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Pacific Premier Bank to donate $100 for every Pac-12 regular season touchdown to social justice organizations as part of “Touchdowns for Equality”

Sep 16, 2021

Official Bank of the Pac-12 continues community impact following “Threes for Equality”

SAN FRANCISCO – Through the first two full weeks of regular season play, a total of 85 touchdowns have been scored by Pac-12 teams, raising $8,500 for social justice organizations from Pacific Premier Bank, the official bank of the Pac-12, as part of “Touchdowns for Equality.” All season long in 2021, Pacific Premier Bank is donating $100 for every regular season touchdown made by a Pac-12 team, including touchdowns scored in the 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 3 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The total donation at the end of the season will be split evenly between the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and National Urban League, which were selected by the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT).

“We’re thrilled to continue the great work started at our basketball tournaments last March with ‘Threes for Equality’ and are grateful for the further impact and investment being made by our partner, Pacific Premier Bank,” said Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff.

“Touchdowns for Equality is yet another example of how Pacific Premier Bank supports social justice and racial equality for all,” said Steve Gardner, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Premier. “Therefore, collaborating with organizations like Pac-12 is a natural fit as we help strengthen the communities we serve.”

In March 2021, the Pac-12 partnered with Pacific Premier Bank on “Threes for Equality,” which saw the official bank of the Conference donate $28,700 to social justice organizations after a total of 287 three-pointers were made across the 2021 Pac-12 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments. Funds raised from the basketball tournaments also benefited UNCF and National Urban League, also selected by the Pac-12 SALT.

Follow Pac-12 football all season long across Twitter (@Pac12 & @Pac12Network), Facebook (@Pac12Conference), Instagram (@pac12conference) and for updates on the number of touchdowns scored and funds raised as part of “Touchdowns for Equality.”

Learn more about Pacific Premier Bank at

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 91 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 UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically Black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20% of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.

About Pacific Premier Bank

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPBI) is the parent company of Pacific Premier Bank, 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 headquartered in the western region of the United States, with over $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 over $17 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 Homeowners’ Associations and Property Management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. For additional information about Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website:

Pac-12 Impact

Pac-12 Impact is the social outreach initiative of the Pac-12 Conference. In the pioneering spirit of the West Coast, the Pac-12 is committed to using the power of sport to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. The Pac-12 is spreading the message of inclusion, celebrating diversity, standing strong against bullying, and fostering fairness and good sportsmanship. 

About the Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 55 of the last 61 years, with 537 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 and member institutions, please visit