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Marty Dutch, Vice President, Philanthropy Services

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Ms. Dutch serves as vice president for First Foundation’s consulting group. In this role, she manages our Supporting Our Communities initiative – a program that helps nonprofits strengthen their organizational and fundraising capacities through cash grants and in-kind consulting services. Prior to joining First Foundation, Ms. Dutch served as Regional Director with The Heritage Institute. In this role, she guided ultra-high-net-worth families through the multigenerational planning process – seeking to provide family unity, growth and development across generations. Before following her passion for philanthropy into the consulting field, Ms. Dutch spent more than 25 years in marketing and sales for Johnson & Johnson and various promotion agencies in Southern California. Ms. Dutch is an active member of Orange County’s philanthropic community. She is a founding board member of Orangewood PALS, an auxiliary of Orangewood Children’s Foundation and serves on the Safe Family Board for Olive Crest. Ms. Dutch is also a member of the Monkey Business Café Advisory Board; Endowment Committee for the Anaheim YMCA; AIP Orange County Board Member and serves on the National Board of Advisors in Philanthropy. Ms. Dutch received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech Communication from San Diego State University.

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Pass the Turkey and Your Legacy

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Holidays such as Thanksgiving offer an occasion for families to enjoy a delicious meal together and it also presents an opportunity to connect generations, create traditions, and collect legacy stories. Collecting legacy stories is filling a treasure box for the next generations. Most families have a box of pictures tucked in a cupboard that they intend to sort, but somehow, they continue to stay in the box. Family stories can be..

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Focus on Philanthropy - Philanthropic Giving on an Island

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First Foundation Bank is committed to providing meaningful, multi-faceted support for the local nonprofits in all the communities we serve, especially if it means supporting a community situated on an island in the middle of the ocean. Such is the case with Honolulu, Hawaii... home to millions of residents and one of First Foundation Bank’s only retail branches in the Aloha State. Since landing there in 2015, First Foundation Bank..

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Investing in Your Family

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An effective approach to wealth management includes building a family culture and creating cohesion. Clients that truly want to invest in building a family legacy utilize our Philanthropy Services group when they are:

  • Concerned about the transition of family wealth.
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  • Preparing their children so money can be a force for good in their lives.
  • Exploring the different ways to be philanthropic.
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