Pasadena, California-based East West Bank, which operates 13 locations in Texas and the Southwest, recently honored Houston’s first responders by contributing $10,000 to the Houston Police Foundation. The contribution was presented to Houston Police Foundation Executive Director Charlene Floyd, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner and Houston Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien at a public safety and community engagement event held at the bank’s regional head office in Houston. Other key local officials and representatives from community organizations attended the event, which, in addition to Finner, featured remarks from Christopher Olson, director of trade and international affairs for the City of Houston, and Mike Burr, senior managing director and head of the Texas market for East West Bank.
“East West Bank is committed to building bridges in our communities,” Burr says. “We are thrilled to commemorate the reopening of our great city with today’s event and finally reconnect with our public safety and community partners in person. East West Bank looks forward to continuing to support our partners as we work through this recovery together.”
In 2021, East West Bank has made contributions to support nonprofit organizations aiding communities disproportionately impacted by this year’s earlier winter storm and the ongoing pandemic. They include Star of Hope Mission, Chinese Community Center, The Women’s Resource Center, Baker Ripley, Houston Food Bank, OCA–Greater Houston chapter and Sister Cities of Houston Inc., among others.
Established in 1973, East West Bank is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. The company operates more than 120 locations in the U.S. and in China. Its markets in the U.S. include California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In China, East West’s presence includes full-service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Xiamen.
Pictured above: East West Bank honors the Houston Police Department for its public safety efforts with a $10,000 contribution to the Houston Police Foundation.