Published on October 13, 2013 at 9:03 AM
Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB:CWBK), was honored as the Robert Ross Founders Award Recipient at the Augie's Quest 8th Annual Tradition of Hope Gala. Augie's Quest is a campaign by Augie Nieto and his wife Lynne to coordinate fundraising events benefiting MDA's worldwide ALS research program. Augie was a prominent leader in the fitness industry prior to being diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Augie Nieto, co-chair of MDA's ALS Division commented, "Ivo has been a longtime supporter of our Quest to find a cure for ALS. Lynne and I are ecstatic that Ivo is accepting the Robert Ross Founders Award...it is well deserved." He continued, "Ivo commits a tremendous amount of time and energy into helping charities and we are privileged to be one of his causes."
Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, said, "To receive an award in remembrance of Robert Ross, the Founder and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and a man who made such a meaningful impact on so many lives..is truly humbling. Augie Nieto has turned the devastating diagnosis of ALS into a quest to raise millions to fight this disease. He is making the world a better place and I am inspired to live life with the passion he displays and the sacrifices he makes for others."
SOURCE CommerceWest Bank