IRVINE, Calif. – October 07, 2013 – Opus Bank (“Opus” or the “Bank”) announced today that Brad Davis, Opus’ Chief Marketing Officer, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Art Museum ("SAM" or the “Museum”). Mr. Davis previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of SAM from 2000 to 2008, a member of its Executive Committee from 2005 to 2008, and chairperson of SAM’s Marketing Committee from 2004 to 2008, during which time the Museum completed the renovation of its downtown location and the development of the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Opus Bank previously announced that the Opus Community Foundation awarded a grant to support SAM’s K through 12 school tours, art workshops, and Art Goes to School workshops, which provide students access to creative learning experiences. Through SAM's subsidized school programs, the Museum's K through 12 tours and workshops are half-price for those schools in which 40 percent or more of the student population qualifies for free or reduced lunch programs. For the 2012/2013 school year, SAM subsidized 45 percent of its school tours, which enabled 7,134 students to experience SAM’s exhibitions and collections.
Stephen H. Gordon, Chairman, CEO & President of Opus Bank, stated, “We are proud to recognize Brad’s deep Seattle roots and years of commitment to Seattle’s arts community. I'm confident that his many years of prior experience serving as a trustee of SAM and his passion and support of other charitable organizations in the Puget Sound region will further enable the Seattle Art Museum to expand and grow and in doing so reach more of the region's residents, particularly those children who can benefit the most from accessing the Museum's great collections and interactive experiences.” Gordon concluded, “We’re proud of our collaboration with SAM in conjunction with Brad’s appointment to the SAM Board of Trustees and in association with Opus Bank’s new Downtown Seattle banking office at the intersection of 4th and Union.”
Katie Ellis, Executive Director of the Opus Community Foundation commented, “The Seattle Art Museum’s youth programs provide imaginative learning opportunities that are challenging, collaborative, and ignite curiosity for both students and educators. The Opus Community Foundation is pleased to support programs such as these that make our communities better places to live and work."
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Opus Bank is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank with $3.2 billion of total assets, $2.4 billion of total loans, and $2.3 billion in total deposits, as of June 30, 2013. Opus Bank provides high-value, relationship-based banking products, services, and solutions to its clients comprised of small and mid-sized commercial businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, professionals, and consumers. Opus Bank offers a robust suite of treasury and cash management and depository solutions, and a wide range of loan products, including commercial and industrial, SBA, commercial real estate, multifamily residential, conforming and jumbo single-family residential loans; and is an Equal Housing Lender. Opus Bank operates 59 banking offices, including one in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona, 34 banking offices in California, and 24 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington. For additional information about Opus Bank, please visit our website: www.opusbank.com
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Mr. Stephen H. Gordon
Chairman, CEO & President
Mr. Jeff L. Leonard
SVP, Director of Communications
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