CommerceWest Bank Supported the Blind Children’s Learning Center Early Intervention Efforts to Help Children with Visual Impairments

Irvine, California – September 25, 2018 – CommerceWest Bank supported the Blind Children’s Learning Center early intervention efforts to help children with visual impairments. The Global Infant Development program is an innovative program that pairs children with visual impairments with sighted peers, alongside one another in an inclusive setting. Children receive Braille and  low vision instruction, training in adaptive technology, access to a multi-sensory curriculum, therapeutic services, and exposure to practical, real world experiences.

“Blind Children’s Learning Center accepts CommerceWest Bank’s $5,000 gift with immense gratitude. For over 56 years, BCLC has led efforts in Orange County to prepare children who are blind and visually impaired for a life of independence. This contribution will support the Bright Visions Early Childhood Center of BCLC,” commented Carina Morris, Interim President and Executive Director of BCLC. She continued, “Blind Children’s Learning Center thanks CommerceWest for valuing the potential of every child. Thanks to this gift, children who are blind and visually impaired will have greater opportunities to build bright futures.” 

Kevin Fuhrmann, Marketing and Development Manager with the Blind Children’s Learning Center stated, “One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Blind Children’s Learning Center is sharing that with each unique challenge our children face, there is an opportunity to persevere.” He continued, “We thank CommerceWest Bank for investing in these opportunities by donating both their volunteer time and financial resources. Their support enriches many lives, and we are so grateful.”

“The service that the Blind Children’s Learning Center provides is impactful. BCLC helps children overcome obstacles and understand that there are no limits to what they can achieve,” commented Ivo Tjan, CEO of CommerceWest Bank. He continued, “We are extremely proud to support the children of Blind Children’s Learning Center in achieving their dreams.”

CommerceWest Bank is a California based full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community.  Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California.  The Bank serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties.   We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including remote deposit solution, online bankingmobile bankinglines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans, and treasury management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

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