pressing a button on the screen. “At Wells Fargo, we believe it’s important to celebrate great teachers who encourage, support and inspire great results from the students they teach in our community” said Kim Young, Wells Fargo’s Southern California regional president … First Republic Bank partnered with Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad for GAME ON! event that raised $150,000 for the school’s new athletic center. The state-of-the-art center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012 … Steve Fisher, men’s basketball coach at San Diego State University, was the honorary chair for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad annual gala held Oct. 22 at La Costa Resort & Spa. PayPros, a credit card processing company was the presenting sponsor and California Bank & Trust was a silver sponsor. All of the funds raised at the event support the programs of the Boys & Girls Club … Union Bank donated $10,000 to Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center in National City. “The great work of Olivewood Gardens helps to encourage healthy living, and a healthy community benefits not only San Diego and local communities, but our nation at large,” said Kathy Patoff, Union Bank vice president and foundation analyst … Barrio Logan College Institute received contributions from financial institutions to promote the pursuit of higher education for students who are traditionally under-represented. Wells Fargo contributed $35,000, Bank of America $10,000 and Union Bank $8,100 … KPBS and Union Bank honored local heroes in celebration of Disability Awareness Month. The honorees are announced as part of Union Bank’s ongoing 2011 Cultural Diversity Partnership, which recognizes and pays tribute to a diverse group of 16 local heroes from eight segments who are making a difference by improving their workplace, profession, neighborhood, community, region and the world. The 2011 Disability Awareness Month honorees are Bill Bodry and Pamela Finkel. The yearlong celebration of diversity will culminate in February 2012, at an event where recipients will be formally recognized as part of the 14th Annual Local Heroes Awards sponsored by Union Bank … Deborah Foley, vice president of retail operations for Point Loma Credit Union was recognized by the Foundation for Women as Philanthropist of the Year at its 13th Annual Honoring the Women in Our Lives luncheon. Foley was recognized for her personal generosity as well as for her financial expertise which she shares with the foundation to help provide microcredit loans to women to be used for starting businesses … California Bank & Trust announced their last quarter 2011 events they are supporting. Sponsorships include The Lucky Duck Foundation, to benefit Father Joe’s Villages, the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs throughout San Diego and the United Way Campaign … Torrey Pines Bank has a three-year partnership with the Century Club to administer and promote San Diego’s Farmers Insurance Open PGA Tour event. Proceeds from the event beginning Jan. 27 will benefit San Diego charities. The bank is a major sponsor for the National MS Society gala set for Nov. 19 at Lowes Coronado Bay Resort. They contributed $9,000 to support the gala and help find a cure for MS. Other sponsorships include $10,000 to YMCAs, including Jackie Robinson, Downtown, East County and Youth and Family Services YMCAs.

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