SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exchange Bank (OTC:EXSR) Exchange Bank names Connie Codding as this year’s winner of the Frank P. Doyle Philanthropy Award, honoring local businesses and their leaders who meet critical community needs.
Connie Codding, executive vice president of Codding Enterprises and president of the Codding Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation benefitting young people in Sonoma County, was recognized along with 23 winners of North Bay Business Journal’s Community Philanthropy Awards at the fourth annual luncheon on March 31 at Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa.
The goal of the Frank P. Doyle award is to select an individual or organization that both reflects and shares the core values of bank co-founder, Frank Doyle, in giving back to the community.
“Connie is a philanthropist with a passion for helping young people,” said Gary Hartwick, president and CEO of Exchange Bank. “Her support in the community is a testament to her commitment and concern for the health and welfare of our youth and young adults.”
Connie’s gifts to Sonoma County community organizations are numerous. She is a supporter of family planning and played a crucial role in the preservation of the clinic at Elsie Allen High School operated by Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. Connie co-chaired the successful Campaign Committee for SAY’s Dream Center and sits on the board of PDI Surgery Center, which provides urgently needed oral surgery to children from low-income families.
The Codding Foundation has supported a long list of programs over the years, including the 4-H Club, Memorial Hospital, the Sonoma County Museum, Southwest Community Health Clinic, the Earle Baum Center of the Blind, Santa Rosa Boys & Girls Club, the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, the Sonoma County Community Foundation and the Children’s Health Network.
Codding Enterprises is currently developing Sonoma Mountain Village, a One Planet sustainable community located in Rohnert Park. Connie also serves on the advisory board of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State.
“The giving spirit of Connie Codding and her dedication to the community—especially our youth—sets her apart,” said Hartwick. “Exchange Bank is proud to recognize her with the Frank P. Doyle Philanthropy Award.”
About Exchange Bank
Headquartered in Sonoma County and founded in 1890 with assets of $2.2 billion, Exchange Bank is a premier community bank providing a wide range of personal, commercial and trust and investment services with 18 branches in Sonoma County and a commercial and SBA lending office in Roseville and Marin, California. The Bank’s legacy of financial leadership and community support is grounded in its core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
Exchange Bank is an 11-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s North Bay Best Places to Work survey and received the 2016 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay award. NorthBay biz magazine named Exchange Bank 2016 Best Business Bank. Exchange Bank can also be found in the North Bay Business Journal’s listing of leading SBA 7(a) Lenders, Wealth Management Advisors and Wine Industry Lenders. www.exchangebank.com.