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Union Bank Foundation Supports Diversity Pipeline Programs


May 20, 2010  – San Francisco – The BASF Foundation recently established the Union Bank Foundation Youth Scholars Program in recognition of a $7,500 grant which will benefit BASF’s School-To-College (STC) and Law Academy diversity pipeline programs. Union Bank has been a supporter of Law Academy for several years, and this year they have extended their commitment to our pipeline programs.

The grant will provide educational and professional opportunities to low-income students in the STC and Law Academy programs:

  • Fifty Law Academy students will participate in our annual visit to the State Capitol, where students meet a variety of political and legislative leaders and participate in mock committee and legislative sessions.
  • Twenty-five STC students will tour local colleges and universities this fall.
  • Four Law Academy students will intern at a government or non profit legal office;

Special thanks to the following Union Bank employees who were instrumental in securing this grant from the Union Bank Foundation: Joe Catalano, Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel; Grace Huey, Vice President of Commercial Treasury Services, and Justin Miller, Director of the Legal Specialty Group.


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104