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Pacific Premier Bank makes $28,700 donation in support of social justice in connection with Pac-12 Women's & Men's Basketball Tournaments

Mar 15, 2021

LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 Conference and official bank partner, Pacific Premier Bank (“Pacific Premier”), announced today that following a campaign which ran throughout the 2021 Pac-12 Women’s & Men’s Basketball Tournaments in Las Vegas, Pacific Premier will donate a total of $28,700 to the National Urban League, and in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The beneficiary organizations were selected by the Pac-12’s Student-Athlete Leadership Team, which recognized each organization’s longstanding commitment to advocating for social justice and racial equity.

Pacific Premier committed to donate $100 to the Pac-12’s Student Athlete Leadership Team’s chosen organizations for every 3-pointer made during the two Pac-12 Basketball Tournaments, with 132 3-pointers made during the Women’s Tournament and 155 3-pointers made during the Men’s Tournament.  The total donation will be split evenly between the National Urban League and HBCUs.

“Pacific Premier Bank strongly supports the fight for social justice and racial equality, and we share a like-minded partner in the Pac-12 Conference,” said Steve Gardner, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Premier. “We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with Pac-12 student-athletes and further the Pac-12’s long history of efforts and initiatives to improve our society and end discrimination.”

“Having a partner like Pacific Premier Bank that is committed to not only supporting the Pac-12 and our student-athletes, but also standing with us in the fight for social justice makes for an incredibly powerful partnership,” said Steve Tseng, Pac-12 Executive Vice President of Sales. “We look forward to continuing to work with Pacific Premier Bank in this critically important initiative in support of social justice.”

"This initiative is a great example of public, private and community-based organizations working together to create opportunity and advance racial and economic justice," National Urban League President Marc H. Morial said. “We’re honored to be selected by the Pac-12’s Student-Athlete Leadership Team, and grateful for Pacific Premier Bank’s generous support.”

Pacific Premier’s commitment was promoted throughout both the Pac-12 Women’s & Men’s Basketball Tournaments across Pac-12 social channels, live broadcasts, and television studio shows in an effort to raise awareness for social justice and racial equality.

About the National Urban League

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its 90 local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people annually nationwide. Visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @NatUrbanLeague.

About Pacific Premier Bank

Pacific Premier Bank is a California-based commercial bank focused on serving small, middle-market, and corporate businesses throughout the western United States in major metropolitan markets in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the western region of the United States, with approximately $20 billion in total assets. Pacific Premier Bank provides banking products and services, including deposit accounts, digital banking, and treasury management services, to businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and nonprofit organizations. Pacific Premier Bank also offers a wide array of loan products, such as commercial business loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans, agribusiness loans, franchise lending, home equity lines of credit, and construction loans. Pacific Premier Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Commerce Escrow division. Pacific Premier Bank offers clients IRA custodial services through its Pacific Premier Trust division, which has approximately $16 billion of assets under custody and approximately 44,000 client accounts comprised of self-directed investors, financial institutions, capital syndicators, and financial advisors. Additionally, Pacific Premier Bank provides nationwide customized banking solutions to Home Owners' Associations and Property Management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. For additional information about Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website:

About the Pac-12 Conference

The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 54 of the last 60 years, with 531 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to