SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

April 23, 2014 09:00 ET

Bridge Bank Raises Funds for Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in Fundraising Challenge

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that it fundraised approximately $23,000 in value including cash donations, sporting equipment, iPads, and two cars in a two hour fundraising challenge for Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San Jose.

In 2011, Bridge Bank created the Bridgeway Leadership Journey -- a multi-year coaching and development program for senior managers at the bank. Throughout the program, participants study and explore the critical issues facing today's leaders, such as leading through change, creating a purpose-driven organization, the science of motivation, and more. At the conclusion of the journey, the cohort proposes and pursues several major projects designed to create positive and impactful enhancements in key areas throughout the bank.

"Our group was privileged to have the opportunity to work with Sacred Heart Nativity Schools on this challenge," said Ryan Barringer, senior vice president of marketing and brand strategy for Bridge Bank. "We were immensely impressed with the maturity and professionalism of their young students, and were inspired by the purpose-driven mission of the school. Not only did we contribute to the success of one of San Jose's most important educational programs, we strengthened the bond between senior leaders of Bridge Bank in the process," Barringer added.

"Sacred Heart Nativity Schools was delighted to be part of Bridge Bank's Executive Leadership Day," said Laura Macias, president of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools. "In less than two hours, the Bridge Bank executives came together to raise needed funds and supplies for our small non-profit middle school dedicated to serving the working poor families of San Jose. Through their own donations and the wonderful Bridge Bank community, they raised almost half of an annual student academic sponsorship. Thank you, Bridge Bank!"

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools are small non-profit middle schools formally known as Sacred Heart Nativity School for Boys and Our Lady of Grace Nativity School for girls. Students handle a rigorous course load and attend school from 7am to 6pm Monday-Friday and every other Saturday. Sacred Heart aims to break the cycle of poverty through education.

About Bridge Bank, National Association

Recognized by The Findley Reports as a Super Premier Performing Bank, and designated "Superior" by BauerFinancial and IDC, Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages -- from inception to IPO and beyond. It's how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition. Bridge Bank's product offering includes growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities and treasury management solutions, along with a full line of international products and services and financing secured by domestic, government and foreign receivables. Learn more at the new Follow us @BridgeBank.

About Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on the NASDAQ stock market under the trading symbol BBNK. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to Sandler O'Neill's Class of 2012 "Sm-All Stars" -- a select group of 25 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at

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