Upmqua Bank logo from BellevueBusinessJournal.com - Bellevue's BestIn time for Back-to-School Saturday on Aug. 11, Umpqua Bank is offering families a simple way to give back to schools with the launch of its Give Back to School Fund. Beginning Aug. 9, Umpqua will add $1 to the fund for every new Like on their Facebook page. The fund will provide grants to K-12 schools in Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada.

“There’s no better way to support the long-term health of our communities than by investing in education,” said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Bank. “Umpqua Bank provides ongoing support to schools in our communities, both financially and through our Connect Volunteer Network. Now, with a quick click or comment on Facebook, we’re inviting our communities to help give back to schools through our Give Back to School Fund.”

Nominate Your School to Receive a Grant

After Liking Umpqua’s Facebook page, fans are encouraged to nominate their school to receive a grant through Umpqua Bank’s Give Back to School Fund by posting a recommendation on Umpqua’s Facebook Wall between Aug. 9 and Sept. 10. Winning schools must be located within Umpqua Bank’s four-state territory and will be selected randomly from the suggestions received.

Current fans can also help raise money by sharing Umpqua Bank’s Give Back to School Fund with their friends. Every time the fund is shared, another dollar will be added. For additional information and to help Umpqua raise money for schools, visit: www.facebook.com/umpquabank.

Umpqua Bank is a long-time supporter of education, students and schools. Umpqua’s Learn to Earn program provides on-campus banking and financial literacy education to kindergarten through eighth grade students at more than 160 schools. Learn to Earn was recently recognized by the California Governor’s Office for its 15-year commitment to children’s financial literacy. Additionally, in 2011 alone, Umpqua Bank associates contributed more than 16,000 hours to local schools and education-based nonprofits through Umpqua Bank’s Connect Volunteer Network, which provides all associates with up to 40 hours of paid time off to volunteer.

About Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) with locations between San Francisco and Seattle, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, and in Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past six years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua’s Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.

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