San Diego Private Bank regularly makes financial contributions to organizations that positively impact the lives of people. Areas benefiting from the support of San Diego Private Bank include civic events, education, youth programs, health, the arts, and business and economic development. We take pride in the accomplishments of the organizations and people we support.
San Diego Private Bank believes in "Community First" and we strive to make a difference in the communities we serve, not only as a stable financial institution but also by contributing our time and resources. Each year our directors, officers and employees spend hundreds of hours working on projects that benefit the communities where we live and work.
November 21, 2013
This year, Coronado Private Bank named Spiro Chaconas its 2013 Citizen of the Year in recognition of the positive and continuous force he has been in the Coronado community.
His ownership of Spiro's Gyros led him to become active with Coronado's business community. He served on the board of directors of the former Coronado Visitors Bureau from 1997 through 1999 and on the board of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce from 1999 thourgh 2001. He has been a member of Rotary Club of Coronado since 1999 and in San Diego has served many years on the parish council, including six years as president, at St. Spyridon's Greek Orthodox Church.
Spiro is pictured with the last four recipients of the Citizen of the Year: Doug St. Denis, Steve Wampler, Mary Sanderman and Tom Smisek.
October 19, 2012
Coronado First Bank is proud to honor Doug St Denis as this years Coronado Citizen of the Year. Doug currently serves as a member of the Coronado Planning Commission, the Coronado Design Review Commision and is Vice Chair of the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission. She is a founding member of the Coronado Public Arts Subcommittee and Honorary Board member of Coronado Historical Association. She previously served on the Historic Resource Commission. She is also a long time member of Soroptimist and a former Board Member of Lamb's Players Theatre, currently a board of SRO.
Her accomplishments in the art, architecture, culture, preservations and sensitive planning of Coronado are evident. With a joyous spirit that denies any of her projects are "work" but, rather, a labor of love, Doug tackles one assignment after another with contagious enthusiasm, focus and amazing energy.
Here Doug (far right) is joined by Coronado First Bank President Maria Kunac and previous Citizen of the Year recipients Tom Smisek and Steve Wampler.