F&M Bank Presents Friends of Pathways 21st Annual Fundraiser

September 25, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. (September 25, 2017) – Farmers & Merchants Bank (F&M Bank) has announced its continued support for Pathways to Independence as Presenting Sponsor at their upcoming 21st Annual Fundraiser.  Hosted by “Friends of Pathways”, the October 7th event will take you on an adventure of the Old West Friends of Pathways style with dueling pianos, dusty salons, great grub & firewater!

Pathways to Independence is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, healthcare, therapy and mentoring for young women victimized by abuse and neglect.  They provide tools and resources to young women who have been abused and neglected by their families and society, providing a network of volunteers who support them while they work, attend college and learn to be self-reliant.

Providing assistance to women has long been a priority for F&M Bank dating back multiple generations, when in 1902 Carrie Z. Walker, wife of F&M founder and president C.J. Walker, started a support group in Long Beach to assist abandoned women after a young woman was found destitute and crying on the steps of the city auditorium. 

“F&M Bank has been proudly supporting this organization, that makes such a positive impact in the lives of at-risk young women in the communities we serve, for 20 years“, said F&M Bank President W. Henry Walker.

The 21-and-over “Wild West Party in the Park” event will take place on Saturday, October 7th beginning at 5:30pm at 5552 E. El Cedral in Long Beach, CA.  For more information regarding sponsorship, auction item donation or to purchase tickets visit www.pathwaystoindependence.org.

About Farmers & Merchants Bank

Founded in Long Beach in 1907 by C.J. Walker, Farmers & Merchants Bank has 24 branches across Orange County, Long Beach and the South Bay. The Bank specializes in commercial and small business banking, business loan programs, home loans, and a robust offering of consumer retail banking products, including checking, savings and youth accounts. Farmers & Merchants Bank is a California state chartered bank with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Member FDIC) and an Equal Housing Lender. For more information about F&M, please visit the website, www.fmb.com.