Funds given in conjunction with organization’s OC Marathon Water Station Mile #23 

Costa Mesa, California, April 11, 2017 – Project Independence, an organization that has been working with adults with developmental disabilities since 1977, has received a donation of $5,000 from Union Bank in conjunction with the nonprofit’s sixth year as a charity partner for the OC Marathon.

Project Independence will staff award-winning Water Station Mile #23 at the event set for May 7 in Costa Mesa, providing water and encouragement to runners, many of who are running in support of Project Independence.

“We are pleased to make a contribution to support Project Independence’s efforts for the sixth consecutive year,” said Cynthia Goss, a Vice President within Union Bank’s Business Banking Division in Irvine.  “Union Bank is fortunate to be part of this journey in helping individuals in our community with developmental disabilities through the great efforts of Project Independence.”

“We are thrilled with this donation from Union Bank,” said Project Independence CEO and President Debra Marsteller. “We know that this generosity will encourage others to give and help build lives of true independence for our clients through our programs, including Supported Employment, Day Programs and Independent Living.”

“We are happy to receive this kind donation from Union Bank and will put it to good use in support of our programs for adults with developmental disabilities,” said Project Independence Board Chair Judy Cole.

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